Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Conflux (CON) Rare

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Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer

Legendary Creature — Human Rogue

, : Put a bribery counter on target creature you don't control. Its controller draws a card.

Creatures with bribery counters on them can't attack or block.

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Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer Discussion

iAzire on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 days ago

The reason for the different Tiers is because there is a significant difference between Tier 3 and Tier 5.

Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer is Tier 5, justifiably. You will be hard pressed to find a worse Commander in his colors.

He offers nothing to any deck. His ability is irrelevant most of the time. His ability is even worse due to the fact that it gives your opponent an advantage. There is not a good reason to run him.

As I mentioned before, he is so bad that I couldn't slot him into my Phelddagrif Group Hug deck. He literally has nothing to offer any deck.

Obviously you can run many decks with a different Commander in the same colors, but we rate the Commanders based on their own worth to the deck. Jeleva is Tier 1 not because she is great herself, but because she is the best Commander for that deck.

Snacrifice on Zedruu, the EmptyPocketed(<15$)

2 days ago

andbartwo Witch Hunt won't really ever return to Zedruu, allowing you to pass it to others without harming yourself even if randomly selected. Sure you won't gain life off passed items, but making it so other decks can't gain life can be way more important for a budget list like this, especially since Zedruu still gives card draw.(which is the way more important ability IMO.) If it ever becomes burdensome to not be gaining life, the deck has enough nonland removal of it's own to simply banish witch hunt and gain life again.

I've also found in playtesting that passing off creatures isn't very effective. Sure Rust Elemental and Thought Nibbler are very good if they stay on the board, but they'll usually die to removal/board clear/sacrifice effects far more often, and draw the sort of aggro a budget deck like this one wants to avoid at a full table. It's much better to deal with a threat with something like Cast Out, and then donate the enchantment to someone else, who won't really care about getting rid of it since it's not actively harming them. Creatures like Humble Defector have a much more immediate payout because opponents tend to want to keep them around(at least for their turn)

Talruum Piper I simply misread, I had thought it was an effect like Lure that fit into a Minotaur theme, and didn't realize it only effected flying creatures. I'll replace it with something else shortly. Dragon's Eye Sentry is non-threatening, low cost(mana-wise), and late-game easily passed off since it cannot attack or tilt board presence enough to make another player angry at seeing someone else get a free creature.(Also, it fits flavor wise into Zedruu's Jeskai-colored monk/minotaur typing which was nice)

Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer is too expensive for the deck in terms of budget restriction, but would be fun to put in and I might tentatively suggest it for anyone looking to expand the list to a non-budget build.

mmelton09 on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 days ago

What's the rationale for splitting out the non-competitive tiers (3-5) when the focus of this list is exclusively cEDH? It generates a lot of unnecessary arguing.

justavictim82 suggested that Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer is not an utterly useless commander like Tobias Andrion. They suggested that in their experience it was competitive in a more casual, battle-cruiser meta and thus should be moved up to tier 4 or possibly tier 3 where those decks exist. Why shove "good decks don't turn creatures sideways" down someone's throat when that's not what's being discussed at all?

If the purpose of this list is to analyze the viability of commanders in cEDH, then we should have one consolidated non-competitive tier to discourage fruitless debates about commanders like Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer.

On the other hand, if the purpose of this list is to place every commander in a hierarchy, then we should be willing to look at lower tier commanders through a different lens.

andbartwo on Zedruu, the EmptyPocketed(<15$)

2 days ago

Witch Hunt will probably hurt you more than help you. I don't understand the point of some of your creatures like Talruum Piper or Dragon's Eye Sentry. I understand that you are trying to give your opponent junk cards but why not give them a Rust Elemental or Thought Nibbler. You might add Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer just for fun. I understand that you want the deck to be simple to understand but it is nice for the new player to be able to see some card interaction or "combos" to see the cool stuff you can build.

iAzire on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

4 days ago

Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer is trash. There really isn't any reason to run him in EDH, not as the Commander, not as the 99, nothing.

He has to tap for his ability, making it about once per turn. Being once per your turn, he can only target one creature controlled by an opponent. You could untap him, but then he's a mana sink that doesn't provide value for you. He only provides value to your opponents. Who is even attacking with creatures? If you need to attack, he should be easy enough to remove.

I wouldn't run him in any deck. Although if my opponent played him, I would definitely try to get value from him.

With 100% honesty, no sarcasm, he's not good enough for the 99 in my Phelddagrif deck.

Kaalia of the Vast can have a great start, she has problems finishing off a table. She is great against Casual players, but she just simply isn't that great.

I have tried time and time again to make Kaalia great. I have invested years into her. I still have her, but against good decks, she doesn't have a hope.

She is fun, but nowhere near Competitive. She is fine in Tier 3, she is 100% Pubstomp. I love her immensely, but she will never be good at Competitive tables.

wkk3 on Zedruu the Greathearted

1 month ago

I would recommend Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer for some defense

Unlife on W: Super Long Updated List ...

2 months ago

I have a Selvala, Explorer Returned, Sanctum Seeker, Holy Day, Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer and Minds Aglow available for trade, I'll check the list and see if I have anything else

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