Trial of Strength

Trial of Strength


When Trial of Strength enters the battlefield, create a 4/2 green Beast creature token.

When a cartouche enters the battlefield under your control, return Trial of Strength to its owner's hand.

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Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Trial of Strength Discussion

9-lives on

1 year ago

Darth_SavageI guess you could call my deck a anointed procession deck. It's what I'm depending upon to get as many tokens of cats as possible. Trial of Strength is also useful for its cost, and I like Advent of the Wurm.

Tsuru-Hime on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

1 year ago

Trial of Strength does not have the 4/2 beast token associated with it.

Kappalauzius on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

2 years ago

Trial of Strength is missing it's token in the playtest

Murphy77 on

2 years ago

I think that I would change your Cartouches and Trials. The idea is to use your Cartouches to recycle trials, which can have a big impact. 4 Trial of Strength, 4 Trial of Ambition and 4 Cartouche of Strength would most likely be better. Each time you play a cartouche you get all your trials back into your hand to replay them. I built a whole deck around this mechanic - see Trial Trial

MrBoombastic on

2 years ago

Nest of Scarabs is the main reason for playing this deck in my opinion. It's just too good to not include. The creatures by themselves are fairly easily outclassed, unless you get some payoff from your -1/-1 counters. Vizier of Remedies makes sure that more or less none of your creatures trigger Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, which seems counterproductive. I'd add the Cartouche of Ambition over Cartouche of Strength simply because of the synergy. Removing all white cards would make room for both Cartouches, maybe even a Trial of Strength or two. Since you're playing block constructed (wish my LGS tried that) the Decimator Beetle looks really good to top off your curve. Exemplar of Strength could be good too.

jrula on The African Wilds (Dual Deck)

2 years ago

See my other comment first!

This deck I was less pleased with when comparing directly with The Poachers. Here's why:

Your description for the deck refers to Africa, like the whole continent. Yet only 16 creatures showed up to the party to band together. I'd really like to see this as a mono-green beast token deck with Garruk Wildspeaker or Soul of Zendikar as the feature card.

Suggestions if you go that route to get you started: Beast Within, Pulse of the Tangle, Thragtusk, Vitality Charm, Ant Queen, Broodhatch Nantuko, Hornet Nest, Keeper of the Beasts, Trial of Strength, Words of Wilding.

I only playtested the decks once but this one feels much stronger than the other one. The Poachers should be answers from hunters and land from the guides. But there is few answers to three copies of Scaled Behemoth unless the opponent has resolved a one-of Glaring Spotlight.

This all said, a few large creatures against a group of hunters would be cool to but then The Poacherswill have to be strengthened.

acbooster on duplicating tokens as an "entering ...

2 years ago

Anointed Procession doesn't have an activated nor triggered ability, but rather a replacement effect. Panharmonicon has a replacement effect as well.

Firstly a note on the difference between activated and triggered abilities:

Activated abilities are always worded as "Cost: Effect" while triggered abilities will begin with words like "When" and "Whenever".

Here's what will happen:
Trial of Strength enters the battlefield, and its ability triggers. Panharmonicon sees the Trial enter, but since the Trial isn't a creature or artifact, will do nothing to the ability. You get one instance of the token-making ability. Anointed Procession sees the ability trying to make one 4/2 token and replaces it with making twice that, so 2 4/2 tokens.

The Trial entering will ultimately get you two 4/2 green Beast tokens, since Panharmonicon doesn't interact here and Anointed Procession has a replacement effect that doubles the number of tokens you get.

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