Noxious Gearhulk

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions Mythic Rare
Kaladesh Mythic Rare

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Noxious Gearhulk

Artifact Creature — Construct

Menace

When Noxious Gearhulk enters the battlefield, you may destroy another target creature. If a creature is destroyed this way, you gain life equal to its toughness.

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Noxious Gearhulk Discussion

idiotbane on UW COntrol AKH

3 days ago

I actually love 59 control spells and lands with 1 Pearl Lake Ancient or AEtherling. The sort of deck that Ivan Floch played back in the day is what inspired me to play Control in the first place. However, after playing control consistently since Kaladesh and off-and-on since Khans of Tarkir, I can safely say that in the last few years, Control decks have needed to change a great degree in terms of win-conditions. It isn't good enough to just lock your opponent out of the game and putz around until you've got an exhaustively overwhelming position from which to win, literally no matter what your opponent does. With Embalm, Scrapheap Scrounger, the different burn options (particularly Unlicensed Disintegration which chews up Torrential Gearhulk while pushing your life total toward annihilation), and Planeswalkers running rampant, it is reaching impossible win the game in the old fashioned method. There are simply too many ways for aggro and midrange decks to get value and reach out of a prolonged game. Thus, Control in the modern era is much more about establishing a threat in the late game and riding it to victory in a relatively quick fashion. This can be neigh on impossible if you only have a playset of win-conditions.

For example, my Esper Control Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/09-04-17-kAi-esper-control/) has a minimum of win-conditions, with 4x Torrential Gearhulk and 2x Noxious Gearhulk, but makes up for that with the 4x Shambling Vent. For this deck, I would use 2-3x Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Gideon of the Trials as a floor for your win-conditions. The latter has proven excellent against both Mardu Vehicles and the RG Gods decks. If you're on a budget, try out Jace, Unraveler of Secrets or Dovin Baan. Stay away from Kefnet the Mindful though as this in the Mainboard is a huge risk that cannot be overstated. She just doesn't impact the board upon coming down in any way.

The key is to use win-conditions that control your opponent while also putting them on a clock. Torrential Gearhulk recasts a removal or counterspell, slowing your opponent. Noxious Gearhulk murders a creature and gives your life total some breathing room. Gideon of the Trials locks down one permanent you can't seem to remove at the moment and, when this job is done, smacks in for four each turn.

adambomb786 on Hulking Abzan

4 days ago

I would take Painful Truths over Succumb to Temptation Simply because painful can net 1-3 cards depending on mana (and you are a three colour deck), and it doesn't require double black. I would sideboard Cataclysmic. Go down to 2 of Noxious and 3 of Tireless and add in 3x Sylvan Advocate. So your list would look something like this:

Creatures:
3x Briarbridge Patrol
3x Champion of Rhonas
3x Noxious Gearhulk
3x Thraben Inspector
3x Tireless Tracker
3x Verdurous Gearhulk
3x Sylvan Advocate

Instants:
3x Anguished Unmaking
3x Fatal Push
3x Painful Truths

Afterward, cut two concealed courtyards and add 2x Hissing Quagmire

abby315 on WELCOME to VALUE TOWN [AKH BUG Delirium]

5 days ago

Geo67 Thanks for the comment! Kefnet looks like a LOT of fun, but I think he should only come in against controlly and other midrange strategies where he just acts as an enchantment type thing that just draws us cards--we want to play out our hand, so he's rarely a creature I'm sure. You may be right about Grapple, but Traverse is really useful manafixing in this color intensive deck, and I don't anticipate many Aven Mindcensors running around yet as there aren't many good targets (like fetches). Time will tell.

idiotbane: I respectfully but completely disagree. Long response below the cut for courtesy on the eyes! I talk about my conception of a midrange strategy & why I don't commit to a full on delirium-ASAP strategy.

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I hope that helps make sense of my choices & thanks for your comment!

landofMordor on No hands

6 days ago

Hey friends. Amonkhet adds a few good tools for you. First, I'd consider Noxious Gearhulk for when the Zendikar eldrazi rotate out. Then, I'd add Lay Bare the Heart, Scarab Feast (which will dominate stuff like Scrapheap Scrounger), Painful Lesson, maybe Never / Return, and Unburden. I'd consider cutting the Demon to make room for that, and maybe you can sideboard the more niche cards. Cycling should be really useful for you, though, since you can filter your hand. I love the deck idea though! Best of luck.

djjd448 on Yahenni, batter up! *looking for some feedback*

1 week ago

After looking at the deck, thinking Noxious Gearhulk and Marionette Master are actually not as good for the synergy plus they take up a spot in the deck each which could be used for something more useful.

popostar6745 on "So yeah. You lose." (Abzan Panharmonicon)

1 week ago

@COUGARMEAT - Zulaport Cutthroat doesn't really fit into the theme of the deck, and would only be there as a combo piece instead of an actual, functioning member of the theme. Anafenza, the Foremost doesn't really fit the theme either, but it does provide good support. As for Brood Monitor, I don't think so. So far my deck works really well in terms of CMC. I'm barely ever mana screwed because of the fact that nothing in my deck goes past 4 CMC. Plus, Brood Monitor would only serve to combo into Zulaport Cutthroat, which I doubt I'll put into the deck (since I already have the cheaper Eyeless Watcher for the infinite token/mana combo). The only card I'm condidering past 4 CMC is Noxious Gearhulk, since I have two copies lying around, is a pretty good attacker and has a sweet ETB effect. But if I can, I'll make some changes to the build on Xmage to see how the deck works with Zulaport Cutthroat and Brood Monitor.

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