Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Legendary Creature — Aetherborn Rogue

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When Gonti, Lord of Luxury 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.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Gonti, Lord of Luxury Discussion

Grind on For Shizzel-Saksizzel

2 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!

funnyguy99 on Aetherborn Counters

4 months ago

This looks like an AWESOME deck! I've wanted to build this for a while but never really got around to it. Some suggestions might be to add Gonti, Gonti, Lord of Luxury as an overall good aetherborn. He helps with card advantage in a way and takes away from your opponent. Vengeful Rebel is another option for sorcery speed removal, as long as you've sacrificed an artifact and with Syndicate Trafficker, that shouldn't be hard. Of course, all of these are just suggestions. You have an upvote from me!

VorelNailo on Milling Gone Rogue (Precon Upgrade Guide)[PRIMER]

5 months ago

wgoms: Yes, Marang River Prowler is in most ways better than Deathcult Rogue and a good addition.

  • Earwig Squad is annoying and can shut down combo decks, but has no synergy with the rest of the deck other than it's a rogue.

  • Thada Adel, Acquisitor can be very salty and combo-y, and I have no artifact combo decks in my playgroup.

  • Thieving Skydiver is too inconsistent.

  • Rootwater Thief is an interesting find! Seeing it errated to a Merfolk Rogue is new. Again, it doesn't really synergize with the deck.

  • Master Thief is again, inconsistent.

  • Agent of Treachery used to be in the deck, but was traded to Goblin_Guide (for use in deck:The Lord of Options | Atris EDH Primer, check it out) in exchange for a Coat of Arms.

  • Gonti, Lord of Luxury didn't make the cut; I respect him as a commander, but don't want him in the 99.

I like your ideas about doing multiple sub-themes within the Rogue-tribal theme. I am attempting to do this by utilizing several straight-mill cards (Fleet Swallower, Traumatize, Keening Stone, and eventually the new one from ZR), as these synergize with our commander, and allow us to win either through damage or milling. Thank you for your interest in the deck! Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.

multimedia on Kess Combo

5 months ago

Hey, interesting start on a budget version of Kess.

Some cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting for these:


Baleful Strix is a two drop who draws a card when it ETB, that way you can blink it with Deadeye to draw many cards. When you assemble Deadeye + Drake for infinite mana then being able to infinite blink a creature who draws can draw your win condition or draw and cast all cards in your deck. It's possible you could have a win condition already on the battlefield or in hand or graveyard with Kess, but if not then infinite blinking Strix lets you draw it.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury can be a win condition with Deadeye + Drake. It's not opponent mill, it's better, it's opponent exile their libraries and with infinite mana you get to cast all your opponent's cards. Arcane Signet , Izzet Signet, Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet are some two drop mana rocks so you're not only relying on lands to have enough mana to cast cards.

I don't think you need to play so many creatures who recur an instant or sorcery because isn't that what Kess is for? That's the advantage of Kess, you get to cast an instant or sorcery from your graveyard on your turns, but once you resolve that spell is exiled. An exiled spell is no longer in your graveyard to recur to your hand. Archaeomancer is the only creature you want for this effect because you also have blink spells as well as Deadeye and creature recursion/reanimation spells for Archaeomancer.

Good luck with your deck.

Rzepkanut on Commander Deck Inspiration Ideas...

6 months ago

Gonti, Lord of Luxury is a great card to have in the command zone. Stealing spells is a fun strategy, even mono black has many options...like Enslave, Grave Betrayal, Chaos Wand, Mindleecher, Word of Command, Praetor's Grasp, Dead Man's Chest and Hedonist's Trove.

Optimator on Yahenni Aristocrats

6 months ago

You don't have a ton of card-draw, and I also recommend at least eight pieces for almost any deck. Graveyard recursion, especially the good ones, definitely count as card advantage in my book, so Phyrexian Reclamation is great here, as is Whisper.

Grim Haruspex and Disciple of Bolas are on-theme. Thorn of the Black Rose and Custodi Lich are fun creature-based choices too. Some other classic choices are Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Promise of Power, Liliana's Contract, Syphon Mind, Castle Locthwain, and Read the Bones. Palace Siege is okay, especially if you feel you need more recursion. Diabolic Servitude is nice and repeatable. Victimize and Blood for Bones are a great rate. Oversold Cemetery is nice too, though pricey.

Greed, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Skullclamp and Erebos, God of the Dead are really good but not cheap. Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, and God-Eternal Bontu would be decent as well. Bonus points for some being threats/blockers.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury is an interesting choice for card advantage--especially if you can recur him out of the graveyard over and over.


Dreadhorde Invasion is a great source of sacrifice fodder. So are Grave Titan and Bitterblossom but they're expensive. High Market is good in case your commander get's Arrested or turned into an elk or frog or the moon. Rogue's Passage could help end games once Yahenni is huge.

If you find you can't close out games between all the groupslug aristocrat cards and Yahenni's damage, perhaps a few auxiliary groupslug cards could tip games in your favor. Most of the good ones are very expensive though. Bloodchief Ascension, Painful Quandary, Polluted Bonds, Wound Reflection, and Palace Siege et al. Torment of Hailfire and Exsanguinate are classic finishers too.

As far as cuts go... I don't love some of the creature-based removal. I know it's good because you can sacrifice them later but perhaps Morkrut Banshee, Skinrender, and Anowon the Ruin Sage could be cut. I don't love Devour in Shadow and Drag to the Underworld. You should be set on removal even with those five cuts. Feed the Swarm is worth noting! Mortician Beetle is a bit win-more but is uniquely suited to the deck and worth keeping for now. Probably makes a good blocker. Geralf's Messenger is a bit weaker than some of the token generators and recurring threats too.

Also, I don't know if you care (few do) but if you want an accurate price calculation for your deck you should put the cards in the Sideboard into the Maybeboard so they aren't added.

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