Krosan Tusker

Krosan Tusker

Creature — Boar Beast

Cycling *(, Discard this card: Draw a card.) *

When you cycle Krosan Tusker, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library. (Do this before you draw.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Common
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Common
Modern Horizons (MH1) Common
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) Common
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Duel Decks Anthology (DD3) Common
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana (DDD) Common
Onslaught (ONS) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Krosan Tusker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Krosan Tusker Discussion

Spell_Slam on Dip the Tip

1 week ago

Snuff Out would be better than Terror, I think.

This seems like a good deck for Tortured Existence. It would allow you to reuse some of your more useful ETB/LTB triggers.

Krosan Tusker is a very overlooked draw spell. It's a 3-mana, instant speed, uncounterable Divination in Green that guarantees you a land. I would play it over Bequeathal.

Carrion Feeder is pretty much the best sac outlet out there, in my opinion. It should really be in this list somewhere.

With all the saccing you're doing, I think Mortician Beetle could give you a lot of free value. It also counts the opponent's sacrifices, so it works well with something like Slum Reaper or Abyssal Gatekeeper.

Wail of the Nim is a good, versatile boardwipe that can feel one-sided. I would play this over Sandstorm, which can be a bit narrow.

With all your ramp and Ashnod's Altar, you could support a very big Death Denied, which could take the place of some of your worse draw.

Gangrenous Zombies seems like a better choice for you than most of your boardwipes, even without snow-covered lands (if you want to save some money, just get 3-5 snow-covered swamps and fetch them out).

Oilcountry89 on No Cost is to High For Nikya of the Old Ways

2 weeks ago

Haha that’s funny you say that, I had Krosan Tusker in the deck and I took him out for Nylea's Forerunner. I agree with you though I think I’ll swap them again.

Spell_Slam on No Cost is to High For Nikya of the Old Ways

2 weeks ago

Nylea's Forerunners seems a bit weak for your deck. You already have a few other trample givers and this one is overcosted. I could see that switch for Surrak if you want. Borborygmos also seems a bit lackluster.

Krosan Drover could be another good way to discount your creatures. Krosan Tusker is a 3 mana instant speed and uncounterable Divination that guarantees a land. It could be interesting to add in more "spell" creautres like that.

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Here is a card I've been wanting for a while. Not necessarily on a god, but at least on a legendary creature.

Yu Ren Szi, the Power of Thought

Legendary Creature - God

Flying, haste, prowess

Cycling noncreature spells from your hand triggers Prowess abilities on your creatures.

Whenever you cycle a card, you may Scry 1.

4 / 5

I have wanted a commander for Cycling effects for a long time, and keying it to Prowess also gives it some power and flexibility, but it doesn't deliver you that win-con unless you go wide, which isn't easy to do with prowess, since those bodies aren't cheap and don't always replenish themselves.

Other prospects for cycling commanders that I can imagine would be rakdos (who likes it when you discard) and abzan (who will reanimate the creatures you cycle). Let me show you this Abzan commander I've been sitting on for a while (it's been ages since I've seen a wildcard so indulge me ;) )

Azranath, Master of Life's Cycle

Legendary Creature - Demon Angel Avatar


Creatures with cycling you control enter the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on them.

Whenever you cycle a creature card on your turn, until end of turn you may cast another creature card from your graveyard by paying its cycling cost and paying 3 life.

2 / 4

Not only is it card advantage, but it's a very cheap reanimator recursion of Abzan flavor that keeps it solidly in a cycling theme. (You can't break it with the big green or white creatures that you want to; instead you're limited to the ones that have cycling, like Krosan Tusker , Barkhide Mauler , Elvish Aberration , Greater Sandwurm , Jungle Weaver , Shefet Monitor , Pale Recluse , Horror of the Broken Lands , Archfiend of Ifnir , and Street Wraith ) ( Ruthless Sniper also goes in that deck, though it can't be reanimated or cycled). Access to white and green means you can remove those artifacts that keep you from accessing your graveyard.

Looking at Cycling as a commander theme thus far untapped, what would you do? Rakdos seems the other obvious choice for its wide discard mechanic applicability, but maybe you have another idea with bant, boros, orzhov... show me!

Milkspy on Bromeoplasm

4 months ago

Hey man! I really like this list! I have compared it to my own mimeoplasm deck and there's a lot of cards which would be a great include in my deck. Have you considered the following cards aswell? I included these in my own deck:

I hope you find atleast some of these suggestions useful!

KindredDiscovery on Mayael EDH Primer

6 months ago

@Ataraxey I've put together a budget list, which you can find here:

I'll have some more in-depth commentary on it in the near future. I was surprised to find how much of the deck was fundamentally unchanged! The mana base obviously suffers, but the ramp, draw, and removal packages are nearly identical. 5 power creatures are worse too, of course, but there are still so many suitable options that the deck doesn't feel like it loses too much in that regard.

@bankrupt_on_selling There are definitely cards that I like in Eldraine, but I don't know if I like them enough to find a spot for them. Castle Garenbrig and Fabled Passage are real nice, but they're outclassed by Gaea's Cradle and Prismatic Vista . I'm testing, but I don't know if there's room in an already tight mana base.

I think The Great Henge is right on the cusp of playability. It's super great in a Mayael deck when you're ahead, but downright terrible when you're behind. And as I mentioned in my last post, this deck can often feel like it's on the back foot. I think Henge is at its best in a deck that plays lots of mid-sized threats, where you can get a good (but usually not full) discount early in the game. Honestly, the best part for this deck would be the card draw, but something like Elemental Bond fills that role better.

Return of the Wildspeaker is the only card that I immediately knew deserved a slot. Compare to Shamanic Revelation , a card that has always pulled a lot of weight for me. It's the same mana cost, but easier to cast, instant speed, usually draws more cards, and has an alternate mode that can help close out the game. It's rare for a card to come along that offers such a clear upgrade.

@GlubDaPhish Krosan Tusker is a great budget option that I used to run. My mana base usually runs like clockwork now days, so I like for my fatties to mostly serve other roles like removal or recursion.

killer_eye on Aztec Death Whistle (Songs of the Damned Combo)

8 months ago

i drop Krosan Tusker since the printing of Horror of the Broken Lands . i find it slow specially in the early games wherein we are building our graveyard and cycling our deck, as much as possible i want that early turn to have that 3-open mana for gnaw + extra mana for cycling which can't do with a tusker in hand. in terms of it as a beatdown aspect, i think horror of the broken lands is the better card at the job. i add the 18th land in the tusker slot.

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