The Gitrog Monster

The Gitrog Monster

Legendary Creature — Frog Horror

Deathtouch

At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this unless you sacrifice a land.

You may play an additional land on each of your turns.

Whenever one or more land cards are put into your graveyard from anywhere, draw a card.

The Gitrog Monster Discussion

nbarry223 on A New Type of Amulet

1 month ago

Elvish Reclaimer + Flagstones of Trokair was some of the glue I was missing. They both enable lots of synergies. I've really liked the lines where I use Elvish Reclaimer to blow up a land to find Ghost Quarter to target myself, all while having The Gitrog Monster out, to net myself 3 draws (Ghost Quarter draws on its cost and when you destroy a land).

Tireless Provisioner and Tireless Tracker have also been performing well. I think dropping some of the less useful overall creatures to 1 copy and adding more tutors gave the deck a more streamlined feel when piloting it, as I now get less draws where I feel like they are bad, while still retaining the overall utility.

Cultivator Colossus has just been an all-star, and might even find itself bumped up to 4 copies. It lets me fill my hand with cards due to drawing off the bounces essentially, which can sometimes let me get into the cute The Gitrog Monster + Dakmor Salvage combo during my end step, where I can basically dig through most of my deck if desired.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Ray Fe Laz, Scorpion Trainer

1 month ago

You can also use the Capenna fetches.

This seems incredibly cool, great design. The Gitrog Monster, Noose Constrictor/Wild Mongrel and Dakmor Salvage seem obvious additions.

Ammonzy on Jund Loam [Modern Heartless Gitrog]

1 month ago

CheapnFast

For this deck, Valakut Exploration is the main motivator behind this concept of Gitrog. Its great card advantage that allows very explosive turns, especially if Heartless Summoning is on board so Dryad of the Ilysian Grove only costs , allowing us to play even more lands. Then everything hits the graveyard which is awesome if we have The Gitrog Monster on the battlefield, as all the lands will have us draw cards. Throwing cards such as Raven's Crime, Life from the Loam, or any of our utility lands into the GY would be considered card advantage as well.

For other decks, I really cant say

nbarry223 on Jund Loam [Modern Heartless Gitrog]

1 month ago

where's Dakmor Salvage? You can basically draw your whole deck in one turn with Dakmor Salvage + The Gitrog Monster if you keep dredging it during your cleanup step (fixing your hand to whatever you want). You have enough built in card advantage, that that is a viable strategy.

nbarry223 on A New Type of Amulet

1 month ago

I’ve already tried that and it didn’t work very well. I also do have Cultivator Colossus if you look at the list, but Primeval Titan isn’t worth building my manabase around in this build, as there’s not enough slots to support The Gitrog Monster as well.

nbarry223 on Viga-BOOM! (Turn 2)

1 month ago

Yeah, I was thinking Titania, Protector of Argoth or Questing Beast if I had to go with one only. If I've used a fetch Titania ramps me, but she relies on fetches to be useful essentially.

Questing Beast is probably a more consistent fit for the slot, since he's good against aggro with his 4+ toughness (most aggro is around 3 power early) and is also good against larger things due to his deathtouch. He serves as a very good attack deterrent, and can even chip away at them while still being able to block thanks to vigilance. They also have a harder time chump blocking him, due to the 2 or less power clause.

I'll keep The Gitrog Monster around for now, but he's my next cut if I think of something else to try out or need the slot for whatever reason.

nbarry223 on Viga-BOOM! (Turn 2)

1 month ago

So I've decided to add Questing Beast to compliment The Gitrog Monster for the "not enough mana but I need presence" slot. The Gitrog Monster is better when I am waiting on a bounceland (added card draw), while Questing Beast is generally better when we don't have Amulet of Vigor yet, because we aren't sacrificing whatever lands we do have. I probably should choose one or the other, but for now I've decided to run both.

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