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Star of Extinction
Destroy target land. Star of Extinction deals 20 damage to each creature and each planeswalker.
Star of Extinction Discussion
6 days ago
We want to make room for some cards to help you get more dinosaurs onto the battlefield faster, and to interact with your opponents threats and spells. If you increase your card draw, you'll still draw into enough creatures to overwhelm your opponent.
This tutors for a dinosaur and can trigger your engrage abilities. Sick combo with Polyraptor.
This is going to serve as persistent card draw for keeping creatures on board, which you aim to do anyway.
Both of these cards allow you to draw a card when a creature enters play.
These can have two uses: the first use is on attack, but it also can be cast to safeguard your board from effects like Wrath of God .
Like above, this protects your creatures from board wipes, but also works against exile and -x/-x effects like Toxic Deluge .
Losing an expensive creature feels bad. Bringing it back to the battlefield for less than its casting cost helps take the sting away.
Adding Board Wipes:
Adding a tutor or two:
Finale of Devastation is flavorful and rewards you for going big on mana.
Upgrading the mana base: I would start by replacing the "gain 1 life" lands with the "scry" lands in Core 2020, which can be had for about $2 each. From there I might look at getting a Krosan Verge and Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip, and gradually upgrading over time.
What else to cut / Replace
I might nix Explore and Lay of the Land , and replace them with Domri, Chaos Bringer or Domri, Anarch of Bolas (which can provide mana and either card draw or removal), or Zacama, Primal Calamity , which you essentially cast for free (or gain mana from, if you're using Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun )), since it untaps your lands if you cast it from your hand.
I hope you find these suggestions helpful. I tried to stay on the lower end of prices on this stuff.
3 weeks ago
6/22 Update: Adding some Modern Horizon Slivers and Synergies
4 weeks ago
Awesome deck! I see you are already running Stuffy Doll so how about Coalhauler Swine + Pariah . And you will need to make the swine indestructible to cause more than just 4 damage to your opponents (due to its toughness), in that case there’s Indestructibility . It’s janky AF but right up this deck’s alley. There is also this card called Repercussion which you may already know about, but it works wonders with Blasphemous Act and/or Star of Extinction . All you need is for your opponents to have 2+ creatures out, and with Repercussion out cast Act or Star to sling massive massive damage. It’s really neat!
Good luck! +1
1 month ago
Ah okay I didn't realize that. I have been away for a while. I know when I played last time, getting exiled was pretty common, but now it only seems like a low percentage.
I did update my deck to remove Justiciar's Portal and a couple others that weren't really helping me. I sideboarded all of my indestructible cards. What do you think about the current setup or would you say it would still be better to add in a few Lightning Strike s as they are instants. I am running 3 Justice Strike at the moment and I really like these cards. Same goes for Solar Blaze as more often than not, the creatures that are really dangerous have Attack >= Defense.
I have noticed more planeswalkers than usual too. So would there be a better choice than Star of Extinction for removal or should I try to find a spot for them. At least in my sideboard.
1 month ago
I agree that your deck would play better with Solar Blaze just because it can be cast sooner. I do recommend replacing all 6 copies of the instants in your deck. The 1 damage to all without flying is not great, even though it triggers enrage and draws a card. The indestructible card is just okay, better in draft and sealed. Constructed just doesn’t use cards like that often, unless the deck can kill the opponent very quickly, like the Infect deck in modern. Justiciars Portal seems borderline useless. Sure you can blink something and negate a removal spell, but that’s basically all it does. If you don’t have any creatures and you draw that you’re going to be very very sad. I would probably just add 2x Solar Blaze but keep Star of Extinction as a 2 of also! Besides that just replace the other 4 with removal like Lightning Strike to kill crestures, planeswalkers and finish the game in a pinch.
1 month ago
I currently use Star of Extinction as a board wipe that activates my dinos Enrage ability. I feel like Solar Blaze may actually be a better choice as it wouldn't kill all of my creatures, but it should still help clear out the board. Being able to board wipe earlier in game would be a huge plus as well. What do you think?
If you have other advice with this deck, I am all ears.
2 months ago
I think that the Expansion / Explosion copying itself is a better route to go than Finale of Devastation as it is cheaper and less complicated. Then you could even cut green altogether as I don't really see how it helps you otherwise (unless you add Wilderness Reclamation ). Fiery Cannonade is an alright sweeper as is Star of Extinction (probably as a 1 of). As far as creatures go you could put in a Legion Warboss or two to increase the pressure. If you got the spell route Augur of Bolas is pretty strong too. If you want to go green Llanowar Elves is usually a solid turn 1 even though you want red mana too.
2 months ago
My concerns with the current list are:
1) Your avg cmc being pretty high. Some of the more expensive land destruction like Helldozer , Star of Extinction , Destructor Dragon ... and more dont seem worth the costs.
2) How do you capitalize on no lands being around? You dont have a ton of artifact ramp, or ways to cheat creatures in. Planewalker to victory would be sweet but there are only two and of them only Sorin can get there on an empty board.
Star of Extinction occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.07%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%