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Looming Altisaur Discussion
3 weeks ago
2 months ago
Cards to pull:
There are some other cards that aren't that great, but currently you don't have the resources to replace them.
Pick up the Huatli Planeswalker deck. It has Huatli, Dinosaur Knight who has great synergy with all dinos along with Burning Sun's Avatar, Sun-Blessed Mount, and Goring Ceratops which are all good dinosaurs themselves. And who knows, maybe you'll draw some of the dinosaurs from Ixalan that you don't have from the booster packs. Also, I'd recommend getting the Feline Ferocity commander deck from C17. It's the cheapest of the set, it's in your colors, and you can break it apart and use at least a third of the cards in there. Not many of the creatures would be of use but there are great commander staples and powerful cards in the the lands, instants, sorceries, arifacts, and enchantments in that deck. These two decks would be good options to help enhance your deck if you don't want to just go out and buy the singles you actually need.
4 months ago
This is pretty cool.
Couple things I was thinking while going through it -
4 months ago
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5 months ago
Thank you for the input, the only thing that is stopping me from going full hog on the Ripjaw raptor is the idea behind having Dusk / Dawn, while I create a wall of toughness, they will probably have a wall of decent creatures that can can be ~ 3 power, and the fact that Dawn can return a large portion of creatures from my grave if need be, getting back a Priest of the Wakening Sun to dig another value dinosaur, or a Looming Altisaur for a 7 power wall with Belligerent Brontodon on the field.
I debated between Hexproof and Indestructible combat tricks, and the reasoning is my goal is to keep Belligerent Brontodon alive at all costs and is my primary win con, and if he and my board get wiped by the plethora of board wipes in standard atm, indestructible is favored, and I can get a large portion of my creatures back with Dawn to reinstate the board. But I will probably have Blossoming Defense side boarded regardless and swap out on a match by match basis, it is just too good of a card.
I also never thought of Ranging Raptors, I have been questioning whether to keep the Steadfast Armasaur because it is a decent cost for little payoff, but can output 5 damage to a creature it is attacking or blocking, or 6 with Belligerent Brontodon, and will come down to what is more important, ramp or creatures, and for this deck, i feel ramp is more vital. Thank you
5 months ago
DrkNinja I like the idea of Elvish Piper. I've used her in other decks, most notably Animar, Soul of Elements EDH and it was alright. I may have to revisit that for this deck. It would certainly help if I ever ran into any mana issues. I don't like infect either. I tend to avoid it in my play group. Not because I don't think it can win, I just feel like in a game of 40 life, to hit someone for 10 infect damage is a weak way to go out. I wouldn't mind finding more cards that give trample to all my dinosaurs though. That would be beneficial. I agree with Coat of Arms being a benefit to everyone. Tribal is big in my playgroup right now obviously with the new commanders. I really only want to play it in the event that I pull of the indestructible part. I board wipe the problems away and then have the COA out for finishing blows. I guess that can be an issue if I'm just sitting on the card and not playing it. I'll have to play test some more and see how it performs. Vampires are killer though and I do not want to give them any more of an advantage than they have.
Razia_of_Boros I have taken out the brontodons and Looming Altisaur. I will need to do an update this afternoon with those few changes. Since I didn't have all the cards in hand I went ahead and threw together a deck of things I had and those dinos just didn't do it for me so they got cut. I like War Flare (think I might have it as well) and thought about doing Rallying Roar just to get the untap ability prior to making this list. I may have to revisit that as well.
Thank you both for the comments!