Hamletback Goliath


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

CaptSillva on Goblinpalooza

3 days ago

Zada, Hedron Grinder, Raging Goblin, Monastery Swiftspear, Goblin Spelunkers, Goblin Charbelcher, Sword of the Paruns, Howl of the Horde, Hamletback Goliath, Burst Lightning, Collateral Damage, Shock, Searing Blood, and Spark Jolt.

These are the weakest cards in the deck. Zada lacks any synergy in this deck making him a 3/3 goblin for four mana which is a very poor card. Raging Goblin and Swiftspear don't really do enough for commander. Goblin Spelunkers is just a low quality card. Charbelcher, Paruns, Howl, and Hamletback are all decent cards but are a bit too mana intensive for this deck. The rest are single target burn spells and these are very weak for a few reasons. In commander you will have more than one opponent and each will start with 40 health so you wouldn't be able kill them with burn spells alone. Also creatures tend to be bigger in size, so 2-3 damage isn't always enough to kill anything important.

The7thBobba on SAVAGES! SAVAGES! Barely even human!

3 weeks ago

First of all: awesome name! Pochahontas is a fucking classic! Second of all, very cool deck. It's got speed and power - the alpha and omega og gruul! Kudos to you, man!

A few possible suggestions:

Creature heavy, as this is, I think Champion of Lambholt could do some good work for ya.

Champion of Rhonas gives you free guys.

Combat Celebrant... sells itself.

Den Protector is fierce and gives some much needed recursion.

Hamletback Goliath might be costly, but he is insane!

Matsu-Tribe Sniper might be small, be does well by protecting against demons, andels, and dragons.

Ogre Battledriver is a free battleaxe for everyone.

And Ruric Thar, the Unbowed is straight up monstrous!

By no means are all these must haves, but I thought I'd mention them, as they help me greatly in fleshing out my warrior deck: Warrior at heart.

Stay frosty!

bushido_man96 on Bad Luck Brion

1 month ago

I can't recommend Reya Dawnbringer and Adarkar Valkyrie enough. Also, and I'm sure people get tired of me mentioning this one, Lifeline works well in a Brion deck, and would bring back cards like Serra Avatar and Hamletback Goliath. Yes, Lifeline works for other players, too, but you've got to figure you will get more value out of it than the others around the table will.

Steaditup on Throw your children

1 month ago

Hamletback Goliath may be a solid inclusion. It'll get so big that your opponents will quake in their shoes.

Seniorhobo on You've Never Seen Smut Like this

1 month ago

If i'm being honest, I have no idea what i replaced the ventmaw with. Hamletback Goliath would be cool if what you said about my play group wasn't the truth. My friend has a tribal board wipe deck, so I have to play under the assumption that by the next turn my stuff won't be around and I'll have to rebuild my board state. With the that in mine, the Goliath is just too slow. The reason I don't run Vexing Shusher is because my playgroup is removal heavy, but not particularly counter spell heavy. If the group played more counter spells, I'd run a creature like Spellbreaker Behemoth. It's a big beater (ish) and I don't need to spend extra mana over the course of the game for it.

MrKrabs on Anima and Animus

1 month ago

I'm always a big fan of Hamletback Goliath + Bloodshot Cyclops in decks like these. Sneak Attack is another strong inclusion.

swampy5 on You've Never Seen Smut Like this

1 month ago

Nice, what did you replace for savage ventmaw? And how does archangel avacyn work for you. Have you thought about Hamletback Goliath as it gets counters not just from you creatures but your opponents as well, is your meta removal heavy? If so maybe Vexing Shusher might help the beaters stick the landing :)

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