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|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
3 weeks ago
They may not be everyone's thing, but...
They're two of my favorite EDH decks smashed together! Giving Savra a partner sacrifice outlet is great, and Barrin helps against extra pesky targets plus can recur ETB token generation!
3 months ago
Not a problem, you do you. Tbh, I was reading cards off my Savra, Queen of the Golgari list, hence why I didn't suggest any red.
4 months ago
Okay I hate to be that guy, but Meren should definitely not be the commander for a golgari commander deck. Massive flavor fail. You have every single Golgari guildmaster in recent memory to choose from- in order: Sisters of Stone Death , Savra, Queen of the Golgari , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , and even Vraska, Golgari Queen (it’d have to be Oathbreaker but whatevs).
You also have several prominent members of the Swarm to choose from; Varolz, the Scar-Striped (the Swarm’s chosen Maze Runner), Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest (a significant mover and shaker among the Swarm’s Kraul population), Izoni, Thousand-Eyed (Matka of the Devkarin), Storrev, Devkarin Lich (also a prevalent Devkarin, and a stronger and more interesting commander than Izoni, in my humble opinion).
Meren, by contrast, is from Jund. While she feels like she could be a member of the swarm, she is not- as she is busy not being on the same plane. This means you have seven commanders and an oathbreaker general (choose any one of her FIVE golgari-aligned printings) to choose from for a mote flavorfully appropriate pick.
In the end, though, it’s your choice. And I wouldn’t honestly blame you if you dropped some flavor for power here. In fact, I’m not sure what’s so “Golgari” about this particular brew. Normally the Swarm opts for an Aristocrat strategy... this just seems like two-color goodstuff (though some of the stuff may not be all that good?).
4 months ago
4 months ago
I strongly suggest the OG Ravnica legends, most of which are powerful but overshadowed by later printings within their guilds. Sure, two of them ( Grand Arbiter Augustin IV and Teysa, Orzhov Scion ) are among the more highly played commanders, but I was thinking more like Lyzolda, the Blood Witch , or Ulasht, the Hate Seed , or Savra, Queen of the Golgari , or Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran . There's a lot of originality to be had in those decks, and a ton of customization and deckbuilding, plus you get the bonus of someone going "Woah, I've never seen a _ deck before!" basically every time you sit down to play.
4 months ago
I'm literally about to collapse I'm so exhausted, so I can't make my full case right now, but I'll return tomorrow to flesh this out. But. Savra, Queen of the Golgari is the best Golgari commander, and I will die on that hill.
4 months ago
I'm working on a Golgari reanimator/aristocrats deck, and have 3 generals in mind as the commander.
First is Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord :
Bonus cool points since I have the duel deck foil, he's a pretty fun commander. He can hit for a ton both from sacing something like Lord of Extinction or just swinging himself. Only problems are his cost is restrictive, he does nothing from just ETBing so no IMMEDIATE value, I've built him about 3 times before but always for some reason, usually a large string of loses, deconstruct his deck, and he's restrictive in his casting cost.
Next we have Varolz, the Scar-Striped :
His scavenge ability might not be the best for reanimator, but his cheap cost to cast and free sac outlet in the command zone seems like a force to be reckoned with. Problem is, like I said his scavenge ability isn't the strongest for a reanimator deck, and just a sac-outlet in the command zone won't win any awards for going for a non-cEDH 75% deck that's not running Protean Hulk .
Finally, Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
Newest member of the golgari guild, she does a great thing of making token fodder on ETB, so no matter what I should get value out of her. There's also the fact that she's another sac outlet like Varolz, albeit not a free one, that draws us cards which is always useful. Problem is again the restrictive casting cost on top of her costing 6 just to start. I know in green it shouldn't be too much of a problem, I think in the deck I have around 13 accelerants so far, so I'm running a few less lands at around 33. If I do Izoni I'll certainly add more lands to more reliably cast her.
I'm not really looking at any other Golgari commanders, these are ones I own, but I guess a case could be made for Savra, Queen of the Golgari :
A Dictate of Erebos effect on a commander seems good, not the mention some lifegain for those grindy matchups. Problem is she's sorta fragile and can't do anything right away unless you already have sac outlets on the board. I'm a little less in favor of her, especially since I don't currently own one, but I could be swayed.
I'm not really interested in Meren, since 3 others in my playgroup play her, and things like Slimefoot, the Stowaway are a bit too low in terms of power in my opinion. Budget wise, I'm not looking to spend too much, but I have a few expensive cards such as Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , Demonic Tutor , and Phyrexian Altar .
EDIT: Going for a 75% deck so I don't think I'll run a deck like Protean Varolz, as good as it is.
5 months ago
Savra, Queen of the Golgari occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%