Sidisi, Brood Tyrant


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir Mythic Rare

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Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

Legendary Creature — Naga Shaman

Whenever Sidisi, Brood Tyrant enters the battlefield or attacks, put the top three cards of your library into your graveyard.

Whenever one or more creature cards are put into your graveyard from your library, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.

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Sidisi, Brood Tyrant Discussion

Team_Turn_Three on Tasigur Stax Analysis

6 hours ago

Drawing from JohnnyCrass' Tasigur Stax decklist:

Hoping to provide some constructive feedback to make the deck more competitive. :)

Hi Johnny,

Sorry for replying to you here! I wanted my comments to be public enough to possibly generate discussion. Twitter's character limit, however, makes this type of commentary a little tricky.

So, first of all, I want to say that I like the general direction you're going with the decklist. is arguably the strongest combination of colours in Commander and provides a lot of tools to build stax decks with (even in the absence of hatebears). There's a few structural issues with your deck I can identify right off the bat that I hope don't discourage you too much:

  1. Tasigur, the Golden Fang doesn't provide much to a stax deck as the general: Typically you want your Commander to help break the symmetry of most taxing and permanent-hating cards by generating some kind of recurring value or by serving as an asymmetrical lock piece in their own right. Good examples of this principle include: Derevi, Empyrial Tactician who is able to tap or untap lands under Winter Orb, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf who is able to hate on opponents' hands and generate value in the form of elf tokens or Leovold, Emissary of Trest who is an absurdly powerful, one-sided lock piece. Tasigur, the Golden Fang gets halfway there by being able to provide value over time but this ability is extremely overcosted (particularly when paired with resource-denying stax effects) and puts too much of the decision-making in your opponents' hands for an archetype like stax (which tends to hate on the entire table simultaneously). Ultimately, Tasigur, the Golden Fang really wants to be played as a more traditional control deck with the ability to grind value and reuse specific answers almost on-demand through political maneuvering with a combo win to back it up. You might want to consider running Thrasios, Triton Hero partnered with Tymna the Weaver instead to basically replicate Tasigur, the Golden Fang while also gaining another powerful, efficient draw engine and access to hatebears for additional stax effects. If you really want to stick to (and a lot of the really fun prison effects like The Abyss don't tend to play well with hatebears anyway) then I personally think Sidisi, Brood Tyrant makes for a very interesting, fun and atypical Opposition stax commander with the potential to assemble neat combos like Mesmeric Orb with Basalt Monolith for infinite tokens and something like Earthcraft to help produce a resource asymmetry. This doesn't mean you should give up on Tasigur, the Golden Fang, however. How to break parity is just an important consideration to make when building any stax deck.
  2. Your taxing/lock effects aren't particularly synergistic: Running effects like Thorn of Amethyst generally demands a particular type of deck construction to insure that they are hurting others more than they hurt you. You also want to be able to start playing stax pieces early and continuously to prevent opponents from breaking out of your lock. Your deck currently runs a high density of noncreature spells for which you end up having to pay more mana. This is extremely undesirable because your deck should be the most capable of playing from underneath your assorted lock pieces. The Doomsday package, for example, becomes a lot less powerful with a couple of tax effects on the board and it becomes extremely risky with something like Arcane Laboratory out. Also, you aren't hating on many types of mana production that you easily could be such as creature-based mana (e.g. Birds of Paradise) using a card like Cursed Totem or lands using Winter Orb. In a nutshell, I can identify a few too many specific anti-synergies and I can't really identify an especially cohesive resource denial plan. If you want to discuss specific cards and interactions in greater depth, please hit us up on Facebook at:
  3. Finally, you should consider the average casting cost of your cards: stax decks are not like storm decks in that they don't need to play a critical mass of spells rapidly in order to produce a win. That said, resource denial is rarely entirely asymmetrical and, as such, it's important to play a pretty lean deck if you are committed to the strategy. Again, breaking parity (which I referred to as "creating a resource asymmetry") needs to be your goal at every level. You should strongly consider cutting some of your more expensive spells in favor of stuff that will help you produce more resources than opponents or, alternatively, help you set up a board state more favorable to your shenanigans more quickly. Things like Carpet of Flowers or more mana rocks.

Again, feel free to message us on Facebook if you'd like to discuss any of these points in greater depth. We easily could--just had to keep it relatively brief on account of time constraints! Note that these suggestions are really in the context of a particular competitive EDH meta that we're used to and may not be the best advice for your specific playgroup. That said, we're always excited to discuss Commander strategy and theory. And thanks so much for checking out the videos! :)




Thanks so much for watching,

Team Turn Three (Jesse, Ivan and Niven)

rrosenthal2019 on Mirror-Mad Memes.

5 days ago

If you all think I should go an entirely different way with this deck (Make it a graveyard style deck instead of what it is) in order to make it more competitive, I'd definitely be up for the idea. Just make sure to suggest things to me, as I have no idea how that type of deck really works. By this I'm talking about stuff with maybe Sidisi, Brood Tyrant or even Momir Vig, Simic Visionary

enpc on Tasigur EDH

6 days ago

Your deck feels all over the shop. You have a combo more suited to Sidisi, Brood Tyrant (though lacking some of the primary pieces) but then are running some heavy hitter battlecruiser pieces without the ramp. I get that you're trying to reanimate them but then you're missing some staple reanimator cards. Also, large self mill effects like Traumatize are a bad idea. unless you're going for a hardcore reanimator deck (even then) you should be trying to control what you mill and what you don't. Just hitting your library for chunks of cards is not a smart idea.

My advice would be to pick a win condition and the ngo from there. Do you want to win via combo or beatdown? usually, those are fairly mutually exclusive.

Vininn126 on Monster Reborn

2 weeks ago

Why not make Sidisi, Brood Tyrant your commander? She mills you and makes zombies!

WarrKing on Gisa & Geralf's nifty little undeath machine

3 weeks ago

Grimgrin makes a extremly good zombie deck. I loved running him. I ended having to rebuild the deck with Sidisi, Brood Tyrant at the helm for enchantment removal, my playgroup was running Rest in Peace which completly destroyed me. If thats npt a fear in your group, Definitly go Grimgrin, he is just so potent. The deck looks good, only thing i would add, is Wonder (if you are okay with another non-zombie in the deck.

Abres_Tenelles on Brood War (Sidisi EDH)

1 month ago

Makes me want to try Sidisi, Brood Tyrant. Maybe with Phenax, God of Deception in it.

Would Oversold Cemetery, Phyrexian Reclamation, or Sheoldred, Whispering One help in getting creatures back into play?

Johnnojay on Unbeatable $20 Self Mill

1 month ago


That makes sense about Mirror-Mad Phantasm Thanks for the advice, Currently Laboratory Maniac sits in my deck with Unburial Rites but in my ~15 games I've yet to utilize the combo. (I've got a few dual lands to use the flashback)


Fantastic advice Sidisi, Brood Tyrant looks crazy, how many do you suggest I run? I'll try to trade for it to keep the deck budget.I'll work on my land situation today, seek some dual tapped lands or what not. Cheers.


Delve looks awesome, Haven't heard of it before today so I'll investigate. Fantastic advice, I'll edit the deck over the next 24 hours. Check back in, Cheers !

Hyato on Unbeatable $20 Self Mill

1 month ago

I'd add at least 2 more islands. Playing three colors with just basic lands can get you in a tough spot when you need some island and you have less than 10% chance of getting it. Personally, I wouldn't set any deck with less than 20 lands. It might be just crazyness from me, but I don't like the odds of anything below that.

But I'd recommend adding more Satyr Wayfinder and Mulch to find lands quicker. On my deck (also self mill budget) I used Grisly Salvage.

You could also check Sidisi, Brood Tyrant. I found her recently and started thinking about adding some blue to my deck haha

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