Something I'm already seeing from the spoilers of RTR... man, this set is going to be amazing!! I hope Putrefy comes back!

The main idea is to get Death's Presence out and just rack up the +1/+1 counters with Undying and Scavenge and Corpsejack Menace, using Jarad and Korozda Guildmage as sac engines.



Geoxis says... #1

cool deck! I feel like sideboarding Grave Bramble could be useful

September 5, 2012 8:44 p.m.

Long_Con says... #2

Nice, I'm looking forward to more Defender support to make the Defender-ramp worthwhile.

September 5, 2012 8:58 p.m.

KanvasKing says... #3

So Vraska, run her.

September 6, 2012 9:04 p.m.

D2r2b says... #4

you need a 1 drop... Arbor Elf?

September 6, 2012 9:12 p.m.

Philliam says... #5

How about Slitherhead and Champion of Lambholt . Scavenge with Champion is awesome.

September 6, 2012 9:15 p.m.

BLEATH says... #6

:O Never seen Slitherhead yet. That's an amazing card.

September 6, 2012 9:44 p.m.

Philliam says... #7

Yeah I saw it and had the same face lol.

September 6, 2012 9:45 p.m.

Long_Con says... #8

Yeah it's hard to imagine running Golgari without Vraska the Unseen , but I want to playtest without her first. She doesn't synergize with the rest of the deck in any particularly awesome way, she's just a superstar on her own.

I was considering Slitherhead as a one-drop... I would like to avoid Arbor Elf in favour of some of the new stuff, my Defender Ramp team. Slitherhead has the synergy to fit in, and I believe I need Lotleth Troll in the two-drop slot, so I have to figure a few things out there.

And Champion of Lambholt would be wicked in here, I agree! I will see about fitting her in.

September 6, 2012 9:49 p.m.

Philliam says... #9

I would certainly try to make room for Champion of Lambholt because again, her plus scavenge is really really awesome.

September 6, 2012 9:51 p.m.

Long_Con says... #10

I have two in now, replaced Vorapede .

September 6, 2012 9:51 p.m.

Philliam says... #11

Sweet, awesome deck though. +1.

September 6, 2012 9:54 p.m.

Long_Con says... #12

Thanks! I subbed in two Lotleth Troll s for two Gatecreeper Vine s, because they are insanely awesome... but I'm already having doubts. The original plan for this deck involves bringing out my creatures and sacrificing them with Jarad and the Guildmage... the Troll bypasses the battlefield by making me discard... yes, I'm going to have to make two separate decks. Just decided.

September 8, 2012 11:02 a.m.

Tybalt says... #13

Jarad lotleth and gravecrawler have perfect synergy

September 8, 2012 11:09 a.m.

pauginxz says... #14

why wouldnt you run Lotleth Troll and Gravecrawler

September 8, 2012 11:53 a.m.

Tybalt says... #15

No idea

September 8, 2012 11:38 p.m.

BLEATH says... #16

Because there is a difference between discarding a creature card, and what you're thinking of, sacrificing a creature card. Lotleth Troll only activates its +1/+1 out of hand, not the battlefield.

September 9, 2012 12:34 a.m.

pauginxz says... #17

Ok so you discard your crawler and troll gets a +1/+1 and then you have crawler come into play. seems good.

September 9, 2012 1:15 a.m.

Tybalt says... #18


September 9, 2012 4:42 a.m.

Long_Con says... #19

The Lotleth Troll /Gravecrawler (or /Veilborn Ghoul !) is for another deck. That troll is mega-powerful, and Gravecrawler would end up ion play eventually, but a deck should not have such conflicting mechanics.

Troll doesn't work with:Axebane Guardian and Gatecreeper Vine - you don't get ramp because you discarded themChampion of Lambholt - creatures don't enter the battlefield for herDreg Mangler - Though Scavenge works with Troll, if I discard, I miss the first hasty part of its usefulnessJarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Korozda Guildmage - creatures already went to the graveyard directly, none to sacrifice for great benefit!Strangleroot Geist - You discard it, and you're missing TWO lives of beats

So, do you understand how the conflicting mechanics make this a Golgari deck that doesn't want the Lotleth Troll ? That Troll wants Gravecrawler and Veilborn Ghoul , Kessig Cagebreakers , Splinterfright ... it's a different de3ck than this.

September 9, 2012 9:17 a.m.

Long_Con says... #20

Ok, I made a deck focused on the Troll: Lotleth Gravebeats. Right now, it's very creature-heavy, and all graveyard-focused.

September 9, 2012 11:10 a.m.

kapella says... #21

September 12, 2012 6:05 p.m.

Long_Con says... #22

Totally, thanks kapella!

September 13, 2012 7:34 a.m.

Bigk_512 says... #23

Check out my deck, deck:big-n-beefy-open-for-suggestion

I'd take out guild gate and run Woodland Cemetery (I know you can search for it with Gatecreeper Vine but The cemetery will never come in tapped since Overgrown tomb is a swamp and forest.

September 14, 2012 11:39 p.m.

Long_Con says... #24

I think I will do that... and I'm going to take out the Gatecreeper Vine s and Axebane Guardian s too... Defender Mana Ramp has been underwhelming so far... I'm interested to see it work, but I think we need more cards spoiled.

September 15, 2012 9:32 a.m.

Long_Con says... #25

Ok, I have updated the deck to its current physical form (except I only have two Overgrown Tomb s right now). Looks like there's still some Defender ramp/mana fixing in there, but I could easily see them coming out for more Abrupt Decay or for Increasing Savagery and Rancor . I'll playtest both this week and maybe take this deck to FNM if it seems really scary.

I'll want to sideboard some serious enchantment destruction in case of Rest in Peace , because that card is amazing for shutting down decks just like this!

October 7, 2012 6:53 p.m.

Long_Con says... #26

Also, Primordial Hydra should have a place, I think. And Golgari Charm , but maybe that's as a sideboard against Bonfires or something.

October 7, 2012 6:54 p.m.

Randerolph91 says... #27

@ Long_Con for your suggestion of a Primordial Hydra i've this deck, When did that get in the undercity?

def a +1 for the deck, sick build

October 8, 2012 8:30 a.m.

Here's an interesting idea: Predator Ooze ? It may be a bit difficult to play but it would be extremely good here

October 26, 2012 9:05 p.m.

Long_Con says... #29

I do like the concept, but triple-green is sometimes tough to hit in a fast-paced game.

October 26, 2012 11:23 p.m.

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