Creature — Ape
Kird Ape gets +1/+2 as long as you control a Forest.
Printings View all
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Uncommon|
|From the Vault: Exiled (V09)||Mythic Rare|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Uncommon|
|Beatdown Box Set (BTD)||Common|
|Revised Edition (3ED)||Uncommon|
|Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB)||Uncommon|
|Arabian Nights (ARN)||Common|
|FNM Promos (FNM)||Common|
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Kird Ape Discussion
3 days ago
5 days ago
Dryad of the Ilysian Grove might be a nice body and help grow the zoo and perhaps putting in Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle could be easy late game Lightning Bolt to go upstairs/the opponent to finish off that last bit of needed damage?
1 month ago
@abbatromebone Your very first sentence kinda says it all for me right now... I'm supposed to be "Turbofog" and the aggro matchup is supposed to be easy/what my deck is made to beat and currently Im playtesting against Naya Zoo (small zoo with Kird Ape / Loam Lion / Wild Nacatl & Rancor ) and it's far from an easy win...the deck gets me under 8 life by T4 pretty consistently and as soon I "stabilize" the combat damage they go upstairs with Lightning Bolt /similar and close out the game before i can usually..... grrrrrrr!
I need to firm up my deck in general I think and then revisit this sideboard talk..... really starting to see the importance of Negate / Dispel ... starting to think maybe that should just be mainboarded.
2 months ago
3 months ago
Sheltered Thicket has two types, mountain and forest, so it helps with Kird Ape . Maybe you can focus on your lands to surprise your adversary with Primal Bellow , you may try Ash Barrens or Evolving Wilds . Or, following the shout style: Roar of the Crowd .
In fact this deck can use a lot of cards ideas. So I believe you will maintain it opened for new ideas you may have for quite a while.
3 months ago
Love the tribal theme!
Of course, there are some great tribal and gruul lands you can add, but then it starts getting expensive. I would consider tagging this as a "budget deck"; imo, budget tribal (espically more obsecure creature types) are the best! Really forces for some creative deck building.
I would check out your mana base and decide if Gruul Turf is a really needed. Personally, i'm not a big fan of these cards due to the risk/slow speed, but if you like them, play them!!
I did a few playtests and it plays a bit slower than expected. I would certainly recommend adding a 4th Kird Ape . Are you open to adding mana accelleration? I'm sure there are a few solid ones that won't be too far outside of theme. Oh, have you considered using an Emerald Medallion ?! Monkeys like to steal shiny things!! I think it would create a lot of value. Urza lands would work nice, but I feel it may be too far from the theme.
I think Alpha Status is a "win more" card in this sorta mana heavy/bigger critter deck, where by the time you play it to have value (e.g. 3 or more creatures on the board, for +4/+4), it may be too late or not as rewarding. Now that I look at some of the oracle wording, some apes are now considered a monkey, so they won't help each other out... boo.
For Monkey Cage , maybe cut 1 because I think you will need a lot of mana to guarantee it to give you value e.g. a creature with mana cost 3 or greater.
Man... I so many ideas!
How about Summit Apes !! Those with your Gorilla Berserkers with first strike and/or lure equipment. Viridian Claw , Nemesis Mask <--maybe too slow?? Spells, Roar of Challenge or Declare Dominance <--bonus gorilla art!!
Play around with it and I'll check back!
4 months ago
I would cut Domri Rade for Domri, Anarch of Bolas , not because it's better, per se, but because it supports aggro much better. Old Domri asks for the game to get relatively long, Anarch just wants you to smash face.
I would also like to see some more 1-drops in an aggro deck. I suggest Kird Ape .
4 months ago
Creature - Snake
As long as you control a Mountain, Ball Python loses Defender
As long as you control a Plains, Ball Python gains +1/+1
Make another creature that cares about what land subtypes you control.