Sygg, River Cutthroat


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.)

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Sygg, River Cutthroat Discussion

metalevolence on Vela Ninjas 1.0 PreUpdate

1 day ago

Switch your commander to Sygg, River Cutthroat

Add Fellwar Stone, Dimir Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Dismember, Pongify, Mystic Remora, Baleful Strix, Snuff Out, Looter il-Kor, Wharf Infiltrator, Bojuka Bog, Nihil Spellbomb, Faerie Macabre, Trinket Mage, Arcane Denial, Pithing Needle, Mask of Memory, Skeleton Key, Owl Familiar, Animate Dead

Some good "big" effects for this deck are Coastal Piracy/Bident of Thassa and extra turn spells

remove cackling fiend, ashiok, spin into myth, suffer the past, artful dodge, walker of secret ways, dauthi jackal, shriekgeist, rancid rats, skullsnatcher, vapor snag, dauthi slayer, dimir infiltrator, ultimate price

jdwork on Legend of the Life Blood

1 month ago

Have you thought of adding Sygg, River Cutthroat?

Gleeock on Lazav

1 month ago
  • I have a couple of those included or on a very close side board/chopping block/shoe-in position.

  • I actually have Tainted Isle in the deck, just not added here I believe (but I will look into that)... On that same note River of Tears should be an auto-include. Phenax is cool... But I don't picture running enough creatureish toughness to care for him that much (I'll see how test plays go though). Mind Funeral is nifty... Although I like taking a shot at all targets at once... Though I have seen how effective: "mill until x lands are revealed", can be. Keening Stone could be a strong alternative finisher, and I do own one so it will probably make an appearance again. I like Notion Thief alot and along the same vein I also really like Sygg, River Cutthroat although I can see the potential for massive backfire with both :) I HATE cyclonic rift even though it destroys people, I will think of it since I can use it then one of my low-cost selective discard spells to discard something nifty.

  • That Which Was Taken is nice for indestructible + hexproof or just protecting my other paper-thin stuff... but may be too slow in comparison to a more wincon-style card at similar speed - al'a: Keening Stone. I like some of those other cut cards too darn much though.

Giggitygunzerker on Kruphix, God of Combos (suggestions pls)

2 months ago

@chirz2792 Thanks for the tips! This is my first attempt at an EDH deck and I wasn't sure if hybrid cost cards could be treated as monocolored or not. Dang, I need a replacement for Sygg, River Cutthroat now. As for Your suggested cards, I agree that they would be fun, but The first two are out of my price range. As for Genesis Wave, I've considered it, and I'm not entirely sold. Pretty much all my big wincon cards that I'd like to cast for free are Nonpermanents, so I'm not sure I'd want to blow a bunch of mana on something that, in a 7 mana GWave scenario, would on average put a maybe a mana source and a control magic onto the battlefield, while potentially putting a spell like Blatant Thievery into my graveyard. Blatant Thievery costs the same as the GWave and a) will give me a stable amount of permanents (barring a boardwipe), b) give me a number of permanents above Gwave average amount of permanents of my choice to play with, while c)also stealing them from my opponents.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

2 months ago

Darkshadow327 I will leave a comment on your deck shortly.

I have spent some time updating my Sygg, River Cutthroat deck as I found it was too reliant on trying to convince my opponents to fight each other. I have attempted to make the deck more focused on using evasive threats that continue to draw me cards or just win the game outright. Thanks for taking a look!

Pocket Sand

Commander / EDH* Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor


xyr0s on U/G Merfolk

2 months ago

Any particular reason for only bringing 2 Aether Vials? Whether you have it or not on your opening hand is determining your whole game plan, and merfolk is a tier 1 deck when it you have it, and a tier 3 deck when you don't.

Also, you can go down to 20 lands (with 2 more vial). Maybe add in a Ghost Quarter or 2.

Squelch is a card I've had piles of fun with, in particular against tron decks (Oblivion Stone, planeswalker activations... no problem anymore), but works fine against anything with a very greedy manabase full of fetchlands too.

You can also play a single copy of Sygg, River Cutthroat. It's just for fun and giggles, but it feels sooooo great when it grabs 3 cards for you in one match.

Not sure that you can cut out the 2 Merrow Reejerey - I think it's better for merfolk than Serum Visions, since you have quite a bit of cantrips already. But maybe it is... how is it working out?

Pieguy396 on I want to use the ...

2 months ago

Possibly an "unblockable tribal" deck like Sygg, River Cutthroat? Also, Jace link for the lazy: Jace, Cunning Castaway

czarkingrex on Vela The Night Clad Evasion

2 months ago

I would definitely find a place for Coastal Piracy and Sygg, River Cutthroat

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