The Cruelty of Gix

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Vintage Legal

The Cruelty of Gix

Enchantment — Saga

Read ahead (As this Saga enters the battlefield, choose a chapter and start with that many lore counters. Add one after your draw step. Activate and/or enable the ability of tied to the required number of counters. Sacrifice it after you put a third lore counter on it.)

Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a creature or planeswalker card from it. That player discards that card.

Search your library for a card, put that card into your hand, then shuffle your library. You lose 3 life.

Put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control.

amarthaler on Muldrotha Snow: The Frozen Forest

1 month ago

Very solid build on a budget and I love the theme! I posted some comments on my Jorn deck page in response to yours. So for here, and focusing on simply card draw and protection, I recommend these cards because they're cheap and have never let me down:

  1. Joint Exploration - its like Growth Spiral and Opt rolled into one
  2. The Cruelty of Gix - because of the new "Read Ahead" mechanic, this thing lets you tutor for any card at the small price of 3 life (typical when you're in the color of Black), and also has graveyard recursion which is what your deck is trying to do.
  3. Diabolic Vision - probably THE best scry/draw card in Dimir colors and runs about $0.50
  4. Expedition Map - tutors for ANY land
  5. Tempt with Discovery - also tutors for ANY land, and usually within a game you'll get +1 or +2 additional lands off this cast
  6. Sunstone - $0.25 card from Ice Age that gives you a Fog effect when you need it
  7. Viridian Revel - great against folks playing treasure-heavy decks, allowing you to draw every time they sac a treasure
  8. Scrying Sheets - a bit out of your budget, being roughly $5-6, but its soooooooo good in Snow decks

DawnsRayofLight on Muldrotha reanimator 2.0

2 months ago

It's expensive, but Jeweled Lotus is amazing in Muldrotha. You can fetch it with Urza's Saga and recur it.

Speaking of Sagas, they're amazing in muldrotha, I run The Cruelty of Gix, Binding the Old Gods, The Phasing of Zhalfir, Phyrexian Scriptures, and I am testing out The War in Heaven. Those probably would work better than Oblivion Stone.

38 lands is a bit high, you can probably get away with 34-35, even 33 if you're willing to invest in Mana Crypt and Mana Vault.

In my hands, Muldrotha has been running better as a combo cEDH list. I have tried to build it other ways and it was honestly either too slow or too samey to my Zegana and Miirym lists. I think combo would work better, Muldrotha loves self mill and that can act as a sort of turbo way to draw through your deck.

If you're wanting to stick to ramp, you're going to need to speed it up

A good ramp package I use in U/G and U/G/X lists, tweaked for Muldrotha:

1 drop: 1-3

Sol Ring

sometimes Birds of Paradise and other related mana guys

for Muldrotha: Expedition Map and Wayfarer's Bauble will do wonders

2 drop: ~6

Arcane Signet

Bloom Tender: I play this in almost every 3+ color list

Farseek

Three Visits

Nature's Lore

Muldrotha Specific: Sakura-Tribe Elder, Skull Prophet, Rootcoil Creeper

3 drop: 1-2

Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath: hilarious to recur every turn

Cultivate, Harrow, Springbloom Druid are all good too

You will also want some more heavier hitters up top, generally, in ramp heavy decks I will run anywhere from 8 to 15 (depending on how well I ramp). I want to be able to have a big finisher and keep them going in Ramp lists (you can see these 2 to see what I mean: Nature's Revenge (not recognized by brackets for some reason) and Baby Dwagon Ehhhhhh?, both are very powerful and keep the pressure up, I rarely have an issue with either too many big guys and not enough ramp.

Sire of Stagnation

Toxrill, the Corrosive

Koma, Cosmos Serpent

I've been loving the ancient dragons

The other Jin-Gitaxias is also pretty potent

Here is my list if it helps give any ideas to help yours: The Circle of Life

Note:

Massacre Girl= Primaris Eliminator

Noxious Gearhulk= Necron Deathmark

The Eldest Reborn = The War in Heaven

I don't think I have put the combos down in the description yet but I can explain them if you want to know. Hope this helps!

amarthaler on EDH Jorn, God of Winter

2 months ago

Update!

Out: Growth Spiral and Sundial of the Infinite

In: Joint Exploration and The Cruelty of Gix

Dominaria United has some nice new cards out. Joint Exploration is an improved Growth Spiral that lets us scry 2 before drawing. The Cruelty of Gix just adds to the flavor of the deck, and acts as a Duress + Imperial Seal + Reanimate (but can also steal from other's graveyards, like the one we filled with the Duress effect). Going to try it out!

to_regatha_and_beyond on Manaform Reflections

2 months ago

Nice deck!

My main suggestion would be to look into some higher-mana value spells, the only one you're running is Memory Deluge which means you're good in the early game but you don't get as much value out of the Manaform Hellkites as you potentially could. My suggestions would be Invoke Despair, Sorin the Mirthless and The Cruelty of Gix.

I like the interaction between the Manaform Hellkite and the Fable of the Mirror-Breaker  Flip you've set up, but maybe this would make it more effective? Especially given all the treasures you'll be making between Fable of the Mirror-Breaker  Flip and Sticky Fingers, you'll want something to do with them.

DawnsRayofLight on Graveyard Shift

2 months ago

It may seem janky, but many of the sagas work well in Muldrotha

Phyrexian Scriptures

The Cruelty of Gix

The Phasing of Zhalfir

2 of the above are recurring board wipes

Perpetual Timepiece for protection and more mill

Hermit Druid can help the turbo aspect of the deck, especially if you play Thassa's Oracle and related cards

Jeweled Lotus Is helpful for casting/recasting Muldrotha

Some other combos you could consider:

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Melira, Sylvok Outcast combo well with persist creatures like River Kelpie, Woodfall Primus, Glen Elendra Archmage, Putrid Goblin, and Puppeteer Clique as infinite sac targets.

Melira also works with Devoted Druid for infinite mana

Mikaeus also combos with Walking Ballista (and a sac outlet) or Triskelion

Walking Ballista is a good outlet for infinite mana as is Finale of Devastation

Femme_Fatale on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

2 months ago

GoldenSandslash15: Those all exist and have existed since Friday/Saturday. To test if a card exists, link it first in a preview before making a bug report. There may be a completely different bug that must be tackled or reported on.

Academy Loremaster, Aggressive Sabotage, Argivian Phalanx, Artillery Blast, Barkweave Crusher, Splatter Goblin, Sunbathing Rootwalla, Sunlit Marsh, Talas Lookout, Tangled Islet, The Cruelty of Gix, Tidepool Turtle, Vanquisher's Axe, Wooded Ridgeline, Yavimaya Sojourner