Raptor Hatchling


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Raptor Hatchling

Creature — Dinosaur

Enrage - Whenever Raptor Hatchling is dealt damage, create a 3/3 green Dinosaur creature token with trample.

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Raptor Hatchling Discussion

colton815 on Dinosaur Devestation EDH

2 days ago

Bearmagus: its not about being "super competitive". nowhere was it implied that this decks user shouldn't have fun, but when is losing ever fun? saying someones deck is bad isn't necessarily rude. just because its not what someone "wants" to hear, doesnt mean it isn't what they "need" to hear. the guy may not have worded it the best way, but his main point was that some of this decks combos just fall apart too easily, while the pieces of those combos can't do anything on their own. the deck creator was actually being more hateful than the other guy. deck creator was the first to start namecalling.

Sparky93: saying your commander is "always" available is kinda...inaccurate. theres the commander tax. eventually your commander will cost more mana than what you can pay. with an already-expensive commander like gishath, that comes much sooner. hence why a way to refill your hand is so important. worrying about hand size is not a waste of time. you cant cast spells if your hand has no spells to cast. at that point you're relying entirely on topdecking. Cavern of Souls can't be your only answer to counterspells. thats 1 card of 99, and only protects your creatures. the other guy wasn't "hating" until after you shat all over his helpful suggestions, and you were being worse by namecalling. not trying to take sides, i just think you got offended way too easily. i'll end with a helpful suggestion of my own. Drover of the Mighty, Kinjalli's Caller, and Birds of Paradise will help you get your dinos out faster. cards like Ranger's Guile, Blossoming Defense, Vines of Vastwood, Heroic Intervention, and Alpha Authority can help protect your gishath.

MsSysbit: you may not have "directly" said the deck was bad, but you still said it. you heavily implied it. i agree the deck could be improved, but im not sure how you figured that Raptor Hatchling or Siegehorn Ceratops were the main targets to cheat into play. every deck needs at least a few low cost cards. Siegehorn Ceratops is actually a pretty good card imo and can get real big real fast if the deck is built properly.

MsSysbit on Dinosaur Devestation EDH

4 days ago

As a Gishath player I think some of your dinos are too low impact. Like does it really matter if Raptor Hatchling or Siegehorn Ceratops are cheated into play? They're so low impact. What can you exactly do with Cacophodon? These types of slots could easily be replaced with more ramp imo or more answers like you are running zero wipes beyond the Wakening Suns Avatar it seems. Your draw especially is really low. Maybe go for Staff of Nin for draw and enrage or Lifecrafter's Bestiary or Greater Good to aid drawing. I think a quality over quantity approach is bigger and I use certain cards to manipulate the top of the library and benefit off Gishath's trigger the most. Randomness is fun but stacking the deck is too. Just some of my thoughts as a fellow Gishath player.

marikrizu on DINOSAURS!!!!!

5 days ago

So, a few more notes over the deck now that I look over it again.

First, Dragon Arch is only useful if you have more multicolored creatures than the 2 you have at the moment.

Second, here is some more dinos and stuff I think you may want: Wayward Swordtooth, Silverclad Ferocidons, Regisaur Alpha, Ripjaw Raptor, Wakening Sun's Avatar, Goring Ceratops, Thrashing Brontodon, Rampaging Baloths Rampaging Ferocidon, Raptor Hatchling, Sky Terror, Selvala's Stampede, Elemental Bond, Huatli, Warrior Poet

audiofission on R/W Jurassic Park, The Scary Bit

6 days ago

Raptor Hatchling is a good chump blocker that turns into a bigger dino... like it a bit better than Nest Robber

Argy on Control the Treasure-Control

1 week ago

Yeah, it's pretty rough.

Any creature-heavy strategy seems bad for this deck.

Just Sideboarded against the stompy's like this:


2x Fatal Push
2x Yahenni's Expertise


2x Bontu's Last Reckoning
2x Lost Legacy

Grabbed Carnage Tyrant early on with Lost Legacy. Might have been better grabbing Raptor Hatchling (although one of these was already on he field), or Thrashing Brontodon.

Two Frilled Deathspitter proved costly in the early game. One was countered with Metallic Rebuke, but the other did so much damage on it's own.

I did get to play Torment of Hailfire for X=9, but the Dino, deck had enough cards in hand to discard, and avoid lethal. Things like Magma Spray and Harnessed Lightning.

It got down to 3 life, so it was close.

I think I'll leave my playtesting there, as I think the results are clear enough to show that you need more ways to deal with a wide/tall field.

If you wish to conduct more tests there are a good selection of decks here:

Rivals of Ixalan Gauntlet

Link me in these Comments if you need me to help with anything else.

Good luck.

Chasedrk1 on Control the Treasure-Control

1 week ago

The dino matchup is the matchup that makes Yahenni's Expertise useless. however, more than 1 Raptor Hatchling hinders Bontu's Last Reckoning pretty bad as well.

Running through a scenerio of Raptor Hatchlings & Thrashing Brontodon on my opponents board on turn 5-6, I don't know what I would do for a board clear that doesn't hurt just as bad the following turn other than River's Rebuke played ahead of curve.

Argy on Control the Treasure-Control

1 week ago

Tested against Stompy Whompy Dinos

It won on Turn 8.

It was set back one Turn through this deck's use of Essence Scatter.

Fatal Push and Yahenni's Expertise were all but useless against a field of Raptor Hatchling and Thrashing Brontodon, although I did manage to Fatal Push one Brontodon through saccing a Treasure.

Unfortunately things got out of hand by the time Ripjaw Raptor hit the field, and my Opponent had killed one of their Raptor Hatchling with a Harnessed Lightning, to turn it into a 3/3 Dino.

multimedia on Naya Enrage Dinos

2 weeks ago

Hey, looks good.

Raptor Hatchling is fine for the combo with Forerunner of the Empire to make a lot of 3/3 Dinos, but this requires an indestructible spell such as Heroic Intervention. If you're not playing the three card combo then I think Hatching is pretty lackluster. Consider cutting it for Drover of the Mighty? Add some ramp and a possible turn three Forerunner or Ripjaw. Drover can also help to cast Siegehorn Ceratops only 6 sources of white in the manabase is low, not enough to consistently cast a turn two Ceratops. I suggest adding Sunpetal Grove.

Tilonalli's Crown can be busted with Siegehorn Ceratops making it alone a 7/4 with trample. It's also pretty good with Ripjaw drawing a card and getting a 7/5 with trample. One or two mana auras are fine they're risky because you can get 2 or 1 by opponent in response to enchanting which will happen some games. The risk in this case is worth it because of the payoff and little mana investment.

Good luck with your deck.

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