Creature — Minotaur Shaman
Other Minotaur creatures you control get +1/+1 and have trample.
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Rageblood Shaman Discussion
1 month ago
Essentially, you make your own deck.
Then you make a Horde deck. Usually tribal. Often you'll want base creatures without activated abilities, though ETB and trigger are fine. You'll also want creature tokens.
During the Hordes turn, reveal cards until you reveal a non-token card. All must be permanents.
All permanents go into the battlefield, then the Horde attacks.
Some players give all creatures haste, some give only tokens haste. Either way, all viable attackers attack at once - and the player (you), not Planeswalkers.
Your goal is to outsmart the Horde, which is basically your opponent.
Any damage dealt to the Horde results in mill. The Horde has no life total.
You deal 12 damage, they mill 12 cards.
You win when the Horde library is reduced to zero, AND the Horde controls no creatures.
It's extremely difficult. If the first turn of the game the Horde reveals 7x 2/2 Zombie tokens before revealing a single Gravecrawler, all 8 enter the battlefield. That means if they all have haste, it swung for 16 damage T1. If not, 16 damage T2.
You are the "Survivor", and it works best with 4+ players. Generally Survivors get 3 back-to-back turns to build a boardstate. The Horde begins it's first turn on two conditions:
- 1.) All three starting turns have finished.
- 2.) A Survivor attacks or targets the Horde.
It plays like Archenemy: All Survivors share a turn and information, then it changes to the Horde's turn.
Players start at 20 life but that feels low to me. I like 30.
2 months ago
Fanatic of Mogis and the token both have the ETB of dealing damage equal to my devotion to red, but will the Echoes token and original Fanatic see each other as they ETB, therefore both seeing a devotion of 4? (2 from Echoes, 1 for each Fanatic)
Does the original Fanatic enter first, its ETB + Molten Echoes trigger, then the token ETB and triggers? (Meaning the original Fanatic trigger sees 3 and the token sees 4)
2) Then to make things more complicated (just to clarify this whole thread), if I used Deathbellow War Cry to bring out 4 cards, lets say Fanatic of Mogis, Neheb, the Eternal, Kragma Warcaller, and Rageblood Shaman
Would the 4 originals plus 4 tokens enter at the same with 2 huge Fanatic of Mogis triggers
If I'm completely wrong in both circumstances then please explain further below if you can and I apologise for the lengthy question.
4 months ago
Thanks for the comments :)
I've really been wanting a Minotaur Tribal EDH deck, but as of now there isn't anything really solid that can be built. Great tribal synergy, but it works far better in a format like Modern where you can have copies of cards such as Rageblood Shaman and Felhide Petrifier.
I've been dabbling with the idea of merely "creating" my own precons. Probably 90 - 93 card decks with 7 - 9 custom cards to really tie things together, such as Rageblood Spiritcaller and Felhide Deathbinder.
Probably nobody would be okay with playing against an EDH deck that runs custom cards though, which is why I put next to zero effort in actually making it. :/ Oh well.
If I did though, it'd be Rakdos Midrange with a light graveyard synergy theme, such as Cycling / Eternalize / Aftermath. That's really the only way Midrange is viable in EDH, since you need to have each card be playable at least twice to keep up with the concentration of spells you're up against.
7 months ago
Guess I'll kick things off, unless I get ninja'd lol.
Favorite Formats: Modern, EDH, trying to get into Pauper, Two-headed Giant. I also have a strong passion for Oathbreaker and Archenemy, despite not being "official formats". Out of all of them, I'd say Oathbreaker is perhaps my favorite with Archenemy being my second favorite.
Favorite Deck: Oh man, there's too many to choose from. I'd have to say my #1 favorite deck in Modern is my Rakdos Minotaur deck. It's lost to the aether somewhere on this site, but it's a Midrange Minotaur Tribal deck jam-packed with like ~18 instant-speed removal spells. Believe it or not, I went up against a tournament winning Elf deck and smashed it to pieces. My opponent made the fatal flaw of sinking everything he had into Ezuri, Renegade Leader. After he tapped everything and put it all on the stack, I came in with a Terminate and killed it. With nothing but some 1/1s and 2/2s on the field, he reluctantly passed. I had only four Minotaur on the field against an army of Elves. I had Rageblood Shaman, Felhide Petrifier, Neheb, the Worthy and Kragma Warcaller. This looks like it's merely 8 power on the field, but with all abilities adding up it's actually a total of 27 power. With Trample. And Deathtouch. And First strike. And Haste. So, he obviously did not block nearly enough and I won. Even if he had, I have Savage Beating in the deck for a reason ;).
As for EDH, my current favorite deck is my Lathliss' Brood deck. This thing is just a powerhouse of fun. The deck's description needs to be updated, but as of now the deck list itself is complete. I find it works very well the way it is. And yes, it can win on turn 6. Not take out one opponent. I mean take out all three of them, on turn 6.
As for Oathbreaker, by large my favorite deck is my exceptionally broken Kiora's Eternity - Dual Infinity, and Beyond!!. Being able to literally produce both infinite mana and infinite turns, on turn 4, is astounding. I'll need to fit Nyxbloom Ancient into the mix now ;) Because if you're going to Min-Max a deck, you gotta do it properly ;D
Favorite Color: - It's fast, it's powerful, and it doesn't care about you or your feelings. Second is green, followed by black, than white, than blue. Sorry blue players, but I don't have the time nor the patience to be responsive. If I am sitting there with zero cards in my hand and everything is turned sideways, I'm a very happy Timmy. :3
Favorite Guild: RAKDOS - also Gruul. If I am feeling midrangey, I play Rakdos. If I'm feeling stompy, I play Gruul. Oddly enough I have a very strong affinity for Orzhov. I think it's just a nice step into a different style. I love playing with life totals and all. Again, zero love for blue. Sowwie not sowwie.
Favorite Shard: Okay, so you're going to hate me for saying this but it's... Esper. I KNOW RIGHT?! For some reason, I absolutely LOVE how Esper playes. It's... I don't know. I think it's because since I am pulled into three colors, I need to manage resources better. I can't dedicate an entire deck to just smashing face or blowing stuff up. I could, but I think that having a third color pushes me out of my comfort zone and I find genuine solace in Esper's manipulation of the entire game. I know, it's very weird. This is the one and only time I play blue. Sometimes I'll try for something like Izzet or Temur, but the only one I find comes natural is Esper.
Favorite Wedge: I've always held a strong passion for Mardu, but I can never seem to make it work. One of these days I will, and it'll be my next passion project. Until then, Mardu, you're a love on the other side of the world. I think what I love the most about Mardu is, as weird as it will sound, it's not Jund. You'd think Jund is just Rakdos and Gruul combined, but in reality the way it plays, it's more Golgari and Gruul combined. I'm not really into graveyard interactions, and so I feel I can't play Jund properly. I always feel out of my element stepping into a Jund deck. But Mardu is so straight forward; Turn sideways and wrath.
Card that best represents you: I think, out of all of Magic, there is one card that truly sings to me and it's Xenagos, the Reveler. First of all, I love Planeswalkers. Secondly, I love Gruul. Thirdly, I love Theros. But also the abilities. +1 for stupid amounts of mana to sink into stupid amounts of spells and abilities? Thank you yes please. Then a free hasty boi for 0? Sure why the heck not?? That last -7 is great, too! It's effectively See the Unwritten on a stick but better! :D
Hobbies Outside of Magic: Work. Work. Work. Play with my cat. Sleep. Also work. I work a lot. I just accepted a position as a production supervisor for a company coming to America. I can't get into specifics here, but effectively what's going on is this is a Danish company that has been in business for 30+ years. They are opening up shop in America and built their very first plant last year in the town next to mine. They are in the process of building an entire nation-wide Division, and have asked me to be a production supervisor. I'm 30 years old. So if I work toward retirement goals, that's 35+ years with this company, literally on the ground floor of aggressive expansion. Nowhere to go but up.
Tell us about your life outside of TappedOut: As I just stated, I work a lot of hours. Currently about 50 - 60 a week. Thank God I'm hourly, right?? Haha but joking aside, I also support my disabled mother. My dad passed in 2007, we lost our house in the crash of 2008, and my mom was diagnosed with Lupus in 2010. Lupus is a disease where your immune system attacks your body. It starts with your joints, but it spreads to organs and the nervous system. Unfortunately there is no cure that we know of today. The best course is to put her on medication to suppress the immune system, which means she is constantly sick and battling illness. She almost passed away in 2017 when a simple head cold turned into bronchitis and then pneumonia. The virus moved into her kidneys where it caused massive damage and shut them down. She was in the ICU for literally a full three weeks, and her vitals crashed twice. She is doing much better now, but unfortunately Lupus will only make her health worse. It's sort of like Hospice. The unfortunate reality is that if she doesn't pass from something in the meantime, such as a car accident, Lupus will take her life. It may be 10 or 20 years from now, but it will happen. I believe she has started the early stages of alzheimer's / dementia as it spreads to and attacks her brain. She will "remember" conversations that never happened, she will forget things almost immediately, and she will hear sounds or see flashes of light that aren't there. She is 54 years old. So, the vast majority of my life is going to work, then coming home to take care of her. I was at Walgreens buying her medication when I posted this thread, and now I'm at home about to start cleaning as I type this reply. Such is my life.
How did you come up with your username? I actually had an account before this one, under the username MinotaurtheMatador, named after my favorite tribe; Minotaurs. I made a second account named Catalog9000, which I used as an online database for the cards I had. As my collection grew, the whole "cataloging" thing came harder to do and I consolidated both accounts into one. Once I upgraded, I switched to TypicalTimmy, because that's who I am as a player. I get excited over big stupid cards and I love to play big stupid creatures. You know how Pelakka Wurm was a pushed bulk rare in Core 2019 and everyone hated it? I ran a playset of it in two different decks. ;)
What first appealed to you about Magic? I'm honestly not sure. I actually hated Magic at first. Thought it was a stupid waste of time. Then again, I was an edgelord in high school, so go figure. What appeals to me now is the creative force behind deck building. I love the challenge of taking cards nobody uses and making it work. So yes, I play fringe decks. I love that this actually equates to an edge, because nobody knows what your deck will do since nobody plays it lol.
Why is Magic important to you now? The game isn't so much as important to me as the community. I come onto TappedOut because it's like going onto Facebook. I have friends here, I can talk about cool ideas, I can express concerns, I can offer advice. I may not be the best user, nor the most experienced. Heck, I'm probably not even in the top half. But I play the game in a way others don't (fringe), which means I can see potential in cards that many others will overlook. It might not be the best advice, but it's certainly something many users have taken into consideration and used.
What are your thoughts on the current metagame (any format)? I haven't kept up with metas in so long that I can't even tell you, anymore. I'm sorry.
Are there any cards or strategies you feel overcentralize the metagame? Since I can't answer the prior, I can't answer this either. Again, I apologize.
How do you deal with a dominant new deck, card, and/or player in your pod? 3/3. Can't answer. Sowwie.
What is your approach to deckbuilding? For Modern, I look for about 3 - 5 cards that all interact extremely well together and run a gambit of 2 - 4 copies in a deck. Synergy above all else. In EDH, I look for up to three "types" of cards and comprise a list of around 20 of each, then hone from there. For example, in my Lathliss, Dragon Queen I have three basic functions: Ramp & cost reduction, Dragons, Burn. Each one works on their own, but they work together to create a tremendous force to reckon with. I use the Commander as a tool to kick the deck into overdrive, not as a crutch the deck must be centered around. If she's not out, it's okay I'm still pitching 4/4s and 5/5s with strong abilities and evasion in the air. If she is out, hot damn.
Share with us some of your favorite decks by others on TappedOut you feel are underappreciated/underrated. I'll have to get back to this, sorry.
Are there any future releases you’re looking forward to? Why or why not? IKORIA & THE COMMANDER SET
8 months ago
I'm sure they will, they were a big tribe in the original Theros block, with support like Rageblood Shaman , Ragemonger , and Kragma Warcaller , they've just never received the quality low CMC drops that an aggro-centric tribe needs to be legitimately competitive, with all the good minotaurs being 3+ CMC.
11 months ago
Braux, Deadgame's Champion
Legendary Creature - Minotaur Warrior
When Braux, Deadgame's Champion enters the battlefield you may have it fight any number of target creatures you don't control. If he survives, put two +1/+1 counters on it for each creature it destroyed.
"I've fell Angels, Sphinx, Demons, Dragons and Hydra. Take your shot."
I'd like to expand on him in here. See, there's a lot of anthems you have access to within Jund. Bad Moon , Creakwood Liege , Rageblood Shaman , Felhide Petrifier , Paragon of Eternal Wilds , Boartusk Liege , Ashenmoor Liege , Eldrazi Monument , etc. You can get him to insane levels of P/T. You also can make him Indestructible with spells such as Heroic Intervention or if you use Brass Squire to attach an artifact such as Darksteel Plate onto him in response to the Fight trigger. If nothing else, he's a supremely powerful boardwipe if you want to just pick off a bunch of things for or mana, which honestly isn't that bad. You maintain your own boardstate while destroying key pieces of everyone else's.
Since I sort of literally copy/pasta'd this, I'm reissuing the wildcard challenge.
1 year ago
you certainly don't want Anger of the Gods in a creature based deck. the only creatures here that even survive it are the ones that aren't even minotaurs. Rakdos's Return isn't very good either. 3 mana to make an opponent discard a card and take 1 damage is a horrible exchange. theres lots of better removal you could be using like Lightning Bolt , Terminate , Fatal Push , or Cast Down . you can upgrade your lands with fetchlands like Bloodstained Mire and checklands like Dragonskull Summit . Felhide Petrifier combos really well with Rageblood Shaman . if an attacking creature has both deathtouch and trample, you only need to assign 1 damage to each blocker before the rest can be
1 year ago
Creature - Minotaur Shaman
Other Minotaur creatures you control have Wither.
Rage is often as corrosive as it is violent.
Not good for Minotaur Tribal as creatures such as Felhide Petrifier and Rageblood Shaman are now out of luck since they aren't dealing in combat damage but rather -1/-1 counters, but hey I wanted more Minotaur Tribal. So, there ya go.
Make an artifact called Infinity Sphere