Raggadragga, Goreguts Boss, is a pig-person hybrid of Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate and there has never been a commander like him. It grants a massive amount of stats to your creatures, which can even lead to endless combinations.
Raggadragga, patron of the Goreguts
Players are already calling Raggadragga the “Mana Dork Lord”. This combines two slang terms in MTG, which I’ll define here in case you don’t know them.
In Magic: The Gathering, the term “mana dork” refers to a creature with generally low stats that has an activated ability to add mana to your mana pool. An example is elven mystic. These are considered mana abilities and will form the basis of any Raggadragga Commander deck.
Lord effects, named after Lord of Atlantis, provides stat boosts to a class of creatures. Most of these effects apply to creature types like zombies or merfolk. But in the case of Raggadragga, it gives +2/+2 to creatures with mana abilities, like mana dorks.
But Raggadragga does more than just drain your dorks of mana. Boss Goreguts also give your mana boobies more or less vigilance. When they attack, Raggadragga untaps them, allowing you to continue using their mana abilities in your second main phase.
Finally, Raggadragga rewards you with even more stats if you cast big spells. This final ability can deal a ton of damage, but it also has infinite combo potential.
Best Mana Dorks for Raggadragga
There are many types of mana dorks in the game. Some do a little mana; some earn a lot; some may form endless combinations. Raggadragga will want to play them all.
These are some of the most played cards in any green Commander deck because they allow for early explosive plays. But cheap mana idiots only get better with Raggadragga. You can get to your Commander quickly and then start taking down your opponents with Raggadragga’s stat buffs.
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Best Mana Dorks
The majority of mana dorks are elves. It’s kind of their thing. As this deck coincidentally plays a large number of elves, Priest of Titania will make a ton of mana.
The Devoted Druid is a good mana jerk in and of itself. But he’s best known for his endless combos with Vizier of Remedies and more recently with Luxior, gift from Giada.
This deck plays tons of small creatures, so it will naturally develop a fairly large board state. In these situations, Circle of Dreams Druid does Gaia’s Cradle-amounts of mana.
Gyre Sage will regularly gain +1/+1 counters in this deck as you cast larger creatures. The bigger it gets, the more mana it produces.
Elvish Archdruid is the slightly larger version of Priest of Titania with the added bonus of empowering your elves with extra stats.
On its own, Sanctum Weaver makes one mana. But almost every Commander deck plays an arsenal of enchantments. As you deploy enchantments, Sanctum Weaver will earn you even more mana.
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Freyalise, Creator of Mana Dorks
It’s the mana-dork-planeswalker. Freyalise’s first ability creates an infinite stream of elven mystic tokens. And she has a reasonably achievable ultimate that will draw a ton of cards at you.
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Mana Dork Infinite Combos
All of these creatures have one thing in common: they add mana equal to their power. Raggadragga increases his stats, thereby increasing his mana production. But each of these mana jerks can actually produce infinite mana using Ragga’s latest ability and the following two cards:
Here’s how the combo works assuming you have Raggadragga and Marwyn in play, with Fanning the Flames in your hand.
- Cast Fanning the Flame where X is at least 2 and pay its buyback cost. Deal X damage to an opponent and return Fanning the Flames to your hand.
- Raggadragga triggers when you spend seven mana on a spell. Untap Marwyn and give him +7/+7.
- Tap Marwyn for mana equal to his power.
- Repeat steps 1-3. This combo results in infinite damage, infinite mana, and infinitely large Marwyn, the nurturer.
You can replace Fanning the Flames with Wurmcalling for a similar combo. But instead of dealing infinite damage, you’ll create infinite worm creature tokens with infinite power.
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Beware of these cards
It might seem obvious to include a card like Cryptolith Rite in your Raggadragga deck since it gives all your creatures mana abilities.
You can technically build around several of these abilities, like Citanul Hierophants and Ashaya, to constantly create an army of mana dorks.
But these cards are a bit of a trap to play. Because Raggadragga plays a high density of creatures that already have mana abilities, Cryptolith Rite and its associated cards are actually redundant.
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Raggadragga likes to animate the land
If you can turn your lands into creatures (AKA “animate” your lands, as it’s called in MTG), they count as creatures with mana abilities and will receive Raggadragga’s buffs.
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