Gargos, Vicious Watcher

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Gargos, Vicious Watcher

Legendary Creature — Hydra


Hydra spells you cast cost less to cast.

Whenever a creature you control becomes the target of a spell, Gargos, Vicious Watcher fights up to one target creature you don't control.

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Joumba on Hydralic Samsara

4 months ago

Thank you for your input Triton, although I think, after your suggestion, that Whiptongue Hydra might be a better cut for Mana Reflection since Gargos, Vicious Watcher does offer pumping and situational removal.

I do play Torment of Hailfire and Exsanguinate, witch are, in my humble opinion, fun to play. To each their own :)

Triton on Hydralic Samsara

4 months ago

I'd honestly only think of Gargos, Vicious Watcher as a potential cut for Mana Reflection. Both ramp and are 6-drops, but the latter imo ramps harder. This is a great list! I assume you don't use Torment of Hailfire and Exsanguinate because they're boring?

TypicalTimmy on Zaren, Silverback Ironfist

7 months ago

I'm currently building the deck centered around the Fight mechanic.

Gargos, Vicious Watcher is going to be a great control punisher, alongside Ruric Thar, the Unbowed to stop non-creature spells from being cast. Although I'll have some myself, that's a small price to pay.

Grothama, All-Devouring would be especially nasty, especially with indestructible. That's a whole lotta card advantage!

You won't get the card advantage off of Apex Altisaur, but indestructible will turn him into a variable wrath and that's just insane. Two +1/+1 counters per creature that it survived? So if there's 7 creatures online, that's 14 +1/+1 counters, making it a 24/24. That could TKO an opponent at mid-game stages!

There's also a few repeatable Fights you can have. Contested Cliffs, unfortunately, may not make the cut ... unless...

Oh and because I am a HUGE fan of secret commanders, Ulrich, Uncontested Alpha  Flip is making the ranks. Repeatable fights on a legendary is too juicy to pass up.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Syldriel, Prey's Warden

7 months ago

TypicalTimmy: No need for excuses, strong critique is the best friend of growth.

I do get your point. Maybe take a look at the list I provided? The way the deck would work, there isn't to much beyond combat/commander damage as a finisher in the deck, so this being buff actually seems pretty important. It's actually somewhat weak against decks that don't rely on creatures, as in these matchups, it'll just just die to removal over and over, so being a good attacker is a way to still matter in those games.

The way it currently is, it's basically a version of Gargos, Vicious Watcher without the hydra tribal, but with amother added upside that's basically just a tank ability to protect other creatures.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Syldriel, Prey's Warden

7 months ago

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This is a new design for a Bant commander I came up with.

The deck would be similar to what Grothama, All-Devouring does, but in . The synergy with Gargos, Vicious Watcher is strong, and cards that can change around targets could result in immense board control. IndestructibilitY seems very important. Also, ways to untap lands like Seedborn Muse, Drumbellower and Wilderness Reclamation seem useful to use Sydriel as protection for other creatures.

Do you have ideas for improving the design? Is there anything inherently broken?

I'm actually planning to print this and build the deck, so ideas for synergistic additions are massively appreciated. In case you want to have a look at the current state of the very unfinished deck, here it is:

seshiro_of_the_orochi on If you're building Chishiro, include …

9 months ago

I have some more: Somehow make Gargos, Vicious Watcher indestructible, then wipe the floor with whole board. Have him wear Blazing Sunsteel and/or Fiendlash and wish everybody a happy death day.

Oh, also wouldn't Cauldron of Souls be quite nice?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Only Creatures smell good

10 months ago

Nyxbloom Ancient for even more mana?

Gargos, Vicious Watcher is a great piece of both protection and interaction.

Lair of the Hydra could be a surprise finisher.

KL185 on Cards that getting stronger

10 months ago

Hydras fit the theme. One more mana is one more head and there are so many friggin hydras you can use. Gargos, Vicious Watcher ties them all together perfectly.

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