Halimar Excavator

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Halimar Excavator

Creature — Human Wizard Ally

Whenever Halimar Excavator or another Ally enters the battlefield under your control, target player puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard, where X is the number of Allies you control.

wallisface on Ramp Halimar Mill

1 week ago

ampersand_09 to get to 9 mana by turn 5, you effectively need to be playing your land drop every turn as well as some form of ramp on those first 3-4 turns. With 19 lands you only have a 23% chance of making your land drop on each of the first 5 turns, and with only 11 ramp cards your odds of scraping the extra 4 mana put if those is even more grim. I’m not seeing how this is happening reliably at all.

I would be swapping the counters (and Coco) for mor lands and more ramo, as well as 2 more Spellskite, and maybe something like Summoner's Pact so you can more reliably get Halimar Excavator into play.

Romer on General Tazri's Allied Corps

1 month ago

elliotmward97 sometimes yes, though it depends on which ally you’re talking about because different allies have different effects.

For the more powerful allies, you’ve got it right. Something like Hagra Diabolist will deal damage = [number of allies entering the battlefield] x [total allies, including those entering the battlefield]. So if you had the Diabolist in play with one other ally and then 2 more allies ETB, you’d have target opponent lose 8 life (4 allies total x 2 ally ETB triggers).

This calculation also applies to allies like Halimar Excavator, Ondu Cleric and Murasa Pyromancer.

Some of the ally triggers are pretty simple though, so Umara Raptor just gets a +1/+1 counter for each ally ETB. If two allies ETB at once, then the raptor gets two +1/+1 counters - he doesn’t care about the number of allies you control.

legendofa on halimar pauper

6 months ago

Apologies for the double.post, but this deck also doesn't have any way to get multiple creatures in play at the same time. Casting normally, each Halimar Excavator's ability needs to resolve before the next one can be cast. "Flicker" cards like Displace and Ghostly Flicker can get you the effect you're looking for, and Ghostly Flicker can also help Iceberg Cancrix as you flicker lands.

wallisface on Ally mill ish

8 months ago

Some thoughts:

  • you’ll never be able to mill anyone out as the deck currently stands. I’d suggest ditching mill cards like Halimar Excavator as they’re not going to help you (and will probably enable any graveyard strategies the opponent has).

  • Supreme Verdict in a creature-based deck seems like a bad idea.

  • Your deck doesn’t support Emeria, The Sky Ruin at all - you have no way to accelerate lands into play, pretty-much no card draw, and a pretty low land count… on average you’ll need to draw half your deck to see 7 planes, that’s turn 22ish… it’s not happening.

  • I’d suggest ditching Ephemerate and Feeling of Dread. You have no good Ephemerate targets, and Feeling of Dread i think is probably just a bad card.

to_regatha_and_beyond on Busted Ally Deck

1 year ago

Good synergies you're establishing!

A few cards I would cut:

  • Maskwood Nexus, you can't really use its first ability for much since every creature in the deck is an ally, and its activated ability isn't really powerful enough to bring it to the same level as the rest of your cards.
  • Halimar Excavator isn't going to be super useful since you aren't really running enough mill to make it particularly viable as a strategy.

A few additions I would make:

  • Tajuru Warcaller can often give your creatures +4/+4 each turn, with Panharmonicon that number goes up even more. Super helpful.
  • Beastcaller Savant can provide some mana-fixing and ramp, which is quite useful in a 5-color deck, while also being an ally.
  • Hada Freeblade is a great play for turn 1, as it will likely be a 2/3 by the time it attacks and will be huge by the late game.
  • City of Brass instead of some of those vivid lands, it's faster as it enters untapped and it can profuce any color later in the game as well. If you're willing to spend a lot more money, you could use Mana Confluence instead because it's techically better, but in my opinion the price difference isn't really worth it.

If you're going to add a sideboard, I would include these cards:

  • Kabira Evangel, it can be very helpful when you're playing against monocolored decks or removal-heavy / burn decks.
  • Drana's Chosen can help by generating extra tokens in case your opponent runs a lot of spells that make you sacrifice creatures, or they can be used as chump-blockers.

Orange+ on The Lords

1 year ago

Very cool concept, and great budgeting :)

I tried looking over your deck to come with some suggestions, and I didn't see until way too late that you already have a efficient way to fetch for Mirror Entity using General Tazri..

I was looking at more more reliable tutors, and I can tell you, if you every need more tutors for Mirror Entity than your commander, there are plenty! You probably already know this, but any random tutor like Goblin Matron will do the job :D

I see you also play every 4 mana transmute card to fetch Maskwood Nexus. So good job there too.

I would however consider swapping out Halimar Excavator and Faerie Trickery for something else. One mill card in edh isn't going to do much, and there are better counterspells.

Additionally, I might look into more ways to keep Mirror Entity and Maskwood Nexus alive, or reviving them if they die. I am not sure how well the deck works if they are both gone.

If you ever considering to use less tribes (you are currently doing 30 tribes :D ), you could back up Mirror Entity and Maskwood Nexus with milder effects like Arcane Adaptation, Conspiracy, and Xenograft.

Also, if you ever feel the need to get more tutors for Maskwood Nexus, even if it means you will go a bit out of budet, you could invest in Long-Term Plans or Fabricate.

GrimlockVIII on Representation: List of Tribal Support in Pauper

2 years ago

Aight, so here's some pauper tribal stuff you're missing out on.

Dinosaurs: Commune with Dinosaurs, Kinjalli's Caller, Pterodon Knight, Stampeding Horncrest, Sun-Crested Pterodon, Thrash of Raptors, and Knight of the Stampede.

Giants: Crush Underfoot, Elvish Handservant, Kithkin Greatheart, and Stinkdrinker Daredevil

Faeries: Spellstutter Sprite, Thieving Sprite, Faerie Trickery, Silvergill Douser, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Violet Pall, and Latchkey Faerie

Wizards: Information Dealer, Ixidor's Will, Lavamancer's Skill, Stonybrook Banneret, Step Through, and Vedalken AEthermage

Warriors: Brighthearth Banneret, Expedition Champion, and Herald of Dromoka

Pirates: Buccaneer's Bravado, Fiery Cannonade, Headstrong Brute, and Sea Legs

Allies: Akoum Battlesinger, Bojuka Brigand, Graypelt Hunter, Halimar Excavator, Highland Berserker, Joraga Bard, Kalastria Healer, Makindi Patrol, Makindi Shieldmate, Nimana Sell-Sword, Ondu Champion, Oran-Rief Survivalist, Spawnbinder Mage, Tajuru Beastmaster, Tuktuk Grunts, Umara Raptor, and Zada's Commando

Also btw would you count the party mechanic from Zendikar Rising as semi-tribal support or nah?

Also you're missing Rogue and Elemental support, but some of said support overlaps with other tribes like Faeries, Goblins, and Warriors.

Also I'm leaving out Merfolk, Zombies, and Goblins cuz those are just a whole ass can of worms.

VorelNailo on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

3 years ago

Hi, it's me again! My budget version of Araumi (paper, not yet on TappedOut) makes use of Thassa's Oracle as a win condition; with so many infinite mill combos in here it could probably do some work.

Halimar Excavator is very good as well. In a 4-player game, encoring this will mill you 27 cards for 2 mana.

Traumatize? Maybe too slow.

Keening Stone. Probably too slow.

Anyway, love what you've done with Araumi, keep up the good work! I'm expecting her to become a frequent presence at tables, and your deck is definitely going to help!

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