Daxos the Returned

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2015 Mythic Rare

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Daxos the Returned

Legendary Creature — Zombie Soldier

Whenever you cast an enchantment spell, you get an experience counter.

: Put a white and black Spirit enchantment creature token onto the battlefield. It has "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to the number of experience counters you have."

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Daxos the Returned Discussion

Dredge4life on Best third color for 3 ...

2 days ago

G/W doesn't necessarily have to be secondary in an Abzan list. Play Selesnya and splash B for cool enchantments and constellation payoffs. I'd personally go with Abzan, because it gives you access to things like Daxos the Returned and Phyrexian Arena.

griz024 on Which orzhov commander? (Specifics in ...

3 weeks ago

There is also the option of going enchantment pillow fort//tokens with Daxos the Returned.

Here's my deck as in example.

SaberTech on Daxos the Terminator

1 month ago

I'm not sure how many of the other enchantment creatures would be worth running. You mentioned Doomwake Giant. Erebos, God of the Dead could possibly replace Tainted Remedy? I don't know what other enchantment creatures are really worth considering beyond that. Brain Maggot maybe?

For other hatebear options, your deck could run Torpor Orb and/or Hushwing Gryff with minimal impact to itself.

One of the issues I found with Daxos the Returned when I first tried to build with him is mana curve. Black and White have a bunch of fun enchantments but they are generally expensive to cast, and it costs a lot of mana already to get Daxos on the board, cast stuff to get counters on him, and then activate his ability.

Maybe include Crypt Ghast? It helps with mana ramping and is another permanent with Extort that you can combo off with.

thegigibeast on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

Ok everyone! So I have brewed a little Daxos the Returnedcompetitve deck like I said in my last post, here it is:



It is a little bit different from what I said at first, decided to drop the infect auras in favor of more hate towards higher tier decks, in case we might combat them. As it is, the deck still requires a lot of refining, but I think it is a solid base for upgrades. I would like to hear what you think about the list, help me out, and maybe elect it as the tier 3 official list here!

Tagging some people who discussed about the deck recently, please help me and comment on the deck to help optimize it:

Zenaku17, Ohthenoises, iAzire, and as always tagging the other admin of this list sonnet666 always like to hear your opinion m8 ;)

thegigibeast on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

Ok everyone, I was thinkering about the Daxos the Returnedlist today and here is what I have come up with:

I think we are all stuck about the win condition needing to come from enchantments but... I mean we are not obligated to stick to enchantments!!! Like it has been mentionned before, Bomberman combo would be something pretty spicy IMO with this commander, since it can be an infinite mana sink at the very least (we only need one counter on him). I would stick to that idea, so the core of the deck would be having at least 1 experience counter, then infinite mana. No matter if the commander is still in play or no. We start by generating infinite white with Auriok Salvagers + Lion's Eye Diamond, then we go for infinite black, then infinite tokens. Simple. I know we have to wait an entire turn then to swing and win, but that would be a start.

To gather exp counters, I would add in the deck a suite of enchantments that would help fighting against top tier strategies. I am still looking to list them all, but for sure things like Rule of Law against storm, Leyline of the Void against any graveyard based strategy/Protean Hulk, Leyline of Sanctity against anything that can target you (Aetherflux Reservoir/Walking Ballista)... Many enchantments out there will help us hate on top tier decks, so we could play like a suite of stax enchantments, with all the support from white and black to tutor and draw and have good enchantments, I think it could be fairly potent.

I will work on a decklist form now and post it here again once I will be done to get comments/feedback, and compare with the other lists you guyz are working on.

iAzire on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

I was working on a Daxos the Returned deck list. I will try to get it finished up. Of course if other people would like to do it I would appreciate that.

I completely missed Auratog. That does have a nice interaction with Glistening Oil.

Something I agree with is running Enchantment Creatures. I included every Constellation effect that was any good. Grim Guardian is an example of what I found a good effect to be. It is important to note that Daxos' token creatures are in fact Enchantments as well and trigger the effect. I tried to include any of the good non Constellation Enchantment creatures as well, like Spirit of the Labyrinth.

I would include Anointed Procession. It doubles all of your tokens, doubles your Constellation effects, etc. I also had huge issues finding cards that really fit the theme and were worthwhile.

thegigibeast on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

@Ohthenoises

The curse version of the deck is not the approach I would take, and I think it would be far less powerful but still a funny version for casual play.

I will try to come up with a functionnal Daxos the Returnedlist for further improvements.

thegigibeast on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

@Zenaku17

FOr now I don't think there has been a lot of discussion about Daxos the Returned, so unfortunately we have no decklist available for him ATM, but I still have a few suggestions for you.

If I was to build this deck, I would try to include things like Glistening Oiland Phyresis. You could have fun sacrificing Glistening Oilto cards like Auratog, returning it to your hands to cast it multiple times a turn and stack on exerience counters. From there, you could simply create some huge tokens with your commander, give them infect and swing to take down a player in 1/2 swings.

Luckily for you, W/B has access to good enchantments, enchantment support, good tutors, removal... For a tier 3 deck you are not in a bad spot. For sure, all the black tutors allowed by your budget (Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, Grim Tutorare amongst the best) would be good. More specific tutors like Enlightened Tutor, Idyllic Tutor would be good as well.

You have a lot of enchantment support, and depending on the route you decide to go you might need different enchantments, but on top of my head I would for sure try things like Ghostly Prison, Worship, Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence, Chains of Mephistopheles, Moat, Island Sanctuary, Luminarch Ascension, Sphere of Safety...

Speaking of enchantment support, I would try Academy Rector, Mesa Enchantress and mann others.

For lands, you always have the white version of Gaea's Cradle, Serra's Sanctum. You could also include Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth+ Cabal Coffers, with lots of tutors you could get those reliably and you would never miss mana.

You also have access to enchantment creatures, they would also trigger your exerience counters. Some hatebears also would not be that bad, and I am thinking about Spirit of the Labyrinth.

And also don't forget removal (lots of options so I won't list them all here.)

Good luck and if your decklist seems optimized enough don't be afraid to come back here for a review and improvements!

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