Goryo's Vengeance

Instant — Arcane

Return target legendary creature card from your graveyard to play. That creature gains haste. Remove it from the game at end of turn.

Splice onto Arcane (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

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Goryo's Vengeance Discussion

SoundTramp on 4-Color Reanimator

2 days ago

Why do you have Goryo's Vengeance in the deck? Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is unable to stay in the grave, so Goryo's Vengeance has no real use for your deck, unless I'm missing something.

lenneska on Griselbrand aetherflux

4 days ago

Well I prefer Baral's Expertise in this deck, another combo with it i just thought of is with Manamorphose which is basically 2 free mana and card draw since you cast it for free with baral's.

And the thing is, in one turn i can combo so many spells that even if i draw 2 times with griselbrand, i can still manage to get to 50 life if one turn.

The other possibility is to just get rid of the aetherflux part, and go for a modern deck with tokens and Polymorph ? Like a cheap version of a Griselbrand glass canon, grixis i guess.

I don't have Goryo's Vengeance but i do have Footsteps of the Goryo, i guess i can combine it with Anger to achieve the same goal. With a lot of cantrips it should be easy to get them in the graveyard. I guess i would run Soul Spike and Fury of the Horde.

Then the idea would be to pitch an early Lingering Souls and Anger, cast lingering flashback cost, cast polymorph on a token, get griselbrand and win like that ? Another way is to pitch griselbrand and anger and reanimate through footstep of the goryo and win this way too.

UpsetYoMama on Griselbrand aetherflux

4 days ago

Use brackets around each card so that people can hover over and see them. I.e. Oath of Druids

Right now you're in legacy territory with the cards you've named. In modern, players often use Goryo's Vengeance or Through the Breach to sneak Griselbrand into play.

In Legacy, he is most often used in B/R Reanimator with the use of the Entomb + Animate Dead or Reanimate.

How competitive are you trying to make the deck? Are you wanting it for modern or legacy?

Griffin7823 on Esper Reanimator

1 week ago

Totally missed the Goryo's Vengeance interaction which I think is awesome but unfortunately I'm still certain Entomb has yet to have a modern legal printing

Check here: http://magiccards.info/ema/en/87.html

Baphomet441 on Esper Reanimator

1 week ago

Entomb is in fact legal, it was timeshifted. As for Emrakul, you can respond to the trigger of shuffling him, by playing Goryo's Vengeance giving him haste on the board. Thanks for the suggestion of Iona. I'll definitely consider it.

hothmagoth on Ads

1 week ago

yeaGO thank you for your haste and vigilance. You're legendary and deserve all the +1/+1's we have to offer! I really do hope we have committed Goryo's Vengeance on these ads depicting Brutal Expulsions unfit for work! Surely the Wrath of God has been our Otherworldly Journey away from risking our necks while on the job!

But in all seriousness, I appreciate how quickly you've responded! Cheers!

Kezvin on

2 weeks ago

GodCyphus If you want to build a reanimator list, I'd recommend, even though they are quite expensive, Griselbrand, Goryo's Vengeance, and Through the Breach. These spells are much better than Beacon of Unrest. If those are outside your price range, then I'd say stick with this list, but get rid of Fervor and Mass Hysteria and replace them with some combinations of Fatal Push, Terminate, Lightning Bolt, and Damnation. These will keep your life total relatively safe and allow you to interact with the board until you can play Beacon of Unrest.

If budget is not an issue, I'd suggest you look up lists for Grishoalbrand and Grixis Breach. These lists are similar to yours, but they are established competitive list. Alternatively, Living End is also a non-budget reanimator option, albeit a different kind of reanimator.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on looking for reanimator ideas

2 weeks ago

What specifically are you looking for from a reanimation perspective? Cheating big stuff into play and attacking with it or more of a combo route? The Goryo's Vengeance deck in modern hasn't been good for awhile, but it's still a tier 3 deck. It typically uses Goryo's Vengeance and Through the Breach to cheat Griselbrand and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn into play and win with those, but if it doesn't combo off it doesn't win.

The other reanimation deck I can think of that is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME is Gifts Ungiven - but that's a control deck at its heart. You use Gifts Ungiven to get Unburial Rites and either Iona, Shield of Emeria or Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and put both into your graveyard, then flashback Unburial Rites. You can do either Esper (playing a control deck core) or 4c (esper + green for Sylvan Caryatid, Life from the Loam, Abrupt Decay). The 4c version is really a Junk deck with a blue splash. It's super fun, though almost certainly not the reanimation deck you're looking for.

For a really outdated semi-budget 4c gifts deck, check out You wanted gifts? Well I couldn't afford them!.

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