Strangleroot Geist


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Dark Ascension (DKA) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Strangleroot Geist

Creature — Spirit


Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)

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Strangleroot Geist Discussion

goblinguiderevealpls on Simic stax..... Wait what?

3 days ago

And how exactly are you giving gyre sage haste in order to activate these abilities? You have me very confused with mentioning "stax" in a "counters" deck, since they've never been referred to as "stacks" before

Also Strangleroot Geist is a thing

How well does this do vs the current 3-4 turn win meta?

Dorotheus on Double Delver

4 days ago

Oh and Strangleroot Geist is probably better than Rhonas's Last Stand because Undying.

goblinguiderevealpls on Gruul Pool (Needs Advice!)

1 week ago

Bloom Tender is insane in 3+ color edh decks but 2 color its often very underwhelming, and its very slow for modern at 2 cmc and lacking haste

Id run Burning-Tree Emissary because it casts for free and gives you the 2 mana right away to cast more creatures or spells

Cobra is alsp slower than it looks,

Manamorphose or Simian Spirit Guide are much faster, speed being a key part of gruul

Replace elves with Birds of Paradise or Noble Hierarch if you want maximum efficiency

Pyroclasm is probably strong in mainboard with these creatures since mana dorks are all but disposable and since countryside crusher and excavator seem to be the decks best beaters and will come out of pyroclasm alive and can swing

Strangleroot Geist and/ or Reckless Bushwhacker would add a lot of speed to the deck as well, money and rarity arent always a measure of power :)

Hope that was helpful

Also my inner grammar nazi is screaming but im sure you didnt know, its pronounced "grauhl" not "grool" so your deck name doesnt rhyme as i believe you intended, just so you know, not that deck name has anything to do with its potential haha

Also my name speaks for me here, but if you got red creatures you gotta go good ol Goblin Guide :)

With that much ramp im surprised you dont run Primeval Titan since you could probably get him out turn 3, or even 2 with a good hand

Theorak on mono green counter

2 weeks ago

Don't know if the Arcbound Ravager really works out, you only have a few artifacts to sacrifice for him and the Throne of Geth also demands sacrifices to do the same. I believe the Deck could work with even more Aggro in the Form of Rancor or Strangleroot Geist.

The main set of creatures is not bad, they only need to be out all at once, so instead investing into Collected Company would do more and can replace Lead the Stampede. If a playset of that works out, maybe with a Nissa less, that will put speed on the creatures you have.

Qolorful on Everlasting scarabs

1 month ago

Hey, I want you to know I've been thinking about this deck a lot lately, thinking about making modern finally, and this just seems the most fun for my budget range.

Have you considered running creatures with undying in this deck? You could infinitely recur them if everything always died with -1/-1 counters. Something as simple as Strangleroot Geist would be a phenomenal pain for your opponents!

Just a thought. I wanted to start some discussion before building my own list.

PygmyPieMan on Janky Counters

1 month ago

zephyr_chang Thanks for the advice! I'll be experimenting with 4 Experiment One to see if it works better than 4 Servant of the Scale. As good as Strangleroot Geist is I'm unsure where'd I'd be able to fit it in but I'll have a tinker and see what I can figure out. Abzan Falconer is great in this deck however when I played this deck I've found that having four often meant my hand often had one too many, that'll most likely just be due to the meta within my friend circle though.

FreeTheTacos on Aggro/Ramp

1 month ago

If you want to do more with the +1/+1 counters theme, a great budget option would be Winding Constrictor ($0.50 ea). Undying creatures like Butcher Ghoul and Strangleroot Geist might also work well. You're a bit light on land for a deck with an average CMC of 2.6 and 8 4 drops. I think 23 would be a better number. If you're looking for things to cut, I think your ramp spells are out of place.

zephyr_chang on Janky Counters

1 month ago

I would go up to a full 4 Experiment One and add 4 Strangleroot Geist. A playset of Travel Preparations is also probably better than having 4 Increasing Savagery, since the latter's CMC is a bit high. 1 more Abzan Falconer would be good too since it is quite important in the deck. You can consider Scavenging Ooze too. It is a widely played green creature that has a lot of utility and can get counters on itself as well. Dromoka's Command also seems useful.

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