Xenagos, the Reveler

Planeswalker

+1: Add X mana in any combination of and/or to your mana pool, where X is the number of creatures you control.

0: Put a 2/2 red and green Satyr creature token with haste onto the battlefield.

-6: Exile the top seven cards of your library. You may put any number of creature and/or land cards from among them onto the battlefield.

TypicalTimmy on When did you start playing, …

2 months ago

My very first deck was a 5-color, 84 card monstrosity with like 27 lands, mostly dual Scry lands from Theros hahaha

I still recall my first slew of mythics was Keranos, God of Storms, Iroas, God of Victory and Aurelia, the Warleader.

I took this pile of unsleeved headaches to my buddy's house and he cracked out this Rakdos kill-on-sight deck where nothing you played lasted more than the phase it entered in.

I got so pissed off that I almost quit a third time, lol. So he taught me about mana curve, pips, ramp, etc.

I discovered Satyr Hedonist and Generator Servant as well as Elvish Mystic. I discovered Planeswalkers after I pulled a Chandra Nalaar and went to my LGS and found Xenagos, the Reveler.

See the Unwritten and Howl of the Horde became staples in my deck and I would ramp into big cheats and drop the biggest of bois and give them haste and kill the table in one shot.

I quickly fell in love with Dragons because they were big dumb unlockable bodies.

Then, like I said, I pulled a Savage Ventmaw from one of the starter decks and my mind exploded.

Ever since, whenever I can play big dumb monsters, I do. For example, Ghired, Conclave Exile is largely considered hot garbage. And yet, he's one of my favorites.

  • Doesn't matter had tokens :3

UltimateRoxas40 on Xyris, the Endless Wheel [PRIMER]

3 months ago

Pikobyte Splendid Reclamation has been great with this deck. I usually get it after a wheel or two, which helps me get enough mana to cast more wheels if I haven't found my Phyrexian Altar or something like it.

But Xenagos, the Reveler is an excellent suggestion. I'll need to get one to fit in here.

Pikobyte on Xyris, the Endless Wheel [PRIMER]

3 months ago

How often does splendid reclamation work for you? A lot of your wheels Shuffle your hand and/or graveyard back to your library, so chances are pretty good there’s not much lands in there. Casting a 4 mana spell to get maybe a few lands tapped to use next turn isn’t too exciting. Wouldn’t something like Xenagos, the Reveler for a massive boost of mana the turn you play it and the following Turks- be much better here for the same cost of 4 mana? Xenagos does wonders in my Xyris

TypicalTimmy on If you're building Chishiro, include …

3 months ago

Chishiro, the Shattered Blade is a new Commander from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. If you decide to build him, Crown of Flames and Whip Silk will be great staples as they each cost 1 mana and can be returned for 1 mana. This is a cheap and fast way to build out an entire boardstate of 2/2 tokens who have menace.

If they also have haste, such as with Fervor or Fires of Yavimaya, you can also tap them for mana using something such as Cryptolith Rite. What this does is it will effectively double your mana production.

For example, suppose you have enough mana available to you for 3x castings of Crown of Flames and 2x returns, or a total of five mana. With haste and Cryptolith Rite, you can pay and that'll get you a 2/2 token. You can tap the token for to return the aura to your hand. From here, you still have 4x sources left. Each one will get you another 2/2, which can be immediately tapped to return the aura to your hand.

So rather than getting a total of two 2/2 tokens with five red mana, you get five 2/2 tokens. Now they all become tapped, but with any ETB damage effect, this can rapidly hurt everyone.

You can actually go infinite and win the game with this combo, too.

Now when the aura ETB, you get two 2/2 tokens. Tap one to return the aura, tap the second to cast it. It ETB, you get two more 2/2 tokens. Tap one to return, tap the other to cast. Two more 2/2 tokens.

Each time this happens, you stack damage.

It's a complex combo, but with so many redundant cards in Gruul, it'll easily be made.

So if you enjoy these sorts of combos, this one might just be for you.

You can also replace the haste and Cryptolith Rite with Mana Echoes and Chromatic Orrery.

Xenagos, the Reveler immediately comes to mind for far more mana, as does Nissa, Who Shakes the World. Her ability to make Forests add a second partners nicely with Whip Silk. Now each land pays for both the cost to cast and the cost to return. Merely having Nissa and Whip Silk equates to haste + Cryptolith Rite + token doubler.

Want to draw out your library? Boom, now you can.

Want to make sure pesky blue players can't stop you? Boom, now you can.

Want just one more way to deal damage to face? Boom, you got it.

Need some life? Boom, we got you.

Wanna swing for lethal? Boom, we got that too.

:) Gruul Enchantments just became a thing <3


Oh, and don't forget Storm ;D

eliakimras on Ghired - Precon Primal Genesis - Heavy Upgrade

4 months ago

Hey! Kinda late, but I would like to suggest some stuff:

(Disclaimer: I have a budget way lower than yours, but I've been tinkering with Ghired for almost two years - he's my favorite commander. I'll break the suggested upgrades down into categories for better organization.)

Haste enablers:

Ramp: Run at least 15 ramp cards to make your deck flow smoother and faster.

Direct damage:

Extra combats: You don't have to worry about your opponents' answers if they never get to their turn, so...

Boardwipes:

Card draw: Alongside ramp, it is my main concern with Ghired. I want to be able to rebuild my board after a boardwipe.

  • Garruk's Uprising is a better Colossal Majesty, even giving evasion to your creatures.

  • I believe that Camaraderie can be substituted for Shamanic Revelation as the latter cost less mana. Mouth / Feed is another option that creates its own big token. Return of the Wildspeaker can either draw cards or buff creatures for an alpha strike.

  • Keeper of Fables triggers all other power-based card draw, while giving easy draw triggers to all your trampling creatures. Elder Gargaroth is a buffed, more versatile version of it. And remember: both can be cloned for extra juicy draw or extra tokens.

  • Sylvan Library is an overall great card filter for your regular draws. It gets better with shufflers like fetchlands and tutors.

  • Since your deck is focused on attacking and getting extra combat steps, Etali, Primal Storm might be a fun way to play your opponents' cards while lowering their life points.

Some cards I suggest you to remove:

  • Sundering Growth: you already have enough flexible removal. You will almost never be in a situation in which the token to copy and the artifact/enchantment to remove are optimal choices. Since you're running Eladamri's Call, Reclamation Sage might be worth including (and cloned for the enjoyment of your friends).
  • Starnheim Unleashed: one token is too little for a whole card slot in the deck. If you're foretelling, it costs a lot of mana to be worthwhile. The game might be over before that.
  • Growing Ranks: waiting a whole rotation to get a token which does not even have haste is not ideal.
  • Ghired's Belligerence, Full Flowering: good for a late game play, mostly dead until then. I like those, but I removed them in favor of more mid-game cards, since I might not last until 9+ mana.
  • Trostani, Selesnya's Voice: while on-theme, it does little to advance your win condition.
  • Thunderfoot Baloth: not an amazing buff. Your creatures are big already, and Garruk's Uprising takes care of the evasion.
  • Feldon of the Third Path: all-star when there is a lot of graveyard filling - there is none in this deck. (I really tried to keep him on my deck because I like the card, but most of the time there was no creature in my graveyard.)
  • Eldrazi Displacer: are you using it for a combo? I couldn't identify it.

Some cool lands for you to try out: (landbase is my favorite part of deckbuilding)

I hope I've been of some help to you. I didn't suggest many token-related cards because I believe that, as long as you have decent ramp, draw and removal in your deck, you can win to your heart's content. Wanna throw in a Godsire? Do it. Prefer to clone your opponents' creatures with Hate Mirage? Go ahead. But the fundamentals of the deck is what makes it flow consistently. Have fun and smash 'em all (and run Doubling Season for extra fun) ;-)

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

By the way, for those unaware, the mana produced by Generator Servant can go into two different creatures, each being paid with of the . If you do this, both creatures gain haste ;)

That's how I'd win. I would ramp into a Savage Ventmaw with haste and cast something like Savage Beating from my hand, or See the Unwritten and grab something game winning, like oh I don't know, Avenger of Zendikar and Xenagos, the Reveler and +1 to dump my Savage Beating to get more mana and chain together multiple combat phases.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

In my early days of Magic, I played Gruul Value in Modern - casually - at the diner after work with my coworkers. I ran cards like Satyr Hedonist and Generator Servant to produce fast mana. Then I played cards such as Avenger of Zendikar, Savage Ventmaw and Xenagos, the Reveler to produce big combat and large spells. I'd chain together spells such as See the Unwritten and Savage Beating (entwined, of course) with Howl of the Horde and Reverberate. It was a brutally efficient deck that won nearly every game I was up against.

A keystone of the decks formidable power was Hydra Broodmaster for her ability to produce X x/x Hydra tokens. I fell in love with Monstrosity, but was saddened at the lack of "good" cards.

So. Here's one for my early days in MTG.


Engan the Infinite

Legendary Creature - Ooze Hydra

Trample

Engan the Infinite gets +X/+X where X is the number of permanents you control named Engan the Infinite.

Monstrosity : When Engan the Infinite becomes Monstrous, create X token copies of it except they aren't legendary.

3/3


Thaaaaaats dumb. Lmao

Repeat and explain why you chose the mechanic you did.

TypicalTimmy on Aggressive Breakdance Fighting

5 months ago

Looks like a fun budget deck. Might I recommend Xenagos, the Reveler? He will assist you in mana production since you are going wide, and his 0 actually holds meaningful synergy with Gallia.

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