Gurmag Swiftwing

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Gurmag Swiftwing

Creature — Bat

Flying, first strike, haste

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Gurmag Swiftwing Discussion

HashMasta on Exalted Deck W/B

1 month ago

just as an idea, you could try using exalted with something like Soulflayer with filling up graveyard with ability creatures such as Drogskol Reaver, Zetalpa, Primal Dawn, Gurmag Swiftwing, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, Akroma, Angel of Wrath and stuff like that.

mix in doublestrike, lifelink, haste, hexproof, bla bla with exalted and you got a pretty tough creature to deal with.

I would try and use things like Zombie Infestation to fill up graveyard and keep a good board state for when needed.

some other key things I think this needs is probably a Victim of Night instead of your murder. just cause not many popular creatures are those types. or you could use Go for the Throat. also since you run orzhov, Vindicate and Anguished Unmaking are gonna be great cause they target all permanents except unmaking targets nonland sad sad

as your lands go, would always go for dual lands when 2-color and above. Caves of Koilos, Scoured Barrens, Orzhov Guildgate are your more budget ones. Marsh Flats and Godless Shrine do have a bit of a price on them but its cause they are good. however if you do not wanna spend that kinda money stick with the budget ones. will do just fine.

if you do try the whole Soulflayer discard idea, would also try and get a Lingering Souls for some back up defense and cards like it.

would also go for some hand disruption spells. even a simple Duress would do in a meta like this (though not my first recomendation) Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are the best right now and would get those when have the chance.

I know it is a lot, but just some ideas to try and help. Happy brewing! :)

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Urdban, the wanderer

Legendary creature - human scout

Deathtouch

At the beginning of your upkeep, choose one:

  • create a 1/1 black bat creature token with flying.

  • put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

_'At first, I just watched them. But soon, i wanted my own breed of them.'-

2/3

As mentioned on Gurmag Swiftwing.


Same challenge again.

Sagarys on Ultra-budget: Are You Afraid of the Dark?

7 months ago

Dangerwillrobinson79 I do really like the Gifted Aetherborn swap. The original concept of the deck was to have every single creature be a flyer to maintain evasion at every point of the curve to maximize the impact of the equipment. Tormented Soul is an exception, as his unblockability allows him to carry your equipment straight through enemy lines unhindered. I still think evasion is important, but Aetherborn is so good, he would definitely be worth the swap if you wanted. I would probably swap him in for the Tormented Soul if I wanted to make the deck slightly more defensive, maybe against another aggro or stompy deck, where having an extra blocker with deathtouch would make a bigger impact than an unblockable that can't block.

Also, unrelated to that suggestion, just a general note: since swapping in Geth's Verdict and changing Doomblade to Go for the Throat, this deck plays a much stronger midrange game and can hold up against more deliberate tempo/control-y decks (unless they're creatureless, then you just need to go aggro and pray for a good curve). So, in those situations, don't be afraid to save mana for your control cards instead of throwing down more creatures and equipment. Gurmag Swiftwing can wait to get his Grafted Wargear next turn!

Callmegkill on Soulflayer, Angel of Wrath (Jund)

10 months ago

Have you ever though about adding Chromanticore? Lots of keywords hanging out on that card (especially if you don't plan casting it). Also Gurmag Swiftwing is pretty cool too. I love Soulflayer as a card though; he seems really fun to play with.

xyr0s on We will suck you dry!

1 year ago

You missed one of the best vampires: Captivating Vampire.

Other than that, you are bringing too many 5 cmc cards. Bloodlord of Vaasgoth is a real edh staple, I think, but if you are far enough ahead to actually play it, AND deal damage to your opponent, the bonus it provides are entirely redundant (it's a win-more card).

What is it exactly you are going to sac to your Indulgent Aristocrat? As far as I can tell, it takes a very non-interacting opponent to let you have enough vampires to sac anything and gain advantage from it. You don't have any tokens from Bloodline Keeper  Flip until turn 5 at earliest, and the rest of your deck doesn't hold much sac-fodder.

Vampire Nocturnus is a pretty good lord for vampires, but is a lot better if you have some way of shuffling your library or otherwise rearrange what is on top of it).

Any other competitive tribal deck runs faster than this (including madness-vampires... what was your problem with that again?) and are more resilient. Your early creatures in particular are weaker than what merfolk, humans, and elves can bring. Gurmag Swiftwing isn't exactly the strongest creature, and most opponents have no problem letting it live, and instead bolt the lord you play a couple of turns later.

Your removal is also a bit heavy - 3 mana is a lot, in a world of Fatal Push and Path to Exile. For budget concerns, you could look at Victim of Night. It's only bad in the mirrormatch, and that's probably not going to come up very often.

Sam_liv on Budget Soulflayer

1 year ago

Hey, like your Soulflayer deck! I was wondering if maybe you might use a Gurmag Swiftwing somewhere in there? It could be another haste giver to make the Soulflayer finish off the game faster. I like the double strike flyer in there though, that with trample and haste is devastating.

COUGARMEAT on Soulflayer

1 year ago

Silumgar, the Drifting Death for flying and hexproof over Belltoll Dragon?

Odric, Lunarch Marshal looks like he wants to join the fight.

Gurmag Swiftwing has 3 relevant keywords as well.

MattStar on

1 year ago

Hey Legendary_Crush! I like what you got! The only thing I gotta say is that Haste and double strike are two oh so important keywords that I think you're missing out on. I know Akroma, Angel of Wrath has haste it but if you want to increase your odds of being able to capitalize on that first turn you drop Soulflayer, you could run a couple of Gurmag Swiftwing, Mirri the Cursed, or even Bonded Fetch to be even more fringe-y. As for double strike Drogskol Reaver is a good candidate.

I know you can work out the balancing yourself, but if you ever want to go heavier of mill you can also run Taigam's Scheming to go with your Contingency Plan, and Glimpse the Unthinkable is one of the more popular mill options along with Breaking if you ever want to consider a red splash or an expertise build.

Anyways, good luck brewing and have a killer day! :D

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