Pathbreaker Ibex

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Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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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

KongMing on Clint Beastwood's Magic Forest

4 days ago

Pathbreaker Ibex is one other option. It doesn't combo with Selvala directly, and it takes a turn of being on the field before you can swing with it, but once you can it is essentially an Overwhelming Stampede on legs.

Rzepkanut on Spy vs. Spy Commander Edition

1 week ago

My favorite pump spells you aren't running for this deck are Gaea's Anthem, Captain's Claws, Quietus Spike, Empyrial Plate, Sword of the Animist, Beastmaster Ascension and Pathbreaker Ibex. You can also get a lot of millage out of Kessig Cagebreakers, usually the deck ends up with a bunch of dead 1/1 critters in the yard by the 6th or so turn. Happy gathering!

dreamistt on EDH - Nature is a Powerful Force

1 week ago

I'd remove

Get Selvala online as soon as possible (T2):

Flavor win

Untapping Selvala/Combo

Card Advantage

Finishers

Big Guns

Utility

Recursion

DanteBeleren on Budget Yisan

2 weeks ago

Seems alright. Few cards seem a bit... odd or like you were trying to replace cards?

I'd recommend removing the following:

Judging upon you creature base, you don't have much of a win-con. You have tons of 1 and 2 drops which will help Yisan trigger multiple times in one turn, but no end result. The only two I'm really seeing are Craterhoof Behemoth and Shaman of Forgotten Ways. While both are good, Craterhoof seems moot since I imagine your board being blown up before getting the chance to attack with anything besides him. If you trigger Shaman early on, that can easily be a game-ender, but what happens if someone uses Swords to Plowshares on it before you get the chance? Not trying to be mean, or pick you deck apart, but unless I'm missing something your deck has a solid premise with nowhere to go. Most Yisan deck's I've seen or played against create some form of stax, or each creature he cheats into play has a prominent or dominating effect on the board/game. Being fast as hell feels super awesome until you have nothing to do, but can't win.

Some cards I'd recommend are below and some will hopefully help abuse Yisan's verse counter-curve:

So many cards... Point being, ramping into Yisan and triggering his ability is awesome, but a moot point if you can't hit anything that does something. But again, I could be completely missing the point of what you're going for, and if so I apologize for the wall of text. It's your deck and you are free to do with it as you please, I just wish you a grand time of obliterating your games.

Triton on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH

2 weeks ago

Depending on how much sacrifice there is going on, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest would be a nice addition (or probably because he's my pet card since I have him commandeering a deck haha). I'm surprised Fleshbag Marauder and friends aren't included in here, I think they're great as a stax include. Also, if your curve supports it, Pathbreaker Ibex would be another great wincon with a powerful creature.

Feel free to check out my Mazirek deck for ideas, I'm sure there will be plenty of ideas as far as stax pieces go.


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Hope these suggestions help!

TheVectornaut on

2 weeks ago

I'm not sure I'd classify this as burn, and moreover, I'm not sure that I'd want to mix ramp and burn in the first place. Because burn tends to want to close out the game as quickly as possible with an onslaught of spells and ramp tends to want to accelerate to bombs as quickly as possible, the potential for interference between the strategies is high. Every turn you spend burning your opponent is a turn you didn't spend ramping, and vice versa. Given the list you have, I'd focus on the ramp. Goblin Shortcutter, Skitter of Lizards, and Akoum Firebird are aggressive plays that could probably be stronger as additional ramp consistency. Lightning Bolt is the only aggressive card that might have merit as a splash due to its flexibility.

Furthermore, it may be worth dropping red altogether. Soulbright Flamekin and Vessel of Volatility pack a punch, but the preponderance of red mana makes it difficult to cast a bomb like Pelakka Wurm. Unless you intend to include only red and colorless beaters, I see the red-centric strategy posing a serious risk to the game-plan. There are some advantages to red, I will admit. If you run a large suite of mana dorks like Cobra hinted at, Xenagos, the Reveler becomes a very strong follow-up play. Some of my favorite dorks in Gruul are Arbor Elf, Voyaging Satyr, Garruk Wildspeaker, Magus of the Candelabra, and Burning-Tree Emissary. These cards work well with multi-mana sources: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Gruul Turf, Utopia Sprawl, and so on. I also appreciate that red gives access to solid haste options, although I'm not certain Goblin War Paint is the strongest of said options. I've personally been using Cyclops of Eternal Fury since he, like most bombs, can be fetched by a Fierce Empath. Xenagos, God of Revels is also really strong off of Tooth and Nail. Finally, there's always R/G's classic strategy of building up serious mana just to Banefire your opponent to death.

Back on the green side of things, I would recommend having a few more big plays at your disposal. It's pretty common for ramp to have bombs countered, so unless you are rocking a set of Vexing Shusher, having a little redundancy could be a big help. When I'm not making use of the original eldrazi titans, I like using Primeval Titan, Regal Force, Engulfing Slagwurm, Worldspine Wurm, Pathbreaker Ibex, and Archetype of Endurance. Primal Surge and Genesis Wave are also a joy to play. Anyway, those are just some of my musings on ramp after years of my own homebrewing. Staying in the casual format offers enormous opportunity for the archetype, so don't take anything I say as gospel and always be on the lookout for new options.

Ragnarok2100 on G.O.A.T.

3 weeks ago

I think you should update this deck to include Pathbreaker Ibex

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