The Gitrog Monster

The Gitrog Monster

Legendary Creature — Frog Horror


At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice The Gitrog Monster 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.

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

The Gitrog Monster occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Golgari: 0.3%

BUG (Sultai): 0.86%

BRG (Jund): 1.42%

The Gitrog Monster Discussion

korlicday on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

22 hours ago

Hi SueMe,

I like this deck and building a version myself.

A couple of suggestions:

  • Mesmeric Orb Fills up your graveyards pretty fast; It has some more risk to it. For self milling. But it also combos very good with Syr Konrad, the Grim. To be evil, you could combine it Mana Web; the latter also has an impact on the tempo of others.

  • Necrotic Ooze Might help you out with some of the activated abilities you want to have on the table, but have been milled to the graveyard. Like the discard outlets or ability of Korozda Guildmage. You could be disgusting by including a combo like Triskelion and Phyrexian Devourer; In my opinion, this might be boring.

Did you think of including Genesis to return valuable creatures? Like the Eternal Witness or Riftsweeper. If so, why not?

And is the The Gitrog Monster worth it to include?

I love the deck and your thought process. Thank you for sharing! It helps me build my Hogaak deck.

IMMG54 on The Korvold Monster

5 days ago

Hi, I'm here from your post. If you want to add in Ad Nauseam I would suggest cutting out Bone Miser, as Ad Nauseam is literally one of the best draw spells in the format, and you already have a 5-mana draw card in either The Gitrog Monster or Korvold. I don't know what Bone miser does for you, but personally I would suggest taking him out if you're in a competitive meta.

spoonieluv1023 on List of all infinite combos 2.0

6 days ago

Not really sure if it goes infinite, but I noticed that The Gitrog Monster + Underrealm Lich can end up putting every land in your library into your graveyard since Underrealm Lich replaces the card draw from The Gitrog Monster. Just make sure that at least one of the 2 cards you put into your graveyard from the Lich is a land.

RedSkull1010 on Good Ol' Froggie

1 week ago

The deck is a classic Gitrog combo deck. The combo is: The Gitrog Monster + Discard Outlet on the board with Dakmor Salvage in your hand. This allows you to draw your entire deck because of the Eldrazi Titan's shuffling your graveyard into your deck when they are put into your graveyard. You either discard them or mill them via dredge. Then you play Lotus Petal infinite times to produce infinite mana and either cast Praetor's Grasp infinite times or Torment of Hailfire where x = infinite.

xaarvaxus on Muldrotha Rats Commander

1 week ago

In addition to the Swordtooth: Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Exploration, Burgeoning, The Gitrog Monster, Oracle of Mul Daya and the new Dryad of the Ilysian Grove all can let you play extra lands that you may have in hand. Unfortunately all are on the more expensive side.

[Holy crap! I hadn't checked the prices on most of these in awhile and man have some of them spiked...!]

Shrektheogrelord on Tyrant Queen

2 weeks ago

I have a big update to consolidate card choices, and offer a different outlet that gives you another angle to pivot on. Thassa's Oracle+Blood Pet+Spellseeker+Demonic Consultation this hulk pile is not reliant on graveyard nor having an outside draw, and get this Thassa's Oracle+Demonic Consultation only costs one more mana than casting the flash for hulk pile. I run the food chain package because it layers nicely, my outlet is to mill library with eldrazi titans in library, and since each instance of milling over an eldrazi creates a zombie it avoids the 4horseman slow play ruling. I like to reanimate eternal witness and get back a Concordant Crossroads to give 5 million zombies haste. The other option is to reanimate The Gitrog Monster from Dread Return which with foodchain let's us draw our deck to play out the game however we want due to running blood pet to change the mana from food chain into "cast anything" mana from there we play out the deck via haste enabled dorks and sacrifice triggers so we can win however is most convenient. I can send you my list if you would like to compare and update this primer, or plx halp me make my own primer.

multimedia on [Primer] Yarok, The Value Engine

2 weeks ago

An area to ponder about improving is the the high avg. CMC which is 3.7. Currently here for ramp there's only seven reliable additional mana sources (Sol, Talismans, Wood Elves, Springbloom and Reach) which is low. What I mean by reliable are cards that don't require you to have another card to be ramp. Burgeoning, Azusa, Coiling, Risen, Uro are all good cards, but to be ramp sources they require that you either have a land in your hand or a land on top of your library which is not reliable.

Mystic Remora is a powerful one drop in multiplayer Commander. It's not ramp, but it helps as a way to keep making land drops because it will draw you a lot of cards. Dream Stalker can be a backup for Shrieking Drake for the combo. You have a backup for Cloud of Faeries, but don't have one for Shrieking.

Cards to consider adding to reduce the avg. CMC:

Cards to consider cutting to reduce the avg. CMC:

Plague is a nine drop, In Garruk's Wake is another nine drop and is better for this effect. Sire and Bonds have good triggered abilities with Yarok, but they only trigger when your opponents do something. This makes both of them in my opinion the least good of the five/six drops since you don't want to have to rely on your opponents to get value from a five/six drop. Splendid Reclamation is good with Scapeshift, but that's really it since you've cut mill and The Gitrog Monster.

Aliensibob on Jarad and the Lhurgoyf

3 weeks ago

My suggestions using only cards in your maybeboard.

If Ob Nixilis Reignited's only purpose is card draw, out for Guardian Project

That's 1 more out than in so you should be down to 99.

Ugrades using cards not in maybeboard.

Kodama's Reach in for Golgari Signet, Circuitous Route in for Fellwar Stone, Far Wanderings in for Wayfarer's Bauble - net same mana without threshold, but with it a lot better.
Solemn Simulacrum in for Artisan of Kozilek- Artisan is nice but so expensive, while the sad robot is ramp, card draw, and sac fodder.

Death's Presence in for Nyx Weaver - You don't lose any power for sacking your creatures.

Crucible of Worlds in for Whispersilk Cloak

Illusionist's Bracers in for Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip, Archfiend of Despair in for Boneyard Wurm- have to cut one of this effect at this point, Wound Reflection in for Liliana, Death's Majesty - could take out the other Lily, but her best case scenario is better.

These three cards together with Jarad allow you to sac a 5 power creature to deal 40 damage. Activate Jarac(sac creature is a cost)+Bracers double = 10 to each opponent. Archfiend and Reflection trigger, first deals 10, second 20 for 40 total damage.

Be careful about putting the Cauldron out too early, since it prevents Death Triggers.

Underrealm Lich + Gitrog = draw almost entire deck, since they trigger off each other.

Underrealm Lich will prevent you from decking as it replaces the card draw.

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