Otepec Huntmaster

Otepec Huntmaster

Creature — Human Shaman

Dinosaur spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.

T: Target Dinosaur gains haste until end of turn.

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Otepec Huntmaster Discussion

multimedia on Dino Deck

2 weeks ago

Hey, nice first Dino deck on a low budget, but this isn't Standard. In the deck editor if you change the format of your deck to casual then all the cards will not show up red. I don't think you need white since on low budget all white is doing is making the manabase worse. Two color Gruul (red and green) will simplify your overall deck especially the manabase with mostly basic Forests and basic Mountains.

Some advice for when deck building for a 60 card deck is increase the consistently of drawing the good cards you want to draw more than others. This is done by playing more 4 ofs (4x of a card) then 1 ofs or 2 ofs (1x or 2x of card). Build a core of cards that if you got the perfect hand could be cast one after another which is called a curve. Here's an example on a low budget:

The idea with this curve is to cast Dinos quicker such as 4 CMC 5/4 Shifting Ceratops turn three or 5 CMC 6/6 Quartzwood Crasher turn four. Quartzwood is a powerful Dino who creates just as powerful Dino tokens and this effect is repeatable as long as creatures you control with trample do combat damage to your opponent. Shifting can give itself trample for one mana.

With Dinos ramp is important to cast early therefore make a couple of 1-2 CMC cards that ramp 4 ofs such as Otepec Huntmaster and Drover of the Mighty to have a better chance of having one of these in your opening hand. Huntmaster has the advantage especially with Quartzwood of giving a Dino haste while also reducing the Dino's mana cost.

Good luck with your deck.

PeriodicalFits on Prehistoric Annihilation

1 year ago

it may not be the best thing if EVERY creature is a dinosaur, because you may want some support if you arent attacking with your commander to get more dinos out. And you may want some stuff to play before you get the 8 mana out to cast your commander. If you want to add some support to your dino bois, it may be nice for you to add Atzocan Seer as some nice graveyard shenanigans and extra mana ramp. Or check out Forerunner of the Empire as a way to get your enrage abilities on top of your AEther Flash. As a way to not 'need' as much mana ramp,you could throw in Kinjalli's Caller for a turn one cost reduction. Or Otepec Huntmaster as an additional cost reduction on turn 2 (theoretically). Get mana ramp from creatures, not just sorceries or mana rocks.

multimedia on Dig Up Her Bones

1 year ago

Hey, good budget version of Gishath.

Congregation at Dawn ($2 at CardKingdom) and Mwonvuli Beast Tracker can search for Dinos/Dino and put them/it on top of your library before you attack with Gishath making sure that you cheat a Dino/Dinos onto the battlefield with the attack. Tracker can get any Dino who has trample and there's quite a few including Quartzwood. Shared Summons can get any two creatures into your hand which includes Forerunner and an enrage Dino.

Garruk's Uprising is a good repeatable draw and trample source with Dinos. Getting both these abilities from a three drop enchantment is helpful especially with Quartzwood. Rhythm of the Wild makes Gishath uncounterable as well as a haste enabler for other Dinos or a +1/+1 counter source to help against Marauding/Forerunner's damage to a creature. Jeska's Will can make ramp to cast a fast Gishath for as low as five mana. Make seven or more red mana with Will then add any one white mana and any one green mana.

Otepec Huntmaster as a ramp source is better than Kinjalli's Caller because Huntmaster is also a haste enabler for a Dino and rarely will you have white mana turn one to cast Caller. Apex Altisaur is a big Dino who's an upgrade for Burning Sun's Avatar repeatable fight with enrage and it fights an opponent's creature when it ETB.

Cinder Glade and Canopy Vista would help color fixing because then Farseek, Skyshroud Claim, Mountain Valley can search for a dual land and Battle lands have interaction with lots of basic lands. Path of Ancestry is a good budget Rainbow land for tribal since repeatable scry is helpful. Mosswort Bridge's hideaway can easily be triggered with Dinos. Some other budget lands are Battlefield Forge, Naya Panorama, Ash Barrens.

Cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

MrBoombastic on

1 year ago

You're totally right mate. That came out worse than intended. Sorry.

Let me start over:

Love the dinos, love the name.

A few things to consider:

  • For competitive play, decks like this want a strong and efficient curve. For most decks, that usually means to lower the curve. Yours starts at 5, which is too slow in many cases. Even with some ramp and removal. Some good options could be Ripjaw Raptor and Marauding Raptor - this is obviously best with Enrage creatures, but definitely outshines Otepec Huntmaster at that point. Regisaur Alpha and Ghalta, Primal Hunger are also great cards, that happen to follow your trample theme. Both should be stronger than Yidaro, Wandering Monster and Zilortha, Strength Incarnate. The latter doesn't really synergize with anything in the deck.

  • You've gone hard on the spot removal to make up for the curve. Going one for one doesn't always cut it though, when you have no early pressure or card advantage. You'll run out of juice or just get outclassed. I'm a greedy guy myself, but I've run into that same problem myself several times before.

  • I think Commune with Dinosaurs is a must in dino tribal. It just adds some good consistency + it lets you play fewer lands without fear of mana screw. 4 copies + 22-23 lands should be enough, depending on your curve.

  • Charging Tuskodon is a decent limited card, but I wouldn't play it in a competitive deck. It doesn't do enough for the cost. The sideboarded Shifting Ceratops is a lot stronger.

I'm not saying to build exactly like in this video, but she goes more in detail about deckbuilding and card choices in the first 5 minutes, so it might be of help -

Hope that helps. Good luck!


1 year ago

Great list! Always nice to see another Pioneer Dino fan.

While not exactly what I prefer, Dinosaur Hub/Primer is a little different in that I don’t use mana dorks. I think either way has pro and cons but one with dorks is certainly explosive.

Have you tried Flame Sweep and/or Ranging Raptors in any capacity?

Otepec Huntmaster is a little too important IMO so I keep him at 4. Still possible to get that Turn 4 Hasty Ghalta, Primal Hunger and actually a Turn 3 Hasty if using the mana dorks.

Ghalta is sometimes win-more but I don’t feel that way since she often comes out so fast. I like 3+ to really make sure I get it if that’s a big part of the game plan. She’ll certainly eat removal so following up with a second (at hopefully) is quite demoralizing.

drummerboy22 on Dinosaur Hub/Primer

1 year ago

Also, you're extremely close to having Kaheera, the Orphanguard as a companion. Cutting Otepec Huntmaster would be unfortunate, but is it worth it for having +1 cards in your hand every game?

I have Kaheera as my Cats companion, and it's been incredible.

Profet93 on Etali Primal STorm

1 year ago

Otepec Huntmaster is the card!

Maybe Sandstone Oracle

You have no enchantment removal, maybe add a Blast Zone?

Dragon Breath?

I would say OG Ugin, as its saved my ass in mono red when shit goes south, as shit eventually does and you need a reset button. Plus it gets rid of enchantments. You have no wipes so I thought it was something to note.

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