Huatli, Warrior Poet


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Mythic Rare

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Huatli, Warrior Poet

Legendary Planeswalker — Huatli

+2: You gain life equal to the greatest power among creatures you control.

0: Create a 3/3 green Dinosaur creature token with trample.

-X: Huatli, Warrior Poet deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures. Creatures dealt damage this way can't block this turn.

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Huatli, Warrior Poet Discussion

Thurbajen on Gishath Gonna Dump His Boyos

3 days ago

triproberts12 Hey Bud. Yeah, all the cards in the main board I own, and most in the Maybeboard. Just read the article and that was really interesting. Guess I should probably run Sakura-Tribe Elder over Explosive Vegetation !

Would you say that Territorial Allosaurus should be ran over Domri Rade then? As it can be hit off of Gishath, Sun's Avatar ? I just find that he comes down, makes something fight and then dies, and even if he survives he then has a 30% chance of drawing you a card.

I agree with you on Huatli, Warrior Poet , and I think that does probably mean that Charging Monstrosaur is better, but I'd still put in things like Sunforger above it. I still don't even think that Vanquisher's Banner is that good in this deck, and adding something like Crush Contraband a long with Sunforger would be a better include.

Scattered Groves and Sheltered Thicket should probably be in the lad base anyway. I don't know about going all the way up to 40 lands as that's how many I have in my Omnath, Locus of Rage deck! Average on EDHREC is now at 38, so I should go up one or maybe even two.

It has occurred to me that there is a sweet combo with one of the indestructible spells like Make a Stand and a combination of Raptor Hatchling or Forerunner of the Empire + Polyraptor . In combination with Impact Tremors or Purphoros, God of the Forge this would make a quick win. Would you say that this is worth going for and building in? Or am I convoluting the strategy!

Once again if there's anything I can do on your tappedout let me know and I would be happy to oblige.

triproberts12 on Gishath Gonna Dump His Boyos

3 days ago

I understand the reluctance to replace Knight. It's certainly not a dead draw, or anything. Just keep an eye on your 3 and 4-mana dinos as you upgrade the deck to make sure that the possibility of double-spelling outweights the extra mana presented by Dynamo. I think Territorial Allosaurus is worth it. You are light on targeted creature removal. For that reason, I like Domri Rade , although if you don't own a copy, I would put that money into Path of Ancestry and Regal Behemoth , first.

I don't like Huatli, Warrior Poet . The dinosaur thing is cute, but this isn't a go-wide tribe like Elves or Goblins where a 3/3 token will make a difference to the board. You want them in your deck for Gishath value, and that's the main reason. Think about Charging Monstrosaur , by comparison. You get 5 power with haste on the first turn it comes down. With Huatli, you get to attack with 3 power the second turn, and 6 power the third turn, assuming she survives, which is a rough task for Planeswalkers in multiplayer. If she does, it will take 6 turns of making and attacking with 3/3 dinosaurs every turn to surpass the damage output from Monstrosaur, and she's not a hit off Gishath. I'm not sure if that means you should run Monstrosaur or not, but Reality Smasher Jr. won me a lot of games of Draft.

As for how to alter your ramp package to make it better, seeing Rampant Growth reminded me of an excellent article at EDHREC. Check it out, since I think Dana Roach does a better job explaining land ramp than I can. I would also go up to 39 or 40 lands. You REALLY want to be hitting your land drops with an 8-mana commander that your deck is built around, and one that's 3-colors, to boot. If you're afraid of flooding out, Scattered Groves and Sheltered Thicket aren't a bad compromise.

dino1603 on Standard Boros Aggro.

2 weeks ago

CryptonicNova I just wanna say thank you for this deck, my singles got home yesterday and it demolished some Izzet Drakes and simic decks, worked good in 2hg due to all mentoring and stuf interaction, version i ordered was without Rakdos cards, i think about adding Huatli, Warrior Poet for finishing with X ability but [response//resurgence] also works well, thank you again it didnt dissapoint so far

LVL_666 on The Predator of Predators

3 months ago

CaptainBanana42, sorry for taking so long to respond to you. Life keeps me busy, and I don't get to post updates as often as I'd like. Thanks for the lowdown on how Jaya's Immolating Inferno works - i'll admit, now i'm a bit more salty about that game now. Not only did I get hated out with blue, but killed on a misplay? Le Sigh. But that's magic, it's all a learning experience. So, now initially I was contemplating on doing another write up but now? I'll just encompass that in this post. So yesterday I had a ahem 3 HOUR LONG GAME THAT ENDED IN A DRAW. It was insane. The game just kept going and going...and at the very end when we called it everyone there was more or less at their starting life totals...most were above! It was like a battle among was insane!...and insanely frustrating. I'm only going to give some of the highlights as I remember them.

So the game took place at Chesapeake Sports Cards (shoutout to CSC!) two players are part of my usual play group: a Focused Derevi, Empyrial Tactician deck that relied more on creatures with ETB triggers as opposed to Stax, and another deck in the Focused category - Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign which has a top deck manipulation engine that can oppress the board. These decks have creature stealing effects, counterspells, and board wipes and can get to them pretty reliably. Then that leaves the last player who isn't part of my playgroup: a Lifegain Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, who ran all of the usual suspects when it came to instant wincons - Felidar Sovereign, Aetherflux Reservoir, Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo etc. What. A. Slugfest. Yennett started off early when she got a Expropriate off and stole most of the board's prized creatures. We learned early on that you never give an Expropriate "time". Ever. My loss wasn't too great though, all Yennett got from me was Huatli, Warrior Poet. Eventually Yennett's time came to an end when Derevi cast an overloaded Cyclonic Rift - then the table proceeded to just beat on Yennett for her insolence. Funny thing though, she previously gained 24 life off of Huatli because she also stole a 12/12 Bane of Progress so ultimately our beatings just whittled her down to more or less starting health. Then, it became Oloro's turn to be scary. He cast Necropotence, Sanguine Bond, and Felidar Sovereign with 50 life. Everyone got scared until I cast Zacama, who promptly ate the Sovereign. Then as thanks Derevi exiled Zacama with an Eldrazi Displacer who also had a Sundial of the Infinite on the board. Fortunately, I made the correct play, and sent Zacama back to the command zone.

In case you didn't know Eldrazi Displacer + Sundial of the Infinite have a very unique combo in EDH - this combo can potentially exile your commander (or any creature for that matter) for the rest of the game. How it works, is that the opponent on their turn activates Displacer targeting your commander. Since your commander changes zones you do have the option to place them back into the command zone (which is the right play). If you do not then in response, the opponent can activate Sundial of the Infinite. Your commander doesn't come back. They're exiled. Scary, right? Now it was Derevi's time to shine. She attempted to get her greedy talons on Zacama using her ability to target creatures, and Willbreaker but luckily she had a Sword of Feast and Famine equipped. Unfortunately, after that someone (I don't remember who) cast a boardwipe that got through and put me more or less back to square one. My spicy play however, came when I got Regisaur Alpha in play. I equipped the 3/3 token it produced with the swords, and cast a Boros Charm on it to give it double strike, sending it straight at Derevi. Tap, untap, tap, untap, tap. - I sent a Comet Storm at the table for 35. That's where I should've been able to reign supreme...but alas...the Oloro player had a Swan Song.

My Face when Swan Song was cast Show

So at that point, I knew the game was going to be even longer than the 2 hours it already ran. The worst of it, was that Oloro wasn't done with Zacama. They cast a Return to Dust targeting both my Sword of Feast and Famine and Swiftfoot Boots purposefully enabling Derevi (who at some point recast Willbreaker) to steal Zacama. This was all done on purpose - it was a team up. I was convinced that I was going to get hated out of the game...but for some reason the deck was resilient enough to keep them at bay. I learned alot from all that, but...yeah I think we were pretty much done. I had to get going and everyone was mentally exhausted. I made some tweaks and changes to the deck...let me know what you think? Also, thanks for commenting and the +1 again!

Chillsabre on Shanna Token Selesnya

4 months ago

You cannot have Huatli, Warrior Poet in your deck, your commander doesn't have any red mana in it.

kenkepeople on Dinos of the Perfect Curve

4 months ago

Hi everyone, u guys still using this deck in MTG Arena? i have 2 mith wildcards and i dont know what to do with them.. surely i'll get x2 Huatli, Warrior Poet but, is this the best decission? or sud i get x1 Huatli, Dinosaur Knight?

Ty everyone!

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Huatli, Warrior Poet occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Naya: 0.2%


All decks: 0.05%

Boros: 0.19%

Naya: 0.94%