Golgari Thug


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari Uncommon
Ravnica: City of Guilds 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

Rhyno52 on Death's Shadow Scavanger

4 days ago

I have decieded that i only want to play golgari because i want the deck focussed on two things. Scavange and Hand disruption/removal to cross the enemy Plans.

Golgari Thug is better for doing so than the imp because i could play him early and it would get me varolz back on top if needed. Also the two Slots are reserved for Mill spells and its just so much better to got him with lothlet troll instead of Commune with the Gods because of the recursion.

I hope you get the idea. If i want more protection i will sideboard for Vines of Vastwood or something.

But thanks for the Suggestion.

zogg2000 on Death's Shadow Scavanger

4 days ago

Super cool deck! I like the idea a lot. One possibility is to move to a third color, as it is pretty free when you want to grow Death's Shadow anyway (I know plan A is to scavenge it, but it seems like it would be easy to play it like a "normal" Death's Shadow deck sometimes and get those free wins). Red would give access to Lightning Bolt, Terminate and Kolaghan's Command, and blue could protect your combo with Stubborn Denial. I would also cut the Golgari Thugs. I know they fill your graveyard, but I think Stinkweed Imp would be better for that if that is the aim, and both are underwhelming.

CaptSillva on Sidisi's Box

1 week ago

I find that small amounts of incidental to be quite powerful in Sidisi, since her effect only triggers once per mill effect. Here is a list of cards I suggest you try out. Mental Note, Thought Scour, Crawling Sensation, Mulch, Golgari Thug, Stinkweed Imp, Liliana, the Last Hope, Nyx Weaver, Splinterfright, Pilfered Plans, Sudden Reclamation, and Ghoultree.

On a side note, I don't really know what your meta is like, but generally the countertop combo is kind of weak in commander. Other than the fact that it is harder to bring together, what made it strong in constructed was that most decks curves tended to cap out around 4-5 mana. Commander is wildly different since you will often see cards of 6+ mana even up to 10 or more depending on the deck. You can't really account for that in deck building either since the more you spread out your mana costs the less likely you are to get what you need when you need it. There is also the fact that people actually run counter measures for top in commander.

Leptys on gitrog monster dredge fun

2 weeks ago

Darkblast, Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Thug might prove fine cards to dredge with, as Gitrog loves to dredge cards (they mill into lands, drawing more cards).

With the dredge plan, reanimation effects become way stronger especially with your creature base. Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Necromancy etc. will prove to be very powerful effects when you can reanimate a Sidisi, Undead Vizier or an Avenger of Zendikar.

Also, try getting all the cycling lands you can find (Polluted Mire, Barren Moor, Blasted Landscape etc.), they have amazing synergy with Gitrog and Life from the Loam.

If you want to ramp faster into frog, additional 1-mana elves like Elvish Mystic, Elves of Deep Shadow and Fyndhorn Elves are all good turn 1 rampers. Also, cheap mana rocks like Mind Stone, Fellwar Stone and even cards like Fractured Powerstone will make it way easier to land Gitrog early. Try not to play rocks that cost more than 2 mana though, as they are usually played after getting Gitrog in the field when usually lands are what you wanna play to ramp up.

And of course, if you ever want to build around your Dakmor Salvage combo, any Eldrazi that shuffles itself and the graveyard into your library (like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth) work to give you infinite mana with something like Skirge Familiar. For symmetrical life drain, you can use either Exsanguinate or Faith of the Devoted from the new set. For some less cutthroat win conditions, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen does work as a player killer when you cast Splendid Reclamation with your huge graveyard.

Also, I guarantee you that Gitrog can keep up with his land sacrificing easily, even if you cut 20 lands from your deck straight out. This is due to him drawing you tons of cards, and of course due to the land recursion you already have in the deck. So if you ever feel like needing more slots for spells, you can very safely cut lands for more card slots with your current land count.

Just a couple of small tips, hopefully they are of some use. Cheers!

takeaseathoney on BW Zombies

1 month ago

hey :) i think the modern zombie decks tend to run more aggro rather than control; lands that don't come in to play tapped, and more 1-cost spells/creatures. i personally don't like playing aggro decks, because they make me sick, so i'm going to suggest some more control/midrange stuff for you.


Lotleth Troll


Stinkweed Imp

Golgari Thug

Tasigur, the Golden Fang


Murderous Cut

andylkell on Graveyard = hand

1 month ago

You're welcome! I bought this deck for my wife and she loves it. You may also think about adding dredge creatures just to fill your graveyard a bit more. Examples are Stinkweed Imp, Golgari Grave-Troll, Golgari Thug. I use them plus The Gitrog Monster and Lotleth Troll to form an unassuming combo in which you dredge, hit a land, discard the dredger and dredge again. As long as you hit a land every time you dredge (which isn't hard), you can mill yourself as much as you want, then cast Living Death to get everyone on the battlefield. It's kind of jankey, but she's assembled it several times to great effect.

You may consider other tutors like Behold the Beyond, Beseech the Queen, or Dark Petition just to gain a little consistency.

Rikente on Alesha, Who Luls at Death

1 month ago

No sweat UnleashedHavok, always willing to provide a different perspective. My Buried Alive piles really depend on the board and my mood. If I want to be goofy I'll get Crypt Champion, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, and Anger, using the Crypt Champion + Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip interaction I mention in my primer. If I need to respond to the board, I choose one of my myriad toolbox answers and then usually fun value cards such as Gonti, Lord of Luxury or Stoneforge Mystic. If I have Living Death in hand I'll grab Anarchist, Mindless Automaton, and Golgari Thug and I'll go all in on the reanimation plan.

This right here is exactly why I love this deck so much. There are always so many options, and I rarely get the same pile twice. I feel like this is the best way to really embrace the singleton nature of EDH.

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