Was there ever a card that was more clearly made for Commander? The latter ability is probably mostly flavor text. I mean, the Trample definitely matters, but the +1/+1 on a bunch of seven-drops doesn’t seem very impressive.
Here’s the thing: The cards very strongly suggests a certain play pattern. You want to play your ramp on turn two, so that you can get Goreclaw down on turn three, after which you can play a seven-drop on turn four. Well, this would be the ideal. The seven-drop part is easy:
[draft]Avenger of Zendikar
The two-drops that produce mana… a bit harder, but mostly because I don’t want to use the fragile ones, meaning I’ll gladly search for lands and put them on to the battlefield, but I would rather not use mana elves or artifacts to do this, as they have a tendency to die randomly to various effects. On the other hand, they need to live only for a turn here. I did decide to play [card]World Breaker[/card], though, so could definitely use some artifact sources which produce colorless mana.
Magus of the Library
Druid of the Cowl
Whisperer of the Wilds[/draft]
What else? Since Goreclaw is closely related to Temur, let’s put in some of those cards.
Heir of the Wilds
Roar of Challenge
See the Unwritten
Shaman of Forgotten Ways
Surrak, the Hunt Caller[/draft]
Goreclaw might not be exactly a member of the clan, but they do live in the same area.
The final part is a bit risky. I’m going to go for quite a high average CMC. We are basically hoping our commander never leaves the table here. We do want a lot of creatures to play though, so let’s put plenty of them in:
Greenwarden of Murasa
Nessian Wilds Ravager
Nylea, God of the Hunt
Polukranos, World Eater
Rhonas the Indomitable
Soul of New Phyrexia
Soul of the Harvest
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
Yeva, Nature’s Herald[/draft]
That’s 62 cards, so just cut the two bulky creatures you find most boring and add 40 lands and you’re good to go.
Now, I’m not really advising playing this deck, as it might be kind of simplistic, but if battlecruiser magic with monogreen is your kind of thing, then why not?