Claws of Gix

Claws of Gix


(1), Sacrifice a permanent: You gain 1 life.

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Claws of Gix occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Claws of Gix Discussion

Nillstan on Saffi: Sac Back *cEDH Primer*

1 month ago



Mindcensor and Teeg are mostly in as midcombo protectors, but i could definitely see a cut if a better option were presented. Linvala is similar, but she at least has utility outside the combo. So I'm a bit medium on her.

I mostly have the Devoted Vizier combo in as a backup kickstarter. Redundancy and all that. Slapping a quick hulk down with a sac outlet and such. I could "possibly"see it for the reasons above, but it seems to perform well enough so i can't justify at the current moment if at any point they start to underperform though, definitely.

I originally had Eldritch Evolution in, but cut it as it seemed to underperform. That maybe be different in the current version though.

And i can totally see the issue with Claws of Gix. Only problem with that is the lack of half decent sac outlets in my colors. Turns out a couple bad ones that are easy to play color wise or cost wise, I've found them playable. By all means though give me some Better ones to replace em. I'm like begging at this point, lol.

Anyways, here's what I'm thinking for testing.


-1x Gaddock Teeg

-1x Aven Mindcensor

+1x Caregiver

+1x Eldritch Evolution

Thoughts on that for testing?

enpc on Saffi: Sac Back *cEDH Primer*

1 month ago

So a few other thoughts on the list (I saw your forum post):

You're running a few stax pieces (Aven Mindcensor, Gaddock Teeg) however these cards a generally less good that just progressing your win condidition if you're only running a few of them. I have seen Saffi stax builds before (Weenie Hut Jr is a good example and we have discussed many aspects of Saffi decks), however you need to devote more cards to it. Otherwise you won't get the value you want from it and you're just better off focusing on your win condition.

I also don't think that the Devoted Druid/Vizier of Remedies combo adds enough here. It's not like you're pairing it with Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip + Walking Ballista or something (and no, I don't recommend just adding this to the deck). The problem is that there's no real line with the combo. It's not like you can even assemble it plus Claws of Gix + Soul of the Harvest + Saffi to draw your deck, since you still can't spam Saffi from the command zone as you can't produce white mana. So the best case scenario is it enables a five card combo, as most of your other sac outlets are free and can at least form a 4 card combo with Altar of the Brood. In that same vein, I don't think that Claws of Gix adds much value either. I get that it's a sac outlet, however having these on creatures is generally better as you will have an easier time tutoring creatures and any artifact/enchantment tutoring is worth so much in Saffi since it can find stuff like Blasting Station.

On the other hand, I'm surprised you're not running Eldritch Evolution here. The card is awesome at setting up all kinds of combos as well as doing sneaky Grand Abolisher deployment (by sacing a medium cost creature, since you can get "X or less").

Naksu on [PRIMER] See my lands? See them double?

2 months ago

This is mighty nice! I also do highly recommend some utility lands, since you're running so few spells. Also for one turn wins, you should try the Scapeshift + Crucible of Worlds combo, with all their addons (Ramunap Excavator, Life from the Loam, Splendid Reclamation <- explodes your landfall triggers after Scapeshift)!

Also some cards that work really well with this sort of approach:

skibulk on Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Game

3 months ago

I like Claws of Gix as an alternative to Grand Abolisher . You can tutor it with Enlightened Tutor . It works because you always gain priority right back after adding something to the stack. So nobody can respond to your 200 turn-skips until you pass. Since sacrificing Lethal Vapors is an activation cost on Claws of Gix , nobody can respond to that either.

BMHKain on Time to Sever the Chain; ...

7 months ago


After hell on earth to think of a name for my Yarok, the Desecrated , I got one:


("The Elegy of the Finale (Or "Demise") of the Genocide.")

All Lament of Bala Ged stanzas included.

But, I still have some ideas for the Half Equip-GoLion, & Half Saprocide deck that is in dire need of such Ideas I chose; then I'll leave it there. I actually more recently than not, some that works really well, to just suckage. I posted this Caerwyn; I know I shouldn't be clingy at all, but here they are:

Phyrexian Soulgorger

Claws of Gix

Demonmail Hauberk

Lich's Tomb

Shivan Harvest

Perilous Forays

Martyr's Cause

Greater Good

Trading Post

Evolutionary Leap

These are the best I can find, but what to keep? I'll leave it to you.

As for the decks mentioned still, I'll simplify them if that's what is demanded. Xantcha needs 13 cuts, Neheb needs Artifact draw, & cuts not just from an incompleat Maybeboard I treat as a Hotseat section, but from you. Kadena has a Hot seat at 100 for a chance to stay in the deck, only to replace w/ whatever means. Same for Pirate Tribal with Brass. Is it worth being as simple as it gets? I just find those words as too compacted, & not for the better; not like this at least. What would you recommend for any of this? I just made a Micro-sized things I want for each deck, & I only confused it more that I would through thorough detail. Any suggestions? I'm literally about to make a Follow-up of this forum post if this Phails.

ME4Twaffle on Thieves & Turncoats

8 months ago

I just thought of some evil Dominus of Fealty / Zealous Conscripts + Cloudshift / Conjurer's Closet + Claws of Gix synergy.

I just realized that the first 4 cards + some Bazaar Trader action would make it so I can leave my opponent without creatures, artifacts or land. But I REALLY just realized I can drop Dom or Zeal, take their planeswalkers, enchantments, etc, use whatever their abilities are, then sacrifice them using Claws of Gix before they would return to my opponent's control. Now to just figure out where to shove them in...

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