Tuskguard Captain

Tuskguard Captain

Creature — Human Warrior

Outlast (, : Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.)

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has trample.

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Legality

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

Tuskguard Captain occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Tuskguard Captain Discussion

libraryjoy on Sig hard

2 weeks ago

On Thin Ice doesn't work for this deck, as it requires a snow-land to enchant, and your deck doesn't run any (and they will increase the cost quite a bit). If you don't have a Coat of Arms already, I would drop it for other things. It's a nice card, but will benefit other tribal strategies and is pretty expensive overall - Door of Destinies might be a better option. Sigarda, Heron's Grace is not actually in your list, so you'll need to drop a card and put her in. Make sure to type * CMDR * (no spaces) after the card name to show her as the commander. I would look for some ways to push damage through, like adding some equipment that gives trample Ring of Kalonia or Loxodon Warhammer come to mind. Skyblinder Staff makes any of your flying creatures blockable only by creatures with Reach, which is a pretty powerful effect, with a flying commander. Champion of Lambholt can quickly give you an army of unblockable creatures. Dictate of Heliod is another option for an anthem. I think Elder Cathar may be an underperformer here and better replaced with another creature. Maybe Juniper Order Ranger, Abzan Falconer, Aegis of the Gods, Baird, Steward of Argive, Goldnight Commander, Karametra's Acolyte, Krosan Restorer, Tuskguard Captain, Wild Beastmaster or Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. Good luck, and let me know if there are any specific questions you have.

ShreddedByCrows on Offenza is the Best Defenza

1 month ago

Lots of subthemes you got there, that's some interesting challenge. All in all, you're running way too many high-costed cards for a Commander that generally revolves around more of an aggressive strategy. I'll further provide you a personalized list of adjustments, trying my best to keep it at the lowest budget as possible.

Very first thing, 37 lands is too much for an Anafenza deck imo. You can easily go down to 35/34 in order to feel more proactive. That being said, the mana base of your decklist is pretty unstable, and you'll need better mana rocks, around 5/6 good rocks should do it helping you stabilizing.

The second thing to bring up is that you play loads and loads of creatures with actually specific abilities that don't always combine altogether well. Like, for example, in which way would Slimefoot, the Stowaway help Anafenza, the Foremost being consistent? My answer, without another kind of appreciation than logic: not any single one. If you need cheap legendary to keep it up with your theme, there are better options, but remind that this was only a little example.

Finally, you lack reactivity because of very few instant/flash spells. It's not as necessary as some think, but still have a way to protect dutifully your creatures is a key for aggro/midrange decks in EDH. Being able to answer what your opponents bring up to the tape is moreover essential, and I don't see enough removals/tricks in there.

So, let's take a closer look from now on. I'll make some different categories starting with the cuts to make it easier to read.

1.) Back to 100 cards:

2.) Cheap Improvements:

2.1.) Mana Rocks:

2.2.) More removals:

Those are the classical ones you surely know. They are easily affordable and would give your deck a small lift at controlling the board state.

2.3.) Better Legendaries:

  • Mikaeus, the Lunarch > not the cheapest already, but really effective, almost a staple for your deck style

  • Hope of Ghirapur > underrated card, does a lot, insane with recursion to lock down a combo player at low cost

  • Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit > certainly a staple / and somewhat a reason to get rid of the token subtheme which is maybe a bit too much

  • Syr Faren, the Hengehammer > also certainly a staple / aggressive, good interactions with Anafenza, better than lords already in your deck

  • Kethis, the Hidden Hand > Yawgmoth's Will for legendaries? I'll take that. It could also be a nice alternative commander when you face more control-ish decks you're stuck against, enabling you to have an efficient late game on its own once made your commander.

  • Mangara of Corondor > Legendary creature which works as a nonsituational removal. Really good. Even if you can't always activate it when it hits the table, your opponents have to get rid of it using their hand resources and you make 1 for 1.

  • Masako the Humorless > Underplayed card / can be a game-changer / and it's a legendary creature.

2.4.) Voltron Outlet:

2.5.) Other cool cards to look at:

3.) Medium Budget Improvements:

3.1.) Mana Rocks:

3.2.) Even more removals:

3.3.) Legendaries' Staples:

3.4.) Neverending Voltron Outlet:

  • Konda's Banner > Yeh, it's a little bit expensive money speaking, but it does everything you're searching for, like a bridge between your Cats, your legends and your Voltron strategy.

  • Skullclamp > staple

3.5.) Cool cards:

4.) Expensive Improvements:

5.) Some other cards you could try (which I mostly haven't, or for which I have a doubt about their efficiency):

5dollarMTG on The Grafty Guys

1 month ago

Nice deck! I like running at least a couple copies of Inspiring Call in my counters decks. You could also think about Tuskguard Captain so that your biggies can't be chump blocked.

Optimator on Bastards on Parade

2 months ago

Some potential cards. Most of these might be side-grades or out of budget but are worth noting in the Maybeboard. I have a few of these:

Ramp:

Creatures are obviously optimal, what with elf anthems and counters and stuff. I would try to squeeze in the first three if you can. The tempo of getting your commander down on turn 2 is amazing.

Fyndhorn Elves , Priest of Titania , Boreal Druid , Farhaven Elf , Leyline of Abundance , Castle Garenbrig , Llanowar Tribe , Overgrowth , Reap and Sow , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , Nature's Lore , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim , Grow from the Ashes , Emerald Medallion , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Harrow , Circuitous Route

Utility:

Rishkar's Expertise , Soul's Majesty , Mirror Shield , Zendikar Resurgent , Primal Rage , Heroic Intervention , Return to Nature , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Beastmaster Ascension , Loxodon Warhammer , Colossal Majesty , Rancor , Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Blossoming Defense , Withstand Death , Titanic Brawl , Ancient Animus , Momentous Fall , Nature's Claim , Once and Future , Regrowth , Wildest Dreams , Road of Return , Creeping Corrosion , Season of Growth , Blanchwood Armor , Sandwurm Convergence , Garruk, Primal Hunter , Vivien Reid , Vivien of the Arkbow , Ghost Quarter ,

Aspect of Mongoose is nice but prevents untapping shenanigans with your commander.

Counters:

Some obvious out-of-budget stuff here and some lower-powered stuff too but I'll suggest them for posterity.

Llanowar Reborn , Karn's Bastion , Forge of Heroes , The Great Henge , Incubation Druid , Loyal Guardian , Tuskguard Captain , Pollenbright Druid , Solidarity of Heroes , Biogenic Upgrade , Durable Handicraft , Planewide Celebration , Courage in Crisis , Verdant Confluence , Bow of Nylea , Contagion Clasp , Contagion Engine , Hydra's Growth , Path of Discovery , Retreat to Kazandu , Forced Adaptation , Evolutionary Escalation , New Horizons , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Vivien, Arkbow Ranger , Kalonian Hydra , Arbor Armament , Stony Strength , Savage Summoning , Hunger of the Howlpack , Soul's Might , The Crowd Goes Wild , Armory of Iroas , Weapon Rack , Predatory Hunger , Primeval Bounty

I have a Drove of Elves I'm not using

ZendikariWol on Survival of the Fittest

2 months ago

This looks a bit like my old +1/+1 counter deck, and while I will say that GW is probably better colors... I see where you're coming from here. No matter what, though, you need to do some tinkering with your mana base. Less islands, more duals. Unfortunately, the tried-and-true Thornwood Falls would serve only to make this slow deck slower, and enemy duals are in short supply in pioneer. Try Temple of Mystery - it should be something you can find for an all-right price these days, and scrying is nice. Having so many islands and so comparatively few blue spells is... good in moderation. 9:7 forests:islands for a 19:4 mana symbol ratio (nearly 5:1!!) is absurd. You should be running 4 or 5 islands, at most- or all of your blue mana should come from duals.

With that out of the way, suggestions!

Avatar of the Resolute is a big ol' meat stick that can swing in for heaps of damage.

Barkhide Troll is a resilient threat that basically has Schrodinger's Hexproof as long as you leave up 1 mana.

Benthic Biomancer could be good for the curve and the lacking card draw.

If you're in a slow meta that will allow you to make a turn 3 play like this, Bred for the Hunt draws an assload of cards.

Chasm Skulker just gets huge and is resistant, somewhat, to removal.

Managorger Hydra is a finisher for 3 mana. It'll make your opponents think twice before doing anything.

Ordeal of Thassa and Ordeal of Nylea are important spells that also put counters on creatures.

Pollenbright Druid and Evolution Sage can get you proliferating all over the place!

Tuskguard Captain and Zegana, Utopian Speaker are both good finishers.

Wildborn Preserver is an excellent mana sink if the game goes long.

Consider some of those suggestions.

Lonelyyoshi1 on Big Dork

3 months ago

With your commander's ability is say try looking up Tuskguard Captain and fairgrounds Fairgrounds Trumpeter . I feel they would both fit well here

goldieH on Creatures with endless counters

3 months ago

May I suggest Winding Constrictor as another effect to get more counters. Gyre Sage if you want more ramp. Champion of Lambholt or Tuskguard Captain to push damage through. Obviously there are quite a lot of +1/+1 counter cards so you just have to do a lot of playtesting and figure out what your deck's strengths and weaknesses are and adjust from there.

Tata on Annika's Anafenza, Bruiser Beatdown EDH

4 months ago

Beautiful list. I'm worried, however, that it might be easily overwhelmed in the late-game. It also looks a little too much like a 1v1 build. What are some cards you would consider to make it stronger in a multiplayer environment?

Does Good-Fortune Unicorn do enough? I don't see it enabling a combo.

Tuskguard Captain makes your +1/+1 counters more powerful, but otherwise I don't see anything else that synergizes with your general. What are other cards that you might consider that make use of the counters?

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