Savra, Queen of the Golgari


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

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Savra, Queen of the Golgari Discussion

tbjbenjamin on Golgari Holocaust

1 week ago

Hi ZendikariWol,

Plaguecrafter replaces one of the Edict brothers either Fleshbag Marauder or Merciless Executioner, and we don't need more than 2 of those in this deck.

As for Ravenous Chupacabra, it is too slow and Spore Frog is generally un-needed as my deck is setup to establish fast locks even before creature combat becomes relevant. Why stop combat damage if you remove their creatures or even prevent their creatures from ever being casted?

Solemn Simulacrum and Viridian Emissary count as bad ramp. They are all too slow. Run full set of 1 cmc dorks instead for the most efficient mana ramp. There's a reason why I also did not even consider Sakura-Tribe Elder.

Your other suggestions are also over-costed effects: Thoughtpicker Witch would be good if it did not have a 1 colorless activation cost. Sadistic Hypnotist belongs as a combo piece in Nath of the Gilt-Leaf. For discard you generally want them to be cheap and recurring, like Bottomless Pit, Burglar Rat, Liliana of the Veil or Oppression. Mindslicer is an exception because the effect is extremely powerful.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary is too slow. Run Dark Confidant instead. Even Phyrexian Arena barely makes it to the list.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari is over-costed and slow. The life component is generally irrelevant and for the sacrificial component, it is way faster and more efficient to tutor or chain into the Edict brothers through Birthing Pod, Fauna Shaman or Survival of the Fittest and then recurring through Meren.

To make Meren competitive, any card that costs more than 3 CMC has to either cripple your opponent decks by cripping their important pieces or be part of your win conditions. Stax pieces are very important to stop combo decks from steamrolling over you.

jordybear2002 on Your queen needs your help!

1 week ago

Hey guys I am attempting to build a Savra, Queen of the Golgari deck but it's not going too well. The only problem I have is just getting the value train going. So any help is appreciated and thanks in advance!

Ratgut on Saproling Rewards Center

1 month ago

TBH I'm sitting here with mixed feelings. To find out 4h into a deckmaking session that the exact deck you set out to make has already been created. Anyway, you really did all I intended to work out, so saved me a lot of time in the end. However, now I can't really play the deck as my own.

Actually, I usually play modern, and this is the deck i created half a year ago which inspired me to set out and make a saproling cannon commander.

Since now I cannot just copy your deck (I mean, I can, But it's not my style.) I'll set out to combine this deck with some golgari tactics instead in the hope of improving it. Some I can name right off the bat are: Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Sheoldred, Whispering One These can be "regular" creatures, and with a twist to the strategy Savra or Meren could even serve as commander... But I guess that would take the deck a different direction all together.

For the rest I'm wondering if the deck actually needs the tutors since the only really specific wincon is the commander. But with that I must emphasize that I'm fairly new to commander.

Anyway, as I start working on my version of the deck; would you prefer to share notes below, or just wait for the thing to complete so I can share the link?

I guess after all it's nice similar ideas are tought up all around


Cereal_Killer on Golgari Flyers

1 month ago

Seems a nice deck, but I'd make some suggestions:

First of all I'd add Fatal Push. It's very usefull when you want to remove an annoying opponent's creature. Probably I'd put it instead of Reaper from the Abyss, since it's true that the reaper is a creature that does good things, but it costs really much.

I don't really like Bone Picker and Savra, Queen of the Golgari since you don't have so many chances to cast the picker in the first turns and you don't sacrifice creatures, which makes the queen useless

Cards you could consider are: Bitterblossom, Basilica Screecher, Beckon Apparition, Daggerdrome Imp, Gurmag Swiftwing, Kitesail Freebooter, Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, Ravenous Chupacabra

I understand why Awaken the Bear and Unnatural Predation are there (you want trample creatures). But aren't better Rancor, Vines of Vastwood or Predator's Strike?

Last thing: I'd add more Overgrown Tomb (raising it up to 3x) and 4x of Verdant Catacombs

DrukenReaps on Looking for a token commander

1 month ago

So I miss having a token deck and I'm currently looking at the following to head such a deck: Ramos, Dragon Engine, Saskia the Unyielding, Lyzolda, the Blood Witch, Savra, Queen of the Golgari, or Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Looking to make something casual like my other decks and if you recommend another commander it must at least be .

I'm just kinda stuck on what I want to do with the deck right now... So maybe show off your own cool token decks please? Preferably something that might be a little less expected.

DanTheBear on Mazirek's Sacrificial Swarm

1 month ago

babydaggers thanks for the suggestions. I love Fecundity and use it in Rhys's disgruntled forest. with great effect. However, in this deck, I may mill myself to death rather quickly. Feed the Pack, Golgari Germination, Greater Good, and Gutter Grime all specify non-token creatures and those are my main sacrifices. Savra, Queen of the Golgari on the other hand is a great card for this deck, unfortunately, I had her in this deck when i originally built it but had to take her out to make room for Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord who is a win condition.

babydaggers on Mazirek's Sacrificial Swarm

1 month ago

I dig this deck - a few cards that have done work in my Meren deck Death Magic some of which are kinda 75% jank (which I love)

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