Rancor

Rancor

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 and has trample.

When this is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return this to its owner's hand.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Rancor Discussion

StoryArcher on Lighting-fast Mono-Green Infect

4 weeks ago

The whole point of Infect is to be stupidly, ridiculously fast. This deck is an attempt to lean hard into that fact.

The first step is creating a legitimate Turn 2 win opportunity, specifically the one created by Scale Up.

Turn 1: Forest + Glistener Elf

Turn 2: Scale Up + any combination of buffs equal to +4 Power.

I'm currently trying to decide on the right mix of Rancor and Scale Up - Rancor helps get that damage past early chump blockers, but Scale Up is key to the turn 2 win. Removing Canopy Cover (see below) puts more pressure on the Rancors to help me with evasion.

Exalted triggers continue to add value even in a mono-colored deck (especially with the introduction of Ignoble Hierarch). Including so many mana dorks and going with a mono-colored deck allows me the luxury of going lighter on colored mana-producing lands and I tuck in a Karn's Bastion to help get the occasional stall over the hump.

Any thoughts, suggestions or questions are welcome - particularly with regards to side-boarding in the current environment.


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cyeRunner on BG Infect

1 month ago

Welcome to the Infect-Team :)

The Deck that top 8'd was targeting certain matchups anticipated at the event as you can see in the sideboard, so maybe you might not do as well with the list at your local meta:
7x Graveyard-hate, 7x Artifact- & Entchantment-hate in the Sideboard against Hammertime, Affinity, Amulet Titan and Chalice of the Void with 1 Counter. Ashiok, Dream Render is also good against Titan, but there is no Creature Removal and Lifegain against Burn is missing.

Abrupt Decay vs. Assassin's Trophy: Giving your Opponnent a land-card is currently a huge disadvantage so I would not play too many Trophy's or only in certain Matchups. Decay is a good card, it hits most of the stuff you need to hit, including Wrenn and Six, but excluding Urza's Saga which leads us to ..

Gemrazer! This card has some big advantages over other Disenchant-Effects. Sideboard cards can sometimes be "dead draws", meaning the situation you brought them in has not occoured, so the sideboard card is useless in your hand. Gemrazer can still be played as a Rancor-like effect: "Give your Creatures +3/+3 and trample" for 3 mana is quite good even if you don't use the "Destroy artifact or enchantment"-effect. If you get both you 2for1 your opponent. Also it hits Urza's Saga. Even in the worst case it's a 4-Mana 4/4.

For removal Fatal Push is currently sufficient in my opinion, but I recommend having a sideboard removal-card against bigger creatures like Murktide Regent, Serra's Emissary or Archon of Cruelty.

Generally speaking about Thoughtseize: the obvious reason to run it is to disrupt your opponents hand, but the not so obvious reason is that you are more likely to have something to do on turn 1. 8x 1-drops (Hierarchs and G-Elf) are sometimes not enough to consistently draw one in your opening 7 cards. There were times before Ignoble Hierarch where UG-Infect would run a single Birds of Paradise for more consistent draws. If you have a lot of burn/aggro decks in your local meta swap it for Inquisition of Kozilek.

Phyrexian Crusader is currently a powerhouse since most removal is red or white in the current meta. You are right: Blighted Agent is a lot better than Plague Stinger with a lot of fliers flying around, but the 3 color manabase is just superhard to play.

My prefered budget Replacement for Endurance is Nihil Spellbomb since it can draw you cards. (The effect even triggers if your opponent wants to destroy it)

I am playing BG Infect for ~2,5 years now, if you are interested here is my list: Nobody expects the Kozileks Inqusition - BG Infect

Epicurus on Power-4 Stompy Growth

2 months ago

I'm going to differ from the previous comment by suggesting that your mana curve is way too high. Honestly, I think that you need some low-cost stuff in there to keep you alive in the early game and maybe deal some damage well before you need 5 mana to cast anything.

Cards you might consider:

Obviously, you wouldn't be able to add all of these without overhauling the entire deck, but it gives you something to think about.

Cards that you might consider cutting to make room for some of this:

And then perhaps reduce the number of Gnarlback Rhino, Garruk's Uprising and Season of Growth to 2 each.

Just my thoughts. Cheers!

Gameover209X on Fangor Werewolf Aggro

2 months ago

Hey been following your deck for years. WW is the tribe that got me into magic and after a few year hiatus im back for this set to upgrade my own ww deck haha.

I see you axed Mayor of Avabruck  Flip to go full agro haha. one thought Ive had is to do that and make a midrange deck as Tovolar, Dire Overlord  Flip seems to allow us to extend the game with the draw. How has cutting the mayor been going for you?

Also, I know Rancor is a tank but have you considered Madcap Skills in its place?

Good work with the ww's and cheers.

Flx35 on Hail Hydra - Tribal EDH [Gargos - Primer]

2 months ago

Hi EVENcast!

Thanks for the suggestion! I kind of forgot about this card (Branching Evolution) since it was released with Jumpstart at an absurd price, but now that the supply meets the demand that card is actually pretty good for the deck. I might consider it for the next upgrade, I still need to play the deck more with the recent card I've added before making a swap. But if I had thought of it during my last upgrade of the deck I would have probably replaced Unbound Flourishing with Branching Evolution.


To answer your question about those 3 cards and why I removed them from my deck:

Unbound Flourishing

Don't get me wrong, this card is powerful and has a sweet art. I love it, or rather I loved it. This card is good with X spells and X abilities, but the more I upgraded this deck the less card I had that could work with it. I hold on to that card as much as I could, but after a few games I found out that it was most of the time a dead draw because I either didn't have any spell or abilities that worked with it or had already cast them... I was sad when I removed it from my deck, but it is for the better. I still want to build a deck where this card could really shine.

For example, right now in my deck, it can only work for 12 Hydras. Two of them are for Monstruous abilities that don't even work when copied and for no spells at all. So in the end, only 10 cards work with this and the second ability of the card will never be used. Too little chance of being used is what made me decide to cut it.

Zendikar Resurgent

This is also a cool card, but the CMC/MV is too high in my opinion. This card comes up too late in the game when I have already cast a bunch of Hydras so both effects become a little bit useless. I found out that I preferred cards with smaller CMC/MV that draw me cards like Elemental Bond and Garruk's Uprising rather than this one because those keep me going during the game, transforming my creatures into cantrips really early on. The mana doubling aspect is pretty good too, but I can ramp so easily that I don't need that much many at any time so I didn't feel it had any impact on there too. Also, it is a big magnet for removal so spending 7 mana for nothing always feels bad when it gets removed before you can even use it.

Nylea, God of the Hunt

This deck needs evasion in the form of Trample or being unblockable. I did cut Nylea, God of the Hunt, but I'm thinking of putting her back in just because of Ohran Frostfang and how Trample and Deathtouch work together. She was doing fine in the deck, I just found that sometimes she feels like a dead draw when you have other Trample enablers already in place and I never found myself using her ability that much. But I did like the fact that she was Indestructible.

Right those are the cards I'm using to give Trample to my creatures:

And those are the cards to make my big Hydras unblockable:

  • Glaring Spotlight > because it can allow me to fight my opponents' creatures even if they have protection on them and protect my board or allow for a final swing (or sometimes just a "player removal" swing).

  • Bellowing tanglewurm > because I just love it and found it really useful, but if your meta is full of green decks, maybe not a good idea for you. But could probably be the one to be cut if I bring Nylea, God of the Hunt back.

And that is all!

Thanks again for your comments I greatly appreciate it and I'll go take a look at your own Gargos list too soon!

multimedia on Tavusa

2 months ago

Hey, welcome to TappedOut. Good start and version of Tuvasa, nice Sylvan Library.

You're deck doesn't have a Commander yet. In the deck editor add the CMDR tag to Tuvasa the Sunlit text.

1x Tuvasa the Sunlit *CMDR*

When you save and return to the deck Tuvasa will be the Commander, in it's own category and have a card image.


Ethereal Armor, Aqueous Form, Flickering Ward, Rancor are some one drop auras to consider adding. Ward is nice because you can bounce it to cast again and the color protection you choose doesn't cause auras of that color that are enchanted to the creature to be destroyed. That's an errata that's been made to original printing of the card. Sigarda's Aid is another powerful one drop enchantment that gives auras flash; very good with Flickering Ward. Shield of the Oversoul, Steel of the Godhead and Favor of the Overbeing are more auras to consider adding since they give Tuvasa +2/+2 and two other abilities, one is evasion.

Setessan Champion is a good Enchantress because it grows in power and also triggers not on cast, but when an enchantment you control ETB. Grasp of Fate is powerful removal in multiplayer Commander; a supercharged Oblivion Ring. Robe of Stars phases and phasing is powerful with auras because when you phase out auras they return attached to the creature unaffected when they phase back in at your next untap step. Robe can be repeatable protection from anything for Tuvasa and all auras that are attached to her.


Some changes to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

wallisface on mono green beatdown

3 months ago

Some thoughts:

  • mono green stompy wants to come out fast, and come out swinging. My main concern is that your deck is quite slow & clumsy, with lots of mana dorks and lots of very-high-costing cards which are going to gum up your hand.

  • Some cards, like Colossal Dreadmaw, are just bad. Regardless of how casual you’re playing, this card is never worth it.

  • I would suggest ditching all 12 of your mana dorks, as well as Dreadmaw, to get some more aggressive low cmc creatures into the deck. I would also suggest dropping Stonecoil Serpent (it’s not great for stompy/aggro), and limit yourself to no-more than 2-copies each of Ghalta, Primal Hunger and Khalni Hydra (drawing multiple will make for bad, hard to play hands)

  • Creatures you should consider replacing the above with include: Avatar of the Resolute, Barkhide Troll, Experiment One, Pelt Collector, Steel Leaf Champion, Strangleroot Geist, and Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig

  • Overwhelming Stampede is too slow a card, and often overkill. I would suggest running Aspect of Hydra instead, as it can get you wins much, much faster, and more reliably. You should also consider Rancor as another noncreature option.

  • Stompy/aggro has no real reason to run Utopia Sprawl imo. Also, 24 lands feels very excessive. Most mono-green stompy decks are generally looking to run around 18 (maybe 20 at a push).

There are a lot of existing decks built in modern for mono-green-stompy, including budget-builds. Have a google of “modern mono green stompy” should yield a ton of results to help you with your brew

LynxGoddess on Mighty Morphin' Aura Rangers Battlecruiser

3 months ago

Cool concept! It's clear you're telling a story with your deck and I think you've done really well in representing it through your card choices. I'm not to familiar with the Power Rangers myself, so I'll give some advice but I'll also expect you to only listen to what makes sense to you! ;)

Your plan seems to be to get Siona on the table and start playing big auras to suit up several creatures and make them scary threats - fitting the theme you're going for. That's gonna be pretty hard and costly in many games since you will need to spend a lot of mana to play these auras and won't have much resources (mana, cards, protective spells) to keep your rangers alive, while those rangers dying to a kill spell will cost you several cards if you've played the auras on them. I'd look on a few options to give your rangers more chances to shine.

  1. Cheaper auras that you can play earlier. They will not have as much of an impact, but they will give you everything you need most of the time and will do so many turns earlier. (Angelic Gift, Alpha Authority, Daybreak Coronet, Gryff's Boon, Bonds of Faith etc.)
  2. Auras that don't lose you resources. By drawing a card on entering the battlefield, letting your creature draw cards or returning from the graveyard you can keep your momentum goingeven if a ranger bites it (this also makes it less attractive to kill them in the first place). (Rune of Might, Rancor, Conviction, Keen Sense etc.)
  3. Introducing more interaction, mainly in the form of protection. (Veil of Summer, Heroic Intervention, Rootborn Defenses etc.)

Perhaps losing the bigger spells would feel like the deck loses its identity - and then they should stay in. But if it feels like they arrive too late or get stuck in your hand, then maybe the card in your hand should be some other card that does more for you when you need it? Try things out and see what sticks, perhaps something I said has caught your eye! :D

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