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Magic The Gathering: The Best Commons of Guildpact

Updated on August 25, 2020
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I have been playing Magic: The Gathering since 1994 and have won a few draft tournaments in MTGO and MTG Arena.

Guildpact has some quality commons that have mechanics such as Bloodthirst, Haunt, and Replicate. These mechanics enhance your arsenal and give you more gameplay options.

Cry of Contrition

Cry of Contrition is a black sorcery that costs one black mana.

It forces target player to choose and discard a card.

It also has Haunt. When Cry of Contrition resolves, you exile it an it haunts target creature. If the haunted creature is put in the graveyard, target player chooses and discards a card.

Gigadrowse

Gigadrowse is a blue instant that costs one blue mana.

Tap target permanent.

It has Replicate. For one blue mana, another copy of Gigadrowse will be created. You can choose new targets for the new copies of Gigadrowse. You can create as many copies as you can pay for.

Replicate is a great way to get around most counterspells as each replicated copy counts as an individual spell. Even if you target the original copy, the replicated copies still go through.

Repeal

Repeal is a blue instant that costs X colorless and one blue mana.

Returns target nonland permanent to its owners hand.

X is the converted mana cost of the permanent you wish to return.

Draw a card.

Even though this may be costlier than a boomerang, the card draw makes it worth casting as it essentially replaces itself.

Train of Thought

Train of Thought is a blue instant that costs one colorless and one blue mana.

Draw a card.

It has Replicate. For one blue and one colorless mana, another copy of Train of Thought will be created. You can create as many copies as you can pay for.

Replicate is a great way to get around most counterspells as each replicated copy counts as an individual spell. Even if you target the original copy, the replicated copies still go through.

Silhana Ledgewalker

Silhana Ledgewalker is a green creature that costs one colorless and one green mana.

It has one power and one toughness.

It also has hexproof and can only be blocked by creatures with flying.

Together with some auras or Giant Growth variants, Silhana Ledgewalker can easily get through your opponent's defenses. It may be a small creature but it makes it up in terms of stealth.

Silhana Starfletcher

Silhana Starfletcher is a green creature that costs two colorless and one green mana.

It has one power and three toughness and has reach.

Tap Silhana Starfletcher to produce one mana of any color.

Silhana Starfletcher is not only a nice defensive creature but can also produce mana to boot.

Skarrgan Pit-Skulk

Skarrgan Pit-Skulk is a green creature that costs one green mana.

It has one power and one toughness.

It as Bloodthirst. This means that if an opponent was dealt damage this turn, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk would get a plus one power and plus one toughness counter.

Creatures with less power than Skarrgan Pit-Skulk cannot block it.

Skarrgan Pit-Skulk provides a lot of upside as a potential two power and two toughness creature with a limited form of evasion.

Pyromantics

Pyromatics is a red instant that costs one colorless and one red mana.

Deal one damage to target creature or player.

It has Replicate. For one red and one colorless mana, another copy of Pyromatics will be created. You can choose new targets for each copy. You can create as many copies as you can pay for.

Replicate is a great way to get around most counterspells as each replicated copy counts as an individual spell. Even if you target the original copy, the replicated copies still go through.

Tin Street Hooligan

Tin Street Hooligan is a red creature that costs one colorless and one red mana.

It has two power and one toughness.

If one green mana was used to pay for Tin Street Hooligan's casting cost, you can destroy target artifact.

For the same cost as Shatter, Tin Street Hooligan gives you a two power and one toughness creature in addition to destroying an artifact.

Shrieking Grotesque

Shrieking Grotesque is a white creature that costs two colorless and one white mana.

It has two power and one toughness and has flying.

If one black mana was used to pay for Shrieking Grotesque's casting cost, you can force a player to discard a card.

This card not only gives you a two power and one toughness flier but also a slight card advantage on your opponent.

Pillory of the Sleepless

Pillory of the Sleepless is a white and black enchantment that costs one colorless, one white and one black mana.

It is an aura that prevents enchanted creature from attacking or blocking.

It also makes the controller of enchanted creature lose one life at the beginning of his upkeep.

This card is essentially Pacifism with one point of life loss per turn.

Castigate

Castigate is a white and black sorcery that costs one white and one black mana.

Target player reveals his hand you exile a non-land card.

This is an excellent discard card as it prevents recursion decks which seek to bring back permanents back into play from the graveyard.

Wee Dragonauts

Wee Dragonauts is a blue and red creature that costs one colorless, one blue and one red mana.

It has one power and three toughness.

It also has flying.

Whenever you play an instant or sorcery spell, Wee Dragonauts gets plus two power until end of turn.

This card can be abused in Izzet decks with the sheer amount of instant and sorcery cards at your disposal.

Scab-Clan Mauler

Scab-Clan Mauler is a red and green creature that costs one red and one green mana.

It has one power and one toughness.

It as Bloodthirst. This means that if an opponent was dealt damage this turn, Scab-Clan Mauler would get a plus two power and plus two toughness counter.

It also has trample.

Scab-Clan Mauler provides a lot of upside as a potential three power and three toughness creature with trample.

Orzhov Signet

Orzhov Signet is an artifact that costs two colorless to cast.

You pay one mana and tap Orzhov Signet to produce one white and one black mana.

This card is more like a mana filtering artifact and cannot produce mana without payment.

This is excellent for helping to ensure you would not get mana deprived of white or black mana.

Izzet Signet

Izzet Signet is an artifact that costs two colorless to cast.

You pay one mana and tap Izzet Signet to produce one blue and one red mana.

This card is more like a mana filtering artifact and cannot produce mana without payment.

This is excellent for helping to ensure you would not get mana deprived of blue or red mana.

Gruul Signet

Gruul Signet is an artifact that costs two colorless to cast.

You pay one mana and tap Izzet Signet to produce one red and one green mana.

This card is more like a mana filtering artifact and cannot produce mana without payment.

This is excellent for helping to ensure you would not get mana deprived of red or green mana.

Orzhov Basilica

Orzhov Basilica is a non-basic land that comes into play tapped.

When Orzhov Basilica comes into play you have to return a land to your hand.

Orzhov Basilica produces one white and one black mana.

Orzhov Basilica is part of the "bounce land" cycle where you need to bounce a land back to your hand to play them.

Izzet Boilerworks

Izzet Boilerworks is a non-basic land that comes into play tapped.

When Izzet Boilerworks comes into play you have to return a land to your hand.

Izzet Boilerworks produces one blue and one red mana.

Izzet Boilerworks is part of the "bounce land" cycle where you need to bounce a land back to your hand to play them.

Gruul Turf

Gruul Turf is a non-basic land that comes into play tapped.

When Gruul Turf comes into play you have to return a land to your hand.

Gruul Turf produces one red and one green mana.

Gruul Turf is part of the "bounce land" cycle where you need to bounce a land back to your hand to play them.

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