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

Makyran on Vaevictis the Dire, Only Permanents

2 hours ago

Since you came and helped me out, I will return the favor!

Cards that could be replaced:

Acidic Slime: I personally feel Reclamation Sage just outshines the slime. For 2 more mana, all you're getting is deathtouch and the option of destroying lands, which our commander is already capable of doing himself (if needed).

Nevinyrral's Disk: I personally don't like all that much. This has a lot to do with the fact it comes in tapped, and the fact that I prefer Pernicious Deed. If you don't feel like you need this, it could very easily be replaced!

Warchief Giant: This card I would argue could be replaced. The other two are more impactful when they connect. However I realize he is a personal fav of yours, but it's a possibility ;)

Scavenging Ooze: I don't think you need both this and Deathrite Shaman.

Elixir of Immortality: I personally don't see much use for this. If you want the option of putting stuff back in your library, I would instead put in Haunted Crossroads from your maybeboard (since I assume you're intending to save creatures with it!). Also, the shuffle means you have technically lost access to them anyway, when they rightfully belong on top of our deck!

Expedition Map: I assume you have this in here to fetch Volrath's Stronghold. It otherwise doesn't have that huge of an impact! I would trade it for the bigger Ulvenwald Hydra in your maybeboard!

All artifact ramp over 4 mana: I personally would replace all of them with 2 mana signets and Fellwar Stone. That means you will rarely come into a situation where you can't cast one!

Sifter Wurm: I believe this card could be replaced as well!

Inclusions to maybeboard:

Hua Tuo, Honored Physician: He does the same thing as Haunted Crossroads just on tap.

Viscera Seer: Nice sacc and top deck filter!

Aetherworks Marvel: Since you have a little energy theme going already, this could be another fun inclusion!

Blade of Selves: What's better than myriad creatures? Having myriad on everything!! XD

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest: I just really like the idea of this card in the deck, with us saccing opponents permanents and our own!

Greater Good: Can potentially draw an absurd ammount of cards, espcially if you include Ulvenwald Hydra.

Price of Glory: If you really hate that everyone else playing at instant/flash speed. We don't really have that many ways to interact with players on their turns anyway! :P

Aggravated Assault and Combat Celebrant: Extra combats, extra upgrades from Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire. Can also work as a panic button when you pull out a something big for your opponent! :P

Xenagos, God of Revels: Our dragon is now a 2 turn clock!

Hope this helps making the deck even more awesome!

DrkNinja on Gruul lands wins

5 days ago

Mending is in essence what you want to do with this deck, BUT its just really shitty honestly. It takes 3 turns and what happens when the card you turn over is a combo piece? Like lets say you flip over a Purphoros and now its stuck in your grave... This card doesn't do recursion really.

I'd also be careful about tutors, one worldly tutor is really all you need simply because most of your combo pieces are gonna be enchantments. You want draw power so Elemental Bond or Greater Good might be worth looking into. Also Birthing Pod is ONLY usuable IF you build your deck around it; you have to have make a perfect CMC curve otherwise it's effectiveness/value is just little to none.

@Megalomania honestly unless you're aiming your deck to be turn 4 kill or you care about creatures (which this deck doesn't), mana dorks are bad in commander. Think about this if you are on turn 1-3 and you draw a mana dork that's awesome but turn 4+ the last thing you want to see is a mana dork. Turn 4+ you want to be drawing things that have high value and impact on the game.

DrkNinja on Gruul lands wins

1 week ago

These cards are absolutely NESSECARY in any omnath deck and will give you a HUGE advantage in any game.

These are cards that, I run in my deck because they all are apart of my gameplan to combo out and kill all of the players at the table, and I play in a 6 man pod.

And if you want to play test the combo version of the deck, or just do me a solid and upvote the deck, here it is

Zendikar's Omnipotent Rage

Commander / EDH DrkNinja


Bababad on Scary Mary, Engine Carry

2 weeks ago

Greater Good + Sun Titan Saffi Eriksdotter

Kept digging until I found Mana Echoes and Cathars' Crusade

Was a fun time

ThallionDarkshine on Horde of lands

3 weeks ago

You've got a decent number of creatures in here that need a sacrifice outlet for you to truly abuse them with Horde of Notions. Many of the evoke creatures need to die to trigger their effects as well, and playing them with Horde of Notions doesn't let you evoke them. I would suggest running a couple of sacrifice outlets. Doomgape gives you some life by sacrificing your creatures, while Magmaw can sacrifice any nonland permanent to ping things. Both of these are elementals and can be recurred by Horde. Some nonelemental options I really like are: Infernal Tribute (lets you sacrifice pretty much anything to draw cards) and Greater Good (sculpts your hand and dumps reanimation targets into the graveyard). However, I'm now realizing that Infernal Tribute has a really awful mana cost, so you probably can't fit it in.

TheRealSpecialK on rockleemyhero

3 weeks ago

I'm interested in your Atraxa. I went through your have list and I have quite a few cards you want (e.x Diabolic Intent, Greater Good, etc.) though none that are at her price tag. I enabled chat if you would be interested in discussing a trade (this is my first time attempting a trade here, so I apologize if I am going about this unconventionally). I currently don't have a trade binder, but if you are interested in trading, I can add one later today or tomorrow.

jj4622 on Pir & Toothy Battle Buds

4 weeks ago

Also, I think another Battlebond Reprint that it's criminal you didn't mention in this deck tech is Greater Good, so strong with Toothy and even better if you can flash Toothy back in in response to his trigger + the greater good effect going on the stack, essentially letting you more than double the counters and draw twice as many as he originally had at the low cost of discarding 3 (say he has 5, you sac him then return him with his trigger on the stack, draw his 5, then draw 6 from good cause of his base 1/1 stats, then discard 3... and this is repeatable, so if you have a bit of mana and greaves you can quickly draw 20+ cards and turn toothy from a 6/6 into and instant kill out of nowhere... Magical Christmas land to be sure but it highlights my point about Greater Good

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