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Greta, Sweettooth Scourge Food Pauper EDH

“My fists are named Cotton and Candy!”

Art:Greta, Sweettooth Scourge by Steve Prescott

Greta is a super fun and brand new commander hitting the Pauper EDH scene, while the food archetype is something we have seen many times in Pauper EDH, Greta is the real deal in this archetype! Greta is just a really flexible commander for very cheap for only 3 mana you get a food token and the ability to draw cards from our foods or buff up our creatures. This flexibility and multiple options allows us to always be doing what we want to be doing Greta is an awesome commander for a really fun deck! Without further adieu lets get it!

The Deck:

Greta, Sweetooth Scourge Food!

Commander (1)
Greta, Sweettooth Scourge

Creatures (31)
Cauldron Familiar
Cloakwood Swarmkeeper
Elvish Mystic
Blood Seeker
Curious Pair
Duskshell Crawler
Gixian Infiltrator
Masked Vandal
Blood Researcher
Brandywine Farmer
Hollow Scavenger
Marauding Blight-Priest
Nadier’s Nightblade
Sweettooth Witch
Tempting Witch
Crowned Ceratok
Fierce Witchstalker
Mirkwood Bats
Skybeast Tracker
Cirith Ungol Patrol
Entourage of Trest
Epicure of Blood
Scream Puff
Fangren Marauder
Generous Ent
Orchard Strider
Troll of Khazad-dum
Hamlet Glutton

Spells (23)
Many Partings
Nature’s Claim
Shelob’s Ambush
Village Rites
Broken Bond
Cast Down
Emergency Weld
Feed the Swarm
Fell the Pheasant
Night’s Whisper
Revive the Shire
Sign in Blood
Victim of Night
Feed the Cauldron
Foreboding Fruit
Kodama’s Reach
Pharika’s Libation
Return from the Wilds
Spider Food
Bake into a Pie

Artifacts (6)
Candy Trail
Arcane Signet
Giant’s Skewer
Golgari Signet
Wedding Invitation

Enchantments (4)
Gift of Paradise
Master Chef
Ill-Gotten Inheritance
Lands (35)
Barren Moor
Darkmoss Bridge
11 Forest
Gingerbread Cabin
Golgari Guildgate
Haunted Mire
Jungle Hollow
Khalni Garden
Polluted Mire
Slippery Karst
12 Swamp
Tranquil Thicket
Witch’s Cottage
Woodland Chasm

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Why Greta, Sweettooth Scourge?

The main reason we chose Greta is how well they work within the Golgari and food archetype! Greta is just a great efficient creature that can come down early and provides value for as long as Greta is on the field, activating Greta’s ability in response or in combat are both great options that make them the real deal commander for the food deck! Greta is a ton of fun as a commander and just super good for the Food Archetype!

Deck Overview:

This section contains information about cards in the deck and how they function within the deck!


We are a green deck so we of course have Elvish Mystic as a little mana ramp, we are truthfully light on mana ramp but we have a low overall mana cost, and in testing this didn’t matter that much. Blood Seeker is a really good card that punishes aggressive and token strategies and is just a great way to whittle down our opponents! Cirith Ungol Patrol is a big creature with a big body, that is also a great food producer. Another great creature is Fangren Marauder which is a super big payoff for sacrificing our food tokens and is really just overall a great card when we can gain 8 life off of our food sacrifice!

Marauding Blight-Priest and Epicure of Blood are just extra damage / payoff for when we sacrifice our foods and can be great ways to whittle our opponents down! Mirkwood Bats and Nadier's Nightblade are both great cards that can also deal a ton of damage when we get the food production going! Orchard Strider is a big card that also produces two food tokens which combined with a bigger body for combat this card is the real deal! Scream Puff is another great card that can produce a ton of food over the course of the game!


We have a decent removal suite in our deck with cards like Bake into a Pie and Cast Down and Murder and Pharika's Libation and Victim of Night! All of these are great removal spells to interact with our opponents and remove there very best creatures! Shelob's Ambush is a great combat trick that we also get a food out of for only one B!


Broken Bond is one of our coolest sorceries since we can get ahead on mana advantage and destroy an opponents artifact and enchantment. For mana ramp we have the format staples in Kodama's Reach and Cultivate and Many Partings this is a special ramp spell since we also get a food out of the deal! Emergency Weld is a strong piece of graveyard recursion that also nets us a creature, pretty efficient spell for only two mana. Revive the Shire is another cool piece or recursion that also gives us a food, a true win-win! Spider Food is a really great piece of removal that also nets us a food!


We are a Golgari deck so Golgari Signet and Arcane Signet are pretty much auto-includes in this deck and are just efficient and strong mana rocks! Campfire is a great way to gain some life and get Greta out of the command zone if they have been killed many times! Candy Trail is a cool new artifact that allows us to get some scrying, life and a card out of the deal! Giant's Skewer is a card that we love to put on our big creatures and have them attack every turn to force our opponents to take the damage or give us a food, we dont care what path they choose!


Since we are a Golgari deck we do have some bigger creatures / spells to cast so cards like Gift of Paradise which is a cheap enchantment that gives us life and mana, we will never say no to that! Since Greta loves putting counters on our creatures we have Master Chef which is a great way to not only buff Greta but our other creatures as well! Ill-Gotten Inheritance is just a really good complimentary enchantment that can help us to do some extra damage which we will never say no too! Oubliette is a classic Pauper removal spell and just overall a great card!

Land Base:

Our land base is a little diversified we have the cycling lands like Tranquil Thicket and Barren Moor as well as the awesome eldraine lands like Gingerbread Cabin and Witch's Cottage. Gingerbread Cabin is arguably the best land in our deck since it can create a food token on ETB! Witchs Cottage is also a nice piece of graveyard recursion. Other than that are landbase is mostly Golgari Duals and regular old basic lands!

Strengths of the Deck:

  • Strong Against Aggressive Strategies
  • Commander is a draw engine
  • A ton of interaction

Weaknesses of the Deck:

  • Weak to Creature Hate
  • Weak against spellpile strategies, no real way to defend against it
  • Weak to artifact hate

Deck Stats:

Sample Hands:

Main Win Conditions:

There are no infinite combos or loops in the deck but with the combination of all of our buffs from Greta and our other creatures with cool cards like Mirkwood Bats and Nadier's Nightblade which is a great way to take our food generation and make some damage out of it! Marauding Blight-Priest and Epicure of Blood are great ways to turn the lifegain we get from our food and translate it to some damage!


In conclusion Greta is a really fun Golgari toolbox style commander who for only 3 mana offers a ton to the deck and is the perfect leader, whether we need buffs or cards Greta is perfect for that role! This deck is a ton of fun to play and in testing was one of my favorite pauper EDH decks we’ve built to date! Hope you enjoyed this article, dont forget you can always request a new commander for PDH, CEDH, EDH and Budget EDH on our twitter or our discord! Thanks for reading to the end!