Creature — Gorgon
, Remove a +1/+1 counter from a creature you control: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Korozda Gorgon Discussion
4 months ago
I actually made an entire deck around this concept that works surprisingly well. Steve Argyle is a particularly great resource for this topic. In addition to Liliana of the Veil and Chosen of Markov Flip, he's also done Deadly Allure , Guul Draz Vampire , Naya Battlemage , and Night Revelers . Other notable artists are Jason Chan ( Deathpact Angel , Fires of Undeath , Kiora, Master of the Depths , Mayael the Anima , Maul Splicer , Treasured Find ) and Volkan Baga ( Elspeth, Knight-Errant , Korozda Gorgon , Stoic Angel , Student of Warfare ). I ended up going with vampires + knights and some other cards I included are Hero of Bladehold , Knight Exemplar , Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts , Elenda, the Dusk Rose , and possibly the most ridiculous piece of Magic art ever created: Soul Collector . Some cards that came close to making the cut are Angel of Despair , Bloodflow Connoisseur , Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief , Knight of Dusk , Magister of Worth , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Vampire Hexmage , and Veteran Cavalier .
Other cards that I like (sorted by type) include Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch , Lyzolda, the Blood Witch , Kemba, Kha Regent , Sunspear Shikari , Elvish Champion , Gaea's Herald , Quirion Dryad , Nimbus Naiad , Dreamborn Muse , Mistral Singer , Shipwreck Singer , Siren of the Fanged Coast , Akroma, Angel of Wrath , Archangel of Strife , Basandra, Battle Seraph , Razia, Boros Archangel , and Ire Shaman . Looking at this list now, it's clear I've spent far too much time researching this subject.
8 months ago
Korozda Gorgon is listed as having the keyword Counterspell, but it's text doesn't indicate it does.
8 months ago
Helm of Obedience if not going combo route
Arisen Gorgon Too dependant on Liliana being on the field
Gorgon Recluse Too high CMC for what you do
Infernal Medusa Medusa /= Gorgon
Keepsake Gorgon Too high mana for one and done
Korozda Gorgon Too high CMC && not running heavy +1+1 Presence
Ohran Viper As you are in blue, you have better options for card draw, especially because this one means you have to deal damage to player first.
Oona's Blackguard Cut unless you are rogue heavy
Pitiless Gorgon All your snakes will typically have deathtouch or be able to gain it, at 3 mana this should do more.
Gaze of the Gorgon A little too high mana but hilarious at the same time.
Vraska, Relic Seeker Might be better for pirate deck, it's not on flavor at all here, and not in line with or as powerful as your other walkers.
Vraska, Swarm's Eminence This is useful however high mana for what it does, totally up to you, this could go either way.
Chromatic Lantern To ensure you make colors. Given you're going heavy black we may need to revise this item.
Chevill, Bane of Monsters super value at 2 cmc
Baleful Strix Super value at 2cmc, fly, dedtouch, card draw
Fathom Feeder value town, and if you yank combo pieces this can help facilitate a win with it's ability
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons 2cmc, high high values and makes SNEKS!!!!
Hythonia the Cruel Yeet cannons all non-gorgon creatures + big creature
Seshiro the Anointed SNEK SNEK +2+2 to all SNEKS! Draw card wen snek do damage!
Kaseto, Orochi Archmage Unblockable +2+2 SNEKS!
Prowling Serpopard Make's your Sneks and Gorgon's Un-Counterable
Stonecoil Serpent cool snek, but I think you might already have cooler in deck & on list
Orochi Hatchery Funny stuff this one, totally up to you
Bow of Nylea all creatures get deathtouch + more check this one out
Ohran Frostfang Gives attacking creatures you control ded touch and when your creatures damage a player, draw a card.
Kodama's Reach Mana Ramp
Search for Tomorrow Mana Ramp
Three Visits Mana Ramp
3 years ago
4 years ago
5 years ago
My first impression is that there appear to be two different decks trying to survive in a single library. Since you built around the limited card pool you already had, that's not necessarily surprising or bad. But if you are serious about making the deck work by buying/trading for updates, it'd probably be best to start by narrowing down the strategic focus. Zombies clearly have the biggest presence here and make up the bulk of the strongest cards. Therefore, going all in on zombies would likely be the easiest choice to make. They tend to perform best in mono black with high impact lords like Cemetery Reaper and Death Baron or in B/U where you can benefit from some of the newer Innistrad spells. Green can potentially work as well, but you probably want to incorporate some unifying theme between the colors. For example, since zombies often care about having creatures in your graveyard, you could include green cards that do as well such as Seed Guardian and Splinterfright. Or maybe you want to exploit sacrifice effects for your zombies and could include morbid cards like Gravetiller Wurm. The problem with the current strategy involving +1/+1 counters is that the zombies in the deck have no real synergy with them. They can't gain you a bunch of life with lifelink or insta-kill your opponent with trample or infect. They also can't convert those counters into card advantage or removal. They just sorta get bigger. Now maybe that's perfectly fine for the direction you want to go, but since you're currently open to the entire Legacy card pool, it seems a shame to not dream bigger. And in my mind, that means taking the road less traveled and bending it to your will. Zombie decks are strong, but they're also a dime a dozen. You know what isn't these days? Golgari counters; the other deck hidden in the current 60 cards. It's certainly less represented in this deck and is almost certainly worse than zombies, but its undefined nature also gives you more freedom. The idea is to abuse the strong abilities of cards like Corpsejack Menace or even Korozda Gorgon with plenty of counter generators like outlast creatures and buff spells. Some other cards I've seen in such decks include (in no particular order) Primordial Hydra, Kalonian Hydra, Bow of Nylea, Increasing Savagery, Champion of Lambholt, Mycoloth, and Hunger of the Howlpack. Other solid inclusions are golgari cards with the scavenge ability like Slitherhead, as well as strong basic creatures that greatly benefit from getting bigger like Vampire Nighthawk. Well, those are just some of my incoherent ramblings. I wish you good luck in your exploits, whether casual or competitive.
5 years ago
5 years ago
You may want to think about taking out things like the Trestle Troll and the Korozda Gorgon for more imposing threats, like another Lotleth Troll or more scavenge fodder. I have a similar deck in which I run 3 Slitherheads and 2 Bond Beetles, just for their enter the battlefield effect, which would help with your enchantments. If you really like Golgari Germination, maybe think about adding a sac engine to take advantage of the tokens.