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Unfortunately, Lumberknot came along. Not strictly better better, but given green's pumping affinity, I would rather use that. However, in sac, you are probably going tricolor Jund, so I don't know which you would prefer.
Posted By: 1qazxsw (12/21/2011 4:27:04 PM)
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@psychokid121
this is from this article on wizards: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/rh44

Q: I have a question regarding what happens to token creatures when they are killed. I've seen players use combos of Battle Screech to put Bird tokens into play and Soulcatchers' Aerie to add +1/+1 counters "whenever a Bird is put into your graveyard from play." When a bird token is killed, Magic Online adds a +1/+1 counter to Soulcatchers' Aerie, but obviously the token does not physically exist in the graveyard. Is this a mistake, or does the token legally go to the graveyard before disappearing?
--Ed Christian, East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

A: Tokens go to the graveyard as regular creatures, and are removed as a "state-based effect" when a player gets priority again. They stay in the graveyard long enough to trigger abilities, like the one of Soulcatchers' Aerie, before they are removed. In casual play, people generally don’t bother putting the token (coin/pie... (see all)
Posted By: vomitron6000 (7/1/2010 1:22:08 AM)
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"Whenever another creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Algae Gharial."

Of course another -_-
Posted By: Neutralion (2/1/2010 2:57:27 AM)
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Great for a saproling deck. Saproling+Mycoloth and Algae Gharial and you get 2 benifits for the price of one.
Posted By: Hokeymon (12/4/2009 3:27:14 AM)
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with shroud, this guy would go well in my "can't touch this" deck...
Posted By: thelittleupsman (6/17/2010 9:28:03 PM)
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THE SHROUD IS INFURIATING
my friend plays this with Dragon Broodmother. it got to be a 21/21 that stood up to the onslaught of my 20/19 Eldrazi (Artisan of Kozilek with Soul's Might) It ended in a tie because I had to leave, but this guy is REALLY annoying
Posted By: Ninjakraken (6/16/2011 2:08:14 PM)
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This is absolutely amazing with Eldrazi Spawn tokens. It's like Mortician Beetle with shroud. I can see this getting some play until Shards of Alara rotates out.
Posted By: Ragamander (4/19/2010 8:12:30 AM)
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works awesome with another creature with devour, which is common in jund.
Posted By: Sir_Kaeru (5/22/2010 1:47:35 AM)
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Swampwalk would have made this an excellent sideboard card against black, and fits the flavor perfectly.
Posted By: Stray_Dog (2/10/2010 7:17:13 PM)
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All glory to the Shroudigator.
Posted By: Studoku (5/26/2011 7:16:43 AM)
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@endersblade

Hate to say it but your combo doesn't work, Algae Gharial is triggered when a creature goes to the grave from play, the library is not play.
Posted By: master-blake (3/30/2014 10:10:47 PM)
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This poor ** was outshined by Lumberknot. Shroud vs. Hexproof makes all the difference; giant growth-ing him for a spare defender who won't die, Bioshift-ing all those +1/+1 counters onto, say, Savageborn Hydra, Hexproof is just **ing better.
Posted By: DaLucaray (6/26/2013 7:11:03 PM)
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A creature with Sadistic Glee sewn on isn't bad, especially since shroud is one of the best abilities to protect a creature available. I like how this creature is something of an interesting take on Fungusaur, a growing green 3Green creature, which has the added benefit of sitting pretty while growing to a respectable size, before you decide to attack.
Posted By: Equinox523 (2/4/2013 9:18:00 AM)
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Unfortunately, Lumberknot came along. Not strictly better better, but given green's pumping affinity, I would rather use that. However, in sac, you are probably going tricolor Jund, so I don't know which you would prefer.
Posted By: 1qazxsw (12/21/2011 4:27:04 PM)
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Perfect in Croctrol decks
Posted By: Kryptnyt (8/8/2011 3:25:29 PM)
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This got a little crazier thanks to the Commander EDH decks. I use him in a nice little combo. Not infinite, but it can really do some damage.

Ghave, Guru of Spores
Sigil Captain
Altar of Dementia
Algae Gharial
(The ubiquitous link to Doubling Season, of course)

Ghave and the captain make 3/3 tokens. Sac them to the altar to mill someone. Gharial gets massive. Sac it as well to the altar. Mill for even more. Or, toss in a Grave pact, clearing the board and allowing your massive Gharial to swing with impunity.

Mortician Beetle works similarly, but doesn't have shroud and is easy to blow up. However, without the shroud, you can Rite of Consumption the bettle.

Again, not infinite, but mill is not something people typically expect from a sap deck!
Posted By: endersblade (7/10/2011 10:00:39 AM)
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THE SHROUD IS INFURIATING
my friend plays this with Dragon Broodmother. it got to be a 21/21 that stood up to the onslaught of my 20/19 Eldrazi (Artisan of Kozilek with Soul's Might) It ended in a tie because I had to leave, but this guy is REALLY annoying
Posted By: Ninjakraken (6/16/2011 2:08:14 PM)
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All glory to the Shroudigator.
Posted By: Studoku (5/26/2011 7:16:43 AM)
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@psychokid121
this is from this article on wizards: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/rh44

Q: I have a question regarding what happens to token creatures when they are killed. I've seen players use combos of Battle Screech to put Bird tokens into play and Soulcatchers' Aerie to add +1/+1 counters "whenever a Bird is put into your graveyard from play." When a bird token is killed, Magic Online adds a +1/+1 counter to Soulcatchers' Aerie, but obviously the token does not physically exist in the graveyard. Is this a mistake, or does the token legally go to the graveyard before disappearing?
--Ed Christian, East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

A: Tokens go to the graveyard as regular creatures, and are removed as a "state-based effect" when a player gets priority again. They stay in the graveyard long enough to trigger abilities, like the one of Soulcatchers' Aerie, before they are removed. In casual play, people generally don’t bother putting the token (coin/pie... (see all)
Posted By: vomitron6000 (7/1/2010 1:22:08 AM)
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with shroud, this guy would go well in my "can't touch this" deck...
Posted By: thelittleupsman (6/17/2010 9:28:03 PM)
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