Standard - Naya Dinosaurs Any advice or suggestions would be of great help. Also, if you liked this deck a +1 is always appreciated. Thanks.

Drover of the Mighty - Good mana dork which gets bigger with a dino on the battlefield
Otepec Huntmaster - Good mana dork for additional ramp

Current Dino Line Up:
Regisaur Alpha - Grants haste and produces a great blocker, 3/3 dino with trample
Ripjaw Raptor - Card draw and discourages opponents from attacking
Carnage Tyrant - Good for control match up and can be a turn 4 drop with 2 mana dorks in play
Kinjalli's Sunwing - A flier who slows down our opponent

Huatli, Warrior Poet - Grants life or a blocker, 3/3 dino with trample. Using her ultimate the turn she comes into play as an end games to stop 3 blockers
Samut, the Tested - Triggers enrage triggers and tutors for 2 dinos, usually 2 Regisaur Alpha

Commune with Dinosaurs - Good turn 1 and good top deck when you're empty handed. This card hits most of what we want, and doesn't pitch to graveyard
Abrade, Ixalan's Binding, Savage Stomp, Cast Out- Mainboard removal
Blossoming Defense - Additional removal and good for combat tricks

======= SIDE =======
Ashes of the Abhorrent - Stops graveyard recursion
Authority of the Consuls - Small disrupt of your opponents board
Heroic Intervention - Creature protection
Deathgorge Scavenger - Relevant with Embalm, Zombies, and God-Pharaohs decks with a small lifegain trigger
Forsake the Worldly - Extra removal
Fumigate - Extra removal
Prowling Serpopard - Good for control match up
Settle the Wreckage - Extra removal

======= TESTING =======
Gishath, Sun's Avatar - Good win con and tutor for Samut, the Tested
Rhonas the Indomitable - Great low cost creature and is easily triggered in this deck


So, I finally gave into peer pressure and removed the Bellowing Aegisaur, and Raptor Hatchling. I loved them but in the end it was better to add additional removal.

I was playing them for the following reasons:
Bellowing Aegisaur - Enrage trigger makes all my creatures bigger
Raptor Hatchling - Creates a 3/3 dino with trample and can have recursion when pumped with Bellowing Aegisaur and hit by Samut, the Tested

But they are no more. : (


Kizmetto says... #7

Hey! Great to see more dinosaur decks! How has testing with Samut been? It feels good with those abilities, but perhaps her creature form might be better, with the haste and untapping abilities perhaps? Samut, Voice of Dissent

Here is my deck if we wanted to compare! And i definately love the inclusion of Chandra's Pyrohelix! what a great way to trigger enrage.nayasaurusrex

September 8, 2017 9:02 p.m.

HUFFDADDY says... #8

Kizmetto, Thanks for the comment!

Testing with Samut has been good hitting those enrage triggers and tutoring out 2 Alphas. So for now I will keep her in.

I like your deck a lot. I borrowed some of your notes to added it to my description and moved some stuff around, I hope you don't mind.

Keep me up to date on how play testing with the new dinos goes and I'll do the same. I'm really excited to see this creature type being printed.

Thanks again.

September 9, 2017 2:10 a.m.

TepigAggro says... #9

U need the new card Rile instead of pyrohelix. Also, consider Savage Stomp. Consider Raptor Hatchling, use stomp and kill one of their 1 power creatures so u get a 3/3 and hatchling stays alive. such value

September 13, 2017 12:36 p.m.

HUFFDADDY says... #10


Rile is really good, I will test with it. I'm using Chandra's Pyrohelix because I can get 2 enrage triggers instead of only 1 with Rile and if I hit a Ripjaw Raptor then there's my card draw. Also I'm not to concerned with gaining trample since I'm running Khenra Charioteer. But I'll play test with it and see.

Savage Stomp is so good I really want to add it in. Playing off of a Raptor Hatchling is awesome.

Thanks for the suggestions! Keep them coming!

September 13, 2017 1:50 p.m.

Kizmetto says... #11

hey hows it going? your list has changed since i last saw, im glad you liked some of my notes! lets keep working as spoilers come out :D

what do you think of the 1 drop humans, Priest of the Wakening Sun and kinjalli's caller? would you run a split or full set of one or both or...? im not so sure, i really liked the idea of a late game tutor and early life gain but a dino discount and a 0/3 is also damn fine!

September 14, 2017 10:31 a.m.

HUFFDADDY says... #12

Kizmetto, Things are going good. I am play testing and checking to see of more cards are spoiled everyday.

I do like the 1 drop humans, Priest of the Wakening Sun and Kinjalli's Caller. I don't think I would you run either of them at the moment. I'd don't see either of them having enough value in this deck as of yet. The early life gain is situational although the tutor is nice.

Caller is good, like Otepec Huntmaster I will have to play test to see but I think I'd rather just run the mana dorks instead of either of these.

Thanks for checking back in! And did you see the Deathgorge Scavenger it looks like it might be a good sideboard card.

September 14, 2017 2:20 p.m.

Kizmetto says... #13

I agree more testing needed! that Deathgorger scavenger fills out the 3 drop pretty well in my deck, as well as Ranging Raptors but definately a gopd sb card for dinos (heck green in general) and the fact its repeatable is better! im quite a fan of this card.

What about um, the green legendary enchantment/ gaeas cradle card (the name escapes me right now..)

September 14, 2017 7:43 p.m.

HUFFDADDY says... #15

Kizmetto, The card you are thinking about is Growing Rites of Itlimoc. It's really good but I feel like it will trigger to late before it becomes really useful in the deck.

September 15, 2017 1:05 a.m.

Kizmetto says... #16

HUFFDADDY Thats the one! I agree, bit too late. Also, love how you've pimped out this page, no idea how you did it but it looks great!

I think the full spoiler comes out on Friday, so not too long to go.

September 15, 2017 1:15 a.m.

HUFFDADDY says... #17

Kizmetto, Thanks!

It's just some simple CSS that I have on my server. I can send you the code if you want.

Also, Yes I'm really looking forward to seeing the full set!

September 15, 2017 1:37 a.m.

TepigAggro says... #25

Dude, our Dinosaur builds are so similar, you should check mine out! Also, the Bellowing Aegisaurs aren't as much value as you think. It would be so much better to drop like a Carnage Tyrant or a Gishath, Sun's Avatar instead of it, which is a 6 mana 3/5. As it does power up your creatures, it is too slow and just acts as a kill target. Run Gishath, Sun's Avatar instead.

October 1, 2017 3:16 p.m.

Betzevim says... #26

Yah, I would run at least one gishath because of Samuts tutor

October 1, 2017 9:40 p.m.

taiga277677 says... #27

sideboard Shaper's Sanctuary vs killspell heavy decks:x? gives value back when they target so they don't out resource you.

October 2, 2017 3:06 p.m.

HUFFDADDY says... #28


Thanks so much for the suggestion!

I've done a lot of play testing and currently Shaper's Sanctuary doesn't add enough value to the deck even with playing against a deck with heavy removal.

October 2, 2017 4:05 p.m.

Betzevim says... #29

Also, I would run Kinjalli's caller because you can drop it turn one, Mana dork turn two and then regisaur alpha turn three

October 2, 2017 7:16 p.m.

HUFFDADDY says... #30

Betzevim, There is only so much room for ramp. I am playing Drover of the Mighty and Otepec Huntmaster, these are both better in my opinion.

October 2, 2017 7:28 p.m.

Betzevim says... #31

Well yes, but they're both two drops so you can't have two Mana dorks out on turn two.My previous comment still stands, turn three regisaur alpha

October 2, 2017 7:41 p.m.

HUFFDADDY says... #32

Betzevim, for me I rather have a broader scope of play. It's not always a good bet to hope that you'll have an Alpha in hand by t3. I'd rather have a mana dork that gives my creatures haste and about one who is a great attacker and blocker who also produces mana for my spells as well.

October 2, 2017 7:51 p.m.

Betzevim says... #33

That's fair

October 2, 2017 11:25 p.m.

Matayus says... #34

Rhonas the Indomitable is super easy to turn on with a deck like this, you should consider him!

Also, I prefer Cast Out over Ixalan's Binding due to it having flash and cycling.

I'm running Gishath, Sun's Avatar in mine, because I REALLY want to give him double strike with Samut, the Tested. Only a single copy though.

October 4, 2017 5:51 a.m.

Kizmetto says... #35

Dayum! This list looks solid, we're running very close lists now, I do like the spread and inclusion of planeswalkers! I hope you can run it at an fnm, mine too was full of drafters but we did have enough to run standard too. Have you tweaked the sideboard at all? And how has Inspiring Vantage been for you? You dont have any t1 white plays so im wondering if it slows down the deck overall more? What if you ran 2x plains and 1x forest instead, i mean, Settle the Wreckage is kind of a real stick in the mud since we're running Naya. Curious to hear your thoughts anyway! :)

October 5, 2017 4:02 a.m.

Rsori says... #36

Hi! I'm very pleased to see your list and all those comments and all the proggress you've been having! I loved playing with dinosaurs at XLN's prerelease and decided trying the same in constructed. I started with an idea very similar to yours, but it wasn't working against other local players, so I'm developing another Naya Dinosaur Ramp list. Feel free to take a look and share your thoughts and questions. I posted a detailed description, so you can get an idea about my progress until now. Let our dinos roar! :3

October 8, 2017 3:58 p.m.

Panzerforge says... #37

I'm playing a similar deck, and I find Cast Out to be far more versatile over Ixalan's Binding.
Flash stops Planeswalkers and buffing artifacts/enchantments before they hit you, and can instant remove Ixalan's Binding in the mirror match, leaving your dino free to attack.

October 11, 2017 8:44 a.m.

Panzerforge says... #38

I also have enjoyed running a one-of Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. If my big dinos are killed but I still have dorks out, I have been able to play it, snag a dino, and flip it in one turn.

October 11, 2017 10:27 a.m.

TepigAggro says... #39

You definitely need Gishaths in here

October 11, 2017 2:14 p.m.

bomonro says... #40

Don't you want Lightning Strike over Abrade??

October 13, 2017 9:22 a.m.

Panzerforge says... #41

bomonro Lightning Strike can't destroy a Gearhulk or smash the Heart of Kiran.

October 13, 2017 9:27 a.m.

bomonro says... #42


October 13, 2017 9:44 a.m.

BEE_GEE says... #43

Is a set of Carnage Tyrant overboard?

October 20, 2017 12:10 a.m.

ElvisMcJoins says... #44

Really appreciate your deck, looks good!

Took some inspirations and added them to my deck! :)

October 23, 2017 4:54 p.m.

flyingthing says... #45

Have you considered adding Heroic Intervention to save your stuff from board wipes? Aside from that, the deck looks great!

October 24, 2017 2:07 p.m.

This is a really well-made deck. It is well balanced and has a fairly consistent curve. I actually borrowed some of these ideas for my dino deck! I have a question for you about one of the sideboard cards- that being fumigate. I've realized that this deck type (dino) is generally quite slow, and so a sideboard card that increases longevity seems like a good idea. I don't see though how fumigate is worth it, as you are taking out your creatures as well! Dinos seem to be more powerful then most other creatures, so it seems like your opponent would be getting the better end of the deal from a board wipe. I didn't put it in my deck, but I was wondering why you put it in yours.

November 2, 2017 11:19 p.m.

SirChris39 says... #47

Great looking dinosaur deck

November 21, 2017 3:33 p.m.

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