keranos edh control designed for multiplayer play

General gameplan is control, permission and attrition, this is done via multiple board wipes and mass bounce, a plethora of counterspells, card draw, and mass land destruction. The deck runs plenty of land to draw with keranos, as well as plenty of scry effects to ensure drawing more lands than opponents after a mass wipe.

Although this is a control/land destruction themed deck, it of course has a few win conditions in the late game, the primary one being keranos himself via bolt damage or devotion beats.

The secondary win conditions are planeswalkers.

Although very squishy in multiplayer edh, sticking any of these planeswalkers followed by a Jokulhaups often gives them enough safety to be able to ultimate, which usually wins you the game if not leaning it in your favor.

The planeswalkers and enchantment combined give plenty of devotion to activate keranos, and both usually stick around after a Jokulhaups.

Oftentimes, sticking either enchantments or walkers before a board wipe results in massive card advantage and tips the game in my favor!



WhatIsStudying says... #1

I feel that Impending Disaster would be a solid include. Also if you add a few more mana rocks and Dramatic Reversal, you have an infinite combo for infinite mana and to draw your deck with Sensei's Divining Top. Then you have a ton of different ways to win. Aetherflux Reservoir to laser everyone is always fun.

September 14, 2017 1:56 p.m.

Impending Disaster seems definitely good with the land destruction theme, i'll throw it in maybeboard and think about what to cut

I built this deck before reversal was printed, and it does seem decent but like you said, I don't run nearly enough mana rocks

Also, although that is a powerful combo, this is more of a permission/resource denial control deck, so I'm more concerned with countering removal/answers/threats until I can cast a few enchantmenta and walkers followed by a board wipe than comboing off, its painfully slow to win but such is the nature of group slug/attrition themes

Thanks for the suggestions/comment!

September 14, 2017 2:39 p.m.

Ziembski says... #3

How about Smoke? I've been running low creature (actually creatureless) Keranos and it is really good to have onboard.Also Decree of Annihilation clears EVERYTHING but enchantments, so Keranos stays and lets you get back into play faster than others.

I see Isochron Scepter so why not also run Paradox Engine? That howver might require more nonland mana sources.

Reiterate + Mana Geyser for infinite mana?

September 15, 2017 3:40 a.m.

I own both smoke and FTV decree, have ran them in the early stages of the deck build

Smoke is too low impact, usually they just untap their biggest or best creature anyway and it never seems to stop creature decks as intended when i playtested it

Decree is not worth it, its far too mana intensive and the exile effect is too high risk, when I ran it, I was not once able to find a good time to cast it so it was a dead card a majority of games

This deck is more concerned with counterspells and board wipes, being an LD control deck, I blow up my own lands frequently and have very limited access to lands to be able to cast multi-card infinite combos

I know combos are strong in edh, but this deck just doesnt have room to be a combo deck as I've dedicated it fully to a control deck, I own mizzix/niv mizzet and I run tons of infinite combos in them, but they both have been retired for years

Thanks for the suggestions!

September 15, 2017 7:04 a.m.

Smoke is actually worth considering sideboard based on meta so ill add it there

September 17, 2017 6:09 p.m.

Ziembski says... #6

Also, Meishin, the Mind Cage is quite crazy in creature heavy meta.

September 18, 2017 2:58 a.m.

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 2 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.23
Tokens 1/1 Elemental, Dack, Jace, 3/3 Frog Lizard, Teferi, 3/3 Ape, 1/1 Insect, Chandra
Folders Need to playtest, EDH, Interesting Edh
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Revision 5 See all

2 months ago)

-1 Dissipate side
+1 Smoke side
+1 Nin, the Pain Artist maybe
+1 Dramatic Reversal maybe