Bonecrusher Giant

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Bonecrusher Giant

Creature — Giant

Whenever Bonecrusher Giant becomes the target of a spell, Bonecrusher Giant deals 2 damage to that spell's controller.

(You may cast Bonecrusher Giant from exile if you sent it on an adventure.)


Instant — Adventure

Damage can't be prevented this turn. Stomp deals 2 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

(You may cast Stomp for from anywhere that you have the permission to cast this, then exile it on an adventure instead of putting it into your graveyard. When you have not chosen to cast Stomp, this card is treated only as Bonecrusher Giant in whatever zone it is in.)

(When not exiled on an adventure, Adventure cards function identically to modal double faced cards when regarding to the interactions of cards that look at them or attempt to cast them.)

StoryArcher on Gruul's Closet - A Primer

6 months ago

I'll be honest, I don't love this deck, not as built. I get that a version of it may have done well in Standard, but I think that it would prove much too slow in the current Modern meta. I think the concept is solid enough, but I think you'd have to swap out the majority of the cards to accomplish it. Maybe consider going with a Cascade-based approach (see Bloodbraid Elf) and/or using Collected Company, depending on how you build the deck. There are tons of 3 cmc creatures out there in red and green that are plenty effective and can hit the board for you by turn 2 with ramp, catch a CoCo or cascade with a Bloodbraid.

Having said that all that, within your current framework, I'd consider Ignoble Hierarch over Birds of Paradise. Not saying that it's automatically better, but I'd definitely consider it.

For card advantage I can't tell you how much I love Augur of Autumn and Werewolf Pack Leader. Bonecrusher Giant is just a great card that could work well for you.

There's a lot of other possibilities with a Gruul deck like this, but it would take some discussion to make sure they're within the framework of what you want to do.

dragonstryke58 on Is the Adventure half of …

8 months ago

In all zones except for the stack when cast as an adventure, it will only be a Bonecrusher Giant. Adventures will only have the adventure characteristics when cast as an adventure spell on the stack.

Relevant Rules:

716.2. The text that appears in the inset frame on the left defines alternative characteristics that the object may have while it’s a spell. The card’s normal characteristics appear as usual, although with a smaller text box on the right.

716.4. In every zone except the stack, and while on the stack not as an Adventure, an adventurer card has only its normal characteristics.

legendofa on Is the Adventure half of …

8 months ago

I believe not. I'm sure one of the more experienced rules-ologists can provide a more technical answer, but basically, Bonecrusher Giant is an instant, Bonecrusher Giant is a creature separate from that instant, and Clone only copies creatures. Similarly, Clone can't copy Flamethrower Sonata  Flip, only Torrent Sculptor  Flip.

Delphen7 on Is the Adventure half of …

8 months ago

Just curious, can't think of somewhere it'd be relevant.

If I cast Clone, and it entered as Bonecrusher Giant, would it have the Stomp section of text in addition to Bonecrusher's?

Rhadamanthus on Changing Targets + "Whenever becomes …

9 months ago

Yes, that will work. Using Misdirection to change the target of a spell to Bonecrusher Giant will cause the Giant's ability to trigger.

Note that "becoming a target" means it wasn't a target before but now it is. If the Giant was already one of the targets of Winterflame for example, using Goblin Flectomancer to change the other target to also be the Giant won't cause it to trigger again.

Delphen7 on Changing Targets + "Whenever becomes …

9 months ago

Bonecrusher Giant says "Whenever ~ becomes the target of a spell..."

This seems functionally different than "Whenever a player casts a spell targeting ~".

So I was wondering if Bonecrusher's wording meant if an effect like Misdirection changing the target to Bonecrusher would cause it's ability to trigger

AT23 on Heartless Giants

10 months ago


I'd say the lower the curve you can get (aside from the giants), the better. Also, Expressive Iteration should never be played turn 2, since then you lose out on the exiled card. So, that would leave you with just Heartless Summoning, Invasion of the Giants, and the occasional turn 2 Bonecrusher Giant (Stomp)

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