Unnatural Growth

Unnatural Growth

Enchantment

At the beginning of each combat, double the power and toughness of each creature you control until end of turn.

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Unnatural Growth Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on SwingForTheWin Deck-Idea

1 week ago

Angelic Exaltation is massively underrated. Also, Saskia the Unyielding, Unnatural Growth, Blackblade Reforged. True Conviction is pretty busted. Oh, and never underestimate Charging Tuskodon. If you're going the exalted route, Assemble the Legion seems pretty cool.

Lanzo493 on SwingForTheWin Deck-Idea

1 week ago

Sublime Archangel, Unnatural Growth, and Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion have good repeated use.

Some good one time instants are Berserk and Hatred. Exponential Growth for kicks and giggles. There’s also Thromok the Insatiable who could fit depending on the deck style.

The best equipment/aura boosters are Colossus Hammer, Eldrazi Conscription, and Colossification.

Pathbreaker Ibex and Craterhoof Behemoth can make a creature bigger, as well as lots of others. Throw God-Eternal Rhonas in with this group. And maybe Nylea's Colossus, too. Let’s also add Kalonian Hydra.

multimedia on Reign of Fire

2 weeks ago

Hey, good version on a low budget and nice Gnawbone + Charger combo. If you're making 729 mana then get a Comet Storm in here!

Unnatural Growth can repeatedly at combat, before you attack, double the power/toughness of Klauth and all other Dragons you control. This effect can make a ton more mana, make your Dragon army much more dangerous and 8/8 Klauth is much more difficult for an opponent to favorably block. Dragon's Hoard is an upgrade for a ramp source since it has interaction with Dragons to be repeatable draw.

Anger is a good card and a wanted effect especially when you can get it for paying no mana. You don't want to ever cast Anger though instead you want to discard it or get into your graveyard other ways. Currently there's no way here to discard Anger unless you have 8 or more cards at your Cleanup step. Consider adding some loot that can discard Anger?

By adding loot you also add more draw and two of these spells also create ramp from treasures. Anger is the only haste enabler here and that effect is wanted more with Dragons especially Gnawbone. Consider more haste enablers?


Some Dragon tutors can help to cast your powerful Dragons when you have the mana from Klauth. Consider some Dragon tutors?

Loot goes with any card recursion and green is excellent at it. Consider some card recursion?

Currently there's no card recursion here and that's a strength of green which other colors don't have as much access too. You're stuff is going to die in a game of Commander and being able to get it back is helpful especially when you can make a lot of mana. Seasons Past is a way to use a lot of mana to recur cards and cast all of them. Past is great with Rishkar's Expertise and Return of the Wildspeaker to draw lots of cards.


Some cards to consider cutting are some of the lesser Dragons since there's several Dragons here that are miles ahead in power. By adding draw and tutors in place of some of the lesser Dragons then you have more chances to draw the better Dragons or get them directly into your hand.

  • Decree of Savagery
  • Neverwinter Hydra
  • Taurean Mauler
  • Skyship Stalker
  • Demanding Dragon
  • Hoard-Smelter Dragon
  • Shivan Hellkite
  • Dragon Throne of Tarkir
  • Bogardan Hellkite
  • Commander's Sphere
  • 1x Forest

Mana created by Klauth can't be used to pay for activation costs, even if that mana is turned into colorless by Horizon Stone it still has the restriction of only being able to be used to cast spells. Because of this Dragons who the reason you're playing them is because they have an activated ability are less good then ones who give you value when they ETB or attack.

Good luck with your deck.

Mana_Mythic_Legendary on Pursuing Perfection, Part 9: Gruul …

1 month ago

In the last article, I referenced the opinion that Heath Ledger’s Joker is a Rakdos player. Here, I further submit that Godzilla is a Gruul player, or would be if you could find cards big enough. Big, stompy, and gloriously unsubtle, if you like mind games then maybe this isn’t for you. The rest of us will have a grand old time stampeding over you in the true Rhythm of the Wild.

Parsing out themes within Gruul commanders was a little more challenging than the past color pairings. While there are obvious trends like ramp and damage, I’d prefer to discuss things that are more in line with both colors rather than one or the other. To that end, we’re discussing X, Power, and Unsubtlety. As always, please bear in mind that the point isn’t a discussion of the competitive but rather a celebration of the thematic.

X

Bear with me. There are only six legal Red-Green spells with X in the cost, and not all of them are playable. However, there are currently eighty red X spells in print, sixty-eight in green. The other colors all have less. Of those 148 cards, 71 do some sort of damage. My point is this: In the Green corner, we have the undisputed champion of ramp, while in the Red corner we see, by inference, the most willing color to serve as a mana dump. Klauth's Will is probably the only Gruul X spell I’d play, but there are lots, and I mean LOTS, of mono-colored choices for channeling your inner flamethrower.

Rosheen Meanderer

A 4/4 for four? Not bad. That taps for four? Woot! Heck, I run every Gilded Lotus I own, and that’s only good for three mana! If you like X spells, Rosheen is a nice, reliable bet that probably won’t draw much hate.

Tovolar, Dire Overlord

This guy? Unlike Rosheen, he might draw hate, and in spades. Doesn’t look relevant to X at first glance, does he? All that draw is magnificent, and an excuse to finally go tribal werewolves is well and good. Come nightfall, though, and he suddenly turns into a Kessig Wolf Run. Crack enough mana and you can kill everyone with one wolf token each. Good times.

Ulasht, the Hate Seed

This card was made for Goblin Bombardment and all it’s disgusting relatives. Sweet mercy, what a load of combo this is. Crack infinite, Make a pile of tokens, play it, empty it, play it again.

Power

Green’s fatties tend to be just that: well-rounded. Most of them have equal power and toughness, or near to it. In Red, however, you see things like Spark Elemental frequently: potent attackers made to die quickly, loudly, and messily. Both colors, though, have a passion for dominating in the combat phase. From Runes of the Deus to Fires of Yavimaya, there’s a fine sweep of support for storming enemy lines, and there are a number of Gruul commanders who do the same.

Zilortha, Strength Incarnate

Whoa nelly, let them fight is right! Suddenly all those glass cannons Red gave you are made mighty, mighty thick by offense being, after all this time, the best defense. Flowstone Slide is suddenly tempting to play, frighteningly so. I don’t know what other chicaneries you might get into, but this is something I’d love to see played.

 Klauth, Unrivaled Ancient

Omnath, Locus of Mana had a flying, hasty baby. I’m just going to leave this here and remark that any other commentary I would have made is being drowned out by maniacal laughter.

Xenagos, God of Revels

You like command damage, right? Of course you do. Well, that’s not the point here. However, playing big toys is strongly endorsed, especially when paired with Unnatural Growth and all those delightful parallels to the Pathbreaker Ibex. Get tall, go wide.

Unsubtlety

One could argue for the elegance of simplicity, but there’s nothing elegant about clubbing your opponents with chonks or hosing them down with napalm. Black, now, black’s plenty elegant. Blue is stupid elegant. Green and Red, though, lean towards an extremely direct approach. Here, we’re talking commanders that reward simplicity, encouraging unorthodox deck construction in order to reap some sort of reward.

Nikya of the Old Ways

Lands and critters, critters and land. And SUCH land! I always loved Heartbeat of Spring, but most similar effects double everyone’s stuff, or a particular kind of stuff. Not Nikya. Nikya gives only to you, provided you want to spend it on creatures. Props if you start pulling crazy tricks with Ashaya, Soul of the Wild.

Ruric Thar, the Unbowed

Always swing? Ok. Reach and Vigilance? With two heads, I’m not surprised. 6 damage to anyone not playing a proper spell? Gloriously unsubtle, and less prohibitive than Nikya. Faced with the prospect of self-immolation in seven spells, Blue is going to be very, very cross with you, to say nothing of artifact decks.

Borborygmos Enraged

The big guy puts me in mind of a line from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. “I'm coming for blood; no law, no code of conduct. You put me in the right direction, you get the hell out of my way.” This looks hard to pull off, but lordy the work it’ll do when you manage! I know from experience that green has all the kit necessary to fill a hand with land: give ol’ Borbor a deck excessively stocked with lands, a few choice options to shuffle your graveyard back in, stick him with Basilisk Collar and get to work.

And, for my personal favorite...

Omnath, Locus of Rage

We HAD to discuss him at some point. Nobody is going to look at this guy piloting your deck and wonder what’s going to happen. You are going to spam land drops like nobody’s business until you can afford to plunk his expensive ass on the field, and then you are going to start making an EFFORT. You are going to throw thiccness at absolutely everyone. And, above all, there will be a delightedly murderous glint in your eye whenever someone suggests boardwiping. I know because this is an old, old deck of mine; there’s a bare-bones toolkit, then 40-odd lands and a massive pile of land-rush and “whenever you play a creature.” Think Warstorm Surge, Animist's Awakening, and an excessive collection of the actual token.

That's it for this round. Thoughts and questions are welcome. I hope you enjoyed it, and will come back next week for a real favorite of mine, Selesnya!

Prior Articles:

Rakdos

Dimir

Azorius

Green, with links to the other mono-colors

Stardragon on Tovolar's pack

2 months ago

While my deck is far less competitive than yours I have a few suggestions

One sided-Damage Doublers-Fiendish Duo and Gratuitous Violence

Faster creatures-Rhythm of the Wild or Fires of Yavimaya

Makes creatures hit harder-Unnatural Growth, Shared Animosity, Gruul War Chant (I prefer this to Goblin War Drums as it gives creatures both menace only when attacking (the only time it matters) plus a combat boost)

Extra Combat phase cards I don't see you have- Port Razer, Fury of the Horde and Breath of Fury

Draw power-Guardian Project, Lifecrafter's Bestiary or Beast Whisperer

Other wincons-Overrun, Craterhoof Behemoth,Blightsteel Colossus

Protection-Darksteel Plate, Ulrich's Kindred, Whispersilk Cloak, Commander's Plate

Cult of the Waxing Moon-if your transforming enough can crank wolf tokens at a good pace, The Celestus for more night control and bit of mana, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed to discourage other players from playing spells and flipping your werewolves

willwrdn on Gruul Werewolf Aggro standard

2 months ago

I like this deck! I'd probably play it myself if I had the wildcards to spend on Arena.

You're looking for fine tuning. Off the top of my head, I might suggest cutting the Highland Forests or Mountains for Cragcrown Pathway  Flips. I know you want the snow permanents for Blizzard Brawl, but I think the added consistency for your manabase is worth it, especially if you plan on running Unnatural Growth.

I might also look for ways to include Goldspan Dragon in your mainboard. I think it's just too good to not include if you're already in red

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