Valakut Predator

Valakut Predator

Creature — Elemental

Landfall—Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Valakut Predator gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

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Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Common

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

Valakut Predator Discussion

Weird_Frisbee on Gruul Landfall

3 years ago

Plus you can surprise 'em with Swell of Growth and play a fetch and get a +2/+2 and 2 landfall triggers for two mana at instant speed. Plus then any previous landfall triggers.

The exact turn with the 7 landfall triggers was:

(Game 1 of 3, Opponent at 21 life)

Board> 2 Makindi Sliderunner, 2 Valakut Predator, 1 Territorial Baloth, 3 Forests, 2 Mountains and 1 Terramorphic Expanse.

Hand> 1 Magmatic Chasm, 2 Swell of Growth, 2 Evolving Wilds and drew 1 Mountain.

1) Main phase played Magmatic Chasm, resolved, opponent has no fliers available to block.

2) Played Mountain, landfall trigger 1.

3) Moved to combat, played both Swell of Growths, playing both Evolving Wilds from hand and then sacked the 3 total fetches for the grand total 7 landfall triggers.

4) Smashed for a total of 72 unblocked damage and obviously, won.

GolgariGravedigger on Landfall Combo Deck

3 years ago

Khalni Heart Expedition has some good synergy in landfall decks with creatures like Scythe Leopard and Snapping Gnarlid. Also you might consider splashing red, Plated Geopede and Valakut Predator can swing pretty hard.

iglesia777 on Primal Land Blitz (rev.)

3 years ago

I think Wild Wanderer is better than Verdant Crescendo as it gives you a creature immediately instead of a 6-drop you probably can't cast the next turn.

I like trying to turn on Dragonmaster Outcast, but I think you need more than 22 land to do it. And I'd probably want all 4x Blossoming Defense to help protect them. Swell of Growth may be a good combat trick too, provided you increase your land count to at least 24.

You're probably never going to flip Village Messenger  Flip, so I'd also look at replacing that. Maybe something with landfall like Makindi Sliderunner, Snapping Gnarlid, or Valakut Predator would be a great 3 before a 4drop that gets you a land.

Good luck!

Triton on Budget RG Aggro for Standard

3 years ago

I just realized how explosive Explosive Vegetation is

T1 Forest > Scythe Leopard

T2 Forest/Mountain > Snapping Gnarlid/Makindi Sliderunner

T3 Land (Mountain if the last land was a Forest) > Valakut Predator

T4 Land > Explosive Vegetation > Evolving Wilds > Land =

  • 10/10 Predator
  • 6/6 Gnarlid/Sliderunner
  • 5/5 Leopard

Scoop step anyone? :) this is verrrry idealized, but yeah, I'm impressed.

So I'm practically done with this deck now, any suggestions for EMN/replacements? Still gonna probably be budget, though

whompkin on Landfall

3 years ago

Nice! I thought it should be possible to do a half decent RG landfall deck in pauper. I'd probably swap Snapping Gnarlid for Valakut Predator though to get better landfall scaling.

whompkin on

3 years ago

I'd swap Makindi Sliderunner for Valakut Predator as you get better scaling. Add Evolving Wilds to increase landfall. Remove Titan's Strength and Become Immense as landfall pumps your creatures. I'd have a higher land ratio. Swell of Growth and Devour in Flames work well together too.

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