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Creature — Goat
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.
Pathbreaker Ibex Discussion
1 day ago
I actually really like those cards, honestly only reason I don’t use them is because my best bud runs a very aggressive Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest deck. So all those sacks act as a proliferate every turn for him haha.
I’m very conflicted on Vigor I like the idea of him to survive spell slinger removal, and with my heavy trample focus it really adds a clock as chump blocking my guys actually makes them bigger so more and more trample get by. Plus God-Eternal Rhonas and Pathbreaker Ibex scale crazy with extra power
1 week ago
In reference to the last paragraph of your description; why label the deck as a primer if you are not going to write a primer? Especially with some rather controversial choices. Primers are meant to teach people how to play an archetype and give a reasonably well tuned list. Below I have listed the major points that I have a problem with calling this list a primer.
Finale of Devastation is an auto-include in green based creature decks, but you skipped it. Why?
Pathbreaker Ibex is an obvious include and the reasoning behind why it isn't in this primer list would be helpful.
You admit that you have many high cost creatures and need ramp and then skimp on mana rocks. An explanation would be helpful.
Many of your extremely high cost creatures don't offer a quicker clock than a 6-7 mana creature. Why even include them?
You seem to be wanting to go wide when that isn't the obvious way to go with Xenagod. A primer should explain this choice.
I guess most of my problems stem from you labeling your deck as a primer. Outside of that, you have some good interactions and a nice looking deck. I would suggest you at least consider all of the cards I listed off if you were unaware of them before.
2 weeks ago
Patdypat I like the Tribe advise, I did forgot that one. But, I´m trying to low the cost of buyilding this deck, and I don´t thiunk that Finale of Devastation and Pathbreaker Ibex would be affordable, right now. But, I´ll leave then at eh Maybe board.
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
The four I commented about are the only ones I have played. My Oloro deck was my oldest and favorite commander deck. I had it together from the week he released until all my decks and my binder were stolen last week. The way I had him built was Esper Combo/Control deck while slowly building life advantage. A small number of pillow fort cards along with wipes and targeted removal kept my life going up. The life was used for either the win cons of Test of Endurance and Felidar Sovereign ; for card advantage from Necropotence or Bolas's Citadel ; or just winning if you have both Necro and Citadel. Plenty of tutors make combos more consistent and a small counter package protected the combos. The constant life engine allows you to explore alternate win conditions to what most Esper Control decks use. If you enjoy every decision you make mattering and novel win conditions that are decidedly not cEDH he is a blast. If you have something against combo or want to be high tier competitive he probably isn't the best choice.
Xenagod is again not highly competitive, but from your list of commanders I got the feeling you were more interested in functional and interesting not turn 3 combo or heavy stax. He was my second favorite. There are a number of cards that work exquisitely with Xenagos, God of Revels that are neigh unplayable elsewhere. I had someone ask me "isn't Malignus banned" because of how powerful it is with Xenagod even though the card is mediocre at best in any other deck. Good aggro cards become seriously busted. Pathbreaker Ibex with just your commander out is 12 trample for 6 mana. If you have say Hydra Omnivore out you are swinging 32 trample that will reflect any damage that gets through to all other opponents and also a 19/19 trample. A Theros block God that isn't a creature is very annoying to deal with. So you can consistently count on having the ability each combat. Your big dumb beaters will routinely get killed, but Xenagos grants haste along with the buff so you can get at least one hit in most of the time. The deck isn't for people who feel bad about swinging for half of someone's life in a single hit early. But if you have ever wanted to swing lethal on turn 4 because you got the perfect acceleration hand Xenagod is your man. (ask PookandPie about how much he loves Heroes' Bane , he ended up stopping it but what was a $60 deck at the time had no right to swing lethal that early.)
3 months ago
Few suggestions: It's already been mentioned, but Beast Whisperer seems great in your deck, along with Guardian Project and Zendikar Resurgent . Paradox Engine is a bit pricey, but it's a great engine with the aforementioned cards and elves. I know sol ring isn't a creature, but it's hard to argue with a turn 2 Goreclaw. Craterhoof Behemoth and Pathbreaker Ibex help close out games. Praetor's Counsel is a good insurance policy against board wipes. Bane of Progress barely affects you. Wolfbriar Elemental isn't the best win-con, but making random 2/2s helps against edict effects like gravepact and dictate of erebos. Greater Good is another great card-draw option, and lets you sac in response to spot removal or dig for answers. Hope this helps!
3 months ago
Hi, nice deck! By the way, not to be mean or anything, but this seems grabbed straight out from EDHREC, but you can easily fix it up. I enforce the comment from ZendikariWol (he helped me out with They See Me Diggin', They Hatin', my meren deck, sometime ago), in that you need to cut those things which don't really help you winning, but instead make you just "win more". I would consider trying to run more creatures, as you can recycle them any time you need them for their effects. Apart from the cards you already got suggested to add, which I suggest too, I'd also consider:
- Ashnod's Altar is a really explosive must include card. Free sac outlet.
- Skullwinder is super strong. can be used oplitically, but more importantly lets you buy back those noncreature cards that happen to have hit your graveyard. Plus, it's a 1/3 deathtouch.
- Nyx Weaver is the same as the above, but can only be used once. But if it rebuys you the spell that makes you win the game, it suddenly becomes so powerful...
- Mind Slash is a cool sac outlet, that lets you get rid of those spells you don't like, and slow your opponents down.
- Avenger of Zendikar as it floods the board and gives you sacrifice targets. It also can pump up those token, but that's far less likely to happen. Still really solid.
- Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder is a cool token generator if you ahve access to free sacrifice outlets, but it's a bit slow.
- Harvester of Souls draws lots of cards. The potential of decking yourself is not that much of a problem, considering that you may draw a card, but are not obliged to.
- From Beyond is a cool little token/mana generator, that can tutor up Smothering Abomination .
- Izoni, Thousand-Eyed is both a sac outlet, card draw and token generator. Must have.
- Pathbreaker Ibex and Overwhelming Stampede both make up for very powerful win conditions with all of the aforementioned token generation.
- Woodfall Primus has recently gone down in price and it's a nice piece of removal that can be used twice if a sac outlet is provided.
- Primal Druid is a cool dude that can chump-block and will ramp you like crazy if you start chain reanimating it. It's a worse Viridian Emissary , which is again a worse Dave .
Pathbreaker Ibex occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%