Thrummingbird

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Uncommon
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Common
Scars of Mirrodin Uncommon

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Thrummingbird

Creature — Bird Horror

Flying

Whenever Thrummingbird deals combat damage to a player, proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

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Thrummingbird Discussion

Hyperalgialysis on Magic: The RPG (Level Up/Proliferate)

1 day ago

Just a way that I have seen it used effectively. Turn 1 Student of Warfare turn 2 Thrummingbird turn 3 Astral Cornucopia attack with bird level up student 2x. Turn 4 attack with bird level up student once and then 3 more times after astral has 3 counters. So the turn after it comes down it can tap for the same amount of mana spent to cast it and after that it gets stupid fast.

clayperce on UG Infect

6 days ago

KillerDuck03,
As folks have already mentioned on r/Infect, Infect is in a really bad place in the meta at the moment. Fatal Push is everywhere, and things like Wild Defiance (which nerfed Lightning Bolt) aren't helpful. I'm also not sure it's going to get better, since I expect to see Solemnity in lots of sideboards starting in mid-July.

All that said, I absolutely love UG Infect, and still play it periodically.

I know 4x Noble Hierarch is way out of range, but IMO 2x Birds of Paradise (for the fixing) and 2x Cathedral of War (for the Exalted trigger) are a very good budget replacement.

I'm TOTALLY with albino_ninja too on the need for more Creatures. As is, you're going to have to mul' more than you want, and the Black decks are really going to punish you for that with their hand disruption. Creatures with Infect are best of course: Ichorclaw Myr, Necropede, Blight Mamba, and Plague Myr all have different pros and cons ... IMO you can't go wrong with any of them. And maybe 1x Viridian Corrupter too. Another option I've seen some folks use: Sylvan Scrying, which basically acts like extra Inkmoths.

One more thought on Creatures: Because of all our pump spells, I'm always amazed at how often the deck can win with normal damage. So it might be worth looking at something like Invisible Stalker or Thrummingbird too.

Finding room for those Creatures is of course tough. I'm not a huge fan of Groundswell for this deck (it's much better with Fetchlands), so that's a place you can maybe find room. And while I REALLY like having 3 counterspells in the 75, I usually only run one in the main. You may also find you can put some of your protection in the side ... I know we need a TON in the current meta, but you may not actually have enough mana to use it. :-)

Some potential sideboard thoughts:

Sorry for the wall of text, and thanks for reading this far!

Draw well!

DemonDragonJ on Ideas for an Atraxa Deck

1 week ago

I am planning to build an EDH deck with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice as the general, and I know that she is an immensely popular EDH general, but I still wish to make a deck with her, because angels are one of my favorite creature types in this game and Phyrexia is one of my favorite factions in this game.

The idea that I have for my deck will, naturally, be to use Atraxas ability to place additional counters on my permanents: specifically, +1/+1 counters on my creatures and loyalty counters on my planeswalkers.

First, for other proliferation cards beyond Atraxa, I am planning to use Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine , Fuel for the Cause , Inexorable Tide, Spread the Sickness , Steady Progress , Thrummingbird , and Viral Drake; I will not use Volt Charge, because my deck will not support the color red, Core Prowler , because it simply is too weak, and neither Plaguemaw Beast nor Throne of Geth , because my deck will not be generating large quantities to tokens to sacrifice to the abilities of those permanents. I am currently uncertain about Grim Affliction and Tezzeret's Gambit, so I shall await feedback from other users here regarding those cards.

Second, I will need a method for placing +1/+1 counters on my creatures initially, before I can multiply them, so I am planning to use the following cards to achieve that goal: Archangel of Thune, Ghave, Guru of Spores , Daghatar the Adamant , Kalonian Hydra, Forgotten Ancient, and Echoes of the Kin Tree . If anyone has any suggestions for further cards, I will greatly appreciate them.

Third, for planeswalkers, I will be seeking to use planesawalkers with powerful ultimate abilities, preferably those that grant emblems, and some of the planeswalkers whom I am considering are Tamiyo, Field Researcher , Ajani Steadfast, Ajani Unyielding, Narset Transcendent , Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Elspeth Tirel, and at least one version of Sorin. It is not a high priority, but I would like to ensure that all colors are represented equally, or nearly equally, among planeswalkers in my deck.

Fourth, I have a number of wild cards, cards that do not contribute to the overall theme of the deck but are still very nice to use. Thus far, every EDH deck of mine has both a Gilded Lotus and a Thran Dynamo, but, with a deck that uses the proliferate mechanic, perhaps I could use Astral Cornucopia and Everflowing Chalice in their places, since I will be able to increase the number of counters on them. I believe that every green EDH should contain a Seedborn Muse, so mine shall, as well, especially because she will work well with contagion clasp and contagion engine. I have a Mirari's Wake and Privileged Position in each of my green/white EDH decks and a True Conviction in every white deck, so this one shall, as well. Would Lux Cannon work in this deck? I am considering it, but wish for feedback before I actually purchase it. Also, a deck such as this should definitely have Doubling Season, but that card is currently very expensive, so I shall need to wait either for it to be reprinted or for me to have a great amount of surplus money to spend.

What does everyone else say about this? What ideas can you offer me for an EDH deck centered around Atraxa?

razvaniorga on Fun decks?

3 weeks ago

Here's a fun deck I built around the theme of +1/+1 counters (and more specifically the Graft keyword) - Graft Chaff.

It's cheap and janky (drop the Birds of Paradise and Botanical Sanctum to bring the price to $20), but has some good game to it. It's got some in-built protection with Plaxcaster Frogling and Stubborn Denial (which is pretty much always on) and some great shenanigans with Mirrorweave - you can wipe your opponents entire board by targeting one of your 0/0 creatures; you can super proliferate your creatures by making them all into Thrummingbirds; and you can even add more janky combos with it if you want by adding Simic Manipulator to steal any creature you want, or Biovisionary to just win the game at end of turn if you have 3 other creatures.

MoldyCheese5 on Oh No

1 month ago

I was considering Stasis and Static Orb to stall the board and offer some protection for my commander while i ticked her up, also Thrummingbird as a replacement for Contagion Claspfor some extra proliferation so I can start nissa off at 4 while offering a chump blocker for the early game.

Icbrgr on I seek help making a ...

1 month ago

i also love this planswalker...i have made a few different builds around her just for getting that emblem... i find Bant turbofog to be the most effective but its not exactly the most satisfying...Doubling Season...Thrummingbird...Steady Progress and Clockspinning may help ya cheat extra counters on her.... A fun creature to consider is Shorecrasher Mimic ... he is a BEAST that can take a game on his own if you run lots of spells like Shielding Plax/Coiling Oracle/Winged Coatl/Slippery Bogle/Favor of the Overbeing and basically anything from eventide :p .... Good luck i hope you are able to succeed where i came up short!

maxon on A Modern Take on Kiora

1 month ago

JKRice, thank you for checking out my brew, and the suggestions. I think for now, I will leave the mana at 24. Especially 'till I have the rest of the card choices hammered out. I really like the suggestion of Skyship Plunderer. I was considering Thrummingbird, but was thinking the 1/1 body just wasn't good enough as potential blocker. Skyship Plunderer makes me feel a little better about including such a card. I could see a potential Turn 2 being Coiling Oracle, get the free land, then Skyship Plunderer if my 3 drops weren't available. Thanks again for the reply.

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