Rite of Passage
Whenever a creature you control is dealt damage, put a +1/+1 counter on it. (The damage is dealt before the counter is put on.)
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|Fifth Dawn (5DN)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Rite of Passage Discussion
1 month ago
2 months ago
Looks good! These might interest you: Solidarity of Heroes, Vigor, Sporeback Troll, Hunter's Insight, Hunter's Prowess, Rishkar's Expertise, Soul's Majesty, Rite of Passage, Aspect of Hydra, Blossoming Defense, Mending Touch, Prey's Vengeance, Viridescent Wisps, Withstand Death, Urza's Incubator, Somberwald Sage
3 months ago
It would die before it gets the counter.
Rite of Passage triggers when Servant of the Scale is dealt lethal damage, but then right before that trigger is put onto the stack the game checks to see if any state-based actions (SBAs) need to be handled. Destroying a creature that's been dealt lethal damage is one of the game's SBAs, so the Servant will die before the Rite can give it another counter.
3 months ago
As the title says, would Rite of Passage cause Servant of the Scale to distribute more +1/+1 counters when it dies from combat damage? In other words, if Servant of the Scale received lethal damage would it get extra +1/+1 counters first and then die or would it die and be removed from the battlefield before Rite of Passage triggers?
4 months ago
Rite of Passage seems very powerful with Gargos.
7 months ago
Forerunner is fun, though his damage is an optional trigger, when multiple Polyraptors enter due to previous multiple raptors triggering, you can have only 1 of these activate Forerunner’s trigger (though yes, I’m aware he can still only trigger 3 times before death).
He’s primarily there currently as a means of tutoring for a dinosaur card (usually one of the 2 Raptors though also useful if I need a dino for a different purpose).
8 months ago
May I suggest the en-Kor creatures? Nomads en-Kor and thr like. Pair those with Pariah and Pariah's Shield . You can then redirect the incoming damage to whichever enrage creatures you want. Marath, Will of the Wild , while not a dino works well with Rite of Passage and Guilty Conscience .
8 months ago
So if draw still feels lacking, what are your thoughts on I have personally had plenty of success with Parting Thoughts and Hunter's Prowess . The latter is a semi-expensive cmc-wise and I already know it isn’t exactly your play-style but I feel like I should suggest it!
Heroic Intervention is a great card but I agree with how you feel about it in this deck. Seems very eh in most scenarios, but I still think the other two— Inspiring Call and Rishkar's Expertise certainly have a place here.
I really really like Collector Ouphe (I just popped one myself!). Adds a nice stax piece to this aggro deck. Also, Shizo is a must-add. Something I would definitely do if I went and bought one. And I am all for keeping Prowler's Helm and Trailblazer's Boots .
I agree with Scheming Symmetry . I need to pick up up one of these!
I’d rank Rite of Passage higher in this particular deck over Evol and Drana. The reasoning is it gives opponents another reason not to block Skullbriar. “Oh he’s just going to get bigger?” And in most cases for me he’s the biggest creature on the entire board so he’s a force to be reckoned with. And if people choose to block him when he has no trample or evasion—he’s at least getting slightly bigger at the same time.
YES—Urborg and Filth. Couldn’t agree more with those.