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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Elemental Giant
Whenever Tectonic Giant attacks or becomes the target of a spell an opponent controls, choose one —
- Tectonic Giant deals 3 damage to each opponent.
- Exile the top two cards of your library. Choose one of them. Until the end of your next turn, you may play that card.
4 days ago
Yeah i would say aggro doesnt exist in commander like it does in 60 card formats. Aggro decks in 20 life like RDW rely on their 7+4 to 5 cards they draw in a game to be played on curve to be enough resources to deal lethal. Obviously thats never going to happen in 4 player commander. I think you need at least a source of card draw even in the lowest to the ground cmc aggro decks. Most of the time these decks have it in the command zone ie Edric, Spymaster of Trest. The closest things ive seen to the playstyle are decks like Mogis, God of Slaughter that use universal burn like Harsh Mentor to put people in range of their combat damage via myriad or Tectonic Giant etc.
1 week ago
You have a card draw/bearhug theme, maybe you should make this a Nekusar, the Mindrazer deck? I recommend running Memorial to Folly, Path of Ancestry, Blightstep Pathway Flip, Drossforge Bridge, Talisman of Indulgence, Coldsteel Heart, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Star Compass, Fire Diamond, Charcoal Diamond, Glittering Stockpile, Prismatic Lens, Tome of the Guildpact, Exsanguinate, Read the Bones, Angrath, the Flame-Chained, Court of Ambition, Curtains' Call, Stormbreath Dragon, Fiery Confluence, Liliana's Specter, Capital Punishment, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Soul Shatter, Tectonic Giant, Graveyard Trespasser Flip, Palace Siege, Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip, Cut / Ribbons, Make an Example, Oath of Liliana, Valakut Exploration, Terminate, Liliana's Triumph, The Eldest Reborn, Unnerve, Yarok's Fenlurker, Elderfang Disciple, Skull Rend, Tasigur's Cruelty, Warchief Giant, Warlock Class, Zof Consumption Flip, Hagra Mauling Flip, Skyclave Relic, Syphon Mind, Syphon Flesh.
3 weeks ago
So with adds and cuts I think I need less...like reanimator-y stuff and more fast creatures like Tectonic Giant. The best cards seem to be Flametongue Kavu and Tectonic Giant both in terms of ability and cost. So cards like Hammerheim Deadeye and Bloodshot Cyclops (but better) might be cool as kind of a control deck since 4 damage removes about everything in the format. Perhaps I should add more etb control/delay cards like Manic Vandal hmmm...that said I think having a threatening aggro board of value 3-5 drops will naturally fill my graveyard so I may need less "fill my graveyard" discard stuff than your typical feldon deck.
2 months ago
Howdy there! I personally love giants, and have my own giant tribal deck. Some recommendations are:
Calamity Bearer is a powerhouse in Giant decks, as he doubles the damage of all your giants!
I also like Tectonic Giant, since he provides you card advantage and bonus damage if need be.
I also highly recommend running 4 of Lightning Bolt. It lets you kill many of your opponents' creatures, and also gives you reach to finish them off when you get their health low, but can't quite get that last hit in.
Also, you could consider adding Surtland Flinger to the deck, as he allows you to deal massive damage by flinging one of your giants at your opponent's face, doubling the damage if the sacrificed creature is a giant.
Some other suggestions I have would be try to get more cards in the 1 and 2 mana slots, so that you have something to do in the early turns and don't have to decide between playing your giants and your other spells. Cheap removal, like Doom Blade, Cast Down, or Path to Exile might be helpful. Also, because you have such mana-intensive cards, you likely will need to increase your land count to 24-26.
Anywho, glad to see someone else enjoying an underrated tribe!
2 months ago
If you'd like another 1 drop attack trigger creature, I'd recommend checking out Signal Pest if you haven't already. Fairly easy to play, and helps anthem up your board when you swing out. If you'd like another fairly cheap Battle Cry effect, I'd also recommend checking out Accorder Paladin.
If you're open to it, I'd also recommend swapping out Coastline Marauders for Unquenchable Fury. Same mana cost, but Unquenchable Fury deals the damage without even needing to connect, and can effectively turn any of your creatures into a pseudo-Coastline Marauders since it recurs itself. Unquenchable Fury has melted opponents each time I've played it in my Isshin deck.
If you want to trim your mana curve a bit more, I'd recommend trimming some of your higher CMC creatures in the 6-7 cmc range. Doesn't matter which ones, just your personal preference on whichever have felt most lack-luster when played. Here are some other cool creatures in the 4-5 cmc range that could be some decent swaps:
Hope this helps!
4 months ago
@IHATENAMES - I agree that I could use more interaction. I've cut boardwipes right now as more of an experiment but I could use more targeted removal.
Card draw I've been happy with but I'm always after suggestions if you have something not listed below in mind? I run 8 cards that draw, 3 that exile stuff for me to play, and 4 of the best tutors for redundancy. I currently run Esper Sentinel, Mangara, the Diplomat, Twilight Prophet, Tymna the Weaver, Welcoming Vampire, Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena, and Skullclamp for draw and Tectonic Giant, Jeska's Will, and Cunning Rhetoric for play from exile.
4 months ago
I really like Drana, the Last Bloodchief
This one I like 2 Archon of Cruelty
I know I sad I want to cut Tectonic Giant he is not really that bad