Sygg, River Cutthroat


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
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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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.)

Sygg, River Cutthroat Discussion

PartyJ on Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow EDH

6 days ago


I haven't been playing with or against this commnader yet. But it's one that floats on my list too.

Without looking at cuts, I would seriously consider these cards:

Enough food for thought :-)

Good luck!


ZendikariWol on 36 Planeswalkers in War of ...

2 weeks ago

So big hot take, from what I've seen... I love the idea of more planeswalkers. The more fun characters I can see depicted the better, and I love playing walkers (especially as someone who's super into EDH, where walkers can have a lot of impact if you use them properly).

But beyond that, I just wanna see these characters get their due. There's something I want from all of these, from a gameplay perspective. But more importantly, from a vorthos perspective, I'd love to see the fun we have with these characters at the same place at the same time. ESPECIALLY Sorin, Nahiri, and Tibalt!

... but

What if we made some of them legendary creatures? For example, Tibalt could be a red/black legend that works a lot like Sygg, River Cutthroat mixed with Rakdos, Lord of Riots ? See what I mean?

zentay98 on Yuriko, the Tiger's Insidious Dreams

2 weeks ago

I think you could really use Sygg, River Cutthroat in this deck.

AvoiDFaTE on Warrior Queen [Najeela Midrange/Tempo cEDH Primer]

3 weeks ago

Hello! What you think about Sygg, River Cutthroat there? In theory, that's one more Minblade Render with few relative pros and cons.

Gorenucopia on The Glitterscale Tribe

1 month ago

Wow, thank you for the welcoming message and really helpful advice! I'll definitely look at where I can fit those in starting with replacing Sygg, River Cutthroat .

TheMillKid on The Glitterscale Tribe

1 month ago

Hi! First and foremost, welcome to EDH! I do have a small piece of unfortunate news regarding Sygg, River Cutthroat . Since you commander has a Bant color identity (Green, white, blue), a card such as Sygg, River Cutthroat cannot be run, since he is a Dimir color card (color identity Blue Black). Although he can be cast using just blue mana (great job on your fixing btw), cards with hybrid mana costs still unfortunately cannot find a home in a deck outside the Commander's color identity.

Sorry if I overexplained that a bit, but I hope it made sense!

I'd also recommend running a few instances of single target removal. Cards such as Beast Within and Song of the Dryads are popular, since they handle any type of pesky permanent. Other common single target removal spells could include Swords to Plowshares , Disenchant , and Darksteel Mutation .

It might be worth considering another board wipe, such as Winds of Rath , which won't destroy any of the merfolk you've enchanted!

Happy brewing!

triproberts12 on Newbie needs help getting into ...

1 month ago

Yay. Everyone loves some Commander. It's pretty much Magic as Richard Garfield, Ph.D. intended. If you want to see what your options are, I recommend checking out EDHREC. If you click on the Commanders tab at the top, you can see what your options are in each color identity, and if you click on the themes (tribal, +1/+1 counters, graveyard, etc.) tab, you can see if any of those styles of decks speak to you, and the site will show you what decks across the internet from sources such as TappedOut run in those decks. The other thing you can do is, if you have pet cards you would like to build around, you can enter those cards in the search bar, and it will tell you how many decks that card is played in, and what the most common cards are to see it run alongside.

I know you said you don't care much beyond liking UG, but, to get you started on ideas, if you like UG Merfolk, I recommend Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca if you want to go hard tribal or Tatyova, Benthic Druid if you want to draw cards and ramp. I built her as Druid tribal, and the deck is a blast. If you really don't care about creature type, but putting out an army, drawing cards, and taking extra turns is appealing to you, Edric, Spymaster of Trest is powerful and fun. If it's the counters aspect of Merfolk you enjoy, Experiment Kraj is a fun one, and if it's playing at instant speed that appeals to you, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter is the pick.

If you want to branch into a third color, you can have your Merfolk (Lorwyn goodies that come in UB or WU such as Sygg, River Cutthroat included) and your counter theme with Thrasios, Triton Hero + Reyhan, Last of the Abzan / Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker , or you can go enchantress with Tuvasa the Sunlit .

Before you get started, here's a useful video by The Professor on basic deck construction, and here's another Tolarian Community College video on choosing a Commander.

Check out the full list of options on EDHREC, especially in the themes section, and good luck!

Lord_Olga on Unblockable Abuse

2 months ago

ninja988 - Thanks for the suggestions!! Lemme go through them here.

Swapping card count for Stinkdrinker Bandit and Inkfathom Witch - There are two reasons there are more of Inkfathom Witch . For one, her ability let’s me access a higher bonus more quickly, rather than perhaps getting multiple Stinkdrinker Bandit ’s. Secondly, she actually has a conditional unblockable keyword, Fear. That makes her able to join the attack in most situations without external help like Stinkdrinker Bandit would need. However, you are right, Stinkdrinker Bandit ’s stacking potential isn’t really being utilized. So I compromised and made them both 3x.

Oona's Blackguard - I’ll think about it. While she has the potential to do more discard than Mental Vapors , she’s also a LOT more easily removed.

Sygg, River Cutthroat - I did consider him before, some other people have also recommended him. I feel, however, that Curious Obsession gives me more draw, and also serves as a buff. It also, again, is a lot harder to removed than Sygg, River Cutthroat . So I’m gonna keep what I got for this one.

Thanks again for the comment!

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