Caller of the Claw

Caller of the Claw

Creature — Elf

Flash

When Caller of the Claw enters the battlefield, put a 2/2 green Bear creature token into play for each nontoken creature put into your graveyard from play this turn.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Caller of the Claw occurrence in decks from the last year

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Caller of the Claw Discussion

OmniDreamer on Forest for the Wicked (Kamahl & Kodama EDH)

2 months ago

Seer's Sundial seems less optimal than Tireless Tracker . How often do you put creatures into play with power 3 or greater? I'm not sure if Elemental Bond is strong in this particular build as is.

4 mana for even 3 3/3 beast tokens is decent. Your current list already contains Arasta of the Endless Web , and I love that it can help start the loop with Ghost Town if you have the right setup. A couple other token generating spells for surprise factor are Ezuri's Predation , Fresh Meat , and Caller of the Claw .

Dawnglade Regent not necessarily a big finisher, but monarch is another nice way to get card draw and the hexproof for your creatures is nice. Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is also nice, but a bit pricey.

The Tireless Tracker clues stick around so they're just there when you have spare mana that you don't want to go to waste which is again better than the one opportunity per landfall with Seer's Sundial and the tracker can get bigger as you sacrifice the clues. I especially like that the tokens trigger Kodama and if the land you put into play can tap for 2 mana you can sac a clue to draw a card which may draw you more land to put into play from Kodama triggers.

Quirion Ranger can help provide a clutch blocker or that one extra mana you need for some spell. I like that it helps you have more land in hand for landfall triggers off of Kodama. Since Ashaya makes your creatures into forests they can tap for mana so they all become targets for Quirion Ranger to untap.

Kamahl’s Will does seem like a decent fit for this deck as a way to go wide and removal. Territorial Scythecat seems okay similar to the running a Managorger Hydra but takes a bit to build up. Shifting Ceratops it has some versatility, but I'm not sure what you want this for in a landfall deck. Primeval Bounty is currently in your list here on tappedout. Branching Evolution not sure your strategy is putting a lot of counters on stuff, more dropping lots of tokens on the fiel. Fertilid synergizes well with Retreat to Kazandu . Garruk's Uprising again I don't think you're usually putting a lot of big creatures into play to benefit from the trigger. Court of Bounty seems better than Colossal Majesty and has an added benefit. Reclamation Sage is great, and I'm also interested in the new 2-drop Masked Vandal since it exiles stuff, and another budget tutor for these low cost utility creatures is Woodland Bellower .

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DarkRequiem on Eladamri LoL Elf Forestwalk

2 months ago

There are a few cards making very little sense to me:

  1. Primal Amulet - Right now you're running 4 instants & sorceries.

  2. Library of Leng - Are you drawing that much? Is your meta that full of discard? Reliquary Tower would be a better fit unless your meta is really heavy on discard.

  3. Grinding Station - You're playing few artifacts. I think I counted 13. Might be wrong though. Still, most of those artifacts are stuff you don't want to sac.

  4. Tower Above + Bequeathal - Your commander gives shroud to most of your creatures. You don't want to target them 99.9% of the time. Considering your commander and the fact that people will try to get rid of it asap I might go with Myth Unbound.

  5. Most of the lands coming into play tapped. Most of them are subpar.

  6. Adaptive Automaton - Elves have more than enough lords. No need for a non-green creature.

  7. Allosaurus Rider - Although I'm not against this card per se, I think you'll need to play more stuff to make it work. Blighted Woodland and Myriad Landscape + Kodama's Reach and whichever other mana ramp you can add to the deck.

  8. Beast of Burden - There are elves that do this. Heedless One, Jagged-Scar Archers and Drove of Elves (which you're playing) are elves and they get shroud from the commander. The 1st has trample, the 2nd kills fliers and the 3rd has hexproof which is good when your commander is out.

  9. Bloom Tender - This card belongs in multicolored decks. Preferably 3 or more colors. You have several elves that tap for G, costing 1 cmc. At 2 cmc you'll prefer Priest of Titania.

  10. Fangren Marauder - High CMC, triggers on artifacts destroyed only and does something that comes natural to elves: lifegain. Wellwisher is way better.

  11. Llanowar Mentor - You're not playing madness, I don't see anything to abuse cards from your grave... Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury is way better.

  12. Mishra's Self-Replicator - Feeds Grinding Station, I know. Still, not that good, I believe.

  13. Scattershot Archer - Unless you're seeing lots of x/1 fliers on your meta, this is pointless. Hurricane, Tornado Elemental, Whirlwind and so many other cards are better.

  14. Shaman of Spring - Masked Admirers does the same, has the same cmc and is repeatable.

  15. Silhana Wayfinder - I'd prefer Wood Elves.

  16. Spire Tracer - Meh.

  17. Weatherseed Elf - Might work if you find a way of turning your non-green opponents lands into forests. My fav way is Deepwood Elder.

Some cards you might consider:

  1. Caller of the Claw and Fresh Meat- Anti-mass removal!

  2. Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Elvish Champion, Imperious Perfect, Joraga Warcaller, Elvish Clancaller, Canopy Tactician and Elvish Warmaster - Elf lords for all kind of tastes.

  3. Glissa Sunseeker and Nullmage Shepherd - Artifact and enchantment removal.

  4. Lys Alana Huntmaster - Token generation. Self explanatory, I believe.

  5. Marwyn, the Nurturer - Mana acceleration.

  6. Wolf-Skull Shaman - Card advantage. Works quite well with Sylvan Library.

Abres_Tenelles on CoCo Elves

5 months ago

Nice list!

Immaculate Magistrate goes scarily well with Joraga Warcaller! Also Mercy Killing! Buff one of your creatures with magistrate. Then mercy kill for a legion of elves!

Seeker of Skybreak can give extra value from tap creatures. Like Joraga Treespeaker

Four Wirewood Herald and one Caller of the Claw give a good backup against mass removal. The herald dies and you tutor up the caller, casting it right away!

goldlion on Deathkeeping III: cEDH

7 months ago

Nesting Dragon is some sweet tech! Never seen that before, and I do enjoy land stuff. Even without the land focus, I love the idea of passive double sac fodder from it.

Here’s a cEDH Sek’kuar I’ve been working on. Got some whittling down to do. It’s focused on a handful of different combos to get tons of death triggers in a turn and benefit (Caller of the Claw is sek’kuars girl!). It combos in multiple ways, and focuses on getting there with low cmc so it could perform at least a lower tier cEDH level... but we got some great cards in the last year to help with this! Like Liliana's Standard Bearer, and Gadrack. It deserves a slot in here, I think! Also, Village Rites As a way to keep things moving or to come out on top when someone goes to remove one of your creature.

Enral on Till the End of Tayam | **PRIMER**

11 months ago

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor: Reyhan is definitely a one woman combo, I would even go as far as to say that she is probably an auto-include in most non-cEDH list. Geralf's Messenger has been in and out of my list and I'm honestly gonna test him out more and see if he makes the final cut. I get that Caller of the Claw's appeal is the flash but every time I had it in my hand I just felt like I could be drawing something that I can use immediately. Maybe I just need to test him out more.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Till the End of Tayam | **PRIMER**

11 months ago

I like your take on Tayam. I never considered that Reyhan, Last of the Abzan is a one women combo basically. I'll definitely have to find space for her in my list.

One comment on Caller of the Claw. Part of the reason it is so strong with Tayam is because it has flash. You can win out of nowhere pretty easily.

Also, since you are already running the Kitchen Finks combo, you might consider Geralf's Messenger since it outright kills the table

makarzorklin on Tayam Druid/Adnaus

1 year ago

Weaponcraft Enthusiast and Promise of Bunrei (1 death trigger) go infinite with an Altar and Tayam. Caller of the Claw (2 death triggers) and Hallowed Spiritkeeper (2 other creatures in grave) will require more setup.

My list is similar to yours, tayam-is-on-my-side. Still trying to figure it out.

MindAblaze on Krunchy Kobolds

1 year ago

This is true. I looked at it wrong. That does make a difference. I could consider it over Caller of the Claw as a set it and forget it kind of card until it’s time.

I’ll test it. Thanks.

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