The Gitrog Monster


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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The Gitrog Monster

Legendary Creature — Frog Horror


At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice The Gitrog Monster unless you sacrifice a land.

You may play an additional land on each of your turns.

Whenever one or more land cards are put into your graveyard from anywhere, draw a card.

The Gitrog Monster Discussion

JuQ on A Caress of Steel

6 days ago

Deathtouch works wonderfully together with trample (you only need to asign 1 point of damage to the defender and trample the rest), so cards like Overrun would be a nice finisher in the deck. Revenge of the Hunted is a nice alternative/redundancy to Destined / Lead

Frist strike and deathtouch is also a broken combination: Glissa, the Traitor is absolutely badass because he already has the combo on herself and her triggered will help you retrieve some of your important artifacts. Equipments that give you first strike are also a good choice Chariot of Victory , Bladed Pinions , Sword of Vengeance ...

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Pharika, God of Affliction create more deathtouchers. Hapatra may need some help to get through, but Pharika is pretty good on her own, your deck already has a lot of creatures, and it can be used also as graveyard hate if needed.

Acidic Slime , Liliana's Reaver , Gifted Aetherborn , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Skullwinder , Vengeful Pharaoh and The Gitrog Monster are some other of my favourite deathtouchers.

Ehsteve on Lord Windgrace Sits Behind A Chasm

1 week ago

Times are changing!

With Modern Horizons, now seems like the time to make a few key changes to hopefully not only improve the consistency of the deck but also add in a few new fun tools.

Old and busted:

Squandered Resources : I can see why this is appealing in the mass land destruction or fast mana decks, but honestly it didn't play out great in this build because the finishers aren't exactly that fast, or a few extra mana is unlikely to change the outcome (one or two Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is usually enough, and not only that, far more consistent with searching effects).

Luxury Suite : The mana base is slowly taking the desired shape, as before it was very much mirrored on all three colours with very few red or black cards. I've found consistently that a R/B untapped source is underwhelming and does very little to help ramp out early game and there is an oversaturation of fixing already present.

Rakdos Carnarium : Same issue as above, I used to feel that the third bounceland for the bounce effect was enough, but looking at the results I feel like this is an easy cut, the R/B fixing is good enough in this deck to not need to warrant another.

Drownyard Temple : while it may seem an easy addition, the effect has been lacklustre, at best a sac outlet for The Gitrog Monster or Glacial Chasm at best, but that doesn't feel like a consistent or effective gameplan.

New hotness:

Blast Zone : I have good feeling about this card; it has utility, it is a mana sink, recur it as you will. It's like a second Pernicious Deed with less steps.

Nurturing Peatland : G/B mana fixing, draw a card, easy include.

Mina and Denn, Wildborn : Am testing this out mainly because unlike Wayward Swordtooth it has a secondary ability that may be of use for interactions like protecting Glacial Chasm from removal, while also allowing a second landfall trigger if needed or simply as a way to pitch a land to Lord Windgrace ticking up.

Wrenn and Six : I'm big on this planeswalker in this particular build because Exsanguinate , Torment of Hailfire , Splendid reclaimation, Hour of Promise , Windgrace's Judgement and Scapeshift are all prime targets for recursion with retrace. The tick up is relevant, and the tick down...well like Lord Windgrace 's ultimate we'll just forget about that one and move on.

I have a good feeling about all these changes, let me know if there are any changes you would also suggest ( Tectonic Reformation was on the cards, but can't see another good target to cut and am unsure whether it is just another situational enchantment).

The land base has gone down for 42 to 41, but this should not massively effect the consistency of land drops.

Voltoro on Gone with the Windgrace

1 week ago

- Acidic Slime , - Explore , + The Gitrog Monster , + Realms Uncharted

The precon I bought was pre-opened and missing these 2 cards. I will be replacing them and taking something else out as soon as I get a copy of them.

1shabby on Muldrotha, the Fun for the Whole Family

2 weeks ago

Thank you for the recommendations for the deck! I have thought about both Cephalid Coliseum and Crystal Vein previously. I like the Coliseum for its easy ability to dig through my deck for only one mana. My one problem with the card is that it takes my land spot for a turn and it doesn't give me mana so it slows me down there. As for Crystal Vein I really like how every other turn I can produce 4 colorless mana and if The Gitrog Monster is out then it gives card draw as well. I just need to find a slot for it in the deck. Lastly the Song of the Dryads I hadn't even thought about including it in the deck but I love how devastating it can be if put on someone's commander so I will definitely have to try and fit it in. Thank you again and if you have any other recommendations please let me know!

dbpunk on Wrenn and Six?

4 weeks ago

Honestly I think they'd probably work best in edh. There's a ton of RGx commanders that love things like that, ranging from Borborygmos Enraged to Lord Windgrace . Not to mention if you're running a deck that is BRGx with the The Gitrog Monster they're all stars that would basically combo with that.

McToters on Mina and Denn's Landing Lands

1 month ago

That’s another great point! I should’ve taken a second look at your basic land count before suggesting. I know what you mean about a list getting restrictive. Im at that point with a bunch of my decks it gets hard to cut some stuff. Thanks for the follow and suggestions! If I think of anymore I will gladly post again.

I have a land deck of my own with The Gitrog Monster . I like where it’s at but if you have some good suggestions I’ll definitely consider them. Also looking for feedback on my new Feather deck. If that’s not up your alley, then check out Seton, Krosan Protector if you have the time! All 3 listed below:




Chillerpillar on Lord Windgrace, Semi cEDH

1 month ago

Made some changes before playtesting:


Necropotence ;Discarding to the grave is quite important in this deck so I figured it had to go.

Evolution Sage ; I cant see this ever being good. Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Liliana of the Veil will probably soon follow


Erebos, God of the Dead ; Replacement for Necropotence , also negates the lifegain from all the Aetherflux Reservoir running around and it's indestructible to boot.

Zuran Orb ; Mostly to mitigate the lifeloss from fetches, shocks, card draw, removal and mana rocks. Also gets Dakmor Salvage back in the grave and lets me draw cards from The Gitrog Monster

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The Gitrog Monster occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Golgari: 0.3%

BUG (Sultai): 0.86%

BRG (Jund): 1.42%