Garruk, Primal Hunter
Planeswalker — Garruk
+1: Create a 3/3 green Beast creature token.
-3: Draw cards equal to the greatest power among creatures you control.
-6: Create a 6/6 green Wurm creature token for each land you control.
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Garruk, Primal Hunter Discussion
3 days ago
Your deck will be a bit slow to start up because you're running 3-4 CmC ramp so if you wanted to speed up the deck start replacing Explosive Vegetation and Vastwood Surge with Rampant Growth , Into the North , Farseek , Nature's Lore , or Three Visits .
You also aren't running many draw spells which is concerning. since you're going stompy I highly suggest the draw spells that care about power like Rishkar's Expertise , Return of the Wildspeaker , Garruk, Primal Hunter , Life's Legacy , Greater Good , Momentous Fall , etc.
Of your whole list of creatures i would only consider cutting 2: Desolation Twin and Essence Depleter . Twin only get's you a token if cast so it doesn't play nice with the cheaty effects and Depleter isn't a needed combo piece if you have access to Dimensional Infiltrator .
1 month ago
Can you list out combos?
What's the point of emerald charm, cradle + enchantment removal?
Shamanic Revelation > Collective
Seasons Past IMO > Praetor's counsel - 2 mana can make a big difference in a competitive deck.
Although not competitive, something to consider is Rude Awakening - Ramp with cradle, draw with shamanic revelation/collective (not regal force unfortunately), ritual given enough lands/dorks, alternative aggro wincon, etc... Lots of good stuff with the right set up.
Cut half forests for snow forests to trigger field of the dead
Castle Garenbrig - Upgrade
Maze of Ith - Combo with Argothian Elder to make infinite mana during the combat phase
You seem to have a good amount of slots dedicated to anti-blue. Is that necessary when it takes away from your gameplan? I feel if you cut seedtime, dosand or gaea's herald (note, I think there is a better version of herald that came out relatively recently), you can add more cards to help ensure consistency through redundancy. How much blue is in our meta?
1 month ago
PhyrexianPreator, the problem with Reverent Hunter and Setessan Petitioner both have the same issue, they both rely on having a great boardstate. The format right now is creature-heavy so everyone main a bunch of removal, so relying on a boardstate is half the time a losing war, especially when humans is simply a better green stompy deck in every way. There's also the fact they both cost 3 mana and I simply don't have enough space for them. That's why I only play 2 Aspect of Hydra, they steal games but aren't good enough, especially when I main multiple creature with less than optimal devotion.
Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig was on my mind but since the deck has few ways of getting card advantage, playing creatures after a 3 drop is most of time not the position you want to be; it also doesn't have any keyword or combat abilities so it's easily blocked. Playing a 1 drop and letting itself get bigger is safer than betting a complete turn on a threat easily countered.
These cards can probably pull up a good fight in a different build, with mana dork and planeswalker like Garruk, Primal Hunter in a more go-wide strategy, betting on a big late-ish game, even considering CoCo. But in a more mid-rangy/aggro they just ask too much of commitment. The deck has elements of devotion, but it isn't the main mechanic.
1 month ago
Mirage Mirror, Pattern of Rebirth, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Return of the Wildspeaker, Kenrith's Transformation, Chord of Calling, Gemrazer, Ohran Frostfang, Sawtusk Demolisher, Force of Vigor, Obscuring Haze, Ram Through, Rampage of the Clans, Thwart the Enemy, Vines of Vastwood, Tribute to the Wild, Rancor, Swarmyard, Monstrous Onslaught, Overwhelming Stampede, Roar of Challenge, Jeweled Lotus
1 month ago
Have you conisdered Garruk, Primal Hunter > Soul's majesty? While the mana cost is slightly more difficult, you get much more utility. I like Garruk since he creates a token which can be used to block or as a "target" for his second ability to draw cards when you are low on gas.
1 month ago
I playtested the deck, while I don't like it/can't pilot it properly, doesn't mean it isn't a good deck. +1, good work, good AVG cmc.
I disagree with some of your card choices. Thoughts on adding Deflecting Swat? Counters countersells, redirects targetted removal, extra turns, draw, etc.... very powerful effect to use while tapped out.
Idk the level of blue in your meta but Boseiju, Who Shelters All is noteworthy as well given you are sinking all of your resources into an X spell, it would suck if it were countered. Conqueror's Flail is another anti-blue option should you need it.
Skyshroud Claim > Explosive veggies - They also printed an explosive veggies with cycling recently should you wish.
3 months ago
I think Harmonize might be too slow for this deck and I have plenty of draw cards that will give me more draw power for less mana, such as Life's Legacy. I'm not sure if Descendants' Path works with my EDH deck?
Etali, Primal Storm looks like a fun card to play with, I'm back and forth with this card but it is free value.
I didn't know Ohran Frostfang was a card that is a most add for this deck thanks for the suggestions!
3 months ago
I see you took out Garruk, Primal Hunter but you needed card draw. Seems like it would work very well in your deck.
Ohran Frostfang is also a pretty good way to draw cards.
There's also Garruk's Packleader available to you.
Etali, Primal Storm could give you more options than you have available in your deck, plus it's a fatty you can ramp into.