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"Me Grimlock no bozo, me KING!" - Grimlock, Transformers The Movie

I want to use Grimlock and my play group has been kind enough to agree to let me use him. Here is a summary of rules clarifications from Mark Rosewater's Blogatog.

I'm starting with just jamming in whatever I have available of the things he cares about. I forgot my Transformer toy the first time I played the deck so I couldn't transform Grimlock, but he doesn't really need to transform. The deck is good at just playing creatures and turning them sideways and Grimlock's power boost makes those creatures good at what they're doing.

The next step is to include cards to help my creatures "Get In There" for damage. Most of the cards in this category grant my creatures trample or menace.

I hope I have included enough removal. I am also partially relying on forcing my opponents to block as a form of creature removal.

Card draw is definitely an issue to look at. A creature-heavy aggro deck needs some extra card draw in order to keep going.

The Utility category is mostly ramp. It also includes a few other effects which are helpful. Utility is my catch-all for anything that doesn't have enough cards to need its own category.

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I recently got around to ordering a few cards. Some of them were for Grimlock.

In:

Colossal Majesty - I was super excited when I saw someone use this card in MTG Arena (I hadn't noticed it during the Core19 previews). It will help a lot by providing some much needed card draw.

Throne of the High City - Finally got some extra copies. The monarch is a wonderful card draw mechanic and helps create the types of games this deck wants to be in. Replacing a Plains.

Triumph of the Hordes - A bit of spice I've had my eye on for a while now and finally found one. A one-shot opportunity to close out a game in combat is a worthy win con to include.

Out:

Burning Sun's Avatar - Sure it's cool and a rare, but it is a card that continues to disappoint me when I draw it. The bolts are less of a big deal in EDH, and the cost has stranded it in my hand on a few occasions. It gets replaced by Colossal Majesty.

Gruul War Chant - I had to pick a card from the Get In There category to replace with Triumph of the Hordes. +1/+0 and menace is actually pretty good, so if I should consider replacing a different card instead then please let me know your thoughts.

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85% Casual

Competitive

Date added 2 years
Last updated 7 months
Legality

This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.72
Tokens None Copy Clone, 2/2 Wolf, 4/4 Elemental, Arlinn, Monarch, 3/3 Dinosaur
Folders Uncategorized
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