Hill Giant

Hill Giant

Creature — Giant

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Set Rarity
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Portal (POR) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Fourth Edition (4ED) Common
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Common
Revised Edition (3ED) Common
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Common
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Common
Collector's Edition (CED) Common
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Common
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Common
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Hill Giant Discussion

LordBlackblade on Can someone enlighten me on ...

10 months ago

So Phyrexian Obliterator is a sweet card for starters. One of my all-time favorites.

In response to your first question, this ruling makes it so they can't sacrifice a creature that would be going to the graveyard anyway due to dying from combat damage. That would lessen Phyrexian Obliterator 's impact.

To answer your second question: Yes they would sacrifice as many permanents as the damage dealt to Phyrexian Obliterator . e.g. You attack with Phyrexian Obliterator and they block with a Hill Giant . The Hill Giant would die from combat damage and the defending player would have to sacrifice three other permanents.

triproberts12 on

1 year ago

Mostly just the good ones. Basically, if you don't want to be drawing and casting it, then don't put it in just because Gishath grabs it. You'd rather have a solid deck with good ramp and interaction that gets 1-2 free dinos a turn starting on turn 5-6 to a deck that puts out a horde of Hill Giant s starting on turn 8.

triproberts12 on All Your Creatures Are Belonging to Us

1 year ago

As for creatures, I would cut Abysmal Specter, Alley Grifters, Angel of Despair, Balustrade Spy, Confessor, Cunning Advisor, and Hollowsage. They're all about as valuable as Hill Giant , since your opponents will never agree to let you get the card advantage you're looking for, since the life is meaningless in EDH. That or they'll be outclassed by the time they hit the board. Angel is just too low impact for its cost. You should be positioning yourself to win the game with 7-drops. There are a lot of good options for creatures that make opponents discard. Just off the top of my head, Blazing Specter and Liliana's Specter beat the specters you've included. Here's a Scryfall search I set up for creatures that have discard in the text.

All of the instants are bad. They're mostly low-impact cards that make sense in 1-on-1, 20-life formats, but aren't worth a card in EDH.

As for sorceries, Deception and all Mind Rot variants aren't good enough for the format. That means Purge the Profane and Stupor, as well. Doomfall doesn't discard, so it's not good here. Liliana's Spoils is just too inefficient. Mind Knives just puts the two opponents you aren't targeting ahead of both the target and you.

As for enchantments, Ajani's Welcome and Impact Tremors need to go. I kind of see what you're doing with the lifegain subtheme, but there aren't really any payoffs in the deck, and a few life just doesn't matter in a format where people win by putting 100 power on the board in one turn or infinitely combo'ing off is the norm.

I recommend checking out the page for Tariel at EDHREC. Also the page for discard. Good luck!

Boza on Characters Who Have Not Yet ...

1 year ago

pizzagod13 - It does, but it does not really encapsulate the power of urza. Blind Seer is basically a Hill Giant, where as Urza can do things like destroy continents, as cdkime mentioned, depicted on Urza's Ruinous Blast.

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