Keruga, the Macrosage

Keruga, the Macrosage

Legendary Creature — Dinosaur Hippo

Companion — Your starting deck must only contain cards with converted mana cost 3 or greater and land cards. (You may reveal this card from outside the game before you start and declare it as your companion. If you do, your deck must follow the companion's restrictions. You may pay to put this companion from your sideboard to your hand at any time you could cast a sorcery. This action can't be interacted with or countered. You may only choose one companion for your deck before the start of each round.)

When Keruga, the macrosage enters the battlefield, draw a card for each other permanent you control with converted mana cost 3 or greater.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal

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Keruga, the Macrosage Discussion

Mcat1999 on Pattern of deck Pool?

1 month ago

An ever seemingly fleeting goal of mine is to own a deck in each of the 32 color combinations.

  • Colorless
  • 5 mono
  • 10 Guild
  • 5 Shard
  • 5 Wedge
  • 5 Nephilim
  • 1 WUBRG

While I do not intend to proxy entire decks out, I at the very least want to own a physical copy of each card. That way when I use something such as a Badlands in one deck, I can proxy it out for all decks. Then, I can keep my Badlands secured in a case for protection.

I know, it might seem silly. If I am okay with doing the proxy thing, why not just do it and not even buy the Badlands at all?

Honestly, for me, it's a goal to strive toward. An accomplishment, if you will. Knowing I was able to invest into and build with a game I enjoy and love so dearly.

However, my issue isn't financial. It's both time and dedication. You see, I lack the physical time to even play the game. I work 60 - 80 hour weeks and routinely work 13+ days in a row. Technically this is illegal, but technically I also show up and my boss lets me. Most I've worked in a row was 23 days. Most hours I've worked in a single day was just over 16. Most I've done in a week was just under 83 and a half.

Honestly, I just enjoy working and I enjoy making money and I love my job. But, I also have zero free time to actually do anything aside from come home and mess around online for a few hours before going back to bed and doing it all over again.

But even if I had the time, just by working fewer hours, I also lack the dedication. For me, I get too bored, too easily. I'll begin to build a deck and either become disinterested in the core concept, grow tired of filtering through all of MTG's database for cards that hold synergy or create combos, or find that the power level is insufficient to my liking. All of these, especially the latter, result in the dissolvement of the deck and I move on.

I struggle to find Commanders that I legitimately enjoy enough to want to play over and over again, much less actually build into.

Currently I have three or four decks in the works and all of them have ground to a halt. These are;

  • The Reaper King who was going to use 1 - 3 cmc Scarecrows, Shapeshifters with Changeling and Clones to constantly bombard my opponent's boardstate into oblivion. But it feels so bad building a deck with that much hate in it.

  • Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Voltron. It's basically finished and just in the fine tuning phase, but I get so bored playing it because it's always the exact same game each and every single time... get her protection, swing to win. Next turn, swing to win. Next turn, win the game.

  • Pir, Imaginative Rascal , Toothy, Imaginary Friend and Keruga, the Macrosage trimander Superfriends. It's a lot of fun for sure, but I am struggling to go wide-enough to protect all of my Planeswalkers. I'm thinking tokens are the best option as I can generate more ground forces as chump blockers. This is in the fine tuning phase, also. Need to trim some hedges and find out which Planeswalkers can make the cut. But this deck currently has no wincon. I want the Planeswalkers to be a bigger part of the deck and currently the blue ones don't win you the game and the green ones are just anthems on a very long stick. I could easily cut out all Planeswalkers and make the deck wildly more efficient, but I don't want to.

Sometimes what I'll do is playtest decks on here for Commanders I find interest with, but unfortunately when I playtest them, they usually lose to some of the other decks I have. I'm not sure if I make mine too strong or if I am picking ones that are too weak. I know it isn't a matter of "not understanding the deck". It's pretty easy to read the bio and learn the combos and key elements. Plus, over time you sort of know what to look for.

Eh. I might be stepping out of MTG here shortly. MTG sort of requires a certain trifecta to work.

  • Money
  • Time
  • Passion

Money isn't an issue. But the other two I am seriously lacking in. So, it makes it nearly impossible to justify the money element. That, in turn, makes me lose my passion even more.

Kind of a dead hobby at this point. Shame. Guess it was fun while it lasted, though.

x2sock on Ich hab ne Insel aufm Kopf ich bin Commander

2 months ago

Since you are playing Tatyova, Benthic Druid what about Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait . I dont know if you want the landfall ability in your deck but there are a lot more great inclusions to make in a simic deck. While being on this whole Landfall thingy, Pearl Lake Ancient works then very nice.

I think Reality Shift is not bad but Ravenform should be a better fit here, also there is Rapid Hybridization Since you are already playing big bad creatures what about a good ol' Hadana's Climb  Flip Since you are short on removal what about big bad Terastodon , yes it will bounce back with your very flavourfull boardwhipe Whelming Wave but afterall, that's something good, so you can replay it ;) Dont underestimate the value of a Krosan Grip , Splitsecond can catch people on the wrong foot, interrupting combos.

Talking about Whelming Wave why not double down and put a Cyclonic Rift in there aswell? Or for flavour this guy: Kederekt Leviathan . Or something rather stupid: Aethersquall Ancient and since you are most likely to be behind on board i'd slam an Evacuation right in there aswell. And maybe even one River's Rebuke and a Coastal Breach even Inundate should be fine here.

Playing Return of the Wildspeaker but not Soul's Majesty ? Seems like a hard miss for me.

Kodama of the East Tree seems like a good fit here, to cheat out some of the expensive stuff when you cast another one already, also works on lands. Something that works similar would be Imoti, Celebrant of Bounty . More on the topic cheating the mana cost, what about an Elvish Piper or a Quicksilver Amulet

Something protective is always good Thryx, the Sudden Storm

Your carddraw seems to be based on playing creatures with Garruk's Uprising and Elemental Bond (which is better in your deck because of it's Synergy with the tokens from Koma, Cosmos Serpent . But you can double down on that with cards like Guardian Project , Beast Whisperer , and The Great Henge . Colossal Majesty works similar to you but since you are ablte to include very high CMC stuff just slam a Zendikar Resurgent in there aswell.

But Since you should have the mana, what about a Blue Sun's Zenith , Stroke of Genius , Pull from Tomorrow or maybe just a Genesis Wave

Thrasios, Triton Hero and Staff of Domination will help you do something with excess mana.

Ramp is all fun an games, but your cmc is very high so why not go for Skyshroud Claim , Explosive Vegetation , Migration Path , Circuitous Route

Now to some more flavour which might not be good, but flavour you know? Kiora Bests the Sea God

And you are in Simic anyways, so let me dump some simic staples here anyways Oko, Thief of Crowns , Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath , Fierce Guardianship , Mana Drain , Force of Will

and last something very special, you are already very high in CMC, why not double down and play a Keruga, the Macrosage , you can double down and play it as your companion, that'd be fun. You wont miss out on too much. A lot of it is also available in 3CMC like Disallow , Saw It Coming , Simic Locket or Search for Tomorrow Some cards have CMC 3 but you can still do stuff on turn 1 and 2 ;) but that's up to you and how much you want to go down that road of memes and shattered dreams.

Lands looks fine, but since you are able to untapp some lands, maybe use a Lotus Field or atleast a Castle Garenbrig . Since your Devotion can be very high at somepoint Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx but be worth it.

EldraziMimic on Imoti, Go Big or Go Home *Primer*

2 months ago

Thoughts on Keruga, the Macrosage ?

Love the deck, by the way. :)

legendofa on Cards that are good for …

2 months ago

Modern-casual Gods support cards.

Cavern of Souls if you have money to burn

Colossal Majesty gives you some draw power, since Gods tend to have high power.

If you're including the Theros Gods, Overbeing of Myth gives you full devotion in one card, and it plays well with Kefnet the Mindful and Kruphix, God of Horizons .

Neoform might be interesting, since all the blue and green Gods are 3-5 mana.

Keruga, the Macrosage would be cute as a companion. (Make sure you check the updated rules.)

Watch out for the multicolor backs of Esika, God of the Tree  Flip and Jorn, God of Winter  Flip.

AjaxSlumbering on Companion color restrictions

3 months ago

If I want to choose a companion for a commander deck, does it have to fit into that commander's color identity?

As an example, could i have Keruga, the Macrosage as companion to an Izzet deck?

Chaoscharlie on Maelstrom Wanderer is LEGEND-waitforit-DARY

4 months ago

Hi. Can we talk. I'm literally building this, independent of you. Lol But I have questions. I don't know how updated this list is. Would you consider: Jori En, Ruin Diver Rashmi, Eternities Crafter Nikya of the Old Ways Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma

But most importantly, I started building the deck because of Zara, Renegade Recruiter

And I'm thinking Keruga, the Macrosage as a companion.

What is your input? What do you think?

VampDemigod on BCC Week 5 | Pako & Haldan

5 months ago

Oh, don’t get me wrong. If I could go over 100 cards, I would.

Fun fact: You can technically companion Keruga, the Macrosage

abby315 on Sakashima, of a thousand faces …

5 months ago

Are you committed to the colors/partners? I feel like the new Kodama of the East Tree would be a very good partner choice. You lose black, but Kodama is busted and very good in multiples!

As for some ETB legendaries that could be fun:
Kaho, Minamo Historian
Keruga, the Macrosage
God-Eternal Rhonas
Kogla, the Titan Ape
Prime Speaker Zegana
Tishana, Voice of Thunder

And here are some legendaries that don't have ETBs, but are good in multiples:
Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy
Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner (SHEESH)
Rayne, Academy Chancellor
Reki, the History of Kamigawa
Nylea, Keen-Eyed
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling
Imoti, Celebrant of Bounty
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

And final note: If you could find a way to make Linessa, Zephyr Mage work in commander, it'd automatically be a fantastic deck.

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