Sygg, River Cutthroat


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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.)

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Sygg, River Cutthroat Discussion

mgc974 on Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive deck help

2 weeks ago

Hello, I played Tetsuko in standard and Brawl. And I love this card. I plan to do an Edh with him to. I build a first version in brawl like yours. With Tetsuko and some 1 thoughness creature, some équipements and one of my wincon was Throne of the God-Pharaoh.

The deck was great but sometimes you just have Tetsuko on the Battlefield and one or two creature, and if you have toi equip all your creature it takes too much time.

This Tetsuko deck can draw lot of cards. Every time a creature deals damage you can make card advantage so I will play a tempo strategie. Like a Sygg, River Cutthroat deck. Counterspell, bounce, removal and little unblockable creature. And why not some rogue synergie, or wizards ( you Can choose tout play little wizards that give you card advantage,attack every turn with a Coastal Piracy or Bident of Thassa on the Battlefield. This version will be less dependent on Tetsuko. And you Can play Naban, Dean of Iteration)

Your deck is very interesting. Master of Waves IS a very good addition ( and a wizard). But If you choose Infect, you have to go all in. Play every blue creature, artifact creature , artifact, sorcery, Instant, that say Infect or Proliferate. But i think you will lose value

Now i want tout build my own version >< thank you for the inspiration

Kholek on Sigardam Host - Commander Voltron

3 weeks ago

May I make a suggestion... I have been looking for cool cards that react to Player damage and I found one that goes super nasty with my Sygg, River Cutthroat deck and work equally well with your deck.

so what I have is a deck mainly consisting of unblockable creatures. and since Sygg is I get to play with blue. Spellbinder + any of the instance's you have can cause some pretty cool effects. Spellbinder + Worldly Tutor... well thats free creature tutor every combat.

this is just an idea that might peak your interest

SynergyBuild on Tiana, the only boros commander that draws

4 weeks ago

Yeah, so is it my imagination that Sram, Senior Artificer, the most popular mono-white commander on EDHREC and one of the cheapest card draw engines in the Command Zone in the game, next to Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Baral, Chief of Compliance, Kami of the Crescent Moon, Nin, the Pain Artist, Sygg, River Cutthroat, and the almighty Thrasios, Triton Hero, while Sram also being one of the most efficient after it hits.

Or you know, Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero, a repeatable tutor in the command zone, Djeru, With Eyes Open, another tutor, Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle, repeatable recursion much like the old Reya Dawnbringer, or in red Daretti, Scrap Savant, one of the most popular mono-red commanders (#2 on EDHREC) with built in card selection, recursion, and more, emblemmy recursion on top, Zada, Hedron Grinder, a storm commander that gains card advantage with effects like Expedite, Godo, Bandit Warlord being a tutor, Feldon of the Third Path being recursion that is repeatable.

And again, the other boros commanders like Depala and Munda.

I guess I was mistaken, and some of the most popular commanders of all time, like Zada storm on a budget, Sram, or Daretti never existed.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Pocket Sand v2

1 month ago

Thanks for the comment WhichKing. Repay in Kind is an interesting suggestion. I'll have to give it some thought. I ran Thada Adel in my original Sygg, River Cutthroat list, but it is a little too slow for this deck. I want all of my evasive enablers at 1 or 2 cmc. Rootwater Thief is interesting, but I prefer my enablers to have natural evasion or some very relevant late game effects (i.e. Viscera Seer and Deadeye Tracker). It is close to the same reason why I don't run Thassa, God of the Sea in this deck. On paper it sounds good, but in practice the mana investment is too steep for minor benefit.

BS-T on i want a sqaud deck ...

3 months ago

You can build Zombies in so many combinations - , , , , even just or

Merfolk could be , , , or even (Sygg, River Cutthroat but he's not a 'Lord').

You can sort of search Lords by doing something like "all merfolk" in card text on Scryfall, or "all +1".

I also just thought of or Angel Tribal - Lyra Dawnbringer, Kaalia of the Vast. is also quite angel-y but I can't think of a Lord commander that cares about angels in that combination...

Tribal is probably a good way to go for "monsters that benefit each other" - or something like +1/+1 counters? Ghave, Guru of Spores, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, there's loads more.

Damn I love Commander lol!

xyr0s on UR Horror Control

5 months ago

Some pretty obvious cards in any UR spell-heavy deck:

  • Opt/Serum Visions. Doesn't matter which one, but at least 4 of these are really helpful. And since they say "draw a card", they even trigger Chasm Skulker. With enough of these cantrips, you can go with a lower land count, since you can dig out land when you want to.

  • Remand. Tempo play of the week. Also draws a card.

  • Isochron Scepter. Because you have a pile of instants at 2 or less mana, and you'd like to play them a lot. Just a single copy should do, or you might like 2 of them.

  • Wandering Fumarole. When you have enough lands, and are running out of cards, this gives you a way to win, and somewhere to get something out of all that mana.

. Sygg, River Cutthroat could be funny, in a deck with evasive attackers and Lightning Bolts. Isn't a horror, though.

Darkshadow327 on Next "EDH Tribal Series" Tribe

5 months ago


I've noticed that that's what rogues do, when I attempted to make a deck I think I went with Sygg, River Cutthroat

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