Priest of Gix
Creature — Human Cleric Minion
When Priest of Gix enters the battlefield, add (Black)(Black)(Black) to your mana pool.
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Priest of Gix Discussion
1 month ago
I recently came across a deck archetype called Noble and I instantly fell in love with the play style. Being able to use any rare/mythic card as a "ready at all times" opens up a ton of new possibilities for deck construction. It does limit the number of uncommons and you can only use 1 rare/mythic rare in the entire deck, but this doesn't mean that it's bad.
I'm in the works of a couple, but my Recurring Glass Cannon is one I'm really excited about. I instantly turned to Priest of Gix, Blood Artist, and a couple of sac outlets. However, when I started to play test, it just doesn't seem to work the way I want it to in my mind. I'm not sure what to do. Does anyone have any tips/tricks to improving this deck?
2 months ago
Hi. I'm trying to put a deck together for a 6 player free for all this weekend, and I want to use a playset of Carrion as the win condition. I have a bunch of other maggot-themed cards I want to use too, but mostly I want to trample everyone down with the tokens from Carrion. Has anyone ever done this, or have any suggestions? Right now I'm pumping up Mishra's Factory and Priest of Gix with Rancor and Death Pit Offering but it's just too slow. I need to be able to keep up with opponents who can play power 9 often. Maybe Parallel Evolution would work? I just need MORE maggot tokens, faster!
2 months ago
If you want, I can go through by types & make suggestions for cuts/swaps. Athreos is a fun commander & has a lot of potential for abuse, but staying away from goodstuff is key to that, IMO.
3 months ago
I DO!!! I tried to break Ever After when I got one at prerelease. Priest of Gix will make infinite mana on its own with Ashnod's Altar & Rune-Scarred Demon/Sidisi, Undead Vizier bit. No need for all those pesky tokens. Phyrexian Altar will get you there, provided you run the tokens & Parallel Lives/Doubling Season. Brood Monitor too.
4 months ago
Recover819Thank you for the suggestions! I will consider Conspiracy since I run mono-black, not white-black deck. Theme is strong for me and if I make a white cleric deck, it will be a separate one :)
SHepherd of Rot didn't work that fine with me but Vile Deacon I was running 2x in those games and they were kinda useful.
I learnt the HARD way that I need Priest of Gix in order to get speed which was my main counterpart, not enough speed to trigger all my goodies.
5 months ago
ugh, BW removal is simply the best, even in black monocolored removal is pitiful in comparison.
Inexpensive things to consider
More expensive things to consider
Things I would not have
Unless you use them primarily to combo, the noncreature transmute cards.
7 months ago
Removed the Following 25 Cards:
Gauntlet of Power
Priest of Gix
Cauldron of Souls
Sheoldred, Whispering One
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
King Macar, the Gold-Cursed
Plea for Guidance
Sensei's Divining Top
Seal of the Guildpact
Boon Reflection with Rhox Faithmender
Added:(Yes, I know I still need to cut...)
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
Well of Lost Dreams
35 left to cut...
7 months ago
I like this deck - lots of tricksy things going on; a very black deck.
That said, I think that its main issue is that it's trying to do too many tricksy things. I think that this deck has two or three strategies, and I think that you may want to refocus on one just one.
Current strategies of the deck are: - Use Dark Supplicant to cheat out Scion of Darkness - Use Crypt Ghast, Magus of the Coffers, or Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to mana ramp up to being able to play Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Grave Betrayal, Scion of Darkness, or Rise of the Dark Realms - Use life-trading effects like Essence Harvest, Sangromancer, Divinity of Pride, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel to heal yourself/kill opponent. - Aggro/direct damage to your opponent via Bad Moon, Hand of Cruelty, or Graveblade Marauder.
I see these as the main "win conditions" of the deck. You're also running a lot of graveyard (Phyrexian Reclamation, Death Denied, Rise of the Dark Realms) and control (Scepter of Fugue, Mutilate), but I see these as primarily existing to support the above strategies, rather than endgames in and of themselves.
I think that the best way to improve this deck is to choose one or two of these approaches and focus on them specifically. I'm going to give my suggestions. Note that the goal here is to make this deck fun for you to play. For this reason, I'm curious to hear what you really want to do with this deck. Given the name and themeing of the cards, I think that you're more interested in graveyard effects than anything else.
That said, I think that there are three main ways that you could go with this deck:
- Priest of Gix
- Blind Zealot
- Disciple of Malice
- Disciple of Griselbrand
- Cabal Archon
- Priest of the Blood Rite (Kill him with another creature as soon as he shows up)
Personally, I like this direction the most. I'm biased because I like A) Theme decks and B) Complicated strategies. This deck, if built, would likely be a little unreliable. That said, you have a lot of directions to go.