Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Legendary Creature — Aetherborn Rogue


When this enters the battlefield, look at the top four cards of target opponent's library, exile one of them face down, then put the rest on the bottom of that library in a random order. For as long as that card remains exiled, you may look at it, you may cast it, and your may spend mana as though it were mana of any type to cast it.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury Discussion

Scytec on Vela The Ninja-Clad

1 week ago

So, the fun thing about Vela is that she doesnt require anything to die to get the ping damage. So a combo for it would be Deadeye Navigator + Peregrine Drake. Target Drake with Navigators ability and you can continuously untap lands, tap all your lands, use two mana to activate the Navigators ability on Drake and eventually get infinite mana. That is nice, but what you care about with Vela is the fact that in order to generate infinite mana, you have to blink Drake infinite times. Everytime you do that with vela on the battlefield each opponent will lose one life, so you kill your opponents without ever needing to do anything else. There are many combos like that bounce/blink creatures on your battlefield. Many groups don't like infinite combo though, so you should discuss this with them before you include it to avoid the feel bads. One card that goes really well with Vela by itself is Rite of Replication if you kick it, it translates into 30 damage instantly to each opponent. Rite kicked targeting Vela will make 5 copies of Vela in addition to the original. All 5 will immediately need to be sacrificed due to the legendary rule not allowing you to have multiple copies of any legendary creature. 6 copies of Vela seeing 5 other copies of itself leaving means 30 damage gets assigned to each opponent. It is very mana intensive since the kicker is so expensive. Deadeye Navigator is really excellent because you can blink anything on your board for 2 mana. You can use it targeting Vela to save her from removal, or you could target itself and when it re-entered the battlefield you could choose a new creature to target with his soulbond ability. Anything with an "enters the battlefield" effect such as Mulldrifter, Baleful Strix, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, and Gary (Gray Merchant of Asphodel) you can repeatedly activate with Navigator by paying two mana, and you can always swap targets as well. Sorry for the novel. :p Let me know if you have and questions about anything i said. I am not the best at explaining myself, but i will do better if i need to. Haha.

Coward_Token on Triple Six, Five, Forked Tongue

1 month ago

Nice deck. In goldfish playtesting it seems to make impulsive drawing fun yet practical, as the OK deck MV + Treasures lets you typically cast exiled cards.

Nitpicking feedback: Gonti, Lord of Luxury doesn't seem worth it without a flicker source, unless your meta is heavy on topdeck tutors (yes, I see Scheming Symmetry ). It's pretty much an unexciting body with Shimmer of Possibility attached except usually worse because stolen cards, on average, synergize worse with your deck than your own cards. I'm more okay with your other card stealers as they're all some combination of being cheaper, more reliable, reusable, and stealing trough some form of control.

multimedia on Subjective Reality Upgrade

2 months ago

Hey, nice upgrades of the precon and keeping the overall deck price under $100 is impressive.

Arcane Signet is a budget staple of Commander that you should strongly consider adding in place of Sphere of the Suns . The deathtouch theme looks out of place/used as filler from the all the other cards that show me that you do have good card sense on a budget. The deathtouch theme isn't needed here as it's not giving bonus interaction with Aminatou's blink or draw/put card on top of library.

Some creatures with deathtouch are good such as Baleful Strix and Gonti, Lord of Luxury , but these cards are good not because they have deathtouch instead because they do something when they enter the battlefield (ETB) which blinking them gives you more value. The deathtouch is a nice bonus, but it's not needed.

The card spots that are being used by Mardu Hateblade , Alchemist's Gift , Coat with Venom , High Priest of Penance , Tidehollow Strix and Gifted Aetherborn could be replaced with more permanents that have interaction with Aminatou, blink or cards with miracle.

Felidar Guardian + Aminatou is a combo to infinite blink Guardian and Aminatou since when you blink Aminatou with Guardian a new object of Aminatou ETB which lets you use it's -1 loyalty ability again to blink Guardian who then again blinks Aminatou and repeat. If you add Oath of Teferi then each time you -1 loyalty Aminatou you can do it again thus you can blink two permanents with each Aminatou. The first being any other permanent you control which can be a win condition and the second is Guardian and repeat.

Other good interactions with Aminatou + Felidar Guardian + Oath of Teferi :

If interested I offer more advice including some budget land upgrades. Would you like more help? Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Yarok, the Desecrated

2 months ago

Hey, well done on a budget, but what's with the manabase?

I understand this is budget, but you can't possibly think that 36 basic lands for a three color deck is any where near competitive; deck is in the competitive hub. Where's Command Tower ? The majority of rest of the deck other than Disentomb and Raise Dead is built with a competitive mindset therefore I know you have good card sense with the budget that you have. Even on a low budget you can include playable dual lands:

My advice is if budget is a concern cut some expensive price cards to add some playable dual lands. Grim Tutor and Heroic Intervention are two cuts to consider since these cards can be replaced by lower price options Lazotep Plating and Profane Tutor . On a budget Fauna Shaman is not worth it since it could be replaced with a less expensive price tutor Shared Summons .

Consider a backup win condition that doesn't require that you draw your entire deck and hope that Oracle or Maniac live/resolve? Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Venser, Shaper Savant and Gonti, Lord of Luxury can be infinitely blinked or cast for three different win conditions. Peregrine Drake + Venser, Shaper Savant + Yarok, the Desecrated is another infinite mana combo.

Consider budget backups to all your main combo creatures? Backups are helpful because without them the combo is very fragile, easy for an opponent to disrupt.

Good luck with your deck.

bxli on

3 months ago

DemMeowsephs Yeah some prices have been going up like rockets, I guess there is more demand and people try to build more competitive decks.

  1. Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts is funny but yeah not really worth it in the deck.

  2. Keen Duelist is definitely a cheaper option that I will change eventually, it is too risky if you are playing vs high CMC decks.

  3. Gonti, Lord of Luxury is there just to slow/get information about the other decks, he have to go too yeah.

  4. Deathbringer Liege lets me tap and kill creatures everytime I make tokens with Felisa (Tokens are b/w) so I will leave it for now.

  5. Ashen Rider is not supposed to be casted at all but I combo her with Gift of Immortality so I can deny people. Also Gift works with Gray Merchant of Asphodel too.

I agree with the rest you just told me, specially with Coat of Arms , I will also change Blade of the Bloodchief for Sword of Truth and Justice

You are helping me a lot, I really appreciate it, If you prefer/want I can give you my discord user so we can talk through there anytime you want. Hope you have a nice day!

DemMeowsephs on

3 months ago

Glad to hear it! Yeah sheesh I didn't even realize it was that much I remember it being like fifteen bucks a little while back, that's kind of insane- but hmm. Oh holy crap the synergy with Teysa Karlov and Felisa is kind of crazy, just noticed that too. But here are some ones I would recommend cutting, though if they are fun/interesting to you or serve a purpose I missed, I could obviously be wrong:

Those are just some I see off the top of my head, if you look a little deep and really question how many times you play a card and utilize it, you might find some more! Sometimes its hard to cut a card you enjoy playing even if its fun so I'd recommend having a list of cards you can add for fun, and a list for effectiveness so you can play both sides! Hope this helps, I'm glad some suggestions are useful to you, and I'll let you know if I see any more possible cuts! Feel free to ask for any more assistance or if you have any questions I'd be glad to help.

Grind on For Shizzel-Saksizzel

7 months ago

Cool deck!!
Control Magic and Blatant Thievery come to mind, as does Sepulchral Primordial .
With Chamber of Manipulation you can repeatedly steal commanders and then sac to mr. Szat.
Expropriate is good but high cmc.
Reins of Power is good too.
Also Gonti, Lord of Luxury seems on-theme.
Cheers and im sure there are more ideas out there but these are just a couple. Have fun!

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