Charging Tuskodon

Charging Tuskodon

Creature — Dinosaur

Trample

If Charging Tuskodon would deal combat damage to a player, it deals double that damage to that player instead.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Charging Tuskodon Discussion

budlaorf on Jeska, Thrice commander damage

5 months ago

Omniscience_is_life- Thanks for the input. I've decided to try a lot of the changes you mentioned. I have added Charging Tuskodon , Fiendish Duo , Halvar, God of Battle  Flip, Reyav, Master Smith , Mind Stone , and Teferi's Protection .

I decided to drop Godsend , Toolcraft Exemplar , Tajic, Blade of the Legion , Worn Powerstone , Commander's Sphere , Ajani, Strength of the Pride , and finally Talisman of Conviction .

I have added some cards to my maybeboard that I may try to add in at some point.

My deck's boardwipes already have Austere Command , Blasphemous Act , Divine Reckoning , Single Combat and my personal favorite Tragic Arrogance .

Thanks again for your wonderful suggestions!

Omniscience_is_life on Jeska, Thrice commander damage

5 months ago

Three-mana rocks are almost never ideal, and even though Worn Powerstone and Commander's Sphere are some of the better ones I still suggest you cut them.

Replacement options are Mind Stone , Thought Vessel , Wayfarer's Bauble (not a rock, but a damn good card!), and Fellwar Stone .

Ajani, Strength of the Pride is an excellent card, but given that 1. if your commander gets in for damage your opponent should already be dead--and the rest are to come--and 2. if your commander has not gotten in for damage then Ajani doesn't kill anything. And then you're up a creek.

I might consider replacing him with any number of the boardwipes in your colors ( Wrath of God , Blasphemous Act , Austere Command , etc).

Tajic, Blade of the Legion can certainly get on for a lot of damage with Your Commanders in play, but I question his worthiness, given that dependance.

If you want a creature that'll swing for many, many points of life... look no further than Charging Tuskodon . If my math is correct, giving this beautiful Dino doublestrike and triple damage, he'll hit for 48 damage (a lot).

Similarly to Tajic , I believe Toolcraft Exemplar might be too low-impact. Maybe, in it's stead, a Reyav, Master Smith / Halvar, God of Battle  Flip?

I might forgo Flickering Ward in favor of a Teferi's Protection --it's one of the best catch-all protection spells, hard not to want.

Prowler's Helm could probably be upgraded to Trailblazer's Boots .

Love the deck, keep it up! Excited to see where it goes in the future

Gidgetimer on Vincent, Jarl of Fjalir

1 year ago

Change Charging Tuskodon's ability so that it says "a creature you control" instead of its name. Fog will prevent both the damage doubling replacement effect like Coward_Token and I are suggesting and the trigger you have written since the combat damage is never dealt.

MrBoombastic on

1 year ago

TonyStark9001 Sure thing, that's great.

But my point still stands on Charging Tuskodon. Your deck will definitely be better if it got swapped for Regisaur Alpha or Shifting Ceratops. Commune with Dinosaurs also really gives you some great selection. You can't always expect to have Llanowar Elves in your opener, so having other options for turn 1 is always nice.

What I meant was that your beaters cost 5 and up. If you don't have your rampers on curve (or they get removed) you're stuck going 1 for 1 until you find a 5th land. The land count is also in the lower end, given your high curve.

Keep in mind that the Pioneer format is quite a lot stronger than Standard.

Don't take it to heart mate, it's just my 2 cents on how to hopefully improve the deck. If it works for you, just ignore my suggestions.

MrBoombastic on

1 year ago

You're totally right mate. That came out worse than intended. Sorry.

Let me start over:

Love the dinos, love the name.

A few things to consider:

  • For competitive play, decks like this want a strong and efficient curve. For most decks, that usually means to lower the curve. Yours starts at 5, which is too slow in many cases. Even with some ramp and removal. Some good options could be Ripjaw Raptor and Marauding Raptor - this is obviously best with Enrage creatures, but definitely outshines Otepec Huntmaster at that point. Regisaur Alpha and Ghalta, Primal Hunger are also great cards, that happen to follow your trample theme. Both should be stronger than Yidaro, Wandering Monster and Zilortha, Strength Incarnate. The latter doesn't really synergize with anything in the deck.

  • You've gone hard on the spot removal to make up for the curve. Going one for one doesn't always cut it though, when you have no early pressure or card advantage. You'll run out of juice or just get outclassed. I'm a greedy guy myself, but I've run into that same problem myself several times before.

  • I think Commune with Dinosaurs is a must in dino tribal. It just adds some good consistency + it lets you play fewer lands without fear of mana screw. 4 copies + 22-23 lands should be enough, depending on your curve.

  • Charging Tuskodon is a decent limited card, but I wouldn't play it in a competitive deck. It doesn't do enough for the cost. The sideboarded Shifting Ceratops is a lot stronger.

I'm not saying to build exactly like in this video, but she goes more in detail about deckbuilding and card choices in the first 5 minutes, so it might be of help -

Hope that helps. Good luck!

Lordeh on Dinosaur tribal

1 year ago

Etali, Primal Storm is a fantastic Dinosaur card for commander

Carnage Tyrant is one of the better Dinosaurs

Guardian Project for card draw

Polyraptor just draws the game with Marauding Raptor

Charging Tuskodon can be a massive hay maker.

Gigantosaurus

Goring Ceratops

Regal Behemoth for card draw and ramp

Ripjaw Raptor for card draw

Wakening Sun's Avatar is a very specific tribal wrath

Frontier Siege can give you either mana or a ETB fight trigger

Urza's Incubator to make them all cheaper

Sol Ring for mana

Maybe some removal in the form of Swords to Plowshares or Path to Exile to deal with indestructible creatures

Wrath of God or Fumigate for some wraths

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