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
5 days ago
Why didn't you just update your Spring Into Death deck list? There's only like 2 cards different, haha.
Now on to the real meat:
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.
Necrotic Ooze Combo
- Play Buried Alive or Survival of the Fittest.
- Grab and put Triskelion and Phyrexian Devourer into the graveyard, and get Necrotic Ooze into play.
- Make sure Necrotic Ooze gets out last if using Survival to tutor them.
- Remove all cards from your library to burn opponent(s) for the CMC of all cards in your library.
Once it's out, the only thing that can interrupt this is Split Second since you can respond by adding and removing counters.
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.
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.
1 week ago
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.
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.
2 weeks ago
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.
1 month ago
Sakura-Tribe Elder is a must have in this deck.
If you're willing to spend the money, Golgari Grave-Troll is an amazing card.
Coiling Oracle is a good ramp + ezuri trigger.
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.
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!