Gurmag Angler


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Fate Reforged (FRF) Common

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Gurmag Angler

Creature — Zombie Fish

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

Gurmag Angler Discussion

YamishiTheWickedOne on Modern Mono-Black Midrange

1 day ago

Pretty nice, all things considered. Black devotion is a deck that needs more love. My only suggestions are maybe consider Yawgmoth or Kalitas if you think your curve can support them. Also Unearth , now legal, yea or nay? I mean if nothing else you can cycle it. Maybe consider different numbers for hand disruption like 3 IoK 2 tseize? And, no Collective Brutality ? I mean you're not really super graveyard heavy.

Also, if you ran more Lilianas, I feel Liliana's Triumph is a pretty solid removal. Worst case scenario it's an edict. But I mean you have Gatekeepers already.

Gurmag Angler not suited for this? I mean grave isn't a priority as mentioned but I'm just thinking it's a big black creature that comes outta nowhere.

wallisface on

1 week ago

Some thoughts below. I’ve assumed most of the more expensive cards you have here are ones you already have - and that the “budget” title implies you’re not out to throw down loads more cash.

1) Cast Down feels average. If you can’t get Fatal Push , then the next best stuff is probably Victim of Night or Grasp of Darkness .

2) Without a more 8-rackish build, Nyxathid feels unreliable. If your meta is ditching their hand quick, his mana cost makes him too slow. And if not, they probably still have too many cards in hand to make him worth it? I’d be tempted to swap this for 1 more Abrupt Decay or Maelstrom Pulse , and then 3x Gurmag Angler .

3) how’ve you found Desecration Demon performing? Feels like he provides some value, but always at your opponents discretion. I think he’d be better served as 2 more Courser, or if you have cash to splash, Phyrexian Arena

MrCuddlefish on Astro Boros

2 weeks ago

Kinda some weird flexes for ya:

I do think that you have a strong concept with the deck design. My main concerns are a lack of answers against large threats such as Gurmag Angler , Gearseeker Serpent and Ulamog's Crusher . Additionally I think that the deck requires more focus in its midrange interaction style and I'm thinking Battle Screech could be cut from the deck for more interaction such as Emerge Unscathed , Cho-Manno's Blessing , or Brute Force .

Snowmen1 on Grixis Arcanist

3 weeks ago

I like the approach. I have a deck using Dreadhorde Arcanist in BR. Let me know that you think! One problem that I see is that it is hard to close out games without a heavy hitter, which may be hard to find in these colors. I run Dark Confidant , which limits my choices, but you could run Gurmag Angler or even a Tasigur, the Golden Fang to fix this.

Funkydiscogod on Budget Modern Turbodiscard

4 weeks ago

I think Dark Withering is a fine card for this. It depends on your metagame, but black creatures are underrepresented in competitive modern: Death's Shadow , Gurmag Angler and Dark Confidant are the only creatures out of the top 50 most played where "nonblack" will be an issue. This, arguably makes it as good as Fatal Push .

And yes, I'm not counting Street Wraith , Bloodghast and Griselbrand , because nobody would Fatal Push those anyway.

ShadowAblaze on Master of Cruelties Rakdos Turbo Discard

4 weeks ago

If you are looking for more looting effects, there is Burning Inquiry which does have the downside of helping your opponent, but it also gets you farther and makes it more reliable.

Tombstalker is another good delve card, it is an extra black in comparison to Gurmag Angler but it is flying which can be a big deal.

I really like this deck, it is cool and is creative.

Silverdrake on Modern BR Vampire

1 month ago

Looks fun. 1-2 Lightning Axe would be a nice way to take care of some of the format's bigger creatures, like Tasigur, the Golden Fang , Gurmag Angler , Celestial Colonnade , and Baneslayer Angel . And with the Visitors, Bloodghasts, and Gorgers, I doubt you'll even notice the 'drawback' of having to discard a card.

Chasmolinker on [[Primer]] - Jund Midrange

1 month ago

Gurmag Angler doesn’t play nice with Threshold. But maybe the deck doesn’t run Angler in the new list.

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Gurmag Angler occurrence in decks from the last year


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