Converting My Deck

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Posted on Feb. 7, 2019, 3:47 p.m. by toxicliam

My friends and I have recently gotten into commander, and because of me haviong the largest selection of cards they have all been borrowing my cards. Since we are playing out of my collection, we don't always have access to the best cards in each color but we can trade/buy towards better cards over time. In playtesting, the white splash in Big Boy Beatdown has felt extremely underwhelming. As such, my friends and I are looking to make it either mono-green or some sort of gruul stompy for the newer players in our group to be able to compete with a simple strategy. My question is
A) What mono-green/Gruul commander options that aren't trash are there?
B) What creatures can I put in this deck that would have a large imnpact in winning the game (my group doesn't really care about bans since one of us has Worldfire and wants to use it so Primeval Titan is game.

cdkime says... #2

For mono-Green, I would recommend Selvala, Heart of the Wilds . Selvala provides some card draw and ramp, but, more importantly, does not require any specific synergistic cards to be effective--you can put together a deck that at least works just using cards you have on hand.

Grand Warlord Radha is a decent Gruul commander that also can be slotted into most any deck. She works a bit better with wide strategies, but large creatures need ramp as well, and every little bit helps.

February 7, 2019 5:02 p.m.

bushido_man96 says... #3

A pretty simple mono-green beatdown commander to play is Kamahl, Fist of Krosa . Gruul offers all kinds of good commander options for creature-based strategies; Xenagos, God of Revels , Ruric Thar, the Unbowed , just to name a few.

February 7, 2019 5:08 p.m.

toxicliam says... #4

cdkime: I like that suggestion a lot, thank you very much! Also this seems like an incredible addition to a gruul deck, thank you! What creatures would you suggest I add as huge beaters? I think I have enough ramp as of now (I'm working on getting better artifact acceleration).

bushido_man96: Kamahl seems like an incredible commander in a deck that likes to spam creatures and swing big with Overrun or Triumph of the Hordes , definitely the direction I'm moving for my next commander deck, I will keep him in mind. Also, I own Ruric so that works extremely well, and Xengaos seems incredible. Thank you for the suggestions! What cards would you suggest for huge creatures? I don't think the ones I have are effective enough for ending games quite yet.

February 7, 2019 5:19 p.m.

bushido_man96 says... #5

There are lots and lots of big dumb animals out there in the world of MTG, too many for me to mention here. You could go to EDHRec and punch in your commander, and get plenty of good suggestions that pop up.

February 7, 2019 5:23 p.m.

ChukuNoSeikat says... #6

A friend of mine is running a Ghalta, Primal Hunger voltron list and it's been really good for him so far.

February 7, 2019 5:29 p.m.

Gidgetimer says... #8

I am very biased, but I too suggest Xenagod. Here is my list for a good, relatively budget version of the deck.

Xenagos, God of "You're Swinging with a HOW BIG?"

Commander / EDH Gidgetimer


February 7, 2019 9:58 p.m.

Gidgetimer says... #9

Azusa, Lost but Seeking is in there just so that I had a place to put them after titanbloom got banned. It isn't really that good of a card for the deck. So, you can drop the price by $30 by replacing her with Draconic Disciple and have a better version of the deck.

February 7, 2019 10:02 p.m.

cdkime says... #10

Craterhoof Behemoth is one that comes to mind when I think "strong large Green creature." Scavenging Ooze is great as well, providing graveyard hate and potential to grow quite large. I'll admit, Green is not my forte, so I am sure others have better suggestions for creatures.

Rather than just considering creatures, it might be a good idea to purchase some staples of Green. Here are some good options:

February 8, 2019 12:15 a.m.

Ender02 says... #11

Maybe I'm still living in the past, but I still love Omnath, locust of mana for mono green. His ability to store mana allows you to ramp up to large creatures very quickly, especially if your group is allowing things like Primeval Titan that can help ramp him up even faster. Combine him with some mana doubling cards like Caged Sun , Extraplanar Lens , and Gauntlet of Power & go crazy.

Boost the guy to 21 power, make him unblockable, and wreak havoc.

February 23, 2019 12:32 a.m.

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