Kalonian Tusker


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Uncommon

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Kalonian Tusker

Creature — Beast

Kalonian Tusker Discussion

heckproof on Budget Modern - Mono-Green Stompy

4 months ago

Hey, solid list. Do you know about Barkhide Troll ? It’s a strictly better Kalonian Tusker .

RedmundR2 on Devoted to the Wave

4 months ago

I'd like to see a bit more devotion creatures if we are running Nykthos, and can reduce the number of high cost bombs like Genesis Wave to have more consistent threats early. We also might want to consider card draw. I recommend Steel Leaf Champion , Leatherback Baloth , Kalonian Tusker , Wistful Selkie .

heckproof on Mono Green Stompy

5 months ago

With M20 coming out we get a better Kalonian Tusker in Barkhide Troll . Stompy players rejoice!

TristanTaylorsVoice on Big Green Daddies

5 months ago

Correct, this card is strictly better in this deck than Kalonian Tusker . Was hoping for a second Avatar of the Resolute but a marginal upgrade is still an upgrade

spooky_skeleton on Modern Green Stompy (100% competitive under $100)

6 months ago

Also some notes for possible upgrades that should be pretty cheap anyways.

Ghalta, Primal Hunger as a 2 of will almost always be a 12/12 for 2, and even if it's not it can still easily be a 3 drop.

This isn't really an upgrade, but I would run Garruk's Companion instead of Kalonian Tusker . I'd put it up to preference but the trample you get in exchange for that 1 toughness cut is pretty powerful and can help get some extra damage.

Another card to possibly consider is Nettle Sentinel . While you have to play a green spell to untap it, I think it would possibly run very well in this deck.

Boon Satyr

Skylasher would be a good sideboard card imo as it's a value creature on it's own.

Dragaan on Lushy bushy

6 months ago

Btw, I wanted to mention that I traditionally had always liked using more 3-drops in my deck. I always had 4 Baloth, and even after Champion was printed I still liked to keep 1-2 in the deck along with usually 1 other 3-drop like Dungrove Elder. Then, when I recently got back into the game and playing stompy, I even played around with a 1 Rhonas + 2-3 Ghalta build. The move to a more low-down, even more aggressive list took place recently after noticing a few things.

I was looking for successful stompy lists on mtgtop8 (there usually aren't too many) and the only recent list was this one, which actually won the 46-player Hareruya event - https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=21669&d=345568&f=MO. I was surprised to see him running good-ol' Giant Growth over Vines and 3 Garruk's Companion instead of Scooze (along with the full 4 Kalonian Tusker ). The sideboard is short+sweet and it's obvious he was just going for full-on aggression. I figured a deck like that can get a lot of free wins when the opponent stumbles just the slightest at the start.

Then, while looking on this website I came across this list ( Big Green Daddies ) and that's when I decided to lower the curve a bit to see how it worked. I have to say that so far it does seem better (for me). You should def give it a try once/if you start playing in a larger meta. Personally, I am even gonna give that hyper-aggressive version (the Japanese one) a shot next week just to see what happens, haha.

jamiekingslayer on Lushy bushy

6 months ago

Gladly! My sideboard is kinda specified to decks i see, for example back to nature is good against bogles but not much else, so adjust your own sideboard!

As a rule of thumb i switch out creature cards for crature cards in the sideboard, and non-creature for non-creature.

The reason for this is that you are mainly a creature aggro deck, where creatures are star and pumpspells either help; finish ( Aspect of Hydra ) / protect ( Vines of Vastwood ). This means that if you are siding in "protection" i.e. Relic of Progenitus i would consider switching out vines of vastwood. Same goes for Dismember , for if you need to remove creatures from your opponent they're most likely removal-light.

Feed the Clan can also be switched with vines, for the simple reason that most our creatures are beefy enough to withstand damage-removal, and this is mainly for dealing with burn. Collector Ouphe is mainly for affinity and here you could for example swap out scavenging ooze lest you desperatly need lifegain. They dont rely on their graveyard.

As you see i often swap out vines, i much consider it the weakest card and most flexible. but then again it depends on the matchup and personal taste. Consider your need for protection, explosiveness, interaction, and so on. Sometimes you might not want to switch out all the copies of a certain card, but rather take out different cards.

Lastly i want to say that you should probably make slight mainboard changes aswell: Kalonian Tusker is a good alternative for scavenging ooze, if you need more power earlier. The number of Rancor , Vines of Vastwood and Aspect of Hydra can be interchanged, and even switched out for Blossoming Defense or Dismember .

The onedrop slot is also very adjustable: Dryad Militant shines against certain decks (mostly storm and maybe dredge, and maybe snaocaster decks)and Hexdrinker against others. Same goes for Experiment One and Pelt Collector . The two latter should only be split in a 4-2 or 3-3 in my opinion because they cant evolve one another.

Lastly if there are certain cards you dont want/own in the sideboard here are alternatives:

Wheel of Sun and Moon : a good replacement for Relic of Progenitus , as it gives two devotion and is a continous denying effect. Whats already in their graveyard stays there though.

Oxidize alternativ for Natural State if you dont need to take out enchantmens.

Thrun, the Last Troll : Very good against control, but i have had a though time against Terminus lately which wrecks him. Pro tip, there seems to be some changes coming up to UW control, and this might mean Terminus is being phased out, so do keep your eye out for thrun.

Hope this helps! Reply if you need more help or anything was unclear ;D

GizmoXon on Mono Green Stompy

6 months ago

Hey i Have my version of mono green stompy on here too i love Rhonas the Indomitable but i would cut the Kalonian Tusker it is a bomb but no livability And Dryad Militant does screw over Creeping Chill due to the replacement efect aka not hitting grave but im trying out lead the stampedes in my build also the only reason young wolf is two copies is becuse it helps curve

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