Garruk, Primal Hunter

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

Grasshoppeh1 on Lost and Afraid

1 month ago

Did a bit of Brainstorming last night

Potentially Temur Sabertooth might be good in my playgroup due to the amount of removal and ability to setup.

Rude Awakening + Temur Sabertooth + Eternal Witness + 11 mana == infinite mana and bounce/infinite ETB. Temur Sabertooth, plus any of my ETB or cast cards gives a lot of utility including extra draw, recurrence, removal, spot protection from removal.

I think this card is worth a shot with the amount of mana I have available most times. For the sake of theorycrafting we have to try it!! Who knows maybe if I wanted to go the jank route this would make Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Helix Pinnacle or Aetherflux Reservoir viable as a non-attack wincon. Testing needed,, wanted to vorinclex in my collection anyways.

For classic wincons,

For creatures, I feel like I could hold a sideboard of 15 fatties on me and swap them in and they would all feel equally viable. That said Kozilek, Butcher of Truth felt irreplaceable and thus is getting a perm mainboard. Prevents milling, draws cards, threat/wincon, resets my deck, nice with Life from the Loam.

Vorinclex like I've mentioned before accelerates the deck and give me more time. It's more of enabler than a combo piece itself. Potentially Defense of the Heart might work here too if I hadd him. It would also open up potentially a new archtype if I went with Aetherflux Reservoir + Temur Sabertooth.

As for the draw situation, we could build around it or just go with the classics.

Adding Guardian Project to the maybe board along with Beast Whisperer. They're not as "fast" as the other options, but guardian often times is a Harmonize or better and beast whisperer is tutorable draw!

Some classics are: Garruk, Primal Hunter which is a "5 mana draw spell", Shamanic Revelation is another Regal Force that works with tokens! Rishkar's Expertise is another garruk that has a ~70% chance to hit another spell. That percentile is potentially amazing due to the composition of the current deck.

On the fringe for: Zendikar Resurgent, vorinclex slowing down opponent's in that slot feels better as a mana doubler, and I could just play Guardian Project earlier if I was after the draw. This card feels like it's in a weird place. Might turn out to be just an expensive harmonize. Momentous Fall, I don't know how I feel about this yet. Generally it says, 4 mana sac a creature draw 2-6 cards. Feels like a card I would play when I'm ahead, not to get ahead. That said I could say the same for anything else that is not an etb draw, regal, or harmonize.

Next step I guess is to make a couple "Packages" and see how they fit the deck.

multimedia on I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight

1 month ago

Hey, nice version so far with a high budget. Cutting Garruk's Uprising was a mistake, the card is really good in creature decks.

Apex Altisaur and Thorn Mammoth are upgrades for Ravager Wurm and Foe-Razer Regent for repeatable fight. You don't really need Regent since you have Vigor which has a much better ability to put counters on creatures you control. Vrondiss, Rage of Ancients from the new Draconic Rage Commander precon is a target for fight and good with Vigor. He can also be a repeatable source of big tokens to abuse Greater Good, Terror of the Peaks and Garruk's Uprising.

Quartzwood Crasher is a five drop to pair with Garruk's Uprising, another repeatable source of big tokens and it's combat damage trigger goes well when you can double the power of a creature with trample. Garruk, Primal Hunter and Garruk, Unleashed can be repeatable sources of tokens for attacking and fighting. With fight it's easier to protect them to get to their ultimates.

Arcane Signet is a ramp upgrade for Rampant Growth. Harrow is an upgrade for Kodama's Reach. Karplusan Forest, Grove of the Burnwillows, Cragcrown Pathway  Flip are three more Gruul dual lands that always ETB untapped to consider adding. Cinder Glade is an upgrade for Temple of Abandon.


Some cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

BadLuke on The Unstoppable Tide

4 months ago

28 Lands seem very low for a Deck like this. Even if you consider it to be "Aggro". I found 33-34 to be a good amount for Decks even with Dorks and Ramp. Might seem boring but it brings alot of Consistency to the table. Other than that, I like your attempt on Maelstrom Wanderer . Shaman of Forgotten Ways is a bit questionable to me. Is the Biorhythm Effect ever paying of? Might Somberwald Sage be a better Option here? Garruk, Primal Hunter Can also be replaced by Return of the Wildspeaker since it does the same thing at Instant Speed. You're also pretty low on instants, which is not the worst thing ever. But you might consider atleast some stronger Options, Multiple Choice Counterspells are usually great with Cascade as they provide felxibility and never be a dead "Cascade" such as Sublime Epiphany , Cryptic Command and Mystic Confluence for example. If you like, you can checkout my Wanderer Deck and also leave a comment there. Peace

Strangelove on Big lifegain, big creatures - Willowdusk

5 months ago

Hey Walrighti, +1!

@your post

Congrats on your first deck! You have a lot of fun cards in here and it looks great! I imagine you want to tune and make it even more efficient so here are some ideas...

Add 3 categories: #Combo, #Lifegain, and #Evasion; and then sort your maybeboard the same way you've done your mainboard to easily rank your choices within a category (By "combo" I mean all your "if-then" cards like Trudge Garden that are slower and don't work by themselves). Remove #Creatures (most of them are #Combo).

Avoid most cards above 4 cmc... Willowdusk is fast and fragile, so play into that... Also, prioritize cards that can do 2 or more things or that give value on ETB... If you have pet cards that don't really fit and that hurt to cut, put them in a "I'll build that theme later" list.

(All under $3)

+1 Devoted Druid ... this card is a beast

+1 Rampant Growth

+1 Arcane Signet

+1 Golgari Signet

+1 Talisman of Resilience ... #Ramp

+1 Elves of Deep Shadow

+1 Elvish Mystic

+1 Fyndhorn Elves

+1 Llanowar Elves ... #Ramp... the elves enable Willowdusk combos on turn 3.

+1 Marwyn, the Nurturer

+1 Viridian Joiner ... #Ramp... #Combo

+1 Boompile ... its a gem (hint: don't tap it on your turn) +1 Nightmare Unmaking

+1 Killing Wave

+1 Massacre Girl ... #Wipe

+1 Kenrith's Transformation

+1 Beast Within ... #Removal

+1 Swiftfoot Boots

+1 Inspiring Call

+1 Oblivion's Hunger

+1 Rush of Vitality

+1 Sheltering Word

~1 Slippery Bogbonder

+1 Golgari Charm ... #Evasion

+1 Haunted Cloak

+1 Chariot of Victory

+1 Charge Through

~1 Tuskguard Captain

~1 Rancor ... Trample and haste are important... #Evasion

~1 Destined ... the choices are really good.

+1 Deepwood Ghoul

+1 Mischievous Poltergeist

+1 Soul Channeling ... #Combo with Willowbark and stick to the board...

~1 Phyrexian Processor ... fun?

~1 Lurking Evil ... maybe?

~1 Solidarity of Heroes ... #Combo

~1 Ooze Flux ... tokens at instant speed?

~1 Retribution of the Ancients ... removal?

+1 Garruk, Primal Hunter

+1 Mindless Automaton

+1 Thought Gorger ... (leaves)

+1 Life's Legacy

+1 Return of the Wildspeaker ... #Draw

~1 Essence Harvest

+1 Bloodspore Thrinax

+1 Triskelion ... #Combo

+1 Nighthawk Scavenger ... #Fatty

...Always play at least 10 ramp spells under 3 cmc.

...Playtest and make sure Willowbark consistently makes a fatty (with evasion) before turn 6-7.

Here's another Willowdusk thread.

Happy building :)

Quickspell on Non-Creature Naya Card Draw?

6 months ago

I'm looking for Naya colored card draw in a few-creatures-deck.

My Atla Palani, Nest Tender contains only 10 selected creatures, most of them huge like Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger , and Blightsteel Colossus .

Since there are so few creatures, most green card draw engines like Beast Whisperer , Guardian Project , Greater Good , or even The Great Henge is pointless and will barely trigger.

I am running one cantrip ( Explore ), Harmonize , and also Sylvan Library . The best card is probably Skullclamp with Atla's tokens and I am running Steelshaper's Gift specifically to fetch it.

Otherwise I'm running Garruk, Primal Hunter (for it's -3), Hunter's Insight , Momentous Fall , and Soul's Majesty that can draw a huge amount of cards once the huge creatures are out. But unless I get to that point, I won't be drawing cards.

How can I access more card draw/ card advantage under these circumstances?

Flodder on Selesnya Doggos

6 months ago

Cool idea, I've never seen wolf tribal before! :-) I'm not familiar with wolf tribal, so I won't recommend specific tribal cards. But I will comment on the general deck structure:

  1. Run more lands. I recommend 35-36. Remove Reliquary Tower and maybe add Ash Barrens and Exotic Orchard as budget color fixing.

  2. I count 15 Ramp spells, but 10-12 are enough. Since you have access to green, you might prefer land ramp over artifact/creature ramp. (Lands are less likely to be destroyed and fetching lands out of the library waters down the odds to draw something more usefull.) I recommend cutting out Selesnya Keyrune ; Selesnya Cluestone ; Skyshroud Claim ; Heraldic Banner ; Elvish Mystic and Fyndhorn Elves . (Maybe keep the evles, if you use them for combat in the late game). Then add Myriad Landscape ; Kodama's Reach and Cultivate .

  3. I count only 3 card draw spells / card advantage effects. Again you should aim for 10-12, but that's though in Selesnya colors on a budget, so maybe 8ish do the trick?! Some suggestions: Garruk, Primal Hunter ; Shamanic Revelation ; Regal Force ; Beast Whisperer ; Yavimaya Elder ; Return of the Wildspeaker . None of these are super budget friendly, but thats as cheap as it gets. You can cheat a little by counting Tranquil Thicket + Secluded Steppe + New Benalia as 1.

  4. I count 6 single target removals and 3 board wipes, which generally is good. But since you play lots of creatures yourself, you don't like board wipes too much. Make it 9ish single target removals and 2 board wipes. I recommend removing Akroma's Vengeance and adding some of the following: Prey Upon ; Collector Ouphe ; Ghost Quarter ; Beast Within ; Scavenger Grounds .

  5. I like the ammount of wolf creatures (and wolf token generatores) and I like the ammount of pump spells (like Collective Blessing ) too. However if you must cut some cards to make space for more card draw/removals/lands, then better cut some pump spells rather than cutting wolf creatures.

cheers

Osbert on Morophon eldrazi stomp

7 months 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 .

Profet93 on Competitive Ashaya Combo

8 months ago

+1

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?

Garruk, Primal Hunter / Rishkar's Expertise - Draw, you might need a bit more draw. If you're willing to pay 6 for collective, rishkar's is worth considering

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