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

mazrimtaim on H:updated binder W:modern Dredge

6 days ago

I'm wanting to get into dredge in modern and am updating my binder for the first time in a while. The cards I am looking for are: 2x Bloodstained Mire 1x Wooded Foothills 1x Dakmor Salvage 1x Stomping Ground 1x Blood Crypt 3x Bloodghast 2x Golgari Thug 1x Haunted Dead 4x Insolent Neonate 4x Narcomoeba 4x Prized Amalgam 2x Darkblast 3x Conflagrate 4x Faithless Looting 3x Life from the Loam 2x Ancient Grudge 2x Collective Brutality 2x Damping Sphere 1x Lightning Axe 2x Nature's Claim 2x Thoughtseize and here is my binder.

Catalog9000 on Bladewing, the Risen deck intended ...

1 month ago

If you want to fill a graveyard, using the Dredge mechanic would probably be best.

Dakmor Salvage, Darkblast, Golgari Thug, and Stinkweed Imp would be your best bets. There's also Nightmare Void which you can target yourself to discard an expensive Dragon you can't afford at the moment, and Necroplasm that might backfire on you.

As for getting cards into your graveyard T1, there's always One with Nothing. If you go second, you get an 8th card in your hand. Playing a Swamp (Or any non-tap black land) and One with Nothing will put six cards into your graveyard. With some luck, any one of these Dredge cards will be thrown in there. Turn 2, you can begin the process of adding gas to your deck's style. Of course you run the risk of having no lands until you begin to top-deck, so I wouldn't recommend this until you have a few turns under your belt. Use red to loot and use One with Nothing to dump.

chadsansing on Teneb Commander

2 months ago

You have a lot of graveyard recursion, but not a lot of sac or discard effects or sac outlets. Is the idea just Abzan/Junk value here?

It might be helpful to test with more dredge and at least a few more sac or discard outlets. I'm wondering about:

And maybe a Whip of Erebos.

The value here looks good and this doesn't need to be a sac dec or anything, but I do think you need more enablers for Teneb and your recursion effects.

Have fun brewing!

luther on

2 months ago

In my opinion, what a deck that forces people to sac wants is a)tokens b)cheap cantrip creatures c)recursion. A) Ophiomancer, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Awakening Zone. B) Solemn Simulacrum, Elvish Visionary, Wall of Blossoms, Grim Haruspex, Phyrexian Rager. C) Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Golgari Thug, Doomed Necromancer, Apprentice Necromancer, Hell's Caretaker.

Like the others said, you also NEED some ramp up in this. I would also say to consider cutting some of your higher cmc creatures in favor of cheaper cards or stronger cards (i.e. sheoldred)

I also see that you have a dictate and no Grave Pact. Sure, the BBB1 can be hard to pay, but with proper ramp and mana fixing it isn't a big deal.

Ashriel on Varolz Hulk

2 months ago

I see. time to find a Golgari Thug then. thanks for responding.

JuQ on The Haunting of Karador: Ghost Chieftain

3 months ago

Karador was the first commander I tried to build. There is a big problem with him, his cost is absurdly high even with the discount. You need a lot of creatures in your graverd to make him affordable and even after that you will probably be out of mana when you finally cast him so you'll have to wait until your next turn to start using its ability.

You will need to make a special effort to fill your graveyard and run a really high count of creatures on the deck, so try to change any of the tools of the deck to utility creatures, that way you will also have a recurring toolbox in your graveyard.

To fill your graveyard you can use dredge (Golgari Thug, Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Grave-Troll are the highest dredgers) and you can loot (Key to the City, Smuggler's Copter, Deal Broker and Gate to the Afterlife) There are also Altar of Dementia, Dread Summons and Extractor Demon but it is a bit slow. The good news is all these cards will also synergize with your The Gitrog Monster.

This is so much easier with Meren of Clan Nel Toth as commander.

OmegaDestroyerZ on Haakon Storm

4 months ago

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

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