Predator's Strike

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Common

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Predator's Strike

Instant

Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains trample until end of turn.

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Predator's Strike Discussion

adamjm on mono green infect

1 week ago

I did have Giant Growth on my mind as well but found the need for trample often so i opted to pay the extra mana for Predator's Strike considering the amount of bolts in the meta it's not a terrible idea to forgo that slot for giant growth to make the cost more efficient but i do think vines is necessary as it can fizzle Vapor Snag ,Snap and other popular bounce type spells

raefgall on Selvala's Chargers

2 weeks ago

Overall breakdown:

The first thing that stands out is that the ratios for this deck lean very heavily towards single use, non-repeatable effects. There should probably be a bit more land (I'd aim for at least 36 or so), and a few of the cheap fetch lands would go a long way. While you have some token generators, some additional creatures would probably help as well. Think of it this way: late in the game with no cards in hand, how big of an impact will the card have? If you can include a card with more than one use, the chances go up.

TL;DR I would cut some of the limited focus instants and sorceries for some additional land and some creatures/artifacts that still move towards your theme.

Some Suggestions on what to add:

Land: Bant Panorama, Krosan Verge, Naya Panorama, Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, Terramorphic Expanse (6)

Creatures: Acidic Slime, Reclamation Sage, Karametra, God of Harvests, Dauntless Escort, Loxodon Hierarch (5)

Instant: Beast Within, Blunt the Assault, Selesnya Charm, Sylvan Reclamation (4)

Enchantment: Beastmaster Ascension, Song of the Dryads (2)

Artifact: Selesnya Signet, Selesnya Cluestone, Spear of Heliod (3)

My suggestions on what to remove:

Sorcery: Deconstruct, Dosan's Oldest Chant, Journey of Discovery, Overwhelm, Rampant Growth, Revive, Stomp and Howl (7)

Instant: Nourish, Predator's Strike, Restrain, Ruthless Instincts, Soothing Balm, Titanic Growth, Wax/Wane (7)

Land: 1 Forest, 1 Plains (2)

Enchantment: Arrest, Cho-Manno's Blessing, Street Savvy (2)

Creatures: Vine Trellis, Viridian Emissary (2)

cak01vej on Pauper green infect pump

1 month ago

Since you run Mirran Mettle, I would change 4x Forest for 4x Tree of Tales to help activate Metalcraft.

Here's a few other changes I would make:

  • Predator's Strike instead of Wild Hunger, since you have no way of paying for the Falshback, Predator's Strike is strictly better.
  • Rancor instead of Unnatural Predation. I think the trade of +2/+0 for +1/+1 is worth it.
  • Vines of Vastwood intead of Titanic Growth, basically for the same price you get to add Hexproof.
  • Groundswell could be a replacement for Hunger of the Howlpack. You trade the permanent +1/+1 counter for a temporary +2/+2, with the possibility of upgrading to +4/+4 if you played a land, which yu want to do anyway. Plus you can trigger Landfall even if there are no other creatures on the board, something that is not possible with Morbid.

Another suggestion is to add either Manamorphose or Gitaxian Probe for Card-advantage, as they are both "free", but I don't know what you would remove for those, so I'll just leave them as suggestions for you to test out.

Ridley006 on Beg me for Life...

2 months ago

Predator's Strike could be a good addition and/or replacement for the "banned" Invigorate. The trample it gives could be the how you infect your opponent though their creatures. Nice deck! Upvoted.

WillowtheCouncil on Infuckt ($10 Budget)

2 months ago

First let me say, I LOVE the idea of this deck. It's great, it's charming. Obv, turn 4 and 5 win is difficult to win with in a competitive meta, but a 6 dollar deck? That's just beautiful.

Throne of Geth is about 15 cents per, and it's essentially "2 mana, proliferate". You can also sac a plague myr to it for the proliferation. You don't have any removal once something's down, so maybe 2x Vapor Snag, which is about 80 cents, going down one Fuel for the Cause and one Ruthless Instincts?

Actually, Aim High I think accomplishes really most of what you want from Ruthless Instincts for one less mana, and is a few cents cheaper. Gift of Strength can also work.

And if you use Ruthless more for the trample, then use Predator's Strike instead.

PickleNutz on Beg me for Life...

3 months ago

Predator's Strike is a great card for infect based strategies. It is multi-purpose too. It can evade burn spells, adding defense to your creature, because it is an instant. It can also allow your creature to get through blockers with Trample.

I also like Blossoming Defense a bit more than Vines of Vastwood because it doesnt cost extra for the buff. Its really preference though.

PickleNutz on Slimy Green Aggro

3 months ago

You could have more success with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Collected Company, and scaled 3 mana green creatures as a green aggro deck. You could still use the dryads that way as early game damage but with those added cards you could have the steam to end games before turn 6 or 7. In the world of modern it would still be relatively budget friendly too. The fetchlands you have in the deck cost more collectively than those suggestions. Leatherback Baloth, Silhana Ledgewalker, Troll Ascetic, and Sacred Wolf in a collected company deck with Old-Growth Dryads, Predator's Strike, Predator Ooze, Vines of Vastwood, and Rancor would be a very intense aggro deck.

Just a thought, but the added power and hexproof would really boost the potency.

x12721 on The Poor and Infected

3 months ago

Thank you for the input, Kevinosten, but this is a pauper deck. Therefore, Revenge of the Hunted isn't legal. As to Predator's Strike, the trample is a nice bonus, but I still prefer Rancor because it is less expensive to cast and lasts forever. Instead of relying on trample, I can also use Magmatic Chasm or Apostle's Blessing to force all the damage through. Thank you!

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