Strength of the Pack
Put two +1/+1 counters on each creature you control.
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Strength of the Pack Discussion
3 months ago
Trim lands down to 35. Drop the Abzan Banner , Ghalta, Primal Hunger , Crashing Drawbridge , Llanowar Elves , Quarry Hauler , Quirion Elves , Rampaging Baloths , Rubblehulk , Sporecrown Thallid , Volcanic Geyser , Rampant Growth , Strength of the Pack , Farseek and Life and Limb .
That leaves you with 45 mana / ramp cards out of 100. And 4 more left to cut.
4 months ago
Howdy! Gishath is a fun choice for dinosaur tribal, can't go too wrong!
In terms of general advice for cuts, I'd try to evaluate the cards in terms of if it wins the game or furthers your gameplan for the deck. For example, in your current decklist, Slayer's Cleaver doesn't seem to gel with either your ramp or dino matters themes, and it strikes me as a dead draw.
Also, while cool, Morophon, the Boundless unfortunately has the color identity of all 5 colors, so you can't "legally" run it with your current commander.
All in all though, I'd recommend focusing on cards that you enjoy playing, even if it's not "optimal!"
So with that out of the way, here are some cards I'd recommend cutting hahaha XD Frilled Deathspitter Thrash of Raptors Territorial Hammerskull Ravenous Daggertooth Frenzied Raptor Bonded Horncrest Rallying Roar Huatli's Spurring Slayer's Cleaver Overgrowth (There are cheaper cmc options that will both ramp AND color fix for you), Strength of the Pack .
Those are all cards that strike me as cool, but maybe worth cutting.
As for suggestions, Ikoria brought about a LOT of cool dinosaurs! Quartzwood Crasher can put in some work! I'd play Titanoth Rex over Ancient Brontodon as you can still cycle it for less mana, both are just big dumb creatures! It would take some cuts, but I've seen some people run Kaheera, the Orphanguard as a companion for your commander, so that could help you make some cuts as well? And for flavor Zilortha, Strength Incarnate is a flavor win!
I'd also recommend Kinjalli's Sunwing . It's a "hate dinosaur" that has evasion and can stall opponents enough that you can summon your big boy dinosaur! Speaking of, Apex Altisaur and Zacama, Primal Calamity are the biggest.
The thing I'd probably recommend adding over anything is Pyrohemia . It's a board wipe in a pinch (something that is needed to get to late game) and allows for some cheeky interactions that can be frustrating to deal with. It turns Siegehorn Ceratops Snapping Sailback and Bellowing Aegisaur into creatures that keep getting bigger or pump your entire team all while clearing the board for bigger attacks. Not to mention it also is a handy source for one ping damage for enrage triggers.
Hope these suggestions help! Happy hunting!
5 months ago
Hey there! I would swap out Vorstclaw for something more useful. Reclaim the Wastes might be a better substitute for Lay of the Land and Vastwood Surge for Strength of the Pack . Cultivate is also a nice card. Check out my Zilortha deck Strength Incarnate for more cards that might be useful.
10 months ago
You probably don't need Belligerent Brontodon, as in averaging out P/T of your creatures you don't gain much if anything with it. You'll also probably want to switch out Strength of the Pack with an Overrun variant, perhaps End-Raze Forerunners on a budget. And, finally, seconding the others--fewer lands, more ramp. That means Rampant Growth, Cultivate, Nature's Lore, Farseek, etc. Sol Ring and Command Tower are automatic includes in a Commander deck, as well. Good luck! Looks like a fun deck!
1 year ago
This is a good start! Here are a few suggestions.
Make sure you run 38 lands. You mana curve is pretty high and your commander is expensive so you want to be playing lands every turn.
Cards to remove: Altar of Dementia , Arcum's Astrolabe , Prying Blade , Ephemerate , Huatli's Spurring , Shake the Foundations , Fight with Fire , Strength of the Pack , Form of the Dinosaur , any of the weaker dinosaurs or non-dinosaur creatures.
2 years ago
Looks interesting. I wonder though if going for the little red is worth it or not. I'd be tempted to go just blue/green will be more versatile in getting the mana you need early game. With adding counters maybe consider Strength of the Pack and Biogenic Upgrade . I've been using them in a mono green ramping elf deck and they will can combine well to ramp tokens fast and then a killer blow with the Biogenic Upgrade
3 years ago
I kind of like the idea for Tilonalli's Summoner, but besides Shock, I do not see a place to put it in that is already not taken up by an Elf, and the deck does have plenty of mana sinks as it is.
I have been thinking about sideboarding Carnage Tyrant as both a finisher and a piece against control, but it is really expensive currently, and I just do not have the budget to spend. I'd prefer to keep the deck semi-budget anyway.
For creature protection, the deck was running Blossoming Defense, but that rotates out, so I have removed it, and the deck is already far to hungry on Green to even think about going into blue. I really hope we get that card back though, it is really nice. Any specific suggestions? I cannot think of one, and I have looked, but maybe I missed a card.
Are there any mass pump spells in RG currently? The deck does have the potential to fairly reasonably have 4 Elvish Clancallers on the battlefield, which sort of work like mass pump. Strength of the Pack is the only one I can think of, and the kicker one that does a similar thing, but I feel like the lords accomplish the same purpose.
3 years ago
I would recommend more cards that add +1/+1 counters, like Enter the Unknown, Ancient Animus, Kujar Seedsculptor, Scrounging Bandar, Metallic Mimic, Durable Handicraft, New Horizons, Animation Module, Fabrication Module, Path of Discovery, Savage Stomp, Hunt the Weak, Lifecrafter's Gift, and Strength of the Pack.