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
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy 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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Sygg, River Cutthroat Discussion

mrdehring on Sygg Rogue Tribal

21 hours ago

Welcome to EDH. This looks like a great tribal deck and rogues are a lot of fun. It looks like you have figured out that you can't play red. The rule of EDH require that you can only have the mana symbols that are in your commander. Noggle Bandit is technically red so you will have to cut that card as well.

I had a Sygg, River Cutthroat deck back in the day and I had a lot of fun effects that caused people to take a few points of life loss so I draw cards on their turn. Not sure where your budget is but Contaminated Bond and Revenge of Ravens are some ways to get a few extra cards; Revenge of Ravens also works as a deterrent to people attacking you. Other cards to think about are Bloodchief Ascension and Painful Quandary.

Happy brewing.

Wirex on Sygg Rogue Tribal

1 week ago

Hey Thanks armlessbastard ! I think you are probably correct about Crosis's Chamber. I think I was just throwing in everything i could find that added grixis colors without really reading them. I'll probably shave a rock or two in favor of some more basic lands (I think I overthought it on my first go round). I really need to lean more into the +1+1 counters synergy that Marchessa provides, because it feels like im not really utilizing her to her fullest potential. I hate to say it, because it would be a lot more work, but there may be a commander that fits the archetype i'm going for better. Sygg, River Cutthroat may be better.

Some things I think I will add on the next go round are Herald's Horn, Reconnaissance Mission, Unspeakable Symbol, and Night Dealings

ilovemydoghisnameistuna on Tinybones, Trinket Thief

3 weeks ago

Yeah, I was working on a discard deck around Sygg, River Cutthroat. I absolutely LOVE Tinybones, though.

Brogan54 on Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

1 month ago

My recommendations :

I think most people will tell you that Oloro offers little competitive advantage to you compared to other esper commander like Zur (who can fetch Necropotence into play) or even Aminatou (who is a combo piece in the command zone). I think upsides for Oloro would be that he can do larger ad nauseam and possibly can even run Humility which few decks can win while it is on the board.


Teferi's Protection

Rhox Faithmender

Debt to the Deathless



Merciless Eviction

Anguished Unmaking


Thran Dynamo


Mox Tantalite

Phyrexian Arena

Twilight Prophet

Crypt Ghast

Winds of Abandon


Search for Azcanta  Flip

I would first add better ramp, better draw, potential Stax, tutors and then other win cons.


Dark Ritual

Fellwar Stone

Mox Diamond

Talisman of Hierarchy

Talisman of Progress

Copy Artifact

Mox Opal

Cabal Ritual

Grim Monolith

Lotus Petal

Dramatic Reversal


Ad Nauseam

Night's Whisper



Whispering Madness




Verity Circle (good against dorks)

Plunge into Darkness (a good Impulse)

Mindblade Render

Sygg, River Cutthroat


Drannith Magistrate

Aven Mindcensor

Cursed Totem

Notion Thief


Blind Obedience

Rest in Peace

Torpor Orb


Mental Misstep




Spell Pierce

Spell Snare


Tale's End


Chain of Vapor

Gilded Drake

Yahenni's Expertise

Into the Roil

Blink of an Eye


Vampiric Tutor

Imperial Seal

Transmute Artifact


Whir of Invention

Praetor's Grasp


Academy Rector


CONSULT COMBO Demonic Consultation

Tainted Pact

Jace, Wielder of Mysteries

Laboratory Maniac


Ad Nauseam (draw whole deck, can Windfall and make everyone die while AG means you can't lose

Helm of Obedience

Rest in Peace / Leyline of the Void

Heliod Walking Ballista

Approach of the Second Sun

Dramatic Scepter

Isochron Scepter

Rocks that produce at least three mana total (outlet is extort with blind obedience or crypt ghast) If have pristine Talisman gain infinite life, which is infinite draw with commander

Didn't look at landbase

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Operation N.U.T

1 month ago

Have you considered leaning a bit more into Rogues? They have a really nice lords (Stinkdrinker Bandit/Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive/Sygg, River Cutthroat) and some nice equipment (Cloak and Dagger). Unstable Mutation is a better alternative to Unholy Strength. Even though it will eventually kill your creature you can sneak in up to 10 damage with a 1 power unblockable creature before that happens. Hope this helps.

DankMagicianD on Chevill, Bane of Permanents

3 months ago

Unfortunately, Sygg, River Cutthroat is part blue, and can't be in the deck. As a replacement, I recommend either Walking Ballista, which is like a second Triskelion, or either Tooth and Nail or Defense of the Heart, both of which can find both parts of your combo.

ZendikariWol on Philosophy Represented

4 months ago

Actually my favorite politics deck is piloted by Sisay, Weatherlight Captain. It is... admittedly, not anything extraordinary, but I like it cuz it's quirky and it's a deck that can group hug in the early game and really punch through in the late game (with Sygg, River Cutthroat, Arvad the Cursed, and Basandra, Battle Seraph to push opponents into awfully inopportune attacks).

That said, I think that Marchesa excels at turning opponents against one another and accelerating the game with attacks and I really like that. I play it in a hypothetical Zurgo Helmsmasher politics deck. I was considering putting Zurgo in its place, as he really exemplifies how I take something that's pretty lame, honestly, and makes puts an unexpected spin on it.

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