Captain N'ghathrod
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Captain N'ghathrod

Legendary Creature — Horror Pirate

Horrors you control have menace. (They can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)

Whenever a Horror you control deals combat damage to a player, that player mills that many cards. (They put that many cards from the top of their library into their graveyard.)

At the beginning of your end step, choose a target artifact or creature card in an opponent's graveyard that was put there from their library this turn. Put it onto the battlefield under your control.

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UltimateRoxas40 on Eldritch Captain of the Deep [Lovecraftian Primer]

3 months ago


That's normally the case, but a bunch of cards from this Ravnica Block say 'Reveal X cards from the top of your Library until...'. That reveal condition makes it not technically Mill, which is just put cards from your library into the graveyard.

So it doesn't trigger Zellix, who cares about the Mill Keyword, but it does work for Captain N'ghathrod, who cares about any cards that enter the graveyard from the library (regardless if they pass that 'reveal' zone).

A good rule of thumb if you aren't sure if it's officially Mill or not is to check the Gatherer page.

That will have all the updated/errated cards with their official oracle text. Like Archive Trap was errated to say '...Mill 13 cards', but Consuming Aberration doesn't have that change.

I had to change out a bunch of cards that have the Reveal Mill effect when I switched this deck over from Lazav, Dimir Mastermind. It's such a small distinction haha. But I kept Consuming Aberration in this deck because it's still really effective, and it's flavor is on point with my Lovecraftian theme.

UltimateRoxas40 on Lazav Mill n' Kill

4 months ago

Cool deck! I used to run a Lazav, Dimir Mastermind mill deck, but ended up turning it into Captain N'ghathrod. I still have Lazav in it though.

One card that I ran with Lazav is Grinning Totem. It seems innocent enough, but it's effectively a tutor for Lazav. You can pick the best/strongest/biggest creature out of an opponents deck, then either cast it if you want/can, or just wait until the next upkeep, when it goes back to it's owners graveyard. Since Lazavs trigger says 'From anywhere...', he can turn into that creature. Turn him into an Emrakul, the Promised End or Avacyn, Angel of Hope. I've gotten some pretty salty looks after using it haha.

UltimateRoxas40 on The Horror ... THE HORROR! *PRIMER*

4 months ago

Fun looking deck! As a fellow Captain N'ghathrod, I always enjoy seeing other people have fun with him.

A few cards I'd recommend adding.

Roaming Throne - This card is great with our Captain. It will cause both of his triggered abilities (Triggered abilities = “when,” “whenever,” or “at”) to double, Milling twice as many cards and getting two permanents out of an opponent's graveyard at the end of turn. It's colorless, so we don't have to worry about mana; has Ward 2, which makes it hard to remove; and can enter as a Horror to benefit off of our Captain.

Everflowing Chalice - With Hullbreaker Horror and Sol Ring, you can create a loop of bouncing each artifact back to hand, netting one colorless mana each time around. If you're not into infinite combos, then no worries. Funnily enough, this infinite combo was actually present in the Captain Precon deck.

Drown in Dreams - A great outlet if you end up running the above loop, or just a great way to Mill someone and Draw a bunch of cards.

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the Medallions outside of mono-colored decks. I'd rather have an artifact that can just tap for mana rather than a reducer. But that's just my thoughts.

All together though, it looks great!

Femme_Fatale on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

4 months ago

ForceablePizza: None of what you mentioned were missing the thick treatment. Captain N'ghathrod, Faldorn, Dread Wolf Herald and Firkraag, Cunning Instigator are treatments that only exist irl and in our database as thick. The default treatment for each is only in foil, and the extended border treatment for each is in both normal and foil.

Raugrin Triome does not have a standard promo as far as I can find across all vendors. It does have though Raugrin Triome, the borderless treatment, Raugrin Triome *pp* the promo pack and Raugrin Triome *f-pre* the pre-release promo. The final two which are treated as treatments, primarily because doing anything other than automatic treatments is needlessly wasting time.

You may want to read this site updates article to get more information on how tappedout deals with treatments. And this article about variations to better learn about those.

Now in making this post I double checked the card previews to make sure they were right and lo-and behold the CLB's were not showing their thick displays. I can do it manually but it should be showing up automatically. This made me double check what the text deck auto-complete list shows you, and it does not display the thick treatment. It should look like this Captain N'ghathrod *thick*.

So they are in the site, however the deck editor and the card preview here seems to have bugs which I'll forward to the devs.

ForceablePizza on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

5 months ago

Captain N'ghathrod Missing Thick Treatment Faldorn, Dread Wolf Herald Missing Thick treatment Raugrin Triome Missing Promo Art & Pricing Firkraag, Cunning Instigator Missing Thick Treatment

Please note, the missing treatment listed above are in addition to the treatments that are already in the database. These cards have both a "Foil" and a "Thick" treatments. Based on how many are currently missing, I am sure there are more from the CLB set that are missing their "Thick" treatments as well, but I am still imputing my collection, slowly.

Thanks, for your help.

legendofa on BBEG Deck Ideas

8 months ago

For my breakdown here, I'm focusing on characters who are villains in their story arc and characters who don't have much specific backstory. Pretty much any legendary creature can be flavored as a villain in front of the right deck. I'm also not focusing on the Forgotten Realms sets, I'm broadening the net.

What's available:

: Eldrazi or artifacts. Most of the artifacts are either hero-aligned or not an independent threat, like Graaz, Unstoppable Juggernaut. If you want a challenge, Omarthis, Ghostfire Initiate, but I wouldn't, just for lack of depth.

: Villains are oddly centered on Old Kamigawa. Konda, Lord of Eiganjo is a near-immortal emperor and master duelist. Hokori, Dust Drinker is destroying resources and the land. And, of course, there's the apocalyptic, unrelenting evil that is Hazduhr the Abbot.

: Heidar, Rimewind Master is an elementalist fanatic. The manipulations of Orvar, the All-Form or Kami of the Crescent Moon could cause problems, as could a big sea creature like Tromokratis or Charix, the Raging Isle.

: Pretty much everyone. It's easier to count the people who aren't outright villains.

: Relatively few actual villains, but a bunch of manipulators, dragons, and angry people that could fill the role.

: A bunch of wild animals and nature types. No scheming villains, but a good selection of rampaging monsters. Meng Huo, Barbarian King would be a unique choice (if you're willing to.proxy or drop $150+).

: Polukranos Reborn  Flip is the most (only?) villainous character in these colors.

: Lots of options, from the behind-the-scenes manipulation of Lazav, Dimir Mastermind to the illithid Captain N'ghathrod, Gisa and Geralf's necromancer army, whatever Umbris, Fear Manifest is, and a lot more.

: A few options, but lots of depth in them. Insane biologist Momir Vig, Simic Visionary and his magnum opus Experiment Kraj, nature's avenger Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, or maybe Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait is flooding the area.

: A very deep and wide pool for villains. Vampires, demons, dragons, demon dragons, warlords, torturers...

: Grakmaw, Skyclave Ravager joins the ranks of the big scary monsters. A more calculating BBEG would probably be one of the death lords like Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord. Vhati il-Dal or Old Rutstein or probably more storyline villains than BBEG material.

: A very shallow pool. Storvald, Frost Giant Jarl, Rubinia Soulsinger, and maybe Falco Spara, Pactweaver or Katilda and Lier (mostly because of Lier) are the best options for an Archenemy villain. I'd throw Kros, Defense Contractor in, but goading is kind of limited when you're the Archenemy.

: This color set will probably be either a cold, distant, merciless villain or a manipulative puppet master. Raffine, Scheming Seer and Oloro, Ageless Ascetic fall into the first category, and Sen Triplets and The Ever-Changing 'Dane in the second. Varina, Lich Queen is another option for a zombie army.

: Big, angry, and violent, with some good dragons. Xira, the Golden Sting and Vazi, Keen Negotiator break out of this mold, but they strike me as more lieutenant-types, not arc villains by themselves.

: Not much; these tend to be either heroic or big smashy monsters. Uril, the Miststalker could work.

: Queen Marchesa is a classic, as you mentioned, and Edgar Markov is right there, too. Actually, this color set has some good depth and variety for an Archenemy. Some are more overtly villainous, and some are just very martial. My top picks would be Edgar, Licia, Sanguine Tribune, or Tariel, Reckoner of Souls.

: Mostly either weird esotericism or "nature's avenger" types. I don't think any of these are outright villainous in-story, but most of them have loose or vague stories. With the right deck, this could be a unique and interesting villain. Riku of Two Reflections is my top pick.

Four-color sets in general: Any of them would work, except for a couple of the .

: Use this color set if you want a truly apocalyptic feel. saluma mentioned Tiamat, which is a very good choice, and finding a way to get through Progenitus or O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami is a story of epic scale.

KBK7101 on BBEG Deck Ideas

8 months ago

I also vote Tiamat. I'd say The Tarrasque but that card is... not the best. Maybe the new Ghalta card from Lost Caverns of Ixalan as a replacement?

Bane, Lord of Darkness, Myrkul, Lord of Bones and Bhaal, Lord of Murder are some more choices that might be interesting.

Maybe Captain N'ghathrod?

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