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Bloodrush — 1RG, Discard Zhur-Taa Swine: Target attacking creature gets +5/+4 until end of turn.
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.
I love making decks with a limited pool of cards, challenge accepted! Here's what I came up with:
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
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.
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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!
These are non-budget suggestions: Mizzium Mortars . Also, Polukranos, World Eater is better than Ruination Wurm and Zhur-Taa Swine . I would also be playing 3x Domri Rade for the Time to Feed . There's also no reason to play Voyaging Satyr without playing Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . If you're not it would be better to play Sylvan Caryatid . Stormbreath Dragon would make a nice replacement for the Lightning Strike s and Mizzium Mortars for the Magma Jet s. Also , Stomping Ground and a couple of Mutavault s. Scavenging Ooze is also a good two-of
I'm a huge fan of gruul, and I think you have a bit of extra fluff in there that doesn't really suite the deck. If you're looking for a bloodrush beatdown, cards like Zhur-Taa Swine , Foundry Street Denizen , and Volcanic Geyser seem a bit out of place. For the maybe-board, Primordial Hydra is always great and a few Zhur-Taa Druid cards have won me the game before along with providing a somewhat decent ramp to get the bigger cards like Duskdale Wurm . Me personally, I run a bit more of a ramp with 3 Ranger's Path , but I have been working at my gruul for awile so I know what my deck needs. I hope this somewhat helped, you just really need to know what your goal for the w is, then build around it.
|Power / Toughness||5/4|
|Avg. draft pick||6.13|
|Avg. cube pick||5.40|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|