Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Exodus (EXO) Rare

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Artifact Creature — Horse

Workhorse enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters on it.

Remove a +1/+1 counter from Workhorse: Add (1) to your mana pool.

Workhorse Discussion

Abzkaban on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

3 hours ago


I'm glad I could help you out with your Ghave deck. The reason I don't run Anointed Procession and Parallel Lives is because Doubling Season is strictly better. Better off to have a Parallel Lives and Corpsejack Menace on one card than only have half the effect. Primal Vigor is good but also enables counters for our opponents. While that's not necessarily a huge concern, it's enough for me to prefer Illusionist's Bracers over it which is essentially DS when attached to Ghave. I think I would prefer Crystalline Crawler over Workhorse just for the lower cmc cost and the fact that the mana is any color. However I see other lines to infinite mana as more efficient. Those don't really help us get there until we already are going infinite with counters.


The only reason I don't run Squirrel Nest is that it's a dead card outside of Earthcraft . We want combo synergy here so that each card has a use more often than not.


You know I had been considering that recently myself. The interaction those have with Earthcraft and Arbor Elf can be insane and better than some other ramp. I'll have to see where I would want to slot them in. Chromatic Lantern is an easy cut at considering we also have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth if we really need to color fix to . I might take out Elves of Deep Shadow or something similar. Thanks for the suggestion! Duly noted!

Dude, you deserve a shout out! You're the one who got me started down this path. Lol

Dragon87878 on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

1 week ago

Love the deck list. I have my own ghave deck and you gave me a few ideas.

I run a few cards though that seem like excellent inclusions to your deck. Primal Vigor and to a lesser extent Anointed Procession and Parallel Lives run well with ghave. Also, Crystalline Crawler and Workhorse can fetch you infinite mana fairly easy. I know some of these have already been suggested, but is there any reason you don't run them?

DrValium on Dungeon Warden of Omens

3 months ago

Hello! Have you considered Workhorse ? It's amazing with something that can amazing with something like Reito Lantern . Also please consider Tel-Jilad Stylus . I built a Grenzo (power 3<) and it works wonders. Particularly for your deck, you can use tel-jilad to put Grenzo on the bottom after you activate Grenzo to return him to the battlefield as a 'makeshift' flicker.

Meth_Labrador on Slot machine with prisoners

3 months ago

bushido_man96 thank you for the commander card, totally didnt notice that until u pointed it out!

Workhorse is actually kind of usefull here because of Epitaph Golem , with those two you break even on killing workhorse, gaining 4 mana, and using 4 mana to bring him back. Now with Desecrated Tomb that means u can get infinite amout of flyers or with Heartstone u can essentially create free mana.

With Grenzo, Dungeon Warden you have to remember that u can cheat out expensive cmc cards from the bottom of your library.

bushido_man96 on Slot machine with prisoners

3 months ago

I'm guessing this is a Grenzo, Dungeon Warden deck. You need to list him as your commander, and that will help more people figure out how to help you. The mana base could probably be improved by getting more fast lands, but that depends on budget, and can be corrected over time. I'd recommend switching of the life-gain lands for Temple of Malice , as it gives you another scry.

Workhorse in here seems....bad? Six mana to make four and then it dies doesn't seem a good rate. Better to run another mana rock that sticks around. I'm not a big fan of the lockets, either, like Rakdos Locket . If you want the card draw, run Commander's Sphere . Otherwise, I'd run Talisman of Indulgence . You should also try to maindeck Skullclamp , especially if you'll be sacrificing creatures.

As for a wincon, I'm not sure. I haven't played Grenzo, so am not sure what the typical paths to victory used for him are. Hope this all helps.

IvYekS on In response to lethal, I win!

3 months ago

All I wanted to do was Terminus . >:(

Nah but honestly this deck sweet. Workhorse ¯\(ツ)

Qolorful on How Many Basic Lands are ...

5 months ago

My solution to blood moon and ruination is to turn everyone against the jerk playing those cards before the game even starts, just don't let them live long enough to play that garbage. Its a political format and if you can't get people to shut that player down before he gets going then you are in trouble anyway. That or have creatures, artifacts, and enchantments that can make fancy mana combos so you can brush the cards off. I really dislike the idea of having so many basic lands in a 4C deck. Even in my 3C decks I rarely run more than 15.

As for big mana with atraxa, the first thing that comes to mind is Crystalline Crawler , Gyre Sage or Workhorse to abuse all those poliferates.

Gilgamoosh on Grenzo ft. DJ Doomsday | Competitive Primer

6 months ago

In your no kiki-jiki stack you require BBB + 3 mana, but you can do it with BBB + 2 mana using Workhorse .

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