Golgari Grave-Troll


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds Rare

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Golgari Grave-Troll

Creature — Skeleton Troll

Golgari Grave-Troll enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each creature card in your graveyard.

, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Golgari Grave-Troll: Regenerate Golgari Grave-Troll.

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Golgari Grave-Troll Discussion

freakingShane on I Have A Sunburn

5 days ago

Why didn't you just update your Spring Into Death deck list? There's only like 2 cards different, haha.

Okay, so first off, get rid of Sol Ring, scrub. Secondly, some potentially good fast mana sources would be Songs of the Damned, Cabal Ritual, Dark Ritual, and/or Culling the Weak.

Now on to the real meat:

Perpetual Timepiece, Elixir of Immortality, Primal Command, Piper's Melody (and friends)

These are good for grabbing your GY so you don't mill yourself out or to protect yourself from enemy Bojuka Bogs and such.

Combo 1:

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Combo

  • Turn 1: Play a one drop ramp creature.
  • Turn 2: Play Buried Alive and fetch Mike and Triskelion.
  • Turn 3: Play Victimize, bring Mike and Trike out and ping infinitely to win.

Or tutor for Defense of the Heart and win the turn after you cast it.

Combo 2:

Necrotic Ooze Combo

Once it's out, the only thing that can interrupt this is Split Second since you can respond by adding and removing counters.

Combo 3:

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord Combo

This requires some knowledge of how the stack works.

  • Exile cards from your library until Phyrexian Devourer's ability is put on the stack.
  • In response to the ability, continue exiling cards to beef him up more.
  • Still before allowing the sacrifice to resolve, sack him to Jarad to smack your opponents for a ton of damage, similarly to the aforementioned Ooze-combo.

This gets around player Hexproof and graveyard hate, so you don't have to worry about things like Leyline of Sanctity and Leyline of the Void with this combo, unlike the other two.

Combo 4:

Colorless Mana Combo

  • Have/get Ashnod's Altar in play.
  • Play Nim Deathmantle.
  • Play Grave Titan, pop up two 2/2 tokens.
  • Sack the two tokens to Altar, then sack Titan to get a total of six .
  • Use 4 of that to make Deathmantle grab Titan back and get you two more tokens

Repeat this as many times as desired, netting 2 colorless mana every loop.

Pieguy396 on Meager Champion (a more casual ...

1 week ago

"at one time $2 USD or less" still allows for some pretty broken cards. Sword of the Meek, Golgari Grave-Troll, etc. Maybe change it to "currently $3 USD or less", kinda like Penny Dreadful?

Bluefire016 on Jarad dredge deck

1 week ago

If you are just playing casually, I would recommend Golgari Grave-Troll because he is gold for Dredge.

Also if you do end up splashing red for some of the cards recommended by HezTheGod(which can cause some crazy dredge triggers), you could supplement your mana base with cards like City of Brass and/or Mana Confluence to make sure you always have the right color of mana.

greatdevourer on Almost A Manaless Dredge Deck

1 week ago

Here are some of the articles I've been reading on the new Golgari Grave-Troll-less Dredge decks.


These were good articles on the deck, the format, and the key cards that make it work. Take a look and let me know what you think. I think the mana base is a bit shakier than it used to be and I'm not sure how I feel about the green. I understand why they went that way, just not sure if I like it enough to play those builds. I do like your more budget conscious build but at this point I don't think it will be able to stay mono-black. I like what red does for this deck but the green is tacked on just for the Life from the Loam. But Loam does get lands back so that you can cast other spells. Tough call. I think this is going to boil down to how aggressive or competitive you want to make the deck. If you're just playing casually with friends, then it doesn't matter as much what turn you win on.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Corroding Roots

2 weeks ago

Overgrown Tomb, Woodland Cemetery, Golgari Guildgate, Llanowar Wastes, and Jungle Hollow are all strong B/G lands to help smoothen out your mana base.

Eternal Witness is a strong EDH card already, but since you're particularly focused around the graveyard I suggest it even more.

Buried Alive immediately pitches three creature cards into your graveyard for reanimation later and so that Jarad gets a +3/+3 buff.

Golgari Grave-Troll fits the theme of dumping cards in your graveyard and getting better for the number of creatures in it.

Acidic Slime is a powerfully destructive creature that blows up a difficult permanent and then sticks around as an annoying deathtouch blocker.

Living Death can be a win condition/boardwipe combination if you've successfully stockpiled your graveyard over the course of the game.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed allows for double sacrificing (and with a persist creature, infinite sacrificing), and is a strong lord overall.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier goes along with the sacrificing theme and is a tutor on a stick. Tutoring is essential in EDH.

Life from the Loam is a premiere dredge card that recurs back all those lands that would be lost.

Deathrite Shaman continues to be an excellent card that is basically the Golgari version of Grim Lavamancer, except it is also a mana elf and lifegain.

Phyrexian Delver is your budget Reanimate on a stick. Strong and effective for its cost.

Phyrexian Arena is a crazy draw engine that gives SO much back in value over the course of a game, and with a negligible downside with a starting 40 life total.

HaunterHunter on Ezuridiculousness

1 month ago

Plaxcaster Frogling is much better than Sylvan Safekeeper

Blighted Agent or Viral Drake might be a good idea.

Master Biomancer and Bloodspore Thrinax might also be a good idea.

Sakura-Tribe Elder is a must have in this deck.

Plasm Capture is a good idea if you're going to put more counters in, Rewind and Fuel for the Cause are a good idea as well.

If you're willing to spend the money, Golgari Grave-Troll is an amazing card.

Coiling Oracle is a good ramp + ezuri trigger.

Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar are ezri triggering planeswalkers with draw and destruction prowess.

Spike Feeder over Essence Warden if you're looking for life gain

Firebones675 on Glissa, the Traitor - Pseudo Stax and Removal

1 month ago

Thornbite Staff allows you to mow down creatures due to glissa's deathtouch.

Entomb, Buried Alive, Codex Shredder and cards with dredge like Golgari Grave-Troll, Stinkweed Imp, Golgari Thug, Life from the Loam & Dakmor Salvage are great for decks that have graveyard shenanigans.

Grinning Totem, Unwinding Clock, Clock of Omens, and Shimmer Myr are all cards I also enjoy using in my glissa deck.

LekTek on Touched by a Lich Lord: 1 Shot Kill Combo

1 month ago

Mate, I'm sorry to hear about the theft. I hope you get back into it - I'm a huge fan of your decks! In fact I think I'll put a couple together to play with a few mates, who I used to play AD&D with, that I'd like to drag into the game with me.

I'm brand-new to MTG and found this deck while looking for graveyard style decks since my intro into the game has been playing zombies on Magic Duels.

I'm putting together a version of this deck, replacing 2x Golgari Grave-Troll with 2x Golgari Thug, and the 2x Kessig Cagebreakers with 2x The Gitrog Monster and looking forward to trying it out at my first ever FNM very soon!

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