Savra, Queen of the Golgari
Legendary Creature — Elf Shaman
Whenever you sacrifice a black creature, you may pay 2 life. If you do, each other player sacrifices a creature.
Whenever you sacrifice a green creature, you may gain 2 life.
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Savra, Queen of the Golgari Discussion
2 days ago
My group has done challenges similar to this, though not exactly the same. We've done Sealed Commander where we pulled packs from a single set or block (I ended up with a couple of reasonably good decks from AKH/HOU).
We've also done Guild Commander where we could pull cards from all the Ravnica sets but couldn't use cards with other guilds' watermarks and the Commander had to be one of the guild's leaders, which resulted in a very pleasing Savra, Queen of the Golgari aristocrats deck.
We love doing deck building challenges, it's a great way to explore new cards and new ideas. It's particularly good building decks on TappedOut then exporting them to TableTop Simulator to play online, as it's essentially infinite free decks and allows us to build new things every week.
6 days ago
I take immense joy in showing my pet commanders can take on powerhouses. Let's be real, Savra, Queen of the Golgari barely shows up at casual tables, much less cEDH, but every time I can make Muldrotha or Korvold bow, I am happy.
Not saying I don't play some powerhouses. My Alesha is probably more a pet build instead of running any pet cards.
I think a lot of times 'pet cards' are the cards I'm known for, kind of like signatures. Like Warstorm Surge in all my red decks.
My group is casual enough to allow suboptimal card choice...I don't see this kind of thing being a factor in cEDH or any competitive scene unless it can give an edge.
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2 months ago
Crypt Ghast and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would be a good way to generate a bunch of mana in addition to getting lifegain triggers from extort! With any 2cmc commander Mox Amber is a decent ramp spell for 0! Also I saw Veinwitch Coven put in a lot of work at prerelease!
Bloodthirsty Aerialist and Scion of the Swarm also seems to gel really well with your deck, getting HUGE with lifegain triggers and also providing a big body for your commander's other ability! Something like Sanctum Seeker also seems like it'd work, doubling down on your commander's trigger.
Oathsworn Vampire also seems like it should go infinite somehow in your deck, I'm trying to find a way!
I don't know if I don't see it, but you have both the altar and Deathmantle in the deck, which also goes infinite with any creature that can make tokens, something like Grave Titan or anything with Fabricate like Marionette Master , which if you can make enough tokens can get you infinite ETBS as well as make your commander infinitely big!
You're also running both Aetherflux and Bolas's Citadel, you can make it an infinite with Sensei's Divining Top , where you cast it then do the draw trigger to put the top on top of the library, then cast it again, all while gaining life from the Resovior. Though running any combos comes down to preferance!
While a little more CMC Noxious Gearhulk Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper and Savra, Queen of the Golgari all seem to be what you'd like in the deck! And if you lean into the sacrifice, Black Market can be another decent way to get a lot of tokens!
7 months ago
Yet another reason my playgroup is enacting a soft ban on Sol Ring and similar T1 mana-generating cards. We each have our 'no holds barred' deck, but otherwise it creates too much of an arms race environment for our newer players in group, and those that don't have the funds to buy such a card.
Personally, I don't see this card holding it's current $100+ tag. Maybe that's my own bias...most my commanders don't even care about this thing...it only makes one color of mana which makes it useless for Marath, Will of the Wild and Scion of the Ur-Dragon. I may get a T1 Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, so what? I attack turn 1 for 3 damage or turn 2 and maybe get something if I had something in my yard? Which I could do already? Savra, Queen of the Golgari waits until late game for her first cast anyways...I use her as a removal spell. It doesn't really help me, even if I wasn't participating in the group soft ban.
9 months ago
The goal is usually to play some rebel->get Skyshroud Poacher and then engine online.
main current strategies: Vomit dudes into play and Mirror Entity
Savra, Queen of the Golgari and a sac outlet for jankiest grave pact lock.
Otherwise try to react to the board state by derping whatever janky elf/rebel counters my opponent into play.