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Creature — Dinosaur
Enrage — Whenever Ripjaw Raptor is dealt damage, draw a card.
Ripjaw Raptor Discussion
3 weeks ago
I think another Ripjaw Raptor would be good in this deck, especially with your Marauding Raptor . I would replace the Otepec Huntmaster s with Thunderherd Migration s, or maybe cut the Attune with Aether s? I think 3 copies of Once Upon a Time are really good in this kind of deck. Rampaging Ferocidon is seriously underrated and a very solid card. I think 2 copies of Regisaur Alpha would be strong. Other than that, I love your deck!!!
1 month ago
Adds: Ancient tomb, gamble, grim monolith, blood pod, green sun's zenith, stax pieces such as trinisphere, winter orb or damping sphere, maybe also sylvan tutor
Cuts: Ripjaw Raptor (not consistently strong enough for its cost), Goblin Bombardment (marath legit just does it better by himself), 1x Snow-Covered Forest (for tomb), Nature's Lore (gamble is strictly better), Generous Patron (not strong enough, there are better value pieces and marath does better with stax), Illusionist's Bracers (if you're insistent on this effect Rings of Brighthearth does it better, otherwise cut for another stax piece or blood pod piece, maybe Red Elemental Blast depending on meta.
Hopefully I'm helping and not just being annoying! Loved your marath list in the game yesterday and would love to help you work on it
2 months ago
Hey, fine start, lots of good cards here, but I think you can make much better use of $600 budget. Infect isn't working here and you get it. Three infect creatures is not worth adding additional cards that have interaction with infect. My advice is focus more on Dinos and what makes Dinos good which is enrage.
Cards to consider adding:
- Regal Behemoth : mana doubler and repeatable draw, errata to Dinosaur
- Zacama, Primal Calamity
- Ghalta, Primal Hunger
- Trapjaw Tyrant : repeatable exile, enrage.
- Atla Palani, Nest Tender : backup plan to cheat Dinos from your library onto the battlefield.
- Elvish Piper : backup plan to cheat Dinos from your hand onto the battlefield.
- Walking Ballista : repeatable enrage enabler.
- Pyrohemia : repeatable enrage enabler.
- Wayward Swordtooth
- Marauding Raptor : enrage enabler.
- Ripjaw Raptor : repeatable draw, enrage.
- Runic Armasaur : repeatable draw.
- Greater Good : repeatable draw and a sac outlet.
- Garruk, Primal Hunter : can be repeatable draw.
- Natural Order : turn any green creature into Regal, Zacama or Ghalta, etc.
- Eladamri's Call
- Gamble : another tutor for Mirari's Wake or Smothering Tithe , etc.
- Nature's Lore : upgrade for Kodama's Reach .
- Skyshroud Claim : upgrade for Explosive Vegetation .
Atla and Piper can be backup plans to cheat Dinos onto the battlefield without Gishath. Atla's Eggs can benefit from enrage enablers because they're 0/1 creatures making these enablers also sac outlets. Enrage is an ability that makes Dinos unique and it can be powerful in multiplayer Commander when it can be repeatedly triggered.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Blight Mamba
- Glistener Elf
- Phyrexian Hydra
- Viridian Corrupter
- Giant Growth
- Contagion Clasp
- Contagion Engine
- Sword of Truth and Justice
- Sword of the Animist
- Whispersilk Cloak
- Kinjalli's Caller
- Huatli's Raptor
- Evolution Sage
- Commander's Sphere
- Kodama's Reach
- Explosive Vegetation
3 months ago
Definitely get a set of Ripjaw Raptor in here, taking out Thundering Spineback s for them. Then for the rest of the deck I'd cut Rhonas's Monument , Thunderherd Migration , Adventurous Impulse , and 2 Ranging Raptors to play 4 Llanowar Elves , 2 more Commune with Dinosaurs , and 2 more Gigantosaurus .
Ripjaw Raptor is very hard card for red decks and other aggro decks to deal with. The reason for cutting the Monument, Ranging Raptors, and Thunderherd Migration is because there's less need for the slower, more reliable ramp when you're not playing a 7 mana dino. With the changes above, your curve will top out at 5 (discounting Ghalta) which means getting to that mana count faster is more important, hence the 4 Llanowar Elves .
3 months ago
4 months ago
Etali, Primal Storm is a fantastic Dinosaur card for commander
Carnage Tyrant is one of the better Dinosaurs
Guardian Project for card draw
Charging Tuskodon can be a massive hay maker.
Regal Behemoth for card draw and ramp
Ripjaw Raptor for card draw
Wakening Sun's Avatar is a very specific tribal wrath
Frontier Siege can give you either mana or a ETB fight trigger
Urza's Incubator to make them all cheaper
Sol Ring for mana
4 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
Thanks for your comment.
I really like Vivien, Champion of the Wilds because it allows me to give my Ripjaw Raptor /Lyra/Resplendent/ Storrev Vigilance and Reach, allowing me attack and block anything from Drakes and Tempest Djinn , to . I also like her because I can cast my creature spells as though they had flash and she forms a grind loop with Storrev, Devkarin Lich .
Ripjaw Raptor occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.11%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%