Artifact Creature — Construct
When Verdurous Gearhulk enters the battlefield, distribute four +1/+1 counters among any number of target creatures you control.
|Have (2)||gildan_bladeborn ,|
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|Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS)||Mythic Rare|
|Kaladesh (KLD)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Verdurous Gearhulk occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Verdurous Gearhulk Discussion
2 weeks ago
Obliterator is great when Path to Exile usage is low to non-existent and counterspells are few and far between.
Thus the card is far from its greatest in today's meta.
(However - contrary to the common misconception - getting to BBBB is easy if you manage to have 4 lands by turn 4, twhen you play a 2 colored eck)
I recommended Shriekmaw as it does something early game, and its absolutely broken with all the "return creature from graveyard to hand" spells in your deck, cards like Liliana, the Last Hope.
Sure, its far less flashy than something than Verdurous Gearhulk, and wins slower - however it keeps the field clear, and gives you time to win.
While you can VERY easily die with a gearhulk in hand before you could ever use it.
Obstinate Baloth is a great hate card against discard decks, for any deck that plays combo, and a "passable" card in the burn matchup.
Sadly hardcasting it is asking a lot.
In the sense that it does too little for its cost, UNLESS you want to simply stall a little to win with something like a lethal scapeshift.
In the era where Gurmag Angler, Thing in the Ice Flip & Bedlam Reveler are running around the card is surprisingly squishy, to win the game.
And does too little at helping you achieve that goal, beside being a body.
Unless you run something like elves, i owuld stay away from God-Eternal Rhonas. Its a great improvement there as a recurrable pump effect in face of all the counterspells and discard.
However in this deck, its only good when you are already winning anyways, and does little to nothing in any other case.
2 weeks ago
Xica Yes, Stonecoil sucks. I wanted to try it for the flexibility, but it has no actual impact on the board or game whatsoever. Guess I needed to find it out the hard way lol.
That's probably a dumb question, but would you go for two Shriekmaws (instead of Hydra and Serpent)? My intention with the hydra was to have something to put my opponent on the clock. Though this may be "too easy" of a strat. Shriekmaw is obviously way more versatile. I gotta check out if the deck contains enough power for the killing blow.
Also what would be your opinion on something like Obstinate Baloth or a Verdurous Gearhulk? Gearhulk feels a bit insignificant but synergizes well with the rest of the deck. Baloth's lifegain is nice to have, but the discard effect might give it the edge it needs...
2 months ago
A few mores comments :)
You're very weak to sweepers which is particularly bad after THB gave us Shatter the Sky, so I'd make sure to run some indestructible-granters at least in the side, I like Selfless Spirit as it can also beat down, but Heroic Intervention is an even broader answer and Unbreakable Formation can be used as a powerful anthem on the offence.
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar seems like too many. She's powerful, but 1) she's your only beater on the ground and thus comparatively easily blocked, and 2) Legendary so there's a real risk of having a dead copy in hand. Same thing with Shalai, I'd run at least one copy of Gisela or Archangel of Tithes.
I don't like Rhonas the Indomitable or Verdurous Gearhulk. You don't need more power on the ground, there's a real risk of Rhonas not being able to attack, and Gearhulk takes up a 5-drop slot which is where all of your most powerful angels are.
I get Heliod, Sun-Crowned being too expensive, but to my mind, he's the only good god-option for this deck.
I would really want to get some more lifegain in the deck to support the Resplendent Angels, pumping out 4/4's like there's no tomorrow is a great feeling ;)
2 months ago
Thanks for your continued help and feedback on my two Pioneer decks, I really appreciate it. I also apologize for the late response, this is my first week in a new school. Yea I think I've found a better angle on my original deck, making it two colours definitely feels more consistent and better against my bad matchups.
You're right in saying that I should split Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic, so I'll do that. I chose Nylea, Keen-Eyed and Ripjaw Raptor over the Heliod-Balista combo because the latter is pretty expensive and I think that Ripjaw Raptor will really help my aggro matchup. Even though I know that Nylea won't be a creature most of the time, I still think she's worth it, due to her activated as well as her passive. In her place, however, I could add in something like Gisela, the Broken Blade, Rhonas the Indomitable, or Verdurous Gearhulk. I could even take out Board the Weatherlight and add in some of these, which is what I'll think I'll do. I like Cast Out because it allows me to cycle it, as well as having flash.
I like Sunpetal Grove because if I don't have a land in hand, I can play it without it coming in untapped. But you might be right in saying that I'll probably need Fortified Village so I'll test it out. I've talked about Sylvan Caryatid before and I think I agree with you now, so I'll add it to my next order.
2 months ago
Funkydiscogod Thank you very much for the suggestions! I did most of the changes you said above, to change into pioneer. Slip Through Space and Unsummon , and some adjustments to those already in. I have to get my hands on Verdurous Gearhulk though, for the budget its the best creature I can find as well
After some casual pioneer playing with friends that have... invested more into the format, I just had to add Negate as well, two opponents with planeswalkerbased decks needed it... :P
Again, thank you very much for the tips!
2 months ago
Depending on what you're wanting it for, Hunted Troll can be replaced. Clackbridge Troll is the only other one that gives opponents creatures, but I think you're just looking for a big creature to beat your opponents with. Verdurous Gearhulk is probably your best replacement, even if you just play it as a 8/8 trample for 5.
Echoing Truth doesn't have a perfect replacement in your colors: Selective Snare is the closest answer to Hunted Troll faeries. Bile Blight and Legion's End in black. Declaration in Stone Detention Sphere and Deputy of Detention in white. As long as you don't need to answer tokens you gave the opponent, there are plenty of options: Disperse Expel from Orazca Perilous Voyage Cyclonic Rift Brazen Borrower Simic Charm .
4 months ago
Winding Constrictor continues to be one of my favorite cards. Great to see it prosper in Pioneer!
A few suggestions:
I never liked Dreadhorde Invasion . Even with Constrictor and Hardened Scales it still looks awkward. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar on the other hand is just phenomenal in this deck. I'd play more of those instead.
Both Pelt Collector and Experiment One are awesome early plays for this deck. I'd put in some number (if not all) and take out all Llanowar Elves , Jadelight Ranger , Knight of Autumn and Scavenging Ooze . Knight and Ooze are good sideboard cards though.
Rishkar, Peema Renegade is a super strong 3-drop for the archetype, I wouldn't sleeve up without a few copies.
Since you added white, Anafenza, the Foremost could also go in. She adds counters and does a good job at triggering the 1-drops, plus the exile clause comes up occasionally.
Dromoka's Command is a strong removal spell that also has synergy with your counter theme. Might go down on Fatal Push and Vraska's Contempt . Contempt is just worse than Murderous Rider and Hero's Downfall anyway.
Good luck brewing!
4 months ago
A few suggestions to your deck:
Take out Manifold Key . It's a bad card and does next to nothing for the deck. Having it in just to untap Steel Overseer and Hangarback Walker is going to be very mediocre at best, as you will already be in a good spot, if you get to untap with them normally. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar looks like a much stronger inclusion.
Heroic Intervention is a good sideboard card, but I wouldn't play it in the main. Inspiring Call I'd take out all together. Drawing some cards is fine, but you mainly want it for the indestructibility, which Intervention does better and cheaper. Stonecoil Serpent should go in the main instead.
Verdurous Gearhulk is a tad expensive with only 21 lands in the deck. I'd take them out. If the deck gets to do its thing, the Gearhulk is just a win-more card anyway. Rishkar, Peema Renegade is strong in this deck and adds a lot of pressure early on. Remember that he also scales super well with Animation Module + any card that puts counters on the tokens, as they get to tap for mana and make even more tokens.