Skirge Familiar

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Skirge Familiar Discussion

superhuman21 on Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

1 week ago

Ok keithallenlaw I'll attempt to justify what I'd do.
Cards to Remove:
-Gray Merchant of Asphodel: This card is expensive and the ETB is the only highlight of it. Without reanimating it or cloning this isn't worth the slow IMO.
-Skirge Familiar: The ability of this card is counterproductive. You have a huge amount of mana stones, so 1 blk mana isn't ideal for the cost of a card which you don't want to discard.
-Thran Turbine: At the surface this looks ok, but there are alot of mana rocks already and you could be doing other things.
-Ajani's Pridemate:It sounds good but you're just not doing a lot of protection or focus on counters. There are better options for the slow.

-Psychosis Crawler: for 5 this is a gamble that you'll have cards in your hand to make it worth while. This is better in a blue deck with a large hand.

Cards to Consider Filling Space:
-Vampire Nighthawk: A staple in lifegain orzhova decks. a flying/deathtouch/lifelink for 3 is a steal.
-Test of Endurance or Felidar Sovereign: Obvious alt win-cons in a lifegain deck.
-Ivory Cup: This works with ANYONE playing a white spell. the 1life you gain for 1 can help you trigger lifegain combos which are important.
-Tablet of the Guilds: An overlooked 2 drop. You can easily start gaining life with this and use it to help activate/chain your lifegain combos.
-Debt to the Deathless: this can be very fatal if someone doesn't counter it.
-Lightning Greaves, Whispersilk Cloak, Swiftfoot Boots are all good to help protect your important creatures like drogskol and oloro, etc.
-Wrath of God, Nevinyrral's Disk, Planar Cleansing:Board wipes care great and can help you out in a pinch if you tutor for them.
-Kambal, Consul of Allocation: If you had to pick another commander for a deck it is this guy.
-Ephara, God of the Polis: This god is a great drop price. He also can allow you to get card draw. On top of this he is indestruct and has a decent strength/tough.
-Trigon of Mending: This isn't a superb card but it'll help you to keep gaining life which can combo with other cards for crazy effect.

Anyways those are some of my recommendations explained. Hope the explanation helps a bit where I'm coming from which what I play in Oloro.

ninexpad on EDH Maralen Combo

2 weeks ago

Try to play some Mana Rocks to speed things up for a turn 4 kill. Best Options are Jeweled Amulet, Everflowing Chalice and Lotus Petal but I am also playing some CMC 2 ones as they don't hurt too much. For cashing in Maralen for even more mana to go off I recommend Culling the Weak.
To get another shot if things go wrong Elixir of Immortality is a good inclusion.
Optimal Line:
Turn 1: Swamp
Turn 2: Swamp + Any Manarock
Turn 3: Swamp + Maralen of the Mornsong and pray she survives
Turn 4: Swamp + search Ad Nauseam draw your deck use Lotus Petal to kick off Culling the Weak or Dark Ritual (I run both as I personally go for Skirge Familiar + Torment of Hailfire as my finisher). Now just kill everyone with the Dark Sphere + Sickening Dreams combo

Nice addition: In order to protect my Maralen I sometimes go one turn later and use Supernatural Stamina to back her up against kill-spells

Kezvin on Maralen Competitive

3 weeks ago

I didn't read the errata on Culling the Weak, and, based on its non-oracle wording, assumed it was an enchantment (and wondered why it wasn't worth hundreds of dollars). But yeah, that does make it worse. The Skirge Familiar line is still pretty consistent even without it being an enchantment though.

Demon86RM on Toadal Recall | Gitrog Control

1 month ago

I think that you might be including Skirge Familiar, to go for infinite mana with Dakmor Salvage + The Gitrog Monster interactions and then cast a huge "X" spell like Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire.

Another trick might be Wild Mongrel and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord: mongrel grows bigger and bigger as you discard/draw/dredge with dakmor+gitrog, then sac him out with Jarad's ability to end the game.

andymaul123 on fungkm-mtg

1 month ago

Hi fungkm-mtg! I've never played a hard combo-control lands deck, mostly because the precedent in legacy has lands decks grinding out long games with punishing fire or setting up a Marit Lage.

That being said, there are several options for a WUB based combo-control deck. The first thing that comes to mind is a Seasons Past loop with a tutor and Splendid Reclamation. You'll have do the math and figure out when it goes infinite for your needs, but it's a way to generate infinite mana and/or landfall triggers. Something like Ob Nixilis, the Fallen or Retreat to Hagra would end the game.

I've played with Storm Cauldron and Manabond before, and it's a blast (mine was in a Borborygmos Enraged shell). I'd highly recommend it, because it's incredibly disruptive. There's also Mana Breach and Land Equilibrium. I've always wanted to try this type of archetype, so if you do please keep me posted on its development! I have a foil Roil Elemental that I pulled back in the day that has sat in my box for years waiting for the right shell, and so I'm personally vested in this idea for you.

A lands deck can also feature the Dakmor Salvage and The Gitrog Monster combo. Skirge Familiar will get you lots of mana, as can one of my personal favorites Cadaverous Bloom. Traditionally Tasigur lists use infinite mana to loop Reality Shift to mill the table, but with a big-mana set up I'd run something with more flair like Villainous Wealth. If you're unfamiliar with the Reality Shift loop, a quick google should get you the basics.

You still have access to Dark Depths and a suite of cards to cheat it out in Thief of Blood, AEther Snap, Vampire Hexmage, and Hex Parasite if you want redundancy with Thespian's Stage. Having Marit Lage as a backup is always a good idea.

Walk the Aeons is a personal favorite card of mine, and it's not hard to figure out a way to go infinite with it if you have the support. Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Crucible of Worlds is enough to do the trick.

Lastly, there are the dark ways of Pox and Death Cloud if you want to try stax. I have very little experience in that realm, but figured I'd drop it in case it piqued your interest.

All this thinking about sultai lands has me wanting to build a sister deck to my main one now :P

maddmatt1337 on MTG list of EDH Ramp Cards | last update: 02-09-17

2 months ago

Great list man +1

One of the most broken combo cards ever Skirge Familiar

merrowMania on Just Froggin' Around - The Gitrog Monster Primer

2 months ago

AAAAAAND my perfectionist nature kicked in. The following is a clean(er) version of the loop without Skirge Familiar:

Setup:
You MUST create your 'infinite' black mana by looping Dark Ritual/Cabal Ritual with your discard outlet. If you made mana with a Skirge Familiar reanimated by Necromancy, cast Oblivion Crown on The Gitrog Monster or a third creature. Then you can go to cleanup (aka use Necromancy's own ability to sac itself), spend one green mana to Nature's Claim Necromancy, or cast Culling the Weak saccing Skirge Familiar to get Necromancy back in hand. Regardless of your method, you must make sure to have 'infinite' black mana. Loop rituals into 'infinite' black mana again or use Skirge Familiar if applicable. Proceed to draw deck/graveyard with your discard outlet.

(Black and generic costs will be ignored for rest of explanation due to 'infinite' black mana)
Discard Lotus Cobra. Reanimate Lotus Cobra with Necromancy. If you have one green mana, you may cast Nature's Claim on Necromancy and continue in response to the sac trigger. Otherwise, go to cleanup to make Necromancy sac itself and proceed to combo off in response to the trigger to sac Lotus Cobra.

Beginning:
Step 1: Draw deck/graveyard.
Step 2: Discard Dryad Arbor.
Step 3: Reanimate it with Necromancy.
Step 4: Landfall trigger from Lotus Cobra to produce one green.
Step 5: Sac Dryad Arbor to Culling the Weak.
Step 6: Return to Step 1.

merrowMania on Just Froggin' Around - The Gitrog Monster Primer

2 months ago

Just realized I forgot to give context to the loop. I went through this explanation several times, trying to write everything at once. It culminated in my giving up on explaining how to do it with Skirge Familiar still in play. Any part of my explanation that contains Skirge Familiar is basically superfluous, but I will leave it so you have the option of making it look pretty if you want to add it for when Oblivion Crown is exiled.......this kind of explaining is why I hate writing primers...reading what I have written, trying to make exceptions for Skirge Familiar makes the setup read terribly...

Setup:
You MUST (technically not, but you need 1 green mana in order to use Skirge Familiar) create your 'infinite' black mana by looping Dark Ritual/Cabal Ritual with your discard outlet. It is possible to perform this loop with Skirge Familiar, but you need to have a green mana as part of the startup cost (Elvish Spirit Guide does work). It is much easier to simply change the discard outlet with Oblivion Crown and loop rituals, since you will not need any green mana. If you used Skirge Familiar and are trying an end step kill, you must have used Necromancy already (otherwise you would be doing a sorcery speed kill because this kill requires using Necromancy twice (if you have access to two green mana, you can Nature's Claim the Necromancy twice to get it off the Familiar and on and off the Cobra so you can use it repeatedly on the Dryad Arbor)). It is not necessary since you can just change your discard outlet to Gitrog or a third creature with Oblivion Crown. Then you can go to cleanup, spend Green to Nature's Claim Necromancy, or cast Culling the Weak saccing Skirge Familiar (casting Oblivion Crown is mandatory for this line if you do not have another discard outlet) to get Necromancy back in hand. If you use the cleanup method to remove Necromancy, you must have a backup discard outlet or a green mana to cast Nature's Claim on the Lotus Cobra Necromancy. Regardless of your method, you must make sure to have 'infinite' black mana. Loop rituals into 'infinite' black mana again or use Skirge Familiar if applicable. Proceed to draw deck/graveyard with your discard outlet.

(Black and generic costs will be ignored for rest of explanation due to 'infinite' black mana)
Discard Lotus Cobra. Reanimate Lotus Cobra with Necromancy. If you have one green mana, cast Nature's Claim on Necromancy and continue in response to the sac trigger.

Beginning:
Step 1: Draw deck/graveyard.
2: Discard Dryad Arbor.
3: Reanimate it with Necromancy.
4: Landfall trigger from Cobra to produce one green.
5: Sac Dryad Arbor to Culling the Weak.
6: Return to Step 1.

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