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Gonti, Lord of Luxury
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Gonti, Lord of Luxury
- Kaladesh

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 4.38
Limited: 4.38
Multiplayer: 4.00
Commander [EDH]: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

When I was getting ready to write a review for Gonti here, I went and looked up the rulings related to him on Gatherer. Apparently, rather counterintuitively, the part of his comes-into-play ability that lets you cast the exiled card is permanent: you can do so even if he leaves play, which there's a good chance he will at some point. I'm not a rules expert, so I'm not sure why that works, but as a deckbuilder, it's good to know - it opens up some pretty crazy options based around flickering him and using your opponent's cards to win the game. Remember Restoration Angel?

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

James H.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Gonti is, to say the least, brutal. For 4 mana, you get to see part of your opponent's deck, gaining valuable information, and take one of their bombs to use against them later (ideally; even if you just set aside a kill spell, that's one more weapon for you). You also get a 2/3 with deathtouch, which is pretty fair all around.

Gonti may be one of the sleeper cards of the set. Information attached to a body is a good thing, and being able to cast their own spell is even better. Keep in mind that Gonti does not need to be alive to be able to cast the spell; once it's exiled, it’s yours to play when you deem fit. This makes it even crueler with blink effects or bounce effects, allowing you to amass a grip of spells they will wish they had.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4.75
Limited: 4.75
Multiplayer: 4
Commander: 4


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