Savvy Hunter

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Savvy Hunter

Creature — Human Warrior

Whenever Savvy Hunter attacks or blocks, create a Food token. (It's an artifact with ", , Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

Sacrifice two Foods: Draw a card.

lagotripha on GB Hell's Kitchen ($30)

10 months ago

This list is great- there are a couple tweaks I'd consider - mainly be discard outlets to get unspellable name on the battlefield.

I've found Glaze Fiend to be an all-star in this kind of list. Its a big flier on any turn you are dropping a lot of artifacts, realling improving your clock.

Vivien's Arkbow is dirt cheap and gives the deck real reach - I'd consider it over salvage, as it serves much the same role, and plays almost identically to trail most of the time increasing reliability. Geier Reach Sanitarium is a solid utility land similarly- running 1 won't be a problem but I wouldn't go higher.

The high artifact counts available to lists like this make Darkmoss Bridge preferable to hollow, which also opens up Sojourner's Companion as fixing and Lifecraft Awakening for an indestructable beatstick.

I haven't managed to get Savvy Hunter to work in modern food lists, despite the obvious synergy. 3 mana is a lot.

lagotripha on Mono Green Manufacturing

1 year ago

Treasure Map  Flip is a solid value engine with synergies. Inspiring Statuary lets you cast some big spells, or small spells fast. Rampage of the Clans lets you turn a bunch of tokens into centaurs for beatdown. Grinding Station opens up synergies with your own graveyard while offering a backup wincon.

Splashing into more colours feels fairly low cost here between gilded goose and treasure tokens, even before looking at the MH2 legendaries. I'm talking options like Ravenous Squirrel , Disciple of the Vault and Savvy Hunter - things that love artifacts and can help smooth out the curve. Basically every colour has 1 or 2 drops that love artifacts - I'm most used to splashing black but there is something in all of them.

Sultai_Sir on

1 year ago

Hey man, love the deck! Some suggestions, thematic and otherwise:

Armix, Filigree Thrasher : Don't throw your food! But seriously, you should run this card. It comes down before Gyome, and you can swing on Turn five and just blow up your opponent's stuff.

Marionette Master : Probably the best wincon you could ask for.

Herald of Anguish : Big beater that can land on Turn 5.

Kuldotha Forgemaster : Tutor up whatever huge fattie you want each turn, which leads straight into my next pick...

Darksteel Forge : Great in any artifact deck.

Krark-Clan Ironworks : SO MUCH MANA

Honor Troll : TROLLS

Savvy Hunter : Om-nom-nom.

Hot Soup : Food.

Coward_Token on Strixhaven spoiler season

1 year ago

So the Witherbloom precon was so-so, IMO:

Gyome, Master Chef: I never voiced it but I predicted that the chef would be Witherbloom when I read Cram Session 's flavor text, woo. (Although I only just got the pun on that card, ironically.) Anyway, EDH tries to get caught up with the ELD Food theme, but the support is still kinda lackluster; mostly the card advantage from Savvy Hunter and Trail of Crumbs . (Can the fact that Foods are artifacts be abused in golgari?) But hey, an extra excuse for Cauldron Familiar loops in our format for the purpose of triggering people's PTSD.

Tivash, Gloom Summoner: Meh. I'm all for more Demonic presence but this seems pretty boring. Kinda like a token-producing Aetherflux Reservoir . (Also, he kinda looks like Urza, or the Raven Man.)

Yedora, Grave Gardener: Well, this is kind of an odd one. Seems more at home in the 99 than at the helm? Turns Kadena into an extra copy of Grim Haruspex . Not sure if there's a good way of abusing it. Turn random manifested cards into lands? Resurrect people with Worldgorger Dragon ?

Blossoming Bogbeast: Obvious Pathbreaker Ibex comparison; MV 1 cheaper

Marshland Bloodcaster: Fancy, but watch that MV. Ironically perhaps, itself benefits greatly from being cheated out.

Revival Experiment: One of the few sources of noncreature reanimation in these colors

Ezzaroot Channeler: Pretty much green Marshland Bloodcaster.

DemonDragonJ: Maybe the wanted to avoid having the infinitive combo with Dina, Soul Steeper from its sister set? WotC does seems to dislike EB tho, seeing as SB already got not one but two creature equivalents in Defiant Bloodlord and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose while EB got none.

Tzefick on Pattern Recognition #164 - A …

2 years ago

I'll partially agree with DeinoStinkus that this keyword doesn't seem necessary as a keyword. I mean down the line it's a net gain to refer to combat-specific triggers as a keyword, but unless it gets evergreen or evergreen-like, I don't see the point. It needs to be on the level of Landfall to make much sense.

I had a section about the dangers of a mechanic that shares a generic trigger but is bound to a certain function - like Duelist seems to be for the benefit of the Duelist creature or its controller, but there are creatures like Hamlet Captain and Savvy Hunter which doesn't seem to flavorfully fit the duelist function despite sharing its trigger.

Omnath, Locus of the Roil doesn't have landfall printed on it, but most will call it landfall when explaining it.

Another thing is; I absolutely have to disagree about the name. A duel emphasizes the combat between two individuals. Actually it goes as far as being an arranged fight between two individuals with matched weapons. If you include more people it is a skirmish or on a larger scale a battle. Additionally you want to reward attacks that doesn't necessarily have to be blocked, which doesn't result in a duel (or skirmish). This doesn't seem like a duelist perspective, unless you're figuring the attacking creature duels the player/planeswalker it attacks, who are helpless to actually defend themselves.

If it was me, I would focus on the act of taking action, because that is what this mechanic checks for. If your creature is engaged in combat, they are either attacking or blocking. If not, they are passive. From that place of logic, you could call it Initiative or Take Action. You could derive the name from a mindset or characteristic that thrives in combat/conflict, like Battlelust, Combatant, Fighter, Aggression (aggression seems more like an attacker but a defender can just as well be aggressive and seek out a fight).

Chaine351 on Garruk´s Hungry Wolves

2 years ago

Actually Savvy Hunter serves a few purposes in the deck: It smooths out the curve, creates food and it draws cards. I´ve played this deck for a long time now, and it is hands down one of the most valuable cards in the deck.

The deck honestly needs a high amount of food generation to keep it running smoothly, and while the Gilded Goose is a great generator, it gets hit by removal quite often, while people underestimate Savvy Hunter A LOT.

Also, when Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves hits the table, the deck has way more than enough removal. The sideboard has Conclave Tribunal for exile, and its a great card for this deck with the amount of tokens and creatures you usually end up with on the board.

wozislightning on Garruk´s Hungry Wolves

2 years ago

I like the deck. However, I would change out Savvy Hunter. The card doesn't seem to do enough, even with making the food (you already have goose if you need an engine, and it doesn't require you to attack or block with it). I would suggest more removal in it's place, be it Banishing Light, Mortify, or Oath of Kaya. Best of luck and happy brewing!

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