Hamletback Goliath


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

AllhydeNoJekyll on Rakdos the Rioter

2 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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)

2 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

3 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.

CaptSillva on Goblinpalooza

3 months 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 months 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!

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