Thriving Rhino


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

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Common

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Thriving Rhino

Creature — Rhino

When Thriving Rhino enters the battlefield, you get {E}{E} (two energy counters).

Whenever Thriving Rhino attacks, you may pay {E}{E}. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Thriving Rhino Discussion

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Attune with the Ban Hammer! (Pau-liferate)

6 months ago

Vigean Hydropon, as much as I love the card, isn't super great unless you're running some fight effects. Which you should probably be running anyway; your curve is so low and aggressive I encourage playing Prey Upon, Epic Confrontation and even Cartouche of Strength over your Fogs and Wrap in Vigors, which are more sideboard material.

You absolutely need to be running 2-3 Riparian Tiger to be able to contend with the boogeyman of Pauper. It's also just a solid lategame beater.

Depending on whether you find yourself getting chump blocked a lot or not, Aetherstream Leopard could be better than Thriving Rhino, although the former does have a cap on how big it will get.

Fuel for the Cause might be interesting. It's a rather expensive counterspell, but it's some form of removal, and synergistic with your list.

In short, I'd cut the Hydropons for the Tigers, replace Fogs with Prey Upons, and divide the Wrap in Vigors and Thrives for Fuel for the Cause and/or another fighting card.

BigDaddyFourEyes on Fast Counters

1 year ago

This is an interesting deck with a nice concept. You may want to look into things like Gladehart Cavalry and Verdurous Gearhulk as finishers in this deck. You could also include an energy aspect with things like Longtusk Cub and Thriving Rhino.

VeggiesaurusRex on Energy Runner

1 year ago

I'm not entirely sure why you decided to splash blue here. I like Empyreal Voyager as much as the next guy, but you could run Lathnu Hellion, Thriving Rhino, or even Electrostatic Pummeler in it's place and I don't think the deck would suffer at all.

Zulfi on

1 year ago

Try consisting out your creature-base. Go for 3 or 4 of each creature instead of a bunch of 1-2's. Start with your big hitters, specifically Bristling Hydra. He's such a wonderfully adaptable creature and is good in almost any situation. Next, find a better hitter than Thriving Rhino. Maybe just go up one Aethersquall Ancient and one Hydra. Next, I'd replace Void Grafter with Blossoming Defense, for the mana efficiency and the buff.
Also, 23 mana is not a necessity, especially with a 2.78 ACMC, 3 Attune with Aether, and 2 Servant of the Conduit. You could afford to go down a couple.

iglesia777 on Nature's Energy

1 year ago

You really need more creatures than all the combat tricks. Longtusk Cub is the first choice. Thriving Rhino is good too as a budget option.

For things to cut, I'd look at Commencement of Festivities (it's way too situational), Larger Than Life and the puzzleknots.

If you think about adding another color, I'd go with red for things like Voltaic Brawler, Lathnu Hellion, Rush of Adrenaline, Uncaged Fury as well as burn/removal spells.

Good luck!

tumorman73 on Green/Blue Energy/Life Deck

1 year ago

if I had one suggestion, I would replace the 2 Thriving Rhino with 2 more Longtusk Cub . I mean, longtusk is simply better and easier to use.

tumorman73 on Green/Blue Energy/Life Deck

1 year ago

if I had one suggestion, I would replace the 2 Thriving Rhino with 2 more Longtusk Cub . I mean, longtusk is simply better and easier to use.

LithiumHD on Green/Black Counters

1 year ago

i agree with tenaciouskey, except id take it one step further and say just cut murder out altogether. also Scrounging Bandar is just plain better than Thriving Rhino in this brew. it enters as a possible 3/3 with only one winding constrictor in play, and if you get two out, you can just swap counters between the two adding one each time until you transfer them over to your marauder. also, i'd consider running a Rishkar, Peema Renegade as a one of, for a little mana fixing and a small counter boost. not exactly game changing but worth imo.

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