Elder Deep-Fiend


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Elder Deep-Fiend

Creature — Eldrazi Octopus


Emerge (You may cast this spell by sacrificing a creature and paying the emerge cost reduced by that creature's converted mana cost.)

When you cast Elder Deep-Fiend, tap up to four permanents.

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Elder Deep-Fiend Discussion

Coward_Token on The Devil On Your Shoulder - EDH Tempting Deals

6 days ago

Gonna do my usual mistake and not quit while I'm ahead: As Foretold (probably too slow without e.g. proliferate), Release to the Wind, Vexing Scuttler (dunno if you have enough disposable creatures) & Elder Deep-Fiend (kinda helps with the group slug aspect as well), Endless Obedience, Herald of Anguish

lukas96 on

3 weeks ago

Wow that deck changed a lot over night ;)

If you want to keep it UG thats of course fine.

Cyclonic rift and coax seem to be fine but im not a fan of Elder Deep-Fiend its effect is not that great and you should defenitely play more tks and smasher.

Why dont you have Sylvan Scrying and Chromatic Sphere in there they are tron staples for a reason;)

Pieguy396 on Help wanted, enquire within. Emerge ...

1 month ago

I'd consider going with a more graveyard-focused approach; you can run value 3-drops like Champion of Wits, but also Delve cards like Hooting Mandrills that can get your Elder Deep-Fiend out as early as turn 3 with not a ton of setup - T1 fetchland, Thoughtseize, T2 land, Thought Scour, Bananaman, T3 land, attack with Bananaman, stop on opponent's upkeep, EDF them. That seems sweet.

BS-T on Help wanted, enquire within. Emerge ...

1 month ago

I've been thinking about creating a modern deck for ages but nothing has really jumped out at me as attractive until a couple of quite recent discoveries - the not very wallet friendly "End Foretold" and some cheeky use of Elder Deep-Fiend for fun and profit.

Since the EDF approach is a bit more realistic for me right now I wanted to gather some help pursuing a direction, I'm not planning on taking the deck to the pro tour or anything but I do want it to kick a bit of butt.

I can't totally decide if I should go Temur (seems like value town), Grixis (for awesome black removal) or even just stay in UR but I know I want to use a starting point of:

4x Elder Deep-Fiend, 4x Kozilek's Return, 4x Champion of Wits

I've considered several angles including using Glorybringer which I like for milking some value out of before emerge-saccing it; adding numerous sweepers like Sweltering Suns; Haunted Dead and Prized Amalgam; a discard package to control the early game and make sure the evil octopus gets to come to the party; Glyph Keeper; Cathartic Reunion and/or Burning Inquiry. I'm not fond of the Arbor Elf / Utopia Sprawl route like a popular SaffronOlive build, I want a different direction.

Not so bothered about covering the mana base just now, I can get to that later unless anyone has any amazing or 'out there' suggestions to discuss.

Thanks in advance, I'm excited to see if some ideas get rolling.

Pheardemons on Mono-Blue Eldrazi Tron

1 month ago

Here's a link to a deck to look into


I have honestly and seriously considered moving to mono-blue eldrazi. I have a special place for the artifact version though. I've been playing it for years.

Cards to consider: Conduit of Ruin, Sanctum of Ugin, Karn Liberated, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Eldrazi Mimic, Drowner of Hope, Elder Deep-Fiend, and of course the Titans. Especially Emrakul, the Aeons Torn.

Obviously you could do a subtheme of scions which may include other cards. I had a friend who had this deck in paper form and the deck was very consistent. I don't remember his 75, but if you playtest and refine this deck it can be very good.

Steaditup on Rashmi the Fun Engine

2 months ago

Prophet of Kruphix is illegal, unfortunately. I'm a fan of the emerge cards from Eldritch Moon for triggering Rashmi on the cheap. Elder Deep-Fiend is a good one, as is Decimator of the Provinces.

I feel like X spells are tempting but good to avoid as well, since hitting them with Rashmi wastes them. Altered Ego is an exception; it's great to cast to trigger Rashmi and great to hit from Rashmi as well.

Browbeating your opponents with value is a good option, too. Fable of Wolf and Owl is amazing for flooding the board, and Shardless Agent can get a lot done if your budget allows for it.

Rashmi is a really fun commander and I'm glad you're giving her a try.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Challenge: The Budget EDH Name ...

2 months ago

Elder Deep-Fiend. Eldrazi subtheme? Cause everyone likes those, right? Right?

gilapeuro on Starter Dimir

4 months ago

Welcome to the Magic community and congrats on building your first deck! You can certainly build around your commander but if you would rather double down on the Lovecraft-style monster theme, consider adding some more ramp to the deck and some cards that will let you do silly things because your sea-monsters. Of course, you can't forget to add some more tentacled monsters as well. With that in mind, here are a some of my suggestions for the deck. Hope this helps and that the building goes well for you!

Cthulu's Friends: Lorthos, the Tidemaker, Fleet Swallower, Stormtide Leviathan, Sire of Stagnation, Scourge of Fleets, Stormsurge Kraken, Elder Deep-Fiend, Kederekt Leviathan, Trench Gorger, Inkwell Leviathan, Deep-Sea Kraken, Grozoth

Ramp: Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Hedron Archive, Thought Vessel, Thran Dynamo, Talisman of Dominance, Mind Stone, Dreamstone Hedron, Commander's Sphere, Dreamscape Artist, Walking Atlas

Cheat-y Stuff: Quest for Ula's Temple, Quicksilver Amulet, Whelming Wave, Omen Machine, Braids, Conjurer Adept, Gate to the AEther, Gate to the AEther, Timesifter, Paradox Haze

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