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Zhur-Taa Swine

Zhur-Taa Swine

Creature — Boar

Bloodrush — 1RG, Discard Zhur-Taa Swine: Target attacking creature gets +5/+4 until end of turn.

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Zhur-Taa Swine Discussion

comicallylaura on Gruuling Bloodrush

6 days ago

CMC, yeah, they're the same. But I'm using the Zhur-Taa Swine for bloodrush, which is only 3. Wrecking Ogre 's bloodrush is 5. Bit much for a one-shot ability. I do like the double strike though.

Boza on Gotta Go Fast: RG Aggro [Pauper]

1 week ago

I would say that you have too many lands in play right now. -3 lands, + 3 horned kavu. it is the only creature you will need most of the time, it will help reset your ETB dudes like marauders. other suggestions would include Colossal Might , Giantbaiting , Violent Outburst , Zhur-Taa Swine , Madcap Skills .

But the shell is good! Just a couple of suggestions for the SB:

2 Gleeful Sabotage for the fogs and 3 Tattermunge Duo for the brindle boar to shore up the Mono G Stompy matchup.

Blackblade on 2014-04-04 update of Orthostasis

1 week ago


The Breakdown

I'm hopeing that with these revisions will give the deck a little extra bite. During our play testing we noticed that we needed a little more ramping, and the Elvish Mystic is just the right guy for the job. This will ensure that you'll be able to drop your Fanatic of Xenagos by round 2. You'll also noticed that Alpha Authority and Rubblehulk are both out. This is based upon our play testing, which stressed speed as a key element to this deck. Alpha Authority doesn't deal damage or have much have an impact like a damage spell will, and since we are using mana ramping Rubblehulk won't have the same type of impact for a 3 CMC bloodrush that Zhur-Taa Swine will have. Having a guaranteed +5/+4 is better than an unknown number; plus odds are you won't have 5 mana on the table for it to be worth it. In the original version of this deck he made sense, but now he just doesn't fit.

The Pyrewild Shaman got the boot because we needed to reduce some of the bloodrushing costs and Slaughterhorn was the same CMC. Yes you can get the shaman back from the graveyard, but it never happened that way in play testing, so this guy will not be missed. Most of the bloodrush costs is 2 or 3, so having the slaughterhorn and Titan's Strength as 1 CMC abilities / instants is a good move since we are trying to speed this deck up.

Speed also means that you want to ensure that you are drawing what you need to keep the pressure on and the damage flowing, and that's why Titan's Strength and Magma Jet are a good fit. These instants allow more flexibility than a bloodrush, and setup your next draw.

overall I think this revision will have this deck moving right along and winning more often than it has been. Most of these revions are cheap and can easily be done. Can't wait to play against it again.

TheHiketeia on

1 month ago


I thought about Fog for a long time. I'm still up in the air about it.

Academy Raider is a good suggestion, the ability to cycle through some cards could definitely help. Scorchwalker could be a good replacement for Zhur-Taa Swine since it's a monster with equal hitting power for one less mana.

I think I'm going to add Pit Fight - there's definitely use in forcing people to fight my pumped up beasties.

acousticcancer on New to MTG: Just bought ...

1 month ago

I love making decks with a limited pool of cards, challenge accepted! Here's what I came up with:

1x Rumbling Baloth 1x Kalonian Tusker 1x Slaughterhorn 2x Marauding Maulhorn 1x Ghor-Clan Rampager 1x Tenement Crasher 1x Advocate of the Beast

2x Riot Piker 1x Goblin Shortcutter 1x Firefist Striker 1x Predatory Sliver 1x Skarrg Guildmage 1x Deadly Recluse 1x Rubblebelt Raiders 1x Nessian Courser 2x Briarpack Alpha

2x Elvish Mystic 1x Voyaging Satyr 1x Zhur-Taa Swine 1x Ruination Wurm 1x Nemesis of Mortals

2x Shock 1x Giant Growth 1x Pit Fight 1x Coordinated Assault 1x Annihilating Fire 1x Flames of the Firebrand 1x Mugging 1x Hunt the Weak 1x Chandra's Outrage 1x Madcap Skills 1x Gruul War Chant 1x Trollhide

22 Mountain & Forest


1x Aerial Predation 1x Druid's Deliverance 1x Fade into Antiquity 1x Towering Thunderfist 1x Viashino Racketeer 1x Brindle Boar 1x Traveler's Amulet 1x Sliver Construct 1x Dimir Keyrune 1x Howl of the Night Pack 1x Act of Treason 1x Axebane Stag 1x Slime Molding 2x Scab-Clan Charger

I split the creatures into three strategic groups, the first is beast and advocate of the beast to pump them up, the second is cheap creatures and rubblebelt raider to get a boost off of them, the last is just your mana ramp creatures and big creatures. I built a sideboard too, but not everything in there is useful, its some utility, some pumps, more creatures and more ramp. Anyway have fun playing magic and hope this helps.

Vintage on New to MTG: Just bought ...

1 month ago

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SORCERY:Flames of the Firebrand Seismic Stomp x2Act of Treason Mugging Structural Collapse


CREATURES:Nemesis of Mortals Voyaging Satyr Briarpack Alpha x2Axebane Stag Rumbling Baloth Sporemound Brindle Boar Deadly Recluse Elvish Mystic x2Kraul Warrior x2Predatory Sliver Centaur's Herald x2Kalonian Tusker Advocate of the Beast Slaughterhorn Scab-Clan Charger x2Ivy Lane Denizen x2Groundshaker Sliver Nessian Courser

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SORCERY:Howl of the Night Pack Fade into Antiquity Slime Molding Hunt the Weak

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ENCHANTMENT:Gruul War Chant Pit Fight

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INSTANT:Boros Charm Shattering Blow x2

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SORCERY:Call of the Conclave Coursers' Accord



WHITE/BLUE:CREATURES:Lyev Skyknight Jelenn Sphinx

ARTIFACT CREATURES:Dimir Keyrune Traveler's Amulet Sliver Construct

ty6125 on Xenagos Mana Ramp Deck

1 month ago

I don't know what I would take out for Zhur-Taa Ancient , Ghor-Clan Rampager Is strictly better than Zhur-Taa Swine , and the same goes for Zhur-Taa Druid and Sylvan Caryatid

MinoTrib3 on Xenagos Ramp n Rage

1 month ago

corythackston : I was actually looking at a lot of the cards you mentioned! I'm not sure yet how well this deck will work for me. I guess currently I'm leaning more towards budget for the time being. I also had the Ruination Wurm s and Zhur-Taa Swine s laying around doing nothing; I've wanted Polukranos, World Eater for a while, but he's definitely a luxury card for me lol. I will definitely look into swapping for Sylvan Caryatid though. Those budget options do look really good! Nessian Wilds Ravager does look like a heck of a lot of fun! Thank you for the suggestions! I will definitely look it to it! Price

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Power / Toughness 5/4
Color(s) R, G
Cost 3RG
Converted cost 5
Avg. draft pick 6.13
Avg. cube pick 5.40


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Extended Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common