Species Gorger

Species Gorger

Creature — Frog Beast

At the beginning of your upkeep, return a creature you control to its owner's hand.

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal

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Species Gorger Discussion

Podkomorka on Rasaru

5 months ago

Hey Rasaru, thanks for reaching out! If possible you should come join the PDH Discord server (here is the invite link https://discord.gg/AUUBCku). This can make for much quicker communication!

To see which commanders are the most powerful I'd point you to the Tier List. At the moment only Tier 1 is accurate. You can find good deck examples for them in the Compendium.

Obviously fun is subjective so all I can do is list some of the decks I've enjoyed playing. You can find my lists for these here.

Podkomorka on Podkomorka

5 months ago

Hey Rasaru, thanks for reaching out! If possible you should come join the PDH Discord server (here is the invite link https://discord.gg/AUUBCku). This can make for much quicker communication!

To see which commanders are the most powerful I'd point you to the Tier List. At the moment only Tier 1 is accurate. You can find good deck examples for them in the Compendium.

Obviously fun is subjective so all I can do is list some of the decks I've enjoyed playing. You can find my lists for these here.

SirBentley89 on Frogstomp

2 years ago

After a month and a half of owning this deck: We play very casually at work everyday, so this deck was ideal for a fun deck. (at a company of 30 people, 4 happen to be magic players!) This deck was really fun in 4 player especially, but won a few one on one. I looked at splashing in black for Yargle, but the best combo for late in the game is the Species Gorger with a Haze Frog. I don't think having a giant frog later in the game is as good as having potential mana issues early on.

ForestT on Frogstomp

2 years ago

Thank you very much for the kind words and for the upvote! As for Yargle, Glutton of Urborg, that might actually be perfect! I mentioned in my last paragraph that I was considering adding some more Species Gorgers and the primary reason was because I needed some tougher creatures, but a frog with nine toughness for only five mana is even better! I was already considering splashing black because of The Gitrog Monster, but Yargle looks like he would work better for this deck especially since he can activate the Crocanuras' abilities multiple times. Thank you for the suggestion!

Ruffigan on Pauper EDH Deck Compendium

2 years ago

Alright. So here is my opinion:

1) I think that Podkomorka's point that Gatecreeper Vine et al. are bad at ramp is looking at the cards from the wrong angle. In my mind they are extra copies of Elvish Visionary, "drawing" a card on ETB. Yes, you might not always want to get a land, but having two or three of those effects is helpful

2) The token producers I think are a meta call. I have a Changeling Titan deck that utilizes ETB token creators and they are great for gumming up the board and deterring attacks but they don't actively forward your win condition and do nothing to stop common threats like Ascended Lawmage and Enigma Drake. So I'm not going to factor this into my decision.

3) Podkomorka's deck has the Peregrine Drake combo, the most ubiquitous win condition in PDH. It gives an alternate way to close out the game and can eliminate all players at once. This gives Podkomorka's deck an edge in grindy games.

4) rumpy's deck has more options to voltron Species Gorger, but only one other creature to utilize these options (Ulamog's Crusher). Podkomorka's deck is the opposite, less pieces with more potential options.

5) Podkomorka's deck has more draw and filtering options, while rumpy's deck has more options for removal

All of these things considered, I think Podkomorka's deck would be more likely to win a game. rumpy, my recommendations for your deck would be to hammer out a secondary win condition. Voltron is a good strategy and you are in the best colors to protect and recast it but your only backup if Gorger is neutered is Ulamog's Crusher. For Podkomorka, I would optimize your removal and ability to deal combat damage. Both decks have some cards that I feel are not optimal, so I think there is room for both decks to improve.

jubjubthegreat on Pauper EDH Deck Compendium

2 years ago

I prefer @rumpy's gorger to @Podkomorka's for a couple of reasons. The fact that Haze Frog isn't mainboarded in podkomorka's is a massive oversight - this card is so powerful with Species Gorger that it can singlehandedly beat non-blue combat-oriented decks in 1v1 situations (I have known the joys of Haze Frog myself in my Temur Sabertooth paper list). Podkomorka's reliance on playing big vanilla/slightly evasive creatures to close games is also quite offputting as i find they don't do much for you (PDH is notorious for boardstalls) unless they drop early and pile up quickly (see Garruk's Packleader). Also the recursion section seems like wasted slots.

MagicBlues on Pauper EDH Deck Compendium

2 years ago

I think this is a really close one and might come down to your meta.
@Podkomorka I like your choice of ETB creatures and share your evaluation of token producers. Your deck seems to be better at grinding your opponents out since you run more Man-o'-War style creatures and card draw. Your deck seems to offer more different angles of attack with the inclusion of heavy beaters, the Peregrine Drake combo, a way to go wide and the possibility to go Voltron (although rumpy excels you in the latter two categories). Despite what I've written so far I think I would cut Gearseeker Serpent and Amass the Components for more interaction cheap interaction.
@rumpy I think you can make a strong case for your deck being more optimized due to a way lower avarage CMC (2.80 compared to 3.39). Species Gorger seems to be a mana intensive general which makes me think one of the goals in building this deck should be to have a pretty low curve (although I might be wrong since I neither piloted it nor played against it). It also seems to be a good general to go Voltron but I think you should focus some more on protecting it if you want to go that route with cards like Elgaud Shieldmate or Shielding Plax or give it trample Pathbreaker Wurm. I think I would also up the amount of card draw by a little. I also prefer your choice of including at least some fight spells in order to kill creatures but I disagree on your assessment of Leonin Bola. I'd rather run Lignify against Voltron decks even though it can't be tutored via Trinket Mage.
After looking at both lists I think I prefer Podkomorka's list by a smidge but this is rather a choice of preferred play style than power level.

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