Ghoultree

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension (DKA) Rare

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Ghoultree

Creature — Zombie Treefolk

Ghoultree costs {{1}} less to cast for each creature card in your graveyard.

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Ghoultree Discussion

joecool1299 on A Journey of Self Exploration

1 week ago

You're kinda light on Ramp and card draw. I tend to want something like 6-9 pieces ramp and 4-7 pieces card draw. Kodama's Reach, Cultivate and all on the on color signets I'd recommend for ramp. And Treasure Cruise; Fact or Fiction, and it's cousin Sphinx of Uthuun; and Read the Bones I would consider for card advantage. Maybe something like Regrowth too.

Have you ever considered Victimize? Works well with all your zombies. Corpse Connoisseur is also an Entomb stapled to two zombies. Might be worth a slot.

I feel like Rise from the Grave and Rakshasa's Disdain are subpar versions of better cards. Like why not run Counterspell or Logic Knot or Delay or Disallow or... you get the idea. Yawgmoth's Vile Offering could be a spicy edition to this deck over rise. I'll also agree with the comment above and say Diabolic Servitude is great.

Seasons Past could be really really good but it depends on your meta. The deck indicates that you probably want one but if you have a faster meta, probably pass on it.

If it were me, I'd probably cut Grimoire of the Dead (Very slow), Ghoultree (Not really synergistic), Sultai Ascendancy, (It's not a great card advantage engine or graveyard filler), Boneyard Wurm, (Chumped all day long) Altar of the Brood, (My guess would be you'll never win by milling your opponents out), Witchbane Orb, (I doubt it's gonna come up, all that often), and Rise and distain as I mentioned above.

Cool deck. Hopefully any of that was useful.

TheRedeemed on

2 months ago

some good suggestions from me are:
- Secrets of the Dead
- Ghoultree
- Crawling Sensation
- Graveyard Busybody if your playgroup will allow it
- Ravenous Chupacabra
- Worm Harvest
- Anvil of Bogardan

MrAsian on Splinterfright's stroll through the boneyard

3 months ago

Ghoultree is basically a bigger, better Nemesis of Mortals. I honestly don't see why you wouldn't run it. In a deck like this, you would want at least 12-16 cards that would shove cards into your graveyard, like Mulch, Grisly Salvage, and Satyr Wayfinder. This way, you can drop down a Ghoultree or a powerful Splinterfright much earlier on in the game.

I'm not quite sure why you removed Gnaw to the Bone. It's really a game changer in creature-heavy, self-mill decks.

Kessig Cagebreakers is a great win-con.

JuQ on Sidisi Zombie EDH

3 months ago

If you are going to include The Gitrog Monster, Ramunap Excavator is one of the last cards you should cut to make room for it, it is one of the signature cards for Gitrog's deck. Just add Terramorphic Expanse or other similar budget fetchlands.

Ghoultree is just a big body with no additional abilities once it's on the battlefield.

In my Gitrog deck I included at some time the Millikin, I ended up cutting it because one card wasn't really worth it and it died to easy to any board wipe. So I'd say here is just the same (you have similar number of creatures as I have lands in my deck). So I would cut it and Deranged Assistant too.

I'm not really in love with Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord either, your deck looks like it wants to go creature wide rather than high. But many people like it, so it may be just personal prefference. Also his color requierements are over the top for a three color deck.

Is Skaab Ruinator worth exiling three creatures from your graveyard each time? Scourge of Nel Toth feels like a better option as you will probably have more tokens to sacrifice than creatures to exile. Tokens are a renovable source, but creature cards in graveyard are a limited resource.

I've faced Undead Alchemist several times in my friend's Gisa and Geralf deck, I can tell you that it is a respite for me everytime he plays it. Yes, he gets a bunch of zombies, but I'm not losing any life meanwhile. It is just buying me time until someone casts a boardwipe.

Isn't Corpse Connoisseur a bit high cost just for tutoring a creature into the graveyard? Honest question, I've never used it, but I'm not really sold on it.

Maybe you can survive without Brawn. Again, most of your deck is putting many creatures on the table and trample is better the bigger the creatures are.

The deck feels heavy and it doesn't ramp too much and some cards have activated abilities that need mana, those make the deck even slower. I advise to cut cards costs five and higher that you see they underperform (hard to tell just from the simulator), maybe a couple lands more also.
At least in my meta, by turn 6 there are a lot of scary stuff in the battlefield swinging left and right and your deck has a lot of late game cards. But you know, each meta is different.

Sidisi she needs to attack to trigger the milling, some support for her to survive combat may be necessary Key to the City is really nice and Whispersilk Cloak is a commander staple.

If you play Living Death, some graveyard hate is needed. I run Bojuka Bog in every black deck I have.

APPLE01DOJ on Rock 2018

4 months ago

Well Bob & Goyf command the high prices they do because nothing is as good. I wouldn't build a budget version of this deck because it just won't hold up. You can however build a variety of other decks.

I would say Phyrexian Arena is the best Dark Confidant non-build specific budget option and Tasigur, the Golden Fang is the best Tarmogoyf non-build specific budget option.

You could build G/B Zombies, G/B Devotion, a gravefill deck with Ghoultree, a Death's Shadow deck or even discard with Nyxathid.

I played this Of Plague & Persecution -R.I.P.- before I had my Bob's & Goyfs but you really need Lilly's. She's one of the best cards in modern and without and one of the main reasons to play black.

Throw together a list, then message me here and I'll help you tweak it to be viable.

Tehlu on Splinterfright's stroll through the boneyard

5 months ago

I know and Shriekmaw perfomed nicely in the match I played. I am thankful for that suggestion. Korozda Guildmage would be interesting to keep in the battlefield the power of a Splinterfright that gets targeted to be destroyed... I will think about it. But as Ghoultree, even though it is better, I don't think it would be too different. So I will keep the Nemesis of Mortals, for now.

Thank you once again, PraetorDragoon!!

PraetorDragoon on Splinterfright's stroll through the boneyard

5 months ago

Tehlu, you aren't going to cast it for 5 mana that often. Most of the time, you cast it for 1B using it's Evoke. Sure, it will die when it enters the battlefield, but that isn't that terrible isn't it? And in case you ever hardcast it, you can enchant it with Nighthauler to push some Fear damage through.

I am also a fan of Korozda Guildmage. Intimidate helps the bigger Boneyards, and sacrificing them for many Saprolings is useful at times too. I do recommend running Ghoultrees over Nemesis of Mortals A bit more expensive initially, but a flat 10/10 is better than spending mana twice.

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