Hamletback Goliath

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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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.

Hamletback Goliath Discussion

DoofWagon on The Desaturating Seven (Pashalik Mons)

2 months ago

Good question. It's kind of a goofy card to see in a goblin-focused deck, but its really for being able to get out Chancellor of the Forge and Hamletback Goliath for a lower cost and use them as further goblin-ramping.

McToters on Mayael Budget(?) (UPDATED)

4 months ago

Gruul War Chant and Warstorm Surge are great choices! Same goes for the Charms!

A few suggestions (if accessible)...

Decimator of the Provinces , Ulamog's Crusher , Breaker of Armies , Hamletback Goliath , Ruric Thar, the Unbowed I think are all good budget suggestions. If you have a few dollars you could work up to Siege Behemoth , Elderscale Wurm , and Vigor would be some solid uogrades.

Drumhunter and Lifecrafter's Bestiary are budget draw engines for decks like this (even if Bestiary doesn’t work off of Mayael’s ability). Also, Congregation at Dawn is a super hawt budget tutor for any Mayael deck!

I ran a Zhur-Taa Ancient and Disaster Radius as some other janky options as well.

Sweet deck! +1

hellhole3927 on War Gods [Kresh Budget Warrior Tribal]

4 months ago

Love the deck man.

A few suggestions based on my Kresh Warrior Deck:

1) Ruric Thar, the Unbowed , why not

2) Living Death , again it has won me so many games

3) Hamletback Goliath , you MUST add this card it is NUTS (on average it grows to a 25/25-55/55 in my deck, which looks fairly similar)

livingrock on Tun'Kai's Horde

4 months ago

Needs Paragon of Fierce Defiance . I think you left it out because it gives other creatures haste and you found it redundant, but with him out your warriors are +3/+3. Flamerush Rider . Cyclops Gladiator is more or less a /6 that fights every turn in this deck.

Falkenrath Marauders is a good stand-in for Ruttley and Taunton's hot-guy characters.

Hamletback Goliath .

SharpRaptor on Najeela

5 months ago

Recommended Cuts

Creatures

Blightsteel Colossus - Curve reasons

Graveblade Marauder - Cute but effect probably isn't good enough

Hamletback Goliath - Curve reasons

Khenra Eternal - Bad card basically. Though we want this slot to be at that mana cost

Khenra Scrapper - Again. We want aggressive cards like this but we can do better

Saskia the Unyielding - Big target on your head. Colour intensive. Not a warrior

Savage Knuckleblade - Colour intensive

Taurean Mauler - Doesn't work towards our game plan. Doesn't trigger off combat damage doesn't buff others.

Tenacious Dead - Just bad

Tolsimir Wolfblood - Buff isn't universal and its expensive

Zhur-Taa Druid - We want mana dorks. But only taps for green and its colour intensive to cast.

Maybe Cuts Or Later Cuts

Thunderfoot Baloth - Expensive but ok effect.

Hellkite Charger - Maybe cut. We already have access to this effect at cheaper cost

Zurgo Helmsmasher - He's good. But doesn't help the rest of the game plan

Sorceries

Maybe Cut

Clan Defiance - Doesn't impact the board enough to make us win the game.

Lavalanche - Effect we want but possible to find cheaper?

Enchantment

Fires of Yavimaya - Replace with Rhythm of the Wild

Instant

Artifact Mutation && Aura Mutation - Change with generic artifact or enchantment removal

Crackling Doom - Doesn't do enough

Artifact

Oketra's Monument - Doesn't trigger enough and the mana reduction isn't relevant enough

Recommendations

Attacking / Combat Matter Cards

Blood-Chin Rager - Warriors have Menace

Herald of Dromoka - Warriors have Vigilance

Chief of the Edge - Warriors get +1/+0

Raiders' Spoils - Very good card draw

Lovisa Coldeyes - Warriors +2/+2 Haste

Mindblade Render - MOAR card draw

Ogre Battledriver - Your warriors that enter will be 3/1s when attacking

Jazal Goldmane - Massive Buffs

Mardu Woe-Reaper - Graveyard Interaction

Thrasher Brute - Drains an opponent with warrior etb triggers

Edric, Spymaster of Trest - MOAR CARD DRAW

Combo Pieces

Cryptolith Rite - Lots of mana, infinite combats

Phyrexian Altar - Sac some of the tokens to activate Najeela

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician - Win the game

Sword of Feast and Famine - Win the game if you have the lands

Nature's Will - Win the game if you have the lands

Bear Umbra - Win the game if you have the lands

Other

Archetype of Aggression - Trample

Purphoros, God of the Forge - This guy doesn't need explanation

Cyclonic Rift - ....yeh

Heroic Intervention - Anti-Wrath. Rootborn Defenses Dauntless Escort Join Shields

Divine Visitation - BECAUSE ANGELS

Harvest Season - we make a lot of tapped and attacking creatures. We want mana

Throne of the God-Pharaoh - Alternate win cons

Shared Animosity - Massive Buffs

Anointed Procession Parallel Lives - More tokens

Aggravated Assault - Easier Najeela trigger without keywords

Maybe

Aven Wind Guide - Gives our tokens flying and vigilance

Meeknomore on Babes Vs. Hunks - HUNKS!

7 months ago

How can you have such a creature heavy deck about shirtless hunks without inviting Hamletback Goliath to the party?

SP3CTR3_chelts on The Warriors rise (Najeela EDH)

10 months ago

Hamletback Goliath is surprisingly a warrior and can get huge so quickly.

Blood-Chin Fanatic is amazing in this deck it gives direct damage and life gain.

other cards that get you mana when creatures deal damage/attack fit so well with Najelaas ability for infinite combat steps Bear Umbra Nature's Will and Sword of Feast and Famine are good cards (in ascending price order i understand how expensive the last one is but bear umbra is cheep now)

Geralf_Cecani on Xenagos and his hitmen

11 months ago

I can't remember their prices but you'll definitely want Gratuitous Violence and Furnace of Rath. Berserkers' Onslaught is also meaty, or, if you prefer, Blood Mist: it's one mana cheaper and Xenagos can only make one Boi T H I C C at a time anyway.

Also the art is fucking baller.

Rage Reflection also enables doublestrike, but is more defensive which doesn't sound like your gameplan. It's also 6 mana, ugh.

Combat Celebrant is a cheap extra combat step. He also has high power low toughness, which synergies with Xenagos? I think? He's not too good without vigilance tho :P.

Another not a 'good' one but a favourite of mine, Lightning Runner. They're the fuckn man. Kaladesh best block, this brooks no argument.

An incredibly thicc lad is Hamletback Goliath. However no natural trample makes him kinda bad. He routinely becomes like 30/30 without any help however.

Marwyn, the Nurturer. Nuff said. Maybe run a couple more rampy elves if you're interested in her, Elvish Mystic style o' thing.

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