Zilortha, Strength Incarnate

Zilortha, Strength Incarnate

Legendary Creature — Dinosaur


Lethal damage dealt to creatures you control is determined by their power rather than their toughness.

Zilortha, Strength Incarnate Discussion

multimedia on I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight

2 months ago

Hey, nice version so far with a high budget. Cutting Garruk's Uprising was a mistake, the card is really good in creature decks.

Apex Altisaur and Thorn Mammoth are upgrades for Ravager Wurm and Foe-Razer Regent for repeatable fight. You don't really need Regent since you have Vigor which has a much better ability to put counters on creatures you control. Vrondiss, Rage of Ancients from the new Draconic Rage Commander precon is a target for fight and good with Vigor. He can also be a repeatable source of big tokens to abuse Greater Good, Terror of the Peaks and Garruk's Uprising.

Quartzwood Crasher is a five drop to pair with Garruk's Uprising, another repeatable source of big tokens and it's combat damage trigger goes well when you can double the power of a creature with trample. Garruk, Primal Hunter and Garruk, Unleashed can be repeatable sources of tokens for attacking and fighting. With fight it's easier to protect them to get to their ultimates.

Arcane Signet is a ramp upgrade for Rampant Growth. Harrow is an upgrade for Kodama's Reach. Karplusan Forest, Grove of the Burnwillows, Cragcrown Pathway  Flip are three more Gruul dual lands that always ETB untapped to consider adding. Cinder Glade is an upgrade for Temple of Abandon.

Some cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Alena // Halana (Gruulfriends Forever) [Primer]

4 months ago

This is very cool. I'm an absolute Timmy at heart, and I've wanted to play Al and Hal for a while, but couldn't acquire them yet.

Some cards I love in the two most timmy decks of mine are the following:

Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma , God-Eternal Rhonas and Myojin of Life's Web in green.

Moraug, Fury of Akoum , Etali, Primal Storm and Terror of the Peaks .

Finally, Zilortha, Strength Incarnate is pretty cool.

griffstick on Destructive Multiplication

4 months ago

Also Zilortha, Strength Incarnate will work really goo here because all the high power low toughness going on

BrassLord on Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs

6 months ago

Howdy! Gishath is a fun choice for dinosaur tribal, can't go too wrong!

In terms of general advice for cuts, I'd try to evaluate the cards in terms of if it wins the game or furthers your gameplan for the deck. For example, in your current decklist, Slayer's Cleaver doesn't seem to gel with either your ramp or dino matters themes, and it strikes me as a dead draw.

Also, while cool, Morophon, the Boundless unfortunately has the color identity of all 5 colors, so you can't "legally" run it with your current commander.

All in all though, I'd recommend focusing on cards that you enjoy playing, even if it's not "optimal!"

So with that out of the way, here are some cards I'd recommend cutting hahaha XD Frilled Deathspitter Thrash of Raptors Territorial Hammerskull Ravenous Daggertooth Frenzied Raptor Bonded Horncrest Rallying Roar Huatli's Spurring Slayer's Cleaver Overgrowth (There are cheaper cmc options that will both ramp AND color fix for you), Strength of the Pack .

Those are all cards that strike me as cool, but maybe worth cutting.

As for suggestions, Ikoria brought about a LOT of cool dinosaurs! Quartzwood Crasher can put in some work! I'd play Titanoth Rex over Ancient Brontodon as you can still cycle it for less mana, both are just big dumb creatures! It would take some cuts, but I've seen some people run Kaheera, the Orphanguard as a companion for your commander, so that could help you make some cuts as well? And for flavor Zilortha, Strength Incarnate is a flavor win!

I'd also recommend Kinjalli's Sunwing . It's a "hate dinosaur" that has evasion and can stall opponents enough that you can summon your big boy dinosaur! Speaking of, Apex Altisaur and Zacama, Primal Calamity are the biggest.

The thing I'd probably recommend adding over anything is Pyrohemia . It's a board wipe in a pinch (something that is needed to get to late game) and allows for some cheeky interactions that can be frustrating to deal with. It turns Siegehorn Ceratops Snapping Sailback and Bellowing Aegisaur into creatures that keep getting bigger or pump your entire team all while clearing the board for bigger attacks. Not to mention it also is a handy source for one ping damage for enrage triggers.

Hope these suggestions help! Happy hunting!

Caerwyn on How do You Feel about …

6 months ago

I do not mind any secret lair reprinting existing cards - more cards in circulation and new arts only serves to benefit players.

I am not fond of mechanically unique cards as secret lairs, but I wouldn’t be abjectly against them if they followed the Zilortha, Strength Incarnate model. Including a placeholder name for a card that does not currently exist, but could exist in the future, is just basic common sense. Not only would it give players options for “Magic” versions of mechanically unique cards somewhere down the line, it would avoid issues where copyrights or trademarks make it impossible for Wizards to reprint things.

I think they horrifically dropped the ball with the Walking Dead product, specifically because it failed to include placeholder names. But that’s the only drop I take issue with.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

9 months ago

Cirdan13: The size of a creature isn't exactly connected to its CMC/mana value (trying to accomodate to that). It may be that way, but that's a point where gameplay strikes flavour. Just look at Traxos, Scourge of Kroog , Doran, the Siege Tower or frickin' Zilortha, Strength Incarnate . These things a ginormous, but are four, three and five mana.

Eleony, savage Striker

Legendary Creature - Viashino Berserker

Partner with Chiara, Staunch Defender

Haste, First Strike

Whenever ~ deals combat damage to an opponent, you may return it to its owner's hand. If you do, untap up to three target lands.


Chiara, Staunch Defender

Legendary Creature - Bear Knight

Partner with Eleony, savage Striker

Vigilance, Trample

All creatures able to block ~ do so.

Whenever ~ blocks, it gains indestructible until end of turn.


Create two legendary cats that Partner with each other.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Mayael the Anima

10 months ago

This deck looks dope, great job. May I suggest Sensei's Divining Top or other ways to look at the top cards of your library? Also, See the Unwritten, Bow of Nylea and similar effects seem useful as redundancy for Mayael. Also, Zilortha, Strength Incarnate maybe as another fatty. Also, both Archetype of Endurance and Gargos, Vicious Watcher are useful to protect your creatures. Last, Siege Behemoth, Spellbreaker Behemoth, Spearbreaker Behemoth, Thunderfoot Baloth and Terastodon are very useful cards.

Finally, there's Zirda, the Dawnwaker as a little oddball to cheaper Mayael's activated ability.

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