Go for the Throat

Go for the Throat

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Destroy target nonartifact creature.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Go for the Throat Discussion

Poly_raptor on Dead and Back Again, A Necromancer's Tale

1 day ago

The other two that stand out to me are

I’d also actually recommend Pitiless Plunderer or Black Market (which I can see is in the maybe board) But I’m not sure what to cut.

Something I do when trying to decide is organise the list into columns, ramp, spot removal, utility, etc. And then work from there to see if one column has too many or too few cards in it and then work out which would be the weakest card in the overpopulated columns, might be worth doing that to give you some more ideas? (You may do that already haha I just find it useful)

sad_2980 on Zurdur

3 weeks ago

Love the deck! I have a few suggestions for cards that could be cut and some suggestions for what might replace them. I tried the keep the suggested cards reasonably priced. I have a few of them in my binder that I will give you next time we play.

Suggested removal - Most of these cards I figured could be easily upgraded with cards that add more value, utility, stax, or interaction:

Suggested additions:

StopShot on Is Cast Down the best …

3 weeks ago

Wait, Go for the Throat has a common printing?

PuddinWing on Is Cast Down the best …

3 weeks ago

Correct but I was confused due to the mention of Go for the Throat.

GrimlockVIII on Is Cast Down the best …

3 weeks ago

I'm kinda curious as to why people use Doom Blade and Go for the Throat when Cast Down basically does the same thing but even better since there's no actual legendary creatures that are worth playing in Pauper. It basically hits everything while Doom Blade and Go for the Throat have restrictions that hold them back in certain matchups.

GolgariGravedigger on The Scarab God

3 weeks ago

Scarab God is tough to build competitively especially if you're on a budget, and the good zombies are not very cheap anymore. It looks like you have a lot cards from Amonket and Hour of Devastation. I really love those sets personally but most of the zombies in them are pretty lackluster in commander. I would cut a whole lot of these guys especially 4+ CMC zombies.

I recommend adding a lot more card draw, mana ramp, and single target removal. 10-12 draw spells, 10-12 ramp spells, and 5-10 removal spells are recommended for most EDH decks. The best draw, ramp, and removal spells are not really budget friendly anymore since pretty much everyone is playing them. But, there a few sleepers out there that, in my opinion, are really powerful budget cards.

Card draw spells:
Necrologia is like a budget Ad Nauseam but you can only play it at your end step.
Read the Bones is a classic that let's you dig into your library.
Stinging Study gets you 5 cards in this deck.
Underworld Connections is like a budget Phyrexian Arena, and it can draw you an extra card each turn.
Village Rites gets you 2 cards for 1 mana and it's a 1 time use sacrifice outlet.

For mana ramp generally you want to go with 1 or 2 CMC mana rocks that enter untapped if you aren't playing green: Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, Dimir Signet, Mind Stone, Liquimetal Torque, Thought Vessel, Prismatic Lens, and maybe an Ornithopter of Paradise, it's a decent mana dork. Add Talisman of Dominance if you want to pay $7 for one.

Outside of those I like Power Tap. Target The Scarab God and get 5 colorless mana. Power Tap is a sleeper budget card IMO. Don't cut Dark Ritual or Bontu's Monument.

For Single Target Removal you want to stick to 2-3 CMC instant speed removal spells that can target as many different types of permanents as possible. A few cards I like are: Feed the Swarm
Power Word Kill
Heartless Act
Go for the Throat
Personally, I really like Imprisoned in the Moon and Oubliette. They decomission your opponent's Commander. And both cards ate cheap since they were recently reprinted.

Also Counterspell cards can be very powerful.

A few inexpensive bombs you can add:
Gray Merchant of Asphodel is amazing.
Army of the Damned is an absolute beast in this deck. Both of those cards can you win you the game.

There are a lot more really great cards out there you can add, but I just wanted to list a few to get you started.

Valengeta on The Empire

4 weeks ago

No problem man. Looking closer at your deck, I would try this:

If you can afford dual lands like Watery Grave or Drowned Catacomb it would also help a lot

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