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Creature — Lizard
First strike, haste
Echo (2)(Red) (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)
Shivan Raptor Discussion
1 year ago
The following dinosaurs have appeared on Dominaria--each received errata to Dinosaur was it was added as a subtype.
That said, while they have appeared, I highly doubt we will see dinosaurs in this set. And that's fine--Dominaria should have Beasts and Kavu. Dinosaurs are not really right for the plane (or really most planes).
1 year ago
Consider the dinosaurs that were errata'd to be dinos:
Old Fogey (depending how causal you are)
and finally Tyrranax
2 years ago
Thanks Antwaan33, I am currently running Pygmy Allosaurus as I believe that to be the best due to Swampwalk (but that is specific playgroup) and of course it is the original dinosaur. Putrid Raptor is black. Alpha Tyrranax is a vanilla creature and I want cards that impact the board state more at its cost. Deathmist Raptor does not synergize with this deck. Imperiosaur doesn't do much for the deck and will be pretty hard to cast. Tyrranax's ability doesn't do much for the deck, especially at its cmc. Dromosaur and Pangosaur are quite frankly terrible. Ridgetop Raptor, Ripscale Predator, and Shivan Raptor are decent but not standout spectacular. That leaves: Frenetic Raptor, which is fairly niche; Magmasaur, which fits quite well in my deck Enrage Enabled but not great in this list as here I am not focousing on Enrage that much; and Fungusaur, which I am currently looking for a place for.
2 years ago
I feel a little bad for the 2 people in existence running lizard tribal who won't be able to run Dromosaur and Shivan Raptor to trigger their Shared Animosity alongside Bellows Lizard and Sigiled Skink anymore. XD
2 years ago
We got the list of Creatures that are being errata'd to Dinosaur (source):
3 years ago
This is a fantastic theme for a deck. I particularly enjoyed seeing which lands you decided to include to represent the "Park" itself.
As I was looking over the deck, a couple ideas came to mind that I am not sure you considered.
For instance, I was thinking of how you could represent some of the other characters such as park game-warden Robert Muldoon and sinister programmer Dennis Nedry. The first card that came to mind for Muldoon would be Big Game Hunter. As a fun tangent, you can see that the Hunter cannot subdue a Deathmist Raptor (unless it is megamorphed) or a Shivan Raptor, which is in-line with the bad luck of the character in the film. Concurrently, if you wanted to represent any of the characters who come to hunt the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park II: The Lost World, you could always have the card represent one of them.
Nedry is a bit harder to pin. There seem to be a lot of cards which could represent him through the art and flavour text, but not so much through the ability/function of the card. Corrupt Official seems to be the most obvious choice, as you can see the more rotund figure in the artwork being bought-off by a sleazy looking character with a "nice hat". How regeneration and forcing opponents to discard cards makes sense, I don't know. Ideally, he'd have some sort of ability which has the chance to create chaos for both yourself and your opponents, so I guess random discard (even if it is only for your opponents) kind of fits the bill.
Other than that, you might want to include another Legions raptor, Ridgetop Raptor. Pack Hunt came to mind, but then of course this is an EDH deck, so the flavour win would be outweighed by the sheer uselessness of the card in this format.
I don't have any ideas for Dr. Ellie Sattler, lawyer Donald Gennaro, or Hammond's Grandchildren Lex and Tim, but those are certainly characters to consider for inclusion should the right inspiration hit you. I'll admit that I have not read the book, nor have I seen Jurassic World, so I am not sure what version of the flavour you are really going for, but the image which you have crafted with this deck is wonderful.
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