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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Dinosaur
Enrage — Whenever Ranging Raptors is dealt damage, you may search your library for a basic land card, put it into the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
1 month ago
Not much of a comment but here's some stuff to consider based on edhrec and my dragons deck. Once we playtest this a bit I'll have more for ya. Ancient Tomb Atzocan Seer Boseiju, Who Endures Chaos Warp Commune with Dinosaurs Congregation at Dawn Finale of Devastation Goring Ceratops Kodama's Reach Marauding Raptor Pyrohemia Ranging Raptors Return of the Wildspeaker Rhythm of the Wild Shadow in the Warp Temple of the False God The World Tree Trapjaw Tyrant Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth Elvish Mystic Fyndhorn Elves Llanowar Elves Realmwalker Selvala, Heart of the Wilds Shaman of Forgotten Ways Avacyn's Pilgrim
1 month ago
NonetheWeisser - I love the dinos. The Enrage is a really fun mechanic that is seriously underrated in my opinion.
You are not wrong that lowering the mana curve would be ideal but it is hard to. Dinos are just so BIG and EXPENSIVE! The amount of creatures that drop the cost of dinos mixed with the addition of 4xUtopia Sprawl does help get things out fast. An example of an ideal hand I have played would be:
I am pretty excited for the The Lost Caverns of Ixalan set to drop in 2023 to get some more dinos. Not to many in the tribe to choose from but very fun somewhat janky deck to play!
3 months ago
DinoBoyBen - Really like the deck list and the concept. I know you are going for a quick as possible Ghalta, Primal Hunger drop so this may be a mute point but looking at the deck, it looks very similar to my dino deck Spared No Expense!!! in terms of trying to accelerate to drop big dinos early. It may not be as good of a fit for your deck but I have had tons of success with Ranging Raptors in terms of adding extra lands. Might be worth a look instead of running some of the dorks but would also likely require you to tweak the deck a bit to hit Enrage consistently.
Anyways, cool idea and happy brewing!
3 months ago
Chain Reaction may be a slightly better boardwipe than Vanquish the Horde. There are a few enrage creatures that I can't see benefiting from it, like Siegehorn Ceratops or probably Bellowing Aegisaur, but some others definitely would like Ranging Raptors and Ripjaw Raptor. Just not sure if it's worth the higher (usually) cost.
Starstorm is another option that is really interesting, too, since you can A) use it at instant speed and B) possibly leave some of your giant creatures alive while getting rid of all your opponents' stuff. And cycling is always nice.
3 months ago
I'm guessing you usually kill creatures with Lighting Bolt, right? Flame Slash is a heavier hitter, but only hits creatures. I'm not sure what you should replace it with, but Frenzied Raptor doesn't look like a very good card, 4/2s don't last very long and 3 mana is a bunch to invest in something that won't be sticking around. Maybe you could try Ranging Raptors? it's Green, but it's also possibly going to ramp you, and 3 toughness can handle 2 power First Strikers. It would benefit from one of those ping effects obviously, as would your Mutant/Hatchling to make extra 3/3s. If you want a nice ping effect, I saw a deck using Forerunner of the Empire and Reckless Rage to help hit their own dinosaurs to trigger abilities. Now that I check, Rage is pretty expensive, probably outside your budget, so probably disregard that.
You might try a 1 or 2 of Return of the Wildspeaker, it can either buff your dinosaurs nicely or offer a nice new hand if you've played out a big Dino.
4 months ago
Mirrorweave on the sideboard for boardwipes with the Peddler/Staticaster combo? Also works pretty well with Primordial Hydra to make everything else 0/0 on resolve.
I doubt it would be reliable or worth it in the mainboard, but a possible sideboard addition for longer games or hexproof/indestructible enemies would be Silverclad Ferocidons.
4 months ago
DreadKhan - Ya, both of those two can be knockout punches with the right support around them but running 3xTrapjaw Tyrant feels excessive at times and same with 4xForerunner of the Empire. I will need to play around with that and see if I like Utopia Sprawl and if so, how many copies I feel like the deck needs...I am imagining like a turn 1 Utopia Sprawl, turn 2 Kinjalli's Caller and Marauding Raptor, followed by a Turn 3 enraged dino that has up to a CMC of 5...that is not shabby...
I have done alot of swapping things around over the last couple weeks for testing and you are right, I likely need to balance my lands again based on the cards I currently have or will add to it. With the shock, filter, fetch lands as well as Ranging Raptors I usually do not have issues getting the mana I need to cast what ever but there are times where I have a killer opening hand but I have the wrong color mana to cast everything within the first 3 turns :(
6 months ago
Nice dino deck! Honestly, part of me kind of hopes that they don't print newer and better dinosaurs in the future just because of how cool the ones we've got are. Ranging Raptors and Ripjaw Raptor are so good, and I really like your addition of Reckless Rage That's one I always wanted to try and it just never quite made the list, but I bet it can be nuts good.
One that I play in dinos is Ulvenwald Tracker to get another one drop and to have reusable fight effects. I know that it can be hard to find room for non dinos in there, but it's a very good one if you can find space for it.
But yep, I have a sans-red version if you ever want to check it out Dino Stomps To Value and it uses Tamiyo, Field Researcher to great effect and also Enter the Unknown which is one of my favorite ramp/scryish/pump cards. And Archangel Avacyn Flip as both a flash indestructable to go with enrage, but also when she flips and hits all creatures for enrage effects. Plus a big flash flier is just good : )
But it's just different. Your deck is definitely more synergistic in dinos, and I really like seeing the different takes on my all time favorite magic creatures. They are surprisingly versatile for big bitey lizards : ) Awesome list!