Greater Good


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
Battlebond (BBD) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Greater Good


Sacrifice a creature: Draw cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power, then discard three cards.

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Greater Good Discussion

Osbert on Legit Heretic's first deck

1 day ago

If you want to avoid commander tax I would suggest running Life from the Loam and Crucible of Worlds .

Mill is your friend, and likewise so should reanimation: Mesmeric Orb , Greater Good , Animate Dead , Reanimate , and Strands of Night can fill your bin and pull out fatties for cheap.

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds and ferocious keyword cards like See the Unwritten might be worth a look as you're going big. Selvala's Stampede and Oath of Druids are similar cards that cheat big creatures into play.

Rancor is an easy include for trample enabling.

multimedia on Gyrus Hydra Tribal

6 days ago

Hey, consider a few more cards to make Gyrus's token ability better: Fauna Shaman , Buried Alive , Faithless Looting and Entomb ? All these cards are conveniently in last months Ultimate Masters. I choose these suggestions because they give you control over what creatures you put into your graveyard. Hydras with X in their mana cost are not good with Gyrus's token making ability because X will always be 0 when you make a token. Some of the best Hydras however don't have X in their casting cost: Kalonian Hydra, Hydra Omnivore and Hydra Broodmaster.

Consider Riftsweeper ? Rift has an ETB ability which moves an exiled face-up card (any creature you exile with Gyrus to make a token) and puts that card back into your library. This is where Fauna Shaman helps since she can then tutor for that creature you just put back into your library. Or she can tutor for Rift or Witness. Gyrus, Rift, Witness and Fauna can be an engine to repeatedly throughout the game make a token of a creature and put that creature from exile back into your library.

Consider Greater Good ? When you're playing creatures who can have a lot of power (Hydras) then Greater is fantastic repeatable draw/discard. Greater is also a sac/discard outlet to get a creature into your graveyard which improves Gyrus's token making ability. Consider Tortured Existence ? Existence lets you discard a creature without X in it's cost to them recur any other creature in your graveyard. This is good with X CMC Hydras and utility creatures such as Witness and Seeker; creatures you don't want to exile with Gyrus to repeatably use their ETB abilities. Greater and Existence can be an engine with X CMC Hydras to repeatedly draw a lot of cards and recur the Hydra to cast it again.

I have other suggestions, but I'll stop here.

Good luck with your deck.

Fangride on Murderdeath Bearlady - Goreclaw

1 week ago

WhichKing I think the only card draw engine I felt I was missing is Tireless Tracker , which I absolutely should add. I've got 2 repeatable card draw creatures and 1 ETB draw, Vivien to check the top, several "reveal top cards and put them onto the battlefield" cards, plus 4 enchantments with draw effects as well; Colossal Majesty , Elemental Bond , Greater Good , and Zendikar Resurgent . Putting Tireless Tracker in there would round out the amount of card draw I'd be expecting to be running in here at 8. Is that feeling like enough, or should I load a bit more due to the ease of casting here?

triproberts12 on Wolfen Horde

1 week ago

Also, sorry to post so much, and I should have collected my thoughts first, having thought about building a werewolf deck before. I would also put in some higher impact interaction than Destructive Revelry and Savage Twister . The former is great in 60-card formats for its efficiency, but you really want to be running something like Bane of Progress , especially with Ruric. Krosan Grip is also better, since the 2 life rarely matters, and Vandalblast and Blasphemous Act are both staples of the format. A lot of people also like Decimate and Hull Breach in GR. Finally, you'll want some card draw. Vanquisher's Banner , Herald's Horn , and Path of Ancestry are all good, but generic stuff like Beast Whisperer , Harmonize , Zendikar Resurgent , Rishkar's Expertise , Soul of the Harvest , Lifecrafter's Bestiary , Shamanic Revelation , Elemental Bond , Greater Good , Regal Force , Primordial Sage , Momentous Fall , Life's Legacy , and Soul's Majesty will all help.

dbpunk on Lady Golgari, Queen of Resurrection

2 weeks ago

Mycoloth, Greater Good, Death's Presence and Phyrexian Plaguelord all work really nicely with Meren. Also anything with Persist can become an infinite sac material with either Bloodspore Thrinax or Mikaeus, the Unhallowed.

xaarvaxus on Jurassic Park

2 weeks ago

This deck would probably be better served cutting the tiny 2 drop dinos and adding some additional ramp: Farseek, Nature's Lore, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Skyshroud Claim, etc. The mana dorks are a bit on the fragile side so might not live long enough to speed that big beater out. I know you want to make your hits off Gishath but 39-40 should still get you there. [I'd still keep the dorks though...]

You could still use more card draw, Greater Good might work well here or maybe Life's Legacy.

I'd cut Exoskeletal Armor for at least one piece of targeted removal, Beast Within [somewhat dino flavoured] or Chaos Warp, you want some interaction for the deck.

And any R/G big beastie deck can make use of Skarrg, the Rage Pits and/or Kessig Wolf Run to push some extra damage through.

Kirihara on Meren of Clan Combo

2 weeks ago



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Made a mistake in how to infinite green mana with Devoted Druid forgot Mikaeus would cause summon sickness when she returns so cannot loop her tap/untap. Also in fixing this issue noticed how I can still go infinite green mana and draw my whole deck by adding in skull clamp.

Reclamation Sage removed as I have decent amounts of targeted removal for artifact/enchantment, with an infinite loop around Woodfall Primus + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed which also can remove all the opponents land.

Ulamog's Crusher as it was just a big beater, that still hung around from the mid range style the deck previously had and was a nice sacrifice to Greater Good especially if Mikaeus was out as it allowed you to draw 19 cards, discard 6.

Mythos242 on Muldrotha - Ain't nobody got time for permanents

2 weeks ago

so i was able to try the deck out one night... it was great and fun to play. a lot of different triggers, a lot of synergies and (what I did not expect) pretty heavy with tokens... every matche I played it my board was full of different tokens. even if they got destroyed, i was able to recover pretty fast. Cardadvantage was wonderful. I did not need a single tutor, cause I was able to fill my graveyard very fast.

After the first try out I was looking for some cards that could maybe fit into the deck (see Maybeboard).

Cards I think that did not bring that big of an impact: Birthing Pod - As mentioned, tutoring wasnt needed and I had a lot of tokens but not the curve to get the most of it via Pod ||| Corpse Connoisseur - same reason as Pod ||| Sidisi, Undead Vizier - the impact was not as big as expected. I realized it would be more important to put cards from my library into the graveyard, rather than to tutor a card into my hand ||| Eternal Witness - I need more cards to put cards from the graveyard directly onto the battlefield ||| Venser, Shaper Savant - much to situational...also to be mentioned that muldrotha is not able to abuse him that much, cause on the one hand the ability doesnt work on your opponents turn and on the other hand you want to cast impactful creatures from your yard on your turn

Cards that were the MVPs: Greater Good - esp. with tokens even a mass removal is not that bad cause you were able to put alot of cards into your graveyard. Huge Value engine ||| Turntimber Sower + Avenger of Zendikar - I made a lot of tokens... and very strong ones as well. Just add The Mending of Dominaria and/or Sylvan Safekeeper and/or Sidisi, Brood Tyrant for even more value... it was insane.

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