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Kalonian Tusker Discussion
2 days ago
Modern is such a fast format, lower mana cost is often worth more than raw power. For example, rather than Curator's Ward I would recommend something like Vines of Vastwood. Furthermore, low cost removal is quite common in modern, like Path to Exile, Terminate, and now Assassin's Trophy. Therefore, big mana creatures like Kalonian Hydra are not as effective as a game ender because you have to untap with it. If you are going to spend 3 or more mana on something in modern, it better do something for you asap. You already have infinite combos to win the game, you may not even need to have a game closer like the hydra. Lastly, I think Kalonian Tusker is the most reasonable card here. It is a good sized creature for it's cost. However, this is most effective in a strictly linearly aggressive deck rather than a combo deck like this. So if you are using it for blocking, or stalling the game out, maybe something like Kitchen Finks would defiantly do that.
3 days ago
I really like the idea. I am curious about some of your card choices though. Curator's Ward, Kalonian Tusker, and Kalonian Hydra are all cards that dont seem to fit the rest of the deck. What was your motivation for putting them in?
1 week ago
Seems like others are already helping with card selection, but I can give some general advice.
It's always worth it to make the cut. It might hurt to lose the cards you like, but the deck doesn't work as good if it's too big. You see the card you need less often when you need it because it's diluted by a bigger library.
1 month ago
Ok, since it's closer to modern, I'll suggest only cards that could fit that format
But, first of all, why don't you reduce your deck up to 60 cards?
Now, since your goal is to get big creatures on the battlefield, why don't you add things like Ghalta, Primal Hunger, Steel Leaf Champion, Rhonas the Indomitable, Thragtusk, Acidic Slime, Craterhoof Behemoth, Gigantosaurus, Primeval Titan, Worldspine Wurm, Thrun, the Last Troll?
I've also seen that you have some creatures that require 2/3 specifical mana, so why not some Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx instead of the Urza's Lands?
Cards I personally don't like from this deck:
Garruk's Packleader, already said
Last thing: since you already have big creatures in your deck, what's the purpose of instant and sorceries that just make them bigger? I'd personally add usefull instants like Vines of Vastwood or Blossoming Defense
1 month ago
Groundbreaker testing is quite interesting with the Pelt Collector btw. 4/4+ trample at the end of turn 3 with average plays. I've decided on 3x Experiment One, 3x Pelt Collector, and 3x Dryad Militant, with -1 Kalonian Tusker. Our lists are pretty similar. The regeneration on E1 is very worthwhile and Pelt Collector is great except for a top deck. The Militant has the ability to Turn2 add counters to either (and its gravehate is sooo good) and with 6x "evolvers" its easier to get one in your starting hand. Just my suggestions. Love this deck.
1 month ago
I've recently ordered a set of Pelt Collector. They seem like a great inclusion. I'm either leaning toward 2x (-2 Kalonian Tusker) or 4x (-4 Experiment One). My meta was so full of board wipe for the longest time that I played Young Wolf as a precaution over Militant. I found the extra buff it gave the Avatar to be quite a big deal in terms of trading creatures later on. I wonder if Pelt Collector will be what MGS really needs to go up the tiers. On another note, I've started playing at a new FNM Modern and added an odd trick. They kept playing around Blood Moon game 1-2 thinking I must be splashing red for it because I added Cinder Glade for absolutely no reason. I got 2nd place(lost to Merfolk after 2 horrid mulligans) but it was hilarious!
3 months ago
Also, this is more personal preference but Garruk's Companion, is sometimes seen as a better sub for Kalonian Tusker since it has trample and only 1 less toughness. So in mid/late game when you get your buff spells, you can slap them on companion and it will trample.