Greater Good


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Ninth Edition Rare
Urza's Saga Rare
Promo Set 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

evannovak on Green Stompy

8 hours ago

I recently took apart my Surrak deck (love that dude).

A few things that may be fun:
Greater Good, Seer's Sundial, Soul's Majesty for card draw
Emerald Medallion for cheaper spells
Pathbreaker Ibex cause he's straight up brutal.

Eiti3 on OmNomNomNom

9 hours ago

Greater Good + Library of Leng (if you have space), but Greater Good for sure.

League I'm in is constantly dominated by an Omnath deck that runs lots of low CMC, early game ramps to get as much mana as possible to make Omnath as big as possible. Plop down Greater Good, sac Omnath to it, draw 10+, discard 3, play Omnath again, sac again, draw 6~, discard 3, and end with a net total of 10 extra cards that turn. Usually several of them cost less than the 5 mana left and play his hand and win next turn with a 30~/30~ omnath with Rancor and stupid stuff.

Despite running a far higher CMC deck than he is, you have plenty of fatties to draw from if they ever get targeted or if you just need the draw.

I'd cut Kavu Titan or Sylvan Advocate. They have the least synergy with the rest of your deck.

Mookie37 on Samut, Voice of Dissent EDH (Human Tribal)

2 days ago

Fiend Hunter is always a good idea in a white deck.

Throw in a few sac outlets like Phyrexian Altar and Ashnod's Altar and you can generate infinite mana with the Hunter + Angel of Glory's Rise.

Kessig Malcontents and/or Vigilante Justice turns that combo into a machine gun that kills all of your opponents.

Greater Good lets you put every creature in your deck into play (with Haste from Samut) at once by saccing the Hunter to draw one and then putting them into your bin to get brought back by the Angel.

Throw in Grand Abolisher so your opponents can't disrupt the combo once it gets started (also maybe Dragonlord Dromoka if your're willing to make the exception on Tribe) and then laugh.

micahryder on Omnath

3 days ago

I don't know if Concordant Crossroads is really necessary here. Don't get me wrong, it's a great card, but it doesn't look like you're trying to combo off or anything, so a universal haste enabler might not have the best synergy in this particular list. Also Life's Legacy seems kinda narrow. It's great to have another Greater Good type effect, but if you're looking to add ramp, this card kinda fails in comparison to the others you have in mind.

n0bunga on DC vs Marvel (5C FlashHulk)

5 days ago

Thoughts on using a Birthing Pod strategy? Another easy way to trigger the Hulk. Could also use Sneak Attack, Greater Good, Natural Order, Eldritch Evolution?

thuih on It's Not Easy Being Green

5 days ago

Life's Legacy, Soul's Majesty, Momentous Fall and the above mentioned Rishkar's Expertise and Greater Good are all amazing once Omnath becomes huge.

A fun trick with Life's Legacy and Momentous Fall is that you can pay the "sacrifice a creature" cost before the mana cost to get a little more value out of your sacrificed Omnath.

Regal Force is nice because it's tutorable, but you'd know better than I if you'd get value out of it in your deck.

Emzed on It's Not Easy Being Green

6 days ago

I keep hearing/reading that people think green has trouble drawing cards. Sure, it can't really compete with blue, and you can certainly argue black comes in second, but green has great card advantage options as well. In my eyes, used correctly, they can be even better than most black tools (with the exceptions of Ad Nauseam and Necropotence which are both insane). I'm not going to go into detail, but just list you some green card advantage: Sylvan Library, Glimpse of Nature, Harmonize, Fecundity, Skullmulcher, Greater Good, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Genesis Wave, Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, Recycle, Regal Force, Shamanic Revelation, Rishkar's Expertise, Praetor's Counsel, Seasons Past, Vizier of the Menagerie. Also, you have access to colorless cards like Mind's Eye, Memory Jar, Skullclamp, Horn of Greed and Slate of Ancestry. Obviously most of those cards require specific circumstances to work, like a high powered creature, a big number of creatures or lots of mana. Just select the ones that fit what your deck is trying to do and test to find the right number.

evncrbch on Willing Sacrifice

1 week ago

Bearmagus - Meren is a definite option. I also know of Greater Good. It's on my radar but currently not looking to spend much more money. If I see a trade for it I will try. Also, yeah the Puppeteer Clique combo is in here already. Thanks for the input!

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