Hamletback Goliath

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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Hamletback Goliath

Creature — Giant Warrior

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you may put X +1/+1 counters on Hamletback Goliath, where X is that creature's power.

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Hamletback Goliath Discussion

schmidtguy on M13 Rainbow Stairwell

2 weeks ago

Hamletback Goliath is a 7 drop and would therefore not be legal in this format

Suns_Champion on EDH Brion Stoutarm R/W, Fury and Wrath

1 month ago

Hi! Saw your post on the forums, glad to see more Brion players out there.

In response to the forum post: in my personal experience Stalking Vengeance never did much for me. but with the choice between Insurrection or Aurelia, the Warleader, I'd cut the Warleader.

Now after having a look at your deck, I've got a few suggestions!

First off, you have a lot of high costed(6-8 mana) spells, but almost no ramp to speak of.

Boros Signet, Coldsteel Heart, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, Fire Diamond, Hedron Archive, Marble Diamond, and Mind Stone are all good options. Focus on the 2 mana ramps because that a) allows for a turn 3 Brion and b) doesn't slow you down as much in the late game.

Ramp is important, and so is card draw. Unfortunately, Boros sucks at both. Still, artifacts like Well of Lost Dreams and Skullclamp are great, so through in some more like Infiltration Lens and Mask of Memory. Solemn Simulacrum is great too, though price is an issue(Kor Cartographer is the budget version). The color red also provides you with wheel effects, you have a couple but Reforge the Soul would help you I think.

Now the boring stuff is out of the way. How about some big creatures?! Hamletback Goliath, Thunderblust, and Serra Avatar are some good sackable fatties, and give great value for your dollar! Sun Titan is some good recursion.

Now for some win conditions to bounce off ya: Phyrexian Processor! Here's what you need: 9 mana, at least 1 more life than your opponent, and Brion on the field. Play the processor, pay most of your life, make a X/X creature, sack it to Brion, kill your opponent and gain all the life back! Works great with damage/lifegain doublers.

Phyrexian Devourer! Here's how he works. Exile cards off your library until he hits seven and his ability triggers, then sack him with Brion in response to the trigger, then keep exileing cards in respone to that to get it's power up to more than your opponents, then all that resolves and kills someone. This can all happen turn 7 which is nice.

Other random cards I've had fun with:Rite of the Raging Storm, Fatal Frenzy, and Neheb, the Eternal!

Cut suggestions. Whenever I'm cutting stuff I look at the top of my curve first and move down. How much are these 6, 7, 8 mana spells doing for you? I'd take a long look at the two Akromas and some of the other angels, Stalking Vengeance, and Ryusei, the Falling Star. Further down the curve I see Taj-Nar Swordsmith(not using him to full potential), Magus of the Disk(just use the disk) and Vesuva(replace with Clifftop Retreat).

Hopefully some of this helps! Check out my Brion deck for a reference!


Bad Luck Brion

Commander / EDH Suns_Champion

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AllhydeNoJekyll on Rakdos the Rioter

2 months ago

Hey, I know your commander gives you feasible ramp, but I'm not sure that justifies running 34 lands. Maybe cut Cauldron Dance, Loxodon Warhammer, Hamletback Goliath

XBlaze on My Brother's Hydra Deck

3 months ago

I would say blue and red, because you could take out any bothersome creatures with Counterspell or Cancel or since there are a lot of creatures, maybe Nullify and for when you get attacked AEtherize and AEtherspouts. Sleep is good too. Now the red would be damage spells like Lightning Bolt or Shock or Mugging. You could put in some heavy hitter damage too like Comet Storm. Red is also good because it has some big creatures, like Hamletback Goliath. For blue creatures, I would put a few Talrand, Sky Summoner so you get a bunch of drakes, and you can kill him from the air. Hope you can beat him!

ERoss8 on Let's talk myriad again

3 months ago

Hamletback Goliath gets 6 counters per opponent and Harvester of Souls draws a bunch of cards, even if you use another creature.

Roon of the Hidden Realm and Brago, King Eternal can EASILY abuse this, but any etb or death ability worth running is worth abusing

Shad0wRaz0r on Attacked by Titan! (Giant tribal)

4 months ago

You do not really need Warchief Giant or anything similar to replace it, as it is primarily for the multiplayer Commander/EDH format, while modern is consists more of 1 v 1 games; it is also only in your sideboard, so you can just remove the giants without replacing them. I would have also suggested to replace Urza's Incubator with Stinkdrinker Daredevil, but you already have 4 copies. However, you should add something that can help you cast your spells more easily, as most of your more powerful spells are 5-7 mana. You can also add something that essentially resolves the game, like Magmatic Chasm, which lets you overrun your opponents with your giants to finish off the game. Since only 5 of your giants have/grant evasion, you could use a spell to allow cards like Brion Stoutarm or Hamletback Goliath to win you the game in a turn and avoid a blocked up board. In addition, you can include a spell to protect your creatures from removal and board wipes, as that one Boros Charm will not save you from several boardwipes being sided in against your deck. More Boros Charms would be helpful, for example.

Kintoki on Warrior at heart

5 months ago

Upvoted! But... you should trade Hamletback Goliath for Unstoppable Ash. Goliath is a huge target for removal and only grows without affecting the board much. Ash, on the other hand, is a 4 drop 5/5 trampler that only requires a warrior(token maybe?) to be "sacced" and it boosts your defense when blocking.

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