Huatli's Raptor


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Uncommon

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Huatli's Raptor

Creature — Dinosaur


When Huatli's Raptor enters the battlefield, proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)

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Huatli's Raptor Discussion

lagotripha on Abzan Life Gain

1 month ago

This list is pretty close to the traditional 'little kid green/white' lists from a long while back, but it will need some tinkering and a clearer gameplan.

There are a bunch of options; Bant Sureblade , Dromoka's Command , Dryad Militant , Emmara, Soul of the Accord , Gaddock Teeg , Huatli's Raptor , Naya Hushblade , Oath of Ajani , Qasali Pridemage , Gnarlwood Dryad , etc.

In particular though, Pelt Collector is another four experiment one, which lets you drop your curve lower to the floor and run Dryad Militant . Qasali Pridemage is an answer to bridge, which is practically mandatory in this meta. Gnarlwood's deathtouch helps answer the wealth of 'huge creature turn two' decks out there.

If you aren't running removal, this means you are always racing your opponent, so you should look at your clocks and try to win as fast as possible- modern is full of both combo and aggro decks structured like this. Traditionally naya for Wild Nacatl Loam Lion and Kird Ape is the thing, but going to three colours on a budget manabase is tricky- especially if you want to go fast.

More midrange strategies with budget mana tends to be more relaiable- Keep your turn 1-2-3 plays in one colour and accelerate into a duel colour 5 drop. Great 5 drops like Thragtusk are cheap. 'Get bigger' creatures like Warden of the First Tree and Hexdrinker are readily available, and cards like Oust or Oblivion Ring fix a lot of problems. Birds of Paradise has gotten expensive over the years- for pristine playsets. Check the damaged lists out there- there are a lot of cheap copies in circulation.

Murphy77 on Mowu Money, Mowu Problems

1 month ago

With Ajani's Pridemate front and centre, you might want another life-gain trigger. Evolution Sage is almost a must for any counter deck as you just keep adding counters. In place of Huatli's Raptor (if you have Evolution Sage ), you might consider something like Pelt Collector , which can be generating +1/+1 counters from turn 2. Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants would also work in this deck.

The dilemma with this type of deck will always be the choice between 1-drops and early counters - growing an attack force or being more aggro from the start and battling to find room for full sets of Stony Strength , Pledge of Unity , Evolution Sage and other cards that accelerate the rate at which you collect +1/+1 counters. I found it easier to build a deck if I focused more either on life-gain or on counter-gain.

Life-gain decks would then bring in cards like Fountain of Renewal , Twinblade Paladin and Take Heart . With more focus on counters, you want full sets of Gird for Battle , Battlefield Promotion and you will rely more on Evolution Sage for proliferation.

I honestly don't know what strategy is stronger, but have had fun playing Ajani M.

Mullac on Selesnya Proliferate

2 months ago

I would replace Tithe Taker with Huatli's Raptor which is a good body and proliferates for 2 mana. I also think 4 Conclave Tribunal s are overkill, maybe keep three and chuck in 1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty ?

hungry000 on Neoform Allosaurus Stompy

2 months ago

Because it's 3 mana and Neoform works better with the non-combo part of the deck (ex. you can sacrifice a Young Wolf to get a Huatli's Raptor that enters with a +1/+1 counter and proliferates, making 7 power for 2 mana). The fact that it's 3 mana is the bigger reason, though.

FreshBread on Who needs Hydroid Krasis?

3 months ago

Took out Huatli's Raptor for Paradise Druid and added Growth Spiral for some more ramp/fixing - shifted focus to more of a flash archetype than straight midrange with Frilled Mystic

Daveslab2022 on

3 months ago

I would replace Rhonas with a 3rd Oketra and Saprolling Migration for the 4th Huatli's Raptor And Growth-Chamber Guardian they are super powerful-maybe the best 2 drops you could play, and this will just give you more consistency. You’re not a token build so you don’t really need them, imo. It’s also hard to pump them, and they don’t proliferate at all.

Daveslab2022 on Mowu and Friends

3 months ago

I would replace Grateful Apparition for Huatli's Raptor for a more immediate, guaranteed proliferate. It also triggers pelt collecter for 2 counters, if you stack your triggers correctly!

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