Thundering Spineback


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

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Thundering Spineback

Creature — Dinosaur

Other Dinosaurs you control get +1/+1.

5G: Create a 3/3 green Dinosaur creature token with trample.

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Thundering Spineback Discussion

Loizo on Grand Warlord Radha

1 week ago

Goblin Banneret is sooo cool with Rada, I might try and build it when I'm tired of Angrath, my current 1v1 Brawl Also Sun-Collared Raptor Regisaur Alpha and Thundering Spineback

nidhogg101 on Abzan Midrange

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions! Your deck looks really cool =) Militia Bugler is a compelling option, but I really don't want to cut any 3-drops from the list. Jadelight Ranger and Knight of Autumn are both pretty essential.

Thundering Spineback was originally a filler for a third Carnage Tyrant that I don't have. It is kind of nice to have, but I will probably replace it with something else. How has Izoni, Thousand-Eyed worked for you?

I do not have any Vraska cards, sadly.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Abzan Midrange

1 week ago

Militia Bugler works very well in my version of this build If you want to beat them join them (kind of).

It is surprising how many creatures in this deck have less than 2 power.

also Thundering Spineback does not seem to fit in the deck :S

If you have access to Vraska, Relic Seeker she is a great planeswalker for this deck

greyninja on stompy stompy

1 month ago

+1 from me! If you were going for a gimmick deck then dinosaurs is a pretty awesome option! I wanted to build pirates; but honestly dinosaurs got so much more support wowww

Honestly, if your ultimate gameplan is to "cast commander, beat face" then many of the other dinosaurs are just going to slow you down. Gishath, Sun's Avatar is arguably better for a dedicated dino deck imo

I feel like the dream play is Zacama, Primal Calamity immediately into Akroma's Memorial/Xenagos, God of Revels and swing... or just wiping everyone of problematic enchantments/artifacts/creatures lmao

It might be smart to run 30+ creatures because how often are you really casting a 9CMC commander?! Depends on where you take the deck. Do you want beaters or rampers? Wood Elves, Solemn Simulacrum, Kor Cartographer, Oracle of Mul Daya, etc etc. I assume you don't want it to feel exactly like Darigaaz Reincarnated/Maelstrom Wanderer which is why I suggested Otepec Huntmaster&friends. Just Brainstorming

You have a bunch of mana doublers which is awesome, including the updated Regal Behemoth that's a mf dinosaur! Plus sorcery ramp. There's a decent spot removal package and some of the auto include boardwipes. A couple dinos have removal tacked on as well. Spellbreaker Behemoth is sweet. I love Samut and the haste enablers. Fervor is meh. You have a lot of really cool stuff here tho. You even snuck in Craterhoof & Avenger. There's a light token theme here which doesn't fit. Idk.

If you're trying to thin some of the fat it would be the rando 5-8 cmc spells. Crested Herdcaller, Thundering Spineback, Raging Swordtooth, Godsire, ... It's so hard. Probably lose two enchantments and two instants/sorceries and you'll only have to cut seven creatures XD

The crossroads for me is the Gishath dino aggro or Zacama goodstuff combo. It'll be cool to ultimately see what your mind imagines!

DragonKing90 on Dinosaur Token Loop

3 months ago

the combo with Bellowing Aegisaur only works if Raptor Hatchling is given a counter BEFORE it is dealt damage. otherwise, the Raptor Hatchling will die before Bellowing Aegisaur's ability resolves. not to mention that by the time you're even able to cast Bellowing Aegisaur or Thundering Spineback at all, the game will already be pretty much over. you'll never have the mana to cast them anyway with only 28 lands in a 100 card deck. thats equivalent to 17 lands in a 60 card deck, which is absurdly low. why are you trying to run a 100 card deck?

Phoenixhelm_07 on Dinosaur Token Loop

3 months ago

I usually have Bellowing Aegisaur and Thundering Spineback on the battlefield, so the Raptor Hatchling is now a 2/2, so every time the Forerunner of the Empire's ability is activated the Raptor Hatchling will receive a +1/+1 counter from Bellowing Aegisaur. Let me know if this answer your question Lavawulf.

paradigmknight on First Deck, Dinosaur Commander

4 months ago

I agree with RedDeckTries, the deck doesn't have enough lands. You could try Temple of the False God, Jungle Shrine, Rogue's Passage, Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion, and/or Exotic Orchard. Gishath is heavily reliant on landing attacks, and while it does have trample, you could add Whispersilk Cloak. A great card for this deck is Rishkar's Expertise, often netting you a lot of cards, and a free dinosaur. I think the deck might be missing some big closers, like Overwhelming Stampede, Titanic Ultimatum, etc. While Belligerent Brontodon does synergise with a few of your cards, I think there are other options to consider; Thundering Spineback, Silverclad Ferocidons, Bellowing Aegisaur, Trapjaw Tyrant, Thrashing Brontodon. Congregation at Dawn can act as a tutor in the deck, especially with gishath, and the versatility of Naya Charm is crazy good.

avedium on Dino Deck

6 months ago

There's a whooole bunch of cards that would do nicely in this deck in Ixalan. If you're looking for cards, start by buying packs and boxes from there (as that's where you'll find literally all of your dinosuar).

If I were building the deck, the first thing I'd do is throw out some of the unriliable or unfitting cards like Pterodon Knight, Huatli's Spurring, and Built to Smash. As for adding cards, I like the idea of Charging Tuskodon and creatures activate abilities when damaging players (psst, Gishath, Sun's Avatar). Lightning Strike and the like provide good creature removal, and Territorial Hammerskull have are good evasion effects.

Green would benefit the deck tremendously. There are dinosaurs aplenty in green, and it could provide some much needed ramp (more mana faster) and creature buffing.

Cards I would consider adding are Blood Mist (one of my favorites), Cobbled Wings, Thundering Spineback, regisaur alpha , Gishath, Sun's Avatar if you can get your hands on one or two, and Cherished Hatchling.

Just look around in Ixalan and see what works and what doesn't while you're playing. was and is my best friend when I'm looking for cards to add to a deck.

PS: Your deck is standard, not modern, unless you imagine adding cards from non-standard sets in the future.

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