Golgari combo help

Asked by steghryndal 8 months ago

Hi there! I was testing my new deck and stumbled upon a problem on what I thought was a very good combo.

See, my idea was to use Eldritch Evolution on Strangleroot Geist to put Corpsejack Menace on the table so the first one would return as a 4/3 to the battlefield, but realised that the Geist comes back to the battlefield BEFORE Menace is there, as the sacrifice is part of the casting cost. Am I wrong? Any idea on how to make this work?

frogkill45 says... Accepted answer #1

you are correct order would be

  1. costs paid for Eldritch Evolution

  2. Strangleroot Geist persist triggers

  3. Eldritch Evolution resolves

  4. Corpsejack Menace ETB

not sure you can get this to work like how you want

January 11, 2017 3:34 p.m.

Boza says... #2

The correct order is:

1/ Pay for Eldritch Evolution
2/ Geist's trigger goes on top of the stack, above Evolution and will resolve first.
3/ Geist comes back as 2/1 with a +1/+1 counter on top.
4/ Evolution resolves, putting Corpsejack Menace into play. Notably, it does not have an ETB effect, but a replacement one, but it does not matter for this particular interaction.

January 11, 2017 3:45 p.m.

frogkill45 says... #3

there is a nice interaction with Hardened Scales and Strangleroot Geist if that would help, its the only thing i could find.

January 11, 2017 4:33 p.m.

steghryndal says... #4

That's what I thought, thank you guys!

frogkill45 I'm definetely adding Hardened Scales to the deck, didn't know about that one! TY :)

January 11, 2017 7:39 p.m.

Clockwurk says... #5

Mark this as answered

January 11, 2017 7:41 p.m.

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