Go for the Throat


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

bushido_man96 on "This'll be a night you never forget!"

5 hours ago

I think you could use more card draw. Phyrexian Arena would be a good choice, and so would Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. Greed is another option. I think you could also use some more mass board wipes, and in black you could pull off In Garruk's Wake and Plague Wind, or Kindred Dominance. Those are three board wipes that allow you to keep your board state, which is so great with a token strategy. Nim Deathmantle might be better than Whip of Erebos. I also think that Olivia Voldaren is better than Olivia, Mobilized for War, unless you have some synergistic stuff going on with her.

I think I would pull New Blood. Nice flavor, but I don't think its worth it. Since you're running Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, you should run Filth, too. And if you want a backup to Urborg, Blanket of Night is good. I think I'd dump Rakdos Charm, too. Usually good against token strategies, but you are running a bit of one yourself.

Maybe take out Debt to the Deathless and Feast of Blood and add in Boros Signet, Rakdos Signet, and Orzhov Signet, which ever you feel the need for more. Swords to Plowshares over Go for the Throat.

How does Well of Lost Dreams work for you? You have lots of life loss effects going on, so if it works well, then stick with it. If you find yourself tapped out most of the time that you would want to use it, then a more straightforward card draw engine or another mana rock might work out better.

Have you thought about the Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond combo? You're running half of it...

I hope that helps some. I love the vampire tribal theme, so I hope you get it working for you.

dzapf2008 on Grisly Splinterfright

1 day ago

Thanks for the suggestions Blue_Flame! I think I only have Murder in my sideboard because I have 2 foils of it. I will probably go with Go for the Throat. Autumnal Gloom  Flip is an awesome card, but I don't know what to cut to add it. Maybe just add one of each of Go for the Throat and Autumnal Gloom  Flip when I cut Murder?

Blue_Flame on Grisly Splinterfright

1 day ago

Cool deck. I really dig what's going on here. A couple suggestions:

I would 100% replace Murder in the sideboard with either Go for the Throat or Murderous Cut.

I don't know if it's good enough but Autumnal Gloom  Flip might find a home in here? It's definitely a sink for your extra mana when you need to put stuff in your GY.

soupdragons on U/B m

1 day ago

I play U/B mill and from my experience you aren't going to need the Telling Time. You can probably take that out as well as Doom Blade for a playset of Go for the Throat for removal. You also might wanna sideboard or mainboard stuff like Wall of Frost or Sorcerous Spyglass for protection. You also might want to throw in a few Dimir Aqueducts or some Evolving Wilds to trigger Hedron Crab. Other than that the deck is looking good! Hope you take home some wins with it.

Sagarys on Ultra-budget: Are You Afraid of the Dark?

5 days ago

Dangerwillrobinson79 I do really like the Gifted Aetherborn swap. The original concept of the deck was to have every single creature be a flyer to maintain evasion at every point of the curve to maximize the impact of the equipment. Tormented Soul is an exception, as his unblockability allows him to carry your equipment straight through enemy lines unhindered. I still think evasion is important, but Aetherborn is so good, he would definitely be worth the swap if you wanted. I would probably swap him in for the Tormented Soul if I wanted to make the deck slightly more defensive, maybe against another aggro or stompy deck, where having an extra blocker with deathtouch would make a bigger impact than an unblockable that can't block.

Also, unrelated to that suggestion, just a general note: since swapping in Geth's Verdict and changing Doomblade to Go for the Throat, this deck plays a much stronger midrange game and can hold up against more deliberate tempo/control-y decks (unless they're creatureless, then you just need to go aggro and pray for a good curve). So, in those situations, don't be afraid to save mana for your control cards instead of throwing down more creatures and equipment. Gurmag Swiftwing can wait to get his Grafted Wargear next turn!

Pieguy396 on The Plague

1 week ago

I would strongly recommend some dual lands in your deck. Anything ranging from Jungle Hollows to Llanowar Wastes to Woodland Cemeterys to Overgrown Tombs to Verdant Catacombs can drastically increase the consistency of your deck. Also, a few effective pump spells that are generally run in Infect decks are Might of Old Krosa and Giant Growth, both of which are probably better than Forced Adaptation, Revenge of the Hunted, etc. Some effective removal spells also include Fatal Push and Go for the Throat, both of which I think are better than Doom Blade. In any case, good luck!

ImtheRealBear on Life *Drain* modern vampires

1 week ago

I like the idea! Liliana of the Dark Realms could be really good as she will tutor land for you and if you need either buff a vamp to finish them off or remove a creature. You also have two destroy nonblack creature removals so you could try out either Ultimate Price or Go for the Throat depending on local meta. Good luck with it!

APPLE01DOJ on Yet Another Mono-B Devotion

1 week ago

I'd swap 2 Vampire Nighthawk or 2 Gifted Aetherborn for 2 more Gray Merchant of Asphodel. You really want to hit Gary every single game and often more than once. I've played MBD quite a bit and in my experience the games often play out as simply survive long enough to cast Gary.

Perhaps swap some discard around or push Spellskite to the SB for more MB removal. Bile Blight and Go for the Throat are pretty good in the current meta. Funeral Charm is also a nice touch, bolt a bird or instant speed discard.

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