Rancor

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Magic 2013 (M13) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana (DDD) Common
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Common
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Rancor

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 and has trample.

When Rancor is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Rancor to its owner's hand.

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Rancor Discussion

multimedia on Shambling Tomb

1 day ago

Hey, Rancor is budget and one of the best cards with Skullbriar because you want to give it trample. Rancor is unique though because it can keep coming back to your hand when it's destroyed or enchanted Skullbriar dies. Since Skullbriar keeps the counters that are placed on him even if it dies Rancor alone for one mana with Skullbriar's haste can make it a threat the turn it's played.

Tireless Tracker and Scavenging Ooze are fantastic creatures for draw, graveyard hate with counters strategy. Creatures like these two who do more than one thing, but also put counters on themselves are very good what you want in Commander.

Good luck with your deck.


He_Who_Hungers on There can be no victory without sacrifice

2 days ago

Thanks for the love and suggestions. The thing with Corpsejack for me is that it's really fragile and doesn't really do anything more than Hardened Scales or Winding Constrictor (might consider running that last one), considering Mazirek only puts his counters one at a time.

Bloodspore and Pathbreaker do seem like good ones, but I feel they are too dependent on my board state being safe (which it usually isn't, some of the people in my group have worked up a strong hate for the deck already). It feels like they might be really easily picked off without having contributed anything. From the games I've played with it recently, I do feel I should have some trample enablers, but I'd rather look at something more sturdy than a creature, e.g. Primal Rage, Nylea, God of the Hunt or Rancor).

When you finish your Mazirek list, do put it up, I'd love to take a look at it.

JAPuckett85 on WonderCats

2 days ago

Hybrow I put in Prowler's Helm & cut Whispersilk Cloak for the same reason I cut Lightning Greaves: because of the shroud. Makes it too difficult to equip with other equipment & renders Eminence useless. I cut Sword of Feast and Famine & Sword of Light and Shadow for the same reason (protection from white/green). Thanks for the suggestions though! I have thought about Nacatl War-Pride before, but he just seems too costly mana-wise.. of he was 3G, instead of 3GGG, then I would play him, but I cut all the really high CMC cats & it plays better with the lower curve; the only creatures I kept over 6-CMC are Felidar Sovereign, Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, Raksha Golden Cub, and Sun Titan. Qasali Ambusher just doesn't have enough of an impact to make a slot in EDH- I'd rather pay some mana for some good keywords or abilities. I hadn't considered Nylea's Emissary or Chariot of Victory before.. I think Nylea's Emissary is ALMOST worth it if I consider it a 6/6 Trampler for 3G (because the Eminence), but the fact that it gets taken out by enchantment-hate means everyone probably has an answer for it when it becomes their problem. Prowler's Helm is still my favorite way to get damage through, but I also have Rancor, Rogue's Passage, Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Vengeance, and Ahrabo's 2nd ability. Chariot of Victory might be better the Sword of Vengeance in some decks because of the Equip1, but I have at least 4 ways to cheat on equip costs (Stonehewer Giant, Sigarda's Aid, Hammer of Nazahn, Puresteel Paladin, etc), and things to tutor for those ways, so I think I'll stick with the additional +2/0 and vigilance. Thanks for the feedback, though!

Ruffigan on Species Gorger - PDH

3 days ago

Seems like it will be pretty grindy. How do you plan on finishing the game? You have a few beaters but your ETB creatures aren't going to be doing much damage-wise and Rancor is the only thing I see to help your commander/beaters get through.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Pauper RG

4 days ago

I'd actually run the Kird Apes in the main and put the playset of Young Wolf in the sideboard. Ape is much more aggressive initially, and Wolf is stronger against control or removal-heavy decks.

Blastoderm is an older, but absolutely gnarly beatstick that's hard to get rid of, and great stats for its cost. Definitely better than the Rubblebelt Maaka, but I'd even run it in the main. Depending on how reliably you think you can nuke artifacts and enchantments with Wickerbough Elder, these are interchangeable.

Taking out Rancor is a mistake. That's one of the best, if not THE best, aggressive enchantments in Magic, let alone Pauper. I'd run it as a 2-of.

But the best card you're not running by far has to be Horned Kavu. Where do I start? Reset a counter on Young Wolf/Wickerbough Elder/Scab-Clan Mauler, play on T2 off of a Burning-Tree Emissary for no tempo loss, return Lightning Shrieker to your hand so you don't have to shuffle it into your library if the game's gone long enough for some reason...can't stress Horned Kavu enough.

Happy brewing!

Fejocan1710 on The Plague

1 week ago

All in all a great deck. I would suggest some hand disruption to replace the now banned Gitaxian Probe, such as Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize. Also Abrupt Decay would be a nice option to deal with permanents instead of just creature removal. Lastly, I suggest Rancor as a permanent pump spell and it gives trample. It also returns to your hand if your creature dies. Just my two cents. Good luck with the deck and keep us posted on the results you get with it.

TristanTaylorsVoice on Green

1 week ago

@Chasmolinker Avatar of the Resolute is Garruk's Companion with more late game value. I think the third toughness on Kalonian Tusker to help evolve Experiment One's with Rancor and beat Dark Confidant/Snapcaster Mage is a little more valueable.

Nylea's Disciple is less versatile than Obstinate Baloth, and IMO less effective in the burn matchup, since Nylea's Disciple can be killed in response to its trigger for two less life, whereas Obstinate Baloth is beefier and can't be bolted.

Thank you for the suggestions

ArchonBlue on Liliana's Reaver

1 week ago

Alright, so I am giving you feedback based on the cards I know you have in paper, your budget, and your expressed desire to move away from aggro and into a more spell-based deck. The best version of your build right now is B/G Midrange, but since you don't have $1500 we'll have to make some adjustments.

Midrange runs more lands and less creatures than you have. 2 Hissing Quagmire is good, I know you have those so you can slot those right away. You won't be able to afford Verdant Catacombs so you could run Evolving Wilds instead like you are but I'd stick with two, you don't want too many lands that come in tapped. Look into running 4x Blooming Marsh and 2x Overgrown Tomb along with 4x Field of Ruin. Everything else can be a basic land, you'll want to run 2 or 3 more Swamps than Forests though and want 22-23 lands. Also, for budget 4x Llanowar Wastes and 2x Temple of Malady are ok, much better than running a bunch of basics. Most competitive decks run somewhere between 6-8 basics. My advice though is you don't want more than 4 lands in your deck coming in tapped, and 2 of those slots are already taken by Hissing Quagmire.

I know you have a lot of Doomblade, that's fine but I wouldn't run more than two and you should look into maxing out your playset of Fatal Push along with 2-3 Abrupt Decay and 2-3 Dismember. You can run 4x Rancor in Aggro but in midrange you only want 2x max. 3x Vampire Nighthawk is fine, other than that look into Tireless Tracker, Scavenging Ooze, Eternal Witness, and Mindslicer. Deadly Recluse is ok, the rest of your creatures don't really fit in midrange but if you want to go for a more aggro build with more Rancor and more creatures Swordwise Centaur and Kalonian Tusker are pretty good. You gotta decide if you want midrange or aggro though and stick with it. I will say that building aggro on a budget is easier. If you do decide to go the aggro route, you're running a lot of subpar enchantments and bulk ups. Look into Vines of Vastwood, its super cheap and amazing in any Green aggro build.

Also, 4x Duress is good but look into Inquisition of Kozilek as well. You could even run a combo of the two, like 2x Duress and 4x Inquisition of Kozilek or something. For now put in your full playset of Duress.

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