Yawgmoth, Thran Physician

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician

Legendary Creature — Human Cleric

Protection from Humans

Pay 1 life, Sacrifice another creature: Put a -1/-1 counter up to one target creature and draw a card.

, Discard a card: Proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician occurrence in decks from the last year

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician Discussion

marco-piatti on Do I take damage if …

6 days ago

Hello everyone,

Sorry to ask this probably stupid question, however.. If i block with a creature i own a creture with trample whose power is higher than my creature's toughtness, then i sack it to Yawgmoth, Thran Physician do i still take damage?

Tzefick on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

2 weeks ago

KibaAlpha I would say Bitter Ordeal is a possible wincon when you are able to go infinite, and when not it can disrupt against opponents you know are mainly combo orientated. I would not consider it interaction like I would removal on the board like Wrath of God or Despark.

The way you'd go infinite would most likely be through Bolas's Citadel, at which point I would argue that Aetherflux Reservoir serves the same wincon but is a lot more flexible/valuable throughout the game.

I feel like you have a few too many cards dedicated to card draw/card advantage.

Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Erebos, God of the Dead, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Dark Prophecy, Greed, Liliana, Dreadhorde General, Skullclamp - and adding card advantage cards; Phyrexian Reclamation, Bolas's Citadel, Athreos, God of Passage.

I would probably cut some of the less efficient / most mana hungry, like Erebos, God of the Dead and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. You have a lot of sources giving you card draw, but if you spend your mana on getting cards, you cannot cast those cards you draw. If you still feel too light on card draw, I would rather suggest one-tricks like Night's Whisper or Ambition's Cost.

I like being practical, so this bit is a bit tongue in cheek. Commander is about the big splashy stuff, so I get the motivation behind these but...

Black Market feels a bit like a greedy fantasy, without much intention. You hope to drop it down, sac some creatures and cash in on the mana next round, but there's no X spell finishers or particularly demanding costs. It would seem most likely that this mana will be used to cast a few spells in hand, pay Commander tax, or sink into Greed-esque cards. It feels like it doesn't support much in your game plan. The same could be said of Cabal Coffers. It's there to fill a fantasy, but one that is unlikely to see reality.

Reading through your deck's comment history it seems like you've walked back and forth from using infinite combos. It also makes more sense to me why you have so many Doomed Traveler-esque cards instead of token generators and death synergy cards.

If you want a more casual structure, I would say Pontiff of Blight is a good way to sink mana into, and it turns even the smallest and crappiest creature spell into a meaty drain chunk with the Extort of a few creatures on board.

Massacar on The Plague Doctor's Playground

4 weeks ago

Just in case you weren't aware, while Library of Leng is a great card, it doesn't help with Yawgmoth, Thran Physician's discard ability.

Library of leng only works when with the effects of spells and abilities, it cannot be used when you discard as a cost. So if you were planning to use it to retrieve things that you discarded through Yawgmoth's proliferation ability, it will not work unfortunately.

Relevant Ruling: "You can’t use the Library of Leng ability to place a discarded card on top of your library when you discard a card as a cost, because costs aren’t effects."

Gidgetimer on sequencing of death triggers with …

4 weeks ago

You can only sacrifice one creature at a time to Yawgmoth, Thran Physician so they will have an order and each will only see itself and those that were sacrificed before it. If you sacrifice all four to a single Krav, the Unredeemed activation they all for simultaneously and all see each other die.

FillenNaymeer on sequencing of death triggers with …

1 month ago

say i have a Blade of Selves and attached it to Pitiless Plunderer, on the attack and during the declare blockers phase i sacrifice the 4 plunderers with Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. do they all die simultaneously and get all the triggers from one another? if instead of yawgmoth i use Krav, the Unredeemed, do they then die simultaneously? thanks for the help

Gadianten on Orzhov Inquisition (WB Cleric Tribal)

1 month ago

I am glad to be seeing more cleric tribal decks starting to show up, it seems the solid increase in cleric legendary prints has really helped. In my own experiments with tribal clerics, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim being my original cleric commander, have found that clerics excel in defense, resurrection and life gain but not offense compared to tribes like soldier and goblin tribal. That in mind I do have some recommendations to help maximize their potential.

Beat Sticks and offense: You have Doubtless One and Vile Deacon but don't forget to add Custodi Soulbinders and Mikaeus, the Lunarch to round out the heavy hitters. But there is more to offensive then just beat sticks, so I would consider Frontline Medic for no fear attacks and non cleric offensive aids like Reconnaissance, Dolmen Gate and Cover of Darkness to keep the clergy moving and Tymna earning her keep. From my experience in using Tymna you need evasion to keep drawing cards as trample is scarce in tribe. If you are feeling savage you can try Archangel of Thune and with the life gain available to the tribe it can get hilarious fast.

Card Draw: Most tribal decks I see have the same weakness and its card draw, even with Tymna the Weaver you can still get ground down to a halt, avoid that with some in tribe options to fuel the attack like Bygone Bishop, Custodi Lich, Twilight Prophet, Mangara, the Diplomat, Alms Collector, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. Yawgmoth is a must have in my opinion as he removes the sting out of board wipes and allows removal if you really need it and can even discard one of your cards for reanimation abuse as well.

Defensive Options: Clerics probably have the best defenses out of all the tribes and at very low costs, some options I you should consider are Devoted Caretaker, Giver of Runes, Selfless Spirit and Songstitcher if fliers are a problem for you.

Tricks and Value Combos: An amusing combo I have played with before and found pretty funny was Hedron-Field Purists or Daunting Defender along with Pestilence. It can take a bit to assemble but is pretty funny when you do. Another value combo is Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose and Ancestor's Prophet.

Resurrection: To many options to list but I would recommend looking through the large amounts available and pack as many as you can in to increase endurance and grind opponents down. I can say from experience this can really clinch a victory.

amicdeep on Monoblack Infect [Competitive/Primer]

1 month ago

with very limited pump spells, have you considered Swamp Mosquito over the myr, it provides a second evasize flyer for the same cmc

that said i would probably want to go a little more midrange and run Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Whispering Specter spector is devastating if they've taken only a few counters and is directly in Unearth range. the dragon is the card i want to be playing after a board wipe (or before if you can regen it)

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician could also be another effective wincon, being able to just discard to win, and also kill off problematic combo creatures is useful.

lastly the package the deck could really use is Karn, the Great Creator, wishboard, with Contagion Clasp, the myr and sword in sb seems strong, while providing the deck with more silver bullets and ways to protect itself.

it's really a shame that astrolabe was banned as i could see there being a really good build with Dead of Winter astrolabe, scrying sheets and Throne of Geth

i don't like the current expertise boardwipe, im tempted to say Bontu's Last Reckoning

i know it may seem silly but you may want to seriously consider Profane Command, removal, reanimation and mass evasion is really strong

SimicVisionRy on What's Your Favorite Deck?

1 month ago

I think my favorite deck to date is Seizan, Perverter of Truth. Before him, I was known as the resident Johnny, Combo Player in my play group with Yawgmoth, Thran Physician.

I had an Appetite for the Unnatural for Yawgmoth once I learned he as a character existed a few years back; then found EDH, and discovered that the format is extremely fun. Been here ever since. Once he dropped in Modern Horizons, I have never dropped cash on a piece of cardboard in my entire life. Foil Yawg now watches me while I play. My only hope is that I make him happy. lol.

Next favorite was Rishkar, Peema Renegade. I loved +1/+1 counters so much, I built a deck purely around the idea. Actually pretty quick and spooky for a mono green deck with no real strat except: "let me poor all my D6's on this creature. That's how big it is." Makes me giggle every time that a Gyre Sage can tap for far more than any Marwyn, the Nurturer at the table!

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