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Sacrifice an artifact, creature, or land: Remove a time counter from Greater Gargadon. Play this ability only if Greater Gargadon is suspended.
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Greater Gargadon Discussion
1 day ago
cdkime honestly if I decide that 75 cards is not worth then I will likely keep 3 rb in the main 60, like i said earlier the deck functions fine and is very consistent, I just find myself mulliganing to 5 more than I'd like to. This just seemed like an interesting solution that seemed to be worth discussing.
75 is better than 60 right?: This is an example of what it would look like, It's important to note that the only new cards are fetchlands and Greater Gargadon (which used to be in the list and is a very solid card). I'm gonna try and sleeve it up this week and see how it feels
4 days ago
Hi! No problem! Got some ideas for ya!
I'm thinking this is a good start to a steal, dethrone, sack, gain control of a creature deck. Threaten effect, attack triggering Dethrone, sac to Ashnod's Altar, you end up with permanent control of the creature. P.S. I really like your Unspeakable Symbol in here. Brilliant!
So for what I'm thinking we'll need a bunch of stuff: Steal spells, ways to lose life(to activate dethrone), and sac outlets. Let's get to work!
Steal Spells: Slave of Bolas, Mass Mutiny, Insurrection, Mark of Mutiny(holy moley you don't even need dethrone :D), Act of Aggression, Word of Seizing, Zealous Conscripts, Kari Zev's Expertise, Act of Treason, Traitorous Instinct, Harness by Force, Hijack, Threaten.... these are all decent options. I think you should capitalize on the cost-efficiency of the red Threatens to leave room to do other things the same turn. Others like Insurrection are just game winners, especially if you end up with control of all of the stolen creatures in the end :)
Sac outlets: Fling(for the lolz and to deal some damage), Phyrexian Altar($$$$ I know), Attrition, Goblin Bombardment, Viscera Seer, Greater Gargadon, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Phyrexian Tower, Carrion Feeder, High Market... that's a good start. Hopefully find sac outlets with added utility. I also really like the lands, definitely run those.
Ways to lose life: Necropotence(commander staple, nice because you can pay only as much life as you need), Phyrexian Arena, Dark Confidant, Yawgmoth's Bargain, Bloodgift Demon, Sign in Blood & Night's Whisper, Dark Tutelage, Greed, Reprocess.... wow! luckily, black has us covered in this category! Take your pick! These are all amazing because they enable the strategy of the deck and draw you cards! Perfect!
Hopefully this will give you a good jumping off point! Good luck friend!
3 weeks ago
Cybersix Thank you for the insight! Remember to tag cards and reference decks if you can!
I love the idea of Greater Gargadon. I have not thought of it's usefulness before and will definitely be considering it in the future!
1 month ago
I have not showed up to a modern event with a net deck in about a year, I routinely go 3-1. I have even only showed up with the same deck twice in that span of time. There are lots of cool cards and homebrews that will work on modern. Some of my favorite build around cards are Greater Gargadon, Bridge from Below, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Haakon, Stromgald Scourge, Life from the Loam, Prismatic Omen, AND Squadron Hawks.
1 month ago
Greater Gargadon can trigger your commander at a cheap cost.
3 months ago
WOW, thanks for the really quality post!
I got to say I like your deck you have made, and your post has made me really think long and hard about the recommendations you have given me. So here are my thoughts on all of them.
Relic of Progenitus you are correct about it not being perfect, but it never really caused problems as I would just pull off a donation before triggering the ability, however the first effect on it helped a little with the exile 1. But all in all the main reason I was keeping it in was its draw effect, and as Nihil Spellbomb also has draw I am totally down to add it and see how it plays out at my next FNM.
Terminate and Go for the Throat as stated are mainly here to remove the Abyssal Persecutor, but I cant see me taking them out or changing it to Greater Gargadon for the simple fact of the kill gives me way more survivability. I find that I have enough donation in the deck that I rarely need to use them on Abyssal Persecutor and instead I use it as a kill to take out my opponents shenanigans. So I will not be adding Greater Gargadon but I do have to say I really like that combo and would have never see using it like that, such a good idea though.
Sign in Blood is something I was looking at, however the deck is already tight fitting in all the cards I need for my combos aswell as the cards that let me live long enough to pull off a win. And so there is just no room for Sign in Blood, and as for Street Wraith mostly the same reasoning as Sign in Blood but also it does not really fit the theam and idea of a donation deck.
As for more Fetchlands, I really want to... but that shit is expensive yo, and I am already way over budget for what I wanted to spend on this deck. (100$ was how much I was originally looking to spend, to give you an idea for how over budget this has gotten... but I do have to admit it has been really fun to play.)
Also this deck list is a little out dated after Juppe recommendations I have actually created a V3 of this deck witch I played last night at my local FNM, but after your recommendations I have created a V4 of the deck witch I hope to play next week.
Here is the links as well as the changes between each version.
Deck link: Modern Donations? (v3)
Changes from V2 to V3 Show
Minus - 2x Lich's Mirror: Too slow to get out and self board wiping sucked.
Minus - 2x Death's Shadow: Honestly really missed them, and so brought them back in V4
Plus - 3x Lightning Bolt: Grate addition and feels really nice, made wins come a turn sooner.
Deck link: Modern Donations? (v4)
Changes from V3 to V4 Show
Damn another long ass reply, well hopefully I did not ramble too much and got my point across, if you have any other ideas or recommendations feel free to place a comment and I will get back to you... also I will try and remember next Friday after FNM to make a comment and tell you how the Nihil Spellbomb play out.
3 months ago
I build something alike (but in Casual). Came here for inspiration and got some :-)
Two Things came to mind:
Relic of Progenitus seems not perfect since it exiles itself and leaves you without a graveyard too. In my experience it is much better to have a graveyard of your own for extra lifepoints with Immortal Coil. The coil can help you stall while waiting for something to donate (for example it can help a little against infect). For that reasons I suggest Nihil Spellbomb in addition to your Tormod's Crypt.
If you play Terminate and Go for the Throat as you said mainly to remove your own Abyssal Persecutor you could switch to something like Greater Gargadon wich also lets you sacrifice your coil if someone Rakdos Charms you when you have the Immortal Coil on your side. Also Greater Gargadon can be good against board wipe, but i don't know much about the Modern-Meta.
I love your Death's Shadow-Idea. It seems very nice with coil if you find a quick way to fill your graveyard and trade life for something good like cards. Phyrexian Arena fits very well to this plan as does Sign in Blood and the like. Maybe something works with Street Wraith and more Fetchlands.
My Decklist: Grixis Coil Trader
Greetings from Gottsplitter
4 months ago
Greater Gargadon or other sac outlets allow you to sac Starke while his ability is on the stack so that you don't have to give him to an opponent.