Slash of Talons

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Ixalan (XLN) None

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Slash of Talons

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Slash of Talons deals 2 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

Slash of Talons Discussion

triproberts12 on

7 months ago

Yeah, there's not nearly enough lands. Think of it this way: Lands are 21% of your deck, as it is now. That's the equivalent of running 13 lands in a 60-card deck or 9 lands in a 40-card deck. You're built around an 8-mana commander, so 39 is the minimum you should be running, along with, at the very least, 8 sources of ramp.

I think these 3 videos will be very helpful for you. The first two are videos by The Professor, one on Commander deck construction, and the other on building a 3-color manabase for the format. The last one is SaffronOlive on common pitfalls in deck construction.

Next off, what you'll want to do is look at the EDHREC page for Gishath to see what other people are putting in their decks. If you're on a budget, you can also click at the top right to go to what people are playing in decks labeled as budget. Remember to include card advantage, ramp, removal that is either flexible or hits the whole table, and haymakers that will close out the game.

As for cuts, I would start with 4 to 7-mana non-dinos, since that spot on the curve will get clogged up pretty quickly, and you want to be putting expensive dinos out for free with Gishath. I would also cut Atzocan Archer , Emperor's Vanguard , Frenzied Raptor , Looming Altisaur , Nest Robber , Pterodon Knight , Raptor Companion , Raptor Hatchling , Ravenous Daggertooth , Sky Terror , Steadfast Armasaur , Voltaic Brawler , Cobbled Wings , Primal Amulet  Flip, Abrade , Blossoming Defense , Demystify , Lightning Helix , Righteousness , Shock , and Slash of Talons . They're all either too narrow, too weak, don't scale up well with the creature size or life totals of Commander, or don't make sense in your deck.

Good luck!

Danielj111 on

1 year ago

I would recommend, if you want to keep green, use it more for ramp than you are atm. I would also recomend replacing Slash of Talons with Lightning Bolt, Crested Herdcaller with Regisaur Alpha, Two Huatli's Snubhorn with Temple Altisaur's, Everdawn Champion with Atzocan Seer, balance the land a little more, maybe some Dual Shots and Ranging Raptors for ramp and enrage triggers, maybe one Ravenous Daggertooth instead of an Imperial Ceratops so you can get enrage lifegain earlier, it's also more of an earlier bait target for removal which will benefit you. Also Regrowth, Destructive Revelry for your sideboard. Otherwise removing green, adding in more red like Silverclad Ferocidons, Raptor Hatchling and Charging Monstrosaur and the white and red Ixalan Avatars, if you cut out the green you could also lean into more of the lifegain aspect with some give lifelink spells on your fliers then you can chump block small boys with either face or enrage dinos.

PedroMarcello on Getting there with Griffins

1 year ago

21 Plains works, but you can add Secluded Steppe to cycle the flood every once and a while.
I guess Slash of Talons is more flavorful than Righteous Blow? I belive Sunlance is a better removal, but you can at least use them in the sideboard.Alley Evasion really benefits decks that have more ETB effects, you're better off with Gods Willing and Emerge Unscathed.
Expose Evil could be an upgrade to Djeru's Renunciation.
But, instead of that, let's captalize on the Griffin's Vigilance.Try Lashknife, Ramosian Rally and Orim's Cure

DemonFenix on White Vampire + Flying

1 year ago

This deck needs more consistency. The best way to do that is to increase the number of cards to 3 or 4 of that card.

Also, the deck has too many cards at a high mana cost without the proper support. You either put in more cards to stall the game longer until you get to later turns or you remove several of the higher cost cards to make the deck run faster.

I built a deck based on some of the cards you chose and recommended several other cards.

23x Plains

3x Duskborne Skymarcher

4x Skymarcher Aspirant

4x Adanto Vanguard

2x Bishop's Soldier

3x Stormfront Pegasus

4x Legion Conquistador

2x Serra Angel

1x Victory's Herald

4x Vampire's Zeal

2x Slash of Talons

3x Impeccable Timing

3x Queen's Commission

2x Forsake the Worldly

Guyvas on Zacama EDH deck

1 year ago

This is my first time building an EDH deck and I was curious what could be improved.

7 Mountains

8 Forests

8 Plains

Golden Guardian  Flip

Zacama, Primal Calamity

Gishath, Sun's Avatar

New Horizons

Orazca Raptor

Nest Robber

Traveler's Amulet

Xenagos, God of Revels

Gyre Sage

Iroas, God of Victory

Kinjalli's Caller

Otepec Huntmaster

Majestic Heliopterus

Colossal Dreadmaw

Ravenous Daggertooth

Charging Tuskodon

Tilonalli's Knight

Forerunner of the Empire

Tilonalli's Crown

Shatter

Overgrown Armasaur

Sun-Collared Raptor

Path of Mettle  Flip

Raging Regisaur

Mosswort Bridge

Knight of the Stampede

Stampeding Horncrest

Luminous Bonds

Kodama's Reach

Nissa's Renewal

Radiant Destiny

Wayward Swordtooth

Trapjaw Tyrant

Siegehorn Ceratops

Cacophodon

Stone Quarry

Thunderherd Migration

Tranquil Expanse

Gruul Turf

Plummet

Shake the Foundations

Frilled Deathspitter

Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

Polyraptor

Sunpetal Grove

Orazca Frillback

Boros Garrison

Silverclad Ferocidons

Etali, Primal Storm

Strength of the Pack

Thrash of Raptors

Sun-Crested Pterodon

Graypelt Refuge

Cherished Hatchling

Reckless Rage

Blinding Fog

Pillar of Origins

Atzocan Seer

Sky Terror

Raging Swordtooth

Crash the Ramparts

Slash of Talons

Frenzied Raptor

Selesnya Sanctuary

Sun-Blessed Mount

Huatli, Dinosaur Knight

Goring Ceratops

Burning Sun's Avatar  Flip

Unclaimed Territory

Huatli's Snubhorn

Bonded Horncrest

Pterodon Knight

Shining Aerosaur

Huatli's Spurring

Rallying Roar

Kazandu Refuge

Snapping Sailback

Territorial Hammerskull

Commune with Dinosaurs

Mayael's Aria

I want to add in a boardwipe like Wrath of God or Planar Cleansing and switch something out for Wakening Sun's Avatar and then I don't have Command Tower or Reliquary Tower in and don't know if they're "required".

LittleBreadstick on Mardu Hailfire

1 year ago

The main reason why I picked Slash of Talons was to attempt to get the most turn 1 value. Running 4 Fatal Push means I'd like to have access to that on turn 1, but I only have 5 black sources that could come in untapped on turn 1. The idea was that if i had a Concealed Courtyard in hand I'd have the highest chance of response to my opponents turn 1.

matlpayro on Mardu Hailfire

1 year ago

i dont get why you put in Slash of Talons intead of Shock or Magma Spray

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