Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon

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Tokens

Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage

Creature — Dryad Shaman

: Create a 3/3 green Centaur creature token.

: Populate. (Create a token that's a copy of a creature token you control.)

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Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage Discussion

bohlandc on Ghired

1 month ago

In Round (3) - Gideon Blackblade , Green Sun's Zenith , Serra Ascendant , Birds of Paradise , Sacred Foundry .

Out Round (3) - Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage , Ohran Frostfang , Roc Egg , Boros Garrison , Momentous Fall

Gideon for protection, lifegain, aggro creature, and removal if he gets that high; Zenith for fetch/ ramp with birds and other green creatures, serra ascendant is an EDH staple due to lifegain, aggro nature and synergies with other target list cards; birds for ramp, sacred foundry for boros because I hate bounce lands and this speeds up the deck.

Guildmage mana abilities are not as good as Trostani and are costly, Ascendant takes this spot. Momentous fall is too slow and don't see when I would play this over other cards; Frostfang is fantastic until tons of tokens are out and I am unintentionally milling myself; birds is a better roc egg, I am not running midrange but token focused so that is why it is out.

crispy524 on Ghired's Big Bois

3 months ago

Massacar Yeah im having that problem where I'm not really sure what to replace. I like everything that's in there at the moment. Hmm I'll have to consider that. Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage isn't necessarily bad but it does require quite a bit of mana to do anything with. That 2 card combo sounds ridiculously fun

Gleeock I didn't even realize. That's pretty good then!! Ah yes, a Feather deck could be quite fun. I haven't played a spellslinger deck yet either but the card does interest me

Massacar on Ghired's Big Bois

3 months ago

Shalai, Voice of Plenty is definitely a good card if you deal with a lot of blue in your meta, not sure what you might feel up to cutting in its place though.

Another quick card to consider, maybe swap out your Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage for an Emmara, Soul of the Accord . It's the same cost, but produces a token everytime it's tapped instead.

Or, if you'd like to add a full blown 2 card combo, you can add Presence of Gond and Midnight Guard for as many tokens as you can name.

Sillynx on Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves EDH

7 months ago

Jaypay1994 Thanks for the suggestion.

I originally ran Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage for some repeatable instant speed Populate but I ended up cutting it because it ended up being way too slow. And Tolsimir himself will actually already gain you tons of life. Still, I'm sure that in some builds, Trostani could be a nice include.

Nanande on Trostani lifeparty!

10 months ago

I would definitely add these cards: Phyrexian Processor , Phyrexian Rebirth , Slime Molding (better than it looks since paying 11 mana will give you a 3 mana 10/10 each turn after), Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage (populate mana-sink late game), Parallel Evolution , Illusionist's Bracers (populate twice, for the same price!), Acidic Slime (just an awesome green staple), Sakura-Tribe Elder , Phantom General , Angel of Sanctions (INFINITE REMOVAL EACH TURN!), Beast Within (staple removal in green), Budoka Gardener / Dokai, Weaver of Life (mana acc and lategame big tokens in one)

I would consider these also: Worldspine Wurm , Parallel Lives (awesome, but a bit $$$), Rootborn Defenses (stops a board-wipe and pops), Trostani's Judgment (high cmc, but good value), Overrun (probably wins you the game if you have a few creatures out), Hydra Broodmaster , Austere Command (wipes opponents' boards, but a bit $$$), Elspeth, Sun's Champion , Elspeth Tirel (both Elspeths have great board wipes for token decks), Oblivion Ring , Yavimaya Elder , Ajani Goldmane / Ajani, Caller of the Pride (both have great synergy with big lifegains), Baloth Cage Trap (P.S you can play this and populate as combat trick!), Beast Attack (the flashback makes this a good comeback-card in case of board wipe and you need to get the pop-engine going), Blade Splicer (very powerful early-mid game)

I would 100% cut these cards: Take Heart , Centaur Healer , Healer's Hawk , Parhelion Patrol , Candlelight Vigil , Conviction , Noble Purpose , Flight of Equenauts , Siege Wurm , Bounty of Might (no trample=hard to use)

I would also consider cutting these: Lone Rider  Flip, Sumala Woodshaper , Sunscorch Regent , Verdant Eidolon , Scatter the Seeds , Wake the Reflections , Ajani Unyielding

KayneMarco on Trostani commander

11 months ago

If currently on a budget then Anointed Procession is damn good for a token doubler. Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage lets you populate as many times as you have mana to do it. Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter can make some pretty damn big tokens every turn. Sandwurm Convergence would be good as it makes a 5/5 every turn plus it negates opponents flying critters.

snown on Trostani, Selesnya's Voice

11 months ago

This is a great start. Here are some suggestions from a Trostani deck that I use, organized by pricing tiers to help keep this deck budget:

< $1

Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage
3/3 Tokens and another way to populate

Felidar Sovereign
Alternate Win Condition. Probably works better with Trostani as commander due to the increased life gain, but there's quite a bit of life gain in this deck regardless, so it may work.

Rampaging Baloths
Consistent way to get som big tokens on the battlefield for free. (Works well with Traverse the Outlands)

Emmara Tandris
Some token protection

Trostani's Summoner
Get a variety of tokens out quick

Advent of the Wurm
Just a decent token to populate later

Druid's Deliverance
Fog with populate. Optional, but not too bad

Cultivate
More mana!

White Sun's Zenith
Utilize that mana and go wide

Second Harvest
Speaking of going wide, mega populate

Increasing Devotion
Just get some dudes on the board

Phyrexian Rebirth
Board wipe with a token upside

Intangible Virtue
Go wide with a little extra damage, and still have some blockers left

Angelic Accord
Like your Resplendent Angel, but harder to remove, and only requires you to gain 4 life.

Tamiyo's Journal A slow tutor, but might draw you some cards if you can't get to the tutor

$1 - $5

Devout Invocation
Potentially double your board, with 4/4 fliers!

Storm Herd
Another mass token maker, but with 1/1 fliers (evasion is nice)

Aetherflux Reservoir
Alternate win condition. Probably better with Trostani as commander as you need to be able to absorb a loss of 50 life, but even in commander, most other people won't be able to say the same.

Beastmaster Ascension
Win condition. With a wide board, +5/+5 is huge. Also creatures enter the battlefield with the +5/+5, so with Trostani out that's some good extra life gain.

Sandwurm Convergence
Consistent way to get some decent tokens. Also protection from flying

Primal Command
Life gain, removal, mill protection, and tutor? This card just has value.

> $5

Panharmonicon
Again, designed for Trostani to double up on life gain, but helps with any ETB effects you have, of which there are a couple

Anointed Procession
Should be in any white token deck

Elspeth, Sun's Champion
Create creatures, get rid of big threats, maybe get your team in the air

Ezuri's Predation
Often a one-sided boardwipe, makes a ton ot tokens, and will sometime just win the game

Traverse the Outlands
Mana! This is only really good if you have a larger creature out, but like I said above, works really well with Rampaging Baloths

Test of Endurance
Basically another Felidar Sovereign, harder to remove, but requires 50 life instead of 40

Chord of Calling
Green tutor with convoke. You have a bunch of tokens, why not?

Green Sun's Zenith
Potentially reusable creature tutor. have to have the mana available, but it will find answers for you.

Bonus

Parallel Lives
Not exactly budget, but valuable in a token deck

Enlightened Tutor
Artifact and Enchantment Tutor. Again, not really budget, but likely worth it in your deck

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