The Gitrog Monster

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.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Mythic Rare
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Mythic Rare
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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%

The Gitrog Monster Discussion

Sicohippy on X Gon Give It To Ya (Xiahou-Dun cEDH Primer)

1 day ago

@Yellowcandy To be honest with you it has been a LONG time since I first built this deck. Years ago when I had first assembled it, it was actually pretty competitive. EDH wasn't a very researched format yet and there has been a slight power creep in the effectiveness of generals. Its still a lot of fun and I am always going to come back to the game and keep optimizing Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed to find the optimal version of an EDH deck featuring him as the general. That being said, however, I have taken this deck (about a year ago) into very competitive environments (facing decks like Zur the Enchanter, The Gitrog Monster, and Brago, King Eternal. It holds its own pretty well against tier 2 decks because of the lack of suspicion generated from playing a "low tier" commander (Xiahou being as low as Tier 4 on the EDH tier list by thegigibeast, ShaperSavant, and LabManiac_Sigi is something I do have to disagree with). Mono gives us a lot of ways to abuse Xiahou and use him significantly more effectively than other tier 4 generals.

Overall, these days, the deck is just tons of fun while still not immediately comboing off. It takes some time to achieve, but playing politically is definitely a strength in this deck!

Epicurus on Card creation challenge

6 days ago

Golgari Muck Troller

Creature - zombie octopus


Landfall - whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may search your library for a swamp card, shuffle your library, and put the card on top of it.

Whenever ~ deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.


Combos heavily with Oracle of Mul Daya, and would totally be in a deck with The Gitrog Monster to some extent or other.

Make a common octopus with 5 CMC.

pretendingtoalright on it's a bad necromancer baby

6 days ago


I've only had the chance to play the deck once in my playgroup, and it performed pretty well, but my play group is very casual and also awful at threat assessment, so I wasn't punished for my slower turns (that I had a lot of due to your aforementioned lack of engines, almost entirely relying on Altar of Dementia to "go off") and could just slowly set up until I had some of my very janky pieces out (Ayara, First of Locthwain+Poison-Tip Archer+Diregraf Captain+Altar of Dementia+Sidisi, Brood Tyrant.)

There's definitely about 16 cards in the deck that are easy drops no questions asked.

The Gitrog Monster, and any Dredge cards were all cards I would have thrown in if I had them, although your suggestions specifically look tantalizing and better than my "dur, says Dredge throw it in"

Since this deck was mostly me wanting to do something with Syr Konrad, the Grim and Ayara, First of Locthwain my personal focus is just a sort of death by a thousand cuts more than a token strategy with the cards I had available.

MindAblaze on it's a bad necromancer baby

1 week ago

How do you find this deck so far? IMO lots of your cards are good when you play them, and then they just sit there. There are lots of tools here that are food, it’s just the cards with a self-mill etb feel lacklustre to me.

I find my Sidisi deck plays best when I have my engines going so I can get consistent dredges off cheap and consistent draw engines.

Cards like Shambling Shell, Stinkweed Imp, Life from the Loam (this one especially,) and Dakmor Salvage do work when you’ve got things that draw you lots of extra cards like Forgotten Creation, Beast Whisperer or The Gitrog Monster. Undead Augur is a great example of this, if you have a sac outlet.

My deck has a few win cons, but tokens are my favourite, and least anticlimactic one. Centre for Disease Control is my deck if you want to have a look for inspiration.

LittleBlueHero on Mazirek Crop Destruction

2 weeks ago

I love the concept here. Couple things i'd like to ask/address.

  1. Bolas's Citadel only sacs non land permanents. I wasn't sure if you were planning on using it to sacrifice lands for mazirek or simply as a fallback when your lands are all in the yard. I still think it belongs here for the second part.

  2. Titania, Protector of Argoth seems like an absolute house here. Brings a land back and makes fat tokens whenever you sac a land.

  3. As much as I dig Mazirek wouldn't The Gitrog Monster fit your theme better? He sacs a land every turn, allows you to play extra out of your yard and draws cards. If not as commander probably in the 99 at least (im all for less common commanders to keep the heat off me)

Epicurus on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

TypicalTimmy, there are already cards that make Copper-Leaf Angel good. Crucible of Worlds or Ramunap Excavator or Second Sunrise +, my personal favorite, The Gitrog Monster. That, with a mess of landfall effects. Not that CLA is the best engine for such a deck, but certainly a good one.

As for the challenge...


Tribal Enchantment - Troll

When ~ or another enchantment enters the battlefield, create a 1/1 black cat creature token

Unicorns you control are artifacts in Addition to their other types, get +1/+1 and have flying and Indestructible

: Destroy target creature with power 2 or less

"Trollin' Ain't Easy" - Anonymous

Let's have another, or else above if ninja'd.

Commander_Me on Mazirek Sac-Storm: The *Primer* of Life & Death

4 weeks ago

The Gitrog Monster might would work for Midnight Reaper, increasing your draw off of self-sacrificing lands and giving you a sacrifice trigger every upkeep

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

1 month ago

Hello korlicday!

I think your Mesmeric Orb idea is interesting. I've recently put in Hermit Druid after much deliberation, and now I know why it has been recommended so much. Sometimes, it just helps to have twenty cards in the graveyard. I should have an open slot in the deck available for some more of that.

I actually had Necrotic Ooze in the list for some time, and this was when I also had Razaketh, the Foulblooded. I think I ended up taking them both out of my list because I never actually got them in paper, but it's definitely solid. I agree on your sentiment with Triskelion and Phyrexian Devourer. Any deck could use those cards. Also, I'm not sure I want to dedicate another two slots to cards that are only useful 5-percent of the time. In fact, because of that exact reason, I think I'll move Desecrated Tomb to my Maybeboard. It can have its uses, but 90-percent of time, it's a dead card.

Genesis doesn't seem like a bad card. I think I had it in my first iteration of this deck. It's just since then, Hogaak has slowly become reserved as my combo deck for my collection. I've ended up taking out cards that were a bit slower than others, and those included Genesis. But if you want to put it in to your list, please be my guest. Again, it's a good card, just a little slow.

Oh yeah. The Gitrog Monster is a must-include for my discard subtheme shenanigans. Also combos off with Dakmor Salvage and a discard outlet.

Thank you for taking the time to comment and share your ideas! Believe it or not, it helps me build my Hogaak deck. As for me, it's always been my pleasure to share my ideas, and to spread the Hogaak energy.

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