help with Rukarumel, Biologist

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Posted on Aug. 11, 2023, 7:52 a.m. by Goober12

Hello Everyone

I need help choosing tribe with Rukarumel, Biologist obviously slivers and what other tribe would be good. Also what creature type should I choose when Rukarumel, Biologist enters the battlefield

griffstick says... #2

Beast is everywhere. So beast is good. It's also the first thing that came to my mind.

August 11, 2023 9 a.m.

griffstick says... #3

Human is all over the place too and if you do human (or cleric) you can also do Shadowborn Apostle's

August 11, 2023 9:01 a.m. Edited.

Goober12 says... #4

ok thank you. I was thiking humans also I was thinking human knights. so still play testing it and gonna see how it goes.

August 11, 2023 9:26 a.m.

DrukenReaps says... #5

I was thinking maybe zombies because they have so many great lords and silly things like Rooftop Storm. But I'm also wondering if maybe you just name slivers instead? Like slivers already have pretty much all the best lords I could possibly imagine. So what if things that aren't slivers were turned into slivers to gain those benefits?

I'd include things like Aurelia, the Warleader and Saskia the Unyielding along side other great attackers with unique effects. Pile the sliver effects on them.

August 11, 2023 10:28 a.m.

I would start by looking at enchantments and artifacts that reference creature types, like rooftop storm referenced above. There are pieces of equipment that benefit warriors, amulets that benefit from wizards being around, all sorts of fun stuff. I would recommend you take this opportunity to scroll through a couple hundred of the less-referenced/underappreciated cards! My initial thought is this: what cards are super-limited (a-la eyes, Evil Eye of Orms-by-Gore), or are usually/always tokens but we’d love to have actual cards be (like constructs, with Dollhouse of Horrors). The opportunity here is to make /cards/ into what is usually not-cards. Super exciting!

August 11, 2023 10:56 a.m.

Goober12 says... #7

thank you for all the input. everything does sound good definitely going to give all of this a thought very helpful thanks again.

August 11, 2023 11:47 a.m.

griffstick says... #8

FormOverFunction makes a very good point

August 11, 2023 12:38 p.m.

griffstick says... #9

Demons has Liliana's Contract

Zombies has Rooftop Storm and Necroduality

Dragons has Dragon Tempest and Crucible of Fire

And blue and black give you choices to pick a tribe

August 11, 2023 12:59 p.m.

Goober12 says... #10

but would dragons be the better pick for the dragon tempest and crucible? for the commanders creature choice ability

August 11, 2023 1:33 p.m.

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