Tectonic Giant

Tectonic Giant

Creature — Elemental Giant

Whenever this attacks or becomes the target of a spell an opponent controls, choose one —

  • This 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.

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Tectonic Giant Discussion

CommanderNeyo on Modern Giants

1 month ago

I recently made a Giant tribal deck as well, and I highly recommend adding Lightning Bolt . Because of the high mana value of your cards, you need some interaction in the early game to help you not fall far behind. Bolt solves that issue by killing most early-game threats, and is also nice to give you that last bit of reach to close out games.

I also highly recommend cutting Beanstalk Giant and Hamletback Goliath . While they are both fun, they are extremely mana intensive and generally do very little for you compared to the other giants. I think it is better to have more Calamity Bearer , Quakebringer , and Tectonic Giant . Doubling your damage with Calamity Bearer is so good (especially with Surtland Flinger ), and works well with Quakebringer . Speaking of which, Quakebringer puts a clock on the opponent, even in the graveyard (which is where it is likely to be, due to the abundance of removal). Tectonic Giant is a good cheap giant (as giants go) that also provides you some value even if it dies.

Additionally, I also recommend cutting Battle of Frost and Fire along with Reflections of Littjara . I personally love those card choices here, but from my limited experience, you already have great cards at this mana value slot, and with giants you have a hard time trying to get threats out. Adding more high-mana cards only results in a hand full of cards but not the ability to play them. I recommend considering using cheaper board wipes like Pyroclasm and Anger of the Gods so that you have something to do earlier, before you get the mana to play your giants. That way, you aren't having to decide between removing your opponents threats at the same time you are wanting to drop your own.

Lastly, I would recommend adding either Opt or Serum Visions , just so that you have more early-game action. They help ensure you find the lands or giants you need, and have really helped smooth my deck out.

With the new giants released in Kaldheim, I have really fallen in love with the tribe, so I am glad to see someone else come to enjoy it as well!

Tibus on The Suicide Squad

2 months ago

An interesting Elemental I've found for my own deck has been Tectonic Giant his Power and Toughness are 3/4 however... the card is an elemental so it has synergy with the elemental effects and When he attacks you get to choose two modes, either hit everyone on the table for 3 (9 damage each swing) or you can exile the top 2 and choose 1 you get to cast that until the end of your next turn.

These abilities also trigger if an opponent targets it with a spell... just give it a shot, would love to see how it comes out in your playtesting!

golgarigirl on Overperforming Cards?

3 months ago

Mana Bloom for any enchantress-style deck. Early game it gives you a little extra mana. Late game play it for x = 0 and you will always have card draw/angel tokens/ etc for just G.

Daretti, Scrap Savant in the 99 of almost anything that can run him. He +2's for card advantage/filtering/quality whatnot. His -2 gets back whatever artifact your opponent wasted a kill spell on. Most decks have, at very least, a spare mana rock in the late game if not a treasure token or something. Time to get that Sword of X and Y back and ruin someone's day. Who even cares about the ultimate.

Tectonic Giant in any deck that runs damage magnification like the new Jeska planeswalker, Fiery Emancipation , Torbrand, etc. At worst, he's a decent body with card advantage. At best, he will demand an answer, and cost everyone dearly for being answered.

NicodaPico on Gisela, Queen of the One Shot

4 months ago

crazy idea but hear me out. So Gisela doubles all damage to your opponents but halves it for you. why not instead go the route of ping everything all the time. cards like Sulfuric Vortex , Pyrohemia , Roiling Vortex , Rampaging Ferocidon , Tectonic Giant gives you draw or damage, Court of Ire to name a few really start to add up with gisela. also dont forget Mana Geyser for some huge ramp on some turns, that cards never let me down. just look up some group slug decklists for more ideas on this subject

berserkerazn on Queen Marchesa

5 months ago

I spoke to iamhikari:

Plan: Pivot towards aristocrats, lower the CMC, maybe more taxing. Though I think going more into the Monarch theme might be more fun/unique. We can try this first:

For starters:

-1 Beseech the Queen
-1 Deliver Unto Evil
-1 Wild Ricochet
-1 Call the Coppercoats
-1 Assemble the Legion

Mana fix and ramp:

-1 Worn Powerstone
-1 Gilded Lotus
+1 Exotic Orchard
+1 Talisman of Conviction
+1 Wayfarer's Bauble
+1 Talisman of Hierarchy ...can also +1
Talisman of Indulgence , but it's slightly pricier.

Expand reach and lower CMC of your removal:

-1 Return to Dust
-1 Terminate
-1 Comeuppance
+1 Chaos Warp
+1 Generous Gift ....alternatively there are some 2 mana removal cards in Strixhaven that might be fun to try out.
+1 either Path to Exile or the cheaper Dire Tactics
+1 Soul-Guide Lantern

Fun monarch theme and control: +1 Court of Grace
+1 Court of Ambition
-1 Black Market
-1 Ixalan's Binding

Pivot to Aristocrats:

-1 Neheb, the Eternal
-1 Thief of Blood
-1 Tectonic Giant
+1 Cruel Celebrant
+1 Syr Konrad, the Grim
+1 Bastion of Remembrance

Still need to deal with your creatures and maybe do some more token generation or something. I'll keep thinking and get back to you.

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