Apex Altisaur

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Apex Altisaur

Creature — Dinosaur

When Apex Altisaur enters the battlefield, it fights up to one target creature you don't control.

Enrage — Whenever Apex Altisaur is dealt damage, it fights up to one target creature you don't control.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Remember a while ago where I made Zaren, Silverback Ironfist? The Ape Berserker who revolved around the Fight mechanic? So I built a deck and he was way to powerful. Every single creature spell becoems removal. Even when I nerf him, dropping it from two +1/+1 counters when the creature survives down to just a single +1/+1 until end of turn, everything just decimates the boardstate. Dropping a Hornet Queen just wrecked a game I was playing in. Because he is a custom commander, I have the deck here on Tappedout and I have the browser tab open. My current boardstate (after winning the game) looks like this:

Oh, right. I also have 5x Forest in play, 4x Mountain, Gruul Signet, Mox Amber, Mana Crypt and Arcane Signet. Das a lotta mana, man!

  • It's my Turn 9.

Game ended with me at 24 life.

Took down The Ur-Dragon, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Maelstrom Wanderer.

Poor Ur-Dragon died twice to my fights; Once to Akroma, Angel of Fury after she triggered a second time since The Ur-Dragon is both white and blue, she couldn't deal damage back. So when Akroma dealt 6, she got +1/+1 until end of turn and I had her fight again with Hunt the Hunter, since The Ur-Dragon is green. Later, Hornet Queen made short work of it, again.

I think I vastly underestimated the power of the Fight mechanic, and now I understand why we do not have a Fight Commander. T-T


Challenge Dominance

Enchantment

At the beginning of combat on your turn, you and target opponent may each reveal cards from the top of your library until you both reveal a creature card. If you do, they enter the battlefield tapped and fight each other. Put the rest of the revealed cards on the bottom of their libraries in a random order. If one creature survives, it remains on the battlefield. If both creatures survive, their owners shuffle them back into their library.


Wild T-T

TypicalTimmy on Zaren, Silverback Ironfist

5 months ago

I'm currently building the deck centered around the Fight mechanic.

Gargos, Vicious Watcher is going to be a great control punisher, alongside Ruric Thar, the Unbowed to stop non-creature spells from being cast. Although I'll have some myself, that's a small price to pay.

Grothama, All-Devouring would be especially nasty, especially with indestructible. That's a whole lotta card advantage!

You won't get the card advantage off of Apex Altisaur, but indestructible will turn him into a variable wrath and that's just insane. Two +1/+1 counters per creature that it survived? So if there's 7 creatures online, that's 14 +1/+1 counters, making it a 24/24. That could TKO an opponent at mid-game stages!

There's also a few repeatable Fights you can have. Contested Cliffs, unfortunately, may not make the cut ... unless...

Oh and because I am a HUGE fan of secret commanders, Ulrich, Uncontested Alpha  Flip is making the ranks. Repeatable fights on a legendary is too juicy to pass up.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Should I Use Board Wipes …

11 months ago

Even in very creature-heavy decks, a wipe or three are often very useful. What do you get from three or four werewolves when the Goreclaw creature storm deck just went of and ended the turn with 127 power in play?

Ezuri's Predation is a great boardwipe in green, as is Apex Altisaur. Reckless Endeavor can be somewhat one-sided if your creatures are on the bigger end, also: Burn Down the House is great if you don't want the exile-effect from Hour of Devastation.

multimedia on The old bois

1 year ago

Hey, there's not much to say yet as this is just a list of cards you want to play, nice Swordtooth. Most of what you have so far on the low budget is good, but Decree of Savagery is not playable and Sun-Crested Pterodon, Elfhame Palace, Stone Quarry are really lackluster.

Do you own Gishath? I don't see him here, but I do see Atla. If you don't own Gishath then he's really not worth getting for $20 if you're on such a low budget. Atla is a fine Commander for Dinos and you have her. For $20 you could get many budget cards that are good with Atla rather than just Gishath.

Atla and Gishath will play very differently. Gishath is more straight forward, ramp and Dinos. Atla is more complex since you want ramp, sac outlets for Eggs and Dinos. Marauding Raptor is a combo Dino with Atla to kill an Egg right when it ETB. It also triggers enrage when a Dino ETB.


Some budget Dinos to consider adding:

Some budget cards that have good interactions with Atla and/or Dinos or are ramp:

Some budget land upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight

1 year ago

Hey, nice version so far with a high budget. Cutting Garruk's Uprising was a mistake, the card is really good in creature decks.

Apex Altisaur and Thorn Mammoth are upgrades for Ravager Wurm and Foe-Razer Regent for repeatable fight. You don't really need Regent since you have Vigor which has a much better ability to put counters on creatures you control. Vrondiss, Rage of Ancients from the new Draconic Rage Commander precon is a target for fight and good with Vigor. He can also be a repeatable source of big tokens to abuse Greater Good, Terror of the Peaks and Garruk's Uprising.

Quartzwood Crasher is a five drop to pair with Garruk's Uprising, another repeatable source of big tokens and it's combat damage trigger goes well when you can double the power of a creature with trample. Garruk, Primal Hunter and Garruk, Unleashed can be repeatable sources of tokens for attacking and fighting. With fight it's easier to protect them to get to their ultimates.

Arcane Signet is a ramp upgrade for Rampant Growth. Harrow is an upgrade for Kodama's Reach. Karplusan Forest, Grove of the Burnwillows, Cragcrown Pathway  Flip are three more Gruul dual lands that always ETB untapped to consider adding. Cinder Glade is an upgrade for Temple of Abandon.


Some cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

TefflonDice on Let's See

1 year ago

Things are about to start getting fun. Some of the changes, new and upcoming:

Some ramp upgrade:
Birds of Paradise for lesser mana dork, Pyramid of the Pantheon for Mana Geode - better synergy with this commander since the mana generated on the 1st 3 turns are virtually free.

Creatures out Sharktocrab and Shambleshark Way to many sharks ... if no one likes shark, why the heck do those smelly sons of bitches get their own week??? Apex Altisaur, Protean Hulk and Meteor Golem in (just to name few)

Set to arrive in the next couple weeks are some from my MTGA brawl deck that have very nice synergy Kogla, the Titan Ape Tanazir Quandrix Volo, Guide to Monsters along with some more supprises!

Let's see how it will all come together!

TypicalTimmy on Through the looking glass

1 year ago

DemonDragonJ, carlmoores, Riku is an extremely difficult Commander to build around, because he needs a lot of support to get going. Firstly, he's 5 mana in three colors. Unless you're willing to drop hundreds of dollars on the lands alone, there's a very good chance you won't get him out on turn 5 without excessive ramp. So you might think you want to build in Sol Ring , Mana Crypt , Arcane Signet , Gruul Signet , Simic Signet , Izzet Signet , Mind Stone and others. These work fine and all, but the problem is you end up taking away slots from creatures and I/S spells. Riku wants to be out and copying everything, ASAP.

Often, the "best" route are mana dorks. These will allow you to get some sort of creature base to protect yourself with, and ramp into Riku and his ability, and later on if you draw into them they are not duds because you can now copy your dorks for even more mana.

You can't copy an Arcane Signet , but you can copy a Birds of Paradise . But now you open yourself to removal, particularly wraths. So, you need to cram as many counter spells into the deck as possible.

What this now means is you have a bunch of dorks being protected by a fistful of counter spells. The reason you want to do this is because you are biding your time to drop a few choice bombs into play to secure the winning position.

Drop a Kamahl, Fist of Krosa and pay into his ability a bunch of times. Drop a Hornet Queen with Esix, Fractal Bloom already in play. Copy Hornet Queen and turn all of your tokens into copies of your Scourge of Valkas . You can also use Myr Battlesphere or Avenger of Zendikar for this. You can also use Terror of the Peaks , Apex Altisaur or Burning Sun's Avatar .

Consider the following:

  • You know you want to use Riku
  • But you know you need ramp
  • So you know a large portion of your deck must be dedicated to ramp
  • So ramp with creatures, so you can use Riku
  • Now you can chain Riku and dorks together to bring out heavy hitters much, much sooner
  • Focus on ETB effects to deal damage and clear the way
  • Strengthen with Clone reinforcements
  • You can clone your bombs, and copy your clones to clone more bombs
  • When the dust settles, you're the only one left with creatures. Attack and win

For I/S spells, focus on two things: Counter spells and draw spells. You want to counter any and all wraths, as you want your boardstate to remain untouched. You also want to prevent removal on Riku if possible. The second part is draw, because you want to keep as many options open as possible. Drawing a single card per turn with Riku is a death sentence because you'll run out of gas immediately.

Riku wins through sheer, unrelenting brute force. So be smart about it, use ETB non-combat damage to clear the path and use your overbearing power and presence to hone in on singular opponents at a time.

Sure, spreading the love and hitting everyone for 12 damage is nice and all, but hitting one player for 36 and removing an entire player as a threat is far more beneficial.

Riku may be the ultimate Timmy Commander, but he absolutely plays like a Spike - he's there to win, not hold hands and sing kumbaya.

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