Best Gruul Creatures to trigger off Ilharg

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Posted on May 28, 2019, 1:47 p.m. by Jayph

I have been playing a Ilharg, the Raze-Boar based deck on Arena and it has been super fun. I would like to build one in paper (modern rules) and I have the deck almost built. I am looking for three creatures to add to maximize the Ilharg trigger. I am thinking I would like to keep them to creatures I still would cast even if I don't have Ilharg out but are super good if I do have Ilharg out and attacking. So far I have picked Ghalta, Primal Hunger Dragonlord Atarka Pathrazer of Ulamog Can you guys think of anything better than those three??? Thanks.

GhostChieftain says... #2

Pathrazer's annihilator trigger does not work.

May 28, 2019 1:52 p.m.

Sarkhan420X says... #4

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn . it won't get the annihilator trigger, but 15 damage in the air should do the trick. i wouldn't worry too much about being able to hard cast your big creatures. the whole point of the boar is to "cheat" in creatures that are too big to hard cast.

other good creatures to use are anything with an "enters the battlefield" or "leaves the battlefield" trigger, such as Thragtusk which has both.

May 28, 2019 5:31 p.m.

shadow63 says... #5

I mean Griselbrand seems pretty good any of the gear hulks or titans. Wood Elves for the ramp

May 28, 2019 8:13 p.m.

Funkydiscogod says... #6

You can one-shot an opponent with no creatures or removal with Master of Cruelties , Torgaar, Famine Incarnate or Magister Sphinx .

If you put a Rakdos the Defiler into play with the ability, you don't need to sacrifice anything.

Putting a Silent Arbiter into play attacking means you can attack with any number of critters, but they can only block with one.

I wonder if there's some combination like (first thing I can think of) Taj-Nar Swordsmith + Grifter's Blade , but good.

May 28, 2019 9:57 p.m.

Lanzo493 says... #7

If you just want big beaters, Atarka, World Render and Balefire Dragon do well. Dragonlord Atarka , too.

May 29, 2019 12:29 a.m.

RowdyMagic18 says... #8

I would suggest anything with a insane ETB trigger. Etali, Primal Storm is pretty funny, Ilhag can protect it from any next turn removal. God-Eternal Rhonas ,and Verdurous Gearhulk are hilarious if you want to pump your team. Combustible Gearhulk ’s ETB trigger seems fun too.

May 31, 2019 1:07 p.m.

Sarkhan420X says... #9

Lanzo493: Atarka, World Render wouldn't gain her attack trigger though.

June 3, 2019 12:31 a.m.

Sarkhan420X says... #10

RowdyMagic18: Etali, Primal Storm would not get its attack trigger when put into play with ilharg.

June 3, 2019 12:33 a.m.

RowdyMagic18 says... #11

Oh yeah... duh Rowdy!

June 3, 2019 9:49 p.m.

Patdypat says... #12

I mean if you want a board wipe on a stick Balefire Dragon is something to consider. Hellkite Tyrant is also pretty good and gives you a win condition too. If you are interested to double the trigger of Ilharg Strionic Resonator is something to consider.

July 5, 2019 4:36 p.m.

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