Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Legendary Creature — Elf Shaman

Whenever you sacrifice a black creature, you may pay 2 life. If you do, each other player sacrifices a creature.

Whenever you sacrifice a green creature, you may gain 2 life.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari Discussion

enigmadox on Help with Meren plz

4 days ago

It looks like your trying to go budget with this list as well as low cmc, and +1/+1 counters. Meren of Clan Nel Toth wants creatures to get those experience counters. As well as sac outlets. id recommend increasing creatures and cutting from mostly instants and some enchantments possibly sorcerys too. Also not entirely sure why your running Black Knight . On that note.

Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Carrion Feeder

Nantuko Husk

all low drop creature sac outlet to make those xp counters while meren is out yahenni can get particularly mean as he gets big from board wipes that he can survive.

Skullclamp card draw.

Ashnod's Altar sac outlet and mana.

Sakura-Tribe Elder is great ramp as if meren see it die she gets a xp counter and if she has 2 she just puts it on the battlefield at end step to ramp even more.

Wood Elves is also a good card to res to ramp ahead. It can even tutor Overgrown Tomb if you have one (they are going for about 7 bucks as of this comment don't know your budget.)

Corpsejack Menace explosive with +1/+1.

Fleshbag Marauder make em sac get a counter.

Plaguecrafter make em sac premium.

Merciless Executioner make em sac more.

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest benefit from them sacing.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari benifit from sacing only if you can sac reliably though. i still feel she is worth mentioning.

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord a sac outlet that gets big and can win you the game.

Pir, Imaginative Rascal get more counters.

Managorger Hydra get alot of counters.

Gyre Sage get ramp with +1/+1.

Poison-Tip Archer make em pay with life for all the death.

Skullwinder good for politics.

Pollenbright Druid uber cheap proliferate or +1/+1.

Ravenous Slime make other graveyard deck hate you as your creature get huge.

Reyhan, Last of the Abzan a less potent but cheaper Death's Presence .

Scute Mob adorable and terrifing if left on the field to long.

Tendershoot Dryad if you like tokens.

Vigor he makes everything bigger.

Vulturous Zombie bird that gets big.

Winding Constrictor more counters

Golgari Grave-Troll dredge +1/+1 counter a golgari staple cheaper since the reprint

Skullbriar, the Walking Grave +1/+1 staple

you also might want creatures to bomb into with meren.

Avenger of Zendikar high cmc yes but if hes in the grave with enough xp free plants that get bigger or die for xp.

Hornet Queen same as avenger but deathtouch and flying they dont get bigger but dont really need to.

Underrealm Lich is a great way to filter through your top deck and load your graveyard. combos with the oh so pricey but oh so worth it Sylvan Library the way the replacement effect works with these two out has you drawing three cards keeping one putting two into the yard 3 times for 3 more cards in hand an 6 more in your graveyard for meren to see at endstep. (sorry if unnecessary i love that combo.)

i may have gone a little overboard (and could go on) but i think looking through the creatures i mentioned might be able to give the deck a shot in the arm probably aim for 30-35 creatures as thats what meren wants to abuse. thats just the creatures though and you still might want to look into increasing your ramp and card draw.

i hope this helps.

Frank_Glascock on Meren of Clan Nel Toth: Dig up her Bones

1 month ago

I checked to see if you were running Steely Resolve in your Omnath deck. I saw it and your inspiration for the deck, VexenX. I was the one who recommended that card to him. Do you think Steely Resolve would work in this deck? Dark Confidant , Grim Haruspex , Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Plaguecrafter and Sylvan Safekeeper are the other humans.

Naming Shaman protects Eternal Witness , Grim Haruspex , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , Plaguecrafter , Reclamation Sage , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Savra, Queen of the Golgari , Underrealm Lich , and World Shaper .

Frank_Glascock on Meren of Clan Nel Toth: Dig up her Bones

1 month ago

Ripwater, I really liked your input on Control_Train's Meren page.

You are missing Pitiless Plunderer from Control_Train's four card combo of Chainer, Dementia Master , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed and Savra, Queen of the Golgari . This dovetails into my first question. How does this deck win?

Would this deck benefit from an all star closer in green, Craterhoof Behemoth ?

I really liked your inclusion of Mindslicer . I just pulled one from my box last night and was planning to put it into the deck. Sheoldred, Whispering One had been on my radar for a while.

Do you find that you need three boardwipes, Damnation , Toxic Deluge , and Living Death ? This deck plays more removal than any I have seen in a while. I count 13 cards, with the addition of Casualties of War , that serve this function and that is excluding Sheoldred, Whispering One and the graveyard removal cards.

Could I make an argument that Imperial Seal is superior to Final Parting ? Would you include both? What would you cut?

Why are you and Control_Train playing only one fetchland?

You only have 13 basic lands to be utilized by Earthcraft . Has that been consistently sufficient?

I thought Control_Train's argument for the exclusion of Gaea's Cradle was not his strongest. Do you agree with what he said?

You didn't follow Control_Train's lead and cut Dread Return or Soul of the Harvest .

Ripwater on Meren’s Thousand-Eyed Army [Primer]

1 month ago

I agree with Frank_Glascock that Prowling Serpopard is not really pulling it's weight. I play in a control heavy meta and I rarely tutor for it. So that one goes out for Mindslicer . In my opinion as well Mindslicer is a ruthless card and much better against control then the more passive Prowling Serpopard

The other one that I've cut is Necrotic Ooze again, rarely pulled it's weight and often he turned into a sakura tribe elder... Not what I want to do for 4 mana. Chosen to add another copy of Plaguecrafter in the form of Merciless Executioner . My playgroup is really after removing plaguecrafter from the game ASAP. So another copy of it will make sure I can do my thing a bit more.

I don't agree with you, Frank_Glascock, on Destructor Dragon . At first I was a bit sceptic as well, but it is recurable removal that goes after anything that is not a creature. At first I thought why not Woodfall Primus , but 8 experience is just harder to get back than the 6. Especially since my playgroup loves to keep meren off the table...

Sol Ring I rarely have the feeling that I miss it.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari is really performing well. She is almost our Grave Pact since we dont run that card or Dictate of Erebos . But recurable.

Agent of Erebos is amazing in any Meren deck. Almost any deck plays some way of recursion and he is an all-star at keeping graveyards empty. I often dump him early game in my Survival of the Fittest to get him out of my graveyard later on.

Final Parting is a really decent tutor in this deck, cause it basically let's you get 2 creatures at the cost of 2.5 mana per creature. Wich is a bit more than a Demonic Tutor , but the fact that it's 2 tutors on 1 slot, I think is pretty amazing.

Control_Train, I have a hard time agreeing with all your cut's for WAR. New Lilly and Bontu are amazing for our decks! But I don't think Massacre Girl will perform that well. With the amount of Meren removal I'm experiencing, I'm quite reluctant in playing here and probably wiping my own meren off the battlefield.

Soul of the Harvest seems like an pretty okay card. Haven't got it out that often yet. If I would cut him it's probably for a Fleshbag Marauder . And play all 3 of them.

Guardian Project seems like a wrong idea to take out. It draws soooo much cards and at a 4 mana investment I'm quite happy with it.

Casualties of War is amazing and it went directly into the deck.

Other cards that I would like to discuss with the both of you are: Garruk, Apex Predator Old face smasher has been in my deck for quite some time now. And especially with WAR out he performs really well. His mana cost is most of the time not really the problem and if our deck performs well by the time he hits there won't be much creatures to deal with him.

Kokusho, the Evening Star quite soon I found out that playing meren makes me a target. And when you are a target your life goes down. Kokusho fills this gap and get's me my life back. The fact that he is a flyer (next to the dragon, we play zero flyers) is quite nice as well. He really was the card I was missing in this deck and won me the game already a few times.

Sheoldred, Whispering One Often people already spent most of their removal when she hits the table and that means they have trouble dealing with her. She is an absolute all-star and if not dealt with most of the time results in a win.

Would love to get your imput as well!

Frank_Glascock on Meren’s Thousand-Eyed Army [Primer]

1 month ago

Control_Train, thanks for the response. Sol Ring , Lightning Greaves , and Imperial Seal seem like plausible additions. Am I correct that Sylvan Safekeeper is your only protection for Meren?

Has Prowling Serpopard pulled it's weight? I would think that countering Meren's creatures would not be a viable long term strategy as you can get them back with Meren.

Agent of Erebos and particularly Destructor Dragon seem like overcosted solutions given all the creature and spell removal you are playing.

How has Savra, Queen of the Golgari performed?

Final Parting seems overcosted for the effect. Has it been clearly a viable card at that cost?

dizzierabit on Izoni Elves

1 month ago

domkommader yea the guildgate isn't great, mostly there for flavor. Savra, Queen of the Golgari is on the stack of cards i want to find space for, Golgari Findbroker underwhelmed for me and i don't have a Fauna Shaman but once i do it will come in in place of Underrealm Lich which i also don't particularly like.

Zetalpa on Golgari Guild Kit Commanders?

2 months ago

Thanks. I'll try Savra, Queen of the Golgari when I make the deck, so I'm not sure how much 'sacrifice a creature' cards should i add. I've thought about 20, but I'm not sure. Thanks for the halp so far! :)

bushido_man96 on Golgari Guild Kit Commanders?

2 months ago

I think Savra, Queen of the Golgari would be the way to build. Izoni, Thousand-Eyed is great in the 99, and will work well with a commander that wants to sac things anyways. As a commander, however, Izoni is tougher to make work. You have to really build around her, and if you truly want value out of her, you need to cast her more than once. There are a few ways to do this other than sending her back to the command zone, but paying 6 CMC each time you cast her tends to really limit the rest of a turn, and if you are recasting from the command zone, it doesn't take long for her CMC to get too far out of reach to make casting her again worth the effect.

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Savra, Queen of the Golgari occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.21%