Phyrexian Gargantua

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE) Uncommon
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Uncommon
Apocalypse (APC) Uncommon

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Phyrexian Gargantua

Creature — Horror

When Phyrexian Gargantua enters the battlefield, you draw two cards and you lose 2 life.

Phyrexian Gargantua Discussion

Sh1ftyL0ck3 on help with a mono black ...

1 year ago

I've always considered Read the Bones to be better than sign in blood since it gives you the scry. It'll help to even out the mana curve a bit more, too.

For removal, I'd suggest Murderous Cut. It can hit anything, and the delve will help you cut noncreature spells out of your deck, allowing you to power both Grave Strength and Liliana's Indignation while cutting out Read the Bones, since you don't want to shoot yourself to much.

If you want more creature based card draw, Phyrexian Gargantua and Phyrexian Rager have the same effect as Dusk Legion Zealot.

Phyrexian Delver would be a good addition. In case you milled a creature you want, you can get it back. It does shoot you though, so I'd run no more than two in the deck.

Most importantly though, you'll want Nighthowler. It's a cheaper Revenant that also sees your opponent's graveyard. The only downside is the fact it doesn't fly. If that becomes an issue, you can bestow the Nighthowler onto the Revenant.

This seems like an incredibly fun deck idea, and I hope this helps!

Rivenor on When X Enters the Battlefield, Y

1 year ago

This looks like a pretty fun deck, I rather like Gonti ETB as a theme.

I would definitely take Rune-Scarred Demon and Sepulchral Primordial off the maybe list and into the deck. They are some of the strongest ETBs around and are definitely perfect for this deck.

Other interesting ETBs to consider:

Creature control:Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, Abyssal Gatekeeper, Slum Reaper: If your playgroup likes their indestructible/hexproof stuff. I would not run all of course but pick your favorite.

Revival:Puppeteer Clique, Entomber Exarch, GravediggerClique is one of my favorite creatures period, really handy to have. Exarch offers options on ETB and Gravedigger is a classic but his relatively low cost can be really nice.

Card Draw:Phyrexian Rager, Phyrexian GargantuaThough they can deal a bit of damage to you but Black does not really care about that these critters can refill your hand nicely.

Other:Netherborn Phalanx: For both playing and tutoring. Can really hurt with a Panharmonicon in play.

DemonDragonJ on M:tG-Themed Insults and Pickup Lines ...

1 year ago

Members of a subculture typically develop their own language and terminology, and Magic: the Gathering is no different; its players often have their own unique phrases, so I would like to invite everyone to invent their own pickup lines or insults that have an M:tG theme, but in a humorous and light-hearted manner, of course. There is no need to be rude or immature when doing this; this is intended to be simple fun.

To begin, I have several M:tG-themed insults to share:

"Your mother is so fat that she can destroy a Darksteel Colossus just by sitting on it!"

"Your mother is so old that even Nicol Bolas calls her 'mom!'"

"Other Phyrexians may have nightmares about the Phyrexian Gargantua, but your mother is so ugly that the gargantua has nightmares about her!"

Now, for some pickup lines:

"Hey, baby, wanna Twiddle my Bone Flute?"

"Are you a land card? Because I'd tap that!"

"Hey, baby, let's populate!"

What does everyone else say about this? What are some M:tG-themed insults or pickup lines that you can conceive? Again, please make an effort o be polite and respectful, so that no one shall be disciplined by the staff.

Adamaro on Vhati EDH

1 year ago

scumbling1, another fan of the Phyrexian Gargantua! Awesome! Thanks for deck compliments, I appreciate it a lot.

Hyperalgialysis on Meren Deck

1 year ago

Liliana's Specter is annoying when hit with constant recursion. Pelakka Wurm and Arborback Stomper are good for some life gain. Elvish Visionary Masked Admirers Phyrexian Rager Phyrexian Gargantua all let you draw. Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist all give you some bleed effects and may come in handy too.

Philoctetes on Nope, you can't do that! (Teysa Control)

1 year ago

Hey there! Welcome back to the world of EDH!

A few suggestions for you - biggest thing I am noting is not enough draw and ramp. I count about 3 draw engines in the deck, more if you count your tutors. As a general heuristic I aim for about 10 solid draw effects, either powerful one shots or strong engines like you have in Phyrexian Arena and Skullclamp. Underworld Connections, Read the Bones, Necropotence, Land Tax, Gift of Estates, Promise of Power, Damnable Pact, Read the Bones all reasonable options pending budget.

As for ramp I also typically aim for 10 total sources. Myriad Landscape is an easy inclusion in 2 color decks that only occupies a land slot, other possibilities would be Ashnod's Altar with your token theme, Mind Stone, criminally underplayed Wayfarer's Bauble,Commander's Sphere, and personal favorites Everflowing Chalice Worn Powerstone and Thran Dynamo.

That leads me to a couple of other suggestions - replace token makers with more powerful iterations. Conqueror's Pledge and Nomads' Assembly are decent cards, but Secure the Wastes, Decree of Justice, or even Entreat the Angels are all more scalable and mostly instant speed, a huge boon in edh.

So what to cut? I would start with a few cards that I believe are underpowered - Archdemon of Unx, Phyrexian Gargantua, Elixir of Immortality, aforementioned token producers. I would also consider finding good but expensive cards to cut to lower Your curve - i have found the ideal sweet spot in edh is 3-4 mana power plays more so than 6-7 mana bombs that die to a removal spell or board wipe.

Happy brewing!

Tickles1929 on New Black King

2 years ago

Some suggestions; Change Extraplanar Lens to Caged Sun, bonus for self and don't lose a land if it blows up. Mind Stone over Everflowing Chalice. Possibly Mutilate as another board wipe. Ophiomancer for Pack Rat, being able to search every upkeep seems better. Possibly remove Oubliette for Never//Return. Harvester of Souls might have more synergy than Phyrexian Gargantua. Attrition instead of Nekrataal, less mana plus works with token.

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