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 Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Go for the Throat


Destroy target nonartifact creature.

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Go for the Throat Discussion

3InchMeatMonster on Blink Abzan Budget

1 day ago

i would move Siege Rhino up to a full set. as well as a full set of Restoration Angel. i would replace Acidic Slime with Reclamation Sage. the slime costs to much mana. the interaction with Fairgrounds Warden and Wasteland Strangler is good. i would also drop a mana dork or two to add something like Blade Splicer. i would also replace some of your flicker instants with premium removal like Dismember, Go for the Throat, and Path to Exile.

Randomguy006 on Esper Zambambos

2 days ago

MTGgoldfish has an article about building a budget mana base that you should check out. One thing it suggests is using painlands, which will always come into play untapped, over checklands, which will come in to play tapped most of the time for you.

Remand isn't good in this deck. Counterspells are best in decks that play at instead speed, and this one doesn't do that. Get a few more creatures and removal spells over that.

Overall, you should use efficient removal over versatile removal. Anguished Unmaking and Oblivion Ring can get rid of anything, but they also cost 3 mana. Better to go with Doom Blade, Go for the Throat or Ultimate Price instead, and keep Anguished Unmaking in the sideboard for when you're up against some deck that has enchantments / artifacts that you need to remove. Better yet, use Fragmentize in the sideboard for that purpose.

Lastly, Prized Amalgam isn't great here. In your deck, 90% of the time it's just a 3/3 for 3 mana, which really isn't good enough for modern. If you want to REALLY take advantage of it, you want to be discarding or milling it and then get it back for free along with something else. If you wanted a deck that was focused on this you'd want 4x Zombie Infestation, 4xGrave Scrabbler, 4xDread Wanderer, and maybe some Haunted Dead and Necromancer's Stockpile along with your amalgams and gravecrawlers. Imagine a game where you cast Zombie Infestation turn 2, discard an Amalgam and a Gravecrawler, and cast the gravecrawler from the graveyard next turn to bring back the amalgam!

IlGuale on My Modern mono Vampire deck

3 days ago

Hi! Since you play aggressively, i suggest you to reduce the mana curve, maybe replacing some 3-4 drop with a playset of Gifted Aetherborn. Then, thanks to your manabase, i would consider a mix of Victim of Night and Go for the Throat over Doom Blade because they hit more targets (Namely Death's Shadow and Tasigur, the Golden Fang). Talking about sideboard, i suggest you to put in a pair of Duress to use with IOK against combo and some graveyard hate like Nihil Spellbomb or Relic of Progenitus. But it really depends by your meta, so...

i hope i have been of some help.

Shane on Korlash's Nightmare

5 days ago

For protection you could use Swiftfoot Boots or Ring of Xathrid.

Also I feel you could use some draw, Sign in Blood maybe. As well as more removal. Hero's Downfall or Go for the Throat/Doom Blade.

dlamars on You Can Call Me Grandaddy

6 days ago

Hey, the deck looks good here's a few suggestions:

Gatekeeper of Malakir would probably be better than Go for the Throat. Innocent Blood and Small Pox aren't bad options either.

I think Impact Tremors and/or Purphoros, God of the Forge is good here especially paired with Bloodlord of Vaasgoth. Gets really crazy if you can splurge on a Cloudstone Curio.

You could probably use more resurrection effects like Living Death, Patriarch's Bidding and/or the budget friendly Phyrexian Reclamation.

Hope these help!

BrandonJamesCAC on Jundy Jund

1 week ago

I like that you are using

Go for the Throat and not just falling into Modern group think.

Fatal Push doesn't kill everything.

Nice job on this.

DoomOnYOU on Kambal Prison

1 week ago

I love Kambal, and I love the deck idea. I run Atraxa Stax so I'm a big fan, but your mana base needs a bit of revision. I'd cut some lands out like Dpooser said, and I'd add some more mana rocks, like Commander's Sphere, Mind Stone, even Fellwar Stone because it's 2 mana. If you're tired of just mana rocks, I'd recommend Journeyer's Kite, which is a new favorite of mine, even if it is a bit slow. Erebos, God of the Dead prevents your opponents from gaining life back, and is a neat card draw engine, but you have a lot of nice card draw enchantments too. With some of those extra land slots, some hard removal for cheap could also work. Go for the Throat and Murderous Cut are good options. Just some tips from a fellow stax player, great deck outside of the land base!

IlGuale on Mono-Black Midrange

1 week ago

I play a similar list myself and have to suggest Go for the Throat over Doomblade, since black creatures are very relevant at the moment and Gurmag Angler is also immune to Victim of Night.

A boardwipe i like is Flaying Tendrils, because it removes creatures like Kitchen Finks and is cheaper than Languish and Mutilate.

Some cheap, efficient sideboard option i like against burn are Gonti's Machinations, Pharika's Cure (which kills every creature burn plays) and Shadowfeed. Shadowfeed can also provide some graveyard hate, which you don't have, with Nihil Spellbomb.

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