Tarmogoyf

Legality

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
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Mythic Rare
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Tarmogoyf

Creature — Lhurgoyf

Tarmogoyf's power is equal to the number of card types among cards in all graveyards and its toughness is equal to that number plus 1. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, phenomenon, plane, planeswalker, scheme, sorcery, tribal, and vanguard.)

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Tarmogoyf Discussion

NuBByThuMB on Faerie Mischief (**TEMPO PRIMER**)

1 day ago

Hey there! Thanks for the questions! I'm currently working on a rework of this primer as the metagame (and deck) have shifted a bit to accommodate the reentry of Bloodbraid Elf as well as Jace, the Mind Sculptor's first steps into the wide world of Modern! The list has changed just a little, and I expect the primer is going to just a smidge, as well (especially in the sideboard/metagame area). I've definitely come down a land to accommodate more spells.

At the behest of a friend in the Faerie Conclave on facebook, I'm currently testing Ancestral Vision in Tempo again. My findings to this point still reflect my notions listed in the primer. Drawing AV late feels SUPER aweful, especially when you'd just much rather dig for a Fatal Push. I've come off my Ghost Quarters entirely as Tron has slowed to a crawl. Bumped back to my fourth Darkslick Shores which still feels clunky. I'm considering checking into Pendelhaven for that 24th land spot. Though recently I've been seeing folks on 23. In control! It's quite absurd, really; given the overall lack of draw we have as compared to some other decks.

This list as it stands right now technically isn't legal until April, unfortunately. But I'm going to be glad to welcome Jace, the Mind Sculptor back into the folds of UB Faeries where he rightfully belongs. There's a ton of talk about how cards like Collected Company and Scapeshift are overall better strategies/win conditions than Jace. But methinks folks are underestimating what a deck utilizing JTMS is going to do with him. Sticking him on the board after already having built an army with Bitterblossom is going to be devastating. Mark my words!

As for Spell Snare, it really is a personal call. Tarmogoyf is rising in popularity again thanks to Jund getting much better. And I still can't think of any great deck in modern that doesn't play useful two-drops that we can just let slip by. Not to mention, I've inspired a local player towards the build and so now have to answer Bitterblossom on the other side of the table.

htfilm on Esper Mythseize

1 day ago

Just putting in my two cents here.

I personally think that Path to Exile is severely overrated. Sure, the land might not matter in some matches, but it WILL in most, especially with so many low-curve decks these days that would love a free land, like Death's Shadow decks, Young Pyromancer decks, and Affinity. It's also often necessary to kill mana dorks that come down turn one these days, and it's getting more important than ever before thanks to the threat of a turn 3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor. Path simply does not kill mana dorks, in an era when they are more common than ever. I accept it when there is no other reasonable 1-mana option besides things like Dismember, which I am fond of, but I see you are running Fatal Push as well. I would remove 1 Path to Exile to add a fourth Push. It still hits most of the meta: Tarmogoyf, Noble Hierarch, Death's Shadow, Dark Confidant, the aforementioned Pyromancer, and revolted, which is easily achieved by adding one or two more fetchlands, hits the new Bloodbraid Elf. I do recognize that Path is still the better option against Tron, Breach, and other go-over-Jace decks, and so I would add one in the sideboard, removing a Disdainful Stroke which serves the same purpose, but is one more mana.

Again, this is just my opinion and I recognize that you have had far more experience with the deck than I have, so if these are just the ramblings of a confused player, feel free to ignore this.

MrBoombastic on Jund (post BBE unbanned)

2 days ago

Scavenging Ooze is a very strong card to consider.

4x Tarmogoyf also still seems like the way to go here too.

Grim Flayer, although cool with Bloodbraid Elf, gets a little less consistent without any artifacts in the deck.

clayperce on Post ban RG Ponza

3 days ago

mikey__G12,
You might want to put the cards in a decklist ... that makes the deck MUCH easier to evaluate :-)

My $0.02 on Ponza with Bloodbraid Elf:

  • It's definitely going to be good in Ponza, but I'm not sure it's going to be great. We really need the 10x accelerants, and Cascading BBE into them is pretty meh. And Molten Rain is a poor substitute for Mwonvuli Acid-Moss. With that in mind, I'm guessing BBE Ponza is just going to be WorseJund. There's a ton of folks trying to break it though, so I'm certain that if there is a deck there it will be found!
  • Speaking of Jund, if BBE Ponza ends up good, I 'm REALLY hoping it doesn't need Tarmogoyf. I don't personally have any, and with BBE Jund almost certain to be a thing, the price of Goyf is going to go up ... probably way up :-\

FYI, there have been some great discussions and early BBE decklists in the PonzaMTG group over on Reddit ... if you haven't already dropped by, I'd encourage you to do so!

Good luck (and skill) with the brew!

clayperce on Bovine073

3 days ago

My $0.02 on Bloodbraid Elf:

  • It's definitely going to be good in Ponza, but I'm not sure it's going to be great. We really need the 10x accelerants, and Cascading BBE into them is pretty meh. And Molten Rain is a poor substitute for Mwonvuli Acid-Moss. With that in mind, I'm guessing BBE Ponza is just going to be WorseJund. There's a ton of folks trying to break it though, so I'm certain that if there is a deck there it will be found!
  • Speaking of Jund, I'm going to be bummed if BBE Ponza ends up using Tarmogoyf, as I don't personally have any. And with BBE Jund almost certain to be a thing, the price of Goyf is going to go up ... probably way up :-\

I know you're not often (ever?) on Reddit, but there's been some great discussions and early BBE decklists over in r/PonzaMTG ... if you haven't already dropped by, I'd encourage you to do so!

Good luck (and skill) on the brew!

clayperce on Serious Ponza

3 days ago

wylie72,
I've been on 3x Courser of Kruphix for a while now, for a bunch of small reasons...

All that said, with Jund rising (due to Bloodbraid Elf) we're sure to see a bunch more Tarmogoyf soon, and Courser is pretty terrible in that match up, since it gives them an Enchantment and a Creature for Goyf. So a few weeks from now, I could easily see having some mix of Finks and Jadelight Ranger in those slots. And without 3x Courser, I might drop one of the Chandras too ...

I've never been a fan of Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip. I mean, it's a great card (it's a 4-of in my Modern Wolves funsies deck) and I know a lot of folks love it. But it's just never worked for me in Ponza.

I really like Pia and Kiran Nalaar; not running them is just a meta call. I'm on 2x Obstinate Baloth for now (due to Burn and Lili), and Chameleon Colossus and Thrun, the Last Troll are both regulars in those slots. But I could easily see running P&K there ... especially if Affinity becomes a big part of the meta, since Thopters are one of the few tools we have to stop Etched Champion.

Hope that helps!

clayperce on Serious Ponza

4 days ago

DEER,
Thanks much! (I love it too, but I'm pretty biased)

I've really no opinion yet about Jace, the Mind Sculptor, as his unban was a total surprise. Gruul has lots of good tools against Control though, so I'm guessing that as it goes up as a percentage of the meta we'll be able to adjust along with it. But my Crystal Ball is notoriously unreliable, so idk ...

Bloodbraid Elf is going to be interesting though. A few thoughts:

  • It's definitely going to be good in Ponza, but I'm not sure it's going to be great. We really need the 10x accelerants, and Cascading BBE into them is pretty meh. And Molten Rain is a poor substitute for Mwonvuli Acid-Moss. With that in mind, I'm guessing BBE Ponza is just going to be WorseJund. There's a ton of folks trying to break it though, so I'm certain that if there is a deck there it will be found!
  • Speaking of Jund, I'm going to be bummed if BBE Ponza ends up using Tarmogoyf, as I don't have any. And with BBE Jund almost certain to be a thing, the price of Goyf is going to go up ... maybe way up :-\
  • Jund rising is a good thing for Ponza though ... we have a REALLY good match-up vs. the deck. Well, the old deck, anyways. :-)

There's some great discussions and early BBE decklists over in the PonzaMTG subreddit ... if you haven't already been checked it out, I'd encourage you to do so!

Thanks again, and draw well!

DEER on Bug Stuff

4 days ago

As much as I love Tasigur, the Golden Fang, I don't think he or any other delve threats are viable right not, simply due to Jace, the Mind Sculptor's minus 1. Also, the delve threats are a non-bo with your own Tarmogoyf. If Thought Scour was in the deck, and you had the turn two Tasigur option, then maybe. I think your list could benefit from Logic Knot, Torrential Gearhulk, or more Cryptic Commands, even though they're not fantastic with Liliana of the Veil. Also, more manlands, be they Creeping Tar Pit or even Treetop Village would make the deck much more resilient to the new Jund matchup. Otherwise I love the list!! Looks really sweet and fun to play!

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