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The Bones To Build Your Tribal Deck

Casual Casual Combo Five Color Primer Theme/Gimmick Tribal


NOTE: This is NOT an actual deck. It is a TEMPLATE off of which a deck can be built!

Got bored, decided to make a series of interesting tribal decks. This is the resource I used. If you want to see the interesting tribal decks, check out the bottom of the description (above all the post script).

Got bored a second time, added 'nuff lands to make this deck function okay-ishly in the playtester. When in doubt, name Human, Elf, or Wizard for your Cavern of Souls. I usually do Elf. The same goes for most of the other Type-Namers.

This is the template I use(d) to generate my tribal decks. I know that I'm probably missing a bunch of tribal cards, so I'm always updating this list. Feel free to suggest anything that I've left out (note that I use the sideboard to house cards that are unlikely to make it into tribal decks, but still fit the criteria of being relevant to a generic tribal deck).

That said, I issue a challenge to ALL of TappedOut to *try* find something that I have missed!!!

I would prefer card suggestions, but I guess I can allow synergies/combos...maybe.


a changeling creature + Call to the Kindred / Descendants' Path , etc.

Elvish Soultiller + Ashes of the Fallen

Patriarch's Bidding + Ashes of the Fallen, courtesy of Flareking99

Doom Cannon + Xenograft

Conspiracy + Doom Cannon

Alpha Status + Xenograft

Alpha Status + Conspiracy

Conspiracy + Descendants' Path

Mirror Entity + Distant Melody

Mirror Entity + Coordinated Barrage

Mirror Entity + Harsh Mercy

Mirror Entity + Luminescent Rain

Mirror Entity + Roar of the Crowd

Mirror Entity + Steely Resolve

Mirror Entity can turn all my/your creatures into a certain/any/every type.

Cryptic Gateway + 2 Changelings

Also check out:

Minion Tribal Because I Can

Lhurgoyf Tribal Because I Can

Mercenary Tribal Because I Can

Yeti Tribal Because I Can

Unicorn Tribal Because I Can

Mutant Tribal Because I Can

Advisor Tribal Because I Can

Nomad Tribal Because I Can

Ouphe Tribal Because I Can

P.S. - The sideboard consists of cards that I found too situational or largely redundant but still fit the theme of this collection.

P.P.S. - Check out Legendxp's lists for tribe-specific tech! First List and Second List

P.P.P.S. - Check out AngelOfDivinity's Bad Tribal; The Format. It is about a lesser known tribal format that is quite...bad? >P

P.P.P.P.S. - My thanks to Xadroy for Artificial Evolution!

P.P.P.P.P.S. - My thanks to hfvalenz for Trickery Charm and Konda's Banner! (Special note, Konda's Banner is a live draw if you playtest this monster thanks to Mistform Ultimus and Karona, False God!)

P.P.P.P.P.P.S. - My thanks to hfvalenz for Aphetto Dredging.

P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. - My thanks to user:flxk6 for Duplicant.


Updates Add

So, about a week ago, this list reached 300 upvotes! I wanted to make an update sooner, but I could not come up with a decent joke or something to justify the vanity :P

Regardless, I want to thank you all for the interest and support :D

Additionally, I made some adjustments to the description so it would be a tad clearer. I am not particularly good at making fancy descriptions, so I just elaborated in places.

Again, thank you.

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Date added 6 years
Last updated 4 months

This deck is not Casual legal.

Rarity (main - side)

2 - 2 Mythic Rares

49 - 16 Rares

23 - 9 Uncommons

36 - 10 Commons

Cards 161
Avg. CMC 3.34
Tokens 1/1 Shapeshifter, Copy Clone, 2/2 Morph, City's Blessing
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