Vraska, Golgari Queen
Planeswalker — Vraska
+2: You may sacrifice another permanent. If you do, you gain 1 life and draw a card.
-3: Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.
-9: You get an emblem with "Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game."
|Want (2)||ethannn_suh , Angramainyu_1990|
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|Guilds of Ravnica: Mythic Edition (GRNMED)||Mythic Rare|
|Guilds of Ravnica (GRN)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Vraska, Golgari Queen occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.18%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Vraska, Golgari Queen Discussion
11 hours ago
I’m not a big fan of Daarigaz. Too low impact for what this deck does. Yeah he’s a big body, but with all the sacrificing and tokens etb, I can often kill the board in one turn without Food Chain, and then if anyone is left Prossh finishes them off.
I like Garruk, Cursed Huntsman, but not for Garruk Wildspeaker. Wildspeaker ramps me every turn, jumping me from four to six, which is my sweet spot for casting Prossh the first time. If/when I can get Garruk out turn 2 (off a turn one Sol Ring) that means I cast Prossh turn three. Usually I want Purphoros and/or Impact Tremors our first, but the point is Wildspeaker is really strong. His minus provides fodder and blockers, and his ultimate (which is super easy to get to) ensures Prossh gets through.
Honestly, as much as her plus is useful and her ultimate is ridiculous, I evaluate planeswalkers for edh based on their first minus, and Vraska, Golgari Queen’s isn’t that good. It’s not terrible don’t get me wrong, but Vraska the Unseen’s ability to hit any permanent is really valuable. That being said her plus and her ultimate are basically useless to me...so I’ll think about a swap. Assassin's Trophy might be better...something to think about.
I tried Emrakul's Evangel out before, and the biggest thing for me is it specifies non-token. I have a high density of non-token creatures that I don’t really want to sacrifice, and while he doesn’t have to act until I’m ready for him, I just struggled to get the most out of him. I had more luck with Fresh Meat and even Caller of the Claw (which has the same non-token problem.) I’ll think about him again though.
I appreciate the feedback. I like seeing how people think about what I’ve put together. It makes me really think about why any individual card is here, and what the deck actually needs, so thank you. That being said this deck at the moment is actually taken apart. All my multicolor commander decks except The Mad King of Tristram live in my cube box for me to put together on the fly. That way I don’t have to have ten Misty Rainforests or Craterhoof Behemoths or whatever. I have them all sleeved the same and I can just build whatever deck I want in the moment. Also, the dragon is too strong and unfun for my playgroup, so he sits in the box more often than not so I can mess around with Yarok, Atla Palani and whatever else peaks my fancy that week. That and with COVID I haven’t played in a few weeks...but I definitely appreciate the feedback.
I’m going to get away from the landfall build the next time I put this together. I’m thinking goblins with Krenko, Mob Boss...we’ll see how it goes. There’s two goblintop deck tutors for him now so that should be fun.
1 day ago
Hey Mindablaze, it’s me from the Graveyard shift deck. Since you have been helping me out, I figured I should do the same.
If ur looking to run a deck that takes advantage of creatures dying, I have a couple of suggestions.
First, Darigaaz Reincarnated is a great tool for sacrifice outlets and schemes. It allows you to use him, than get him back, and kill him again to fill a value train.
For you planeswalkers, I think you should sub out your current Vraska with Vraska, Golgari Queen and you current Garruk with Garruk, Cursed Huntsman These two cards work well together, giving you some great sacrifice outlets and fodder to take advantage off.
Just some suggestions
1 week ago
Fleshbag Marauder, Birthing Pod, and From Beyond are pretty much insta-adds. Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact are very good as well. Personally, I don't like Vraska, Golgari Queen, and would run Liliana, Dreadhorde General instead.
2 weeks ago
IzmAYAYA: The best advice I can give is that high-power creatures are not very powerful: life totals matter a lot less than in EDH. For example -- Nessian Boar is an actively awful card in EDH, because your opponent will almost always be happy to get a bunch of cards, especially since they can plan around it (because it doesn't have haste). And even if it goes through -- who cares about 10 damage? It's only 1/4 of a single opponent's life total (or, put another way, 1/12 of the total damage you'll need to do over the game). So cards like Knight of the Ebon Legion, Nessian Boar, Questing Beast, Lovestruck Beast, etc aren't very good in 40-life multiplayer, because the type of pressure you have to apply is different.
Sisters of Stone Death CAN be fine, but she's very VERY mana intensive. I'd only run her if you run a lot more ramp.
I'd also tentatively recommend against Skinrender, because it only gets you a single snake. Still, depending on your meta, it can be pretty sweet.
Both of your PWs seem... so-so, and too high-cmc; if you want to run a planeswalker I'd recommend Vraska, Golgari Queen. She did good work for me once upon a time, since you can protect her well, she draws cards by sacrificing excess tokens, and her third ability is absolutely brutal.
I didn't love Uncage the Menagerie when I ran it (remember that all the creatures have to have cost exactly X, no more and no less). But it might work better for you, keep me updated on it.
I'd highly recommend Eldrazi Monument if you can afford it.
Finally, I'd generally recommend lowering your curve. My deck barely gets away with 34 lands and 13 other mana sources, and I have a much lower curve than you. I would suggest starting with 35 lands and at least 5 mana rocks/dorks, and work from there. I'd aim for an average CMC around 3 -- anything over 5 mana should threaten to win the game IMMEDIATELY, within a turn cycle or two.
Hope this helps! (Oh, and you can mark a deck's format as "Commander", and put the commander in the correct place by typing [asterisk]CMDR[asterisk] on either side of her.)
3 weeks ago
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1 month ago
@rasiti - hmmm.. that's a good tutor for a token/sacrifice deck like this.. thanks!
@Weebo71 - there are not much good targets for single target recursion in this deck, unlike most golgari edh decks, but Thrilling Encore can be good after a mass removal though.. thanks for the suggestions!
@KEWEFI - not yet.. Technically, that's a 4/5 deathtouch creature with demonic tutor built in for 3BB and sacrificing a creature, but with this deck, can be used efficiently by sacrificing a token.. a saproling token would be best sacrifice, especially when Slimefoot, the Stowaway is in my battlefield.. Thanks!
1 month ago
I think you need a planeswalker. Vraska, Golgari Queen is deadly to this deck. It can be a removal when you need it the most, a card draw engine and an alternative win condition too. The price might sway you though.
1 month ago
Thank you so much for your thorough reply! I’m noticing that my build just isn’t as threatening as I had originally imagined. I was looking really hard at adding Vraska, Golgari Queen, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician and creatures like Blisterpod and Carrier Thrall as creatures for sacrifice fodder. I do like the idea of using creature abilities as control, so I think Mindslicer and Plaguecrafter are going to be added for sure. I have Dictate of Erebos in and think I need to add Grave Pact for further help in board control and cards like Grim Haruspex to help me with card draw.