Pentavus

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare
2012 Core Set Rare
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret Rare
Planechase Rare
Mirrodin Rare

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Pentavus

Artifact Creature — Construct

Pentavus enters the battlefield with five +1/+1 counters on it.

, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play.

, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.

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Pentavus Discussion

xyr0s on Artifact Rebels

3 days ago

Worn Powerstone and Shifting Wall are not modern-legal.

The first 2 Galvanic Bombardment in a game are inferior or equal to Lightning Bolt, making lightning bolt the preferred card (since it's overly optimistic to believe that a game will go long enough for the third copy to come up). Harnessed Lightning is also questionable... it takes a lot before it's better than Flame Slash.

Pentavus is funny, but playing something with cmc 7 requires ramping of tron-like levels, or ways to cheat it into play. As far as I can tell, you have neither.

Ion Storm is going to be impressively disappointing. It requires 2 mana for every activation, after you've spent 3 mana to just put it on the table. And THEN it needs a creature with a +1/+1 counter, or an artifact with a charge counter... that adds up to a card, your opponents are going to love.

You play quite a few 4-cmc cards. At that cost, cards should have immediate impact in modern - like Cryptic Command or Supreme Verdict. Removal is quite good in modern, so if you play a small creature, and the next turn a vehicle, your opponent will gleefully path/bolt/push/snag your creature.

Sorry, this is a bit of a rain on your vehicle-parade.

ay.lobo on Purphoros and Krenko (Multiplayer EDH Primer)

1 week ago

Hey, maddoxmtg. I'm kind of with Hybrow on this. Emrakul's Hatcher is a good card to have in this deck, at least for the ETB effect to add tokens. Hmm, those two goblin-mana ramp cards are great if I do add Pentavus...


Hybrow, I'm probably not going to add Pentavus in the deck. Simply for the fact that i already have a good amount of token creatures. Also, if I add that card, I'd have to replace a card of about equal mana, and that would be replacing my ETB draw power dragon. However, I have added your recommendation to the description in the "modest budget" section, because it's a great card. Hellion Eruption is a great card, but I decided against that a while ago. Mogg Infestation and Descent of the Dragons are the mass creature transformation I stuck with in the end.


Hey, DrValium. Fiery Gambit is a pretty interesting card. Straight up damage if I feel lucky. Hmm, I don't think I would be able to use this card. The only gambling I would consider in this deck is Gamble and that's a scary card too. Honesty, the whole deck is a pretty fun gamble, not really an opportunity to tutor for that card you need and all.


Thank you guys. Good thoughts, Good advices, and a great way for me to start the day.

Hybrow on Purphoros and Krenko (Multiplayer EDH Primer)

2 weeks ago

Pentavus .. Its not goblin theme'd, but its ability to remove a counter and make a 1/1 creature. then add it back and remove it again. Late or mid game you can chain this to end the game. I have won quite a few games with my Purphoros, God of the Forge and this

GS10 on Alesha EDH

1 month ago

Aren't Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit and Cathars' Crusade worthy to include? Since they add some redundancy they make the combo with Murderous Redcap more consistent, besides with Pentavus and Phyrexian Altar the Crusade makes for infinite counters, even infinite tokens and mana with Ashnod's Altar instead and "infinite" card draw with Mindless Automaton. The synergy is definitely there. I had never thought of Pentavus and Mindless Automaton before, but now I think I'll add them to my own Alesha deck too!

Great list! Upvoted ;)

Phayd on Daretti edh

1 month ago

For the all-in sac artifacts theme:

  • Overseer of the Damned -> Herald of Anguish - You can probably discount Herald to a 2BB easily. The removal isn't quite as good, but the discard triggers are painful.
  • Executioner's Capsule -> Quicksmith Genius - The whole deck is centered around Daretti's -1, so you really don't need a lot of removal. You have 14 targeted removal spells. I'm big on Quicksmith Genius, as he triggers on tokens and vastly improves card quality.
  • Murderous Cut -> Chaos Warp - You actually only have 1 card in here that can kill a Pithing Needle (that names Daretti). A few more anti-artifact cards might be warranted.
  • Pentavus -> Hellkite Igniter/Hellkite Tyrant - was never a fan of Pentavus, as he's so dang slow. Also there doesn't seem to be any proliferate support so he is basically 12 mana for 5 artifacts.

I definitely think Pia's Revolution deserves a spot, although I haven't had a chance to actually play it yet to be sure.

Disciple of the Vault and Underhanded Designs are both pretty good too, but would be main-deck material if you were sacrificing things in waves with Krark-Clan Ironworks and such.

Daedalus19876 on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

1 month ago

feyn_do_alduin: I'll pass on Pentavus and Myr Battlesphere (way too much mana investment for their effect) but I might be able to find a slot for Soul Foundry...Thanks!

feyn_do_alduin on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

1 month ago

in black, you have all the great ones. but have you considered; Soul Foundry, Pentavus, or Myr Battlesphere?

Soul Foundry seems like it has a place in the deck because it can combo with almost all of your creature spells

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