Ogre Battledriver

Ogre Battledriver

Creature — Ogre Warrior

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, that creature gets +2/+0 and gains haste until end of turn. (It can attack and this turn.)

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Format Legality
Casual Legal
Modern Legal
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Legacy Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal

Ogre Battledriver occurrence in decks from the last year

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Ogre Battledriver Discussion

VaneRaklan on Flying Snakes of Fortune

1 month ago

Main Notes

I think you should replace Plasm Capture with Rapid Hybridization or Pongify because holding up 4 mana for a counter is rough but holding (or using) 1 mana to get rid of a boi is a lot easier

I think you should take out Dictate of Kruphix and Rites of Flourishing and slot in something else, like board wipe protection or another wheel.

I feel like unless you are confident that you are going to maintain a hand of more than 7 then maybe consider swapping out Spellbook might be a good idea

Not sure how useful Patron of the Orochi will be especially being at such a high cmc

Reforge the Soul only triggers the miracle cost if it is the card you draw for turn so you would have to pay the full CMC if you drew into it from a wheel. Thus, could save a few bucks by swapping it out for a different wheel card.

Nadir Kraken might not pull that much weight since you're theoretically going to be creating a ton of snakes and drawing a bunch of cards. Plus I'm not sure if you'll end up wanting to spend the mana to add the +1 counter and make a tentacle

Fun synergy

Bag of Holding $0.35 instead of losing all of your cards to wheels, you can actually get them back later lol

Second Harvest $1.29 2GG to double all your creature tokens... could be useful? could also just do with another wheel lol

Soul of New Phyrexia $4 Might be a lot of mana to run but if you have ashnod's alter out then you should have no issue sacking three tokens to give everything indestructible. Just one more board wipe protection

Haste Givers

Rhythm of the Wild $3 can either give them haste or make them a lil bit bigger

Ogre Battledriver $0.6 buffs snakes upon ETB and gives them haste; if this is already out and you wheel...OOF

Horizon Chimera $0.25 padding your life total isn't a bad idea; granted you are likely going to be aggressive affff

More Wheels

Molten Psyche $4

Whirlpool Warrior $4

Geier Reach Sanitarium $2.5 Might not be worth it but having a little something-something on a land is hard to deal with and could help in a pinch

Dragon Mage $0.25

Prosperity $1.5

Minds Aglow $2.5

Khorvath's Fury $3

Burning Inquiry $1 One red mana to get 9 snake bois and might get some good stuff out of someone else's hand

Game Plan $0.39 Heftier side of things at 6 CMC but everyone draws 7 instead of perhaps the same amount they discarded. Plus everyone refills their library so any graveyard shenanigans gets shut down and you don't risk milling yourself for a little bit longer

Mercy_Mirror on Dinosaur Rampage

1 month ago

Polyraptor is really great to combo with Forerunner of the Empire. You can make infinite Polyraptor copies (some will die though) that leads to "infinite" damage with cards like Warstorm Surge or Impact Tremors (Forerunner can even fetch that Polyraptor from your deck for you). Regisaur Alpha gives you a free dino token and also gives all your other dinos haste. Ogre Battledriver may not be a dino, but giving +2/+0 and haste to your dinos is always nice. Just a few suggestions.

Sultai_Sir on Best Creatures to Copy?

1 month ago

I am doubling my mana with cards like Nyxbloom Ancient and Zhur-Taa Ancient, and doubling up on ramp spells like Harrow (4 untapped lands!), Wood Elves and Tempt with Discovery. Most of my targets to copy are four mana, like Ogre Battledriver and Biowaste Blob, but I'll cut most of the top-end cards. Thanks for the advice!

unwucht on GoGo Goblins Saltinator!

3 months ago

quite a decent Krenko build! +1 As you already have Magewright's Stone in your list and go untap effects you might also consider Illusionist's Bracers.

With Thornbite Staff you might want additional ways to kill your own 1/1s at instant speed to go infinite. Ashnod's Altar and Goblin Sharpshooter are two possible means to do so.

Fiery Emancipation is a sweet damage increase. However, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell is way cheaper to cast (on the downside of being easier to be removed) and fits close to the same purpose.

Also, you might want additional haste enablers. I recommended Ogre Battledriver in addition to the already implemented Fervor. You are in red and probably will not be able to tutor for them reliably. So put in more. :)

Feel free to have a look at my own Krenko build Krenko Token Spam

Lokotor on Marchesa, Karate Chop Surprise!

4 months ago

your average mana costs seem a bit high. you have 13 CMC 5+ creatures. that's over 1/3 of your creatures and definitely way too many considering you only run 35 lands and maybe 6 mana ramp effects.

i don't think you need haste enablers all that much personally, but between Crashing Drawbridge Ogre Battledriver and Urabrask the Hidden i'd cut urabrask and probably the drawbridge even since it can't attack.

i know you're running Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Rune-Scarred Demon as tutors, but consider that since they're so expensive that you can't really play them AND sneak attack etc. in a turn. you really want tutors to be as cheap as possible.

consider adding Scroll of Fate as another way to cheat things in.

you may also like this primer for some ideas

Coward_Token on Alena & Thrasios | Openers of the void

4 months ago

Oh and I dunno if it can be abused but AFAIK you're allowed to pump creatures that ETB'd on the current turn before you tap Alena, Kessig Trapper for mana. Ogre Battledriver?

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