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Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

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

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

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Rancor Discussion


3 hours ago

Salad_Thunder Thanks man, my good friend who has been playing since alpha gave it to me when I won my first FNM, it was draft. Currently I have Fauna Shaman out of the deck because I had enough tutors/entomb effects. I have the Survival of the Fittest to put in the deck but it is banned in tiny leaders.

I have a very small local tiny leaders meta, with most being Geist of Saint Traft which is why I have this set up to be as fast as possible. Even so I have a flyer with infect that I can tutor up in the form of Plague Stinger. I use it over Whispering Specter because it is cheaper and faster. Berserk and Primal Rage seem like they are unnecessary in this build, though I will considerRancor. I think I will sideboard that Gaea's Blessing. Thank you for your suggestions and comment!

Salad_Thunder on DO YOU HAVE TO MANY FRIENDS!?!?

4 hours ago

Nice. I'm jealous of your Grim Tutor :-) . I hadn't seen Fauna Shaman before and am glad you put that in your note (a thought for a couple of my other TL and EDH decks where I couldn't justify the $$$ for Survival of the Fittest).

I had a few games with my Tiny Infectious Scavenger deck where the opposition had either a lot of blockers or a few that were protected/indestructible. So I might take out something for Whispering Specter (maybe Viridian Corrupter unless your usual opponents are really artifact heavy... or Hunted Horror?) even though it doesn't help against Bitterblossom. I also run Berserk, Primal Rage, and Rancor.

It's the storm decks with counterspells and Brain Freeze that have been really driving me up a wall lately. I'm moving Gaea's Blessing to the maindeck and am hoping that will help a lot against those, and won't hurt me too much against other decks.

Salad_Thunder on It uses Scavenging, Infact!

4 hours ago

I'm still undecided on a lot of my sideboard too.

The two biggest problems I've run into when running Varolz are the decks with lots of blockers and the the Brain Freeze storm decks with counter spells. I added Primal Rage to my main deck to supplement Rancor and Whispering Specter (my 2nd flying infector) to help go by or over blockers. Currently have Seedling Charm in my sideboard too against creature decks. Because of the storm decks I just moved Gaea's Blessing to my main deck (but that might keep your graveyard down more than you want usually) and have Feldon's Cane in my sideboard. Elixir of Immortality is another possibility, but it has a higher mana cost and if I sideboard too many cards in I'm worried it will slow the deck down too much.

For general side-boarding, I've had Pithing Needle come out once or twice and nicely shut down an opponents general.

JexInfinite on Sisters Act

9 hours ago

Koalamaster123 No, that sucks.

If you want to beat infect, you rely on drawing Paths, and the awesome sideboard. Chalice of the Void and Rule of Law effects are the most useful in the sideboard if there's a lot of infect. Artifact/enchantment removal is also pretty great for Inkmoth Nexus and Rancor.

garrettlstewart on Ghave EDH

1 day ago

I'm just gonna throw some shit out there... Sylvan Library, Phyrexian Arena, Birds of Paradise, Sylvan Caryatid, Eladamri's Call, Primordial Hydra, Genesis Hydra, Anafenza, the Foremost, Rancor, Swords to Plowshares,Condemn, Bow of Nylea, Pharika, God of Affliction, Phyrexian Reclamation, Warden of the First Tree, Reclamation Sage, Pernicious Deed... That's my Anafenza, the Tiny 4/4 Tiny Leaders deck... Also goood Daghatar the Adamant, Divinity of Pride, Deathreap Ritual,Teneb, the Harvester, Frontier Siege is amazing, two extra green mana each main phaze? I'll take that. Citadel Siege, Duneblast, Vraska the Unseen, Whip of Erebos, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Deadbridge Chant, Terminus, Spiritmonger, Garruk, Apex Predator, and Golgari Grave-Troll because I want to double my Tiny Leaders deck as an EDH deck as well. Put your fist in the air and repeat after me: POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

BlueEyesRedMage on Hypothetical Viridian Squashy changes if $$$

2 days ago

Alright then

  1. Thrun, the Last Troll is a beefy, hexproof, can't be countered hard to kill threat. He dodges all targeted removal, he can regenerate through a board wipe like Supreme Verdict and because of his hexproof, he wears auras like Rancor exceptionally well. He's the top of my curve and a way to close out a game. It's not a personal choice (although I do adore him), he's just that good. Thrun, the Last Troll is an absolute champion. In short, his role to come down after I've dealt damage with my other creatures and bring the game home without fear of removal killing him off.

  2. I only have 2 lands that come in tapped? The Stirring Wildwood is the only thing that comes in tapped, Temple Garden comes in tapped or untapped, whatever I choose at the low cost of 2 life and Razorverge Thicket is a fast land, coming in untapped early game and only coming untapped in later turns, which is a perfectly acceptable.

BlueEyesRedMage on Viridian Squashy

2 days ago

I appreciate your suggestion ironcore but I feel like you've decided to make an entirely new deck for me. I've played this deck for quite a few months now at my local modern events and it has performed beautifully.

You suggest that I:

  1. Put in more creatures (of which already comprises a third of the deck).

  2. Take out some of my best creatures and spells (Dryad Militant, Experiment One, Beast Within,Thrun, the Last Troll, Treetop Village) of which all fulfill important roles within the deck at a base level and in the modern meta. I can take the time to explain their roles to you if you like.

  3. Change up my entire mana base for a new colour, which the deck is pretty clearly budget.

Look man, I appreciate you put so much time into a comment on my deck, but you've really missed the point. My deck is Mono Green Stompy, a style of deck that needs three main things:

  1. Cheap reliable that are extremely efficient for their cost (with no downsides ie. Sheltering Ancient, Scythe Tiger, Uktabi Drake)

  2. Extremely efficient pump spells that are not dependent on the situation. Giant Growth is Giant Growth all of the time. Groundswell requires I hit a land drop that turn (doesn't always happen), Unnatural Predation is only good is a creature is blocking (dosen't always happen), Llanowar Augur can be seen coming a mile away and only can be done during my upkeep. Giant Growth, Vines of Vastwood and Rancor are the cream of the crop for these slots, similar to how my creatures were carefully selected, they are the best the game has in this format. Period.

  3. The ability to teal with threats WHILST using the tools Stompy already has. Yes, being mono green is limited in it's option, that's why I need to use Beast Within and Prey Upon, but both of these cards excell at what they do. Beast Within in particular shines in it's ability to blow up my own lands in response to a Spreading Seas, downgrade important lords to throw off combat math, kill my own Strangleroot Geist at their end step to turn 2 potential damage into 6...the list goes on.

Like I said, I appreciate your comment and all of your advice but you've really misunderstood what my deck values and needs. Sorry dude.

I have thought about moving into white though, you're right that's the obvious choice for the evolution of the deck (albeit that you forgot about Loxodon Smiter. And come on man, Grizzled Leotau?) but that's not where I want to take the deck. In fact, look at my Hypothetical Viridian Squashy changes if $$$ to see what this deck would look like in white. (the link isn't working for some reason, it's on my profile under decks)

ibstudent2200 on Teneb and His Elvish Junk

2 days ago

Eladamri, Lord of Leaves is a rather useful lord for dodging removal.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx works great when you lean heavily on one color.

Skullclamp seems great in this deck.

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood is another great utility land.

Is there a reason you chose to play Teneb, the Harvester over Karador, Ghost Chieftain? Karador's effect is way easier to pull off, even if the selection is smaller.

Presence of Gond seems awful to me. Even if you played Rhys the Redeemed as your commander, I would still recommend that you cut it. Imperious Perfect is fine, since it's a lord on top of being a token producer, but Presence of Gond is practically begging for you to get 2-for-1'd.

Why do you describe the deck as being part Voltron, when the only Voltron card in the deck is Rancor? Also, I'm not convinced that you should be playing Rancor in the first place. I'm aware that it gives your commander trample, but my experience has been that expecting Teneb, the Harvester to be able to successfully deal combat damage to an opponent is unlikely if the dragon doesn't have haste (Concordant Crossroads is a beautiful card), shroud, or hexproof. My metagame plays a fair amount of spot removal to help deal with a couple nasty aggro decks, so I can't expect to resolve a trigger like Teneb's very often. Maybe your metagame is different, though.

I don't think Nylea, God of the Hunt is worth playing, and I'm also sketchy about Heliod, God of the Sun. Giving your creatures trample is generally not worth a card (unless it's paired with a buff), and Heliod's tokens require more mana than I would expect to have available. Collective Blessing and Dictate of Heliod are both sick in creature decks, though.

To me, Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath reads "3BB: put a 5/5 flying demon into play", because nobody's going to let you use his -2 ability more than once. They'll kill him, either by attacking him or damaging him directly, and you get a 5/5 flier for 5 mana and take slightly less damage than you would have taken. And I can think of a lot of cards I'd rather spend 5 mana on than a 5/5 flier.

Elspeth, Knight-Errant doesn't make much sense to me here. Yes, the card is good in a Voltron deck, but only if your commander doesn't have flying already.

Thunderfoot Baloth is an awesome anthem effect. Don't ever cut it.

You are in the correct colors for Utter End. Have you considered playing it?

Color(s) Green
Cost G
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 1.39
Avg. cube pick 8.03


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

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Magic 2013 Uncommon
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Urza's Legacy Common
Promo Set Uncommon


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