Creature — Elephant
Untap each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it during each other player's untap step.
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|Khans of Tarkir (KTK)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ivorytusk Fortress Discussion
1 month ago
Loxodon Hierarch is a decent elephant. Ivorytusk Fortress is actual junk colors, but you would probably need to build around it more (works really well with Venerated Loxodon though). Loxodon Gatekeeper is a good hate card. Loxodon Smiter can be your version of Obstinate Baloth in the sideboard.
2 months ago
I'm working on a similar build right now with Ghave so I've worked through some kinks myself.
Since you've got some early game minions and token generation I'd look at Beastmaster Ascension. That could get you swinging big mid game and potentially end games early. I was running Cathars' Crusade as well, but I never seemed to get great value out of it so I ended up subbing it out for more ramp.
Best of luck in your build!
1 year ago
Honestly my pick would be Ivorytusk Fortress . Id put in a ton of stuff with tapping combos and stuff that gives them +1/+1 counters.
Either that or Storm Crow , the most powerful card in the game.
1 year ago
Really Like the +1/+1, friendly vibe.
Not sure Aven is friendly lol
1 year ago
So with the theme of being aggro/removal, and keeping the deck at a budget I'll try and list some budget alternatives that can be upgrades, off the cards I can think of off the top of my head. I'm also noticing a trend with +1/+1 counters so I'll consider those as well
Arbor Colossus: He's basically an 11 cost 9/9 that removes one single flying creature
Druid of the Cowl: Two drop mana dork that can be replaced by Llanowar Elves or Elvish Mystic. Though Druid of the Cowl has more toughness, playing one of the others turn 1 helps accelerate you better.
Experiment One: Cool one drop that gives himself counters and can regenerate, but the downside is that your deck does run a lot of creatures with similar low power/toughness creatures making this hard to get passed more than 3 counters without the aid of using resources on him.
Kabira Vindicator: Level up is a cool mechanic, but having to spend 4 mana to cast him and then another 6 mana to give your creatures +1/+1 is pretty bad. Glorious Anthem would already give them +1/+1 OR you can always get Gideon, Ally of Zendikar use his -4 ability immediately and have the emblem to have an almost permanent buff to your creatures.
Knight of Cliffhaven: Same reason as Kabira, 5 mana to have a flying 2/3 is pretty meh. and 14 mana total to have a flying, vigilant 4/4 is the worst.
Sunscorch Regent may not have vigilance, but he does have flying, and gets stronger the more spells that cast as well as gaining you life.
Netcaster Spider: Would just replace this with
Longshot Squad, would synergize more with the deck and grants your other creatures +1/+1
Salt Road Patrol: For aggro, this card is too slow and only boost itself.
Sporemound: You don't have any mana accelerators or extra land drop enablers
Oath of Ajani: Would replace with Abzan Ascendancy, one extra mana for the same first ability, but the second ability will have more usage since you don't run any planeswalkers in the deck which makes the oath just a dead card on the field.
Consume the Meek: This kills your commander and most of your creatures
Cards I would consider adding:
Cathars' Crusade: Considered a staple in most creature decks that use +1/+1 counter things
Forgotten Ancient: Allows itself to gain more counters on it while the game continues and can move them to other creatures
Retribution of the Ancients: Great kill enchantment that revolves around +1/+1 counters
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood: Just an all around decent land that gives counters to all your creatures that entered on the same turn.
2 years ago
Looks fun , here is some fodder from edhrec that could be good too
Poison-Tip Archer, Ashnod's Altar, Cultivate, Zulaport Cutthroat, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Mentor of the Meek, Thallid Soothsayer, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Smothering Abomination, Thallid Omnivore, Ivorytusk Fortress, Inspiring Call, Song of Freyalise, Abzan Ascendancy, Retribution of the Ancients, Evolutionary Leap
2 years ago
I'd make the following swaps:
You also have way too little lands. With the mana dorks and mana rocks you have I'd recommend at least 35 - 36 lands.