Ghalta, the Primal

by DedWards on 16 March 2018

Main Deck (60 cards)

Sideboard (6 cards)

Creatures (3)

Artifacts (3)

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Deck Description

Thinking of replacing Drover of the Mighty with Elfhame Druid and working in Untamed Kavu. The Kavu may not be a 'below the curve' creature, but it's pretty good at both its 2/2 and a 5/5 stages.
Territorial Allosaurus also looks like it's worth a spot in here, especially if I include Elfhame Druid.

*Edit 3 May 2018:
-2 Mouth // Feed
+2 Rishkar's Expertise
Just felt like a better card for what I want in the slot. Also considering testing Kamahl's Druidic Vow, but I feel I don't have enough legends to make it worthwhile.

How to Play

Main idea is to play big, cheap creatures and just beat face. Reason for choices:

Ghalta, Primal Hunger - Main creature I'm trying to "ramp" into. Most creatures where chosen to massively reduce its cost.
Llanowar Elves and Drover of the Mighty - Probably the best mana dorks for the deck. Llanowar costs 1 and Drover can get bigger if Wayward Swordtooth is out.
Prowling Serpopard - Screw you counters. Also higher power than the cmc.
Rhonas the Indomitable - 3 mana 5 power, also is indetructible, pumps, and grants trample.
Rishkar, Peema Renegade - 4 power for 3 mana and turns things into mana dorks.
Wayward Swordtooth - 3 mana, 5 power, and play extra lands.
Rishkar's Expertise - Draw 4-5 cards on average, 12 with a Ghalta out, and get a free play of any non Ghalta card. Value all round. And 8 mana dorks make it not that expensive.
Nissa, Vital Force - Turns a land into a 5 power creature and can return creatures from grave to hand.
Cultivator's Caravan - Mana rock that crews into a 5 power creature.

Even if the ramp into Ghalta plan doesn't work, this is a deck full of really big creatures for a relatively low cost.

Deck Tags

  • Standard
  • Mono Green
  • Big Creatures

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NOTE: Set by owner when deck was made.

Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Ghalta, the Primal

That's certainly effective. It's well thought out

Posted 19 March 2018 at 17:14