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Commander / EDH B/G (Golgari) Dredge

SKDGOOD Score: 8


First time working with the dredge mechanic so i need a little help with it so any advice is accepted, just kind of wanting to keep bringing creatures back to reuse them from the grave



parasitian says... #2

September 15, 2012 4:36 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #3

I plan on getting me a Savra, Queen of the Golgari and i dont like Sisters of Stone Death or Maelstrom Pulse might use Bonehoard and Lord of Extinction and the other stuff im not gonna put them in until i get them when the set releases

September 15, 2012 7:19 p.m.

benzzer853 says... #4

What do people have against using Reanimate and Exhume over worse cards like Zombify and Rise from the Grave

Good deck but you need Entomb and Animate Dead

September 16, 2012 10:44 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #5

card:Jarad's Orders

September 16, 2012 10:44 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #6

Maelstrom Pulse is like a Vindicate for G/B.

How much can you spend on the deck, so I know what to suggest?


September 16, 2012 11:33 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #7

Well my only Entomb and Animate Dead are being used and as long as i dont go into the 500 range im good

September 17, 2012 8:27 a.m.

Blackmagicmtg says... #8

$500 gives you a lot of room to work with. Crucible of Worlds works well in Dredge decks - it compliments your Life from the Loam , Barren Moor , Tranquil Thicket , and Slippery Karst quite well (you can cycle the lands and still play them). Also, for another cycling land you could use Polluted Mire . Crucible also goes well with Fetchlands if you are willing to dish out the money for them: Verdant Catacombs being the main one you would be after of course.

Also, I agree with benzzer that Reanimate and Exhume are better than Zombify and Rise from the Grave . Victimize might be a better choice than Exhume though since it wouldn't also be helping your opponents.

Hermit Druid also helps with dredge decks a lot. It helps fix your mana base, but more importantly, it dumps a lot of cards into the 'yard beefing up your Mortivore and the Lord of Extinction that you should be running.

Also, I'd probably dump the Garruk Relentless  Flip in place of another tutor. Diabolic Intent would probably serve you better. It's cheaper, you can tutor something up the turn you play it, it dumps another creature in your 'yard, and it can tutor anything instead of just a creature. If you want to run a planeswalker, I'd go with Liliana of the Veil instead. Her ultimate is nice, but that's not even the point of playing her. Her +1 is arguably her best ability for this deck - again, it helps get stuff to your graveyard, but it also serves as disruption for everybody else.

...rambled on more than I meant to. I have a few other suggestions as well, but I'll stop there for now. :P Hope I have been of some help.

September 17, 2012 2:37 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #9

thnks for the advise i plan on getting most of what you said soon

September 23, 2012 1:10 p.m.

elitestgen says... #10

You have Oracle of Mul Daya twice. I'd also recommend more fetch lands to abuse crucible and life from the loam.

As for creatures: Extractor Demon , Ghoultree , Lord of Extinction , all other "equal to cards in graveyard" make stupid relevant targets for Jarad's ability. card:Death's Presence can make for some nasty synergy too.

September 25, 2012 4:25 p.m.

zandl says... #11

October 21, 2012 3:43 p.m.

The12thDoctor says... #12

Sir, the name of this deserves my +1 alone.

October 29, 2012 9:39 p.m.

Look up my Golgari GravePlay deck, you might find some combos I have in there that might also work in your deck, nice build though, a little odd for the mana ramp... I find it out of place in a grave play deck, whereas you can discard and revive and just keep that going.

October 30, 2012 3:06 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #14

I do like the Beast Within i will have to try it, but on Crop Rotation i have it in here because it searches for my utility lands like Cabal Coffers and Maze of Ith and mana acceleration is not that big of deal as long as a get Crucible of Worlds and some good dredgeing going

December 28, 2012 3:04 a.m.

That makes sense. I just recently found Mulch and i think it could work in here pretty well.

December 28, 2012 4:05 a.m.

MindAblaze says... #16

I quite like this, but it needs more ramp in the form of cards like Sol Ring , Golgari Signet and Gilded Lotus . Especially if you say you're a little slow out of the gates.

Secondly, the more artifact ramp you add the more Glissa, the Traitor looks good. I put Birthing Pod in my Glissa deck too, and its nice to have the extra tutor that also feeds your graveyard.

Finally, I run Wild Pair in deck:the-haven-at-sacellum and I'm considering it for my Glissa deck. It helps you recover from board wipes faster, you just have to tailor your list a little bit to benefit from the tutor.

December 28, 2012 2:22 p.m.

parasitian says... #17

Zombify is better than Rise from the Grave and Demonic Tutor is better than Diabolic Tutor

December 28, 2012 7:05 p.m.

parasitian says... #18

Sorry disregard the "Zombify is better than Rise from the Grave " comment, because it isn't. I do suggest Zombify though.

December 28, 2012 7:07 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #19

i have Demonic Tutor in here i just forgot to edit it in and i did have Zombify in but i didnt like it that much so i put in Reanimate and Animate Dead instead

and mulch does seem like something to think about

and about the artifacts jminute14 what do you suggest i take out to put them in

December 28, 2012 7:54 p.m.

dev1ant says... #20

haunted crossroads maybe?

January 1, 2013 1:58 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #21

I'd probably look at Driver of the Dead , Grave-Shell Scarab and Veteran Explorer . The first two have small effects for the format, Dredge 1 is too small and returning a small creature isnt so hot when you probably want them in the yard for your Splinterfright , Boneyard Wurm and Golgari Grave-Troll . You're missing Fauna Shaman too. Useful tutor with Golgari Grave-Troll . Lastly, Veteran Explorer is good, but unless your playgroup plays that way, helping your opponents isn't so hot.

January 2, 2013 5:54 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #22

Yeah i agree with some of what u said jminute14, ive been meaning to get ahold of a Fauna Shaman and when i do i will be taking out Grave-Shell Scarab for it.

But Driver of the Dead is there just to get back the likes of Hermit Druid and some of my other small creatures but if i find something better i plan on taking it out

And dev1ant Haunted Crossroads does look like a card to look into

January 2, 2013 7:26 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #23

Fair enough, I also cut Ghoultree from my Glissa, the Traitor dredge deck because I found it often just ran into tokens or chump blockers. It was nice to sac it to a Doomgape though.

January 2, 2013 7:34 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #24

Or Jarad for that matter.

January 2, 2013 7:35 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #25

Yeah thats all Ghoultree is used for is sacing it with jarad

January 2, 2013 8:39 p.m.

omen37 says... #26

I know this is an odd suggestion but why not try Gleancrawler using him you will be able to repeatedly eat creatures for life using Doomgape . You can also use Gleancrawler in a combo with Sadistic Hypnotist making your opponent discard 2 cards every round, or with Sakura-Tribe Elder to mana ramp up in late game if you need it. Use it in a combo with Savra, Queen of the Golgari to wipe the field or to gain life just to have your creatures come back the next round. Since Gleancrawler hits the board towards the later game I do not forsee it breaking the cards in your deck like Jarad, Mortivore and Ghoultree . Good deck I like it 1+ from me.

January 3, 2013 6:46 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #27

I did have them both in the deck but i took them out because they were too high in mana cost and too late game but thinks for the advice

January 3, 2013 7:04 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #28

Cultivate IMHO is way better than Rampant Growth , especially if you play it turn three with no fourth drop in sight.

January 3, 2013 7:18 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #29

Sorry for all the posts, but I keep seeing things I enjoy...this one may be obvious...and yes, the card is not that easy to come by but its significantly better, I'm looking for one myself.

Carnage Altar out, Altar of Dementia in. In a dredge deck cards in the yard is basically drawing cards.

January 3, 2013 7:29 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #30

Yeah man thats cool thats what i want is ideas to make in better and i do like Altar of Dementia im in the process of getting one now and what do you think of Oversold Cemetery in here

January 4, 2013 7:25 p.m.

Rofelos says... #31

February 28, 2013 11:13 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #32

i plan on getting a Lord of Extinction soon enough but the other two i dont really need because the plan is too get enough stuff in th egrave too pump the my creature like the lord and then sac them with jarad too kill everybody at once but thanks for the suggestions

February 28, 2013 11:36 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #33

Oversold Cemetery does seem good, you'll almost always have the creature requirement and you'll either get a good utility creature or a bomb back. Can't go wrong there. Have you looked at Illusionist's Bracers? Also, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf is a great combo with Sadistic Hypnotist.

/collection of random thoughts

March 1, 2013 2:38 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #34

Never thought about the bracers but it seems too narrow for the use since the only thing i want them on is Jarad and usually i only need to do his ability once too kill everybody anyway.

And Nath seems ok but i wouldnt know what too take out for him and he doesnt seem great but he seems ok

March 1, 2013 2:50 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #35

Well, there are quite a few copiable abilities in your deck. But I see how often you could be spending your mans more efficiently than say...paying three mana to tutor two basic lands with your Sakura-Tribe Elder.

You're probably right about Nath, he's strong in a deck heavy with discard, and is a great combo with the hypnotist but not particularly synergistic for your build at all.

March 1, 2013 4:43 p.m.
March 18, 2013 6:25 a.m.

SKDGOOD says... #37

i could maybe see Mikaeus, the Unhallowed but the others just seem meh too me.I dont really need a another mana dude with Devoted Druid and i see no reason to run Quillspike unless i run the mana dude and Necrotic Ooze does seem like it could be utilized in here but there are few activated abilities i have in here that i would want too use

March 18, 2013 6:33 a.m.

SKDGOOD says... #38

But thanks for commenting on here with your ideas. What do you see in the deck that u would take out anyway

March 18, 2013 6:34 a.m.

Bobopatchnosuke was suggesting those cards because they are WAYYY better than several things in here, Ghoultree for example. Devoted Druid and Quillspike are an infinite combo to pump quillspike to whatever ammount you need to kill all opponents with one use of Jarad's ability. I would reconsider his suggestions for sure.

March 18, 2013 3:42 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #40

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is a nice antisocial combo with Woodfall Primus. Quillspike, Devoted Druid and Necrotic Ooze is a combo I've built a deck around, but each creature isn't very good in EDH on its own. May be better options out there to devote slots to

March 18, 2013 4:10 p.m.

but does necrotic ooze have the ability to untap if the druid is in the grave because the ability reads "put a -1/-1 counter on DEVOTED DRUID: untap DEVOTED DRUID" necrotic ooze is not devoted druid

March 18, 2013 4:27 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #42

From Gatherer's Oracle...

1/1/2011 If an activated ability of a card in a graveyard references the card it's printed on by name, treat Necrotic Ooze's version of that ability as though it referenced Necrotic Ooze by name instead. For example, if Cudgel Troll (which says "G: Regenerate Cudgel Troll") is in a graveyard, Necrotic Ooze has the ability "G: Regenerate Necrotic Ooze."

In short, yes, that's the premise that my combo deck Life From The Stinkweed Scholar's Birthing Ooze utilizes. Every creature in your graveyard's ability is "printed" on Necrotic Ooze but when it references itself it changes the text to Necrotic Ooze instead of in this case Devoted Druid. Note the difference between this and Mirror-Mad Phantasms ability where it says "a card named..."

March 18, 2013 5:09 p.m.

SKDGOOD says... #43

Squirrel_of_War Dont really like the combo in here, i just like Ghoultree way better overall in most situations and plus i cant put cards in unless i take cards out, thats why i said what would u suggest too take out

March 19, 2013 12:17 a.m.

ChiuChiuSan says... #44

I like running Greater Good in my Jarad deck instead of Momentous Fall . The threat in that card is great, people dont like targeting your stuff when they know you are just going to blow it up for profit. Combine with an equipped Deathrender for style points and watch the table cringe.

Birthing Pod and Jarad's Orders do some serious work and are very appropriately themed. Nim Deathmantle can allow you to blowout the table with Jarad's sacrifice ability, when you're short on the power but have mana to spare.

Other graveyardy shenanigans cards would be Disciple of Bolas , Brawn (Makes a large Jarad/Lord of Extinction pretty vicious) and Filth . Don't forget Kokusho, the Evening Star is unbanned, it just hasn't been changed on the deck builder.

April 19, 2013 1:15 a.m.

SKDGOOD says... #45

Yeah i have Greater Good in here but i seemed to have forgot to update some of the cards in here. But yeah im wanting a Kokusho, the Evening Star but just havent been able to get one. And with Filth and Brawn i dont do much attacking since i just pile up my graveyard with cards and just sac one of the big creatures with Jarad to end the game at once.

I might try Nim Deathmantle it seems it could be very useful and so does Jarad's Orders but ive never like Birthing Pod very much to try to run it in here

And thanks for the advice

April 20, 2013 7:55 p.m.

another card that would fetch your utility lands would be Expedition Map , Glissa would also be able to get expedition map back from your graveyard.

April 22, 2013 1:45 p.m.

sebvieira says... #47

I would suggest swapping Quillspike for Grim Haruspex since the latter helps your deck more. Also some recurrable creatures such as Bloodghast, Nether Traitor or Reassembling Skeleton could be good inclusions.

September 15, 2015 4:12 a.m.

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