Go for the Throat


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
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Go for the Throat


Destroy target nonartifact creature.

Go for the Throat Discussion

ChooseWiselySon on Mill - Go for the lands

3 days ago

Good point on cast down wouldn't Go for the Throat which I found out I had some copies today be even a better choice ?

I had thought about Surgical Extraction and Extirpate but they are pretty pricey I will have to see if I can get some.

Thanks for the great advice!

Valengeta on Untempered Dread

3 days ago

keevel it's because Go for the Throat can be used early game. In mid and late situations Murderous Cut becomes more valuable but I think the point of running removal here is mainly to stop early creatures. But yes a 2-1 spilt is not a bad idea, thanks.

I'll check out your deck

keevel on Untempered Dread

4 days ago

Love the deck!

Any Reason you're running Go for the Throat over Murderous Cut or maybe do a 2-1 split?

My Mill Deck: Mission Brief Trap

Methodical on Storrev Budget Druid

1 week ago

Azeworai I think underworld is a rough but optional choice. It would put the deck over budget and be one of the most expensive cards that doesnt revolve around the combo aspect. I think more mana fixing is needed as budget druid is just filled with tapped lands due to pricing issues.

Ruinous is too expensive mana wise and getting BB is probably difficult as it is early game. I would rather sub in something like Rend Flesh if going the route for a 3cmc kill spell that's budget friendly. 1 cmc ones and 2cmc are much better just usually pricier. Think Go for the Throat

Fireshrieker I feel like is going to be extremely lack luster. The deck wont be winning from combat damage at all and the mana fixing to get Storrev is rather difficult as it is. He is just there for a late game recursion but there are better cheaper options in the deck for that. Fireshrieker would be a dead card in hand almost 100% of the time I feel

EsperControl4Life on Control the Second Sun

2 weeks ago

ecmartinez Deck is starting to look good, but we do need to try to keep the card count as close to 60 as possible with that in mind I would personally cut all 4 Primal Amulet  Flip as a lot of your cards don't benefit from it. If you are looking for a copy effect for your Approach of the Second Sun I would run Mirrorpool instead I would also go down to 2 copies of Approach of the Second Sun as it is really bad early game.Now that you have Serum Visions Telling Time isn't necessary so I would cut that as well. Lastly I would go down to 3 Mana Leak and 3 Go for the Throat

Noogin on Turn 5 Modern Infect Win

2 weeks ago

I would replace the copies of Go for the Throat and Hero's Downfall for 4 Assassin's Trophy and 1 Abrupt Decay or an additional Mana Leak .

Assassin's Trophy is more flexible and efficient than your current removal because it hits every type of permanent.

PhoenixNest on Infinite Everything with -1/-1 counters

3 weeks ago

Flourishing Defenses is too expensive at 5 mana, maybe swap it out for a pair of Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons . Foul Orchard is too slow as it enters the battlefield tapped.

If you're going for a budget deck, either Llanowar Wastes or Woodland Cemetery is great. If you're on an tighter budget, Jungle Hollow 's a bit better than Foul Orchard. If you aren't building a budget deck, Overgrown Tomb and Blooming Marsh are great options. Also four dual lands is a bit small, eight would probably be the minimum.

Diabolic Tutor is pretty expensive at four mana, and so is Harmonize . Most decks in modern can win on turn four, so trying to find your pieces on turn four is not a good way to utilize your turn. There aren't many tutors in modern, so I'd suggest coming up with a plan B in case you don't have the pieces of the combo.

I'd also suggest running some additional removal with some of these cards: Assassin's Trophy , Abrupt Decay , Fatal Push , and Maelstrom Pulse . Doom Blade is a bit risky if your opponent has a ton of black creatures, and if so will be a dead card in your hand.

Victim of Night and Go for the Throat are great removal cards that are not very good in certain situations. If you are in one of those situations, and if you have a sideboard ready, you can swap them out for the necessary cards.

Hand disruption is also key to make nothing disrupts your combo. 1-2 Collective Brutality , Two-Four Inquisition of Kozilek s and a pair of Thoughtseize s makes for a great discard package. In the sideboard you could also run Duress against noncreature-spell-heavy decks.

WhattheDeck on [[Primer]] Gonti - Night Market Shenanigans

1 month ago

Awesome decklist! Only minor tweak I might make is to take out Go for the Throat and put in Tragic Slip .

Looks like tons of fun!

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Go for the Throat occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.48%

Golgari: 0.09%

Rakdos: 0.24%