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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|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Gargos, Vicious Watcher Discussion
2 days ago
Uhhh, did you read the title of this deck? It's a big boi deck. That's the purpose. And yea, tomb might be better. I guess passage was to thin out the deck a little to get to what is needed. Still appreciate the feedback/suggestion though, but I wanna keep it's original intent. Maybe Voracious Hydra with Gargos, Vicious Watcher could be good. I mean, i'm not keeping you from creating an alternate variation of this deck to your liking though. I just personally prefer big boys that's all.
3 days ago
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2 weeks ago
Interesting picks. As most of them dont feel green. I'd pick Animar, Soul of Elements as this feels the most green to me. Other than Gargos, Vicious Watcher. He or she is definitely green. Animar can take many directions as to what it is that you would like to do. But mostly all of them require swinging with creatures for the win. And that's very green.
2 weeks ago
I've been challenged by my friends to build a green deck. One thing you need to know about me to understand my struggle is, in 20 years of playing mtg I'VE NEVER PLAYED GREEN ONCE.
So I went on EDHREC and checked all the general with green in their color identity and I narrowed it down to a big 8 cards. I need help understanding them better and to know if my strategies are viable for them or if there's a better one I could use instead.
Yisan, the Wanderer Bard Basically using my deck as a toolbox with a bunch of ETB and taping/untaping shenanigans with a small stax engine from artifacts
Gargos, Vicious Watcher Tribal hydras.
Rosheen Meanderer Tribal hydras and other X cards (not sure which one is better for tribal hydras between her and Gargos).
Siona, Captain of the Pyleas: Shielded by Faith + Siona, Captain of the Pyleas to create Infinite tokens then use them with Altar of Dementia to mill everyone to death or having Aetherflux Reservoir and any Soul Warden ability to gun down everyone.
6 Animar, Soul of Elements Eldrazi tribal. Also thinking about Protein Flash.
7.Yasova Dragonclaw Stealing stuff + pod effects or other sacrifices effect to kill the stuff I stole.
8.The First Sliver Sliver tribal (yeah I know you didn't see that coming, what a shock).
Let me know what you guys think might about these generals and if my strategies are viable and which one would be better.
budget isn't an issue and power level is semi-competitive (not casual but the decks won't be tuned to the most powerful versions).
2 weeks ago
Voracious Hydra can be some creature removal on a stick. And you may have enough hydras to make it worth running Gargos, Vicious Watcher. The CMC discount combined with your commander's should make some pretty big hydras. YMMV though.
Not sure how fast Aetherflux Reservoir will play in this deck. Its usually better in a deck that casts a lot of cheap instants all in the same turn to go off. If you're just looking for more lifegain, Thragtusk may be an option or maybe Ravenous Baloth [the Garruks produce enough 3/3's to feed this].
If you're looking to keep a 1/1 deathtouch in the deck, Gnarlwood Dryad is an upgrade to the snake as it at least has the potential to grow on its own.
Land count seems a bit low here as well. I'd up the count some or at least get a couple more of the cheaper ramp spells in there, Nature's Lore or if you have some snow forests Into the North plus maybe add Wayfarer's Bauble
I also think you will want an Overrun type effect in here as a finisher. Return of the Wildspeaker could get subbed in for Hunter's Prowess or some such. Sadly it lacks trample but has the flexibility to buff or draw cards.
3 weeks ago
Interesting build. If this is really a Hydra deck, then Gargos, Vicious Watcher is probably the better general but Nylea, Keen-Eyed is a cool choice. Also, there are a few interesting picks in here. First off, I would cut one of your two Genesis Waves for a Forest or some other green non-basic or utility land. I'll stick with non-creature spells for now. I'd for sure take out Tempt with Discovery in favor of a Skyshroud Claim, Circuitous Route, or Explosive Vegetation. Other than that everything in non-creatres looks pretty good. If you're looking for cuts I'll list the top few cards I think could get cut. Nissa, Vital Force doesn't seem at her best since you don't have too much landfall synergy. Bow of Nylea isn't an amazing card, but it is a super utility piece and it's very flavorful. I'd also say you could try slotting in a Kenrith's Transformation or a similar green removal enchantment. Return to Nature, Krosan Grip, or Reclamation Sage (Since you're running Woodland Bellower) could also warrant a slot for additional removal. You also seem a tad bit short on card draw. You've got a little bit, but I think it could be bolstered a bit. Harmonize, Zendikar Resurgent, Guardian Project, and Lifecrafter's Bestiary are all good options. Just a couple other ideas here: Rhonas's Monument, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Shared Summons, and maybe a Triumph of the Hordes or Overwhelming Stampede.
1 month ago
I mean, if you're going to bother building 5-color hydras, Progenitus is the commander. Without Rosheen Meanderer or Gargos, Vicious Watcher in the command zone, you'll want to run a base-green, land-based ramp package. You'll also want Chromatic Lantern and Dryad of the Ilysian Grove . The deck will mostly just be a slow, durdly deck without a whole lot of synergy beyond +1/+1 counters. Rosheen Meanderer is still the way to go if you want red in your hydra deck. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice would be a good counter commander, if you're okay with losing Apocalypse Hydra , Savageborn Hydra , Ulasht, the Hate Seed , Gyrus, Waker of Corpses , and Progenitus . Polukranos, Unchained could also fit that role, although at that point, you might as well just build Gargos.