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Korvold and the Suicide Squad

Commander / EDH BRG (Jund)

Mitchelljoneill


Introducing Korvold and the Suicide Squad

This deck was originally led by Adun Oakenshield and titled "Adun Oakenshield and the Suicide Squad" until recently. This deck can still be piloted by Adun Oakenshield. But, the deck performs significantly better under Korvold, Fae-Cursed King due to the card advantage from sacrificing. What is truly amazing is how much fun I had using Adun Oakenshield, compared to how much MORE fun I am having using Korvold, Fae-Cursed King. I had no idea my experience could get better. May Adun rest in peace as a sideboard commander for future games.

Moment of silence for Adun Oakenshield may his suicide squad wreak havoc under their new king

Anyways...

Let's get into the nitty gritty of the purpose of this deck.

The suicide squad consist of 9 creatures with haste that all have "At the beginning of the end step sacrifice this creature" They are the true stars of the deck. The reason why I built my deck around these cards is because I feel like they are not used in commander often and they deserve some love. My favorite of the 10 suicide squad cards is Lightning Skelemental. It's just a badass card!

How do I get value out of using creatures that simply off themselves?

That is a really great question. There are several ways to gain value, the easiest of course is to sacrifice them before the end step, in the second main phase after attacking. Cards like Attrition, Greater Good, Skullclamp, Phyrexian Altar and Phyrexian Tower provide great ways to give yourself an advantage after swinging for the fences with these hasty bois.

Another way to get value is to create recurring copies of the suicide squad, for example Feldon of the Third Path can create a token copy of any of the suicide squad every single turn as long as they are in the graveyard, Mimic Vat can also create a copy every turn.

What do I do after I have cast all 10 of the suicide squad creatures?

Well that's easy! Just bring them back from your graveyard to your hand/play! Coffin Queen,Oversold Cemetery, Phyrexian Reclamation, and Volrath's Stronghold all help recur in some way.

6 or 7 damage at a time is too slow... How can I buff these creatures up?

Packing the punch is necessary for all decks, in this deck I run Berserkers' Onslaught, Kessig Wolf Run and Xenagos, God of Revels to effectively one shot other players all the time.

Primal Forcemage and Centaur Garden make for great ways to buff creatures up too.

I haven't drawn a suicide squad creature yet! What Gives?

Defense of the Heart can grab 2 creatures and bring them straight to play. Fauna Shaman also works extremely well because as you discard creatures they essentially become an extension of your hand because of all of the graveyard recursion in the deck.

When sacrificing Defense of the Heart here are some fun creature pairs to grab.

The Gitrog Monster + Ramunap Excavator This creature combo has tons of value.

Xenagos, God of Revels + Selvala, Heart of the Wilds Go to combat, give Selvala, Heart of the Wilds haste to use her ability right away. Target Selvala, Heart of the Wilds if there are no other targets for net 3 mana.

Xenagos, God of Revels + Putrefax Sometimes you just got a kill someone with infect.

Birds of Paradise + Somberwald Sage Ramp Ramp Ramp

How else can I get value from Korvold, Fae-Cursed King?

Like many Korvold decks, I've included lands that trigger sacrificing such as Lake of the Dead, Fabled Passage, Evolving Wilds, Lotus Field, Lotus Vale, Scorched Ruins and Terramorphic Expanse. These lands all will trigger card draw when Korvold is on the battlefield, and you can get a ton of value if either Crucible of Worlds, The Gitrog Monster and/or Ramunap Excavator are on board.

Why is Gravity Sphere in the deck?

Because I do not like losing to flying

Why is Diamond Valley in the deck?

While Diamond Valley is a bit of a flex.

This card works really well if Primal Forcemage or Xenagos, God of Revels are in play because it will be a guaranteed 4 - 7 life gained every time I activate Diamond Valley. Plus I get to draw a card and buff Korvold. Now that's what I call VALUE

And even if my board state is poor, gaining 1 life doesn't hurt either. Every life point counts.

I want to win quick, any infinite combos?

There is one infinite combo which is quite fun. But it requires a fair amount of set up. First, Korvold, Fae-Cursed King along with Phyrexian Altar and Aluren need to be on board. You can now cast creatures cmc 3 or lower for free. Cast the card Endless Cockroaches and proceed to sacrifice it to Phyrexian Altar over and over again. This will then trigger Korvold, Fae-Cursed King's passive, allowing you to draw a new card, and add a +1/+1 counter to Korvold, Fae-Cursed King. Endless Cockroaches will return to your hand every time you sacrifice him, cast endless cockroaches again and again for free. Proceed to do this until you have added enough mana in your mana pool to draw an unstoppable board state.

Honorable mentions

Gleancrawler: Sacrifice creatures relentlessly, as your opponents watch in awe knowing you'll just get them back in your hand on your end step.

Lifeline: This is Gleancrawler on crack, with a caveat of having to group-hug. Lifeline is a amazing when both Korvold, Fae-Cursed King and any of the suicide squad creatures are in play because they will not only be sacrificed on your end step, triggering card draw from Korvold, Fae-Cursed King they will be sacrificed on every end step on every players turn.

Traverse the Outlands: RAMPPPPPPPPPP

Aluren+Sneak Attack: Ain't nobody got time to pay for creatures.

Rite of the Raging Storm: You get a Lightning Rager! And YOU get a Lightning Rager!

Sundial of the Infinite: Keep things that should be leaving play

Oh wait, Berserkers' Onslaught so he has double strike :D

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20% Casual

80% Competitive

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Date added 8 months
Last updated 3 weeks
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

10 - 0 Mythic Rares

54 - 0 Rares

17 - 0 Uncommons

8 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.48
Tokens None Copy Clone, 1/1 Elemental, 2/2 Morph
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