Golgari Thug

Golgari Thug

Creature — Human Warrior

When Golgari Thug is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put target creature card from your graveyard on top of your library.

Dredge 4 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly four cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)

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Golgari Thug Discussion

Strangelove on WARriors

2 months ago

Hi Shayda!!!

Dude those dragons are doing so well (when no one wipes them)!

Did you want a similar deck? 'Cuz that's what you've got here... but I think you should lean into go-wide-aggro > midrange and play more 1-2 cmc creatures and move all your ramp to 2 (Rampant Growth, signets, etc).

I'd also recommend Golgari Charm, Boros Charm, and Heroic Intervention.

Tribal decks have so much flavor! Hope this helps, maybe we'll see it next weekend? :o

GhostChieftain on EDH - Meren: Improvement Discussion

2 months ago

Mana dorks will be excellent in a meren deck. Having extra sac fodder is a great thing.

A quick way to up the power of a deck that isn't already cEDH is to get rid of anything higher than 3 mana that doesn't directly make you win and replace it with cheap draw and ramp. Mindblade Render, Oakhame Adversary, Dark Confidant would all be well in line as 2 cmc draw to add (bonus being creatures for meren). A bit of dredge in Golgari Thug and Darkblast can also be "draw" in a graveyard based deck and the more actual draw you have the better your dredge will be. Natural Order can be a replacement for a more expensive(cmc) win con because you can sacrifice a dork and end up with protean hulk.

As far as your combo, I like Walking Ballista a lot more than triskelion with mikaeus. It requires a sac outlet with it, but your line likely includes getting carrion feeder or viscera seer at the start of it anyway. Ballista also can be cast for 0 with meren and just die every turn until you want to return it to hand and cast to kill something, then rinse and repeat.

Epicurus on Stranger with some strange lands

2 months ago

+1 for creativity, for sure. But also +1 for designing this deck at nearly $1/card. That's impressive. Now, please excuse me while I ruin the two reasons why I really like this deck.

The Gitrog Monster is at its best when it is in a classic Loam build. Which is to say, it has Life from the Loam, and preferably Crucible of Worlds. Neither of those are budget friendly, and both are completely uncreative, since it's basically "Gitrog 101." I can't help a whole awful lot here with the creative part, but I do have some insights into the budget version aspect:

Personally, I also think that easy self mill, like Perpetual Timepiece, Shard of Broken Glass and Splinterfright, as well as dredge spells like Golgari Grave-Troll, Golgari Thug, Dakmor Salvage, Shambling Shell and Stinkweed Imp are certainly helpful as well.

Not that I think your deck needs all of the cards I've listed here, but they are all worth consideration. You've put together a formidable budget list already, and I wouldn't want to muck it up too much.


RNR_Gaming on Tayam and Tayam again

2 months ago

adding things that fill the yard might help a bit Satyr Wayfinder Stitcher's Supplier, Stinkweed Imp, Golgari Grave-Troll, and Golgari Thug could all be interesting.

Limewax on The Advokist's Instrument

3 months ago

Great deck, I built my own budget version.
What do you think about cards like Stitcher's Supplier, Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Thug to fill up the graveyard? Since the deck has lots of tutors and is built around GY recursion it might help? And what do you think about Lurrus of the Dream-Den ?

TriusMalarky on TriusMalarky

3 months ago


I currently do not have a list, I'll have to upload it to TappedOut sometime this week.

Yes, Necrotic Ooze is used. Ooze is the best creature to go off, but the commander Lazav, the Multifarious allows you to go off more consistently and much faster than just Ooze. In fact, the requirements for t3 comboing is somehow getting Scholar in the yard and playing Lazav t2, as well as having Stinkweed Imp or Golgari Thug either in hand or in the top X cards of your deck, where X is calculated based on the number of creatures you have in hand and are in the top X cards of your deck. I haven't built the equation yet.

I think Vampiric Tutor would be a great upgrade, plus some fetches and whatnot.

The deck is literally capable to doing just about anything you want, from making infinite creatures to taking infinite turns to literally casting everything your opponents have in their decks just for fun.

I don't get to play it often, because it takes forever to combo off, but it always wins.

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