Forerunner of the Empire

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Vintage Legal

Forerunner of the Empire

Creature — Human Soldier

When Forerunner of the Empire enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Dinosaur card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

Whenever a Dinosaur enters the battlefield under your control, you may have Forerunner of the Empire deal 1 damage to each creature.

Andramalech on Dino-Combo

1 month ago

Lucrative1020 but the part about Forerunner of the Empire I wasn't aware of. I have a pretty surgically created deck here, but maybe in one of those shard-variants that I'm going to detail, it can definitely find a place.

Lucrative1020 on Dino-Combo

1 month ago

Forerunner of the Empire will do the same thing and you are able to stop it whenever you want.

carpecanum on Stormchaser PEDH

1 month ago

Conduit of Ruin, Forerunner of the Empire (if you have a big dinosaur) and Long-Term Plans let you put a big card on top of your library.

Ancient Stone Idol and Metalwork Colossus are huge but can be cast for much less mana.

If you have thrown out a little commander damage you could finish somebody with a cheap red instant that grants double strike.

Mattydap on speedy Ghalta

3 months ago

Interesting concept for modern, but I am a little confused. Are you trying more to make a Dino deck or are you going all in on a stompy Ghalta plan. I've got a couple ideas, and will try to separate them though it may overlap.

  1. Elvish Mystic is cool and all, but I think if you added either Ignoble Hierarch or Noble Hierarch they would boost the color consistency plus buff the ghalta if it swung alone.

  2. Adding some sort of tutor like Forerunner of the Empire or Eladamri's Call to consistently get ghalta or some other big dino will help, plus if you play the Hierarch it gives you better access to cast it.

  3. I think I've talked myself into saying adding white would prove pretty beneficial to you if you are going the way of the dino cause that also adds Kinjalli's Caller. Also if you end up adding the tutors you could have overall less ghaltas in the deck to make room for other tutorable threats like Gishath, Sun's Avatar and Zacama, Primal Calamity

  4. It wouldn't be the worst idea to add some sort of draw engine into the deck like The Great Henge just so you have some more late game potential.

  5. Interaction like Reckless Rage would make room for attackers while also getting rid of threats. While something like Cinderclasm would help wipe the board while also activating your enrage creatures.

  6. If you end up adding Forerunner please consider adding Polyraptor it was a combo I used to play back in standard and I'd love knowing it could be seeing play in modern.

  7. Ummmm, yeah thats all I can really come up with off the top of my head right now sorry that its really messy, but if you take anything away from this adding white is my most important point. You'd probably have to change up the mana base if you did that though so you do you.

TheOfficialCreator on Dino

3 months ago

Oh yeah, Impact Tremors. Sorry. Forerunner of the Empire is usually a safer option, lol.

DreadKhan on Dino

3 months ago

I'm guessing you usually kill creatures with Lighting Bolt, right? Flame Slash is a heavier hitter, but only hits creatures. I'm not sure what you should replace it with, but Frenzied Raptor doesn't look like a very good card, 4/2s don't last very long and 3 mana is a bunch to invest in something that won't be sticking around. Maybe you could try Ranging Raptors? it's Green, but it's also possibly going to ramp you, and 3 toughness can handle 2 power First Strikers. It would benefit from one of those ping effects obviously, as would your Mutant/Hatchling to make extra 3/3s. If you want a nice ping effect, I saw a deck using Forerunner of the Empire and Reckless Rage to help hit their own dinosaurs to trigger abilities. Now that I check, Rage is pretty expensive, probably outside your budget, so probably disregard that.

You might try a 1 or 2 of Return of the Wildspeaker, it can either buff your dinosaurs nicely or offer a nice new hand if you've played out a big Dino.

multimedia on Gishath EDH Budget

3 months ago

Hey five supporting budget cards I like a lot with Dinos are Shielded by Faith, Lightmine Field, Domri, Anarch of Bolas, Court of Bounty and Duelist's Heritage. All these cards have repeatable effects for no additional mana which I feel is important when you're playing and wanting to cast many high mana cost creatures especially 8 mana Gishath.

Shielded by Faith is protection from a lot of opponent's removal, combat damage, but also from damaging your own creature to trigger enrage. It can change creatures which is helpful to enchant a creature before Gishath and then attach to Gishath when he enters. Get Shielded on Temple Altisaur or Forerunner of the Empire.

Lightmine Field is to trigger enrage each time you attack. It also deter opponents from attacking you or each other with a lot of creatures. It's excellent with Temple Altisaur.

Domri, Anarch of Bolas does a lot, it's ramp, protection for Gishath/other Dinos from being countered and it can be creature removal/enrage enabler.

Court of Bounty can be repeatable draw with the monarch as well as repeatable cheat a Dino or land from your hand. It helps to get high mana cost Dinos out of your hand onto the battlefield to use your mana to cast ramp, other support or leave it open for instant interaction.

Duelist's Heritage is less mana for repeatable double strike effect for Gishath the turn it enters the battlefield. If you want to you can also give an opponent's creature when it attacks double strike.

lhetrick13 on Spared No Expense!!!

4 months ago

DreadKhan - Ya, both of those two can be knockout punches with the right support around them but running 3xTrapjaw Tyrant feels excessive at times and same with 4xForerunner of the Empire. I will need to play around with that and see if I like Utopia Sprawl and if so, how many copies I feel like the deck needs...I am imagining like a turn 1 Utopia Sprawl, turn 2 Kinjalli's Caller and Marauding Raptor, followed by a Turn 3 enraged dino that has up to a CMC of 5...that is not shabby...

I have done alot of swapping things around over the last couple weeks for testing and you are right, I likely need to balance my lands again based on the cards I currently have or will add to it. With the shock, filter, fetch lands as well as Ranging Raptors I usually do not have issues getting the mana I need to cast what ever but there are times where I have a killer opening hand but I have the wrong color mana to cast everything within the first 3 turns :(

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