"Golgari: Creep and Conquer" is one of two new event decks from Wizards of the Coast's latest "Magic: The Gathering" set "Return to Ravnica" ("Rakdos: Wrack and Rage" is the other). "Golgari: Creep and Conquer" is a black-green deck that abuses the Scavenge mechanic alongside a few other choice creatures with special abilities.
Like the "Magic 2013" event decks "Sweet Revenge" and "Repeat Performance," the "Golgari: Creep and Conquer" event deck features a full deck of 60 cards, along with a 15 card sideboard, spindown life counter, strategy insert, and deck box for an MSRP of $24.99.
The deck works by leading with Scavenge creatures, such as Slitherhead, Drudge Beetle, and Dreg Mangler. It'll then drop a lifelink flyer like Daggerdrome Imp or Vampire Nighthawk for you to use with your dead Scavenge creatures. There's also a few Soulbond creatures that'll pump your threats, the highlight of which is Wolfir Silverheart.
"Golgari: Creep and Conquer" event deck decklist
2 Daggerdrome Imp
3 Dawntreader Elk
1 Deadbridge Goliath
1 Disciple of Bolas
2 Dreg Mangler
4 Drudge Beetle
1 Druid's Familiar
3 Korozda Guildmage
2 Trusted Forcemage
1 Ulvenwald Tracker
4 Vampire Nighthawk
1 Wolfir Silverheart
Other Spells (9)
2 Golgari Charm
4 Tragic Slip
1 Ultimate Price
2 Victim of Night
4 Evolving Wilds
3 Golgari Guildgate
1 Grim Backwoods
1 Woodland Cemetery
2 Ghost Quarter
4 Strangleroot Geist
3 Vile Rebirth
The sideboard in "Golgari: Creep and Conquer" is packed with creatures that are great against board sweepers like Supreme Verdict or Bonfire of the Damned, namely Strangleroot Geist and Thragtusk. Ghost Quarter can help against Populate decks running Grove of the Guardian or other annoying lands like Vault of the Archangel.
There are several new cards from "Return to Ravnica" that you may want to consider adding to the "Golgari: Creep and Conquer" event deck.
Abrupt Decay is a versatile removal spell you'll want to run and Lotleth-Troll is a powerful new creature that interacts well with the rest of the cards in your deck. Corpsejack Menace (featured in the "Golgari Growth" intro pack) will make all your dead Scavenge creatures twice as effective. You'll be able to dump a Scavenge creature into your graveyard and grab your guild leader Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord (featured in the "Golgari" deck of "Duel Decks: Izzet vs Golbari") thanks to Jarad's Orders.
Revealed today in an article by Monty Ashley on DailyMtg.com, "Golgari: Creep and Conquer" will go on sale October 26, 2012. It looks like a lot of fun, and I can't wait to get my hands on it. Can you?
Rating: 4 out of 5, Worth the purchase
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Catch up on "Return to Ravnica"
Card lists: White, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Azorius, Izzet, Golgari, Rakdos, Selesnya, Hybrid, Artifact, and Land.
Intro packs: "Rakdos Raid," "Azorius Advance," "Golgari Growth," "Selesnya Surge," and "Izzet Ingenuity."