Predator's Gambit


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common

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Predator's Gambit

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+1.
Enchanted creature has intimidate as long as its controller controls no other creatures. (It can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or creatures that share a color with it.)

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Predator's Gambit Discussion

SynergyBuild on Protean Chromium, Elder Dragon

6 months ago

I could see those drops (Spirit Loop and Predator's Gambit), possibly drop Hero of Iroas for Cloud Key while you are at it, because it affects more of your deck, and is harder to remove.

Otherwise the combo doesn't need any support, as Chromium, the Mutable is a sure-fire source of life-loss.

Starsky2814 on Protean Chromium, Elder Dragon

6 months ago

SynergyBuild, the decklist is now in the description.

I’m not quite sure what I’d cut to include the combo. What are your thoughts on cuts? I’m probably leaning towards removing Predator's Gambit and Spirit Loop.

I love the 8 card combo! No one will ever see that coming. lol.

MalcolmTent, bouncing Necropotence before discard, isn’t a bad idea at all. Also, protects it from removal, if need be. I’ll definitely keep that in mind. Thank you!

Starsky2814 on Protean Chromium, Elder Dragon

6 months ago

Thank you, SynergyBuild and skoobysnackz.

Tunman, like SynergyBuild stated. I also, didn’t find Vanishing too beneficial in this case. It is an option for protection, if extra is needed for certain metas. Right now, for me, the flex Auras that can be swapped out for alternate spells are, Predator's Gambit, Indestructibility and Spirit Loop. So if this were to be used as a blueprint. Those spells are good as gone for other flavor spells.

jesusaintnodj, thanks for the +1! I’m glad you enjoy the build! SynergyBuild, did mention before that I should add an infinite combo. So by popular demand, I’ll do just that. I’ll add Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond . Also, I have been playing around with a couple prototype builds based on this. One that is the “Control Edition” and the other I have dubbed the “Time Walk Edition.” Time Walk Edition, includes Nexus of Fate, Time Warp, Temporal Mastery, Temporal Trespass, Karn's Temporal Sundering, Temporal Manipulation, Capture of Jingzhou and Walk the Aeons. Cards that I cut for those are, Predator's Gambit, Indestructibility, Spirit Loop, Gilded Lotus, Consecrated Sphinx, Hero of Iroas, Kor Spiritdancer and Sram, Senior Edificer.

Tunman on Protean Chromium, Elder Dragon

6 months ago

Why don't you play Vanishing instead of Predator's Gambit or Indestructibility?

ClockworkSwordfish on Down The Drain

9 months ago

It might feel like it's contributing more to your gameplan, but there's really no reason to play Contaminated Bond over Pacifism. If your opponent can justify attacking or blocking in exchange for losing three life, he will - Pacifism doesn't even give him that choice.

If you want a card that does both, look no further than Pillory of the Sleepless! It locks a creature down and slowly drains your opponent's life.

On that note, Predator's Gambit is also a straight upgrade over Unholy Strength. You never know when it might come up!

Gattison on Uncle Istvan | pEDH

11 months ago

KayneMarco: As a Pauper EDH deck, you can only use one uncommon creature as the Commander, and only commons in the 99. Unfortunately neither of those two cards were ever printed/released at common, so they wouldn't be legal. =)

As for the deck...

Echo Circlet & Vanguard's Shield for starters. Plus Cathar's Shield, Accorder's Shield also because you want to keep him untapped and able to block as well as attack. There're other vigilance enablers like True-Faith Censer, too.

Bone Saw & Bonesplitter because you don't really care about his Strength. Maybe even things like Unholy Strength and Predator's Gambit.

So I guess I'm thinking voltron. Which would include things like Bladed Pinions, maybe Flayer Husk and Sickleslicer.

Then of course Vault of Whispers and Darksteel Citadel to help justify that Cranial Plating you got there.

Costly Plunder + Ichor Wellspring / Mycosynth Wellspring.

Night's Whisper should be here. you might like Dash Hopes for late game security, but it's probably useless early on.

I'd also recommend a LOT of recursion/reanimation, that way you can just let your commander die, then get 'em back to avoid Commander-tax. Things like Macabre Waltz, Grim Discovery, etc.

Both Exalted creatures, too? Servant of Nefarox and Duty-Bound Dead.

I'm just tossing out ideas, so maybe something there can help get you started! =)

Dennis14 on Rite of Extinction

1 year ago

Another creature that combo's well with Rite of Consumption is Wall of Blood, it can kill immediately if your life total is higher than the opponent's.

Some more options to kill with Lord of Extinction in combat:
Rancor, Predator's Strike, Aphotic Wisps/Predator's Gambit, Funeral Charm (with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth).

Gattison on Jethro Thrull: Orzhovlung

1 year ago

CaesarSalad: hey thanks! that's a good idea. I do have plans to replace Unholy Strength with Edge of the Divinity though, so I'll probably use Predator's Gambit in one of my mono- pauper decks. thanks again!

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