Garza Zol, Plague Queen

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Coldsnap (CSP) Rare

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Garza Zol, Plague Queen

Legendary Creature — Vampire

Flying, haste

Whenever a creature dealt damage by Garza Zol, Plague Queen this turn is put into a graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on Garza Zol.

Whenever Garza Zol deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.

Garza Zol, Plague Queen Discussion

hkhssweiss on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

8 months ago

@ Darky

Hmm if your going for a Vampire tribal, you have some options:

Personally I'll go for Jeleva as she is pretty fun, or Etrata as not much people built her yet.

On a side note, I need help lol. Lately my Nahiri deck hasn't been performing enough, so any ideas how I can improve the deck would be appreciated!


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SMASHER101 on X equals the purpose (Help ...

11 months ago

The cedh tier list is a tier list of commanders. Example, kess and jeleva are obviosly better than the tier 5 Garza Zol, Plague Queen, but if you just made grixis storm with Garza Zol, Plague Queen then it would be nearly as good of a deck. Other than commanders like teferi most cedh decks are not commander dependent. This looks like a casual deck with a lot of combos, I don't play cedh but my advice from before definitely still stands.

Spenzerr on Grixis Tap Dancers

2 years ago

Hey thanks, I wanted Garza Zol, Plague Queen just because Inalla just isn't on mtgo yet and I thought she was the best when looking at the others. Inalla would be pretty good I think just able to get out every wizard for haste and I could splash other creatures to do some more broken things.

I like the tutor ideas but I found that just searching up the win con with all the cards to be boring and not too fun. I will add some though just to make things interesting.

I agree on the instant one time untaps so i'll add some things you suggested and also the recursion.

I really like Unscythe, Killer of Kings but I found another scythe that excites me called Scythe of the Wretched. I'll probably add both if not more to get a scythe theme going if there's more.

I haven't even played it but just threw together the list after seeing yours but I might build it and see how it goes. I'm a returning magic player and am getting into commander online hoping to find a deck I like enough to build in paper, but having a bunch of fun commander decks to play on mtgo doesn't seem too bad either.

Cheers!

Snacrifice on Grixis Tap Dancers

2 years ago

Looks neat!

Are you using Garza Zol, Plague Queen for any reason? The new legendary Inalla, Archmage Ritualist is pretty easy to get right now, and taps for effects(and lets you get copies of Trinket Mage and Inspired Sprite to get more draws/artifact search.) Praetor's Grasp is always an amazing card to find something in an opponents deck.

Since you have a combo you want to get out, you might like cards like Whir of Invention, Artificer's Intuition, the more expensive Fabricate to get paradise out, and for getting the Freed from the Real try Drift of Phantasms and Dimir Machinations. You can also run the other transmute's like Dizzy Spell or Clutch of the Undercity etc. to find other things in your deck too.

Racecourse Fury is not especially high on the threat list, so you can have essentially free haste-enable on the cheap.Quicksilver Dagger enables tap+damage+draw a card for cheap. Unscythe, Killer of Kings is a silly card that might find a place.Hematite Talisman and Lapis Lazuli Talisman let you untap other creatures to boot.

I'd lose some of the instant/one-off untaps- they're cheap but only good for one motion, whereas you want to be doing it over and over again. Same with ETB like Breaching Hippocamp. Chain Stasis is fun because you could pay 2 to do it again on another creature, making it 2 - trigger inspired. Tidal Bore can let you get out an extra untap or tap when you're strapped for mana.

Niblis of the Breath and Puppeteer are really good(and are 3-drops for things like phantasm and machination searches), as are Stonybrook Angler.

Thassa's Ire isn't the most mana-effective option but it's a one-drop that lets you do it over and over again as long as you have mana. You also may want something like Fortuitous Find to bring back things. Recurr is always good! :D

TheRedGoat on What does white bring to ...

2 years ago

I figure that most lists for vampire decks already run efficient removal as well as reanimation effects. Mono black vampries in particular will have these effects in abundance, but that comes at the cost of the more hefty and aggressive mono red or red/x vampires.

As vampires stand, with only the 2 versions of Olivia for rakdos vampire decks to lead them, I figure both of those play rather differently. The original olivia being ramp centric to abuse her ability, and the newer one being the truly aggressive vampires. After these only Garza Zol, Plague Queen has any possibility of legit tribal support for vampires (just from her versatility and blue for card draw), with he Dimir one easily dismissed and Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter maybe being able to play the aristocrat style of vampires?

Because of this last one, white isn't so much being added to the vampire line up as much as being partnered with the other 2 main colors and officially making mardu the colors for vampire tribal as endorsed by Wotc (lord that sounds so bad). In this case, any current Olivia decks would be gaining the one effect the never had, which is enchantment hate, and Vish Kal decks in turn would gain the aggro support and burn of red to go along with their likely reanimator/aristocrat build. Mono black builds have enough variety of their own to not really change commander choice and just take the generic support C17 brought.

Truth be told, the vampire legends themselves are what change how vampires play, because efficient powerful token based vampires didn't exist before Edgar, and while a life gain strategy has been around I would argue that Licia brings a strong voltron strategy. Marthas sadly fills a role too similar to Queen Marchesa in my mind unless, given his story background, you want to make some kind of freaky anti-vampire deck with him at the helm.

So, summing all of that up, I'd say white adds the "go wide" strategy, equipment support, and enchantment removal.

Ilmu011 on Grixis artifact tokens

2 years ago

Other commanders you might consider:

I would highly recommend to reconsider your commander-picks. Garza Zol, Plague Queen as well as Thraximundar are not likely to help you get your win conditions. They are very expensive and may not even help the conundrum of this deck as well.

Other cards you might want to include in your deck:

Panas on EDH Stuff

2 years ago

I am sorry to say that blue cannot be played with your current commander. Her identity is B/R so no U allowed. If you still wish to remain within the vampire tribe for your commander there exists Garza Zol, Plague Queen :)

You could forego U and stick to rakdos colours, while not loosing much in terms of flavour (although you do miss on the strength of Counterspells).

As the deck is still an incomplete list, I can't see exactly where you want to go with it, but I would point you towards "Hellbent" as a keyword to look for besides madness.

From the cards selected so far, I can certainly tell you that Alchemist's Greeting and Alms of the Vein will be underwhelming at best. You shouldn't include cards just because they have an interesting keyword on them. Evaluate their power level both within the format's context as well as individually per effect (as though the keyword didn't exist). Take Murderous Compulsion as an example. It's an ok card standalone, and quite brilliant with madness. Both times, the effect is costed wisely and it's potent.

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