Pathbreaker Ibex


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2015 Rare

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Pathbreaker Ibex

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Whenever Pathbreaker Ibex attacks, creatures you control gain trample and get +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control.

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Pathbreaker Ibex Discussion

QuantumMechanic on Cutting Cards from my Selvala ...

2 days ago

As stated in the title, I'm working on finalizing my first ever hand-built commander deck, a Selvala, Heart of the Wilds deck. The deck is a Mono-Green Ramp deck featuring plenty of Eldrazi and mana ramp, and long story short, it needs to be cut down a bit; both in cards and in price. So, I'd like suggestions on which cards I should cut (and why, please)! (Any other suggestions are also welcome.) I need to cut 8 cards to make the deck legal!

Here's the deck itself:

Selvala's Eldrazi RAMPage!

Commander / EDH* QuantumMechanic


Now, these cards below are the 20 most expensive ones in the deck (aside from Selvala or ones I already own). I'd like to cut cards from here to help reduce the cost of the deck, as I plan on buying it. Or, if there are cheaper alternatives to these cards or other cards in the deck, let me know!

Eldrazi Conscription


Garruk Wildspeaker

Darksteel Plate

Urza's Incubator

Eye of Ugin

Elvish Piper

Song of the Dryads

Lightning Greaves

Reliquary Tower

Pathbreaker Ibex

It That Betrays

Spawnsire of Ulamog

World Breaker

Sol Ring

Sword of the Animist

Wirewood Lodge

Tempt with Discovery

General's Kabuto

Elvish Harbinger

hwagner on Selvala-explorer-returned EDH

4 days ago

Hello! Typical win conditions w8th elves includes cards like Pathbreaker Ibex, Genesis Wave, Craterhoof Behemoth, and other Overrun type of effects

Matrixxx999 on Larger than Life

4 days ago

Hi Winterblast! You suggested a huge amount of interesting cards! Thank You very much!

And it is very important for me to listen to the opinion of another Rhonas player.

I completely agree with you about the fact that playing agro in 4 man pod full of super fast combo decks has a little chance for victory. Odds become much better when you use infection. But I want to avoid using infection in this deck. That's why It isn't a pure agro deck. I am trying to create a hybrid of combo, control and agro. Maybe its crazy, but I always liked to create versatile decks and for now, the deck works really good.

Yes, from the first glance Rhonas seems like "what? is it playable at all?". But his potential is huge, he can bring early agro pressure, with infection he's insane, he provide decent creature removal for mono-green, he's super cheap body provide greate synergies with a lot of green spells for additional cards/mana/damage, and he is a win con by it self, so combo decks will love him too... When I started to play with the raw version of this deck with my playgroup, they were shocked how fast and dangerous it is.

  • Pathbreaker Ibex - it was in maybe and tests. Great creature, maybe I'll try it again.
  • I am really like the stax pieces you suggested, actually right before Your comment I added to the maybe Winter Orb and Thorn of Amethyst, these cards could be so mean in this deck.
  • I used Berserk in this deck before, and it wasn't so good as it seems, in infectious deck it is a decent finisher, but not in this one. The same goes to the other one-shot buffing spells.

Thanks a lot for all your suggestion! Actually, I would hear Your thoughts about possible cuts in the deck for stax cards.

Winterblast on Larger than Life

4 days ago

I play Rhonas as one of my decks as well and while it looks weird at first, it really has high potential for a quick kill. You just shouldn't forget one thing, which is that the odds are not in your favour when you play aggro in commander.

I've played my Rhonas twice yesterday and I can only say the most powerful Support creature is definitely Pathbreaker Ibex. If that one resolves and attacks once, at least one opponent is gone for sure. Turn 4 should be the goal, later if it's backed up with removal and protection, because that's when you probably lose to a real combo deck or when control removes all your important stuff. You could do well without the few artifacts you have (maybe Keep the mana artifacts, but not necessarily) and Play Carpet of Flowers, Root Maze, Null Rod and Molder Slug instead. Choke and Prowling Serpopard help to keep the majority of (objectively) better commander decks in check.

You can use Berserk on rhonas everytime and he won't die. Invigorate, Vines of Vastwood, Phytoburst and Might of Old Krosa can easily push through a lot of commander dmg to make the blocks in the mid game already difficult for every defending opponent. I would also say that Triumph of the Hordes and Overwhelming Stampede are a must in green decks that win with combat damage.

PyreCracker on Sit. Fetch. Devastate.

4 days ago

Hey there, Is it okay for your playgroup that you use a non-legendary card as your commander? If so and you will continue to use Godsire, then you should consider tokendoublers. I am aware that some of them are kind of expensive, but on the other side, some of them arent: Anointed Procession, Doubling Season, Parallel Lives, Primal Vigor.

Populate, can work very good as well, because you play with huge Tokens: Druid's Deliverance, Growing Ranks, Rootborn Defenses, Sundering Growth, Trostani's Judgment, Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage, Wake the Reflections, Wayfaring Temple, also great: Samut, Voice of Dissent.

Altough you have to think about, wich route you want to go with the deck. I would say swarm with tokens and go broad, not Voltron. But if you want to Voltron like hell, you should consider the follwing: Ramp like f*** in the first few turns. Godsire is expensive! and then give it a boost! Godsire has the Potential of killing in one hit if you combine it with the following:

Double Strike: Assault Strobe, Avatar of Slaughter, Battle Mastery, Berserkers' Onslaught, Blood Mist, Boros Charm, Duelist's Heritage, Fireshrieker, Psychotic Fury, Samut, the Tested, Silverblade Paladin, Temur Battle Rage.

Combine this with +X'er: Berserk, Dragon Throne of Tarkir on one of the Tokens, Fatal Frenzy, Nantuko Mentor, Onward, Overwhelming Stampede, Pathbreaker Ibex, Rush of Blood, Wine of Blood and Iron, Xenagos, God of Revels.

I hope i could help you.

AlexoBn on Can GW hatebears stand a ...

4 days ago

Pathbreaker Ibex, Craterhoof Behemoth, Archangel of Thune, and a bit more other creatures that boost your small hatebear creatures

PookandPie on We're Gonna Pump... YOU Up!

1 week ago

Wild Beastmaster is a cheaper costing version of Cultivator of Blades. Pathbreaker Ibex costs one more mana, but also gives trample, which I find to be important in such a deck as this (it also uses the power of the greatest among your creatures, not specifically itself, which can be beneficial).

Stingerfling Spider seems pretty bad, I'd drop it and run real removal. Beast Within hits any permanent- a creature with flying because a nigh-harmless 3/3, but the same holds true for troublesome artifacts or enchantments, meaning you can bust up combos like Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood with relative ease for only 3 mana.

Reclamation Sage and Deepglow Skate also seem pretty good here.

Rhystic Study > Wistful Selkie.

Lerxst98 on Don't Blink | Roon

2 weeks ago

Pathbreaker Ibex and Mirror Entity are always cheap good win cons. Adding a Great Whale makes the Deadeye Navigator win con more consistent. Also found Brago, King Eternal + Strionic Resonator and Sol Ring can make Brago's triggered ability occur an infinite amount of times which means infinite non-land permanent flickering. My guess is the deck could also win by locking out opponents over time with crazy ETB effects. The not as budget option would be Avenger of Zendikar and Craterhoof Behemoth which are also strong cards on their own and win cons in other decks.

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