Greater Good


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Greater Good Discussion

tomjetski on Gargos, Hydra Lord

1 day ago

Nice Ideas in this Deck. I know you want to keep it budget, but if you can save up for it, you should definitely include Doubling Season and Hardened Scales . Karn's Bastion could be a nice addition. And think about Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and Llanowar Reborn . Either Brawn or Primal Rage or Aggressive Mammoth makes sure all your Hydras get a constant trample. I play Death's Presence in my deck, it combos nicely with stuff like Life's Legacy , Greater Good and lets you "transfer" your counters from one Hydra to another.

witemouse on Izoni, Graveyard Diver

1 day ago

I really like this deck! Only change I'd make is Greater Good instead of Altar of Dementia , but that's just personal preference. Great work!

griffstick on Need need some feedback on ...

4 days ago

Well if you draw cards equal to the greatest power among creatures you control that's a good way to draw.

NeonEndymion on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *M20* Update

1 week ago

Yeah, between the $$$ for Gaea's Cradle and our heavy rainbow mana requirements/lowered CMC, it doesn't seem worth it here and would often come down producing 0 mana early game. Curious to hear from you if you like Noxious Revival outside of the Greater Good and Patriarch's Bidding package. I mean, good cards are good, but I usually sandbag it for that line (double mass reanimation after digging through half/the entire deck) vs playing it for general utility, which is probably a mistake.

sub780lime on Multani, Yavimay's Avatar - The Land is Angry

2 weeks ago

Alright, I did a little test after some games and put every piece of ramp/fetch/land support card in one pile. I was actually surprised at just how ridiculous it was. I also realized I could use a little more balance on my removal, card draw, recursion. So, with that, I made the following updates:

Cards Out Chord of Calling , Greater Good , Grow from the Ashes , Hickory Woodlot , Memorial to Unity , Mulch , Undergrowth Champion .

Cards in Beast Within , Finale of Devastation , Ghalta, Primal Hunger , Pattern of Rebirth , Seasons Past , Triumph of the Hordes , Whirlwind .

Comments welcome, of course.

NeonEndymion on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *M20* Update

2 weeks ago

Oh! And as to Greater Good here, I think I'm sticking with it despite some reservations until/if another combo line/new card becomes clearer. When there are tons of board wipes/creature hate at a table, I like running at least 2 backup combo win lines so the deck pivots around 3 points of failure instead of 1-2.

Vlasiax on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *M20* Update

2 weeks ago

Yeah, I've just noticed a few new artifacts in your build - can't wait to hear out the results!

For Cultivate I'd personally love to see some 2 CMC ramp+draw spells but the best we have for now is Explore or Growth Spiral so for now I'm thinking about Worldly Tutor or Mystical Tutor - which one is more important in your opinion?

So overall - it's better to look for some cheaper and maybe one-time card draw rather than using Greater Good ? Here we don't have many "death matters" cards like other decks would and I don't like the idea of "draw 4, discard 3". A friend of mine recommended me Faithless Looting but it's more or less the same thing as we don't have much payoff off of graveyards.

Good point about board presence, however, I'm not too sure if it's worth it to cut 5-6 CMC dragons with powerful effects for 3-4 CMC vanillas or with weaker effects just for the sake of casting them early. Recently I focused my time on Edgar Markov deck so it'll take me a while to come back and remember every thought path that I had while I chose these cards.

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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%