Giant Adephage

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Giant Adephage

Creature — Insect


Whenever this deals combat damage to a player, create a token that is a copy of this.

wallisface on Endless Hunger

6 months ago

Fenrixx I would suggest at least ditching Beacon of Creation as it doesn't really synergize with anything you're doing, and is generally just a bad spell. I also think you're running too many cards as 1-ofs and 2-ofs, which is going to limit your ability to have a consistent plan, most of your deck should be playsets of those cards that matter most.

I still think going all-in on insect tribal is a bad approach here, especially as the only card that even remotely benefits from this tribe-restriction is Grist, and as said before, she'd benefit more from having a deck that can present other threats and supports her staying on-board for a long time, rather than just buffing her +1.

Around your Persist plans, it's interesting, but I think you're lacking the ability to reliably pitch cards into your grave. It feels like a lot of the time you're going to be stuck with these cards in hand indefinitely if they're drawn. Added to this, Persisting creatures is a lot of effort and really you want to get some massive payoff for doing so - like bringing back an Archon of Cruelty. I personally don't see the benefits being worth the hassle of bringing back these swole insects. Importantly, none of them do anything on the turn they enter, which is a big downside for their required investment.

A direction to try take this where insect-tribal might feel more relevant would be in some kind of land-ramp package. Combining Scute Mob, and Scute Swarm with lots of card that can let you play multiple lands each turn, could end up netting you some large rewards, and actually help validate these creatures being in the deck (it also might help validate Giant Adephage and Living Hive). I think if you're bringing any insects at all into a deck, you want it to be where those cards are actually decent choices to include, and then incidentally help Grist, as opposed to only existing in the deck because of their creature-type. At the moment it feels like your choosing cards based on their creature-type alone, which feels like a bad idea.

Fenrixx on Endless Hunger

6 months ago

wallisfaceThanks a lot for that detailed comment ...youre absolutly right about the Mortician Beetle but my thounght behind Scute Swarm was to have a 1 drop that has a good potential to get stronger so its not useless in later stages of the game. (i'm not playing competitive so eventhough moder tends to be over at turn 3-4 thats mostly not the case in my games.) and Hex Parasite is useful in a lot of matchups and at the very least i get to take my -1/-1 counter from Persist ;P Yes Giant Adephage,Hornet Queen and Living Hive are cards that normally need a lot of ramp but my plan here was actually to get the to the graveyard and reanimate them with Persist and also i love the idea to reanimate Grist, the Hunger Tide with Unearth since she is a 3 Mana insect creature when shes in the graveyrad.

wallisface on Endless Hunger

6 months ago

I think the big issue here is that you’ve built around Grist to an extreme, where most of your other cards become terrible on their own. Giant Adephage, Hornet Queen, Scute Mob and Scute Swarm all need to live in a deck able to dump a LOT of lands into play quickly to be useful, with only 22 lands and no ramp, these cards are either uncastable or nigh-on-useless. There’s alao ny synergy in your deck to make use of any of Hex Parasite, Hornet Nest, or Mortician Beetle.

It feels like you’ve focused your deck too heavily around the assumption that Grist will be in play, which puts you in a really terrible spot when you don’t draw it. Furthermore, Grist doesn’t need it’s +1 to trigger multiple times in a turn to be good - what Grist wants is a deck that can support her by providing other strong threats and distractions while she slowly out-values the board. That’s something you’re not providing her here.

Phule451 on

6 months ago

I’m surprised you’re not running Giant Adephage as it’s a great insect to make tokens. It’s always a good idea to have a few big beaters incase go wide gets shut down by your opponents. Swarmyard is a great way to keep your best stuff on the board.

I’d also be a bit concerned about your ramp. With the investment in the mana base for dual lands I’d at least throw in Nature's Lore and Skyshroud Claim

2samdaman2 on Selvala's Ark

1 year ago

Jkonicus Siege Behemoth and Giant Adephage are my 2 faves from your recommendations. i have a sweet sideboard growing but i need to figure what to take out. guess i need to just play it a little more.

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