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Hello and welcome to my morph edh deck!


The main goal of this deck is to have fun and play mind games with your opponents by putting unknown, potential threats on the board in the form of face down creatures.

This causal Edh deck wants to get creatures face down (whether they have morph or not). After that you can make big (and potentially lethal) plays that come out of nowhere to catch your opponent off guard, or control your opponents by suggesting that you have a scary face down creature.
(There is nothing more satisfying then un-morphing a Phage the Untouchable right after they declare no blockers.)

Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa
Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa is the real commander of the deck, and Silas Renn, Seeker Adept is in mostly for his colors.

Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa makes for a strong morph commander as he gives all of your face down 2/2's much needed evasion in the form of pseudo flying. This makes all of your face down creatures potential threats and makes your opponents stay on their toes.

Silas Renn, Seeker Adept can get you some key artifacts that get destroyed, or help you recover after a complete board wipe. He also gets the evasion from Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa, and don't underestimate the power of having a creature deathtouch, it can be a great rattlesnake.
Mastery of the unseen While this deck does have traditional morphing creatures, the main way we get creatures without morph face down on the battlefield is by manifesting them.

The Manifesting Engines

Another important key to manifesting is top deck manipulation, as it will allow you to pick what you want to manifest.
  • Scroll Rack is the best because it allows you to manifest directly from your hand.
  • Sensei's Divining Top is another great option for choosing what you want to manifest.
  • Sylvan Library. More control over the top of your deck as well as some card draw for extra life.
  • Conch Horn. Not the best, but will draw you some extra cards and allow you to manifest from your hand (also it is repeatable with Silas Renn, Seeker Adept).
Illusionary Mask is a strange card and a great morphing machine, but I suggest you go read the updated oracle text on it because the text on the card is just bonkers. Basically it allows you to put any creature face down for it's mana cost (or more if you want to hide it's identity), and you turn it face up if it taps or deals/receives damage. Brave the Sands helps you attack in with creatures morphed with the mask.
Temple of Plenty Morphing and manifesting is expensive (especially with high cmc creatures). These are a few 'more specific' choices for the mana base of the deck.

Lands

Guilded Lotus

Other Mana Sources

Blightsteel The main win condition for this deck is to swing in with face down big creatures.

The Main Four


Eater of Days and Phyrexian Dreadnought can't one shot, but will still take out big chunks of life. They have a negative effect as a downside to their low CMC, but you should be able to avoid it using manifest.

Spellstealer Play mind games with your opponents using the power of suggestion to gain leverage over them. Just mention these and it will make your opponents think twice about playing a big game swinging spell.

Spell Manipulators

All is dust

Removal


V Tutor While normally I'm not a big fan of loading up my deck with tutors, they can be quite interesting in this deck. Tutors that reveal the card to your opponents can make the mind games all the more interesting.

Tutors

Ghasty These are just remaining utility cards and some tips for playing this deck.

Other Notable Cards

Meekstone

Tips!

  • Try not to tap out if possible. You lose all your leverage over your
    opponents if you can't flip your creatures. Also with Mastery of the Unseen, just manifest at the end of your opponents turns.
  • Try to get a manifesting engine out as soon as possible, otherwise this
    deck has a tendency to drop dead later in the game.
  • Make sure you keep track of how your creatures are getting face down.
    There are three different rules for flipping up creatures depending on how
    they were put there.
  • With Illusionary Mask if you have a load of mana just sitting there, try
    masking your creatures to match Phage the Untouchable mana cost. It will
    make your opponents very uneasy and that's already a win in my book.
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This deck was inspired by Ninja Bob's Rasputin Dreamweaver deck which can be found here.


If you have any suggestions please share them, they are greatly appreciated.

Suggestions

Updates Add

Haven't updated this deck for a while but after playing with it some more I found myself not getting enough colored mana. Here are the changes.

In:

+ Reflecting Pool Good for getting more colors. Thanks to Dobby_The_Planeswalker for the suggestion.

+ City of Brass Same as above. Thanks to Dobby_The_Planeswalker for the suggestion.

+ Ainok Survivalist Just some good utility on a morph creature. Thanks to glembo for the suggestion.

+ Cloudform While not repeatable can cause major problems for opponents if you get it with a creature like Blightsteel Colossus. Thanks to SirSh4ggy for the suggestion.

+ Lightform Same as above, as well as extra lifegain for Serra Avatar. Thanks to SirSh4ggy for the suggestion.

+ Long-Term Plans A cute tutor that words quite well with manifesting. Thanks to RazortoothMtg for the suggestion.

+ Commander's Sphere More color fixing and repeatable with Silas Renn, Seeker Adept. Thanks to Barsan for the suggestion.

Out:

- Tomb of the Spirit Dragon Never really got much use out of this card, I'll have to look for another source of life gain to keep Serra Avatar and Felidar Sovereign up.

- Zoetic Cavern Not very useful (great flavor though), replacing it for more colored mana.

- Trail of Mystery This card is just wayyyyyy to slow for me.

- Vanish into Memory Seems good on paper, not really in practice. I rarely found myself gaining any cards off of this.

- Mentor of the Meek Just never really found myself wanting to play him.

- Hunted Troll Good if you can cheat him out but gets chump blocked too easily.

- Seer's Lantern Just need more colored mana.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.48
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+1 Cloudform main
-1 Vanish into Memory main
-1 Trail of Mystery main
+1 Commander's Sphere main
+1 Reflecting Pool main
-1 Seer's Lantern main
-1 Tomb of the Spirit Dragon main
+1 City of Brass main
+1 Ainok Survivalist main
-1 Zoetic Cavern main
+1 Long-Term Plans main
-1 Mentor of the Meek main
-1 Hunted Troll main
+1 Lightform main
-1 Cloudform maybe
+1 Seer's Lantern maybe
+1 Zoetic Cavern maybe
+1 Trail of Mystery maybe
+1 Dusk maybe
+1 Mentor of the Meek maybe
and 30 other change(s)