Gargos, Vicious Watcher

Gargos, Vicious Watcher

Legendary Creature — Hydra


Hydra spells you cast cost less to cast.

Whenever a creature you control becomes the target of a spell, Gargos, Vicious Watcher fights up to one target creature you don't control.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Custom Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Historic Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Gargos, Vicious Watcher occurrence in decks from the last year

Gargos, Vicious Watcher Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The Twice-Favored

1 month ago

That's a pretty cool list. Prey Upon seems weird though.

A card I really like in my Siona, Captain of the Pyleas is Gargos, Vicious Watcher. You could replace Prey Upon with it to turn all your auras into removal spells.

carpecanum on Hydras (2)

1 month ago

Protean, Ironscale and Hungering Hydras all want to get blocked. Nemesis Mask or any of like 10 green enchantments not only force a block but that means all the other hydras are unblocked.

You have enough cheap instants to consider Isochron Scepter. You would probably have to swap a few more instant/sorcery cards though.

Is Gargos, Vicious Watcher your boss? Your commander isn't showing.

Peoni on Zaxara's Infinite Hydras

1 month ago

Yeah Tragic Slip probably isn't so good here, but I really like the art. :^)

Anyway, if you're attached to the idea of using the group hug mana elements, there are probably a few other take outs we can find. Truthfully Gargos, Vicious Watcher might be able to come out. Only reduces the cost of a handful of cards and his passive doesn't have a ton of synergy in this deck. Maga, Traitor to Mortals seems like a good card to sub out for a few reasons, the big two being it's very black intensive and it only kills one player. Black cards you have that also have the potential to kill a player Damnable Pact and Profane Command at least have some utility to them outside of slaying someone and they aren't quite as hard to cast. From what I can tell, the only time you're going to be using her is when you can go infinite, and even then you're only going to kill one person. You could also maybe take out another land since you have plenty of ramp.

Side note, I just realized that Stroke of Genius was in your maybeboard and it's $5. Maybe it was always like that, but I could've sworn when I first got my set it was only like $1.50 or something, maybe even less. Very unfortunate. :^(

liamk585-mtg on What's Your Favorite Deck?

1 month ago

Marwyn, the Nurturer is definitely my favorite, but I'm also a fan of Gargos, Vicious Watcher, Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain, K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, and Yarok, the Desecrated. Here's the link to my Marwyn, the Nurturer and Gargos, Vicious Watcher decks: Gargos And His Hydra Buddies Too Many Elves (Marwyn Commander). I'll update my Marwyn deck description soon so you can see what the cards are for. Love this forum!

TetrAggressive on Let's Slass!

2 months ago

How 'bout daddy hydra? Gargos, Vicious Watcher. He's not bad with a Voracious Hydra to boot.

golgarigirl on Neyith of the Dire Hunt - Fight

3 months ago

Based on my first impression of the deck list:

I am not sure about things like Gargos, Vicious Watcher and Apex Altisaur in the deck...Gargos wants spells that target him and you play 7. Altisaur wants to be delt damage, and if you're wasting your fight triggers on that, it feels kind of bad (especially since you're not playing many). That goes double for Stuffy Doll.

I would shy away from Sakura-Tribe Elder in a deck that can force a fight on an ETB. Sylvan Ranger and Wood Elves are good replacements. That's something to consider for a lot of your creatures.

You're not gonna like this, but your hardcore focus on 'can't be countered' effects is a bit much. They're super narrow and not as helpful as you think. Most blue decks even play other colors that those cards will do nothing against, or even play relatively few counterspells in total. That slot is then wasted against a.) all your other opponents and b.) 90% of the blue deck. If you really want that style of effect, instead of Gaea's Herald and Destiny Spinner (who don't save your big non-creature spells from counters), I would run the much more versatile Veil of Summer and Red Elemental Blast/ Pyroblast instead.

Finally, I'm not seeing much to force combat. Effects like Nemesis Mask so you actually get value out of all the keywords you're putting on your things. Also Invasion Plans.

Arcaneful on Karametra Help With a Cut …

3 months ago

Harvest Season

Hey all! This is my current deck I'm working on, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I have a cut and a need for some upgrades however.

My college's meta is a fairly strong one, I'd say it's around 50%-75%. Some decks include: Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, Gargos, Vicious Watcher, Aminatou, the Fateshifter, and Glissa, the Traitor.

Firstly, I'm trying to slot an Eternal Witness in here somewhere, but I'm having trouble deciding if it's worth to add in in this case. Any suggestions?

Secondly, what are some good cards I should save up for in the future? I'm thinking cards like Cloudstone Curio and Sylvan Library are on the list, but would love any other suggestions. Highest I'll go is around 40$.

I'm aiming for the deck to just be quicker at what it does: getting Karametra out ASAP, then proceeding to ramp out and overwhelm my opponents with my boardstate. Thanks for any help!

Guth on Zaxara, the Finite

4 months ago

DeinoStinkus yeah that's probably a good call for the swap. I haven't picked up a Kalonian Hydra yet. The thought process behind the Journey to Eternity  Flip was to get back one of the value creatures that will be targeted like Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Gargos, Vicious Watcher or Nyxbloom Ancient. It also provides a small amount of protection on Zaxara, the Exemplary and can double up a Sakura-Tribe Elder if needed. That said it definitely is a bit slow and restricted with a good chunk of the deck.

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