Claws of Gix

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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Claws of Gix

Artifact

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

Claws of Gix Discussion

BMHKain on Time to Sever the Chain; ...

4 weeks ago

I BUMP BECAUSE I NOW NEED TO OPPOSE LIERARY ORIGIN, BAKA YAROU!

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

無限大虐殺の終焉の哀詩

("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

1 month 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...

TheSlowestBro on Titania EDH

3 months ago

Nice deck! I am a fellow Titania player, though my list is quite a bit more budget restrained than this one. I do however still have a few suggestions that have at least worked really well for me:

  1. Dark Depths and Thespian's Stage make the perfect duo for Hour of Promise . And with land recursion it's certainly not uncommon for Marit Lage to make multiple entrances during a single game.

  2. Pir's Whim , I think this card is just awesome for Titania decks.

  3. Kamahl, Fist of Krosa for trample and wrath protection.

  4. Mouth of Ronom + at least 1x Snow-Covered Forest , I find in my list I often lack ways to interact with what my opponents are doing, and this is a really good way to counter decks that think they have all the counters ;)

  5. Claws of Gix for Zuran Orb redundancy. In my deck Buried Ruin does really well as those artifacts almost always get hated on the moment I try to stick em.

Overall this looks like a super strong and well thought-out list. Definitely +1 from me!

Follow up question: I see you recently removed Food Chain from your deck, may I ask why? That's a card that has been on my radar but due to its price I haven't gone for it yet.

bushido_man96 on Pir&Toothy, Best Friends for Eternity

4 months ago

Sylvan Library would have an interesting interaction with Toothy, Imaginary Friend . You draw the two extra cards, so Toothy would get a total of three counters.

Tatyova, Benthic Druid would provide excellent value in this deck. I also think you should run some sac outlets to take advantage of Toothy's card draw. Evolutionary Leap is good, Ashnod's Altar , Birthing Pod , Altar of Dementia , High Market and Claws of Gix are other options.

lyonhaert on Threnody for the Victims of Dementia

5 months ago

Lil_Kalki,

Oof. Yeah, I hadn't realized how much that's gone up. Bloody Crucible of Worlds is cheaper these days.

You could replace Sol Ring . /s

Okay, I know that's probably a heretical suggestion, though I prefer focusing on land ramp instead of artifact ramp considering the number of swamp-based boosters/rituals you're running. Sword of Rampant Growth is a consideration - I know you said the deck doesn't want to be attacking often, but I think you have a decent number of bodies that carry the sword well.

Right, possible cuts for Rings . Some of this is more-or-less just me going through a though process. Looking through the cards I started looking at redundancy in functions and some corner cases. So I have a couple curiosities regarding stuff I haven't run in my build:

  • With 3 "no max hand size" cards, how often do you have more than 7 cards in hand? Do you deal with enough graveyard removal in your meta that your hand is safer for a card until it's time to use it?
  • How often is Temporal Extortion successful in getting an extra turn?

I can see you have a high level of redundancy in important functions, hence the smoothness you mentioned. With as many tutors as you have, I was going to suggest Expedition Map as a possible cut, but having just mentioned land ramp I bet I would have ended up changing it to Wayfarer's Bauble and using another tutor for special lands. I also tend to think that tutors mean you don't need as much redundancy, just backups in case one gets exiled.

Among your redundancies: 3 pacts , 3 Swamp ' boosters ', 3 Swamp ' rituals ', 2 mana ' banks ', 3 'no max hand size'. I'm not saying one of these should be the cut, but it's something I wanted to talk about for a moment because I think it's a space for you to evaluate regarding: how many of each function you need in play at a time in most games and what reasons compel you to tutor for the second or third card of any particular function. I'm not mentioning the tutors because you focus on tutors over draw, so I wasn't going after any of those outside mentioning Expedition Map .

  • Example: you might be using only one of a function at a time and the others are backups. In this case, being able to evade removal with a sacrifice outlet (like Claws of Gix or Infernal Tribute for the noncreatures) or Imp's Mischief , and using recursion, could reduce the number of redundancies needed. Maybe taking time to recur is too slow for you meta, I don't know.
  • Example: you might be using multiple at a time. In this case you could evaluate how many of any particular function have actually been needed for 80% of games. Let's imagine having one pact in play does an alright job of controlling the board but having two really locks it down - a third wouldn't add any benefit and could be winmore/dead, especially if you can recur the others or dodge removal.

So that's why I can't really just pick out an easy substitution from among those, as I don't know how necessary any area of redundancy is. However, outside of those you could probably go down to 36 lands with the rocks/boosters/rituals you have and replace Path of Ancestry .

SamsWrath on Jhoira Midrange

5 months ago

If you're going to run all those lands that enter tapped as well as the enter-tapped artifacts, you may want a Amulet of Vigor . Also, I would recommend removing Laboratory Maniac because it's a dead card until you need it and by the time you need it you could have won 2-3 other ways. It's a win-more card and just isn't necessary. It eats up a slot you could use for better spells. There are other 0cmc artifacts that offer a LOT more utility than Darksteel Relic and Claws of Gix which, really do nothing other than a free cantrip if Jhoira is in play. Shimmer Myr is another semi-dead card. It really serves no purpose--why pass turn and win on another player's turn when you can just win on your turn?

Anyway... feel free to take a look at my Jhoira deck. It has a complete explanation for each card in the deck-list: Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain - Storm

TheSlowestBro on The Entmoot

5 months ago

Claws of Gix is a card I should really have in here, and it's cheap to buy also, always a plus. I'm on a semi-budget, basically I buy myself an expensive new addition a few times a year (I don't know if I'll ever get my hands on a Gaea's Cradle heh). My next planned purchase is a Command Beacon which honestly seems pretty broken with Titania ^^

Lotus Vale and Akroma's Memorial are definitely on my radar, but I feel like the beacon is more important at this point, the memorial is definitely awesome though. I also used to run Natural Balance , but I too often found it sitting in my hand for too many turns in a row, so I ended up cutting it.

I was interested in your Squirrel Wrangler inclusion, I hadn't considered it with Gaea's Cradle , the combo with Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip is cool, but it's not tutor-able like the cradle is to combo with the Squirrel Wrangler , do you find the wrangler to be good on it's own without the cradle as well?

Ah yeah, that's a good reminder! Petrified Field was out of stock last I time I ordered and since then I just kinda forgot about it. I'm definitely going to pick one up together with the Command Beacon .

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