Hamletback Goliath

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown Rare
Commander 2015 Rare
Magic 2013 Rare
Lorwyn Rare
Promo Set 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

MoGoose831 on Blade of Selves shinanigans

1 week ago

Oh shoot! I meant put it on one of my decks creatures like Serra Avatar or Hamletback Goliath.

If Brion had Thornbite Staff I could fling all the tokens plus the original to potentially end the game.

Sabeh on Build My Friend's $15 Mayael Deck

2 weeks ago

Taurean Mauler and Managorger Hydra are amazing in multiplayer, similarly to Hamletback Goliath, although Managorger Hydra is over a dollar.

Delta-117 on Build My Friend's $15 Mayael Deck

2 weeks ago

Rishkar's Expertise, Regal Behemoth, Moldgraf Monstrosity, and now I know this one is a bit more but if you happen to own it already or could trade for it etc easily then Void Winnower would be an excellent choice, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, Blazing Archon. I agree with the earlier suggestion of Hamletback Goliath, and I also think Sylvan Reclamation might fit here.

I hope some of these are of use, and I hope your newfound friend comes to enjoy commander as much as I have in the last year that I have been playing it.

i24 on Build My Friend's $15 Mayael Deck

2 weeks ago

Have U tried Hamletback Goliath? I play it in my I24's Temur EDH deck,it is a great card, and it is very cheap!

UnleashedHavok on The Braids of War!

2 weeks ago

Hey back landofMordor! So my deck is looking a little wonky right now. I went and bought the cards on my original deck this afternoon, THEN I decided it would be a good idea to look through my uncommons and rares (I know, I'm special). I found some cards in there that I thought might fit better, so I swapped those out. I'm feeling okay about where the deck is now, but I'm thinking I need to take out:

Fireshrieker

Avatar of Woe

Terastodon

Graveblade Marauder

Hamletback Goliath

And I'm on the fence about a few other cards. I think I am in need of cards that give +1/+1 counters and at least two more sacrifice outlets to really tie this deck together. I'm planning on getting a Bane of Progress to replace Terastodon, I've realized that Bane is a better fit for this type of deck because of his counters. And for a free sac outlet I'm thinking about Nantuko Husk. I'm unsure about the Husk because his counters are only till the end of the turn. I also plan to main board a Sifter of Skulls, my local shop did not have one.

Two of the biggest things that are different from your deck are my Planeswalkers. Garruk, Apex Predator and Vraska the Unseen are cards that I own and felt like they would pair nicely with Kresh. I'd like to know your thoughts. I also felt that Kumano, Master Yamabushi could be an interesting burn addition, we'll see how well he plays.

Anyway, I feel like the core of the deck is good for burn. I feel like I just need to make some little tweeks to get it to a decent spot and would really like your input!

Daedalus19876 on Riku, the Clone Commander

1 month ago

Here are some cards that I might immediately cut:

Academy Elite, Aeon Chronicler, Bloodbraid Elf, Bogardan Hellkite, Breaker of Armies, Dragon Mage, Flameblast Dragon, Hamletback Goliath, Hermit of the Natterknolls  Flip, Horizon Chimera, Hypersonic Dragon, Inkwell Leviathan, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Keranos, God of Storms, Kruphix, God of Horizons, Lorescale Coatl, Magus of the Future, Melek, Izzet Paragon, Memnarch, Mindwrack Liege, Murkfiend Liege, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Psychosis Crawler, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Quicksilver Gargantuan, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Scute Mob, Servant of the Conduit, Shipbreaker Kraken, Simic Sky Swallower, Somberwald Stag, Spellbreaker Behemoth, Spellheart Chimera, Surrak Dragonclaw, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Thassa, God of the Sea, Thromok the Insatiable, Tireless Tracker, Verdant Force, Vexing Shusher, Wall of Blossoms, Whisperwood Elemental, Wistful Selkie, Xenagos, God of Revels, Clan Defiance, Crater's Claws, Devastation Tide, Minds Aglow, Mizzix's Mastery, Reforge the Soul, Release the Gremlins, Seismic Stomp, Shamanic Revelation, Sylvan Scrying, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Unexpected Results, Urban Evolution, Volcanic Vision, Wheel of Fate, Arcane Denial, Clip Wings, Counterflux, Counterspell, Cyclonic Rift, Desertion, Disallow, Disdainful Stroke, Evacuation, Heroic Intervention, Insidious Will, Krosan Grip, Naturalize, Negate, Plasm Capture, Sulfurous Blast, Trap Essence, Turn Aside, Unsubstantiate, Visions of Beyond, Void Shatter, Voidslime, and TBH there are simply too many things to cut to list them all because my fingers are getting tired. I'd cut most of your planeswalkers, most of your non-ramp artifacts, and most of your enchantments.

My primary piece of advice here is that 1) You really should choose to prioritize abusing creatures OR spells, not both, because there are simply too few slots, and 2) you want your spells/creatures to do things in multiples. You don't need too much draw here because your mana is tied up doubling splashy spells, but you need a heck of a lot of mana ramp to keep up.

I don't mean to sound curt, sorry :( Hope this was at least a bit helpful! I agree with Lilbrudder that it's simply too many cards to reasonably cut down, and that you should take a little time and find a focus for the deck.

Wicked_N_Irish on No Sacrifice too Great

1 month ago

Swap that illegal card Fanatical Devotion for Hamletback Goliath.

headrunner on Mayael EDH needs help

1 month ago

That is the hard part. Personally, I'd cut Defense of the Heart, Sprouting Vines, and Hamletback Goliath.

It is fairly easy to get 3+ creatures in EDH, especially since you don't have many ways to control that. Sprouting Vines is very cool, but it really only deck-thins, not ramps, and you don't have many low cost spells. Hamletback Goliath is nice, but is pretty much guaranteed to eat a Doom Blade.I'm not sure how much you need the Charms and some of the creature that deal damage on etb. Also, if need be, you could cut a land or two.

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