Garruk, Primal Hunter

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 (M13) Mythic Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Mythic Rare

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Tokens

Garruk, Primal Hunter

Planeswalker — Garruk

+1: Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield.

-3: Draw cards equal to the greatest power among creatures you control.

-6: Put a 6/6 green Wurm creature token onto the battlefield for each land you control.

Garruk, Primal Hunter Discussion

keevel on how to deal with people ...

2 days ago

Green defends against sacrifice with tokens. Each of the cards you're defending against let's you choose the creature to sacrifice. Make sure you have either plenty to sacrifice, or little chumps to sacrifice.

For pretty cheap you could replace your current hydra and the Terrastomper for the Baloths and Hydra here, just to get a feel of token vs sacrifice.

Chrizz on

1 month ago

Die Pelt Collector combo'd best wel goed, die stop ik erin. Ulvenwald Tracker weet ik niet zo zeker, ik denk dat Epic Confrontation vaak beter uitkomt omdat je hem sneller kan gebruiken, en hij bufft ook nog een beetje. Utopia Sprawl is nice voor de ramp, die ga ik er denk ik ook in doen. Garruk, Primal Hunter is wel een beetje duur, maar als hij eenmaal op het bord ligt gaat het hard. Wat wel een beetje een concern is, is dat hij en Merfolk Branchwalker de enige card draw zijn.

multimedia on THRO MOK [[Gruul Tokens]]

1 month ago

Hey, you're welcome. Fauna was just reprinted in Ultimate Masters, she's now a $5 card :)

I think Wave is worth playing because it's a damn powerful card, but I would cut most instants and sorceries for more permanents to make Wave better. This does make Young Pyromancer worse therefore I would cut him. Cards like Dragon Fodder and Krenko's Command are fine, but they're one shot spells that only give you two tokens. You can replace these with other creatures or permanents that give you repeatable tokens even if those cards are more mana. Nest Invader and Mogg War Marshal are other examples of permanents that could replace Fodder and Command.

Cultivate and Ranger's Path are fine cards, but I think they can be cut for creatures who land ramp because then you get two things, a land and a creature to devour. For instance Farhaven Elf can replace Cultivate. Solemn Simulacrum at $5 might be too expensive price, but he's an example that could replace Ranger's Path or Explosive Vegetation . Skyshroud Claim is a much better card than both Path and Vegetation. Another example is Garruk, Primal Hunter could replace Rishkar's Expertise because Garruk's -3 can be a repeatable first part of Expertise. Garruk however might also be out of your price range.

Gilded Lotus , Gruul Signet , Mind Stone can be cut for one drop mana dorks. Altar of the Brood and Hardened Scales can be cut for more dorks. Scales only interacts with three cards in your deck: Thromok, Mycoloth and Avenger. These are however two of the best cards here, but Scales doesn't do anything else for any other creatures for that reason I would cut it.

High CMC creatures who make tokens when they ETB can also be good cards, but only if you have easy ways to recur them or blink/bounce them. Of course there are exceptions such as Avenger. Cards that can be repeatable sources of tokens even if they cost more mana to play are more desirable. Pia and Kiran Nalaar is kind of lackluster here because not playing artifact strategies and the card only gives you two tokens. As a one time four mana play it's not good. Temur Sabertooth is a way to bounce a creature and play it again, it's excellent with the many green creatures who have strong ETB abilities such as Fierce Empath , Reclamation Sage , Eternal Witness , Wood Elves , etc.

Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip and Fauna Shaman should make creatures the priority because these cards only interact with creatures and the interaction is very good since they're engines to get creatures. Priest of Titania is one of the best mana dorks in Commander, if you have her add her especially if adding other mana Elves.


Another strategy to experiment with Thromok is making your lands creatures since then they can be devoured. Living Lands , Life and Limb , Nissa, Vital Force , Sylvan Awakening . When devouring your lands you also wants ways to reanimate them: World Shaper , Ramunap Excavator , Splendid Reclamation .

Shaper has synergy with devour since he has to die to reanimate your lands. Living Lands curves into Thromok giving you devour fodder. The nice thing about Living Lands is your Forests are still lands, they can tap for mana, but they're also creatures who can be devoured.

Land reanimation is good with landfall and landfall is a part of the strategy of repeatable token creation. If you're choosing to add one drop mana dorks then Forests become more important than Mountains thus a higher number of Forests than Mountains.

multimedia on THRO MOK [[Gruul Tokens]]

1 month ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. I haven't seen very many decks with this Commander.

Consider Fauna Shaman and Anger ? Fauna can be a repeatable creature tutor and is good to be able to discard Brawn or Anger and tutor for Mycoloth or Tendershoot, etc. I think creature ramp is better here than artifact ramp because of devour. Mana dorks are good targets to devour because before they can first be ramp. Creatures who first land ramp, getting you a land and then can be devoured is better ramp with devour.

Creature ramp to consider:

One drop mana dorks are huge reason to want to play green since other colors don't have as much of this luxury of ramp. Consider more sources of no mana cost repeatable token creation?

Eldrazi tokens can be used as ramp or devour fodder. You could also include a budget Eldrazi such as Artisan of Kozilek to be able to tutor for with Beyond. Kozilek can reanimate a creature you devoured. Garruk and Xenagos can be repeatable source of tokens. Xenagos's +1 with tokens can make a lot of ramp and Garruk can be repeatable draw, his -3 can draw a lot of cards with Thromok.

Kessig Wolf Run and Skarrg, the Rage Pits are lands that can give Thromok trample. Game Trail and Sheltered Thicket are budget Gruul dual lands and Wood Elves can search for Thicket.

If you like some of these suggestions I offer more advice including cuts. Good luck with your deck.

WhatevWorks on Help with a Marwyn brew

1 month ago

PlatinumOne, the one copy of Whispersilk Cloak does cut it. Rishkar's Expertise , Soul's Majesty , and Garruk, Primal Hunter draw your deck on a storm turn.

Other than that, everything you said is true. That's why I made this post. I'm looking for cuts to run Savage Summoning and Blossoming Defense ; those seem like good ways to deal with interaction. I might put Lignify in the sideboard, too. Point is, yeah, the deck folds to any sort of control and I'm looking to fix that.

WhatevWorks on Santa's Revenge 2: The Return of Marwyn

1 month ago

lagotripha, you're suggesting some drastic changes to the deck and the fundamental way it functions. I like what you're saying, and I honestly think I'm just going to go ahead and make a completely new list on tappedout following your suggestions. We'll see what happens with it, thanks.

Unlife, use Garruk, Primal Hunter , Rishkar's Expertise and Soul's Majesty to draw until you find Whispersilk Cloak . Swing with a cloaked and hella swole elf.

Flooremoji, there's only one creature we're trying to untap and that's the Marwyn/Joiner on the field. Synchronized Strike is good if you have two of them on the field, but that doesn't offset the increased cost. And, you're right, I need more mana. Currently trying to find cuts for it, thanks for pointing that out.

DruneGrey, this was previously a private list that ran Visionary. I found two mana wasn't worth a Marwyn pump without an untap, even if it doesn't cost a card. I think Visionary might be more at home in what lagotripha's suggesting.

Shabompistan on Ménagerie

1 month ago

If you're looking for even more token gen:

Awakening Zone , From Beyond , Master of the Wild Hunt : These all give you a token per turn, which is generally better than having to pay mana for tokens in my opinion. Eldrazi tokens also give you extra ramping utility even if you aren't swarming your opponent with them.

There are also lots of great token producing planeswalkers like Garruk, Primal Hunter or Nissa, Voice of Zendikar to name a few.

I also think it would benefit this deck to have more ramp/mana dorks. Green has so many options in these categories. Ramping up to your commander is essential once you get some tokens.

I'd suggest Primal Vigor or Doubling Season if you're okay with spending some cash to get them.

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Garruk, Primal Hunter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.38%