Thromok the Insatiable
Legendary Creature — Hellion
Devour X, where X is the number of creatures devoured this way. (As this enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice any number of creatures. This creature enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it for each of those creatures.)
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|Planechase Anthology (PCA)||Mythic Rare|
|Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Thromok the Insatiable occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%
Thromok the Insatiable Discussion
3 months ago
With newer players I like to build decks that challenge them in a different way each time, without necessarily caring too much about winning. I generally start out with something like Surrak Dragonclaw or Thromok the Insatiable just to give them big creatures that they have to deal with. Then it changes to control, something in blue, so they have to learn to react to that. Then its group hug to show them how scary that can be, Phelddagrif. Then its chaos build in some form of red. Then finally we will start to venture into something scary like Nekusar, the Mindrazer, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, or even pillow fort with Oloro, Ageless Ascetic.
I'm more about continuing to teach at this stage, but by passively throwing something new at them every time.
10 months ago
Second crash328, Red could be fun for this.
I could see getting out of hand fast. Possibly
Iizuka the Ruthless
There's plenty of blue where you could possibly do something similiar with artifacts but I'd be curious what could be done with Jalira, Master Polymorphist with this theme. Maybe Thromok the Insatiable
10 months ago
For me, a friend gave me a legend that fit exactly what I wanted to do in tabletop. Thromok the Insatiable (I was super into the devour mechanic, my first time buy cards was the Jund precon).
This caught my attention and I at least felt obligated to try.
The other angle for me is I was struggling at the time to keep up with standard. I didnt have money to make something that I could actually play before rotations happened. I wasted so much time and money on cards that I would never really use again. And I knew that the vast majority of Modern was far out of my budget.
The draw for EDH was that there isnt a rotation, and budget can still do a lot. My cards that I was proud of but couldn't use, I could use again.
11 months ago
I mean you can kill someone with only 20 damage ? Great Deck BTW
11 months ago
1 year ago
The first card that came to my mind was Mycoloth , but you've added your list since I first saw this post and I see you've already got it. Good stuff!
Triskelavus is a bit costly mana-wise, but could be a good inclusion. Not only does it enter with its own counters, it also allows you to remove +1/+1 counters on it to create tokens that a) have flying, b) are artifacts (so have the extra synergy you're hoping for), and c) have a built-in sacrifice ability, which could come in handy.
Have you considered Avenger of Zendikar ? It has potential to give a lot of bodies up front, and puts +1/+1 counters on each of them for every landfall after. Might be a little too much work since you're not trying to max out landfall, but perhaps it'd be of use.
This might not be the right place to put Nacatl War-Pride , as triple green may be too much for a three color deck, but it's a card I think has great potential for commander. Every time it attacks you have a possible swarm of tokens at your disposal (depending on your opponents, of course), and since they aren't exiled until end of turn, you've time to sacrifice them for profit. Reyhan won't help on death unless you get counters on them (which you very well may), but with Death's Presence every token sac'ed gives three (or more) counters to play with.
I have Hooded Hydra in one of my edh decks (either Ghave, Guru of Spores or Thromok the Insatiable , but I forget which at the moment), and both decks play on similar themes to yours. The hydra gives tokens on death equal to the number of +1/+1 counters on it, which I think makes it ideal as a payoff card because it can leave you with board presence should it be killed. With that said, Hangarback Walker fills a similar role, requires no colored mana to use, and gives flying artifacts, so adding the hydra probably isn't necessary unless you want the redundancy.
Noosegraf Mob enters with +1/+1 counters and spits out a token when any player casts a spell, at the cost of one counter per instance. With your ability to put counters on it, perhaps it would be a good reusable source of token fodder.
Blade of Selves would be an interesting inclusion, allowing for multiple Winding Constrictor s in a turn, for example. Any sacrificing shenanigans would have to happen before end of combat, when the tokens are exiled, but the tokens themselves can be sacrificed for profit. The downside here is that you couldn't copy legendary creatures (such as Reyhan). Helm of the Host gets around the legendary restriction, and the tokens get to stick around, but at a much higher mana cost and slower rate of production.
A handful of artifacts that might be useful, especially with the proliferate you have, are Trigon of Infestation , Golem Foundry , and Titan Forge . Of these, I think the forge would be your best bet. Foundry requires casting artifacts to get your initial charge counter, and I don't think you've enough in your deck to count on that. Trigon enters with three counters initially, and can add more, but requires colored mana to activate for more counters, has a mana cost to produce the tokens, and the tokens aren't artifacts. Forge doesn't start with any counters, but only needs generic mana to add a charge and spits out 9/9(!)s, which can benefit from Steel Overseer .
My last suggestion doesn't create tokens, but is a card I've found useful for abusing +1/+1 counter multipliers ( Doubling Season specifically, in my case, but it would work with those in your deck just as well). Power Conduit allows you to remove a counter from a creature to put two (or three or so on) back, or onto another creature. I've also used it to "save" a +1/+1 counter from a creature that's been destroyed when no other creatures are on my field, storing it as a charge counter on the conduit itself until I have another creature to buff. It's limited to a single use per turn cycle, though, unless you can somehow untap it.
Sorry I've taken so long to post this. I read the question and started on my reply the day it was first posted, but have had to squeeze it in bit by bit on my limited chunks of free time. It doesn't help me much that I'm doing this all on a phone; both the research and reply would probably have been done a lot faster were I using an actual keyboard, lol. Not sure if any of this will help you, but they were things I might consider were I trying to build this sort of deck.
1 year ago
Hornet Queen , Dragon Broodmother and Avenger of Zendikar for when you need your creatures to creature more creatures. But creatures need lots of room to roam so I would add Kodama's Reach and Cultivate while putting in around four more lands to ensure you have enough space for the horde of screaming, gnashing and clawing gribblies. If someone wants to get rid of a 25 or larger power Thromok the Insatiable just give it to them with a Fling . If you have a large menagerie you could also try Burn at the Stake .