Creature — Beast
When Ridgescale Tusker enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on each other creature you control.
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Ridgescale Tusker Discussion
6 days ago
1 week ago
I dont really know, i have yet to playtest it.
You drop it and end the game basically
3 weeks ago
I suggest more Tempest over Herald because Tempest can swing the game in your favor just as well as Herald and doesn't require that you have +1/+1 counters on creatures. Both are being used for an alpha strike and Tempest gives you more opportunity to attack with more creatures safely. Tempest's ETB ability has to be countered or all opponent's creatures become tapped, can't block. Herald can just be killed during attack and then your creatures are very vulnerable to being blown out.
For instance in the Dino matchup Tempest can give you a large advantage because your opponent is not going to be able to counter Tempest's ETB. All Dinos including Carnage Tyrant since Tempest's ability doesn't target creatures only opponent will get tapped down. In contrast Lightning Strike,Savage Stomp or Abrade will kill Herald.
3 weeks ago
I honestly think Verdurous Gearhulk is better than Ridgescale Tusker, one reason being that Tusker is a more of a win more card. The only way Tusker is better is if you already have a full board, in which case you are well on your way to winning, and the Gearhulk can already make most of your team unblockable (including itself, making it a 5/5). Also, if you rip Gearhulk off the top after one of the many boardwipes in standard, Gearhulk is a massive 8/8 trampler. Think about it this way: which card is more likely to help you win games?
1 month ago
I would also recommend-surprise!-Fatal Push. This is just such a good removal spell, especially because the -1/-1 counters give you a way to trigger revolt.
I think it looks like Obelisk Spider is everything this deck wants-a lot of toughness to dump -1/-1 counters on, a payoff, and an extra way to create the things.
Interesting deck, I can't wait to see where it goes!
2 months ago
Hey devastated-heart thank you for all of the feedback! I actually made a few tweaks maybe right while you were commenting and got rid of Demonlord and some other cards. Does Urborg make all lands produce black? is that its purpose?
I think I will definitely find a place for Retribution of the Ancients though. That's an awesome card.
2 months ago
I usually run White in decks like these, but the two changes I can recommend immediately are -1 Swamp for +1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and -1 Demonlord of Ashmouth for +1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. Urborg is just a quality-of-life upgrade and Kalitas acts as a lesser version of Leyline of the Void with Lifelink. And while I see the fun in using Cytoplast Root-Kin , I would replace it with something more like Ridgescale Tusker to guarantee that all of my creatures got a counter as soon as possible. Maybe even -1 Gift of the Deity for +1 Retribution of the Ancients as a form of Removal against cards that might have Indestructible.
If I think of anything else, I'll let you know!
2 months ago
I would recommend Voltaic Brawler, Greenbelt Rampager, and 2x Rishkar, Peema Renegade, as the first 2 are good creatures, and winding constrictor into rishkar is possibly the strongest curve in standard. Also, if you have a constrictor and a Longtusk Cub on the board, Greenbelt Rampager Is basically just 1 green mana to give 2 +1/+1 counters to longtusk cub. Whether or not to mainboard Verdurous Gearhulk vs Ridgescale Tusker depends mainly on how much removal is in your meta (if you have no creatures the gearhulk is better). I personally don't find Scrapper Champion too powerful, as he can be underwhelming when you don't have a constrictor, although I could see him doing well in some match-ups, so it's up to you. Also btw you have 3 bristling hydras in the main and 2 in the sideboard. And Glint-Sleeve Siphoner is also awesome