Go for the Throat

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Mirrodin Besieged Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Go for the Throat

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Destroy target nonartifact creature.

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Go for the Throat Discussion

Sargeras on Budget Mono-black control

16 hours ago

Gotta support fellow black players, so +1. Here are my suggestions.

  1. Since your playgroup is mostly casual players, I'm guessing most of the decks are likely creature based ones, which makes cards like Smallpox very effective and dealing with any early game creatures your opponents might have. If you do go the pox route, Tombstalker could be in your future.

  2. If you want some good creatures, Gifted Aetherborn is definitely good as more nighthawks are always great. Abyssal Persecutor would be perfect for this deck since you run so much removal. Also, Lashwrithe on cards like Vampire Nighthawk can end games very quickly.

  3. I'd cut some of the expensive kill spells and up the land count, as cards like Doom Blade, Go for the Throat, Vendetta, all work very well.

  4. Honestly, especially in casual metas, decks like this are often very destructive, cutting expensive kill spells for cheaper cmc ones will likely be enough for you to stop what your opponent is doing and kill them.

Sleazebag on help needed

2 days ago

You have quite a lot of lifegain, but not that many cards that put this to use.

I'd definitely run four Ajani's Pridemate.

Lifegain can be good, but cards that only gain life and nothing else are very much not so. I'd cut all the Chaplain's Blessing, Awe Strike's and Luminous Wakes. They don't do enough to be worth a card slot in your deck.

Another card that can put your lifegain to use is Sanguine Bond. It should give you a solid way to double up the damage you are dealing with your lifelinkers.

Next I'd work on adding some removal to your deck. Currently you have almost no interaction with your opponents gameplan.

Karlov of the Ghost Council is a super strong creature with a lifegain deck as he not only costs little mana and grows really fast, but he also doubles as creature removal.

As for instant speed removal, there is an incredible variety! One of the best removal cards in MtG is Swords to Plowshares. It can even be used as emergency lifegain in a pinch (Imagine using it on a Serra Avatar. In black you also have cards like Doom Blade, Murder, Go for the Throat, Tragic Slip and Fatal Push.

If you want a non combat way to gain life, cards like Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant give you many small and repeated triggers for only 1 mana, excellent cards.

For non budget lifegain goals, there's Serra Ascendant and Archangel of Thune at $18 and $25 each, but they are amazingly strong.

Also keep in mind that this deck is not "standard" legal, but casual. Standard legal requires you to only play cards printed the last 2 years in MtG.

ArchangelAlchemist on Szadek, More Like SzaDICK

4 days ago

Liturgy of Blood, Index, Extinction, Dimir Cluestone, Jace Beleren, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Returned Reveler, Returned Centaur, Indulgent Tormentor, and Elusive Tormentor  Flip could all be cut for better cards. I'm glad to see your CMC for the deck is low, but most of these cards have better versions. You already have the good Jace in here, Liturgy can be removed for Go for the Throat, Indulgent can be taken out for either Bloodgift Demon or Archfiend of Depravity. I don't see how Lili, heretical healer and Elusuve Tormentor help your deck, and Extinction seems too narrow.

Rhyno52 on Demon Discard

1 week ago

Someting you could do is playing ramp things. Crypt Ghast, Extraplanar Lens+Snow-Covered Swamp or Heartless Summoning to get your demons much faster. Also Sorin's Vengeance would be a good finisher then.

For killing their creatures, you can go for removal or also board wipes. Go for the Throat, Slaughter Pact, Damnation, Drown in Sorrow...

Card draw could be vital, some Sign in Blood could also kill your opponent or Phyrexian Arena for more long term card draw.

Also a cool Card to play with those much devotion would be Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for even more ramp and Gray Merchant of Asphodel to totally fuck up everyone at the table.

Your discard plan is a little bit too far away from your plan to get out the deamons because you cant to both at the same time, discard is only good in early turns and in combination of early board presence from your side. You should keep things like Inquisition and Distress but not that much. You also need room to win the game. Maybe 4 Discard 4-6 removals/wipes the rest demons and ramp. But you have to test and look for yourself what you want to do with your deck.

i hope this helps.

JonClark on Mono-Black Devotion

1 week ago

for the last two sideboard cards i would try 2 Fatal Push and 1 Go for the Throat.

Chopwood on Zombie/Token/Destroy

1 week ago

You should consider adding 4x Relentless Dead and maybe even some Gravecrawlers. When it comes to kill spells you can use Go for the Throat (meta-dependent) or Victim of the night. Other nice kill spells are Fatal Push and Dark Salvation can be a 1-mana kill spell if you control enough zombies. Consider adding Sign in Blood or Phyrexian Arena for card draw.

The7thBobba on Knight_of_Aces

1 week ago

Another means of safekeeping until you can set up would be cheap burn and removal. Just do a gatherer search for anything red or black with manacost 3 or less, that says destroy creature, or deals damage. And try to avoid limitations like "non-black, non-artifact" of burn that can only target a player. Favourites of mine are Murder, Flame Slash, and Go for the Throat(yes, it has a limitation, but it's super cheap)

Athraithe on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 week ago

benw mirko vosk is a 2/4. He doesnt have hexproof, indes, or shroud. Dreadbore, Terminate, Go for the Throat, Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Decimate, Wing Snare, Pongify, all of these kill him. Most before he could deal damage. the only evasion he has is flying, in which green snipes him down all day too.

Most cedh decks run at least 31 lands. 31/4 is roughly 8. Thats 5-8 times you need to hit a SINGLE player to mill them out. And many players run some sort of graveyard shuffle, like blue with Timetwister. And this is multiplayer cEDH. Which means you have 2 other opponents besides the one you just hit. And getting in even 5 hits with him? well hes a 5 drop. Say you get him out turn 3. By then, zur and teferi have usually set up most of the lock if not all. then youre talking another 5 turns to kill 1 person off milling. Thats turn 8, and by then someone else probably won. Even if you want to add in all those other fun things like Glimpse the Unthinkable and Archive Trap, they wont bring you much further. Maybe speed up everything by 2-3 turns for 1 player. But mirko still wont be able to win quickly without Helm of Obedience and Leyline of the Void. By the time you get them out if you had to hardcast leyline? turn 3 activation, which someone can stop pretty simply too. Its hard to explain all the fine details but this is the best i can do on lack of sleep lol

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