Garruk Season

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Posted on Sept. 4, 2019, 8:36 p.m. by TypicalTimmy

Just wanted to run this by people in the event it goes unnoticed; Garruk, Cursed Huntsman is insanely powerful with Doubling Season . Here's why.

I apologize in advance for Garruk not having an image link to work with. Someone made a deck using the card's name as the deck name, so it links the deck instead of the card. Really wish users would stop doing this, as it makes it difficult for us to communicate.

  • He enters the battlefield with 5 which is doubled to 10
  • You 0 and create 2x 2/2 Wolves, which are doubled into 4x
  • When you kill the wolves to some sac outlet, they each put +1 on each Garruk you control
  • But thanks to Doubling Season , each Wolf puts +2
  • You can bring Garruk, Cursed Huntsman out, bring him up to 10, then bring him up to 18 while throwing +8 on each other Garruk you might control

I'm not sure if any users out there have ever attempted a "Garruk Tribal", but if you would like to try and do it, that is an insane amount of value.

enpc says... #2

You can put card: in front of the card name to get around username/deckname clashes. It's all there in the Formatting Tips. The card itself hasn't actually been uploaded to T/O yet anyway (as of the time of this comment).

As for your obeservation, it's almost as if Doubling Season has a tendancy to break planeswalkers.

September 4, 2019 9:06 p.m. Edited.

Yeah, Doubling Season 's open ended effect has extremely widespread application, and it's broken damn near every planewalker ever printed. People know. It's a staple of Superfriends decks. WAR managed to print a handful of PWs that aren't broken by it, by nature of their design approach for lower-rarity PWs, but otherwise, yes, Doubling Season breaks planeswalkers.

I mean it's to a point that iirc WotC openly admitted to changing their design of PWs at some point to actively try to avoid Doubling Season breaking them, which restricted design space a lot. I think they gave up on that tbh. And I don't blame them. Doubling Season is a crazy powerful card, that probably never should have actually been printed as-is tbh. Its one of those lessons WotC had to learn the hard way, which is why they try to design things to be less wildly open-ended these days.

September 6, 2019 12:04 p.m. Edited.

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