Deck Builder: Golgari Assassin's Trophy/Hatchery Spider


With Guilds of Ravnica FINALLY dropping tonight, all of us at Nights At The Game Table are ecstastic to see so many fantastic cards entering the game! As always, we’ve paired up with the knowledgeable staff of Pat’s Games to design Guilds of Ravnica decks that fans everywhere will love!
This week, we have a Green deck built around two new powerhouses from the Guilds of Ravnica set: Assassin’s Trophy and Hatchery Spider.

Assassin’s Trophy, as you may remember, was picked as our #1 best Guilds of Ravnica card released so far, and it truly is an incredibly powerful and versatile card. For just two mana, the player can easily wipe ANY permanent off the field, including lands, meaning that your opponent’s prized creature, artifact, or Planeswalker can be removed from the field for just 2 mana! This can be a godsend against nearly any opponent, and it would be a HUGE mistake not to include it in any B/G Guilds of Ravnica deck!

Assassin’s Trophy and its removal abilities pair incredibly well with Hatchery Spider, another powerful and versatile card from the set. Not only is it a powerful 5/7 beast in its own right (equipped, of course, with the long-standing arachnid ability to Reach out and grab flying creatures), but it ALSO utilizes the brand-new Undergrowth mechanic! This mechanic allows for easy deck-scrying and quickly putting important permanents into play, especially when the player has a lot of creatures in their graveyard. And with 12 creatures in the deck, there is certainly the potential to see a LOT of them move to the graveyard. With the support of cards such as Glowspore Shaman, Underrealm Lich, and Severed Strands (all of which allow for movement to the graveyard), Hatchery Spider will have plenty of ammunition for moving your most powerful permanents onto the field!
The full deck list includes:

Creatures (12)

  • 1 Devkarin dissident
  • 1 Douser of Lights
  • 1 Generous Stray
  • 1 Glowspore Shaman
  • 1 Hatchery Spider
  • 1 House Guildmage
  • 1 Ochran Assassin
  • 1 Siege Wurm
  • 1 Swarm Guildmage
  • 1 Undercity Necrolisk
  • 1 Underrealm Lich
  • 1 Vigorspore Wurm

Sorceries (5)

  • 1 Circuitous Route
  • 1 Deadly Visit
  • 1 Find//Finality
  • 1 Severed Strands
  • 1 Undercity Uprising

Lands (17)

  • 1 Dimir Guildgate
  • 6 Forest
  • 3 Golgari Guildgate
  • 1 Island
  • 6 Swamp

Instants (3)

  • 1 Assassin’s Trophy
  • 1 Bounty of Might
  • 1 Price of Fame

Artifacts (2)

  • 1 Dimir Locket
  • 1 Rampaging Monument

Enchantments (1)

  • 1 Dead Weight

To see the full deck breakdown from Aryeh Wiznitzer, check out the video below!

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