Kird Ape


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas Uncommon
From the Vault: Exiled Mythic Rare
Ninth Edition Uncommon
Beatdown Box Set Common
Revised Edition Uncommon
Arabian Nights Common

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Kird Ape

Creature — Ape

Kird Ape gets +1/+2 as long as you control a Forest.

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Kird Ape Discussion

Pheardemons on Snow Red Control

2 weeks ago

Any reason you haven't changed Chandra, Pyromaster to Chandra, Torch of Defiance? In my Skred deck I made the switch and I would say it is definitely worth it. The versitility of her abilities makes the downside of not being able to get lands worthwhile.

Does Pyroclasm do it for you? I switched to Anger of the Gods as the exiling has come into handy more than I can count. the two damage definitely become worthwhile against tokens, but naya aggro (mainly consisting of Kird Ape, Loam Lion, Wild Nacatl, ect), abzan company decks (they play Eternal Witness so exiling is relevant there), and all of those types of decks Anger of the Gods has been very helpful. Maybe something to consider as well.

Lastly, has Goblin Dark-Dwellers performed well? It seems somewhat out of place here. It may be nice to get some of your removal spells back, but is it worthwhile for five mana? Potentially that could be more Chandras or another win condition (Stormbreath Dragon, Thundermaw Hellkite, Wurmcoil Engine, ect). Just curious as to whether or not it is worthwhile in this kind of deck.

Bulldawg1310 on break out at the henry doorly!!!

1 month ago

I agree shes a better blocker than Kird Ape but i really want to be on the offensive with this deck.

Memphismaymagic5 on break out at the henry doorly!!!

1 month ago

Narnam Renegade is a better version of Kird Ape, especially with all your fetches, so you might consider that card instead or just play them both

Gattison on Gruul Sandwiches...

1 month ago

Titanofeternalfirescry1: first of all, congratulations on the longest screen name on TappedOut. lol =P

Secondly, Hooting Mandrills is a good idea. Thanks a lot. Funny, I've considered that card for other pauper decks, and even use it already in a five-color reanimator deck, but it never crossed my mind to use it here. Kird Ape seems to underperform for me, so maybe I'll replace that.

Memphismaymagic5 on Safari Company

1 month ago
  1. I can always play it on turn 1 as long as I have one forest or one plains, unlike non-hybrid creatures
  2. Helps me out against friends that play control or some people in my lgs (it is good against Snapcaster Mage if you didn't notice)
  3. Gets a +2/+2 bonus from Liege --> possible threat late game

I know there are other options. I had Loam Lion in it, cool card, but just like Kird Ape it is outclassed by Narnam Renegade. Narnam Renegade is the only card I might want to play instead of Dryad Militant. If you have any suggestion for a 1-drop, please tell me lol

leomlg9000 on Landfall Combo Deck

2 months ago

Rakrah Kird Ape is good but, I think, Scythe Leopard is better in the one drop spot for a landfall deck especially since all my creature benefit from landfall and you can swing for insane damage with just one Evolving Wilds. Thanks for the comment!!

TuesdayTastic on Super Smash & Burn

2 months ago

This is a good start to the deck. Knowing your collection, I am sure that you must not have many cards.

But I like the way you use Blades of Velis Vel in order to get that sliver synergy. That's a sign of a good player being able to see these unusual interactions. So if I were you, the first thing I would do is to get more slivers.

A good low curve Sliver that gives good buffs would be Predatory Sliver. He's also cheap so that's a plus. Muscle Sliver is the same thing but a little more expensive at a dollar a piece. But having 8 of these guys is pretty good. Blur Sliver is also another really great cheap option as it gives all of your Slivers haste, a great way to close out games quickly. Manaweft Sliver is also an important card as it allows you to ramp up to your Megantic Sliver which is what I am assuming you are trying to do. Gemhide Sliver can also fill the same role. Hibernation Sliver is also a fairly cheap option that can save your Slivers for the low low price of 2 life. Sidewinder Sliver is also really cool, and can make your slivers even harder to block.

What's great is that most of these cards are under a dollar, making a budget deck with these guys extremely viable. The only problem is, the mana base could be more expensive. Having all of these Slivers is great, but if they are stuck in your hand because you need green mana when you have white, that kind of sucks. So in the interest of budget lets make a budget mana base.

First Darksteel Ingot is pretty great. I'd run 4 of them. Transguild Promenade and Evolving Wilds are very cheap options that can get you any color. Lay of the Land can also fix pretty well. Rampant Growth can get it on the battlefield. These are all budget options however. The best option would actually be Birds of Paradise, but at $5 a card, it can be kind of expensive for a new player. What's great about them however is the synergy with Blades of Velis Vel. Play that on your birds and you suddenly have a huge sliver bird swinging in the air. If you have the money definetley get a playset of these birdies. Another option for mana fixing can also be found in the Ravnica Guildgates. All very cheap options to fix your mana. Sliver Hive is more expensive, but works great in a slivers deck.

If you were to build a Slivers deck I would highly recommend upgrading your mana base first. That inclusion will be able to help you do whatever you need to do with your actual creatures. Assuming a budget of $20 this is what I would recommend.


Predatory Sliver x4

Muscle Sliver x4

Sinew Sliver x4

Striking Sliver x4

Two-Headed Sliver x4

Suntail Hawk x4

Wild Nacatl x4 (you could also go Kird Ape if you want to be cheaper).


Blades of Velis Vel x4

Shields of Velis Vel x4

Mana Base

9 Forests

8 Mountains

7 Plains


Spinneret Sliver x4

Tormod's Crypt x2

Smash to Smithereens x2

Shock x4 (preferably Lightning Bolt, or Path to Exile but those cards are expensive).

Elite Vanguard x3

I'll make a tappedout list of this later, but this should hopefully be under $20. At the very least it is $25 for a very powerful aggro deck that synergizes really well. I took out the bigger cards such as Megantic Sliver in favor of cheaper slivers that are easier to play. The Velis Veil cards are great, and can surprise many opponents. The sideboard includes Spinneret Sliver to deal with flyers, Tormod's Crypt for graveyards (can also deal with Gift of Immortality wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Smash to Smithereens for artifacts, Shock for cheap removal, and Elite Vanguard in case they do run a lot of flyers. Upgrades to the mana base should also be considered.

Wow that was a long post.

Dragonslayer1998 on Gruul Tide Cheer

2 months ago

Jund Hackblade may be better than Rip-Clan Crasher ,and maybe instead of Mutagenic Growth use Nylea's Presence to activate Wild Nacatl and Kird Ape more consistently.

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