Sygg, River Cutthroat

Sygg, River Cutthroat

Legendary Creature — Merfolk Rogue

At end of turn, if an opponent lost 3 or more life this turn, you may draw a card. (Damage causes loss of life.)

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Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sygg, River Cutthroat occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.0%

Sygg, River Cutthroat Discussion

vbfabled on Sygg, River Cutthroat EDH Suggestions

2 months ago

So I was looking to build a Dimir EDH deck and I found Sygg, River Cutthroat . His ability gives me vibes that remind me of Ephara, God of the Polis who is one of my favorite decks. Now in Ephara, I found ways to recur, blink creatures on my opponents turn, and use flash creatures to(usually) draw a card on everyone's turn and 2 on mine. My question is this: Does anyone know any cool cards or effects that can take advantage of Sygg's ability in a similar way other than save up mana and use Pestilence ?

Thanks for any suggestions

ZendikariWol on Commander Suggestions!

3 months ago

I have this lovely Sisay, Weatherlight Captain politics/kingmaker deck! It's got a really fun new toy from C19 in Pramikon, Sky Rampart .

I play a lot of +1/+1 counter decks and I've tried a lot of commanders for the strategy, including some of my favorites; Marath, Will of the Wild , Marchesa, the Black Rose , Ezuri, Claw of Progress (which uses, weirdly, a lot of the same creatures as UG enchantress, minus the bogles), and I bet I could make a really weird, cool one with Feather, the Redeemed using Heroic + a lot of Support and other +1-counter-related spells. We'll see.

I also play a lot of aristocrats, my favorite commanders for that being Meren of Clan Nel Toth (who my spikier friends were quite concerned about), Korvold, Fae-Cursed King (who is very easy to just pop off with), and Reyhan, Last of the Abzan partnered with Ravos, Soultender (yes, that's a +1 counter deck too but it's more of an aristocrat deck)

I also have a Roon of the Hidden Realm blink deck, Sygg, River Cutthroat and Daxos of Meletis decks that focus on combat triggers, a Tiana, Ship's Caretaker aura deck, a Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer token deck, an Emmara, Soul of the Accord tap tribal deck that is sad beans after losing Paradox Engine , an Aminatou, the Fateshifter topdeck matters/trading permanents deck, an Odric, Lunarch Marshal keyword tribal deck, a Feldon of the Third Path deck (you can guess what it does), a Karlov of the Ghost Council voltron deck (yes, you heard me right), and a WUBRG Nekusar, the Mindrazer deck headed by King Kenrith himself!

That being said, my decks haven't been upgraded in a while. Most of them still hold up, but we'll see. Maybe I'll make some alterations.

vasarto77 on Count Vascula's Spooktacular EDH

3 months ago

Maybe Sygg, River Cutthroat for the fish guy? He even storta looks like that thing. Also, wasn't there a mummy?

PhyrexianGameplay on Curious Burn bears

4 months ago

If you enchant vial smasher with a curiosity effect, good things happen. also, in black, you get another "curiosity" effect, Sygg, River Cutthroat , and you get consultation wins.

PhyrexianGameplay on Sisay Citadel

6 months ago

also, what do you think about Rhys the Redeemed , and Sygg, River Cutthroat ?

HashMasta on Naughty Rogue Party

8 months ago

If i were you, i would get rid of the banneret. its got some value dont get me wrong but everything already costs like 2 or 3. if you swap it for Slither Blade or Vampire Cutthroat then you wouldnt really need it.

personally i would run Countersquall of like a 2 main and 2 in side but thats mainly cause my meta has like 80% either esper or jeskai control bullshit.

and i would do Remand over mana leak cause its more card draw. and would also do Lurking Informant . Its basically a lantern control variant that is absolutely devastating if used right.

also personally i would do Dismember over go for the throat but hey theres like 4 different options just kinda depends what you like

Sygg, River Cutthroat is a pretty good card to that allows more card draw easily. Rogues have some of the best card draw that you can get aside from merfolk and is a really underrated tribe but really good.

Grimoire Thief is also a really good card if you looking for a more midrange option instead of aggro but even if it is aggro would atleast run some in the side just incase.

thom-le on Doomsday Plot (Lazav)

8 months ago

Hello, thanks for your comment. To answer your questions I refer to this deck's control strategy, which has to follow a specific deck building. The main thing in playing this theme is not to be aggressive, but instead be constantly waiting for the best moment to act and react. To have a chance of winning the player has to look for

  • Safety
  • Card draw

The safety part is threat assessment. Avoid attackings that low the life total is necessary. For this case I play Phyrexian Obliterator , normally this stops many direct combat damage (because nobody wants to sacrifice permanents). I like this card, because it's cheap (on mana costs) and its a creature (which is important for my commander Lazav, the Multifarious ). It is also a psychological adventage to have this card on the battlefield.

This deck has actually only 16 (!) creatures included. So playing this deck means, you have to make sure, that no big army swings againt you. There are some options for me: Reducing possible creatures by a Stax-strategy (with cards like Pendrell Mists , Static Orb or the already included Tainted AEther ) and to make sure that there won't be a big combat step (with Silent Arbiter , which is also a creature. Ensnaring Bridge is very flexible and therefor included, Propaganda would also work well). In the end it's important to avoid hate against this deck. Otherwise the builded safety is in danger.

The second point is card draw and searching cards. On the first sight Sygg, River Cutthroat may not be the greatest card with beeing only a 1/3. But the card adventage comes silent. You are drawing cards, when the opponents hit each other as well as when your creatures deal (3 or more) damage. For a control deck card adventage is important, because of having answers in the hand. It's pretty a shame if someone is going to play a Craterhoof Behemoth for a swing or some opponent wants to combo off and you can't counter that specific spell.

Control Strategy doesn't mean to counter everything. It says that you have to have the best reaction on the right time. Last card here is Maralen of the Mornsong . The intention is that this card is in the graveyard. Only on the endstep before your turn you change Lazav, the Multifarious into this card for searching your library for a specific card (maybe for a Damnation or Cyclonic Rift ).

I chose to take away the combo-side of this commander. There are so many decks around to play this Johnny/Jenny-strategy, but I prefer the control theme.

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