Best Gruul Creatures to trigger off Ilharg
Posted on May 28, 2019, 1:47 p.m. by Jayph
I have been playing a Ilharg, the Raze-Boar based deck on Arena and it has been super fun. I would like to build one in paper (modern rules) and I have the deck almost built. I am looking for three creatures to add to maximize the Ilharg trigger. I am thinking I would like to keep them to creatures I still would cast even if I don't have Ilharg out but are super good if I do have Ilharg out and attacking. So far I have picked Ghalta, Primal Hunger Dragonlord Atarka Pathrazer of Ulamog Can you guys think of anything better than those three??? Thanks.
Pathrazer's annihilator trigger does not work.
May 28, 2019 1:52 p.m.
May 28, 2019 1:55 p.m.
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn . it won't get the annihilator trigger, but 15 damage in the air should do the trick. i wouldn't worry too much about being able to hard cast your big creatures. the whole point of the boar is to "cheat" in creatures that are too big to hard cast.
other good creatures to use are anything with an "enters the battlefield" or "leaves the battlefield" trigger, such as Thragtusk which has both.
May 28, 2019 5:31 p.m.
May 28, 2019 8:13 p.m.
If you put a Rakdos the Defiler into play with the ability, you don't need to sacrifice anything.
Putting a Silent Arbiter into play attacking means you can attack with any number of critters, but they can only block with one.
May 28, 2019 9:57 p.m.
May 29, 2019 12:29 a.m.
I would suggest anything with a insane ETB trigger. Etali, Primal Storm is pretty funny, Ilhag can protect it from any next turn removal. God-Eternal Rhonas ,and Verdurous Gearhulk are hilarious if you want to pump your team. Combustible Gearhulk ’s ETB trigger seems fun too.
May 31, 2019 1:07 p.m.
June 3, 2019 12:31 a.m.
June 3, 2019 12:33 a.m.
I mean if you want a board wipe on a stick Balefire Dragon is something to consider. Hellkite Tyrant is also pretty good and gives you a win condition too. If you are interested to double the trigger of Ilharg Strionic Resonator is something to consider.