Skarrg Guildmage


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Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Skarrg Guildmage

Creature — Human Shaman

RG: Creatures you control gain trample until end of turn.1RG: Target land you control becomes a 4/4 Elemental creature until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Skarrg Guildmage Discussion

Triton on Mina and Denn Landfall Shenanigans

1 month ago

WrathofCod I switched to Omnath, Locus of Rage because he is a very powerful general. He does have a significantly higher mana cost than Mina and Denn, but what he does is worth the high mana cost. Plus I use a ton of ramp in the deck, allowing me to get him out with ease.

Glacial Chasm is a great card to abuse with M&D because you can play it, then bounce it back with their ability an play it when the board isn't in your favor. If you are worried about the lands being sacc'd, you can play cards like Splendid Reclamation or Groundskeeper; or if you have it, Crucible of Worlds.

I like any card that gives you a body whenever you play a land (for chump blocking and attacking), which is why I suggested Sporemound. It does, however, have amazing synergy with Perilous Forays, as you can sac the tokens produced by Rampaging Baloths, Angry Omnath and the mound for a large number of landfall triggers (it's super awesome when you have another token generator out). If you want to be able to fetch out every basic land in your deck, you can combine Perilous Forays with Amulet of Vigor and Lotus Cobra; and to a lesser extent, Stone-Seeder Hierophant. Fertilid does a similar thing with Retreat to Kazandu as the above combo, but requires more mana.

Descent of the Dragons is a fantastic board wipe imo! I was considering adding into Angry Omnath because you can attack with your elementals and then main phase 2 blowing them up with Descent and bolt people to death. In this deck, I think it'll be pretty good if you have a bunch of 1/1 creatures out since you can attack, and then blow them up for 4/4 fliers. There are some other board wipes that would be good in this deck, such as Blasphemous Act, so depending on how you feel, I think the latter should be considered first but the former is a great option too.

I think the eldrazi do pretty well in here, as you can play land/ramp into tokens and then play those, I think it'd require a bit of testing, so it depends on the outcome of games. Oblivion Sower has synergy, allowing you to play lands that you exiled with him for more landfall triggers.

As for some obscure cards in the deck, I love Signal the Clans as a tutor. The randomness makes it enjoyable too. Oran-Rief Hydra gets ginormous over time, same with Undergrowth Champion.

For cuts, I'd recommend cutting mana dorks since you mainly want to ramp via lands due to the value you get from them. This also allows the deck to be less reliant on your commander too. Burning-Tree Emissary seems rather mediocre for EDH (she's amazing in Modern and Pauper though haha), along with Plummet and Naturalize. Paragon of Eternal Wilds also seems a tad mediocre from its boost and effect (you have Skarrg Guildmage to give all your creatures trample).

This deck is coming together very well, no problem and thanks for the upvote on the primer!

wkli6 on Sliver Rush

1 month ago

Alright we are going to go through a few changes here that I think will help.

  1. Remove Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, his cost is far too high.

  2. Remove Groundshaker Sliver and in its place add Primal Rage.

  3. Remove Battering Sliver and add Skarrg Guildmage.

  4. Primal Vigor seems a bit out of place as it really only synergizes with Sliver Queen who isn't even
    your commander. I would remove it.

  5. Remove Hive Stirrings. It is not a very EDH viable card.

  6. I would recommend Coat of Arms. Be warned that it helps other players as well. Against a fellow tribal deck this may not be a great idea.

  7. Worldly Tutor is a godsend in a creature deck such as this.

That should be a good start to getting your deck more focused. You can't be afraid to remove sliver cards and replace them with enchantments that do the same thing as some slivers are severely overcosted.

dotytron on Rainbow landfall reclamation

2 months ago

Skarrg Guildmage is what i meant sorry

Thorbogl on Ramp For Jesus

2 months ago

Hex there

what do you think about Skarrg Guildmage?

Providing all creatures trample plus your lands can hit your enemys lifepoints.

Aswell turns your lands into elementals, making them able to trigger Omnaths second ability. Nice deck btw

Naksu on Rosheen, the XXX Parody

4 months ago

PlutoniumWedding: Now that I think I have a pretty solid base of creating huge threats, do you think I have enough trample providers/finishers in relation ?

From my point of view, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Primal Rage, Skarrg Guildmage, Gruul Charm and Garruk Wildspeaker are plenty to get the effect through, but would like to hear a second opinion :)

Naksu on Rosheen, the XXX Parody

4 months ago

Now to my egoboosted defence on the few cards I really dont want to ditch:

  • Mogg Hollows: Its +1 is good with all the x cost, It provides the one necessary color if youre one short and all the nonland mana sources outweight it's minor negative. And I'm mainly using it's coloured mana when I absolutely have to. (Plus I got a tempest print of it which is really mtg-penis largening :D)

  • Solidarity of Heroes Is something I think you are underestimating in a counter specific deck like this, as it will ALWASY find targets and I most likely have abough mana floating around to cast it on atleast 3 targets. It's a card, that when not countered, most likely drops one player out of the game with just one swing (Requiering a trample provider which is semi easy to wait for when you most likely are a player that instills enough fear to make risky plays or if to focus me in the stages. Or on the worst case and you pull crap, you'll get rushed down before astablishing anything, in which case no card in the game saves you :))

  • Skarrg Guildmage Turning your lands in to an unstoppaple 4/4 army through Xenagos, the Reveler +1, helping pay for the transformation without using minimum lands that want to crossdress as fearful soldiers, to get the required amount in one killing blow possible. And with the trample sources, they go through one way of another.

PS. In half an hou I already saw how much this will improve with just replasing similar cards with ulmimately better alternatives, but I'll stast serious theory crafting as suun as I get home later tonight! Again thank you for your time!

PlutoniumWedding on Rosheen, the XXX Parody

4 months ago

I've playtested your deck against a couple of mine, which I think are generally fairly close on the casual-hardcode scale. Here are my random thoughts and suggestions.




Specific replacements:

More general suggestions:


  • Might of Old Krosa One-off buffs aren't that great when you have three opponents you need to get down from 40 life. It's certainly not reliable as removal, either.
  • Increasing Savagery Your many X-creatures turn mana into power and toughness. No need to have a separate card that does the same.
  • Solidarity of Heroes Very powerful at the right time, but it's a one-off effect that requires some setup.
  • Feral Incarnation - Three 3/3 beasts isn't worth the mana, and you don't have enough token generation to make it "free".
  • Skarrg Guildmage - There are better trample-givers, like Nylea, God of the Hunt.


  • Genesis In this type of deck with low-count high-value creatures I'd try to sneak this in, but it depends on how graveyard-hatey your meta is.
  • Asceticism Again, high-value creatures that respond poorly to single-target removal. Keep your hydras safe!
  • Death's Presence Even if your hydras die you get to keep most of their value.
  • In the Web of War, Fires of Yavimaya or Xenagos, God of Revels - Haste on large creatures is huge, you can swing and kill someone without them getting the time to set up defence.
  • Gyre Sage - Makes each hydra larger than the previous one, which makes him larger, which makes the next hydra larger... :o
  • Elemental Bond - Card draw when you play creatures keeps the creatures coming.
  • Soul of the Harvest - As above.
  • Aggravated Assault - The plan is to make lots of mana and huge creatures. Letting them work double shifts the next turn might secure a kill (or two).

Slightly out of budget suggestions:

To make room for this I'd personally cut all the treefolk. They're better in mono-green.

It depends on your meta, but I'd also cut all planeswalkers except maybe Xenagos. They just tend to die so quickly in EDH. Xenagos generally at least pays for himself, though.

You could also consider multi-mana dorks, like Bloom Tender, Fyndhorn Elder, Greenweaver Druid, Nantuko Elder, Priest of Titania, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Somberwald Sage, Whisperer of the Wilds, Wirewood Channeler, Karametra's Acolyte and dubiously Frontier Siege.

If your big creatures are getting countered, consider Dosan the Falling Leaf, Gaea's Herald, Vexing Shusher.

Finally, you could consider the staples Exploration, Burgeoning and Oracle of Mul Daya for early game ramp and Zendikar Resurgent for big mana (Mana Reflection being out of budget).

I hope you can take at least something from this.

aholder7 on Earth is Sick o' Yer Sh*t (Turn 4 Win!)

8 months ago

like the concept but you could probably do with some improvements.

first of all, youre not a ramp deck. you can get some nice short bursts on occasion, but youre not going to be casting an 8 drop consistently. so i'd drop the liege. Omnath is great but also 7 mana and probably something you should drop.

the 5 drops should be your curve toppers.

you also should focus on consistency. you don't need all these 1 ofs. you need to pick your best cards and have playsets of them. that way you get them more often. (legendary cards are a bit different and you probably don't need a full 4 of for some of the high drops but i think you understand the premise)

so lets go down the list and see which 1 and 2 ofs are keepers and which are not.

Embodiment of Fury: great card for your deck. probably should have 3.

Embodiment of Insight: good but mildy expensive especially for the effect you get. 0 imo.

Ezuri's Archers: I see no reason to have this card in your deck. 0 in the deck.

Liege of the Tangle: I mentioned above why I don't think you should have this card. so 0 in the deck.

Mina and Denn, Wildborn: great card. i would suggest 3 of.

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip: good card, but its legendary. 3 of should be fine. 2 if youre worried about legendary.

Satyr Hedonist: not horrible. lets you jump from 3 to 5 mana which can help drop some early threats, but you're probably better off with an actual mana dork that you can tap each turn for mana. so 0.

Skarrg Guildmage: decent card. helps turn lands into creatures to beat down opponents. its also a bear by itself which is passable. 4 of wouldn't terrible if youre looking to stay in this card pool.

Wild-Field Scarecrow: the fact that it only puts the lands into your hands, means that its not really getting you ahead. if you have to sacrifice your creature to get lands, they better hit the field. 0 in the deck.

Awaken the Ancient: little hard to cast the triple red sometimes but a 4 mana 7/7 is great value. 4 of is fine.

Retreat to Kazandu: this can help keep you alive if you have a good number of landfall triggers.

Retreat to Valakut: youre not aggressive enough to make full use of this card. to fully utilize this card you need to burst out a few land fall triggers in one turn to blast your opponent. your deck is more of a build up compared to a burst.

Vessel of Volatility: you don't need this card really. since you can't activate it profitably until T3, it takes you from 3 mana to 5. which considering your curve isn't actually that good. you'd rather just have a regular mana dork. i think you should have 0 in the deck.

Elemental Uprising: this is a burst damage card. through and through. its 2 mana 4 damage on an open field. or 2 mana X damage where X is the rest of your creatures power because they had to block your 4/4. but either way its a 2 mana damage spell. it could get better depending on you other spells.

Groundswell: great buff spell. perfect for the deck.

Temur Battlerage: you have a good number of 4 power creatures or atleast ways to make them so this isnt a bad card. i think you have the right number as a 3 of.

Koth of the Hammer: makes land creatures. gives a bit of extra mana and has a nice ultimate. great card for you. 2 of or even 3.

Nissa, Worldwaker: lets look at it compared to koth. both of them have a +1 that gives you a 4/4. koth has a minus that mana ramps, and nissa has a plus that ramps. but you don't really need the 4 untap ability of nissa once you drop her. she should be your curve topper or at least close to it, so i don't see the extreme benefit of untaping 4. ult takes too long to activate to be relevant. verdict: stick closer to koth. 0 worldwakers.

Caravan Vigil: this is only good if you activate morbid, which isn't consistant enough to warrant this card. half the time its good, half the time its unplayable. bad odds. 0 in the deck.

Explosive Vegetation: good card for hitting landfall and for ramping/mana fixing. i think that there are other cards that could replace this, but assuming that i don't compare this to outside cards yet, id say 3 of this in the deck.

Rift Bolt: just play Lightning Bolt.

Lands: you seem like you might be on a budget. if so Jund Panorama or Naya Panorama would help. splurge for Stomping Ground if you can. if you are not on a budget then here is my suggestion for land. 4 of Wooded Foothills, 4 Stomping Ground, 4 of Cinder Glade, 2 Windswept Heath, 2 Bloodstained Mire, 3 Raging Ravine, 2 mountains, 1 Forest.


(assuming you keep the same cards)

fury + 2

insight - 1

archers -2

liege -1

M&D +1

nissa (seer) + 1

omnath -1

hedonist +0 (-4 if you replace it with Birds of Paradise)

guildmage + 3

scarecrow -1

ancient +0

kazandu +2

valakut -1

volatility -2

uprising +0

groundswell +2

temur +0

koth +2

worldwaker -1

vigil -2

vegetation +2

rift bolt -2

that leaves you with 61, so you'd have to cut 1 card wherever you feel that you could get away with it. but this is only if youre looking to keep these cards. below i'm going to suggest a couple other cards that could work for you depending on which combinations you use.

Harrow: two landfall triggers, puts you a land ahead. all for 3 mana.

Sakura-Tribe Elder: mana up, and doesnt require mana to sacrifice.

actually its midnight where im at, so i think ill call it a night at this for now and maybe continue listing cards tomorrow.

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