Gurmag Angler


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged Common

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Gurmag Angler

Creature — Zombie Fish

Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for .)

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Gurmag Angler Discussion

APPLE01DOJ on Zombie Deck

20 hours ago

maxon, Zombie lords are really bad. They're too slow for modern, have very little board impact, and if they're effective you're probably winning already. Beyond that they're overpriced in terms of real monetary value.

So I come from a time when Tarmogoyf, Deathrite Shaman, and Scavenging Ooze all shared a graveyard. Gravecrawler has plenty of flex room. Gurmag Angler dodges most common removal (Bolt, Decay, Push) and hits hard. There's a reason Grixis plays it. In addition to all the benefits it's also a Zombie. Not to mention I just won a game vs Goblins on the back of Gurmag Angler.

xyr0s, Lashwrithe really should be something different, any suggestions?

Relentless Dead is one of the worst cards in the deck. It's just too cost intensive for modern. In the extreme occasion it could be really good but for the most part it is just a bear. Cryptbreaker is typically nothing more than a chump blocker. I've yet to reach a point in any game where either of it's abilites are relevant.

Diregraf Colossus on the other hand is great but 4 would just be dead cards in hand. He takes a while to get going before you get value out of him. This deck works best when you play it control style with mana open for constant removal while you slowly build your board state.

maxon on Zombie Deck

21 hours ago

why are you playing Gurmag Angler when so many of your cards interact with your graveyard? any reason you are playing zero zombie lords?

cplvela0811 on Esper control

3 days ago

+1. May I suggest Lingering Souls or Gurmag Angler? They are pretty cool in these colors. Blessed Alliance and Rune Snag are nice also.

Dennis14 on Esper Death Shadow

3 days ago

I think that I should probably move the Liliana, the Last Hope and Ranger of Eos to the SB and bring in the 3x Lingering Souls to streamline the deck a bit.

Also, is Gurmag Angler better than a 3rd copy of Tasigur, the Golden Fang ?
Avoiding duplicate legends and having a 5-power creature seems good but it is also more difficult to cast early and reduces the chance of drawing the Tasigur.

Diakaine on Rock 2017

3 days ago

possibly replace Tasigur, the Golden Fang with Gurmag Angler it has less versatility, though it does put them on a 4 turn clock instead of 5

Han4x on Rakdos [kind of] Control

3 days ago

car oh dude, because of the fact that i'm a broken college student that takes more than a year to finish build a deck, as soon as i can i will get a pair of Liliana, the Last Hope and a Chandra, Torch of Defiance to replace Gurmag Angler, Goblin Dark-Dwellers and Crypt Incursion, you can count on that haha.

Honestly i think that the inclusion of these three walkers will spice up the deck a lot, and by the way, thanks for the comment!

Be sure to check this from time to time to see if you enjoy the additions ;D

spaghetti1234 on Vial Smasher/Reyhan Aggro French

1 week ago

Really nice deck! I'm building something similar to this right now and I've been wondering how easy it could be to hit delirium with grim flayer. Can you do it consistently?

Also, have you thought about delve spells? Things like Tombstalker or Gurmag Angler ?They can hit the board as early as turn 4 with very little effort and they don't even have to resolve to deal tremendous amount of damage with Vial Smasher the Fierce. I also happen to play french commander and know that a 5/5 body is not something you can left unchecked either!

m0x on blue/black control

1 week ago

Drana seems a bit too offense oriented for a control deck. How about replacing her with Gurmag Angler or Tasigur, the Golden Fang (and playing a few Thought Scour).

The ability for an opponent to merely lose 5 life from Dash Hopes is also very relevant in a non-aggressive deck, you can try replacing it with a combination of Spell Snare and Countersquall. If you don't add the delve creatures, there is also Logic Knot.

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