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

BMHKain on Some ideas for Cuts & ...

5 days ago

cEDH Boros is so CRUEL, they'll never give up!

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


Before I begin, I might as well introduce a new OC Planeswalker of Mine: Tyris, Who Blazes Where She Walks.

As night fell, and the creatures of the Night thrived in such desire for flesh, somebody decided her duties as a member of the Boros Legion aren't yet finished much less satisfied. Her name is Tyris. But unlike even those like her, who showed high promise at an early age, Tyris rose the ranks rather quickly, so much so that Tajic even honored her cause as a member of a military-style Guild known as the Boros Legion. While Tyris' Parents were happily married, her father, a high ranking, & variously decorated soldier, was slaughtered during the War of the Spark; not by just any Eternal, He could handle them fine. It was the God-Eternals; Deceased Gods from the Plane of Amonkhet revived as Lazotep on a Divine level of power not even Aurelia could handle on her own. Even after the War concluded, Ugin forced an unsparked Nicol Bolas to his Meditation Realm, where Ugin watched over Bolas for the last of their days; No way for someone to get in. No way for someone to get out. Several Months passed after the fact, & even after Niv-Mizzet became the True Living Guildpact, the usual Ravnican madness continued to happen, just in time for Tyris to be conceived in a Universe-Sized City by a mere Widow. As Tyris became older, she was already more aware of the dangers than her Mother would even think. Domri Rade was killed before Tyris' Birth, but even after the War, & Ravnican Life having no choice but to accept Planeswalkers for what they are; Universe-Hopping Pranksters nobody wished to have on any Plane of Existence. To Tyris, it was perhaps, the most sorrowful nightmare ever; Civilian life demanding the Guilds to realize if they can unify in the War of the Spark , why not just have all 10 Guilds set their enemyship aside, & realize, such enemyship would be of a really great weapon in the first place?

Tyris thought about that for so long. She even investigated the House of Dimir for a while now; the very Guild the Boros League hated the most above all others. But even with Ilharg, the Raze-Boar now brought to Fruition, Tyris wondered to herself:

(Why did we make a Bond to those who are even worse than the House of Dimir? The Gruul Clans had a Leader that was never that mentally out of his head... , & we're allies to someone who are just Vulgar Savages, where even The House of Dimir is well focused, plenty resourceful, & are more cunning than us? Why...? The reason so many hate us is just that Aurelia enlists us just to be used as expendables...?)

Now having Second Thoughts, Tyris shook her head in regret; knowing that following in her Father's Footsteps she never knew even after she was born, whatever stories were told between a Mother+Daughter Relationship was a kind one, but she wishes never to speak ill of the only family she had at all; Loneliness. Tyris knew she is nothing but an orphan. Even her fellow troops seemed more so to be strangers, than a Stepfamily at all. Such a thought: (I know what is feels to be alone... & I've been this way my entire life.)

Tyris knew there were two things left she can lose: Herself, & an already ignited Planeswalker Spark. She decided to gamble w/ both. She then opened the doors to Aurelia 's Quarters. She seemed just as concerned for her Planeswalker Soldier; Tyris wasn't done with her duties, she still needed an audience to Aurelia herself. Aurelia , usually very serious upon her entire Guild, couldn't help but feel pity to Tyris, & as she saw it so, likewise for a Guildleader known for having a guild whose beliefs are considered Wrong & Unjust; even for the Boros League...

End of Part 1.

Alright enough FanFiction crap. Let's get to the topic in question; several in fact.

For those who haven't paid attention after all this; I decided to put Feather, the Redeemer in the deck. BUT, she won't be the commander. I wanted to use her as a Sunforger Package on legs (Even though that might not be the right term in this case.). Since Sunforger is not good in cEDH (I'm not giving up anytime soon. Please make your criticisms end as I'm planning to make a Community Deck for cEDH Boros Deck Users; submitting cards to what could be a literal Guide/Primer for this.

For Feather, the Redeemer, I have the following Instants & Sorceries; but I've no Graveyard; just a Rest in Peace to negate all Graveyard activity.

For Sorceries thus far:


Idyllic Tutor


Wheel of Fortune

Winds of Change

Yes, it's that low, but the Instants are crazier:


Angel's Grace

Apostle's Blessing

Boros Charm

Chaos Warp

Dawn Charm

Enlightened Tutor


Generous Gift


Lapse of Certainty

Mana Tithe

Path to Exile


Rebuff the Wicked

Red Elemental Blast

Return to Dust

Swords to Plowshares

Teferi's Protection

Wear / Tear

Wild Ricochet

For this, we can cut out the following kinds of cards:

  1. Tutors (How can you reuse Tutors?)
  2. Self-Exiling Cards (They're too powerful to reuse here.)
  3. Misc. (Basically your ideas for Wild Cards.)

Outside of these kinds of cards, I wonder if there are any that can target your own creatures. & no. I'm not using them for the sake of Ol' Pierakor az Vinrenn D'rav . I'm using them over & over because of Aforementioned Rest in Peace .

Which leaves us w/ a new dilemma: Paradox Engine finally got banned, but it at least gave us back a Potential threat to build upon: Painter's Servant . Forcing everyone to just one color is going to be crazy. But the question lies w/ another part of the question: Which Color to Work With? has Blood Moon , which makes all Non Basic Lands Mountain s, but Celestial Dawn makes your lands Plains . Which of these two to use? Or should I take a dare, & go for ? Jaya Ballard, Task Mage would love to say "GOTCHA!!!"

Also, for the sake of cEDH, I just want to know if there are any in the cEDH Community Post-Tier 3 Pierakor az Vinrenn D'rav . I mean, there has to be more than ever, right?

Also, what to cut? I'm starting to Doubt Eldrazi Displacer here. In addition; you would have to think like a cEDH Player; & for that matter, a cEDH Player that approves of Boros in this Subformat.

Now, if you don't mind, I've an account to Archidekt to make...

BMHKain on Since I can't access the ...

2 weeks ago

Saskia/ is quite a combination of things from the beginning. A very Warrior-esque color identity with quite a Berserker Mode that can be access anywhere at anytime; much like tearing a hole in Space-Time. Let's Delve into the Madness, shall we?

First thing to start is what's NOT included. In this case; it's Blue . A very good set of reasons why Blue isn't added is simple: That color can think, it has a Mindset, & if the DOCTOR WHO episode pre-Opening credits screen of "The Witch's Familiar" taught us anything; thinking as fast as possible; even when you're surrounded by Daleks; everyone aiming precisely at you at once. Split Second Decisions WILL NOT help you here. The Doctor only escaped for a reason I forgot. Dalek Lasers are stated to be at least Relativistic speed; which no Human mind can think fast enough at all. Death by Hundreds of Daleks in Skaro.

But this combination doesn't need the intelligence of Blue anyway. Let's Delve into pure evil...

Black needs one thing & only one thing here: MOAR POWAH! Power as an addictive chemical in this case is a true nightmare for the senses. As the increase of Power for Black grows; & never stops, even the idea of "Overthrowing Omnipotence" becomes a thought, albeit...

Spock: This is HIGHLY Illogical.

But Black gives no care about adding a limit to such Power. Anything that Black can beat, the ladder goes higher & higher; but in reality, Arcanis the Omnipotent IS that. It just blows that it can be killed; quite easily in fact. Just instakill an Omnipotent like Arcanis, & it will never matter; Black 's obsession for power can even transcend Omnipotent Beings; though this isn't meant as possible at all. But the urge keeps going on no matter what.

Red is the primary color of Emotion; EXCEPT, Red in this case doesn't have a single luxury in the Multiverse to have Good Emotions; Happiness, Love, even genuine sadness; & if such an individual is to shed tears; they instead shed blood from their eyes; Tears of Hate; Only Negative Emotion is permitted in this color identity. Anger, Rage, Bloodlust; all these Negative Emotions & many others are even transmuted, & morphed with a Mind of Chaos; a very dangerous situation that forces one to keep killing regardless on whose side such an individual is (Fun Fact: Yugekitai, a Doujin Visual Novel for the JP-Only PC-98 almost always has a choice in which the first instinct is "Fight".). Even after killing the rest of the world's population, Instead of going "THE TWILIGHT ZONE" method, & have the world to yourself; only for your glasses to fall; lens fractured; & say "That's not fair!" over & over, basically, such mutated emotions persist; even with no other animal life left.

Green needs no introduction. The Wildlife of our world are in an everconstant Battle of the Food Chain; one of which, we're actually very low in rank in spite of how we make such weapons; which do work, but foundations of many kinds have White to repopulate such creatures; & kill us as a species ourselves for saving them. In the Wild, there are no rules; Just survive, or die. Nature has only adapted from our heinous acts; & vengeance will never be denied by a mere City Folk like us. Savagery, & Pure Animal instinct is what Green provides here.

But what about White ? It more or less a color that would never work with any of the other 3 colors; but there might be a way...

In Innistrad alone, Inquisitors exist as not only authority figures, but even those that demand order or that person is to be killed on even a glimpse of sight. In the situation this doesn't work for White , it still has one last Trump Card; Uniformity. As a start, White would work together with Green ; the only allied color White has. This method works similarly to the T'au Empire of WARHAMMER 40,000; basically, Join, or die. If the offer is denied, one of two things happen:

  1. Red takes over for Green .

  2. Red works with Green to slaughter.

No matter the case, it will never end well. Red & White show no remorse as chaotic soldiers of war. Add Green , & god help you when a Nayan Savage wishes to murder you.

But what about Black ? Simple. With all the ever increasing Power it has, White can even use Structure via Planning to even use all that power in a way nobody would think of using it for: Strategic Murder. A Murder Case so fool proof; evidence doen't exist; much less the body & any remnant of it. Sadly though; this has never been successful as Authority Equipment has only gotten better.

Well, that was fun. But now this Color Identity needs a nickname; but I'm not going ahead to do this. But I know someone who will...


Yep; friggen Fury's Core. Let's do this, Sekai-no-Ito!

Starting with Rakdos , this identity will make you not only murder everyone around you, & even have you dance aroung the Karnage, poor Rakdos has no chance but to run away, sobbing uncontrollably, & HOWLING like a B----. Gruul isn't much better; having the emotion mentioned earlier, combine that with the primal instinct of the greatest of the Natural Order, your mind will no longer be that of a Human; but a Mesozoic Era Theropod; Rest in Peace, Domri Rade . Know you summoned Ilharg, the Raze-Boar in your memory. Even Selesnya is not kind as they can create an army faster than the world's quickest blinks of one's eyes. Even worse, they overthrew the Orzhov & became the Prime Religion of Ravnica. Yes, Selesnya are just Religeous Extremists; that hate all things; even Progress (& Plants growing is this; friggen hypocrites.) Speaking of Orzhov , THEY TOO ARE A PART OF THIS! Even have a different opinion from this means your very existence dies from either forcing your lifetime supply of blood from you HARSHLY; or worse; your entire Bloodline; which can even have a Pre-Cambrian root in which if it dies, & it WILL; they'll do it in all timelines & possibilities. You wouldn't even have a Family tree spanning that far anymore. Boros would make you REGRET hating the identity in ALL FORMATS; much less Commander. Having an Army of INANE SOLDIERS that fight to the death w/ no mindset, & is a MONSTER all around. Even Saber of Red, AKA Mordred from Fate/APOCRAPHA is this. Then there's Golgari , Oh my lord... They practically believe the ideas of Life & Death makes such undead a nightmare to deal with; Gorgons, Undead, they only believe in the idea of reanimation of the slaughtered; not Life & Death like the Circle of Life of The Lion King.

The Three Colors aren't any better; far worse in fact. Starting with The Shard of Jund , This identity is already filled with Vulgar Savages. Jund wants a truly animalistic mentality, while also Craving Power; Essentially, a monster whose power will go nowhere but UP. Such absolute Murdering beasts will throw you to a Worldheart Dragon to KILL you. Naya is FAR Worse. This Shard already has Behemoths! Godsire 's! Even Mayael the Anima (Oh no...) can summon the deadliest creatures of incredible size, strength & even utilizing Quality over Quantity will make this your end.

Tarkir's Clans aren't any better. The Mardu Horde can strike so fast, you'd not exist before even The Flash (Ugh... -_-) can react. Let's imagine this as I KRUNCH numbers for ol' Barry Allen's speed, which is mentioned as Massively FTL+; which is at least 1000x the Speed of Light, which dividing that by 100 gives us Mach 8810.2; Mach 1 is also The speed needed to break the sound barrier, which is 768 mph.

You do the math. Zurgo demands it.

Finally there is the Abzan Houses; with their durability, huge numbers, & having Black Power, Green 's Ferocity of the Wild, & even White 's Uniformity, this is a tough foe to beat.

After so much HELL, this section is finally complete. I told you it would take awhile; but for at least something. BTW, the Nickname for Saskia is "Fury's Core"' the qualities of this identity seem to fit well.

Hope you guys are still supporting this thread, as my next 4-Color identity attempt is this...

(Infinity has found a limit; & all but Urabrask has found it...)

I'll mention any themes for these color combos above. Until then; good night.

Kaleo42 on cEDH Beat Down

2 weeks ago


- Urabrask the Hidden Never ended up being super relevant.

- Chandra, Flamecaller New Neheb is a strictly better use of this slot.

- Dire Fleet Daredevil Never really paid off unfortunately.

+ Grim Monolith Just awesome ramp.

+ Tectonic Reformation Busted addition to this deck.

+ Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion Mass selective looting and mana!? Would make a fantastic commander but that would be a very different build.

+ Ilharg, the Raze-Boar It puts a new thing in every combat, cool but maybe not good enough.

slusken on OINK-OINK! The Rage Boar has Arrived

3 weeks ago

I'm glad you like the deck NV_1980 :)

Thank you for the suggestion as well. I've been thinking about including Hellkite Charger before, but have decided against it since the on-attack ability won't trigger if it's cheated out by Ilharg, the Raze-Boar 's ability. It is also quite a big blowout to throw out the Avatar of Slaughter on the board temporarily, since I get the full benefits of its attack-doubling power and my opponents get none of it, since it gets returned to my hand at end of turn :)

I do appreciate the suggestions though!

Buckshot11 on The art of Aurelia Stax

3 weeks ago

I highly suggest you run a Ilharg, the Raze-Boar so that you get 2 attack triggers and get another 2 creatures out on the board. I also suggest you play more creatures because with only 17 you will not get as much value with Aurelia, the Warleader and if most of that is going to be mana you won't be able to do much damage with your creatures to be able to kill somebody at a reasonable pace.

Happymaster19 on Death and All His Friends

4 weeks ago

Having counters in a deck with Burning Inquiry seems ambitious. I’ll experiment with trimming Ilharg, the Raze-Boar and Ashen Rider for Pact of Negation . The other creatures are more important to OTKing, which we’ll want to be doing so as to not die to Pact.

Chhris on Keep growing strong

1 month ago

Hey great list! +1. I have a Mayael list myself, and some of your carda are in my maybeboard -- can i ask how does God-Eternal Rhonas and Ilharg, the Raze-Boar play? do you find you get amazing results from them? also, how does Goreclaw go? obviously the mana discount is great for the deck, but do you end up putting him on the bottom of the library too often?? Thanks in advance

McToters on The Lonely Lover

1 month ago

Ok! Sweet build so far! Let me see if I can hell you out. I am a fan of the title by the way.

So Naturally, Feldon’s ability focuses on a few things. They are:

1) it triggers ETBs and graveyard abilties

2) it is a “tap” ability


Keeping these three things in mind I would suggest the following, some of which may not suit your play-style, but alas! This is why they are suggestions!

Creatures like Inferno Titan , Godo, Bandit Warlord (only useful if you’re running equipments), Bloodfire Colossus , and Zealous Conscripts have value in entering or dying. The new Ilharg, the Raze-Boar may be of semi-interest to you even though he doesn’t have an ETB he is another tool that helps trigger ETBs like Feldon.

I think potentially the most key card you are missing is Sundial of the Infinite so you can keep the token copies that Feldon makes. Plus it’s an artifact you can try and recur since red can do that rather well. In regards to recursion I think you could mull over Goblin Welder and Scrap Mastery . They seen like they could work for you. Goblin Engineer from the soon to come out Modern horizons will be an auto-include for this deck too.

Krark-Clan Ironworks may be better for you than Phyrexian Altar . There would be no problems with running both but aince this deck is artifact heavy I’d recommend the former over the latter.

There is also Umbral Mantle , Thousand-Year Elixir , and Sword of the Paruns to help untap Feldon.

Anyway, this is not to say you dont already have some awesome stuff going on already! If you want my opinion on what to take out for some new stuff let me know. Id be happy to help.


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