Gorgon Flail

Gorgon Flail

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has deathtouch. (Creatures dealt damage by this creature are destroyed. You can divide its combat damage among any of the creatures blocking or blocked by it.)

Equip {{2}} ({{2}}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Set Rarity
2010 Core Set (M10) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Gorgon Flail occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Gorgon Flail Discussion

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Curious Horseshoe Crab

4 months ago

There aren't a lot of straightforward replacements some of the cards here (particularly time walk) and some might be a little worse and you'll definitely lose some of the synergy, but that doesn't mean we can't keep the game plan. Also this is for the modern format (what used to be extended) and not the current standard. That being said:

Creatures

  • Horseshoe Crab/Thieving Magpie - Still modern legal/Surge Mare also works.
  • Thornwind Faeries - Prodigal Sorcerer.
  • Raven Familiar - Augury Owl/Sea Gate Oracle.
  • Rayne - No functional replacement that affects all your creatures/Monastery Siege might be able to serve a similar purpose of making it harder to target your permanents rather than discourage your opponent from targeting.

Enchantments

Counterspells. This one is a bit tricky as they moved away from the classic Counterspell and there's a lot of variety here and counters have changed a lot. So I'm just going to recommend a few to consider:

Spell Pierce, Negate, Muddle the Mixture, Remand, Archmage's Charm, Condescend, Deprive, Essence Capture, Force of Negation, Hinder, Rune Snag, Wizard's Retort, and Thassa's Intervention.

Well, that took a bit of time, but I hope this helps.

Blackheart426 on The Drak

4 months ago

Great Deck! For your consideration, Gorgon Flail, Quietus Spike and, if you're really feeling rambunctious, Sword of Kaldra for additional removal. Gratuitous Violence makes Drak hurt. Alot. Strionic Resonator for extra giggles. Keep it up!

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Ramp Cheat Swing

4 months ago

I'd go for Ambush Viper (sneaky removal when you need it) or Nightshade Peddler (usually two death touch creatures for the price of one). If you want a a fun deterrent you can try Hornet Nest, it doesn't have any power, it can't attack, but opponents typically don't want to swing into it with anything that doesn't have trample. It is also really funny with Setessan Tactics and any big creature. If you want to give death touch to creature, I would suggest going the equipment route with Basilisk Collar or Quietus Spike, which works nicely with trample. Or you could go with Gorgon Flail as it is less mana intensive and adds some power. Hope this helps.

xaarvaxus on 3 Headed Niv-Mizzet

5 months ago

You have Thought Reflection listed twice. Good spot to fit in another counter, say Disallow.

Some cards that have particularly good interaction with Niv:

Curiosity for additional card draw using his ping ability against players.

Basilisk Collar and/or Gorgon Flail deathtouch makes his ping lethal while gaining you a little life. I'd swap out Spinehorn Minotaur for Trinket Mage to fetch the Collar.

Riptide Laboratory to reuse some of those supporting wizards.

You could also use some more general removal spells:

Chaos Warp, Vandalblast, By Force, Curse of the Swine which is good because it exiles, Pongify [you don't care about the token], Blasphemous Act

Direct Current doesn't do enough to warrant inclusion. Despite its efficiency, you very rarely see Lightning Bolt or similar effects getting played in EDH. The size of the creatures that get played and joint pool of 120 starting life relegate these effects to other formats. Dragon Fodder doesn't really do much either but if its a flavor inclusion, then keep, maybe Niv needs minions to fetch him things or just wants snack food handy. Stealth Mission would probably be better served becoming something like Lazotep Plating. Capture Sphere might be better as Deep Freeze if opposing commanders having activated abilities that don't require tapping. I know I wouldn't care if Sphere hit my Tasigur, the Golden Fang

I have a deck using this same commander if you want more ideas.

Tzilakatzin on Niv Mizzet Parun Burn them All

7 months ago

I honestly don't think you should use those XCMC burnspels because Niv daddy already makes shitloads of damage, i haven't try the orientation that you are picking but i found quite easy to get the wheel going with tons of Pyretic Ritual s alongside with the Goblin Electromancer s effect so, for that, i replaced the U CMC spells such as Opt with the rituals, because i draw a card and generate mana at the same time on one side and are quite redundant with Niv's ability and you don't get the electromancer's 1 mana discount on the other side. What i already said can be discussed but what cannot be is the absence of the following cards:

Basilisk Collar & Gorgon Flail : equipped with Niv dady or Goblin Sharpshooter you can kill almost any creature on the field Grafted Exoskeleton : you can equip this to a Guttersnipe type of card (including Niv daddy) and you can almost kill al the opponents in one turn (with powerfull cards such as High Tide Firebrand Archer & Thermo-Alchemist : with those you can draw A LOT OF CARDS alongside with Curiosity and allows you to not only save it for the time you wanna combo out with Niv daddy.

Also you will want to get all of those 2 CMC mana artifacts that give U/R as possible because this deck is so mana-color-intensive (begining with Niv).

I have other suggestions but i dont quite have the time nor i remember the name of the cards. Awesome deck and i take note of some of your interesting picks such as Torbran, Thane of Red Fell among others.

xaarvaxus on Niv Mizzet.

8 months ago

Running either Evolving Wilds and/or Terramorphic Expanse may be a good idea with so few 'duals'. I know with even just a 2 color budget deck, I can hit a string of just Islands or whatever and am hurting for something that produces the second color. I know an Izzet manabase is on the expensive side to build, so much demand for Steam Vents , Scalding Tarn , etc. so not a lot of budget options.

Basilisk Collar or Gorgon Flail are amazing on any of the Nivs.

Past in Flames might do some work once you have a few draw spells in the yard.

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