Magic the Gathering Brewing with Kaldheim – Part 3: GR Monsters

This weekend Kaldehim went live on Magic the Gathering Arena, which gave me a chance to get started on some brews that I’ve been looking at since the spoilers started going up!

This was one that I was playing with a few different versions for including snow, and I have a mono red variant also, but I’m really happy with how this one worked out. So lets run through some of the neat synergies in the deck!

First up is Brushfire Elemental, which is a great early game aggressive attacker. It’s first ability gives you evasion around most of what can be played in the first two turns, allowing for a free hit in. If you use Fabled Passage you can get it up to 5/5 for an attack. Mutating Gemrazer onto it, and putting Gemrazer over the top makes it a 4/4 with evasion, and Trample so that when you pump it to 8/8 damage still gets through.

Next one is Old-Growth Troll which does a bit of everything. It’s a 3CMC 4/4, that you can cast on turn 2 with Goose (If you’re super lucky). When it dies it turns into ramp, and if you run out of gas, you can turn it into a 4/4 again for 1 mana, at instant speed. Untap with some Trolls, cast Goldspan Dragon, swing for lethal.

Speaking of the dragon, it’s become pretty regular now for a few years that standard has a 5CMC big red dragon, and this one is pretty neat as it makes lots of mana as it goes about its day. The extra mana from the Treasures, and the Old-Growth Troll, all serve to fuel your Scavenging ooze, that’s now a 4/4 with Trample thanks to Gemrazer and has 10 +1/+1 counters on it because of all your green mana, to kill your opponent.

The deck is very focused about bashing with big creatures, so it’s very removal light in only taking Stomp // Bonecrusher Giant, and Fire Prophecy for blocker removal, and Snakeskin Veil to prevent your guys from getting removed. You have to be efficient and effective, and hopefully close out the game with a big swing, or endless pings from Klothys.

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