Ilharg, the Raze-Boar


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena 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) Mythic Rare

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Ilharg, the Raze-Boar

Legendary Creature — Boar God


Whenever Ilharg, the Raze-Boar attacks, you may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield tapped and attacking. Return that creature to your hand at the beginning of the next end step.

When Ilharg, the Raze-Boar is put into the graveyard or exile from the battlefield, you may put it into its owner's library third from the top.

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Ilharg, the Raze-Boar Discussion

tompadget on Elenda BW Tokens/Pox

1 week ago

Daedalus19876 Thank you very much for your feedback. The cards you mentioned from my maybes were pretty much the exact ones I've selected so that's very reassuring.

All the other suggestions are great, thank you. I was already swapping Luminarch Ascension for Bitterblossom so good to get your encouragement on that swap. I don't own Vampiric Tutor atm. My current budget substitute is Diabolic Intent which I could use for the same purpose. Any other card draw you could reccomend in place of Damnable Pact ? I just bought a copy of Tymna the Weaver so I guess I can swap in her for Pact. I think Altar's Reap is possibly weak too, but I do sorta like having a surprise instant speed sac effect.

I should have explained but I don't tend to run Toxic Deluge at the moment because there is one guy in our playgroup who always plays big mana big creature green based decks with commmanders including Arixmethes and xenagos. He also runs lots of cards that double creatures power and double +1+1 counters etc so the creatures often end up extremely big so Elenda, the Dusk Rose is often not the biggest creature and Toxic Deluge frustratingly is just not as good as usual against his decks as the amount of life you have to pay is sometimes huge and sometimes even unpayable. It's possible the card is still good enough tho and I should give it more of a try because maybe I've underestimated how I can gain that life back same turn or get to a life total where I can pay. I run Path to Exile over Swords to Plowshares for a similar reason but again I'm open to trying out Swords to Plowshares especially as this friend is moving this month so the meta is going to change.

This decklist is still in quite an experimental stage and The Elderspell is something I have been just trying, partly as an alt wincon with the new Liliana, Dreadhorde General . I agree that it seems loose and I should cut it for one of the ones you highly recommend like Reaper from the Abyss .

I have a copy of Bolas's Citadel and would never have thought of it for this deck so thanks so much for that idea. I'll def try it. I will add back Swiftfoot Boots too but I cut Lightning Greaves because it stops me targeting Elenda, the Dusk Rose with effects like Hatred and Shizo, Death's Storehouse . Do you def think Lightning Greaves is better given that drawback?

Do you think Cabal Conditioning could be worth trying as a late game finisher to tutor? Or does Sadistic Hypnotist fulfil that function well enough?

One new card I was extremely impressed with was God-Eternal Bontu I ended up 1v1 against my friend on a Ruric Thar deck and I was recurring Bontu and he was recurring Ilharg, the Raze-Boar and the card advantage from Bontu in a token deck won out.

Your deck was such a good staring point thank you. Certain synergies like Elspeth, Sun's Champion + Martyr's Cause are just so good!!

McToters on The Old Man and the Artifacts

1 week ago

You will definitely want to consider the new red god from War of the Spark... Ilharg, the Raze-Boar . Huge friend with ETBs. He doesn’t really gel with Feldon but if he happens to be in the graveyard Feldon can get him back and you can then unload goodies from your hand. There’s also Oni of Wild Places for more recursion.


frosthammer_eden on Liliana <3s Viserion

1 week ago

Hey you seem to have a little oversight. Darigaaz Reincarnated requires green mana but you have no source of it in your deck. Although Ilharg, the Raze-Boar and Sarkhan, Dragonsoul can both theoretically cheat it out you only have 1 of each so 9 out of 10 times it will be a dead card.

koylucumert on Ilharg, the raze boar and ...

1 week ago

So how does Ilharg, the Raze-Boar interact with theros gods, lets give Purphoros, God of the Forge as the example case.lets say i have ilharg on the board with no other devotion to red. I attack with it,put purphoros from my hand to the battlefield. It isnt a creature so it doesnt deal damage. And then what? Does it return to my hand? Ilharg says "return that CREATURE to your hand" but purphoros isnt a creature at the time.

bigsampz69 on Temur Proliferate or Riot!

2 weeks ago

stensiagamekeeper Thanks for the ideas! Playing Simic definitely gives you some extra reach and consistency, but honestly I'm just completely in love with Rhythm of the Wild . Ever since I saw the spoiler for this card I've tried to brew it, and I think this is a pretty strong shell for it. Ilharg, the Raze-Boar also has a lot of blow-out potential in the deck.

Can't forget that Rhythm has a few unique benefits.

  1. It stacks with creatures that already have riot (choose for each instance of riot, counter+haste+counter ex)
  2. It can stack with itself so it's always at least playable
  3. Your creatures can't be countered

stensiagamekeeper on Temur Proliferate or Riot!

2 weeks ago

I like this a lot. There are so many good creatures atm that put counters on themselves that proliferate can be quite an explosive mechanic.

Personally, I'd try to stay simic colors because Hadana's Climb  Flip and Biogenic Ooze kinda do the same job as Rhythm of the Wild and Ilharg, the Raze-Boar while allowing you to play Evolving Wilds or Field of Ruin to really go off with Evolution Sage . A fast Nissa, Who Shakes the World ultimate could be a thing worth going for especially since you have mana sinks for here static and with how she makes proliferate-able 3/3s.

dhannum on Mayael Low Curve Fatties

2 weeks ago


Gyre Sage - Has seemed pretty low impact in this deck. Easily killed. I don't need gobs of green mana. I need all three colors

Soul of the Harvest - Better when I cast lots of small creatures vs a few big ones. There is better draw (see below)

Shefet Monitor and Krosan Tusker - These are in here so that if I draw them, they aren't dead 7 drops. I can cycle. But in practice, I never cycle them. There's always something better to do, the spots are better for actual 5-power creatures that are efficient (like the new R and G War of the Spark gods)


God-Eternal Rhonas - A solid beater that enables a free attack. Plus, vigilance is what I need. I need to be able to swing for massive damage and not leave myself open

Brave the Sands - Another vigilance enabler

Ajani, the Greathearted - Another vigilance enabler

Scroll Rack - Fatties get stuck in your hand, now you can replace them. How did I miss this card?

Honorable Mention:

Ilharg, the Raze-Boar - I need to add this as soon as I can find one. Not sure what to remove yet. Whatever the least useful card is...

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