Greater Good


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

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.

Greater Good Discussion

Profet93 on Xenagos EDH

1 day ago


Your land count seems a bit too low for Azusa to be relevant and your CMC is high, even for a Xenagos deck. You have 3 mana dorks which are ok. I would cut some of your more expensive cards, add in a land or 2 to help ensure you make your land drops.

Personally, I don't like embercleave, but if you're going to run it, run Godo, Bandit Warlord , that way he can search up the equipment and put in some SERIOUS damage.


Emrakrul - It's cast trigger seems unlikely to be used in the deck, you can't get the benefit like piper.

Worldspire Wurm - Its just a big guy that creatures more big guys, WAYYY too expensive.

Impervious Wurm and Avenger of Zendikar - Both cards do nothing on their own and there isn't too great of a chance to get these together. Both overcosted (even with convoke) and don't seem to fit into the idea of Xenagos Smash

Possibly Swiftfoot boots - Xenagos provides haste and they can just kill in response to equip trigger. Might want to consider Asceticism , Veil of Summer , Heroic Intervention , (while im naming instants) and Berserk

Theres some more cuts to be made but I'll stop at here for now.


Survival of the Fittest - Gets you whatever creature you need. Plus good synergy with Genesis. You should take genesis out if you're not putting this in. You rely on a fair amount of recursion, I used to do so in my original build as well. But recursion sucks if there isn't anything valuable to recur or if they exile your grave. As such, you should add more card draw.

Beast Whisperer - With 1/3 of ur deck as creatures, this maintain gas

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - Similar to above


Guardian Project - With all ur creatures, this can put in some work

Sylvan Library - Comes down early to lower ur CMC, helps top deck manipulation and card draw in a pinch

Lurking Predators - No explanation needed

What is your biggest issue when playing this deck? My meta is FILLED with spot removal so I opted for beaters with Hexproof when possible. Sucks having to pay 5+ mana for a creature just to have xenagos pump it and die to doom blade. Meanwhile the table is attacking you because you can pull out hasty threats.

Overall, I would cut more win-more cards for cards that accelerate and actually help your game plan. If you want more ideas, lmk.

Lastly, feel free to take a look at my Deck Xenabro! I arranged it through custom categories so you can see each card's function

resplendentobscurity on Muldrotha, the Mirrortide

3 days ago

Thanks for the upvote and the recommendations! Funny, I run Fleshbag Marauder and his other ilk in other decks, but it just hadn't occurred to me to slot them in this deck. I've also been meaning to get some copies of final parting - having another / better way to be able to tutor up my Eternal Witness Deadeye Navigator combo would be good. I should update the deck - as far as additional sac outlets go, I have found that I just don't need them - having 1-3 cloned copies of the best creature(s) on board usually results in some sort of removal :P, and my board state isn't exactly overflowing, most of the time so I want / need my creatures. That said, I replaced Greater Good with Rishkar's Expertise , and replaced Pull from Tomorrow with Baleful Strix as a cantriping blocker. Though, Dimir House Guard being able to also tutor most of the deck including Damnation is enough to keep it around. Perhaps it should just be a straight tutor, then, if that's all I'm using it for... Also trailing out Agent of Treachery as another steal effect / form of card draw.

SirHerpaderp on [Help wanted] - Meren of ...

1 week ago

LordBlackblade Thank you again! I really dig your list, we seem to like a similar playstyle. I think I'm going with the Viridian Emissary for now since it seems to be my weakest ramp card and do some testing with Greater Good .

multimedia on Meren of Clan Nel Toth Reanimator

1 week ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. I don't think adding Woodfall Primus and Greater Good will help to bring consistency. It's adding more CMC which is what you should cut from your deck not add.

Primus has potential as high end creature with an aristocrat theme with Blood Artist / Zulaport Cutthroat , but you're not playing that theme. Melira, Sylvok Outcast can prevent -1/-1 counter from stopping persist thus you can loop Primus with a sac outlet destroying all your opponents noncreature permanents. Adding an aristocrat to this loop makes it infinite life loss for opponents.

There's also an infinite persist combo that Protean Hulk can tutor for: Melira, Sylvok Outcast + Lesser Masticore + Disciple of the Vault + Viscera Seer . This combo is looping Masticore with Seer resulting in infinite life loss of opponents from Disciple since Masticore is an artifact.

You have part of a game winning combo that Hulk can tutor for already Mikaeus and Seer. Adding Walking Ballista who's CMC is 0 finishes the combo by doing infinite damage to your opponents with Ballista. Cards that can reanimate and sac Hulk are powerful especially at instant speed: Necromancy , Apprentice Necromancer , Wake the Dead and Footsteps of the Goryo .

LordBlackblade on [Help wanted] - Meren of ...

1 week ago

Your list reminds me a lot of my own which I've been tinkering on for a long while. I run Greater Good and it is dynamite! 10/10, would definitely recommend running it!

SirHerpaderp on [Help wanted] - Meren of ...

1 week ago

Hello everyone!

I have been playing my Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck recently and usually it runs pretty well in my playgroup. That said, I still think some tweaks could be made to smooth it out and make it a little bit more consistent.

I was mainly thinking about including Woodfall Primus and Greater Good and would like your opinion on those and on what to cut for but I'm always ears about other feedback as well!

Let me know what you think! Decklist can be found below.

Meren of Clan Nel Toth Reanimator

Thanks in advance,


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Greater Good occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.47%

Golgari: 0.18%

RG (Gruul): 1.11%