Skirge Familiar

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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Skirge Familiar Discussion

elgosu1337 on Garna the Heartless Sneakflame

1 month ago

Thanks for the comments bosny! You're right about Hivestone, it's one of the cards I'm more iffy on. Although I was contemplating Acidic Sliver as a potential wincon. Actually the deck ramps pretty well with the amount of ramp and cost reduction and mana-giving creatures it includes, so the low land count works ok, and the higher CMC creatures can be played with cost reduction or infinite mana combos, cheated in with Sneak Attack, or just discarded as fodder for Zombie Infestation or Skirge Familiar.

For a budget version, there are actually plenty of cheap cards in my maybeboard that would also work really well. Keep the core of the deck which is the sac outlets, and card draw. If there's no Sneak Attack the list would change to prioritize red mana less, and focusing on cheaper creatures, but it's such a key card it probably needs to be in. Zulaport Cutthroat can sub for Purphoros. Drop Mana Echoes and a couple of the other cards for more ramping creatures. Phyrexian Altar would be a very big loss, but Mycosynth Lattice could work to allow any color of mana to be used for the combos. Grave Pact is droppable.

There could be a version running Heartless Summoning, but that would require changing the creature base. I might experiment with that.

CommanderNeyo on Gitrog Control

1 month ago

OK, good to know. XD

I would recommend throwing in Skirge Familiar and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth/Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre. Combined with Dakmor Salvage, you can have limitless mana by dumping Dakmor to Skirge, and you can (in theory) draw your entire deck because you keep repeating the process until only one of the Eldrazi and one other card are left. For reference, see Ender666666's Gitrog primer.

n0bunga on The Gitrog Monster, Landfall stall

1 month ago

Skirge Familiar goes infinite with Dakmor Salvage, provided you have a graveyard shuffle effect like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth.

GenuineGamer on Varolz, the counter-covered

1 month ago

@passascats thanks ! never seen Skirge Familiar before but it looks great for solving the "creatures stuck in hand" problem, also Grim Strider is decent so I'll try to fit it in :)

passascats on Varolz, the counter-covered

1 month ago

You might want to reconsider the creatures like Boneyard Wurm. You are going to be exiling creatures from your graveyard, so instead of growing they are actually going to get weaker as the game progresses, and they are 0/0 in the yard so they make horrible scavenge targets. Grim Strider might fit in this deck. Also Skirge Familiar is a good way to empty your hand of creatures you want in the graveyard. Good Luck!

CommanderClinic on #YouMakeTheDeck

1 month ago

Okay, let's get some Jedi Caves and Murky monsters in here. Jorubai Murk Lurkers are definitely in the swamps of Dagobah, and though it's cold, I'm pretty sure the Ice Cave is a great place to send a training Jedi to face their fears. Rhystic Cave can help with of color sources on a budget and can put a crimp in the plans of someone who tapped out to play a spell to end the game when you have the Ice Cave out.

I am still confused as to how Steal/Clone has anything to do with the swamp planet of Dagobah, but let's look at some sweet cloning cards. Altered Ego, Stunt Double, Clever Impersonator, Mirror Match, Mirror Mockery, Spitting Image, and Stolen Identity all come to mind for varying degrees of cloning. I really like the Mirror cards because they directly oppose your opponents in an interesting fashion, discourage attacking you, and might let you actually use your opponent's ETB triggers if they're not careful.

For stealing, we've got Aethersnatch for spells, Chamber of Manipulation, Dominate, Domineering Will, Helm of Possession, Overtaker, Rags / Riches, Reins of Power. Thalakos Deceiver, Tolarian Entrancer, Treacherous Urge, Willbreaker, and Soul Seizer  Flip to get at their creatures.

For the list now, I'd actually just purge everything over $5 to get a better sense of what you actually want in the deck, drop most of the reanimation right now since you're focusing more on cloning and stealing rather than reanimating, you can see about stealing creatures out of graveyards later. Deadeye Navigator just needs to go as well, since that card is just too good and will probably get you killed with little to no actual benefit.

If you still want to run Villainous Wealth get some of the best, cheapest ramp G and B have to offer like Zendikar Resurgent, Myriad Landscape, Blighted Woodland, and the ilk since that won't break your budget like some of the alternatives. Skirge Familiar can turn excess cards into mana, which can make your Tasigur cheaper too, and there are always the U free spells which you can bounce if you put bouncers in the deck) without having to fork out the cash for Palinchron

Another cool way to trim down your budget is to just not run some of the typical staples. Like, completely forget about Sol Ring and Lightning Greaves they're just not going to be worth the effort like Fellwar Stone, Corrupted Grafstone, or even, as much as I dislike them personally, Signets in the colors you need most.

Also, do be careful with Notion Thief, and this goes with other player's stolen creatures too, you'll need to make sure to have some sac outlets. Evolutionary Leap, High Market, any number of black creatures that have that as a cost, would be worth it if they have an effect that you can leverage into usability.

So...all in all, I know that's a lot, but hope it helps even a little bit.

Dr.Crust on Dakmor Salvage Fanclub - A Gitrog Monster Deck

2 months ago

HOLY WEATHERLIGHTS, never saw Noose Constrictor in that way idk why, i use the Skirge Familiar for Exanguination stuff, but never saw the constrictor, I feel so dumb HAHA (ty btw).

babushkasara on Dakmor Salvage Fanclub - A Gitrog Monster Deck

2 months ago

I think I'll be getting a Chains of Acid soon, it seems like a lovely card for the chaos Phelddagrif deck I'm considering.

Noose Constrictor is actually one way this deck can win lol. It's a discard outlet, though Skirge Familiar is preferable. It goes like this: discard Dakmor Salvage to Noose Constrictor, Noosy gets +1/+1, a land hit the graveyard but replace the draw with a dredge, repeat until Noosy is big enough to kill whoever's unfortunate enough to not have a blocker. And if winning off it isn't an option, you can still just discard lands to it for draw power. Wild Mongrel is often included in The Gitrog Monster decks for the same reasons.

Alright, you've convinced me. Summer is out, Azusa is in.

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