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The Bones To Build Your Tribal Deck

Casual Casual Combo Theme/Gimmick Tribal



NOTE: This is NOT an actual deck. It is a TEMPLATE off of which a deck can be built!

Got bored, decided to make a series of interesting tribal decks ;)

Got bored a second time, added 'nuff lands to make this deck function okay-ishly in the playtester. When in doubt, name Human, Elf, or Wizard for your Cavern of Souls. I usually do Elf. The same goes for most of the other Type-Namers.

This is the template I use(d) to generate my tribal decks. I know that I'm probably missing a bunch of tribal cards, so I'm always updating this list. Feel free to suggest anything that I've left out.

That said, I issue a challenge to ALL of TappedOut to *try* find something that I have missed!!!

I would prefer card suggestions, but I guess I can allow synergies/combos...maybe.


a changeling creature + Call to the Kindred / Descendants' Path , etc.

Ashes of the Fallen + Elvish Soultiller

Ashes of the Fallen + Patriarch's Bidding , courtesy of Flareking99

Doom Cannon + Xenograft

Conspiracy + Doom Cannon

Alpha Status + Xenograft

Alpha Status + Conspiracy

Conspiracy + Descendants' Path

Distant Melody + Mirror Entity

Coordinated Barrage + Mirror Entity

Harsh Mercy + Mirror Entity

Luminescent Rain + Mirror Entity

Mirror Entity + Roar of the Crowd

Mirror Entity + Steely Resolve

Mirror Entity can turn all my/your creatures into a certain/any/every type.

Cryptic Gateway + 2 Changelings

Also check out:

Minion Tribal Because I Can

Lhurgoyf Tribal Because I Can

Mercenary Tribal Because I Can

Yeti Tribal Because I Can

Unicorn Tribal Because I Can

Mutant Tribal Because I Can

Advisor Tribal Because I Can

Nomad Tribal Because I Can

Ouphe Tribal Because I Can

P.S. - The sideboard consists of cards that I found too situational or largely redundant but still fit the theme of this collection.

P.P.S. - Check out AngelOfDivinity's Bad Tribal; The Format. It is about a lesser known tribal format that is quite...bad? >P

P.P.P.S. - My thanks to Xadroy for Artificial Evolution !

P.P.P.P.S. - My thanks to hfvalenz for Trickery Charm and Konda's Banner! (Special note, Konda's Banner is a live draw if you playtest this monster thanks to Mistform Ultimus and Karona, False God!)

P.P.P.P.P.S. - My thanks to hfvalenz for Aphetto Dredging .

P.P.P.P.P.P.S. - My thanks to user:flxk6 for Duplicant.


My sincere gratitude to everyone who took the time to look at this list. It warms my heart that my work is helping others :)

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Sideboard Addition:

Paliano Vanguard - Only good in draft, so it will be allocated to the sideboard.

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MagicalHacker says... #1

What are your thoughts about cards that make 2 or more tokens that are a copy of target creature? You can choose your own creature to make creature tokens of whatever type you would like.

March 5, 2017 8:44 a.m.

merrowMania says... #2

I don't think that they would fit the theme of the list. While they would make tokens of the preferred type, all they do is make tokens, which is a generic effect of Magic, rather than caring about the tribe.

March 5, 2017 3:04 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #3

So Volrath's Laboratory is okay, but Soul Foundry isnt?

March 5, 2017 3:28 p.m.

merrowMania says... #4

I think so. Volrath's Laboratory lets you choose the creature type, while Soul Foundry (though it makes creature tokens) makes copies of a 'random' creature. My reasoning for including the Laboratory is that it cares about creature types, and while this does not necessarily make it good in a tribal deck, it fits the theme of being tribal-relevant. Foundry has nothing to do with creature type. This does not mean it would not be good in a tribal deck, just that it does not need to be in a tribal deck to justify its inclusion as it is a powerful token maker.

While I see where you are coming from, I do not believe that Laboratory being on the list necessitates Foundry being there as well.

I encourage you to convince me otherwise should you so desire. Being wrong has been and always will be the highlight of my day.

March 5, 2017 8:22 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #5

Well, for those of us that use this resource when building our tribal decks, it would be nice to see cards that pump any chosen tribe, draw based on a chosen tribe, make tokens based on a certain tribe, etc., which Soul Foundry and other effects like it are very good at doing.

March 8, 2017 8:11 a.m.

Argy says... #6

Nice idea.

+1 from me

May 7, 2017 9:53 a.m.

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