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

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Skirge Familiar Discussion

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

3 weeks ago

Great list man +1

One of the most broken combo cards ever Skirge Familiar

merrowMania on Just Froggin' Around - The Gitrog Monster Primer

1 month 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

1 month 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.

Leifis on Everybody Loves Hypnotoad - The Gitrog [[Primer]]

1 month ago

Hey friend,

Is it legal/possible to use Collective Brutality in place of Exsanguinate when utilizing the Dakmor Salvage/Skirge Familiar combo with The Great Toad? I noticed that card and thought it could potentially double up for Exsanguinate but I am unsure about how the interaction/stack/timings would work. Thought? Advice?

VoidCaster113 on Staples for Gitrog Monster?

2 months ago

Yeah, Ramunap excavator's definitely a must if you can't have Crucible. Exploration, Burgeoning, Azusa, Lost but Seeking are all great for bonus land drops.I've won many times just by Skirge Familiar + Dakmor Salvage when Gitrog's out, with an eldrazi Titan in the deck to reshuffle everything. Basically make infinite black and draw however many cards you want! If that fails, Devoted Druid + Quillspike is always a backup option, but it's best to tutor the signature combo up first.

Good luck with the froggy!

sonnet666 on Ghost Council - Bomberman

2 months ago

This is a good list.

I'd swap Act of Authority for Aura of Silence and Dark Tutelage for Phyrexian Arena. Phyrexian Unlife might also be nice for an extra way to combo with AdNaus.

What does Skirge Familiar do here?

Leptys on Gitrog Land Combo [Primer]

2 months ago

@n0bunga

Pretty much all lands that do something are something to keep in mind when considering Gitrog. Scavenger Grounds was also something that I heavily considered, even though it mostly shoots ourselves in the foot.

Thanks for the praises. The reason why I'm skipping the faster ways to win is purely to minimize the amount of near-completely dead cards to zero. You can still use Praetor's Grasp as a 3-mana Mana Crypt or a tutor for Ad Nauseam in competitive tables, or if you want to be silly, take someone else's one-card wincon.

Speaking of Grasp, when people start consistently exiling your Dakmor Salvage face-down, that's when it's more advisable to start running a non-infinite wincon. Faith of the Devoted, or alternatively Aetherflux Reservoir can then be used to win by looping through your deck via Life from the Loam and Skirge Familiar. If you opponents run these cards (or something like Exsanguinate/Laboratory Maniac) themselves, then just Grasp them after comboing out and win with their win condition instead. For the record, that is incredibly satisfying to pull off. ;)

Entari0 on Kermit the Frog Monster

3 months ago

As a frequent, and at least somewhat experienced, Gitrog player, I would like to lend some advice to you for this deck.

Firstly, I would recommend some combination of Wild Mongrel, Oblivion Crown, Noose Constrictor and Skirge Familiar. These are incredibly powerful ways to get lands into your graveyard, particularly skirge familiar. You should also probably be running some more cards with dredge, particularly Dakmor Salvage.

If you decide to add the cards I mentioned, that opens up some infinite combos. Skirge familiar with Gitrog in play and Dakmor salvage in hand results in infinite mana and card draw, but you will want Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre in there to prevent dying to mill. The other discard outlets result in an infinitely powerful creature, along with infinite draw.

Here is the deck I have at the moment, some other star players are Scapeshift, Amulet of Vigor, and Mesmeric Orb. ALL IS SACRIFICE EDH

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