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Creature — Dinosaur
Enrage - Whenever Raptor Hatchling is dealt damage, create a 3/3 green Dinosaur creature token with trample.
Raptor Hatchling Discussion
3 months ago
I have been playing Dinosaur Tribal ever since Ixalan came out and have a few things to suggest. The main problem still is that the white dinosaurs kind of suck in today's standard. I had splashed into Jund dinos way back in Guilds of Ravnica and find it much more consistent and competitive against the top tier decks of the meta. With the support that those colors got in M20, its safe to say that that is still going to be your best option. Now for individual reasons about cards.
Kinjalli's Caller : Though the mana reduction and the high health body is very attractive, the main focus for dinosaur decks is to push damage through. With this having 0 power, it does literally nothing on its own.
Imperial Ceratops : Even with Maruading Raptor being able to hit this as it comes down, lifegain generally isn't revelant in a ramp style deck. Granted, it does well against aggro, so I would use this in your sideboard if you keep with the white color.
I'm gonna put Verdant Sun's Avatar and Silverclad Ferocidons together here. These bad boys cost 7 mana. That alone is a huge thing to make happen. 4/5 times you will find these stuck in your hand and unable to be played.
Blood Sun : I understand that this meant to combo with Lotus Field however having a 3 mana enchantment that doesn't affect your board at all is really bad. I was recommend playing Ripjaw Raptor instead. With Marauding Raptor , it's essentially 3 mana and it gives you a creature that can continue to draw more.
Wilderness Reclamation : I see that you want to run Vivien, Champion of the Wilds in your deck and that's completely fine, however, you will probably find that you will rarely end up playing anything at instant speed, making the extra mana unusable. Also, if you draw this late, it ends up being a dead draw.
Raptor Hatchling : I love this card don't get me wrong. However, I think this is better save as a sideboard option against aggro, especially mono red.
Now a couple of cards that I would recommend would be Regisaur Alpha , Ripjaw Raptor , Savage Stomp , and Domri, Anarch of Bolas as they speed up your deck and add more power to the board, as well as giving you some removal options and enrage triggers. If you want cards to use against control, Carnage Tyrant still typically gets the job done.
7 months ago
I can tell that you've mostly built from cards that you have sitting around from recent sets. That's fine, but there's a few things you should consider when building Radha.
First, you want to be putting out a lot of creatures, and quickly. That will allow you to make attacks the first turn she comes down and spiral out of control. To do that, you'll want token producers and cheap creatures. With only 25 creatures and very few token makers, you're unlikely to combo off with Aggravated Assault and Hellkite Charger . Also, you're weakening your cards like Guardian Project by running so few creatures.
Secondly, you'll want more lands. While your commander is a source of mana, you still want to be ramping and hitting your land drops between when you play her and when you go off. Casual EDH decks usually run between 37-40 lands, depending on the build, so I would go up at least 4 lands.
Thirdly, you'll want to reconsider some card choices that look powerful, but will have unintended consequences. Wildfire and Annihilation looks good on paper, but the table will turn on you for blowing up their lands, meaning you can't count on rebuilding after. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker is powerful, but the table will IMMEDIATELY try to kill you, and rightfully so, when they see it, since the assumption will be that you're running infinite combos with him.
Finally, you'll just want to clean up some of the subpar card choices like Blossom Dryad , Raptor Hatchling , Natural End , etc. Check out the EDHREC page for Radha to see what others are playing in their decks. You can toggle to budget decks in the top right, so you can probably make huge improvements to the general card quality of your deck for $5-10, before you even consider adding the cards that will really make it tick. Good luck!
8 months ago
triproberts12 Hey Bud. Yeah, all the cards in the main board I own, and most in the Maybeboard. Just read the article and that was really interesting. Guess I should probably run Sakura-Tribe Elder over Explosive Vegetation !
Would you say that Territorial Allosaurus should be ran over Domri Rade then? As it can be hit off of Gishath, Sun's Avatar ? I just find that he comes down, makes something fight and then dies, and even if he survives he then has a 30% chance of drawing you a card.
I agree with you on Huatli, Warrior Poet , and I think that does probably mean that Charging Monstrosaur is better, but I'd still put in things like Sunforger above it. I still don't even think that Vanquisher's Banner is that good in this deck, and adding something like Crush Contraband a long with Sunforger would be a better include.
Scattered Groves and Sheltered Thicket should probably be in the lad base anyway. I don't know about going all the way up to 40 lands as that's how many I have in my Omnath, Locus of Rage deck! Average on EDHREC is now at 38, so I should go up one or maybe even two.
It has occurred to me that there is a sweet combo with one of the indestructible spells like Make a Stand and a combination of Raptor Hatchling or Forerunner of the Empire + Polyraptor . In combination with Impact Tremors or Purphoros, God of the Forge this would make a quick win. Would you say that this is worth going for and building in? Or am I convoluting the strategy!
Once again if there's anything I can do on your tappedout let me know and I would be happy to oblige.
8 months ago
The token will have summoning sickness, but it wears off at the beginning of their turn. So he will be able to attack on their next turn.
The ferocious ability will trigger even if lethal damage is dealt. Once an ability triggers it exists independently of its source, so even though most of the time Raptor Hatchling will die from any amount of damage, it will always make the token.
8 months ago
So if my opponent has Raptor Hatchling and It’s my turn, I attack it and kill it, #1 does the toke creature have summoning sickness, like can he use it his turn coming up or does he have to wait as though he summoned on his turn and can’t use it till the next turn? #2 if I fataly damage it and kill it does he get the token at all? I tried to read the official ruling but it seemed to contradict itself.
8 months ago
Looks like you have a pretty solid handle on deckbuilding, so I'll just give you the main suggestion I have whenever I see Gishath decks. Cut the wimpy dinos like Raptor Companion , Frenzied Raptor , etc. That critical mass of dinosaurs is good for Gishath, but you have to weigh the benefit of drawing them any other time verses getting them for free. There's a pretty big gulf between the disadvantage of drawing that Raptor Hatchling instead of a Cultivate that would get out your Gishath two turns earlier, versus the advantage of possibly getting a Hatchling in addition to a couple six-drops that will actually impact the board. The same goes for mediocre tribal stuff like Drover of the Mighty , Imperial Lancer , and Pterodon Knight . I recommend you check out the EDHREC page for Naya. You can see the general good-stuff staples that would be better than the stuff I mentioned, or you can click on Gishath, and even chose the budget tab on his page at the top right. Good luck!
8 months ago
Yeah, there's not nearly enough lands. Think of it this way: Lands are 21% of your deck, as it is now. That's the equivalent of running 13 lands in a 60-card deck or 9 lands in a 40-card deck. You're built around an 8-mana commander, so 39 is the minimum you should be running, along with, at the very least, 8 sources of ramp.
I think these 3 videos will be very helpful for you. The first two are videos by The Professor, one on Commander deck construction, and the other on building a 3-color manabase for the format. The last one is SaffronOlive on common pitfalls in deck construction.
Next off, what you'll want to do is look at the EDHREC page for Gishath to see what other people are putting in their decks. If you're on a budget, you can also click at the top right to go to what people are playing in decks labeled as budget. Remember to include card advantage, ramp, removal that is either flexible or hits the whole table, and haymakers that will close out the game.
As for cuts, I would start with 4 to 7-mana non-dinos, since that spot on the curve will get clogged up pretty quickly, and you want to be putting expensive dinos out for free with Gishath. I would also cut Atzocan Archer , Emperor's Vanguard , Frenzied Raptor , Looming Altisaur , Nest Robber , Pterodon Knight , Raptor Companion , Raptor Hatchling , Ravenous Daggertooth , Sky Terror , Steadfast Armasaur , Voltaic Brawler , Cobbled Wings , Primal Amulet Flip, Abrade , Blossoming Defense , Demystify , Lightning Helix , Righteousness , Shock , and Slash of Talons . They're all either too narrow, too weak, don't scale up well with the creature size or life totals of Commander, or don't make sense in your deck.
10 months ago
You might be right about elves over Raptor Hatchling. I'm pretty back and forth between the two. But Elves is terrible against mono red and think it's worse against against weenies as well. It also has anti synergy with the Deafening Clarion plan, and hatchling works well with Savage Stomp.
I'd come to pretty much the same conclusion with Ghalta
I had considered Banefire, and it is probably better than Huatli in the sideboard. It may very well deserve more slots in the 75 than that, but I'm uncertain what else I would cut.
Raptor Hatchling occurrence in decks from the last year
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