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Morphing Mind Games: Morph EDH

Commander / EDH Casual Control GWUB Theme/Gimmick

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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 unseenWhile 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.
Temple of PlentyMorphing 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

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

The Main Four


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

SpellstealerPlay 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 TutorWhile 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

GhastyThese 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

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After playing this deck for a couple of games I realized that I have very little card draw options and often found my hand empty.

+ Conch Horn. A repeatable Brainstorm if you can get in with Silas Renn, Seeker Adept. Helps with top deck control.
+ Sylvan Library. For extra card draw and top deck control.
+ Vanish into Memory. Extra card draw and allows me to flip unwanted manifested creatures. Thanks to Barsan for the suggestion.
+ Fractured Identity. Combos well with negative ETB triggers and kills everybody when it targets Phage the Untouchable. Thanks to Barsan for the suggestion.
+ Zoetic Cavern. Flavorful ramp and extra face down threat. Thanks to Barsan for the suggestion.
- Ebonblade Reaper. Felt far to weak, I only ever used him once per game.
- Sakura-Tribe Elder. Out for Zoetic Cavern.
- Voidslime. Was mostly filler.
- Dimir Signet. Didn't need the extra mana rock.
- Standard Bearer Felt like a downgraded Spellskite. Didn't feel that I need two.

Comments

99% Casual

Competitive





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Date added 4 months
Last updated 3 months
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.52
Tokens 1/1 Faerie
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Top rank #6 on 2017-10-09
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3 months ago)

+1 Dusk / Dawn maybe
+1 Ezuri, Claw of Progress maybe
+1 Leveler maybe
+1 Venser, the Sojourner maybe
+1 Ainok Survivalist maybe