Kird Ape

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Uncommon
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Uncommon
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Arabian Nights (ARN) Common
FNM Promos (FNM) Common

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Kird Ape

Creature — Ape

Kird Ape gets +1/+2 as long as you control a Forest.

Kird Ape Discussion

aogoli on Planet of the Apes

3 weeks ago

Have you considered ramp? I believe this could help: Wild Growth with other art style, Pillar of Origins , Myriad Landscape , and maybe Rhonas's Monument .

Soul's Majesty or Colossal Majesty may help to draw more if you judge it necessary. And if you like the draw idea, this may enhance it Summit Apes .

Sheltered Thicket has two types, mountain and forest, so it helps with Kird Ape . Maybe you can focus on your lands to surprise your adversary with Primal Bellow , you may try Ash Barrens or Evolving Wilds . Or, following the shout style: Roar of the Crowd .

Also, one Gorilla Titan and a few Hooting Mandrills forms a good team.

Why 3x Grunn, the Lonely King when you can use some variety, like Ancient Silverback ?

I dont know if you would like to mix apes with equipments, like with O-Naginata , or high tech things like Infiltration Lens , and Skullclamp . It would be nice and funny.

In fact this deck can use a lot of cards ideas. So I believe you will maintain it opened for new ideas you may have for quite a while.

Agrothorn on Planet of the Apes

3 weeks ago

Love the tribal theme!

Of course, there are some great tribal and gruul lands you can add, but then it starts getting expensive. I would consider tagging this as a "budget deck"; imo, budget tribal (espically more obsecure creature types) are the best! Really forces for some creative deck building.

I would check out your mana base and decide if Gruul Turf is a really needed. Personally, i'm not a big fan of these cards due to the risk/slow speed, but if you like them, play them!!

I did a few playtests and it plays a bit slower than expected. I would certainly recommend adding a 4th Kird Ape . Are you open to adding mana accelleration? I'm sure there are a few solid ones that won't be too far outside of theme. Oh, have you considered using an Emerald Medallion ?! Monkeys like to steal shiny things!! I think it would create a lot of value. Urza lands would work nice, but I feel it may be too far from the theme.

I think Alpha Status is a "win more" card in this sorta mana heavy/bigger critter deck, where by the time you play it to have value (e.g. 3 or more creatures on the board, for +4/+4), it may be too late or not as rewarding. Now that I look at some of the oracle wording, some apes are now considered a monkey, so they won't help each other out... boo.

For Monkey Cage , maybe cut 1 because I think you will need a lot of mana to guarantee it to give you value e.g. a creature with mana cost 3 or greater.

Man... I so many ideas!

How about Summit Apes !! Those with your Gorilla Berserkers with first strike and/or lure equipment. Viridian Claw , Nemesis Mask <--maybe too slow?? Spells, Roar of Challenge or Declare Dominance <--bonus gorilla art!!

If you go with the Emerald Medallion , maybe swap out Ravenous Baboons for a bigger green one?

Play around with it and I'll check back!

Kjartan on Beatdown

1 month ago

I would also cut Colossal Might for Collision / Colossus is it's just the same card but with an extra option.

I would cut Shock for Lightning Bolt for obvious reasons.

I would cut Domri Rade for Domri, Anarch of Bolas , not because it's better, per se, but because it supports aggro much better. Old Domri asks for the game to get relatively long, Anarch just wants you to smash face.

I would also like to see some more 1-drops in an aggro deck. I suggest Kird Ape .

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Ball Python

Creature - Snake

Defender

As long as you control a Mountain, Ball Python loses Defender

As long as you control a Plains, Ball Python gains +1/+1

2/2


Inspired by Kird Ape and Wild Nacatl .

Make another creature that cares about what land subtypes you control.

lagotripha on Abzan Life Gain

2 months ago

This list is pretty close to the traditional 'little kid green/white' lists from a long while back, but it will need some tinkering and a clearer gameplan.

There are a bunch of options; Bant Sureblade , Dromoka's Command , Dryad Militant , Emmara, Soul of the Accord , Gaddock Teeg , Huatli's Raptor , Naya Hushblade , Oath of Ajani , Qasali Pridemage , Gnarlwood Dryad , etc.

In particular though, Pelt Collector is another four experiment one, which lets you drop your curve lower to the floor and run Dryad Militant . Qasali Pridemage is an answer to bridge, which is practically mandatory in this meta. Gnarlwood's deathtouch helps answer the wealth of 'huge creature turn two' decks out there.

If you aren't running removal, this means you are always racing your opponent, so you should look at your clocks and try to win as fast as possible- modern is full of both combo and aggro decks structured like this. Traditionally naya for Wild Nacatl Loam Lion and Kird Ape is the thing, but going to three colours on a budget manabase is tricky- especially if you want to go fast.

More midrange strategies with budget mana tends to be more relaiable- Keep your turn 1-2-3 plays in one colour and accelerate into a duel colour 5 drop. Great 5 drops like Thragtusk are cheap. 'Get bigger' creatures like Warden of the First Tree and Hexdrinker are readily available, and cards like Oust or Oblivion Ring fix a lot of problems. Birds of Paradise has gotten expensive over the years- for pristine playsets. Check the damaged lists out there- there are a lot of cheap copies in circulation.

fastzero on Big Snow Zoo, Naya pauper

2 months ago

I think maybe these cards could be good, but i thing Horned Kavu is good with etb effects and this deck doenst have this kind of synergy and Kird Ape can enter in the place of Akrasan Squire but without akrasan squire and Qasali Pridemage i will not have excuse to play Fencing Ace hahahaha but these two cards can enter in another build with Burning-Tree Emissary or somethin like that maybe

Ouroboros_47 on Big Snow Zoo, Naya pauper

2 months ago

What about Kird Ape ? Horned Kavu might be decent as well.

hungry000 on Stompy hub?

2 months ago

Rather than dropping 'titanic creatures', I would say zoo is more about flooding the board with low cmc creatures; cards like Goblin Guide , Kird Ape , Wild Nacatl , etc. The modern Naya Zoo decks that were a thing a while ago are an example.

Bigger creatures like the ones you listed are too big (cmc-wise) to be part of a zoo deck; a deck playing those would be considered a ramp/stompy deck by most people. GR Dinos in standard is an example of that. In fact, it's better to say that zoo is a branch of stompy, as the tag stompy can apply to all zoo decks but not all stompy decks are zoo decks. And, as Grixis776 said, the name 'zoo' was a originally nickname created to describe aggro decks that played creatures that were animals ( Kird Ape , Wild Nacatl ).

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