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
2 weeks ago
Perusing the internet this morning, I came across the "seven by nine" rule. If your not familiar with it, you can check it out here, under note three - http://www.quietspeculation.com/2011/05/building-depietro-depauper/
Anyways, I found it quite brilliant. I broke out my EDH deck (The Cairn Nel Toth) and decided that it needed a serious overhaul.
I decided that my nine "slots," if you will would be the following:
Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 1 or less)
Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 2)
Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 3 or greater)
Utility/assorted random cards
So i started sorting the piles, and quickly realized I had too many cards for some slots, and not enough for others. I started the long, laborious, and painful process of cutting cards. I couldn't quite cut enough cards from the utility pile, so I decided I would have nine utility cards, and only six distinctly self-mill and CMC three or greater sacrifice fodder cards, because a lot of other cards can do those things in addition to doing their main purpose (if that makes any sense).
Anyways, I'll list the cards I have for each slot (its quite different than the original deck). Also, many cards serve multiple purposes, so I'm putting them in the category of their MAIN purpose.
Self-mill - Golgari Grave-Troll, Life from the Loam, Altar of Dementia (The best card in the whole deck, hands down. Not even kidding. Every Meren deck should run this card), Mesmeric Orb, Grapple with the Past. I need one more card for this slot (Stinkweed Imp?).
Sacrifice Outlets - Ashnod's Altar, Skullclamp, Attrition, Mind Slash, Evolutionary Leap. I don't love one-off sacrifice spells, but I have the slot for one. I've been debating between Altar's Reap, Morbid Curiosity and Eldritch Evolution.
Thoughts? What cards should fill my unfilled slots? Any cards I should replace?
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Golgari Grave-Troll is pretty good if you're looking for dredge
1 month 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 month ago
1 month 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 month 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.
1 month 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.