Golgari Thug

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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) Uncommon
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

aef823 on Confuson fuuu-

3 weeks ago

Darth_Savage Yeah, this is probably my last time fixing this up idk.

I've decided to use Drake Familiar and also added Reality Acid for some synergy, so now I have 8 enchantment removals, if needed, alongside a combo that removes permanents twice.

I've also removed Crucible of Worlds fetching for it takes too long, and the payoff is the ability to use a land from the graveyard, with absolutely no way to properly use it, I've also replaced Ratchet Bomb with Trepanation Blade and Codex Shredder, there's no point in more permanent removal, especially if it's slow.

Plus, that means milling someone to death is now feasible, and I can remove Increasing Confusion for self-milling reasons and Golgari Thug for fetching creatures.

So now, I guess it's a good enough toolbox deck. Probably.

xaarvaxus on Izoni Self-Mill

3 weeks ago

If this were my deck and I needed to make cuts from the list I would trim the following:

Oashra Cultivator seems a little slow but does have the advantage of being something your opponents will likely leave alone.

Champion of Stray Souls expensive and was a bit clunky when I used it. Would need haste for it to be worth it.

Deadbridge Chant the 'at random' part seems unreliable in a deck where your graveyard will be pretty big. YMMV.

Svogthos, the Restless Tomb is another card I tried hard to make work but it really needs trample to be useful. I'd sub in Geier Reach Sanitarium here though so this isn't really bringing the deck down to size.

Worm Harvest it combos well with Dakmor Salvage and Skullclamp but I'd probably be relying on my commander to be producing my token creatures. Its a tough cut though.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari doesn't actually sacrifice anything herself and falls more in line with Zulaport Cutthroat

Nyx Weaver just not a fan personally, it does fill the task of priming the graveyard.

One of either Stinkweed Imp or Golgari Thug hopefully you have enough ways to fuel the graveyard that you don't need both

One of either Ramunap Excavator or World Shaper is there enough of a lands matter theme here to warrant both [or either]?

Jarad's Orders good card and I use it in my Meren deck but since it only ends up putting one card into the yard maybe it doesn't make the cut here. It does draw you a creature too but I'm working on the assumption you're trying to turbo as many creatures into the yard as possible so this doesn't do enough on that front.

You may want to consider Command Beacon so you can cut down on the cost of recurring Izoni [though that might give you reason to keep the Excavator, etc]

Hopefully this might help you in making some decisions on what to cut.

aef823 on Confuson fuuu-

3 weeks ago

Darth_Savage a while back I had Rolling Temblor while having Young Pyromancer be replaced by Vault Skirge for an early game foothold/forcing a removal. While also having Increasing Confusion instead of Startled Awake  Flip so I can start fetching from the graveyard and gaining free removals via Golgari Thug and Vengeful Pharaoh

The problem is that the current meta involves Eidolon of the Great Revel or Phyrexian Obliterator, hence the 4CMC sorceries while having outright removal and not creature damage, I can use it whenever I want, and I don't need to sacrifice permanents.

However, just like you said I need early game removal, so I had a compromise via Sun Droplet and Ratchet Bomb.

My current problem right now is my other old form of removal- using dredge via Golgari Thug/Stinkweed Imp and Vengeful Pharaoh no longer works as well, since I can't mill myself, but again, like you said I need an evasive creature for Dowsing Dagger  Flip, therefore Persistent Nightmare comes close.

multimedia on Casual Golgari Commander

1 month ago

Hey, looks good, nice job adapting the Guild Kit into a Commander deck :)

There's a few cards here that can be upgraded with better budget cards:

  1. Regrowth > Recollect
  2. Farhaven Elf > District Guide: Farhaven puts a Basic Forest or Swamp directly into play not into your hand.
  3. Putrid Imp > Erstwhile Trooper
  4. Dread Return > Vigor Mortis: reanimation spell you can potentially use twice.
  5. Carrion Feeder > Golgari Rotwurm
  6. Viscera Seer > Drooling Groodion

Other budget cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Creeping Chill
  • Tranquility
  • Undercity Uprising
  • Status / Statue
  • Rolling Spoil
  • Vigorspore Wurm
  • Swarm Guildmage
  • Sisters of Stone Death
  • Rot Shambler
  • Rhizome Lurcher
  • Lhurgoyf
  • Slum Reaper
  • 1x Forest
  • 1x Swamp

Good luck with your deck.


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.

CanEx on Varolz Hulk

1 month ago

So is Golgari Thug just there to combo with discard to get combo elements out of your hand? Seems like kinda of a weird choice. Might be necessary with only the Melira combo. I run both Mikaeus and Melira hulk piles atm so it might be not as necessary.

philktoken8998 on PAX Pulls - UMA - ...

1 month ago

Hey everyone, I got pretty lucky with my pulls from the 2HG at PAX this weekend. Specifically I opened up the following cards I'm looking to trade:

1.) Golgari Thug

2.) Frantic Search

3.) Anger

I'm just looking into people's binders really so let me know if you're interested.

A couple other cards I opened and would be willing to trade are:

Platinum Emperion

Platinum Emperion

Eldrazi Conscription

skoobysnackz on Muldrotha, Primal Surge

2 months ago

I see you have a lot of surveil cards in here, do you really think cards like Barrier of Bones and Dimir Informant are worth it over dredge cards like Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Thug? If the idea is to dump cards in the graveyard, I have a feeling dredge is the better way to go.

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