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I've had many clients over the years. Some of them have done truly terrible things, like runor violate the Magna Carta. There are times I've wanted to just tell the judge that they were guilty, but I've learned to check my attorney-client privilege. I realized that it could've been me in their shoes had I not had rich parents to pay my way through law school. Once my morals were safely squared away, I got to work doing the one thing lawyers do best: throwing all the evidence in the trash.
For , Grusilda returns two creatures from the graveyard combined into one. That new permanent has the names, type lines, and text boxes of the two creatures, making them terrifying abominations. Of course, to start this confusing process, we need to get creatures in the graveyard first.
- Our opening statement will consist of a robust set of red rummage effects. These shouldn't need further explanation; we're running , , , , , , , , and .
- Of course, we bill lunches. searches up , which lets you butcher arbitrary cards into Food tokens.
won't be pitching any madness cards (except for ), but she's got haste and taps to discard and draw for free.
- will discount her and add another layer of card selection to the game.
- and gets some additional value out of each discard, too.
- Not only does discard your whole hand to replace it with three cards, it also has the benefit of being a potential Grusilda target itself later in the game.
- and are both lands that let you discard evidence for a small fee.
- Though self-mill is a lot less reliable than choosing what to discard, provides consistent enough value over time that it's worth the include, and it also shuffles cards back into your library if you're about to get your graveyard exiled.
- is a useful tool for getting Grusilda's monsters through for a cost you want to pay anyway.
- Finally, might be slower than your average rummage, but it turns your late-game land drops into more gas when you need it in addition to throwing those creatures into the graveyard at the start.
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Grusilda decks aren't particularly complex, so let's just dive right into the meat of it. What sort of crazy combos does GamesfreakSA put in his Grusilda deck? Sure, everyone likes combiningwith . But you want to get away with playing a Grusilda deck, and doing terrifying things like winning the game all but guarantees your opponents will just Rule 0 away your Rule 0 commander. Consider instead:
An often overlooked piece of fine print is that the power and toughness of Grusilda's combined creature is equal to the sum of its parts. Summonor early in the game to commit an intentional tort, only to use its haste and power level later when you combine it with a smaller creature. Maybe you've discarded an or and are salivating at that double-digit power total. What can we mash it up with?
and both deal damage equal to their power when they die, whereas and deal that damage to any target when they enter the battlefield.
- has the power to punch anyone at any time at instant speed, but that ability is very mana-intensive. Go all in to finish out a game or wait until health totals are low to snipe an opponent.
- will force an opponent to lose life equal to its power whenever you sacrifice an artifact. There's enough incidental Treasure in the deck that this can be a real threat, and even if you don't have any on hand you can always create Servos from the fabricate ability.
- Need to cast any instant and sorcery from your graveyard? Slap a onto a and watch the magic happen.
- merged with rewards you with eight free Goblin tokens, and since your opponents are unlikely to block a trampling creature that'll simply die anyway, it'll even knock a card out of an opponent's hand.
- is a great creature to combine with something high-power, because his activated ability becomes an all-but-guaranteed way to cheat out even the priciest creatures.
- And on the simpler side,
and are both great targets just to get some damage in. Their on-hit effects and evasion make them really annoying to deal with, but not so threatening as to draw removal.
- Similarly, Pathrazer of Ulamog or . is the only double-striker with haste, making it a natural pair with
You know, my actual, real-life father is a lawyer.
I wonder if he'd approve of this article.
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