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

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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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."

epajula on The Dragon's Nest

2 months ago

For this deck I don't like Zendikar Resurgence, Keiga, and Dragon Broodmother. Resurgence is too expensive IMO. Keiga is too situational, and sucks in wrath. Broodmother isn't awful, but value is hard to find.

I also feel you need more creatures. Bogardan Hellkite, Surrak, the Hunt Caller, Urabrask the Hidden and additional draw would really help you out.

JaysonSunshine on Selvala Brostorm

3 months ago

Thoughts on adding Surrak, the Hunt Caller as a fetchable creature that could give haste to Selvala?

M@sticore on Choose your color

3 months ago

Here a story of how the deck played in a game of Color Clash:

Color Clash

game 1

As seen through a Distorted white Lens.

At last we sat down for an Epic Match between the Colors of Magic.White: Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Green: Surrak, the Hunt Caller, Red: Lovisa Coldeyes, Black: Yahenni, Undying Partisan and blue: ...Oops wrong deckbox . Well a Color Clash with Mayael the Anima in the Blue seat.

I, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, get a turn 2 Gossamer Chains that will save me (and others) a lot of damage. Lovisa went for first blood, by dashing in one of her team. Everyone is building up his mana. First Commander damage is for Surrak. Going at Akroma. I don't know why. Mayael is a bit slow on the mana, but Yahenni goes strong.

Turn 5 sees an indestructible Yahenni, Undying Partisan, blowing up the board with hard cast Decree of Pain, gaining 5 +1-counters and hitting: Surrak. Now, the time has come for Angels: Mayael gets in Avacyn, Angel of Hope and my commander Akroma, Angel of Wrath makes her first appearance, going at mister MonoBlack.

He feels its time to control the board by adding a Grave Pact. Saccing one of his returning creatures. Akroma manages to make a deal with Yahenni and stays on the board. In my turn I decide to go after Yahenni.

Cloudchaser Kestrel enters and tries to destroy the Grave Pact. Instant sac to Grave Pact tries to take Akroma, Angel of Wrath down. But, wooo, a flashed Seht's Tiger takes the hit and Akroma, Angel of Wrath manages to deal another 6 damage to Yahenni and has freed the board of Grave Pact.

Turn 9 sees a 3rd one sided board wipe when Reiver Demon enters the battle. Black dominance again. Akroma, Angel of Wrath returns and picks up a Sword of Fire and Ice dealing more commander damage to Lovisa and Surrak. Now, I can urn a point by also dealing commander damage to Mayael. But Yahenni is to far ahead.

Exsanguinate gains him 78 life and takes both the Lovisa Coldeyes-player and the Surrak, the Hunt Caller-player out. And leaves the Mayael the Anima-player barely alive. But he's save behind a Blazing Archon. That is no problem for the Sword of Fire and Ice, however. Mayael is taken down.

And Yahenni has still to find an answer to Protection from Black. None are coming and with 28 Akroma, Angel of Wrath-damage Yahenni loses the game.

DarkLaw on You're killin' me, Walls!

3 months ago

I think that Coco walls would be the solid competitive way to build this deck. It allows you produce literally infinite mana with Staff of Domination, and is very consistent (Chord of Calling is so good).

If you just want the style points with green legends, Surrak, the Hunt Caller allows your big Eldrazi to have haste. If you truly want to assert your dominance and go deep, Myojin of Life's Web allows you to turn 9 mana into an emptied hand at instant speed.

strick9r on G/W Double Strike

4 months ago

If you get a Hardened Scales out on turn one or two.

Arashin Foremost on turn 3.

Surrak, the Hunt Caller on turn 4.

Verdurous Gearhulk on turn 5, you can put some tokens on the Doublestrikers and swing big. Also the Gearhulk will get Haste from Surrak.

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