Halimar Excavator

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.

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Set Rarity
Worldwake (WWK) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Halimar Excavator occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Halimar Excavator Discussion

ninetoe on Allies mill

1 month ago


I listed some cards that are not Modern legal in the comment above.

Here's the deck made modern legal:

ninetoe on Allies mill

1 month ago

Hey. Thanks for putting this together. I play-tested it quite a bit and have some recommended improvements:

I dropped all the Stolen Identity because it is slow. You have to pay 6, then cipher it. To get your value out of it, you then have to have a creature connect in combat. I found that the deck works best to simply never attack anyway.

I also dropped all Clones: Clone Legion, Cackling Counterpart, Jwari Shapeshifter. If your gameplan is to hit with Rite of Replication for win, having more clones doesn't really benefit much and those slots can be used to speed up your game or offer defenses for yourself and your creatures.

I found that my creatures were dying too quickly as chump blockers or to red spell damage/black destruction.

For this, I added 2 copies of Steely Resolve. And to protect myself, 4 copies of Ghostly Prison

Ondu Cleric can generate a ton of life for you and buy you the time you need for your combos. Especially when you chump block with him, then use flicker him off and on the field with Ephemerate or Cloudshift. But I wanted Allies that boost the P/T of other allies so I could take out some attackers with my blockers and not have to rely on flicker gimmicks. Enter Adaptive Automaton.

I won't bore you with all of the changes I made and my reasons for each change. Here's the updated 60 card list. I appreciate the deck you posted. It lent me some great inspiration and I hope you enjoy what I've done with it:

PS: Halimar Excavator + Rite of Replication hits for 180 milled cards (assuming there are no other allies present when the combo goes off).

If you are interested in what I've done with the decklist, let me know and I'll be happy to share my reasons for some of the changes.


enpc on Whale Food cEDH

2 months ago

dingusdingo addressing the three bullet points:

3c FC opposed to 5c FC:

Even with a low basic land count, a 3 colour deck will always be more consistent on mana and so will have to mulligan less for a playable opening hand, statistically. Introduction of the other two colours gives you all of 2 additional tutors (Enlightened Tutor and Gamble). If that's the whole argument for running 5 colours, it seems pretty weak.

Ukkima targets on winning loop, 5c does not target:

Food chain Tazri runs 3 win conditions (which I somehow have to keep explaining to you). These are Kalastria Healer, Hagra Diabolist and Halimar Excavator. Check basically every competitive Tarzi list if you don't believe me. Of those creatures 2 of the three target. While Kalastria Healer doesn't have to target, if you exile him while tutoring for food chain then you're in the same boat. And this only really matters if your opponent responds to your combo with a Veil of Summer or Autumn's Veil.

Shave off 2 cards from core of deck by dropping card quality significantly:

So then why not have every deck just be 5C? There are plenty of very strong Sultai decks out there, I don't see how the list is "significantly dropping card quality". If you make that claim, it's on you to justify that statement, not for me to disprove it. Yes you lose access to Squee, the Immortal, but you also gain access to Aluren lines that the deck can also run.

If you say that the deck is open to critisim because it's tagged competitive, then why is your Alesha, Who Smiles at Death list not just Tymna/Tana blood pod? I mean blood pod is better and way more established. And if you want to call me out for that being a dick argument, then see your post above.

Accusing me of not reading while not knowing how either First Sliver nor Tazri works isn't a good strategy. And you should know that exactly neither of those lists run Zulaport Cutthroat as per your previous comment.

And if you feel the need to attack me on a few spelling mistakes or post my name on a "scrublord" list (which has been since taken down), then I would tell you to grow up. Unfortunately I don't think you'll take my advice, but one can hope.

enpc on Whale Food cEDH

2 months ago

dingusdingo: I never said this was "as powerful as Tazri or First Sliver for a FC deck". All I was saying is that having your FC outlet in the command zone is good because it frees up slots, which it does. Ignoring Squee, the Immortal (which yes, this deck misses out on unfortunately), most Tazri lists run Kalastria Healer, Halimar Excavator and Hagra Diabolist as their outlets, so that they don't rely on having a single outlet accidentally exiled (note that neither of Tazri nor First Sliver runs Zulaport Cutthroat). So against a Tazri list, you lose one card slot for having two commanders, but gain two as you don't have to run any drain loop pieces in the actual deck. That is 100% the definition of freeing up card slots.

I'm not arguing that this will be the definitive new list to take down flash hulk or anything like that. However when I viewed the decklist and the very first comment on it I could see was effectively shitting on the deck for no reason and then asking what benefit you got from playing it, I simply pointed out that you get a more compact FC line since you don't have to run backups on your FC loop outlet creatures.

And similarly to your response, stating that the list just doesn't bring anything to the table compared with the current meta (read Thrasios/Tymna Flash Hulk) doesn't bring anything constructive to a discussion on this list. It would be like me going to your decklists and posting that every deck of yours isn't as good as flash hulk so why bother even playing it. Agruements like that stifle creativity and don't bring anything to the cEDH community.

BudgetBS on Jhoira, Weatherlight Captian/ Combo Artifacts

9 months ago

There are plenty of other game-winning combos you can put in this deck, for sure.

There's the Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter combo which only costs around $15 right now and can win with the Aetherflux Reservoir , Grapeshot , or Brain Freeze cards you already have in your deck.

For around $15, you could also add the Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle combo to generate infinite mana. You'd need to add a creature who makes more than 1 token on ETB, like Maverick Thopterist , Myr Battlesphere , and Whirler Rogue , which are possibly solid adds regardless of combo efficacy.

If you're looking for something cheaper, there's always Ghostly Flicker + Naru Meha, Master Wizard and a card with a game-winning ETB like Viashino Pyromancer , Halimar Excavator , or Sunscorched Desert . You can get all of these cards for under $2 total.

Also Dualcaster Mage + Twinflame to make infinite creatures with haste and swing to win, still super cheap. Dualcaster also can be used in place of Naru Meha above.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

1 year ago

Hey The_Raven_Guy, What're my thoughts on The First Sliver ? Well, it's an amazing addition to Slivers as a tribe, and adds a whole new dimension of deck construction by giving a viable cEDH Sliver commander. Specifically, this would be an excellent alternative food chain commander outside of Prossh, Skyraider of Kher and General Tazri . One particular list I'm a fan of is ShaperSavant's Food Chain Sliver cEDH build. I don't think it will ever overshadow Prossh , but it definitely outshines General Tazri as you aren't dependent on an outlet ( Kalastria Healer , Hagra Diabolist , or Halimar Excavator ) to win the game. With First you simply cast your whole deck and win with something...almost anything really. It offers more variety with your wincon selection.

Outside of cEDH, First is just plain fun. With a Sliver tribal deck (such as mine) you can simply flood the board with permanents, and turn a relatively bare battlefield on turn 5 to something that looks like you're on turn 9 or 10. In this deck, First took the slot of Dormant Sliver - who in my opinion is woefully underrated. Going from to isn't quite the best feeling...but in the long run I think is worth the sacrifice.

Snivy__ on Ally Alley (UberTribal)

1 year ago

I think for additional win cons you could use either Halimar Excavator or Akoum Battlesinger. Excavator is good against Ensnaring Bridge when you don't have Hagra Diabolist.

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