Gurmag Angler

Gurmag Angler

Creature — Zombie Fish

Delve (You may exile cards from your graveyard as you cast this spell. Each card you exile while casting this spell pays for .)

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Gurmag Angler Discussion

RebelGenius on No Souls, Only Shadows

2 months ago

magwaaf and wallisface, thank you both for the comments.

magwaaf, here is the explanation for the sideboard cards: Damping Sphere for tron + storm, Fog for any aggro decks, Gaea's Blessing for mill, Negate for combo + control, Tormod's Crypt for any decks that rely on graveyards (Dragon's Rage Channeler and stuff), Void Mirror for cascade decks, and Tombstalker and Gurmag Angler just to change up the threats in the deck.

wallisface in my playtesting of the deck, the mill cards have been pretty consistent. I agree that sorcery speed cards aren't good in a control deck, however I like Chart a Course because I both draw and discard, and it's the only discard effect. I'll do some research on some instant speed looting effects. I run 3 of each of the creatures so I'm less likely to draw them, and for room for other cards. I'm so dumb, I love both Bone Shards and Collective Brutality, I can't believe I forgot about them! You're probably right about the lands. I'll playtest with all the cards you suggested, thanks!

passimo on Is Cast Down the best …

2 months ago

Definitely. Cast Down is hands down the best removal in pauper imo*.

I'd actually find it more fun if it wasn't legal, am I the only one? I liked thinking "oh yes this is a mono deck, Victim of Night" or "Building a rakdos deck, better use Terminate" (*which actually could still be better than cast down if you have the right mana) or even "I can't get the right mana on curve, better use Doom Blade this time". I find it was better while deckbuilding, because you had more alternatives (off-topic: I think the same of Village Rites and Altar's Reap).

Either way, that's not a real problem. At least it kills that awful overused Gurmag Angler.

jakeelephant006 on Zombies

2 months ago

I think it would be a good idea to cut the Stitcher's Suppliers, Gurmag Anglers, and Rotting Regisaurs to add in Nantuko Husk and Plague Belcher. Those two cards in addition to Liliana, Untouched By Death's -3 + Shambling Ghast make an infinite combo that can win you the game. You could play around w/ the numbers of inclusion for the suggested cards. I'd probably want more Husks and fewer Belchers since the Husks have more utility overall. Plus you could add in more Shamblers, Lilianas, and maybe some Death Barons as well.

MrMortifex145 on Dimir Control - 2021

3 months ago

Grubbernaut thanks for the upvote! Generally what you said is true, but for this deck I beg to differ. Think Twice is always card advantage while Frantic Inventory , which draws more cards if you can cast all four, has to be drawn at multiple times to get the advantage. Plus if you have to discard Think Twice to Forbidden Alchemy you can still flashback it, plus having one in the gy you can do cool stuff like play Mortuary Mire a Mulldrifter and get it back by flashbacking Think Twice it if you have the mana, or get back a Gurmag Angler . This deck is mostly a "draw, land, go" kind of deck so the flashback cost isn't an issue. Curse of the Bloody Tome is a bad card generally, but it works in this deck because, as I said, many turns are just waiting for stuff to counter and having a passive wincon is cool. Plus you can discard it to Forbidden Alchemy . On MTGO it also has the advantage that if you play it on the first round by turn three, people will scoop because they aren't ready for a mill deck, side out removal for enchantment hate, and get stomped by Gurmag Angler . Cast Down I agree, but until they ban Chatterstorm you need ways to sweep by turn two. Plus against boros you can sweep First Day of Class buffed birds which is nice, and two Suffocating Fumes is necessary to survive against elves.

MrMortifex145 on Dimir Control - 2021

3 months ago

cheffireball synergy with Radiant Fountain and Mortuary Mire if you bounce, with Gurmag Angler if you discard something you don't need and rather ramp for it.

lagotripha on The Impossible Deck

3 months ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi

I've played a bunch of budget modern lists - Nighthawk's competition is Gurmag Angler . They require similar setup, but angler doesn't die to push/bolt and doesn't need the graveyard to stay stocked.

To pick scavenger over angler, you need to take advantage of its typing, keywords or cmc - ideally all of them. Vampire/rogues have some neat synergies, but vamps already have good tools for 'getting a big creature' while rogues tend towards a more aggressive build that wants 1 drops. It does form part of a set with the other Vampire Nighthawk clones, but using deathtouch/lifelink well enough to justify all of them is trickier than it sounds - a 3 drop is high mana in modern, and deathtouch makes it want to trade up.

I could see a jund list with nighthawk built around using both Bloodbraid Elf and Collected Company to power out 3 drop creatures. If there is a card that lets your creatures ping stuff or says 'everything has trample' strong enough, it might make it to teir 2, but that doesn't exist yet.

passimo on The Shadow over Goblinnsmouth

3 months ago

Hey timtasticc thanks for everything! As always, I make long answers so sorry for the following text wall =).

You could be right about Goblin Gathering , but only more playtesting will tell, and with finals and pandemics it will take some time to do so =(. Furthermore, having only two would be better switching them with Hordeling Outburst which I don't have yet. I'll keep in mind your suggestion though, don't worry, because it's on point!

I didn't remember Goblin Grenade said "any target", that's wonderful, I'll definitely put it in if I find some space, but I'll need to test if its 1 goblin cost interferes with our need of willing sacrific... ehm cultists in order to summon old gods (Plus I sincerely hate Gurmag Angler so you hit home with that)

Finally Goblin Chirurgeon is sick and definitely on point! Really a perfect fit, thanks! I'll find some place for him in the sideboard.

timtasticc on The Shadow over Goblinnsmouth

4 months ago

I think with how many tokens Mogg War Marshal and Goblin Instigator make, the goblin gathering might be a little overkill but they are very on flavor. I think cutting two of them in favor for Lightning Bolt or Goblin Grenade for some flavor points might be better and give you interaction (and also gets rid of Gurmag Angler

Goblin Chirurgeon would be a good card to keep your crushers on the field because of how prominent removal is. Might be better for sideboard but its a fun card I love using!

Would love to see "Gobdrazi" become a meta deck one day this looks like fun and also flavorful! +1

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