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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
3 weeks ago
I'd remove the Raptor Hatchling as long as you you have no way to stack damage triggers or something. It just doesn't have real impact in EDH.
Same goes for Arlinn Kord Flip. I'd rather play other, more consistent ways of giving your commander (and other creatures) haste like Fires of Yavimaya or other enchantments that give your creatures haste and trample.
I'd also remove the monuments, they won't help you so much. For example Oketra's Monuments second effect won't impact the game much, and you have like 10 white creatures that can profit from the cost reduction. You'd have to play all of them after the monument to save like 7 mana. If you just play Kodama's Reach you will profit a lot more of it. Instead of Hazoret's I'd play anything that lets you draw a card whenever you play a creature, something like Elemental Bond. Rhona's is fine, you have enough green creatures, I personally would prefer something like Primal Rage or Nylea, God of the Hunt to keep the trample even without casting creatures.
Also I recommend Caltrops for the enrage trigger, if the lack of flavor doesn't matter to you.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Steely Resolve is a nice tribal protection enchantment that can protect your dinosaurs.
I'd say Heroic Intervention and Boros Charm are both very important to protecting your dinosaurs and the charm is even better for sudden double strike on Gishath. Both cards also enable a potential Forerunner of the Empire, Polyraptor / Raptor Hatchling infinite token enrage win con with the indestructibility.
I've also personally had success running a damage board wipe package alongside the indestructibility spells (and Temple Altisaur ) like Blasphemous Act, Star of Extinction, and Wave of Reckoning just to get that enrage value. Board wipes hurt in Gishath, but sometimes you just have to. You can at least get something out of it if you have enrage dinosaurs out using those spells. Getting the occasional one sided wipe with the package of cards alongside enrage has always felt good.
2 months ago
Love Dinos, looks fun and awesome to pass to your son. A couple notes/things myself would swap. In the Mana base I'd trade Timber Gorge for Rootbound Crag and Tranquil Expanse for Sunpetal Grove. And one to just weasel in being a tribal deck with plenty of Artifact ramp, Unclaimed Territory i think would do well for ya.
as you said in description you were leaning into the Enrage ability, I've always had fun with Reckless Rage. Triggers some Enrage and can remove a sizable creature for OneRed. Also Polyraptor is a wicked Enrage Dino.
I would trade Seismic Rupture out for Sweltering Suns. Heavier in the red to cast, but 1 more dmg all around, doesn't exclude fliers and can cycle late if you don't need it.
Although they're not Dino's themselves Drover of the Mighty and Forerunner of the Empire are fantastic synergies with Dino's. Drover being solid ramp that gets a bigger body with a Dino on field. Forerunner helping with Enrage and Tutoring any Dino you might be needing at the time.
Deathgorge Scavenger, Thrashing Brontodon & Kinjalli's Sunwing are all Dinos I swear by. Scavenger helps keep graves clear (and can get some life gain), Brontodon is a wicked body for 3 that can smash pesky Artifacts/Enchantments & Sunwing is pretty much Authority of the Consuls on a flying body.
.........also Raptor Hatchling . 1, I Love that Dino, lol. And 2, because he lets you sneak in an infinite "I Win" Combo. (Yes, even in a 4 player match lol) Another reason to squeak in the Forerunner too lol. Frilled Deathspitter + Forerunner of the Empire + Raptor Hatchling + Heroic Intervention = I Win (if no one interrupts). 2 of them on field (1 of the Dinos and the 4runner). Cast remaining dino and have enough to cast Heroic as well. Dino enters, 4runner ETB goes on stack, cast Heroic in response, all 3 become indestructible. 4runner hits Deathspitter, 2damage to target opponent, 4runner hits Hatchling, Brings in a 3/3 Dino, Triggering 4runner again, repeat untill everyone is dead lol.
Looks fun. Happy Slingin!
2 months ago
You asked me for some suggestions, so here comes my quick Brainstorm:
Dinosaur Stampede is just unnecessary. Of course, it has "dino" in its name, but there are far better options, such as Concerted Effort, Overwhelming Stampede, Titanic Ultimatum (maybe a bit hard to cast, but worth to try out) and if you feel nasty Triumph of the Hordes.
Raptor Hatchling is in my eyes quite worthless in EDH - there ate a lot of better dinos out there. In my deck I also cut Burning Sun's Avatar, because his effect is just not worth its risky mana cost.
I would also suggest to ass some more ramp options. I only counted 3 ramp spells and 5 Mana rocks. There is a thumb rule that says, you should run 38 Lands (you miss one), and 8 mana rocks in a normal deck. You do have some ramp creatures, but my experience says that they often get removed quickly and should be counted with caution to your ramp numbers.
2 months ago
2 months ago
I'd second the opinions of those before me that sitting on the fence so far as the enrage mechanic is concerned is unwise. If you swap out all the enrage support in this with cards like Commune with Dinosaurs, Glorybringer, Abrade, Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Rekindling Phoenix and even Jadelight Ranger you have a deck commonly referred to as "red-green monsters" which is actually a relevant part of the competitive meta (although usually not so dinosaur focused). If you went with the enrage mechanic I'd suggest slightly more creatures with enrage (Needletooth Raptor, Frilled Deathspitter and Raptor Hatchling probably being contenders) and possibly some different enablers. I personally prefer Reckless Rage and Savage Stomp over Rile or Dual Shot. Forerunner of the Empire is super fragile but is insane if you can get an engine going. If you are interested I have an all-in enrage deck you could look at You Won't Like Them When They're Angry. although it's more fun than good tbh.
3 months ago
Good start! id say swap Sun-Collared Raptor with Frilled Deathspitter, the sun-collared raptor is really not that good in most games tbh. also you probably wont get to Ixalli's Keeper's 8 mana abillity so swap that for Raptor Hatchling also a good combat trick is Dinosaur Stampede!