Go for the Throat


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Go for the Throat


Destroy target nonartifact creature.

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Go for the Throat Discussion

Kayne117 on wrexial mill

5 days ago

I highly recommend more answers and draw power. This deck has almost no draw power, so it will probably run out of gas pretty quickly. You also don't have many ways of dealing with troublesome cards from your opponent.

For card draw, I recommend:

  1. Staff of Nin
  2. The Immortal Sun
  3. Arch of Orazca
  4. Phyrexian Arena
  5. Underworld Connections
  6. Disciple of Bolas
  7. Kumena's Awakening

If you don't mind giving cards to your opponent in return for a slight mill effect and cheaper draw power, you can try:

  1. Temple Bell
  2. Jace Beleren
  3. Howling Mine

For removal/answers, I recommend:

  1. Sever the Bloodline
  2. Curtains' Call
  3. Go for the Throat
  4. Murderous Cut
  5. Victim of Night
  6. Rewind
  7. Dissolve
  8. Dismiss
  9. Countermand
  10. Desertion

There's probably some stuff that could be done better in regards to the mill and kraken themes the deck is going for, but I don't know enough krakens and I don't play mill, so I can't be much help there lol. Those are some things I spotted though.

hungry000 on Badass Trees

1 week ago

The reason I suggested more cards that work with Heartless Summoning is because it's a build-around-me card; to me, it just feels like it's not worth playing when there isn't much payoff (this is just a gut feeling). Whatever you prefer though. I think Shriekmaw could replace Go for the Throat pretty easily.

In this deck I was thinking 2-3 Assault Formation would be good in the sideboard as a transformative sb plan against creatureless decks, when your removal and board wipes are bad. Just one maindeck could work too, maybe in place of a Spell Pierce, Mana Leak or Go for the Throat. In the sideboard I would replace Apostle's Blessing or Ratchet Bomb.

ExpletoryOrb on what am i doing

2 weeks ago

alright so here goes, so the cards to the left can be swapped with the ones to the right, it has the same or very similair effect but for a reduced mana cost etc.

Throttle -> Grasp of Darkness

Bloodtallow Candle -> Dismember

Whispers of Emrakul -> Hymn to Tourach

Painful Lesson -> Night's Whisper (there is also: Sign in Blood

Lethal Sting -> Victim of Night (there is also Go for the Throat)

Dutiful Return -> Ghoulcaller's Chant ? (its cheaper and will almost always be for a zombie? a lot cheeper but its your call.)

Abyssal Specter -> Hypnotic Specter

the next ones are cards i think you should strip, i will list them and then explain why:

Ruin Rat : you already have a few of these, and this isnt even a zombie. there are just better cards out there that arent expensive at all, (i'll give some suggestions further down the post)

Shambling Attendants : Just strictly bad, you dont want to play a 3/5 dude for 8 mana ever.

Cruel Feeding : its just pretty bad, the strive cost is very expensive just to +1/0 lifelink. dont use this unless you had something specific in mind that i didnt catch up on reading the list.

Duress and Divest : these never really do much, yes you get to pick away 1 card and see 1 hand but you will almost never hit anything especially good, only run this if you are planning to do a lot of 1v1 EDH.

Here are some suggestions of cards that are very cheap and are pretty good:

Empty the Pits

Zombie Apocalypse


Zombie Master

Nevinyrral's Disk


enpc on Bigger, Blacker, & Scary-er!

2 weeks ago

You mentioned that the deck was having trouble because it was too slow, eh. Part of that is that you're trying to play demon tribal, but the other part of it is that your curve inflection is at 5 CMC. If you can get that curve even down to flexing at 3, it will make a huge improvement.

You need more low end ramp which will help increase the speed of the deck. A good example would be my old Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief deck: In the Black. It's not perfect, but the deck tries to run a large amount of 2 and 3 CMC mana rocks to ehlp ramp throug the early game. This is crucial with higher costed decks - you need to be hitting 8-9 mana when your opponents are hitting 5-6. The problem with relying mainly on mana doublers is that most of them are in the 4-6 mana range, meaning that they don't do anything until turn 5 minimum. I would also cut cards like Black Market for more reliable ramp. I tried running it and it is way too slow.

I would also recommend cutting No Mercy - you should have some of the biggest creatures on the battlefield so defense should be no problem. As for your removal suite, I would highly recommend Go for the Throat. Ashes to Ashes is also interesting.

CalebMaSmith on Zombies Deck

2 weeks ago

I know Go for the Throat is more common in the current meta so I would recommend that, but the only downside is that it is horrible against affinity, which is probably one of the best aggro decks in the meta. That's a more subjective thing. As an addition to my other suggestions I recommend Gravecrawler. He can be used to maintain tempo and attacking with him each turn can become a very annoying clock for your opponents. I would recommend replacing a Liliana's Mastery with coat of arms, it's a much bigger impact to the board for the same cmc. One card since I see you're going for fun over anything is Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. He's a very savage card who makes your zombies very hard to get rid of. The downside of him is he's really expensive but if you wanted a card that your friends will always have nightmares about you drawing him and playing him then look no further

Affinity_for_MTG on Abzan Panharmonicon

3 weeks ago

MrKittyPants: You could definitely take out a Smother for a Fatal Push if you're confidant about triggering Revolt. For the 2nd one it's your choice between Go for the Throat and Ultimate Price. I would decide based on your metagame. Take out Go for the Throat if people are playing Affinity, for example.

Skywatch on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer

3 weeks ago

I would recommend swapping out Hive Mind for a targeted removal spell. Such as Go for the Throat

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