Artifact Creature — Horse

Workhorse enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters on it.

Remove a +1/+1 counter from Workhorse: Add (1) to your mana pool.

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Set Rarity
Exodus (EXO) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal

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Workhorse Discussion

ClockworkSwordfish on

3 weeks ago

A good trick for getting more punch out of Gyrus is to run guys who have more power than their printed stats might indicate. For instance, Arcbound Overseer has 0 power when he's in the graveyard, but as soon as you return him, he's attacking for 6! Other examples include Clockwork Dragon, Drakestown Forgotten, Nighthowler, Sewer Nemesis, Thought Gorger, Ignition Team, Crovax the Cursed, Spike Hatcher, Naya Soulbeast and Workhorse. Your opponents will be surprised how often "2 or less" won't feel like it!

Other cards that fit your general strategy include Grenzo, Dungeon Warden and Unearth, which can return a lot of the same cards as Gyrus. You might also want more removal, such as Bone Shredder, Ravenous Baboons and Garza's Assassin. Good luck!

Lostsorrow on Unicorny Power

1 month ago

Magikarpet I really like Workhorse a lot. I would most likely be picking one up to replace the Myr Battlesphere. I like having the Brood Monitor combo so to have an extra version of that would seem like a good idea to me. Heartstone although very awesome, I am not quite sure what I would cut for it. The deck is quite tight right now and it would require over the top cards to replace others. The only slot I may consider sneaking it into would be to replace Kitchen Finks as it's really dependent on having a sac outlet and Good-Fortune Unicorn out. The only other card slot I could consider would be Wild Pair. Great suggestions :)

Magikarpet on Unicorny Power

1 month ago

I'm also working on an Emiel deck right now! Came here looking for more inspiration. I highly recommend working Heartstone into the deck if you can since it reduces Emiel's blink cost. It's another way to allow Brood Monitor to generate infinite mana. Even if you don't have an infinite combo on the board, if you wanted to blink 3 things on your turn, you would need 9 mana. With Heartstone in play you only need 6.

Also Workhorse goes infinite with Emiel in a similar way to Brood Monitor, though I don't know if it would be worth it to add another 6-drop. It is a horse though, which is kind of like a unicorn.

Lanzo493 on

5 months ago

Palladium Myr and Crypt Ghast ramp you. So does Workhorse.

If you play your deck in a way where you always use Grenzo at 3 power, you can use card like Chainer, Nightmare Adept and Meteor Golem. Also, there's Lightning Crafter which is apparently really good at infinite combos, but he's also just good in general.

Epitaph Golem is great. You can just go infinite if you have Ashnod's Altar out and something like Beetleback Chief or Dockside Extortionist. Throw in a Heartstone and you can go infinite death and ETB triggers on any goblin you've got.

DrValium on Grenzo, Bottom Feeder

7 months ago

Certainly, in the deck I run, I pair it with this like Epitaph Golem and Phyrexian Delver. Plus, because it is a mana ability (when it becomes relevant) it gets around split-second. May I also suggest Pawn of Ulamog, sac engine and Workhorse and Epitaph Golem for infinite mana and death triggers (if it is relevant).

Abzkaban on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

10 months ago


I'm glad I could help you out with your Ghave deck. The reason I don't run Anointed Procession and Parallel Lives is because Doubling Season is strictly better. Better off to have a Parallel Lives and Corpsejack Menace on one card than only have half the effect. Primal Vigor is good but also enables counters for our opponents. While that's not necessarily a huge concern, it's enough for me to prefer Illusionist's Bracers over it which is essentially DS when attached to Ghave. I think I would prefer Crystalline Crawler over Workhorse just for the lower cmc cost and the fact that the mana is any color. However I see other lines to infinite mana as more efficient. Those don't really help us get there until we already are going infinite with counters.


The only reason I don't run Squirrel Nest is that it's a dead card outside of Earthcraft . We want combo synergy here so that each card has a use more often than not.


You know I had been considering that recently myself. The interaction those have with Earthcraft and Arbor Elf can be insane and better than some other ramp. I'll have to see where I would want to slot them in. Chromatic Lantern is an easy cut at considering we also have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth if we really need to color fix to . I might take out Elves of Deep Shadow or something similar. Thanks for the suggestion! Duly noted!

Dude, you deserve a shout out! You're the one who got me started down this path. Lol

Dragon87878 on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

11 months ago

Love the deck list. I have my own ghave deck and you gave me a few ideas.

I run a few cards though that seem like excellent inclusions to your deck. Primal Vigor and to a lesser extent Anointed Procession and Parallel Lives run well with ghave. Also, Crystalline Crawler and Workhorse can fetch you infinite mana fairly easy. I know some of these have already been suggested, but is there any reason you don't run them?

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