Greater Good


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
Battlebond (BBD) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Greater Good


Sacrifice a creature: Draw cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power, then discard three cards.

Greater Good Discussion

Macenola on Breed

1 day ago

Hey thanks for the advice,

Greater Good sure is a good hint, although you actually lose one card when sacrificing an egg with it. But if you sac a biggie like Worldspine Wurm , and have infinite hand size due to Reliquary Tower things could get funny.

Karmic Guide and Reveillark harmonize with each other, but I don't having them out with a sac outlet is too probable.

Birthing Pod is not too useful, since there are no 1 cost creatures in this deck, and the mana cost of the creatures has some gaps (no for 10 e.g.).

I think I will add Steelshaper's Gift to tutor out the protection / haste equipment for atla.

Also, I think adding Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger could be an option, as it allows you to play the biggies from your hand more easily.

NeonEndymion on The Ur-Dragon

6 days ago

I'd actually look at Windfall as a direct swap for Wheel of Fortune , but again, that's only in my list in the first place b/c of 1. need to mull to fast mana hands that result in net negative card advantage and 2. it can play into reanimation plan.

I'm still pretty high on Greater Good , but if someone has graveyard hate/answers, it can cut off a splashy win and kneecap you pretty badly. It's not so great as a value/draw engine on its own due to the relatively high CMC and the discard 3 effect (vs a few relatively lower power main deck drag'o's). It's more a cute/splashy play/not sure I'd prioritize it unless you enjoy the card/game plan.

Speaking of which: In terms of replacements for Rishkar's Expertise , and/or in general, I'd rather look at Recurring Insight —that can be a superbomb splashy spell depending on the table. Not sure I care about Overrun-style effects at any CMC.

And I could see Living Death being a swap for Toxic Deluge , but given the tutors/recursion maybe one mass reanimation spell that's more one-sided is OK. I don't love also how Living Death resolves in re the stack (your reanimated creatures' ETBs resolve last); it can sometimes end up hosing you vs helping. Animate Dead might be a better add for added/cheap re-animation? Esp if it can fish a combo from a Scion of the Ur-Dragon dump-off?

Vlasiax on The Ur-Dragon

6 days ago

Got it, we need a little more raw card draw - do you have any budget ideas for these? As Wheel of Fortune is very expensive and I'm trying to make room for Greater Good . Maybe blue has more options?

For your deck maybe Return of the Wildspeaker might be better? It's Rishkar's Expertise at instant speed with overrun mode instead of cheating 0-5 CMC spell.

Also I have a spare copy of Living Death and I wonder if that might be a good

SynergyBuild on Opinions on mono G cEDH

1 week ago

Inkmoth I have actually seen other cEDH lists. For example Ghalta was basically a variation of Selvala abusing cards like Greater Good to better extent for card draw by looping the commander if you have enough power, but makes less mana.

Seton is a fast elf-ball, or druid-ball list too.

Combat_Tortoise on Trostani Tokens

1 week ago

You might need more card advantage/draw. You have a good amount of search, but it is hard to rely only on Greater Good and Zendikar Resurgent for great card advantage. Probably only get to use those when you are already in a good position in a match.

Elemental Bond Beast Whisperer Lifecrafter's Bestiary Return of the Wildspeaker Even Elvish Visionary could do very well on mimic vat for temporary repeatable card draw.

If you include Archangel of Thune then think about Spike Feeder as well. Might as well go infinite.

For dech tech, I would suggest: Spore Frog Seht's Tiger Voice of Resurgence Noble Purpose Skullwinder Caustic Caterpillar Thrashing Brontodon Emergence Zone Thunderfoot Baloth Dosan the Falling Leaf

bossomus on Breed

1 week ago

Try Greater Good so that you have another sacrifice outlet with upside.

I'd also add Karmic Guide and Reveillark since they go infinite with each other which you can use to kill everyone with Goblin Bombardment or also just use to recur creatures for value.

You could also add Birthing Pod as another means to sacrifice and add some creature for you to fetch with it if you sac an egg. If you really don't mind spending, Survival of the Fittest is even better.

Best of luck!

Moosh528491 on Abzan Overwhelming Value

1 week ago

I feel like Greater Good may end up losing you more cards than it gains. Most of your deck seems to be small creatures/tokens, and while there is a graveyard recursion subtheme, it's not your main theme. I would suggest cutting Greater Good . Cool deck otherwise, +1 from me.

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Greater Good occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.47%

Golgari: 0.18%

RG (Gruul): 1.11%