Golgari Grave-Troll


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) 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.

Dredge 6 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly six cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card form your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise draw a card.)

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Golgari Grave-Troll Discussion

hkhssweiss on Destroy Recur Destroy!

9 hours ago

Hey PlatanoPower2!

Here might be some cards you can consider! For some more redundancy you can add in Oversold Cemetery to get that additional recursion going. Other cards in this area are cards like Debtors' Knell as well as Dawn of the Dead .

For a bit more on the mean side there are cards like Yosei, the Morning Star and Mindslicer to be pretty degenerate without going infinite, not to mention Vindictive Lich is also fun in multiplayer! Being able to sac and reanimate them a lot is really helpful! Living Death is generally a good card in aristocrat decks as we generally have the more valuable grave.

You can also consider adding in a more dredge theme to fill your grave faster. Cards of these sort are like Life from the Loam , Stinkweed Imp , Golgari Grave-Troll . Another card you can consider using from the new set is Teysa Karlov she is some spicy tech that lets us abuse our dying creature trigger abilities twice!

Hope that helps and feel free to ask for any advice or sort.

I have a couple reanimator decks you can check out if ya like to get some ideas, I have an infinite combo and a non-infinite combo list here. ^^

cdkime on Decay Mechanic and Kraul Forager

1 week ago

Having it be for a fixed in the graveyard would be a nightmare. Turn 1, discard Golgari Grave-Troll, turn 2, Dredge 6 and pay a couple times for a significant number of tokens.

ZendikariWol on Death Can’t Stop Me

1 month ago

Falkenrath Noble is usually worse than Zulaport Cutthroat.

Golgari Grave-Troll isn't a huge payoff, yeah decent self-mill but Glowspore Shaman would likely serve you better.

Golgari Thug is probably even worse than the troll.

Hermit Druid is probably not as good as Viridian Emissary here.

It That Betrays' mana cost is absurd.

Izoni, Thousand-Eyed is often a worse Grave Titan.

Llanowar Elves is probably worse than Diligent Farmhand here. Even a worse Golgari Signet.

Lord of Extinction, without evasion, isn't anything fantastic.

Mycoloth usually doesn't live to your upkeep.

Ramunap Excavator seems fairly pointless. If you do have lands in the graveyard, you probably don't care to play them. How much mana do you need? Same for World Shaper.

hkhssweiss on Izoni reanimator

1 month ago

I agree mkaufhold, with the current build you are running it might be better to actually run Meren of Clan Nel Toth or if that draws too much hate because of how oppressive she usually is, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord is another great commander that can be at the helm of your deck.

Here might be some additional cards that can help you in the reanimation theme:

Hope that helps and feel free to ask for any advice!

Pheardemons on Rebirth

1 month ago

I agree with RedmundR2 in general. The concept of this deck is not something you're going to be able to create competitively in modern. I truly believe you should play with what you love, and if that is casual then by all means continue. The deck still seems fun. However, there is a deck that may be similar that you can play competitively in modern.


One of my favorite combo decks in modern: Grishoalbrand (from Griselbrand and Nourishing Shoal). Seeing as you did not know about the legality of some cards I'm going to assume you are somewhat new to Magic. Disclaimer, this deck is NOT something you can just simply pick up and win at your local FNM. It does require a little bit more knowledge of the rules as well as competitive level thinking. However, if that is a route you want to, start with the deck you want to learn and keep playing until you've figured it out. This deck as many similar concepts to the deck you're trying to build. Also, this is simply one primer. There are more if this one doesn't "click" to you.

In saying all of that, if you want to get this deck more tuned to modern you will need to remove the illegal cards which I see you have taken most out. Pattern of Rebirth and Wild Mongrel NOT modern legal, and Golgari Grave-Troll is specifically banned. Before I continue with suggestions Karnival, are you willing to explore other colors? How competitive do you want to be, if at all? Do you have a budget I will need to remember for suggestions?

I've said this multiple times, sorry to say it again. Play with what you like. If you're more of a casual player with friends, this deck is fine. If you want to try and start competing at modern FNMs, I'm sure we could help try to find tune your deck (with whatever concepts you want to keep). If you want to truly start getting competitive, let us know. We can offer multiple decks that you might like to start and try.

anton6776 on

1 month ago

Golgari Grave-Troll? also Buried Alive seems really good here.

captainamerica on Bad Frog

1 month ago

Golgari Grave-Troll has dredge 6

Bjornis on Muldrotha - Ain't nobody got time for permanents

2 months ago


Stumbled across your deck as I was looking for ideas to improve my sidisi deck. Looks good, but I have some suggestions for you consideration.

You really should include some cards with dredge. Golgari Grave-Troll, Golgari Thug, Life from the Loam,Dakmor Salvage, or Stinkweed Imp. Also Stitcher's Supplier and Hedron Crab can get you a lot of cards in our graveyard efficiently.

Also ramp up your control game you should definitely add Mystic Snake, which locks your opponents out of the game with dead eye navigator.

As for cuts, I'd consider taking steps to lower the curve such as: Noxious Gearhulk, which seems inefficient compared with the Chupacabra and Nekrataal. The primordials seem slow and don't match your game-plan as you are not milling your opponents. And as far as I can see there are not any combos to fetch with Protean Hulk, which is why he usually gets a spot in commander lists.

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