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
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Gladiator Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Historic Legal
Limited Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Custom Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pioneer Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

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Gonti, Lord of Luxury Discussion

funnyguy99 on Aetherborn Counters

1 month 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]

2 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

3 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...

3 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

3 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.

RiotRunner789 on Deadshot

4 months ago

Looking at some party cards, the problem I'm coming across is lack of synergy but I'll recommend some anyway. You really want your commander out early with as many ETBs as you have and being how aggressive he is.

Grenzo, Dungeon Warden: Rogue. Gives you a decent body with repeatable card advantage.

Grenzo, Havoc Raiser: Rogue. Either card advantage or point the biggest (or weakest utility) creature at another player.

Rankle, Master of Pranks: Another rogue. Less synergistic but he has three modes and haste. Plus, you can choose as many modes as you like.

Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion: Warrior. Red ramp and card fixing.

Priest of Forgotten Gods: Cleric. Potential card advantage and removal plus ramp.

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs: Warrior. Provides plenty of deathtouch chump blockers with your commander.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed: Cleric. Allows all of your creatures to die once and come back. Plus, kills any human that gets through.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury: Rouge. Neat. Not the greatest in a vacuum but replaces himself, normally with something good.

Anarchist: Wizard. If you get more spells then maybe.

Cinder Seer: Wizard. Not the best pinger but a pinger nonetheless.

Coffin Queen: Wizard. Playable effect.

Dismissive Pyromancer: Wizard. Decent rummage affect and can take one guy out.

Embermage Goblin: Wizard. Not the best pinger but possibly playable. Hits any target.

Fervent Paincaster: Wizard. Hits creatures.

Fireslinger: Wizard. Best pinger so far at 2 cmc. Hits any target.

Nezumi Graverobber: Rogue/Wizard. Starts off as a graveyard hating rogue and turns into a grave stealing wizard.

Going through cards and the party subtheme seems a bit sad. Some of the above are decent but there isn't a ton to go on in my opinion.

On the first strke though, there are a million cheap red spells that grant first strike temporarily as an instant or as an enchantment. I would recommend running 1 or 2 of the instants to keep opponents on their toes when they think about blocking you.

As for creatures,

Soul of Shandalar: Mana wise, not the best. But can ping and has built in first strike.

Sparring Collar: Cheap first strike and can be attached instant speed to either dissuade blocks/attacks or murder something.

Sword of Vengeance: I don't think its as good as above due to not being able to move at instant speed, but it grants vigilance as well. It is nice to keep a first strike flying blocker up after it attacks.

Akki Coalflinger: Way to help out the team.

Legion Loyalist: Way to help out the team. (My favorite of the team helping bunch).

Bloodmark Mentor: Way to help out half of the team.

Akroma's Memorial. Expensive but a classic.

I think a couple or few first strike options would work out. As for cards that I think you could do better than,

Bloodgift Demon: Good card but his effect is a bit expensive for card advantage. Maybe try Theater of Horrors. Its essentially the same as phyrexian arena but for rakdos.

Endbringer: Potentially a great card but I wouldn't count on using his other effects with as little colorless mana sources that you have.

Master of Cruelties: Can be good but typically best if saved for kalia combos. He shuts down attacking with everyone else which limits you to dealing with one opponent at a time.

Rakdos Firewheeler: Not bad but repeatable effects may be better.

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