Golgari Thug reads, "When Golgari Thug is put into a graveyard from play, put target creature card in your graveyard on top of your library." Not that I think your deck needs all of the cards I've listed here, but they are all worth consideration. At that point, he plays Empty the Warrens with a storm count of seven, and runs me over with sixteen goblins. P/T: 1 / 1. Neither of those are budget friendly, and both are completely uncreative, since it's basically "Gitrog 101." Eventually I drop a 17/17 Mortivore and he plays Wrath of God. This is a long an epic game that ends up lasting 22 turns! It's time for the first round of changes! On turn five, he drops Grinning Ignus. Last week, I contrasted Reclaim and Recollect. The extra two mana and sorcery speed be danged, Recollect just works with dredge, whereas Reclaim works against dredge. This is in case of emergency—if I am running out of cards in my deck, and need, need, need to draw a Jötun Grunt, having some sort of out (Golgari Thug) is a necessary evil. I had been considering replacing Traumatize with Fleet Swallower a while back, and in conjunction with Fraying Sanity either one is a healthy dose of cheese without too much jank. Golgari Thug reads, "When Golgari Thug is put into a graveyard from play, put target creature card in your graveyard on top of your library." I set up my library with four Recollects, and two Jötun Grunts, and then let my first Grunt die. on July 30, 2007. Matus198 +50% mtgo. Dude those dragons are doing so well (when no one wipes them)! A quick way to up the power of a deck that isn't already cEDH is to get rid of anything higher than 3 mana that doesn't directly make you win and replace it with cheap draw and ramp. I love Geier Reach Sanitarium as a way to discard impactful creatures that have ended up in your hand. He drops Shambling Shell and Vulturous Zombie, and I trade my Greenseeker for his 3/1 ground pounder. Game 2: tortur3 (White-Green Thrumming Stone). Help | Many powerful cards have already been announced. Angel of Finality is a card I am a little iffy on, to be honest.  Flip. To make room for these, I yank out a Selesnya Sanctuary (straight for the Forest), all four Nether Traitors (for the Mentors) and a Jötun Grunt (one) for the Dread Return. I drop a second-turn Golgari Thug, and it gets hit by his Javelineers. Recollect doesn't set me back a dredge turn. I can usually get some of the most important cards in my graveyard by turn 4-5 and from there threaten with a big lifelink swing. I haven't been getting a fast enough start due to the inability to drop dredge cards into my graveyard consistently, so I feel it's time to get Llanowar Mentors into the deck—the other one-drop green creature that can enable a turn-two dredge. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. This site is unaffiliated. The Magic 2013 core set is going to be on the shelves of your local game shop in less than three weeks. You've put together a formidable budget list already, and I wouldn't want to muck it up too much. Mindblade Render, Oakhame Adversary, Dark Confidant would all be well in line as 2 cmc draw to add (bonus being creatures for meren). Watermark: Golgari. Rhys the Redeemed... he's getting a reprint, Norin the Wary... free 1/1s or ETB triggers, Mist-Cloaked Herald... anything that can't be blocked, Graveblade Marauder... anything <4 with deathtouch. The Gitrog Monster is at its best when it is in a classic Loam build. Dredge 4 (If you would draw a card, you may mill four cards instead. In ... © 1993-2020 Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Old Man Istvan. hits me for 7 before becoming a 12/12 on a Stinkweed Imp dredge. I didn't make the connection that, if the Thug was the only creature around, it would return itself. It requires a sac outlet with it, but your line likely includes getting carrion feeder or viscera seer at the start of it anyway. I can't begin to explain how excit... ello and welcome back to another edition of Building on a Budget. That being said, I should probably try to fit in at least a Toxic Deluge or something. The thing keeping it from being super good imo is that you're forced to return a creature to your hand, which can screw you up if you're stacking your graveyard for Kathril. Consider Gruntcursion 4 the final build of this deck while retaining the white! Otherwise, draw a card.) 22% BONUS! I also misread Gustcloak Cavalier and think it can fly, which leads me to lose while I'm at 2 life—he has two attackers, and I could have dropped triple Golgari Thug to block his Outrider en-Kor and Cavalier (even through the tap ability) to allow for a third attack with my Jötun Grunt and Mystic Enforcer. This was a very short game, as tortur3 concedes on turn three after I've dropped Greenseeker on turn one and dredged Golgari Grave-Troll twice. Last, I want to get another Golgari Grave-Troll into the deck. I have a Nether Traitor die before I can drop a creature of substance (Mortivore) to the board, but by then he's gotten me down to ten, and dropped Pandemonium to the board with (what turns out to be) double Whitemane Lion in his hand. Commander Legends releases on November 20, 2020. It is true that this deck is lacking in board wipes. Removal: Price of Fame, Mephitic Vapors, Drown in Filth. +1 for creativity, for sure. When Golgari Thug is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put target creature card from your graveyard on top of your library. Hello everyone, and welcome back to Building on a Budget! He suspends Curse of the Cabal and tries to Mortify my 5/5 Golgari Grave-Troll. Posted in Building on a Budget Eventually, I land Golgari Grave-Troll on the board, and that's the signal for the flood gates to open. So far, there have been two main offenders in the deck – Golgari Thug and Reclaim. Dredge 4 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly four cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. Noles starts out with some Icatian Javelineers, and follows with Children of Korlis, Outrider en-Kor and Gustcloak Cavalier. ;). He gets Remands and Repeals, but every time he counters one of my guys, I dredge it back. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand.) Card Text: When Golgari Thug dies, put target creature card from your graveyard on top of your library. I stare at the Reclaims in my hand and decide it's time for some changes. A 6/6 Grave-Troll, a 6/6 Mystic Enforcer, double Nether Traitor and Stinkweed Imp all rampage into the red zone to win this game. I typed out my response a couple of days ago, but I must've managed to only click Preview and not Post. Ballista also can be cast for 0 with meren and just die every turn until you want to return it to hand and cast to kill something, then rinse and repeat. I used to run Golgari Thug and Golgari Grave-Troll in the first iteration of the deck and did like the way they worked, but in the end I think they were cut for Codex Shredder & Altar of Dementia. View User Profile View Posts Send Message Ascended Mage; Join Date: 10/8/2005 Posts: 386 Member Details; If … Can I Dredge not from one Golgari Thug, but two? Magic the Gathering, FNM is TM and copyright Wizards of the Coast, Inc, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved. I can't help a whole awful lot here with the creative part, but I do have some insights into the budget version aspect: Personally, I also think that easy self mill, like Perpetual Timepiece, Shard of Broken Glass and Splinterfright, as well as dredge spells like Golgari Grave-Troll, Golgari Thug, Dakmor Salvage, Shambling Shell and Stinkweed Imp are certainly helpful as well. So far, this hasn't posed too big of a problem. Otherwise, draw a card.) Now, please excuse me while I ruin the two reasons why I really like this deck. This is when I learn the timing on the Thug—if is it the only creature in your graveyard when it goes to the graveyard, it will return itself to the top of your library!