Gilded Goose

Gilded Goose

Creature — Bird


When Gilded Goose enters the battlefield, create a Food token.

, : Create a Food token.

, Sacrifice a Food: Gain one mana of any colour.

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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Gilded Goose Discussion

Minousmancer on Quartztarr

2 days ago


I've been considering the move of Vivien, Monsters' Advocate(I want another one) it's just she's not really a sideboard card...

I am still seeing how this plays before I add Umori, the Collector in as a Companion.

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove is there so I can sub out and cast Ruinous Ultimatum if they are running Fires of Invention and or Yorion, Sky Nomad.

I still have different ideas for how this deck might jump off. Hence my Maybe board. I also like the idea of adding Gilded Goose for better Ramp.

It's like, Theros Beyond Death and Ikoria have the foundation stones and building blocks but maybe Core 2021 or Zendikar Rising will have the proper mortar to solidify this deck. Thanks for the Upvote.

Anything you are working on you would like me to check out?

carpecanum on Animorph +1

3 days ago

No easy infinites...props sir.

Gilded Goose is one of very few cards that can get Animar out on turn 2.

Nullstone Gargoyle is terrifying to almost any deck

Nantuko Vigilante, Akroma, Angel of Fury and Fortune Thief are useful morphs

TypicalTimmy on Nastja, Squirrel Breeder

4 days ago

Now, we COULD break it with the plethora of doubling effects in the game; Parallel Lives, Doubling Season, Second Harvest, Anointed Procession, Primal Vigor. Then you have Divine Visitation for some nasty nonsense.

You'd need some buffing for Food, though. As far as I am aware, Gilded Goose is really the only sure-fire method in Selesnya. So you'd have to make a few more cards, which isn't too bad.

Femme_Fatale on Synonyms/Nicknames System for Deckbuilding and ...

6 days ago

Introducing the synonyms/nicknames system to alleviate all those "wtf was that one land of that one cycle named?" problems that plague you.

This system is simple. It is designed to redirect terms that you typed out that match a synonym/nickname of a card, to that card name. This lets you never have to remember the name "Seachrome Coast" and can instead just type out "WU Fastland" (as an example). Note that this only works in text edit entries on deck lists and inventory, not the live edit or the card search forms.

There is a lot of other things that are utilised here as well.

  • Godzilla Names
  • Non-American Spellings
  • Common Nicknames
  • Common Misspellings
  • Redirections of Misspelled Submissions
  • Each side of a split card as a synonym (unless they already exist as a card).

Not needing to know the name of each card in a land/artifact cycle is a big boon, but you still need to know the nickname of that cycle and the syntax. For lands/mana rocks/the swords of X and Y at the present moment it is always "XY Nickname" or "YX Nickname". Examples:

  • WU Fastland
  • GR BFZ
  • GW ABUR Dual Land
  • BW Fetch

For 2 colour lands, it is always the two colour letters, followed by the nickname, and then followed by the option to have the world land either connected to the nickname or not. (these are all viable options for example: "WU Fast", "UW Fastland", "UW Fast Land".) For 3 colour lands, it is only the primary order of colour letters you see on cards, or the Alara/Khans name. (WUB Lair, Mardu Triome as examples.) Swords and other artifact cycles follow the same setup (though swords can also be "Sword of GB" or "Sword of G and B"), and mono colour land cycles use the same setup just with only one letter. Note that none of these are plural, so don't put that s in. Colourless cards that are a part of a cycle use C/Colorless/Colourless.

Some of these cycles don't have well defined names yet (like BBD) and some of these cycles have had too many names that people constantly fight over so there was no point in bothering to put them all in and instead I just used the TLA (specifically BFZ).


The primary purpose of this is to make the ability to tag cards and edit decks/inventory far more robust than what it has been. Tappedout doesn't presently have a spellchecker, and to be fair most sites don't. It's not an easy feature to implement. So with this synonyms/nicknames feature, we can alleviate some of those aggravations of misspellings or different ways to spell a word by making them valid targets and redirecting them to the right card name. Another benefit of this is the ability to give cards shorthands or nicknames when the community largely doesn't remember the actual name of a card, just their shorthand. We have all been hit with "wtf is that land's name again?" when we know for a fact that it's just "the blue and white shadows over innistrad reveal land". This saves the step of having to open up a search engine to figure out the card name, and in general speeds up and makes the process of building decks and inventory, a lot more enjoyable.

Cycles that currently have nicknames: Show

A lot of the cycle synonyms are meant to intuitive and robust so that you won't even have to think about knowing what the exact written synonym actually is and still be able to get it right on the first try, though it will take time to reach a point in which this is 100% true. As an example of scope, each recognized nickname for a cycle creates 6 entries for each given card in that cycle. So the AKH lands have 30 entries for each card in that cycle, resulting in a total of 150 entries. The Triomes have the same amount, but if I were to add each individual string combination of the colour letters (WUB, BUW, WBU etc) then that count would increase by 45 for each entry, resulting 75 entries for each one, totalling at 375 entries for the whole cycle.

Nicknames will usually be things like "Snappy", "Bolt", "Path", "Bob", "FoW", etc. They are to be commonly used by the larger community as a whole, not what your FNM/play group exclusively uses (though this isn't a hard set in stone as I'm not omniscient).

Here's a list of nicknames that I have. Show

Here's a list of non-american spellings I have in: Show

Here's a list of things that is in the works to do. Show


A card can have any number of synonyms/nicknames. But only one synonym/nickname can be tied to a card. So if a new card/land cycle gets printed that has covers a misspelling (like an UNcard might) or has that nickname as it's actual card name, those synonyms will get removed (as an example, Snapcaster Mage cannot have Snap as a nickname). We are also looking to limit the amount of times a synonym has to get removed so nicknames of cards during their presence in the standard formats are not likely to be put in, as they become forgotten or even re-used when they rotate out. These are also done manually so sometimes a change might just take a while to do if it encompasses a large number of cards or a large number of synonyms.. We also won't be going through alternate language as possible synonyms because WotC doesn't nearly double check duplicate card names for foreign languages as well as they do for English cards.

This is not something on the card submission form, so it is not available to edit for any user.

If you know of something missing like common misspellings or common non-American spellings that will be needed, or cycle syntaxes that you tried to use but didn't work, post them here and I'll review them for possible inclusion in the future.

EDIT: Before you ask for a nickname etc to be added:

  1. Check if it exists first by trying it out.
  2. Check if the larger community recognizes it, this is done by going around discords, lgs' and other forums about that nickname.
  3. Check if it has any nsfw, discriminatory or derogatory terminology, we straight up will not allow these.

This isn't a system for your pet nickname that your local playgroup uses. This is a system that can utilize nicknames that naturally grew organically out of continued use from the larger mtg community as a whole. This isn't a "which nicknames do you think this system could use" but rather "which nicknames that are used across the world that we have missed".

Midwest on Korvold EDH

1 week ago

Would this deck maybe benefit from a Food engine? I know it's a singleton format, but Food tokens have natural synergies with Korvold and some of the Food cards are a bit stronger if you look at them through the lens of draw spells.

Trail of Crumbs, for example makes a Food token when it enters. When it gets sacrificed then it does a Sleight of Hand impersonation. When Korvold is out it now draws a card in addition to the trigger creating a Divination of sorts that has the potential to become a real engine later.

Feasting Troll King generates 3 Food tokens for 6 mana. If you sacrifice Troll King and immediately bring him back while Korvold is on the field then you've just built your own Opportunity except your draw 4 left behind a 7/6 Vigilance Trample.

Witch's Oven is a 1 mana card that gives you two cards off of every creature sac because you can also eat the food for a second draw. Cauldron Familiar is pretty underwhelming as an individual card in the format, but is probably worth considering if you go in on the food engine since it also continually draws cards once you've assembled a food generator.

Gilded Goose is a Birds of Paradise early that generates sac fodder to turn into cards late.

Anyway, I know Food has been a thing in Standard and maybe you're tired of it, but just a suggestion! I think the cards can be powerful alongside Korvold as long you think of them as draw spells that turn into engines later, as opposed to just focusing on how difficult it may be to assemble all of the individual pieces in a singleton format.

Not the most budget friendly suggestion, but I also think Dockside Extortionist is a home run card in Korvold decks.

I also think High Market is a natural inclusion in sacrifice decks as just an additional way to get the ball rolling sometimes. Here, for example, it sometimes reads ~~:Draw a card; on a land.

OberstHati on U/G Rampage of the Butts

1 week ago

Aegis Turtle instead of Senate Courier? Gives you a 1 Drop and a bigger butt,... And maybe Gilded Goose instead of the Dimir Informant?

Senomar on Kathril, aspect of its liking

2 weeks ago

Hello my friend, can you tell us how this deck perform ? :) Seems really strong ! My only point is your lands... 34 is really really hard in the format. Even Weeny White or Red Decks Win decks run 36+ lands and they have 1 or 2 ccm commanders not 5 ccm :D I know you have 3 talismans and 3 signets (what about Arcane Signet btw ?) but if you want a competitive build you should really try to go to 38 lands and add all the 1 turn ramp ; maybe instead of your 2 mana rocks ? (Arbor Elf, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Elvish Mystic, Lotus Cobra... even Boreal Druid or Gilded Goose because flying and your commander) Skullclamp is a good way to cycle your mana droks mid-game.

Funkydiscogod on whats the best out of ...

2 weeks ago

Nobody has said Gilded Goose yet.

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