Surrak, the Hunt Caller

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Surrak, the Hunt Caller

Legendary Creature — Human Warrior

Formidable — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if creatures you control have total power 8 or greater, target creature you control gains haste until end of turn.

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Surrak, the Hunt Caller Discussion

IAMtheBW on Momir Vig, Gene Splicer *Ultra-Budget*

1 week ago

some other win-cons to consider;

pretty simple, you'll be drawing infinite cards so a win without combat damage is pretty great.

to kill their lands before cyclonic rifting their tokens

haste enablers so you don't have to wait.

Great list you have.

sylvannos on Is Humans a real deck?

2 weeks ago

I know with the Humans lists I've messed around with, the problem I had was getting that "oomf!" a lot of other tribal decks have. Goblins has Goblin Chieftain. Merfolk have 29,834,891 bazillion different lords. Elves can snowball into Craterhoof Behemoth...and so on and so forth.

I also think the list is just a few pieces away from becoming an established archetype. I already think it's stronger than Slivers. If I had to put my finger on one thing in particular, it'd probably be some type of top-deck finisher. Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch saw some play in Vintage because she smashes Jace, the Mind Sculptor. She also works with Experiment One and Champion of the Parish. Surrak, the Hunt Caller and Samut, Voice of Dissent are also options.

None of those really have the ability to close out the game like Lord of Atlantis (islandwalk) or Craterhoof Behemoth, though.

filthyc4sual on Why do you play Green?

1 month ago

Surrak, the Hunt Caller exists because you lost :/

Ryjo on Why do you play Green?

1 month ago

You're losing it Bolas, Surrak Dragonclaw isn't anyone, the only Surrak is Surrak, the Hunt Caller

Gleeock on Newbie to EDH! (Selvala HotW ...

3 months ago

Multani, Maro-Sorcerer - CMC isn't too prohibitive, he is difficult to remove (shroud)... With Selvala as commander he probably will fetch you 20 mana, any color as soon as he hits the field

Otherwise, green has a good amount of cards/creatures like Elemental Bond, Drumhunter, Garruk's Packleader, Primordial Sage where you draw for each power-creature cast, I've effectively stormed some people pretty good with that strategy.

Surrak, the Hunt Caller, Hall of the Bandit Lord & Concordant Crossroads -- because this strategy has a heavy need of haste

Frontier Siege can turn all your beefcakes into removal spells.

hwagner on gw humans

3 months ago

I would play Gather the Townsfolk over Raise the Alarm.

Also I'm not sure on your budget but Other suggestions include removing Sigarda, Heron's Grace, Heron's Grace Champion, Surrak, the Hunt Caller, Odric, Lunarch Marshal, Thalia's Lancers, Doomed Traveler, and Consul's Lieutenant.

I would replace those cards with 4x Avacyn's Pilgrim, 4x Mayor of Avabruck  Flip, 3x Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and 3x Thalia, Heretic Cathar.

Also Path to Exile is an upgrade over Condemn.

You should replace the Repel the Abominable and Collective Efforts with 4x Collected Company. Once again I am unsure of your budget.

Manabase wise you should play Windswept Heath, Temple Garden, Razorverge Thicket, the full 4 Fortified Village.

Let me know what your budget is and I can help furthur!

sylvannos on GW Humans

3 months ago

The first thing that needs to be done is cutting out some of the creatures with high mana costs and still die to Lightning Bolt. A creature has to do something amazing in order to justify costing more than 1 mana and having under 3 toughness. Dark Confidant, Arcbound Ravager, and Vendilion Clique fit these criteria. Odric, Lunarch Marshal, Consul's Lieutenant, and Heron's Grace Champion do not. Getting your creatures to survive to the combat phase when they get hit by Lightning Bolt and Fatal Push is a serious issue.

I'd also move away from anything costing more than 3 mana unless it flat-out ends the game when you play it. Surrak, the Hunt Caller sort of fits this criteria, because he's going to come down and give himself haste right away, allowing you to push in for those last few points of damage. I'm not convinced the same is true for Thalia's Lancers or Sigarda, Heron's Grace (although Sigarda, Heron's Grace is probably a prime candidate for the sideboard).

You're also an aggro deck. You can't afford to lose time because your land on turn 1 came into play tapped. Play basics over Evolving Wilds and Blossoming Sands. Sunpetal Grove and Canopy Vista are other good budget options. Windswept Heath, Temple Garden, Flagstones of Trokair, and Horizon Canopy are powerhouses if you're not on a budget. Lands going into the graveyard also means Knight of the Reliquary is viable.

Gavony Township should be played in your list in multiples. 2 would probably be good. You want to see them each game but you don't have any mana dorks (namely, Noble Hierarch) to allow you to play more than 2.

You should also be playing Honor of the Pure. All of your creatures are white and this puts them over the edge. Combined with Gavony Township, you shouldn't need Collective Effort. These two in combination are cheaper and make your team more consistently large.

That leaves us with the rest of your creatures. Doomed Traveler and Thraben Inspector are kind of "meh" because they don't get damage going fast the way Goblin Guide or Wild Nacatl do.

So what are the replacement options for all of this?

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is one of the first things you'll want to include. Her taxing effect makes sure your opponents are off tempo in casting their removal or win conditions. Storm basically can't win so long as Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is on the table.

Mirran Crusader is a powerhouse. Immune to Abrupt Decay, Fatal Push, eats Tarmogoyfs, etc. Probably the scariest thing you can do is follow up a turn 2 Honor of the Pure with a Mirran Crusader. If your meta doesn't have a whole lot of green or black, Blade Splicer is another good option for your 3-drop slot.

Hero of Bladehold will quickly end the game and is a a great card to play at the top of your curve. Ranger of Eos is another option. Either card will quickly flood the board and benefit from Honor of the Pure/Gavony Township.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar is absolute hell to try and deal with in Modern. A lot of people are playing fetches and shocks in their mana bases with only enough basics to dodge Ghost Quarter and Blood Moon. Combined with Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, your opponents' mana bases will be so strained they may never cast anything after turn 3.

Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, Boros Elite, and Soldier of the Pantheon can fill out your 1-drop slots to speed up your deck.

For some utility, there's Saffi Eriksdotter, Eiganjo Castle, and Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers. These will help keep various elements of your deck alive.

Lastly, there's your maindeck hatecrap that comes from playing G/W Humans. Grand Abolisher, Ethersworn Canonist, True Believer, Imposing Sovereign, and Fiend Hunter will steal games out from under the right opponents.

All of this hinges on you playing Honor of the Pure or sticking with only humans. If you don't run Honor of the Pure, Experiment One, Mayor of Avabruck  Flip, and Noble Hierarch are powerful alternatives (you may want to still include some of these anyway, especially Experiment One).

You can also move away from humans and more into G/W Little Kid. You get more hatecrap (Leonin Arbiter, Qasali Pridemage, Scavenging Ooze, Voice of Resurgence, Aven Mindcensor, Gaddock Teeg), more beatsticks (Loxodon Smiter, Wilt-Leaf Liege, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Thrun, the Last Troll), and mana dorks.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Collected Company. It can be a little underwhelming, however, unless your deck is filled with silver bullets and singletons. You're looking more to go wide and attack as fast as possible. It will completely change the dynamics of your deck and how you play it.

As TMBRLZ, however, you really haven't provided much information. It's hard to tell you specifically what to add or cut from your deck (like is Hero of Bladehold to expensive for your budget? Sword of Fire and Ice?) other than just by glancing over it.

What's your budget? Who will you be playing against? Do you want this deck to remain strictly G/W? Strictly humans? What's the local meta? Is it a bunch of Zooicide players or U/W/x Control players? Or is it 1 guy with a $2,000 Rock deck and a bunch of people with Standard decks? Is this something you want to play for the rest of your Magic career or are you only looking at something to jump into Modern with? Do you plan on playing Legacy or Vintage and this is a deck you'd like to use help ease into older formats?

None of these questions have really been answered and so we're kind of left giving vague card suggestions/descriptions, instead of something like "Cut 3 copies of X and replace them with 2 copies of Y and 1 copy of Z."

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