Golgari Thug

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Uncommon
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Uncommon

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Golgari Thug

Creature — Human Warrior

When Golgari Thug is put into a graveyard from play, put target creature card in 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

OmegaDestroyerZ on Haakon Storm

1 day ago

Cut the two of Noxious Revival for a two of Tormenting Voice, also cut a land for another copy of Golgari Thug

OmegaDestroyerZ on Haakon Storm

1 day ago

Alright, I cut one Burning Vengeance and also one Nameless Inversion to add two Golgari Thug to the main. I then replaced the mainboard Burning Vengeance with Impact Tremors and put the Burning Vengeance Package in the sideboard, trimming some cards to make room.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Horror's from the seventh sea

3 weeks ago

A Thing in the Ice  Flip / dredge hybrid list looks pretty cool. There's definitely some weak points, but they're easily strengthened. You need some spot removal to deal with threats. Doom Blade or Go for the Throat would be good, but Fatal Push would be optimal if you can afford a playset.

Compulsive Research is better than Oath since you're not running any planeswalkers, plus it counts towards thing in the ice in case you don't have Hex Parasite or Hexmage.

Last recommendation is Golgari Thug. Useful for more Narcomeaba triggers, but also as a way to get back your Thing in the Ice.

Happy brewing!

MrBronson on Dead Island, Who Do You Voodoo?

2 months ago

RijtBart, I do thank you for the suggestion, however Brawn, Wonder and Genesis are the 3 that made the cut. I tried all 4 and Filth was too dependent on Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Having 100 cards in a deck and keeping my spells to be creature based, I have pulled Filth for Golgari Thug. The ability to hit all my triggers and throw creatures in the grave, other than possibly to make creatures unblockable. I found the Sidisi, Brood Tyrant triggers 3 cards to graveyard. With that trigger alone means the deck needed to be minimum 1/3rd of creatures. So, if the creature isn't a spell with legs or ways to increase my graveyard size, they had to help me lock out my opponents. Due to the amount of lands needed for a great EDH (circumstance), 1/3rd is mana. Now, the final 3rd of the deck are ways to use my graveyard as an extension on my hand and create combos for the deck (i.e.Basalt Monolith+Mesmeric Orb or Morality Shift+Living Death). So, in short Filth had been tried and found an error.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Oloro Reanimator

2 months ago

Hello there! First of all, cool deck idea. Esper reanimator that isn't artifact centric isn't something you see everyday. I also like that you chose to go the discard route instead of the sacrifice route. That being said, since you mentioned above that you want a commander which you can use in your game plan, have you considered using the partner commanders Ravos, Soultender and Silas Renn, Seeker Adept (or Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker). While they don't have the same raw power as Oloro, both have built in reanimator abilities which would allow you to utilize them for your game plan. Plus Oloro draws a ton of hate from other players in my experience.

In terms of speeding up your deck, I would second the previous suggestion about changing which mana rocks you use. I only consider mana rocks with a CMC greater than 2 if it has a specific ability that I find necessary for my deck. While the signets only tap for 2 of your 3 colors, they are considerably faster than 3 cmc rocks and I find that they are better color fixers (keep Commander's Sphere though). Also, Mind Stone is a pretty great 2 cmc mana rock that later replaces itself.

Since you are running very high CMC creatures, another way to speed up your deck is by utilizing more effects which get them directly into your graveyard early. Buried Alive is a great start, but you could also consider Entomb, dredge effects like Stinkweed Imp, Dakmor Salvage, and Golgari Thug (which coincidently are great sacrifice targets), and Dread Summons. Another route to go is to replace your group hug cards (unless group hug is your goal) with wheel effects like Windfall, Forgotten Creation, Jace's Archivist, and Wheel and Deal.

Lastly, I noticed you run Volrath the Fallen which is absolutely fantastic! I am not sure if you are familiar with the CommanderVs series on YouTube, but one of the guys over there just did a video piloting a Volrath the Fallen deck. While it is more of glass cannon deck that abuses Volrath, it might give you some ideas about the discard-reanimation theme.

Good luck deck building!

sickrobot on Varolz Hulk

3 months ago

Hey Wurmlover, if Mikaeus is in your hand when you start the hulk combo, the following line will solve that problem;

Protean Hulk Trigger Resolves -> Get Body Snatcher and Golgari Thug -> Body Snatcher triggers, discard Mikaeus to pay for it -> Sacrifice Golgari Thug -> Golgari Thug Triggers, putting Mikaeus on top of the deck -> Sacrifice Body Snatcher to reanimate Protean Hulk -> Sacrifice Protean Hulk -> Protean Hulk Trigger Resolves -> Get Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Walking Ballista -> Win

Keep in mind, this information can be found in the primer under the Hulk Lines->Hulk Piles section, hope that helps!

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