Creature — Insect Scout
Undergrowth — When Kraul Foragers enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life for each creature card in your graveyard.
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
|Guilds of Ravnica (GRN)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Kraul Foragers Discussion
2 months ago
2 months ago
It's nice to see someone else exploring with the graveyard. If you want a creature that does removal you could also go withMassacre Girl.Kraul Foragers can help against the aggro decks.Polukranos, Unchained can be a backup just in case if the other guys fail.
8 months ago
I'm not the best when it comes to deck building but I can see there's lots to improve.
What to cut: - Darkblade Agent - Completely pointless and does not help develop your deck's strategy neither is it a win con.
Golgari Raiders - Sure, Haste is nice. However, without evasion it's just gonna get blocked by a 1/1. Run either Boneyard Wurm or Splinterfright . The former has no other effects except for growing with your grave while the latter is still cheaper than the raiders, helps your strategy and has trample.
Enhanced Surveillance - Does nothing.
1 year ago
If possible I'd consider swapping out the Crushing Canopy s plus the multani's or something for a couple copies of both Thrashing Brontodon and Kraul Harpooner . Just a way to cover the same bases while adding to your critical mass of chonkers. New Vivien, Champion of the Wilds might be a sweet include in this also when she becomes available.
That said I think the best avenue for improvement would be the sideboard. There aren't any popular decks that are gonna have consistent targets for Broken Bond or Plummet when it matters and I'm not sure what matchups Silhana Wayfinder and the twins are coming in against. Cards like Thrash / Threat , Sorcerous Spyglass , Shapers' Sanctuary and Find / Finality seem like decent sideboard options.
If wildcards are in short supply you might want to consider the following: - Atzocan Archer (decent against mono tempo+ weenie sometimes) - Colossal Majesty (winmoorish but fun) - Diamond Mare - Dryad Greenseeker (card advantage) - Kraul Foragers - Kraul Harpooner - Thrashing Brontodon
1 year ago
Ive been playing an undergrowth deck for a while now and I think i can offer some insight. Windgrace Acolyte is just too expensive for a 3\2 flier. Kraul Foragers is better in the sideboard to bring in against aggressive decks. Hatchery Spider is junk. Glowspore Shaman and Stitcher's Supplier are amazing and often enough to keep the gas going. Im on the fence about Molderhulk but hes a pretty sweet pay off for the deck espeically with memorial. Jadelight is also great but Ive been playing Charnel Troll as a 3 drop since hes easy to feed and you can get him back with Gruesome Menagerie . Hope that helps
1 year ago
nowadays, its gonna be hard to ignore the value of Stitcher's Supplier even if its in other colors.
Satyr Wayfinder feeds the yard and assures good opening hands/land drops.
There are a lot of good budget/value cards from Guilds of ravnica, the undergrowth mechanic might serve you well in capitalizing on your graveyard count. Kraul Foragers comes to mind over Gnaw to the Bone since its on a body/can pump your numbers
1 year ago
Thanks for your comment Argy. Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
It's not a pure aggro deck, but it's quite rapid. Those Pelt Collectors are a real pain to try and deal with. Turn one Pelt Collector, turn two Glowspore Shaman means I can swing for two damage on turn two, then playing any of the three drops means I can swing for a further six on turn three. I can reliably deal lethal damage in five turns this way.
If that doesn't work, the game then transposes into a mid-range grind, as you pointed out, and this deck is good in that regard, too. The Midnight Reapers, Vraska, Golgari Queens and Izoni, Thousand-Eyed all provide excellent card advantage. The Find half of Find / Finality and Gruesome Menagerie also grant excellent value - two or three creatures returned for one card can generally overpower spot removal. Gruesome Menagerie in particular, when it goes off, can win games. Control's best response to this deck is a board wipe on turn four or five, and after that they're left tapped out and unable to counter Gruesome Menagerie, which just laughs at board wipes. Even if my opponent plays a board wipe afterwards, I'm still trading one card for one card, plus I get those juicy ETB triggers so even in that scenario I'm ahead. It's a brilliant card, the only question is how many.
When I got back into magic recently I decided I wasn't going to spend a lot of money. Vraska's Contempt is definitely out, for that reason. Though tbh, I'll play Status / Statue in that spot anyway, should I need removal - it's rare I need to gain life, and if I do, Kraul Foragers is perfect. Wait, it's not in my sideboard. Oops. Anyway, Status / Statue for the most part kills a larger range of stuff than Vraska's Contempt.
I'll stick with Kraul Harpooner for now, since as a creature it has synergy with the other cards in the deck, although I haven't even played it yet since I normally just trample over flyers with my Charnel Trolls without really needing to sideboard.
I've been toying with Golgari Findbroker, but tbh it just for the most part seems worse than Gruesome Menagerie, except for fetching Vraska, Golgari Queen, of course. I don't really need it, though. We'll see.
I've updated with how it is now. See if that's aggro enough for you :P