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Creature — Dinosaur
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Runic Armasaur Discussion
1 week ago
- +Burning Sun's Avatar
- +Bellowing Aegisaur
- +Forerunner of the Empire
- +Needletooth Raptor
- +Priest of the Wakening Sun
- +Raging Regisaur
- +Runic Armasaur
- +Territorial Allosaurus
- +Thrashing Brontodon
- +Wayward Swordtooth
- +Elemental Bond
- +Kindred Boon
- +Warstorm Surge
- +Beast Within
- +Swords to Plowshares
- +Blasphemous Act
- +Explosive Vegetation
- +Titanic Ultimatum
- +Bow of Nylea
- +Staff of Nin
- +Sheltered Thicket
- +Kessig Wolf Run
- +Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
- +Temple of Plenty
- +Clifftop Retreat
2 weeks ago
He's got to be one of the most explosive commanders to have out while piloting a storm deck...like pretty much ever. Personally I don't want to change my storm deck to using him because I like having black in my storm deck (with Kess at the helm) but I certainly see the appeal. Seems like an upgrade on the other incarnations of this character that we've seen too.
For me, I just think it's going to be a real fun card to play in other decks....especially in a large multiplayer game...I'll definitely add him to the 99 of at least one or two decks. I've always liked card draw engines that trigger from the opponent just playing magic, the kind that makes opponents groan and it paints a target on my head. Cards like Sire of Stagnation, Heartwood Storyteller, Runic Armasaur, Consecrated Sphinx, Rhystic Study, Nezahal, etc...and this guy fits right into that group.
2 weeks ago
How competitive and aggressive do you want to be in modern?
You can consistantly manage 12 budget 1 drop manadorks in G/W (Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves (I don't know why the price listing is broken), Avacyn's Pilgrim), followed by very efficient creatures in the 3/4/5 slot. Its best if those creatures let you stabilize, having an immediate board impact- Obstinate Baloth is loved for that reason, but there are plenty of alternatives.
If you want to run that an aggro deck to cast dinos, then look at Crested Herdcaller, Deathgorge Scavenger, Runic Armasaur, Siegehorn Ceratops and Thrashing Brontodon. However, as a lot of them are in standard, you might want to wait for rotation before building it in modern as it will be substantially cheaper.
GW hatebears has some older budget lists which can be plundered for ideas, and some new card printings (notably Vizier of Remedies ) allow for very powerful interactions even with budget cards (Safehold Elite looks a lot stronger).
There are also lists built around Knight of New Alara that, while long in the tooth, have solid ideas.
The strongest way to build in budget is to spot a theme across a lot of sets (that means a lot of similar cards have been printed), and grab the cheap ones that work well together (in price and cmc), so that while no part of your deck is spectacular, you can consistantly win a lot of matchups.
Green also has the benifit of access to a lot of card fixing in the form of things like Adventurous Impulse- there are like eight variants, which makes building around card interactions a lot smoother, whatever you pick.
Good luck, and happy brewing.
2 weeks ago
Hey, if you're wanting to play this at local tournaments then consider getting some dual lands for the manabase? Rootbound Crag and Timber Gorge are lands that make one of either red or green mana. Evolving Wilds can fetch one of either a Mountain or Forest. Deathspitter is not a good three drop Dino, it just doesn't do enough. Consider Thrashing Brontodon or Runic Armasaur or Deathgorge Scavenger? Depending on your budget Carnage Tyrant is one of the best Dinos much better than Burning Sun's Avatar.
You're getting back into Standard at a good time because Standard will completely change in a month. Fall Standard rotation happens Oct. 5, the same day new set Guilds of Ravnica is released. At this time all cards from past sets of Kaladesh and Amonkhet will not be legal to play in Standard. Dinos however are fine since they are in Ixalan sets and those sets are legal in Standard until Oct 2019. Cards in Dominaria and Core Set 2019 (M19) are also legal to play until Oct 2019. At rotation Standard will consist of sets in Ixalan, Dominaria, M19 and Guilds of Ravnica. What's in Standard is helpful.
Before playing this at a local tournament you'll want a 15 card sideboard. The sideboard is the place you put situational cards that can help you in certain matchups. The three types of matchups to build a sideboard for are aggro, midrange and control. In very simplified terms for aggro you want more cheap early game creature removal (Shock), more high toughness three drop Dinos (Thrashing Brontodon, Runic Armasaur) and lifegain Deathgorge Scavenger. For midrange cards that can give your creatures an advantage against your opponents creatures (Aggressive Mammoth, Rabid Bite, Act of Treason) and card advantage/draw (Vivien Reid). For control draw/resiliency/enchantment removal (Carnage Tyrant, Vivien Reid, Naturalize).
Good luck with your deck.
3 weeks ago
hueylicious I think we are better off waiting for rotation.
For Jadelight Ranger and Resplendent Angel probably better off waiting for rotation. Thrashing Brontodon does what we need it do in the 3 drop slot. Really what we are trying to do is get to Shalai, Voice of Plenty or Vine Mare on Turn 3 and Lyra Dawnbringer or Vivien Reid on Turn 4. As far as card draw we have Adventurous Impulse for that and that is cheaper. Considering the fact we are losing Blossoming Defense and that I haven't seen any new cartouche's or cards similar to those abilities yet. It is probably better to wait.
Yea Seal Away is in there...no argument.
Settle the Wreckage vs Cleansing Nova Yea settle wins here but if your opponent is green and has shalai then yea settle ends up being useless. I mean I get it but really the idea was to wait for rotation on that one to see if we were getting another 4 mana sweeper.
3 weeks ago
Consider Merfolk Branchwalker, I don't think you really need Druid of the Cowl especially when you have 4x Llanowar Elves. Merfolk Branchwalker helps you cycle through your deck a lot faster and its attached to a body. I don't think Pegasus Courser is particularly necessary either, I'd drop it for something like:
Jadelight Ranger, This helps you cycle even more.
Runic Armasaur, I saw you've been considering it, its quite good in some match ups.
Resplendent Angel If you can have two white on turn three this is a bomb, at the very least it will soak strong removal leaving your board more open for Shalai, Voice of Plenty or Lyra Dawnbringer if not you have a decent beater with a game winning mana sink.
Seal Away strong, cheap card. makes you more mid-ranged.
3 weeks ago
LordDeathseed I am definitely trying to find a place for Runic Armasaur, but that might be in the sideboard. Definitely going to try and add Ghalta, Primal Hunger, and probably over Gigantosaurus, because it’s bigger and usually costs less.
3 weeks ago
Runic Armasaur out for Obelisk Spider. The spider has been an absolute house in playtesting, and I wasn't getting as many procs off of Armasaur to warrant the include out of something more useful in combat. The spider, and an extra Eldritch Evolution, have really allowed me to go toe-to-toe with Humans in my local meta.