Priest of Gix

Priest of Gix

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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

lordoftheshadows on Priest of Gix + Recurring ...

1 week ago

You would need two copies of Priest of Gix to get infinite ETB triggers. This is because you must declare targets before you pay any costs. The priest won't be in the graveyard in you only have one before you pay costs. Here is the simplified steps of casting a spell:

  1. Announce the spell

  2. Declare modes then declare targets

  3. Pay costs in any order

  4. The spell is put onto the stack and becomes cast.

illumfolly on None

1 week ago

Chains of Mephistopheles is a beast. You have to be careful with it though! Don't plop Graveborn Muse at the same time, and always use Necropotence. Most decks in EDH have some kind of extra draw effect in EDH. Being able to outright shut it down is very powerful.

As for the interaction, you are right! you need at least 10 life to be able to make a net of 6 with Chainer, Dementia Master + Priest of Gix + Phyrexian Altar, then you use Chainer, Dementia Master to bring back Gray Merchant of Asphodel in order to make more life from your devotion (minimum 9 + 1 opponent). This makes a loop that allows you to repeat until you win (as long as you aren't disrupted)

The same is true for Kokusho, the Evening Star -- but making 10 or 15 life from 2 or 3 opponents in the game on each cycle.

Thanks for the uplike and the comment, I worked hard to Chain this together.

Skulloelegy on Marchesa Control

1 week ago

Perhaps some creatures like Trinket Mage/Treasure Mage would be useful for tutoring and abusing Dethrone? If you attack with them, they get counters anyway meaning they can just come back.

Dictate of Erebos is nice what with all the death.

Trying to think of stuff with good ETB abilities... Palinchron

Body Double

Priest of Gix

Grenzo -- Comes in with counters anyway and fishes for stuff

Spiketail Hatchling -- I can see sac counter stuff being nice and annoying so Spiketail Drakeling and Spiketail Drake might be worth a look too.

The Strixes -- Baleful Strix, Parasitic Strix, and maybe Tidehollow Strix

Shadowmage Infiltrator

Storm Crow

Whirlpool Warrior -- First ever magic card I got, from a magazine.

Just a few I could think of (Read: found on gatherer) but I really like Marchesa -- I was torn between her and Trostani, but G/W is my jam.

G0ht on Grenzo Smash

3 weeks ago

Heyo. So First things first, these are just suggestions. We can talk some more EDH night if you want.

The idea of Grenzo:

Grenzo is first and foremost a flipped Dredge deck; He gets shit in your graveyard and fast. What's even better? He get's free dudes as long as they're less than his power. With a XBR Cost and a 2 power base that's pretty sweet. Dredge Loves creatures, they're easy to get back. In red and black artifacts aren't to hard either, so the dominate focus of the deck should be Facts, Good Dudes, Removal (With more dudes hopefully), and TURBO plusing Instants & Sorcs.


  • Base 2 Power is a great start
  • He's cheap. 2 mana and whatever you wanna pump him to
  • So easy to rip bitchin' creatures
  • Repeatable. Highly.
  • It's quite fast


  • Dying makes playing him SUCH a Hill to climb
  • Lack of Knowledge; It's much harder to manipulate the BOTTOM of a Library
  • Commander Engine; It's biggest asset is it's Commander
  • Not as stable; You're gambling off the Bottom card, pretty much NEED Grenzo

The List


Current List- Howling Mine isn't worth it. Them drawing is just to dangerous. It put's as many answers in their hand as cards to play in yours. Phyrexian Arena is what you want, 1 life is nothing if you pull victory sooner. Also consider Staff of Nin. It's mega expensive for it's effect but there's no life cost, if that becomes a problem in the build at some point and it can ping off small dudes, keep Walkers trim. On that Note I'm going to add it to An Eye For Two.

  • Minion Reflector's Success rate is meh. More often than not you'll probably find that the creature off the bottom isn't all that great at getting you out of the Pinch your in when you need it. So cloning it isn't all that great for a turn. Not to mention how many time you'd LIKE to get a dude from the bottom With Grenzo, you won't have enough to reflector.

  • I don't like mind stone. Kinda small but whatever, enough people do.

  • Trading Post feels unnecessary to me.

Additions- Thran Dynamo is a must. It's a really solid rock and used so much for a reason; and you Need mana for this deck, It's HUNGRY!

  • Rakdos Signet, Commander's Sphere and other small rocks like it are not bad, but how heavy you wanna go is up to you. I especially like Unstable Obelisk as it gives Enchantment removal....Eventually. Vessel of Endless Rest is probably a good idea.

  • Rings of Brighthearth is a better Illusionist's Bracers but Run both of course, It's not bad either.

  • Darksteel Pendant is Everything for you. Add it.

  • Soldevi Digger is some bomb stuff for recurring.

  • Hammer of Purphoros is more haste. You want haste. Ripped 3 off the bottom attacking and having them blown out still makes you feel good. Taste their fear.

  • Ashnod's Altar with Heartstone out means if you don't like the dude, you can just roll again and/orwind up for a winning hasted Living Death while still benefiting from ETBs.

  • Expedition Map helps get you Cabal Coffer's, Urborg, Valakut or a colour in a pinch. Highly recommend.

  • Mimic Vat Is neat and good denial from their GY.


Current List- Hamletback Goliath isn't doing anything for ya, and it's 6.

  • Hoarding Dragon Isn't a reliable artifact tutor. It needs to do and they can plan for what your getting to far in advance .

  • Kazuul isn't gonna be doing much. Granzo needs to be fast, he's not, You could use tokens for Ashnod's Altar, but he isn't reliable for that.

  • Kurkesh can't target mana abilities for speed, and he won't be out reliably enough to double the artifacts you want to at the same time. Not to mention, the benefit from the one's you have isn't really worth doubling; that mana is another Grenzo trigger.

  • Malphegor destroy's your own hand. There's better.

  • Siege Dragon meh powers go. A hellion of some sort would be better if it's for token removal.

  • Utvara Hellkite could be a better creature.

Additions- Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker is the Minion Reflector you want. It's crazy and combos out with many pieces. *

Instants & SorcsCurrent List- Dark Ritual isn't consistent enough. Could be a dude.

  • Anger of the gods could be a dude, or a bored wipe hellion. Meaning rips off the bottom. Also 3 is a little to low for EDH I find; four is the magic number

  • Decree could be a dude that wins instead of a wipe. Or a hellion, like always

  • Insurrection isn't consistent. They may NOT be a creature strat.

  • World at war isn't worth. Hellkite Charger is a dude you could try

  • Profane Command is nice, but as always....dude with effects you want that comes off of grenzo and doesn't hit the GY.

Additions- Reanimate is a good thing.


Current List - Ferver may be one to many sources. Probably not though. Test.- Animate Dead is a good re-animator Card, which you could use well.

Additions- Blood Moon See above.


Current ListSolid.


  • Opal Palace Is a good way to make up extra counters. it died once, so for an extra tap he gets two more. Then four more.

Ending Statement *

If you notice, the * means stuff that may be considered unfun. Well yes, it can be. You wanted to know what you could do to beat Azami? There's some options. When you're considering what to put in remember a few things:

  • Azami, Lady of Scrolls is a power deck and in our pool. It's something to have in mind, and it's not the only deck that's got some mad power going on cough Animar, Soul of Elements and all thedecks that some people keep away for competitive hateful occasions. And there are so many more EDH's that are worse and unstoppable.

  • You don't need to include the infinite Combos but certain pieces are good to have Like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker.

  • If you do go the ham combos win route you could keep Grenzo as your threat deck for going up against other high threats .

  • Don't feel THAT bad about Blood Moon stuff. From a mainly Tri-coloured player's standpoint; I do plan for that stuff.

Tata on R/G Storm!

1 month ago

Priest of Gix and Infernal Plunge might interest you

selsix on Athreos, God of Pudding

4 months ago

@wikd8ball: Good tip. I like the zero cost creatures because either the opponent won't pay for something so insignificant, making them consistent free blockers, or they will, and I paid nothing but one card to deal 3 damage. They also have infinite loops with Viscera Seer and both altars if the opponent won't pay, typically forcing them to do so.

However, I won't deny that they can be very insignificant themselves to me. Currently considering...

Out: Ornithopter, Phyrexian Walker, Shield Sphere, Memnite, Priest of Gix

In: Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Suture Priest, Blood Artist, Deathgreeter

Still on the fence but it's worth a look at, thank you. Also, I'm not so sure I need Reliquary Tower, all the times I've played this deck I've never had issues with hand size, and it only really has a cool interaction with Necropotence which is inconsistent to pull off. Are you seeing something I am not? I'm not positive that giving up a W or B mana land for a C one that has a janky effect is particularly worthwhile.

rorofat on red/black commander ---- :)

4 months ago

Sorry for the wait, let's get down to buisness!

It's late at night, so for now I'll list cards to consider/buy under 2 dollars, then later I'll list cards that are expensive/not very good. (note: I didn't memorize your list, so if I say something that's already on there, sorry)

For cards to buy, I'd get Anathemancer, Anger, Bone Shredder Disciple of Bolas Flayer of the Hatebound Mesmeric Fiend Nekrataal Shriekmaw, Priest of Gix Priest of Urabrask Zealous Conscripts Ashnod's Altar (<-- BUY THIS) Reito Lantern Soldevi Digger Tel-Jilad Stylus Heartstone Darksteel Pendant Crystal Ball Rakdos Signet Diabolic Revelation Dreadbore Gild Terminate Rakdos Charm Falkenrath Marauders Rise from the Grave Swiftfoot Boots

Hidden in those cards gives you an infinite mana combo! Here it is: You need your commander out. Then you use Priest of Gix/Priest of Urabrask to pull off the bottom onto the battlefield. Then use Ashnod's Altar to sacrifice the priest. You now have 3 mana because of the Priest enter the battlefield, and 2 because of Ashnod's Altar. You then use Soldevi Digger or Heartstone + Reito Lantern to put it back on the bottom of your library. That costs 2, so now you have 3 left. Use 2 to activate Grenzo again. You still have one left. That puts a priest into the graveyard (because you just put it on the bottom) then back onto the battlefield. Repeat infinite times! (Ask me later for more detailed description.)

For some cool lands, use Opal Palace Rakdos Carnarium Rakdos Guildgate Bloodfell Caves and maybe Bojuka Bog.

For cards to cut... try Mana Echoes, Sensei's Divining Top, Fated Return (too expensive to cast) Rune-Scarred Demon LANDS you probably want around 37-38-36 Moggcatcher Goblin Piledriver and whatever else you want to cut (maybe Goblin Chieftain?) Most of those cards are a little out of budget.

Next time I'm at the shop, I'll ask Dylan about cards he thinks would be good, and I'll try to get some for you :)

Also, I suggest clicking the little green button with the checkmark under the card to say I LIKE THIS SUGGESTION ! It helps me out and it keeps them folded away for future reference!

Obake on 2 or less mana deck ...

4 months ago

There's been a number of suggestions covered here, but to expand on ThatBlueMage's black aggro suggestion:

You can definitely make a solid black aggro deck for 2 or less mana with some older cards. Dark Ritual, Carnophage, Sarcomancy, Black Knight, Dauthi Warlord and other <=2 mana shadow creatures as a start - Even Flesh Reaver if you're feeling a bit brave. Some hand disruption with Hymn to Tourach and Thoughtseize, and cheap removal like Diabolic Edict. I'm pretty ignorant of everything that came out starting at Mercadian Masques up until Theros Block, so there's probably some alternatives in there that are as good or better.

A deck like this would be much better served topping out at 3 mana rather than 2 though. At least for Necropotence if nothing else, but Priest of Gix is also really good.

I make no claim that this is any better or worse than the other suggestions, but at least I really enjoy this deck style, and it is very aggressive.

Power / Toughness 2/1
Color(s) Black
Cost 2B
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 5.22
Avg. cube pick 7.21


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition Uncommon
Urza's Saga Uncommon

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