Looming Altisaur


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Common

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Looming Altisaur

Creature — Dinosaur

Looming Altisaur Discussion

Corrosive_Cat on Another Brick in the Wall

5 months ago

Looming Altisaur always struck me as very interesting in this sort of deck! Could maybe replace a couple of Lavinia, Azorius Renegade ?

triproberts12 on

7 months ago

Yeah, there's not nearly enough lands. Think of it this way: Lands are 21% of your deck, as it is now. That's the equivalent of running 13 lands in a 60-card deck or 9 lands in a 40-card deck. You're built around an 8-mana commander, so 39 is the minimum you should be running, along with, at the very least, 8 sources of ramp.

I think these 3 videos will be very helpful for you. The first two are videos by The Professor, one on Commander deck construction, and the other on building a 3-color manabase for the format. The last one is SaffronOlive on common pitfalls in deck construction.

Next off, what you'll want to do is look at the EDHREC page for Gishath to see what other people are putting in their decks. If you're on a budget, you can also click at the top right to go to what people are playing in decks labeled as budget. Remember to include card advantage, ramp, removal that is either flexible or hits the whole table, and haymakers that will close out the game.

As for cuts, I would start with 4 to 7-mana non-dinos, since that spot on the curve will get clogged up pretty quickly, and you want to be putting expensive dinos out for free with Gishath. I would also cut Atzocan Archer , Emperor's Vanguard , Frenzied Raptor , Looming Altisaur , Nest Robber , Pterodon Knight , Raptor Companion , Raptor Hatchling , Ravenous Daggertooth , Sky Terror , Steadfast Armasaur , Voltaic Brawler , Cobbled Wings , Primal Amulet  Flip, Abrade , Blossoming Defense , Demystify , Lightning Helix , Righteousness , Shock , and Slash of Talons . They're all either too narrow, too weak, don't scale up well with the creature size or life totals of Commander, or don't make sense in your deck.

Good luck!

Tbology on

7 months ago

You probably want to look in to Amaranthine Wall it might be a better choice over Looming Altisaur

Dreamweav3r on Nissa, Nature's Artisan + Dinosaurs

1 year ago

I played Red Green Dinos in Standard for 4-5 FNM's and Drover of the Mighty helps that deck a lot with ramping, plus it had a good body after you get a Dino out. Llanowar Elves is another mana dork to consider. I'd start with adding 4x Drover of the Mighty and cutting some of the Dinos that don't really end the game too well on their own, (Looking at Looming Altisaur here.) Its a fun deck though, hope you find that helpful.

JasonEmaiti on Trostani Lifegain EDH

1 year ago

In all honesty there are a number of underperforming cards in the deck, even though it's pretty strong in my very casual playgroup. I could easily cut out cards like Voyaging Satyr (the deck only has 2 lands it does much with) and some of the other mana dorks and land-grabbing cards. On one hand, I can very consistently avoid mana issues, but on the other hand, it takes up a lot of deck space. It might have too much of a good thing.

Fortified Rampart, Grizzled Leotau, and Looming Altisaur are cheap options for high toughness, but they don't do much else. Of course, I like them because they become threats with Assault Formation or Belligerent Brontodon out, but that doesn't mean they can't be replaced by more powerful cards.

Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, and Suture Priest are redundant, and could be good targets for replacement. You may notice that this deck has a ton of support for ETB lifegain, but not much for token generation. I could definitely stand to have more tokens and populate, which is why Phyrexian Processor or Soul Foundry (along with other token creators) could stand to take the place of some of the weaker or redundant lifegain cards. As it stands, Shanna, Sisay’s Legacy is consistently pretty weak because she doesn't have the token support she wants, and Trostani's populate doesn't always have a target, which isn't what I usually want from my commander.

Liscom on Dino Tribal (please help)

1 year ago

Thank you so much for your advice. You are totally right with Sun crowned hunter - he is not worth it and I used his slot to put in Needletooth Raptor.

Also Mayael the Anima was in the list for a while already. However, I only have 13 Cards with which she could interact - and I think my mana is to valiable for such a gamble (For an average, 20 creatures should have a power of 5 or more to give each ability activation at least one card to pick).

Why is Looming Altisaur a thing?!

Limo on Dino Tribal (please help)

1 year ago
  1. Traverse the Outlands and Rishkar's Expertise are goodTry and make room for both
  2. Definitely add Needletooth Raptor and Looming Altisaur
  3. You might want to consider Mayael the Anima
  4. If any of this was helpful could you please look at my Zur deck Zur Voltron, To win against five. +1 from me

scapegoat_tom on R/G Enraged Dinosaur Ramp

1 year ago

Limo I think your mixing Looming Altisaur and Temple Altisaur. but I like what you've got there, don't really know how I missed that combo.

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