Vantress Gargoyle

Vantress Gargoyle

Artifact Creature — Gargoyle


Vantress Gargoyle can't attack unless defending player has seven or more cards in their graveyard.

Vantress Gargoyle can't block unless you have four or more cards in hand

: Each player puts the top card of their library into their graveyard.

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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Historic Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vantress Gargoyle Discussion

9-lives on Oblivion of Libraries

4 days ago

I don't think I'll last until turn 8, and if I happen to do, I'll be able to cast more than one Traumatize. The point is to mill, but if I Want to deal damage, I'll use my Vantress Gargoyle, which is pretty darn good for combat, and depends upon my mill tactic, and it only costs 2 mana for a 5/4 and on top of that it is flying!

pistolpeteiii on Dimir Controlled Mill

1 month ago

Only thing I would change is add the 4th copy of Vantress Gargoyle and cut the 4th copy of Enter the God-Eternals on arena, but that's just because Mono-Red may be too quick for the 5 CMC removal even if it gains you life.

SoggyWaffles777 on 52 mill pickup

1 month ago

I have a couple of suggestions for this deck. First, I think you need a creature base of some kind, since chances are you will be facing decks that just want to kill you by attacking. Merfolk Secretkeeper and Jace's Phantasm are good cards for this. Also, i would advise cutting Mind Sculpt and replacing it with Tome Scours or Traumatize's, as Tome Scour is very good and im pretty sure Traumatize is an instant win with Fraying Sanity it is 5 CMC so i would only run 2-3 of them MAX. Other creatures could be Consuming Aberration, Wall of Lost Thoughts, and Vantress Gargoyle. Looks fun, fraying sanity is awesome, but i would say add some kind of hate towards Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, because that says no to your whole entire gameplan. I'm too lazy to really go look for any cards that do that, but im pretty sure playing Leyline of the Void works as a sideboard option. Awesome deck, +1 from me.

BaneOfLordran on Mono Blue Devotion - THD

2 months ago

I love the list. I had the feeling once Thassa, Deep-Dwelling was revealed that mono-blue would be a more competetive list going forward.

I have to say tho, I feel like Vantress Gargoyle feels like the weak link here.

In mono blue, and with the SWEET emry synergy, it is a playable card, but I feel that if instead you ran Fae of Wishes as well as a few one off card in the sideboard ( Flood of Tears , Commence the Endgame other one off's, ect) you might be able to squeeze some more value out of the two drop slot. Fae still blocks just as well, but gives you a bit more to do with your mana generated from nyx lotus/kiora, and you can even pull vantress from the board given that it is an artifact if I am not mistaken. ( maybe not considering it is a creature artifact :P )

Also a card to consider would be Sphinx of Foresight . I have a blue green Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner deck built around Lotus Field and use him to great effect.

That said, I have yet to try the list out to see how it plays and to see how consistent you can get vantress to attack/block anyhow.

Sweet list +1

pistolpeteiii on My Bae, Thassa (Blue Devotion is Back!)

2 months ago

VampiricJace I'm excited to see what you come up with!

Like I said, I think the real power from mono blue in the upcoming set with be the ridiculous late game threats that Cavalier of Gales , Vantress Gargoyle , and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling provide. I like the inclusion of Leyline of Anticipation as a free way to play at instant speed and devotion, which would end up being awesome against any flash/control deck.

Another option I didn't mention that I might see working out well is a big-mana strategy, using Agent of Treachery or Mass Manipulation . Not sure if that deck runs Thassa, Deep-Dwelling and chooses to go Simic ramp style instead, but blue devotion with Nyx Lotus paired with Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner and Corridor Monitor could be nasty.

pistolpeteiii on My Bae, Thassa (Blue Devotion is Back!)

2 months ago

I like the build, however I have a few comments regarding the overall play pattern of the deck.

So to summarize, I would make sure to include the following:

I would consider adding the following:

I would remove the following:

Silverdrake on Fast Mill

3 months ago

Fun idea! As much as I love Startled Awake, 9 mana for 13 mill isn't very efficient - I'd say it's too slow even for pioneer. I think the same is true for traumatize - generally you want your big 5 and 6 mana cards to be good in the late game, but traumatize is the opposite in that it only gets worse the longer the game goes on. The combo with Fraying Sanity is cute, but I'm not sure it's worth relying on - I'd go down to 1 copy of Traumatize if you're going to keep it in at all.

For additions, you could consider Mind Sculpt , Sphinx's Tutelage , Psychic Corrosion , Manic Scribe , Folio of Fancies , and Vantress Gargoyle .

Whatever you decide to do with it, good luck and have fun!

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