Birgi, God of Storytelling

Legendary Creature — God

Whenever you cast a spell, gain . Until end of turn, you don't lose this mana as steps and phases end.

Creatures you control can boast twice during each of your turns rather than once.

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Birgi, God of Storytelling Discussion

multimedia on Spellweaver: The Deck

2 weeks ago

Hey, you're welcome, thanks for all the upvotes at my decks. Well done with changes so far, but you still didn't add Tower, haha. Good job trimming the creatures and nice Guardianship :)

If you're playing casually, not trying to win the game quickly then in my opinion more lands is better than less lands. Missing a land drop when you're expecting the game to go long is not something you want to have to worry about. Ramp sources are the sorcery speed cards you want to cast more than others since they help you to have mana to cast instants on your opponents turns. Sorcery speed ramp sources with Spellslinger are more important than using that same mana to cast a creature. When instant ramp is available it can replace a creature since then you're ramping at instant speed instead of sorcery speed.

Solemn Simulacrum is a fine card for most decks, but Unexpected Windfall is better ramp/draw with Spellslinger simply because it's an instant that also draws cards right away. Pteramander isn't doing anything until much later in the game, if ever. It would be better if Pteramander was another two drop mana rock such as Fellwar Stone. There's lots of four drops here and Crackling Drake is the least good of them simply because it's just a flying beater who you don't really need. Replacing Crackling with another instant that gives you some card selection and a card such as Impulse would do more.

You've added Young Pyromancer which is good especially for blockers because the tokens are created by you casting instants not creatures. Saheeli, Sublime Artificer is another blocker creator and the tokens she creates are artifacts which has excellent interaction with Galazeth Prismari.


Interacting with opponents by casting a spell or spells during their turns is what Spellslinger is all about. Instant draw are the cards that keep you engaged on each players turn with cards in hand to potentially interact at instant speed with an opponent. If you think a creature is filler such as Academy Drake and Skyclave Sentinel, instead of playing them play more instant draw spells such as Brainstorm and Thrill of Possibility.

Burn spells such as Flame Spill that have only one target, a creature, are much less impactful in Commander because you have multiple opponents who are going to have many different kinds of permanents, not just creatures. Versatility is important to have with instants if you're strategy is to interact with your opponent on their turns. Chaos Warp is an example of an instant speed removal spell that is an upgrade for Flame Spill because Warp removes (tucks) any permanent you target. Into the Roil is another example of a versatile removal spell.

In my last comment I mentioned to streamline the creatures and you can do the same thing with instants. Flame Spill is an example of an instant that's not needed because you have other burn spells that are better such as Lightning Bolt and Lightning Strike because they can target any target not just a creature. Draw spells don't really need to be streamlined since they draw cards which theoretically helps you to draw into more impactful cards, they trigger Niv and chaining draw spells also gives you a big advantage with magecraft.


I haven't played Veyran, Voice of Duality as Commander yet, only as a card in the 99, but Spellslinger would be much different with her as Commander. Sorceries are just as important as instants with Veyran because you want to pump her on your turn to attack. Lethal Commander damage is possible and should be a strategy for winning with Veyran, but you can only get to enough power with Veyran to do lethal Commander damage by casting instants and sorceries on your turn, not on opponent turns. One drops spells that draw a card while giving Veyran evasion such as Shadow Rift, Leap, Crash Through, Slip Through Space and Expedite are good for Spellslinger with Veyran as Commander, but these same cards are not needed with Spellslinger when Niv is Commander.

You technically need less lands and ramp with Veyran as Commander than Niv because she's less mana to cast and low CMC instants/sorceries are priority cards to play to pump her. With Veyran you would also want less creatures and unlike Niv she's only a three drop who can be cast much earlier in the game. Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip, Storm-Kiln Artist, Dualcaster Mage, Young Pyromancer are the kind of creatures you want with Veyran as Commander. Once you get her on the battlefield you want to spend your mana on spells that interact with her or protect her. Since she can be cast early then it doesn't leave many turns to worry about casting other creatures.

ShaDoWz_6677 on Spaghettification

1 month ago

Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip should be in the deck so you can chain her with Locket of Yesterdays or Storm-Kiln Artist when you cast your Approaches.

The tests I've ran on my deck show that Birgi is probably one of the more important cards in the Torbran/Approach deck. And you can get away with the value engine behind it as well.

As you saw on my list, I'm running the Birgi/Ignus combo for basically Bolt-shot storm as a back up win condition. I'm not saying to run the Ignus combo, but Birgi at least should be set onto your list for the mana efficiency to cast another Dragons Approach when you have Locket of Yesterday in play.

RambIe on Need Two Stax Swap Cards …

1 month ago

"If you have played out your hand, then you are winning the game."
do you even understand what a glass cannon is ? or are you just prone to instantly becoming offended because you don't understand and have to result to insults.
1st of all if you were not playing a glass cannon deck you would have access to cards like Red Elemental Blast, Pyroblast, Deflecting Swat, Bolt Bend, Ricochet Trap, Burnout, Fork, Reverberate, Reiterate, Fury Storm so you wouldn't be such a pussy about opponents having counter spells
2nd of all a real red player would already have Jeska's Will, Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip, & Faithless Looting before considering Wheel of Fortune

i do have to admit though your comment about me being a shit-fly does seem fitting because what else do you expect your shit deck to attract

so keep on swatting and in the mean time here is an average deck list for godo, it already has everything your wanting included along with the responses and card draw required to make it all work

1 Godo, Bandit Warlord
1 Birgi, God of Storytelling
1 Brass Squire
1 Cryptic Trilobite
1 Dire Fleet Daredevil
1 Dockside Extortionist
1 Dualcaster Mage
1 Fury
1 Goblin Engineer
1 Goblin Welder
1 Imperial Recruiter
1 Magus of the Moon
1 Palladium Myr
1 Simian Spirit Guide
1 Treasonous Ogre
1 Abrade
1 Chaos Warp
1 Deflecting Swat
1 Desperate Ritual
1 Final Fortune
1 Magnetic Theft
1 Mine Collapse
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Ricochet Trap
1 Seething Song
1 Tibalt's Trickery
1 Faithless Looting
1 Gamble
1 Heat Shimmer
1 Jeska's Will
1 Rite of Flame
1 Shatterskull Smashing
1 Sweltering Suns
1 Twinflame
1 Wheel of Fortune
1 Wheel of Misfortune
1 Arcane Signet
1 Argentum Armor
1 Basalt Monolith
1 Chrome Mox
1 Cursed Mirror
1 Defense Grid
1 Everflowing Chalice
1 Expedition Map
1 Fellwar Stone
1 Hammer of Nazahn
1 Helm of the Host
1 Honor-Worn Shaku
1 Jeweled Amulet
1 Jeweled Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Manifold Key
1 Mind Stone
1 Moonsilver Key
1 Mox Opal
1 Panharmonicon
1 Prismatic Lens
1 Sol Ring
1 Thran Dynamo
1 Welding Jar
1 Blood Moon
1 Possibility Storm
1 Stranglehold
1 Daretti, Scrap Savant
1 Ancient Tomb
1 Buried Ruin
1 Cavern of Souls
1 Crystal Vein
1 Dwarven Ruins
1 Emergence Zone
1 Great Furnace
1 Inventors' Fair
1 Sandstone Needle
1 Urza's Saga
23 Mountain

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Necrosis24 on Rograhk cedh

3 months ago

I don't keep up with cedh at all just play casual with a group of friends but going off what TypicalTimmy said I'd assume it is because he is a turn one first strike, menace, trample so built in evasion and will surely land commander damage early on. Paired with Colossus Hammer you are looking at a win in 2-3 combat steps perhaps one if you slap double strike on him.

If you want to take Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh in another direction he is a guaranteed cheerio. Pair him Crimson Kobolds and Cloudstone Curio and you can get infinite etb or cast triggers. So with Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip or Impact Tremors you can get infinite mana or infinite damage respectively.

So a potential magical hand you are looking for in cast order is:

  1. Mountain
  2. Mana Crypt: Use to cast...
  3. Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip
  4. Crimson Kobolds: Use to cast...
  5. Sol Ring: Use to cast...
  6. Cloudstone Curio: Cast Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh and bounce Crimson Kobolds to get mana from Birgi (Repeat and use to cast...)
  7. Impact Tremors:Win

Alternatively for Combat damage

  1. Jeweled Lotus: Cast Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist
  2. Mana Crypt: Use to cast...
  3. Mana Vault: use to cast...
  4. Colossus Hammer
  5. Fireshrieker
  6. Mountain: Use to cast...
  7. Boots of Speed: Cast Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh equip with everything for free he is now an 11/11 doublestrike turn one with haste that is 22 cmdr damage

If I did everything correctly these are two turn one wins but I may have messed up somewhere but you get the gist of it.

Necrosis24 on What to do against Rakdos, …

3 months ago

I love Zada, Hedron Grinder one of my first few decks I built because it was budget friendly but still packed a punch. The removal that is available to you because of zada is actually pretty fun you can gang up on a single target with all your creatures: Go for Blood, Soul's Fire, Arcbond,Commando Raid, Deadshot, Swift Kick.

Also like Ramble said you can use steal effects and sac your opponents creatures to cards like Goblin Bombardment or Barrage of Expendables or your classic Phyrexian Altar. The good thing about the steal cards are you can use them on your own creatures to untap your board or give haste while they also serve to steal.

A few I'd recommend although I personally don't use them:

  1. Kari Zev's Expertise: Free Cantrips for the price of one!
  2. Hijack: Artifacts why not
  3. Harness by Force: Average but with Battle Hymn it has potential to be a budget Insurrection
  4. Bond of Passion: Pricey but with six goblins on the battlefield its like you're casting six Shocks
  5. Besmirch: Goad is good
  6. Traitorous Greed: Can be used for ramp
  7. Malevolent Whispers: Pump your team or steal

Looking at your decklist we more or less have the same cards which isn't surprising Zada is a pretty linear build if you do goblin tribal, but if you break away there are a couple fun things you can do such as Chaos Warp your entire board. I would cut Dualcaster Mage and Reiterate as they don't do much for Zada because Zada already does what they do but for free. Also Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip is great.

lagotripha on Blisterspit Burner

3 months ago

I've played around with a few of these lists using Fossil Find/Cryptolith Rite/Nettle Sentinel setups.The big thing for reliablity I've encountered has been getting redundant pieces without gumming up the combo.

Being mostly burn spells does a decent job of that, but I'd look at running both weird and stick.

Curiosity setup is neat because it opens up Keen Sense for give redundant pieces if you go into temur colors if that is your thing.

On the burn side, Lava Dart offers multiple triggers for damage.

Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip feels like it should fit into a list like this, but it just isn't low cmc enough.

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