Gishath, Sun's Avatar Commander deck


Deck Overview

Unleash prehistoric power with the Gishath Sun’s Avatar Commander Deck. Dominated by awe-inspiring dinosaurs and ramp magic, this deck aims to crush opponents by dropping colossal creatures and utilizing their synergetic might.

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Main deck

Commander

Gishath, Sun's Avatar - MTG Card versions

Gishath, Sun's Avatar

Creatures (35)

Atzocan Seer - MTG Card versions

Atzocan Seer

Quantity: 1
Bonehoard Dracosaur - MTG Card versions

Bonehoard Dracosaur

Quantity: 1
Carnage Tyrant - MTG Card versions

Carnage Tyrant

Quantity: 1
Curious Altisaur - MTG Card versions

Curious Altisaur

Quantity: 1
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship - MTG Card versions

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Quantity: 1
Drover of the Mighty - MTG Card versions

Drover of the Mighty

Quantity: 1
Etali, Primal Storm - MTG Card versions

Etali, Primal Storm

Quantity: 1
Ghalta and Mavren - MTG Card versions

Ghalta and Mavren

Quantity: 1
Ghalta, Primal Hunger - MTG Card versions

Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Quantity: 1
Ghalta, Stampede Tyrant - MTG Card versions

Ghalta, Stampede Tyrant

Quantity: 1
Hulking Raptor - MTG Card versions

Hulking Raptor

Quantity: 1
Hunting Velociraptor - MTG Card versions

Hunting Velociraptor

Quantity: 1
Kinjalli's Sunwing - MTG Card versions

Kinjalli's Sunwing

Quantity: 1
Otepec Huntmaster - MTG Card versions

Otepec Huntmaster

Quantity: 1
Pantlaza, Sun-Favored - MTG Card versions

Pantlaza, Sun-Favored

Quantity: 1
Polyraptor - MTG Card versions

Polyraptor

Quantity: 1
Raging Swordtooth - MTG Card versions

Raging Swordtooth

Quantity: 1
Ranging Raptors - MTG Card versions

Ranging Raptors

Quantity: 1
Regal Behemoth - MTG Card versions

Regal Behemoth

Quantity: 1
Regisaur Alpha - MTG Card versions

Regisaur Alpha

Quantity: 1
Ripjaw Raptor - MTG Card versions

Ripjaw Raptor

Quantity: 1
Roaming Throne - MTG Card versions

Roaming Throne

Quantity: 1
Silverclad Ferocidons - MTG Card versions

Silverclad Ferocidons

Quantity: 1
Temple Altisaur - MTG Card versions

Temple Altisaur

Quantity: 1
Thrashing Brontodon - MTG Card versions

Thrashing Brontodon

Quantity: 1
Topiary Stomper - MTG Card versions

Topiary Stomper

Quantity: 1
Tranquil Frillback - MTG Card versions

Tranquil Frillback

Quantity: 1
Trapjaw Tyrant - MTG Card versions

Trapjaw Tyrant

Quantity: 1
Trumpeting Carnosaur - MTG Card versions

Trumpeting Carnosaur

Quantity: 1
Tyrranax Rex - MTG Card versions

Tyrranax Rex

Quantity: 1
Verdant Sun's Avatar - MTG Card versions

Verdant Sun's Avatar

Quantity: 1
Wakening Sun's Avatar - MTG Card versions

Wakening Sun's Avatar

Quantity: 1
Wrathful Raptors - MTG Card versions

Wrathful Raptors

Quantity: 1
Zacama, Primal Calamity - MTG Card versions

Zacama, Primal Calamity

Quantity: 1
Zetalpa, Primal Dawn - MTG Card versions

Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

Quantity: 1
Atzocan Seer - MTG Card versions

Atzocan Seer

Quantity: 1
Bonehoard Dracosaur - MTG Card versions

Bonehoard Dracosaur

Quantity: 1
Carnage Tyrant - MTG Card versions

Carnage Tyrant

Quantity: 1
Curious Altisaur - MTG Card versions

Curious Altisaur

Quantity: 1
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship - MTG Card versions

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Quantity: 1
Drover of the Mighty - MTG Card versions

Drover of the Mighty

Quantity: 1
Etali, Primal Storm - MTG Card versions

Etali, Primal Storm

Quantity: 1
Ghalta and Mavren - MTG Card versions

Ghalta and Mavren

Quantity: 1
Ghalta, Primal Hunger - MTG Card versions

Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Quantity: 1
Ghalta, Stampede Tyrant - MTG Card versions

Ghalta, Stampede Tyrant

Quantity: 1
Hulking Raptor - MTG Card versions

Hulking Raptor

Quantity: 1
Hunting Velociraptor - MTG Card versions

Hunting Velociraptor

Quantity: 1
Kinjalli's Sunwing - MTG Card versions

Kinjalli's Sunwing

Quantity: 1
Otepec Huntmaster - MTG Card versions

Otepec Huntmaster

Quantity: 1
Pantlaza, Sun-Favored - MTG Card versions

Pantlaza, Sun-Favored

Quantity: 1
Polyraptor - MTG Card versions

Polyraptor

Quantity: 1
Raging Swordtooth - MTG Card versions

Raging Swordtooth

Quantity: 1
Ranging Raptors - MTG Card versions

Ranging Raptors

Quantity: 1
Regal Behemoth - MTG Card versions

Regal Behemoth

Quantity: 1
Regisaur Alpha - MTG Card versions

Regisaur Alpha

Quantity: 1
Ripjaw Raptor - MTG Card versions

Ripjaw Raptor

Quantity: 1
Roaming Throne - MTG Card versions

Roaming Throne

Quantity: 1
Silverclad Ferocidons - MTG Card versions

Silverclad Ferocidons

Quantity: 1
Temple Altisaur - MTG Card versions

Temple Altisaur

Quantity: 1
Thrashing Brontodon - MTG Card versions

Thrashing Brontodon

Quantity: 1
Topiary Stomper - MTG Card versions

Topiary Stomper

Quantity: 1
Tranquil Frillback - MTG Card versions

Tranquil Frillback

Quantity: 1
Trapjaw Tyrant - MTG Card versions

Trapjaw Tyrant

Quantity: 1
Trumpeting Carnosaur - MTG Card versions

Trumpeting Carnosaur

Quantity: 1
Tyrranax Rex - MTG Card versions

Tyrranax Rex

Quantity: 1
Verdant Sun's Avatar - MTG Card versions

Verdant Sun's Avatar

Quantity: 1
Wakening Sun's Avatar - MTG Card versions

Wakening Sun's Avatar

Quantity: 1
Wrathful Raptors - MTG Card versions

Wrathful Raptors

Quantity: 1
Zacama, Primal Calamity - MTG Card versions

Zacama, Primal Calamity

Quantity: 1
Zetalpa, Primal Dawn - MTG Card versions

Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

Quantity: 1

Sorceries (10)

Cultivate - MTG Card versions

Cultivate

Quantity: 1
Don't Move - MTG Card versions

Don't Move

Quantity: 1
Explosive Vegetation - MTG Card versions

Explosive Vegetation

Quantity: 1
Farewell - MTG Card versions

Farewell

Quantity: 1
Farseek - MTG Card versions

Farseek

Quantity: 1
Kodama's Reach - MTG Card versions

Kodama's Reach

Quantity: 1
Rampant Growth - MTG Card versions

Rampant Growth

Quantity: 1
Rishkar's Expertise - MTG Card versions

Rishkar's Expertise

Quantity: 1
Savage Order - MTG Card versions

Savage Order

Quantity: 1
Thunderherd Migration - MTG Card versions

Thunderherd Migration

Quantity: 1
Cultivate - MTG Card versions

Cultivate

Quantity: 1
Don't Move - MTG Card versions

Don't Move

Quantity: 1
Explosive Vegetation - MTG Card versions

Explosive Vegetation

Quantity: 1
Farewell - MTG Card versions

Farewell

Quantity: 1
Farseek - MTG Card versions

Farseek

Quantity: 1
Kodama's Reach - MTG Card versions

Kodama's Reach

Quantity: 1
Rampant Growth - MTG Card versions

Rampant Growth

Quantity: 1
Rishkar's Expertise - MTG Card versions

Rishkar's Expertise

Quantity: 1
Savage Order - MTG Card versions

Savage Order

Quantity: 1
Thunderherd Migration - MTG Card versions

Thunderherd Migration

Quantity: 1

Instants (2)

Teferi's Protection - MTG Card versions

Teferi's Protection

Quantity: 1
Worldly Tutor - MTG Card versions

Worldly Tutor

Quantity: 1
Teferi's Protection - MTG Card versions

Teferi's Protection

Quantity: 1
Worldly Tutor - MTG Card versions

Worldly Tutor

Quantity: 1

Artifacts (8)

Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Dino DNA - MTG Card versions

Dino DNA

Quantity: 1
Herald's Horn - MTG Card versions

Herald's Horn

Quantity: 1
Pillar of Origins - MTG Card versions

Pillar of Origins

Quantity: 1
Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

Quantity: 1
The Great Henge - MTG Card versions

The Great Henge

Quantity: 1
The Immortal Sun - MTG Card versions

The Immortal Sun

Quantity: 1
Urza's Incubator - MTG Card versions

Urza's Incubator

Quantity: 1
Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Dino DNA - MTG Card versions

Dino DNA

Quantity: 1
Herald's Horn - MTG Card versions

Herald's Horn

Quantity: 1
Pillar of Origins - MTG Card versions

Pillar of Origins

Quantity: 1
Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

Quantity: 1
The Great Henge - MTG Card versions

The Great Henge

Quantity: 1
The Immortal Sun - MTG Card versions

The Immortal Sun

Quantity: 1
Urza's Incubator - MTG Card versions

Urza's Incubator

Quantity: 1

Lands (34)

Arid Mesa - MTG Card versions

Arid Mesa

Quantity: 1
Bountiful Promenade - MTG Card versions

Bountiful Promenade

Quantity: 1
Castle Garenbrig - MTG Card versions

Castle Garenbrig

Quantity: 1
City of Brass - MTG Card versions

City of Brass

Quantity: 1
Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

Quantity: 1
Fabled Passage - MTG Card versions

Fabled Passage

Quantity: 1
Forest - MTG Card versions

Forest

Quantity: 8
Jetmir's Garden - MTG Card versions

Jetmir's Garden

Quantity: 1
Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

Quantity: 4
Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

Quantity: 3
Plaza of Heroes - MTG Card versions

Plaza of Heroes

Quantity: 1
Rootbound Crag - MTG Card versions

Rootbound Crag

Quantity: 1
Sacred Foundry - MTG Card versions

Sacred Foundry

Quantity: 1
Spectator Seating - MTG Card versions

Spectator Seating

Quantity: 1
Spire Garden - MTG Card versions

Spire Garden

Quantity: 1
Stomping Ground - MTG Card versions

Stomping Ground

Quantity: 1
Sunpetal Grove - MTG Card versions

Sunpetal Grove

Quantity: 1
Temple Garden - MTG Card versions

Temple Garden

Quantity: 1
Unclaimed Territory - MTG Card versions

Unclaimed Territory

Quantity: 1
Windswept Heath - MTG Card versions

Windswept Heath

Quantity: 1
Wooded Foothills - MTG Card versions

Wooded Foothills

Quantity: 1
Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth - MTG Card versions

Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth

Quantity: 1
Arid Mesa - MTG Card versions

Arid Mesa

Quantity: 1
Bountiful Promenade - MTG Card versions

Bountiful Promenade

Quantity: 1
Castle Garenbrig - MTG Card versions

Castle Garenbrig

Quantity: 1
City of Brass - MTG Card versions

City of Brass

Quantity: 1
Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

Quantity: 1
Fabled Passage - MTG Card versions

Fabled Passage

Quantity: 1
Forest - MTG Card versions

Forest

Quantity: 8
Jetmir's Garden - MTG Card versions

Jetmir's Garden

Quantity: 1
Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

Quantity: 4
Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

Quantity: 3
Plaza of Heroes - MTG Card versions

Plaza of Heroes

Quantity: 1
Rootbound Crag - MTG Card versions

Rootbound Crag

Quantity: 1
Sacred Foundry - MTG Card versions

Sacred Foundry

Quantity: 1
Spectator Seating - MTG Card versions

Spectator Seating

Quantity: 1
Spire Garden - MTG Card versions

Spire Garden

Quantity: 1
Stomping Ground - MTG Card versions

Stomping Ground

Quantity: 1
Sunpetal Grove - MTG Card versions

Sunpetal Grove

Quantity: 1
Temple Garden - MTG Card versions

Temple Garden

Quantity: 1
Unclaimed Territory - MTG Card versions

Unclaimed Territory

Quantity: 1
Windswept Heath - MTG Card versions

Windswept Heath

Quantity: 1
Wooded Foothills - MTG Card versions

Wooded Foothills

Quantity: 1
Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth - MTG Card versions

Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth

Quantity: 1

Deck Overview

Unleash prehistoric power with the Gishath Sun’s Avatar Commander Deck. Dominated by awe-inspiring dinosaurs and ramp magic, this deck aims to crush opponents by dropping colossal creatures and utilizing their synergetic might.

Deck Composition

  • Mana Curve: Designing around Gishath means our curve is optimized to peak at our commander’s eight mana cost, with enough ramping spells and artifacts like “Thran Dynamo” to smoothly achieve that pinnacle.
  • Land Count: The battlefield for this deck is furnished with 37 lands, an increased count to support the high mana requirements—comprising various multi-colored lands such as “Command Tower” and “Jungle Shrine.”
  • Win Conditions: Gishath himself is a primary win condition, dealing formidable damage and cheating out massive dinosaurs from the deck to quickly overwhelm opponents.
  • Card Synergy: Cards like “Pyrohemia” complement Gishath’s enrage mechanic, triggering additional benefits from our dinosaur creatures whenever damage is dealt to them.
  • Color Balance: Our manabase evenly supports all three of Gishath’s colors, ensuring that each spell can be cast when needed without color hindrances.
  • Card Advantage: Gishath’s own ability to put dinosaurs onto the battlefield provides inherent card advantage, while additional draw is provided by “Elemental Bond” and “Greater Good” for sustained pressure.
  • Tempo: The deck is built to stabilize early with defensive spells and creatures, ramping into a mid-to-late game where Gishath takes control and dictates the pace.
  • Versatility: With versatile answers like “Austere Command” and “Beast Within,” the deck can tailor its responses to diverse threats across the board.
  • Sideboard Strategy: Although Commander decks don’t traditionally have sideboards, being prepared with cards for specific metas such as “Cavern of Souls” for control matchups can be essential.
  • Resilience: Despite potential board wipes, the deck’s resilience lies in cards like “Faith’s Reward” and creatures with built-in protection like “Ripjaw Raptor” that enhance its staying power.

Deck Strengths

Legendary Power: Gishath, Sun’s Avatar stands as a towering force in this deck, with the ability to unleash a stampede of dinosaurs onto the battlefield, creating overwhelming board presence.

Multi-Angle Threats: With an arsenal of dinosaurs exhibiting both sheer size and enigmatic abilities, the deck attacks from multiple fronts, putting the adversary on constant alert.

Adaptability: Flexibility is key; the deck’s manifold array of dinosaur synergies and ramp spells lets it swiftly adjust tactics to outmaneuver evolving threats and seize victory.

Deck Weaknesses

Complexity: Piloting the Gishath Sun’s Avatar Commander Deck demands a keen understanding of synergies among dinosaurs. The intricacies of triggering enrage abilities and maximizing Gishath’s potential require a deep knowledge of the deck’s inner workings.

Targeted Removal: This deck’s reliance on Gishath as a powerful lynchpin makes it vulnerable to single-target removals. A well-timed Path to Exile or Assassin’s Trophy can dismantle your board and disrupt your game plan. Building in redundancy and protection is key to resilience.

Cards Breakdown

  • Gishath, Sun’s Avatar: The linchpin of this deck, Gishath paves the way for incredible dinosaur tribal synergy, dishing out substantial damage and flooding the board with dino might.
  • Zacama, Primal Calamity: A fearsome force on its own, Zacama can undo opponents’ strategies with its versatile ability to destroy artifacts, enchantments, and even deal direct damage.
  • Regisaur Alpha: A catalyst that provides a significant tempo boost by granting dinosaurs haste and an extra 3/3 body upon entering the battlefield—ideal for quick, overwhelming assaults.
  • Ripjaw Raptor: This card rewards aggression with card draw, maintaining hand advantage while posing a formidable presence on the board.
  • Savage Stomp: Perfectly matched with the dinosaur theme, providing both a cost-efficient method of removing pesky creatures and a way to strengthen your own dinos.
  • Rhonas the Indomitable: Rhonas supports the heavy hitters with deathtouch and the ability to buff another creature, ensuring your dinosaurs dominate combat.
  • Sol Ring: An essential mana accelerator, it helps you play high-cost dinosaurs earlier, outpacing opponents in the race to establish board dominance.
  • Wayward Swordtooth: Grants early access to additional lands and potential card advantage, accelerating your game plan and paving the way for Gishath’s arrival.
  • Pyrohemia: Allows for board control with adjustable damage distribution, which can also trigger enrage abilities on your own dinosaurs, turning potential destruction into an advantage.
  • Kinjalli’s Caller: Offers an early game ramp for your dinosaurs, making this a cost-effective addition to deploy your dino army at a faster pace.

Similar Decks

Those who relish the raw power of the Gishath Sun’s Avatar Commander Deck often also appreciate the might of decks like “Naya’s Big Beasts,” which summons an army of formidable creatures to overwhelm opponents. Fans of prehistoric dominance may find kinship with “Jurassic Park,” a Commander ensemble that brings dinosaurs to the forefront. The “Enraged Dinosaurs” deck focuses on enraging mechanics to unleash destructive effects, while “Legendary Dino Ramp” excels at producing vast mana reserves to cast colossal dinosaurs swiftly. Lastly, the “Primal Stompy” deck capitalizes on the strength of gigantic creatures, echoing Gishath’s ferocious battlefield presence.

How to Beat

  • Spot Removal & Board Wipes:
    • Employs single-target removal spells for preemptive strikes.
    • Utilizes board wipes to clear multiple threats, inhibiting Gishath’s momentum.
    • Fosters a clean board state to hinder Gishath’s ability to cascade into more dinosaur summons.
  • Combo & Infinite Turns Deck:
    • Assembles card combinations that win the game outright.
    • Races to execute its win conditions before Gishath can influence the battle.
    • Seeks to outpace and navigate around dinosaur-based threats.
  • Pillow Fort & Stax Strategies:
    • Leverages enchantments and artifacts to slow gameplay.
    • Imposes additional costs or restrictions on opponent’s spells and abilities.
    • Creates a defensive shell that makes engaging Gishath’s forces costly and difficult.

BurnMana Recommendations

Building a formidable Gishath Sun’s Avatar Commander Deck relies on a fine-tuned balance of ramp, board control, and explosive turns where your dinosaurs reign supreme. Ensure your land base is solid and consider including protection for your commander against targeted removal. Adapt strategically to the meta, and your prehistoric titans will lead you to victory.

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