Yoked Ox


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Common
Theros (THS) Common

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Yoked Ox

Creature — Ox

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Yoked Ox Discussion

NV_1980 on Stumped by twigs on a stick

1 month ago

Hi Alhanalm,

Thanks for the +1 and the constructive feedback. I agree with you that Yoked Ox is very vanilla and could be replaced with something more useful. Not Disowned Ancestor though, he is already in there. As I do not have any spells that target creatures specifically, Lagonna-Band Trailblazer does not seem to fit very well either. I am casting some black spells now and then though, so God-Pharaoh's Faithful could be valuable to me. I will look into it. Thanks again!

Alhanalm on Stumped by twigs on a stick

1 month ago

Might as well switch out Yoked Ox for something like Disowned Ancestor or God-Pharaoh's Faithful. Even Lagonna-Band Trailblazer has something to offer and all three should be easy to get for free from friends or something. All-in-all I love the deck and want to build with him sometime... +1 for me!

CrazedPorcupine on Pattern Recognition #44 - Flowstone

4 months ago

I think this idea of "high defense" creatures being so "cheap" or having other utilities is the reason why cards like Doran, the Siege Tower and Assault Formation are fairly rare. Making creatures able to assign damage from their toughness can warp the game in unexpected ways. Especially since you can transform creatures like Tree of Perdition and Tree of Redemption into 13/13 creatures for 4 mana, when you pair them with cards that allow you to negate the Defender tag. Or cards like Indomitable Ancients who are a 2/10 creature for 4 mana, Doran turns it into a 10/10 creature in essence. Even things like Yoked Ox and God-Pharaoh's Faithful become insanely strong as they become essentially 4/4 1 drop creatures.

Pygmyrhino990 on Modern Lands (All Lands Legal for Modern)

4 months ago

Good deck, I think it needs more lands. Your Mana base isn't as stable. How did it go at FNM, I think Yoked Ox would be a good addition

Emzed on Turn 4 Win! The Abzan Switcheroo!

5 months ago

The new God-Pharaoh's Faithful is a strict upgrade to Yoked Ox. While it won't trigger often, occasionally gaining 1-2 extra life can be quite useful.
With regard to lands, 22-24 is where I'd want to be with your list. You have many cheap spells, but you really want to hit 3 mana every game, and playing 3 colors is another reason to make sure you have enough mana sources. Also, your enchantments can make use of excess mana.
As for lands you could add, I suggest 1-2 Shambling Vent or Stirring Wildwood. Colorless lands like Ghost Quarter or Gavony Township are great in many decks; here, however, casting Doran is top priority and colorless mana doesn't help with that.

PartyJ on Doran's Friends with Benefits

5 months ago

Hey i24, thanks for the suggestions. Personally I am not a big fan of the original vanilla creatures like Yoked Ox, Tasseled Dromedary and such... I would like them to bring something extra to the battlefirld besides just being fat.

Do you think there are still cards which you might cut?

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