Elder Gargaroth

Elder Gargaroth

Creature — Beast

Vigilance, reach, trample

Whenever Elder Gargaroth attacks or blocks, choose one —

  • Create a 3/3 green Beast creature token.
  • You gain 3 life.
  • Draw a card.
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal

Elder Gargaroth occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Elder Gargaroth Discussion

5OhmResistor on Ford F150 [Gruul, Xenagos]

13 hours ago

Hey Gidgetimer

Thanks for the assist! Chandra's Ignition and Elder Gargaroth seem like excellent cards. Once I'm done with work for my university in a few more weeks I'm going to revise my deck to hopefully add in everyone's suggestions.

Gidgetimer on Ford F150 [Gruul, Xenagos]

13 hours ago

I got a new card in today for my current Xenagos deck and am sifting through it, so I thought I would make another list of what I think are cards to consider as I see them.

Chandra's Ignition

Savageborn Hydra

Elder Gargaroth

Jeska, Thrice Reborn

Ancient Greenwarden

Moraug, Fury of Akoum

legendofa on Whither Blooms the Darkness?

2 weeks ago

Sorin_Markov_1947 Thanks for taking a look! I'm mostly building around Witherbloom Apprentice because it's in my favorite color combination and I enjoy the grindy, attrition-y gameplay it suggests. I don't expect it to be a power card, but I'd like to make it as solid as possible. It's a new personal favorite, that's all.

Alrund's Epiphany is completely a placeholder card until I find something better, and I'm not sure how I overlooked Professor Onyx . I've been playtesting with Grim Tutor primarily looking for Elder Gargaroth , or Murderous Rider as needed. Miscast is in because I'm predicting that the upcoming Standard will be heavy on spellslinger decks, but I'm going to sideboard/remove it as reveals continue.

The main focus is drain, and I'm going to dig hard into that when I get a chance.

plakjekaas on I designed this for players …

2 weeks ago

I think all creatures having vigilance makes this a lot less appealing than you think. Combat math is less interesting if everything can attack and block every turn. It's part of the reason Elder Gargaroth is such a ridiculous card. Triggers on both attacking and blocking, combined with vigilance, so there's no cost, no decision about how to use the creature. Don't forget, your opponents' blockers will also never go away, they have vigilance too. It will lead to the biggest boardstalls, not the wildest combats.

Also, why do you untap all creatures during the second combat phase if everything has vigilance? This card would possibly be a combo piece for that extra untap, with stuff like Sylvan Awakening .

Remove the vigilance, and it's probably an interesting card. Debatably, the ability to Goad might need a little steeper cost, if you compare this repeatable ability to the one-shot spell Disrupt Decorum that resembles it most.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Praetor Zoo

3 weeks ago

Wdym top 8 decks? As in the most popular archetypes? Sultai Control plays him sometimes, but he's more used as a beater than as a broken token doubler. He's not integral to the deck's strategy. He's used in mono-green aggro, possibly where he's most effective, but that's not a T1 deck (I'd rate it T2 or 2.5). Good value card, nothing broken. Kind of like Elder Gargaroth or Baneslayer Angel . I think if the right cards are printed, he could be busted, but that depends on how well R&D does over the next year or so until he rotates.

I said I'd try the deck out later that day, but then I was busy. I also haven't actually been enjoying playing Magic as much lately. I'll get to it when I feel like it, I guess.

Erza420 on Problems with life gain

3 weeks ago

you should be up front with "all" the information you have on the life gain deck from the start, rather than waiting for people to offer advice and then revealing more informtion that negates that advice.

TriusMalarky had no way of knowing the lifegain deck had fliers.

RNR_Gaming had no way of knowing the lifegain deck used +1/+1 counters.

use Elder Gargaroth to block, along with Fall of the Hammer and Ram Through for removal. or Plummet . or splash black.

Minousmancer on Praetor Zoo

3 weeks ago

Jas = Jace, Mirror Mage

Vorinclex is in all top eight decks and they only run three creatures him, God of lies, and Elder Gargaroth (1or2copies).

Mick-Tis on Wanna attack me? Not this turn

1 month ago

forneyt I was thinking about Iroas, but I was going to cut Hunted Troll , I like your idea better. I can add Elder Gargaroth in place of the troll.

The deck was when me & my friends played budget, and I had fun with it so I wanted to update it.

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