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Ruric says "Hi"

Commander / EDH*




On a scale of 1-10, my biggest problems are:

  • Hard control (counterspells, mass bounce, etc
  • Rating: 9
  • Pseudo Control (pillow fort enchantments, banishing light, etc)
    • Rating: 6-7
  • Goblins
    • Rating: 10
  • Aggro, non goblins
    • Rating: 3
  • Mass sac (Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Kresh the Bloodbraided )
    • Rating: 10


Found a Swiftfoot Boots, replaced Ratchet Bomb with it. Lets see how this works!


You may want to check out other gruul lists for a few more aggro staples but this seems like a solid list.

August 31, 2016 11:54 p.m.

Athraithe says... #2

Simon_Williamson if you have a deck i could look at, could you link it? or just mention the aggro staples! im going for more midrange but aggro might be more fun!

September 1, 2016 12:03 a.m.

Off the top of my head some more aggressive/midrange creatures are Acidic Slime, Archetype of Endurance, Siege Behemoth, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Heartless Hidetsugu, Gratuitous Violence, & Urabrask the Hidden. I don't know how many of these fit into your play style but I hope you can use these.

September 1, 2016 12:16 a.m.

Athraithe says... #4

Acidic slime might work for enchantment destruction but in my play group, i usually only deal with one or two since i play multiplayer and everyone else runs mass hate on them. Might use it though. Archetype and Siege might be good too, but im afraid itll bump the curve up too much and im not sure what to take out. Make a good argument for them and ill be good! (the hexproof is extremely tempting though. Selvala would be a major boost and good for added card draw/ramp. Hidetsugu would kill me too quickly, im usually the one with the least life until Ruric is out, then im safe for a bit. Gratuitous and Urabrask seem solid though! still gotta figure out what to drop

September 1, 2016 12:23 a.m.

I'm glad I could help, I would first cut a few artifacts, then see if any creatures help your game plan. Anything that isn't ramp, draw, protection, or damage/aggro should have a case made for it. Archetype of endurance (and Archetype of Aggression) give you a strong advantage while presenting some of your opponent's from getting the same one, much like a praetor.Also a side note, you may want to switch some forests out for mountains.

September 1, 2016 12:38 a.m.

Athraithe says... #6

I was thinking of dropping Ratchet Bomb and Fireshrieker, but he rest are needed heavily, especially the cloak. Te only other artifact i may drop would be Sword of the Animist, but that helps a lot to draw out mana for later. May cut Explosive Vegetation as it isnt worth it after ruric is out. i just recently fixed my mana base so im going to try it as is for now since its brand new

September 1, 2016 12:42 a.m.

I like the update! I wasn't going to mention this but if you want to be cruel, Grafted Exoskeleton makes Ruric Thar obnoxious.

October 11, 2016 9:05 p.m.

Athraithe says... #8

I would but infect makes me want to rip up the card and burn it... Great game winner though! I just hate infect with a passion XD

October 11, 2016 9:37 p.m.

Athraithe I admit I like it if you don't put it on something with unlockable, hexproof/protection, or direct damage.

October 11, 2016 9:44 p.m.

Athraithe says... #10

with the graft, every time someone casts a non-creature spell they get 6 counters... EW

October 11, 2016 10:28 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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Avg. CMC 4.12
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