Creature — Human Warrior
When Golgari Thug is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put target creature card from your graveyard on top of your library.
Dredge 4 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly four cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
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Golgari Thug Discussion
1 day ago
Hey, thanks for the speedy reply!
I played a The Gitrog Monster land dredge-type deck and "the big 3" dredge creatures Golgari Grave-Troll , Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Thug had put in amazing work in the deck. Usually we only ever dredged with them. I figured i'd ask as we have many draw effects here within the hogaak list and figured it would put in some good work! I am building this and making some slight modifications, notably I feel like Worm Harvest would put in MASSIVE work in the list. For recursion sake and synergy I feel like Desecrated Tomb is worthy of a main deck slot.
I digress, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and list! Much appreciated! I look forward to terrorizing the playgroup with this list ;)
3 months ago
Mairsil, the Pretender . Best win con is Mirror-Mad Phantasm , Dread Return and Thassa's Oracle . Make sure not to include Demonic Consultation or Tainted Pact if you're staying on lower power, but you can add them if you go cEDH.
You get tons of fun synergy, but the best things to have caged are Arcanis the Omnipotent , AEtherling , Staff of Domination , and Lazav, the Multifarious . Include Civilized Scholar Flip and Necrotic Ooze , and you get another way to mill your deck with Scholar + Ooze/Lazav + Golgari Thug / Stinkweed Imp .
There's also a ton of random infinite loops possible with Mairsil, as well as great ways to get tons of value. You are really reliant on your commander, but then again you also only need to cast Mairsil again and you can get back into the game.
Oh, and Tim. Hell's Caretaker 's Legends printing art is awesome.
3 months ago
Thassa's Oracle actually performs really well in my own Araumi deck. I've never won off the card, although that is an option, and it basically functions as a scry 19 when encored. Since you keep your favorite card out of the top 7 three times (assuming you only have 3 Oracles and Araumi out at the time for 7 devotion), you get to look 19 cards deep. Gyruda, Doom of Depths is great since it mills a ton while also reanimating a ton of cards at once for an immediate boardstate.
4 months ago
Full disclosure: I'm a complete casual, but here are some ideas!
Entomb Animate Dead Exhume - maybe Faithless Looting Buried Alive And some doable, but less exciting ones: Cathartic Reunion Tormenting Voice Stinkweed Imp Golgari Thug Grisly Salvage Commune with the Gods - maybe Satyr Wayfinder
5 months ago
If you like self-mill, you'd be looking at the dredge mechanic. Golgari Thug, for example.
There are a couple other decks that don't use dredge, but it really depends on the format you're playing. If you're going to play tournaments, you should probably use a dredge variant in Legacy or Modern, or Spy in Pioneer.
Reanimator is pretty good in Pauper, though.
If you're just playing with friends casually, reanimator with the slower spells like Zombify(as opposed to Reanimate or Dance of the Dead) is probably better Otherwise you'd be stomping the crap out of people.
5 months ago
Transmute really has one of the strongest synergies with Ramirez; however, I didn't end up adding it for each CMC, because the deck is still in construction and I don't have key cards to tutor for yet. Also, I want to make sure that the card with transmute has a relevant ability. Otherwise, it'll only be a tutor and a waste of a card slot, imo.
- There are some obvious cards I will have to buy/trade for such as: Cranial Plating, Buried Ruin, Unearth, Reconnaissance Mission
- Maybe: Shadow of the Grave, Drake Haven (CMC3 slot is competitive & the 1 mana tax might be hindering my game plan; would like to hear your opinion on that card)
I haven't thought of Dredge cards. Thanks for that suggestion! I think cards with that ability might work best when I have both commanders in play. (probably cutting some cycling cards for Dredge) These are the ones I'm currently considering: Golgari Thug, Necroplasm and Dakmor Salvage. I think I need more cards that recur stuff from my graveyard besides Ramirez. (just in case he gets removed before combat dmg etc.)
What's your opinion on redundant cards? I already have 2 creatures that reduce costs of artifacts and 2 creatures that return artifacts to my hand when they die. How many is enough do you think?
Also looking for cards that synergize well with my commanders and help me recur non-artifact, non-creature cards.
6 months ago
Testing out some temporary changes: Dakmor Salvage, Golgari Thug, Darkblast, Body Double, Fierce Guardianship, Obsessive Stitcher, and Unearth over Basalt Monolith, Demonic Tutor, Mana Drain, Notion Thief, Court of Cunning, Academy Ruins, and Forbid.
7 months ago
abiblestudent: Thanks for the suggestions and upvote! =D
Mirror-Mad Phantasm is awesome and I'm sad I was unaware of this card until now! Definite add. I had been considering replacing Traumatize with Fleet Swallower a while back, and in conjunction with Fraying Sanity either one is a healthy dose of cheese without too much jank. ;)
I used to run Golgari Thug and Golgari Grave-Troll in the first iteration of the deck and did like the way they worked, but in the end I think they were cut for Codex Shredder & Altar of Dementia. I do still run Dakmor Salvage as it can infinitely Dredge with The Gitrog Monster, and I've been trying to acquire Life from the Loam for some time now, but not an easy card to find it seems.
Thanks again, great suggestions!