Surestrike Trident

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Darksteel (DST) Uncommon

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Surestrike Trident

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has first strike and "Tap, Unattach Surestrike Trident: This creature deals damage equal to its power to target player."

Equip (4) ((4): Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card enters the battlefield unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves the battlefield.)

Surestrike Trident Discussion

TwinStags on Skullbriar, Oh Lawd He Comin’

3 weeks ago

McToters

Both regen cards are rad. At 3cmc they aren’t game changing. Yavimaya Hollow is definitely the best of the lot. I need to acquire one.

My ordeal with Keen/Sixth Sense: Exile is prevalent and auras hit the grave hard. 1 cmc is great, but now we need to deal damage over two turns to make up the loss of card in hand. “Draw two cards” or an additional ability would make them more viable. With Keen Sense you could come up with an alternative method with Surestrike Trident , but thats straying from the path.

I picked up a Vivien to playtest. I agree, my deck lacks removal comparatively. Garruk feels more play wide & toss out Craterhoof Behemoth . Vivien feels more find your keys and put an end to hoses.

More on my side:

Adding Urborg begs for Crop Rotation . Yavimaya Elder , not without its benefits, feels lackluster.

Scheming Symmetry is okay, but I really should switch Beseech the Queen for either Worldly Tutor or Demonic Tutor .

Increasing Savagery needs to go. 4cmc for 5 counters is just not worth it imo.

austintayshus on Tracos EDH

3 months ago

I've also brewed a fun Traxos group if you want some ideas. I've had a lot of fun playing Traxos, Scourge of the Casual Playgroup.

Cards I would recommend are Meekstone is oppressive and very powerful. Mycosynth Wellspring and Ichor Wellspring are fun little cantrips in the early game, awesome sac targets in the later game. Some fun equipment to consider are Accorder's Shield and Piston Sledge (an additional sac outlet) and Surestrike Trident and Golem-Skin Gauntlets and Infiltration Lens .

Heisenburr on The Big Bad Wurm

8 months ago

@TheRedGoat Thanks for your suggestions and sorry for my bad englado.

Usually I need 2 creatures to kill Grothama, All-Devouring for the first time in a match. Personally I'm fine with that and don't think, that we need either Bow of Nylea or Grafted Exoskeleton .

The deck is built to draw a ton of cards and it pretty much always does. The only thing that can get in our way is, when we keep a starting hand without something for card draw, we don't draw anything similar and our creatures (which were to kill Grothama) will be removed. In this case a cheap early card draw spell like Life's Legacy or Hunter's Insight could be really useful. (When i built the deck, i was also considering those two but simply forgot to put them to the Maybeboard.

The Great Aurora - I've never seen this card before and I'm not quite sure if we need more lands on the battlefield, when we can already cast a 9 mana spell. The card draw is pretty sweet tho combined with Psychosis Crawler . (And you are right, the deck makes it easy to have a handsize of 20+ cards.)

Vivien's Invocation - In my opinion See the Unwritten is simply better.

Death's Presence - Could be pretty neat, but I'm not sure if I would cut antyhing for it.

Pathbreaker Ibex - Great card, can also be tutored for with Fierce Empath (I will definitely add it to the 99 in the future!)

Berserk - Already in the deck. Love the card... used it one time on a buffed Mossbridge Troll to hit for 50 and draw almost my whole deck with Greater Good .

Dragon Throne of Tarkir + Surestrike Trident - I almost cut all equipment cards because they were too slow. Only Darksteel Plate and Lightning Greaves are still in the deck.

Ravenous Slime - Most of the time our commander is dead before we end our turn. And if she is still alive, then we have some protection in back up. So we don't need Ravenous Slime .

I'd never suggest to play Grothama, All-Devouring just to have her on the board. Only play her, if you can make use of her ability in that turn or can protect her until your next turn.

I don't like Trollhide / Blinding Fog - When you need more protection for our wurm Blossoming Defense is cheaper and better.

Verdant Sun's Avatar - Personally I like the card, but I never felt needing it.

Gigantosaurus / Crash of Rhino Beetles / Phyrexian Dreadnought - Every creature in my deck has either a useful ability or is hard to remove. The 3 beater u mentioned are only big and die to easily.

I can only recommend Grothama, All-Devouring if you like card draw and smashing face with big hitters. She definitely has a unique ability which you can't find on any other card in magic. Beside Barktooth Warbeard , Grothama is my favorite EDH deck.

TheRedGoat on The Big Bad Wurm

8 months ago

Some cards I notice you don't have and so would ask if you've considered or tested them:

Bow of Nylea or Grafted Exoskeleton as an easier way of getting your commander dead.

Soul's Majesty , Life's Legacy , or Nissa's Revelation as card advantage (sorcery speed doesn't matter much when your hand doubles in size.

Hunter's Insight and Hunter's Prowess seem like effective alternate ways to draw a ton of cards.

The Great Aurora can be a fairly one sided board wipe when you have a hand twice the size of everyone else combined. (Also works for token decks mind you)

Vivien's Invocation and Death's Presence seem fun, if not strictly connected.

Pathbreaker Ibex , Dragon Throne of Tarkir , Berserk , and Surestrike Trident seem like effective ways to close out games.

Ravenous Slime could discourage others from attacking into your commander.

Trollhide and Blinding Fog seem like good ways to keep your commander alive for a bit.

Verdant Sun's Avatar seems like a good way to keep yourself alive for a bit.

And lastly, Gigantosaurus , Crash of Rhino Beetles , and Phyrexian Dreadnought just seem like powerful beaters.

Do bear in mind I have no idea what your meta, usual play-style, or budget is like when asking these questions. I am considering Grothama versus Ghalta for a green stompy build, so I'm kinda just throwing out ideas that I might use for either one.

dubcomm on Voltron

9 months ago

nice selection of equipment for sure... i love winning with Surestrike Trident, nobody sees it coming!

Frytrix99 on

1 year ago

List of cards that might interrest you :

Double your damage : Bitter Feud, Insult // Injury, Inquisitor's Flail, Furnace of Rath, Dictate of the Twin Gods

Protection for you and your creatures (and some boost in power) : Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Vines of Vastwood, Heroic Intervention, Blossoming Defense

Evasion (Unblockable, trample, etc) (Plus boost in power?) : Champion of Lambholt,Whispersilk Cloak, Surestrike Trident, Trailblazer's Boots, Fireshrieker, Rancor, Triumph of the Hordes (Overwhelming Stampede is a cheaper and maybe better option in your deck, since most of your creatures have infect)

Removal : Putrefy

Surprise infect/poison counter (mostly to finish someone : Tainted Strike, Caress of Phyrexia,

Anafenza, the Foremost : I thought it could fit well. Since people don't want poison counter, they won't really care about this creature. You can boost your other creature, little by little and mostly, instead of going to the graveyard, the creatures of your opponent will be exile (depending of your meta, that may be important)

landofMordor on Looking for fling effects in ...

1 year ago

There’s a whole bunch, actually. Check out Blood-Braided Beatdown (Primer) for some BG effects. You’ve also got repeatable ones like Surestrike Trident and similar effects like Dying Wish. Good luck!

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