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Alesha, Who Smiles At ETBs

Commander / EDH Combo RBW (Mardu)

lucasdtr


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Alesha Toolbox/Combo EDH.

If you like what you see, give it a +1 upvote! :D

Ok, so this is my first EDH deck. It changed a lot since I first put it together, and it kinda went the combo path. Still, it can be used as an aggro or control deck, so that's the main reason I love it: it's versatile. Every game is different from the previous ones, because all cards have such big interaction with each other, and every time I find new stuff to do with them.

That being said, I'll list the main combos and mechanics on the deck. There's probably some more combos that I haven't found yet, so be sure to tell me if I forgot anything. ;D

Combos:

  1. Siege-Gang Commander OR Beetleback Chief: Infinite 1/1 goblin tokens.
  2. Zulaport Cutthroat OR Murderous Redcap: Infinite damage (You don't need a third creature to make infinite damage if the sac outlet is Goblin Bombardment).
  3. Clone Shell: Get every creature that's on your deck into the battelfield.
  4. Mindclaw Shaman: Cast all Instant/Sorcery cards from every oponnent's hand.
  5. Fiend Hunter OR Duplicant: Exile all target creatures on the battlefield permanently.
  6. Gonti, Lord of Luxury: Exile all cards from every opponent's libraries.
  7. Solemn Simulacrum: Get every basic land that's on your library onto the battlefield and draw your entire library.
  8. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker: Create infinite copies of any of your creatures on the battlefield, thus getting infinite ETBs from these creatures. The copies also have haste.
  9. Anarchist: Return all of your Sorcery cards from your graveyard to your hand.
  10. Disciple of Bolas: Draw your entire library and gain that much life.
  11. Soul Warden: Gain infinite life.
  12. If Cathars' Crusade OR Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit are on the battlefield, you can get infinite +1/+1 counters on any other creature you control that's also on the battlefield due to the infinite ETBs.

Mechanics:

  • Anger and Fervor are nice for giving haste to every creature, specially Alesha. Also, if you manage to make infinite tokens and they all have haste, you can win the game on the same turn.

  • Reconnaissance is here get the Alesha trigger and make sure she doesn't die on combat. Also, pseudo vigilance is always good.

  • Altar of Dementia is a great sac outlet to mill yourself and get some good creatures in your graveyard to bring back with Alesha.

  • If you manage to bring back Master of Cruelties with Alesha and make it unblockable (Rogue's Passage OR Iroas, God of Victory), if any other creature does damage on this combat, that's a 1HKO.

  • Panharmonicon is great. Just that.

Yeah, I guess that's it. Let me know if you liked it (: Take it, twist it, and make it your own. And give me replies and suggestions, I'd love to hear them out :D

Peace!

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I like it! +1 it reminds me of my first alesha builds!

February 3, 2017 2:56 p.m.

Needs 100% more Strionic Resonator.

March 10, 2017 3:12 p.m.

StopShot says... #3

If you'd like even more ETB's I'd recommend Flameshadow Conjuring. This card also goes well with Mentor of the Meek as well.

April 25, 2017 10:08 p.m.

Treehugger003 says... #4

Some other cards to consider:1) Break Through the Line - serves as protection for the 2 power creatures

2) Terra Ravager - This one has some weird interactions on the first turn it gets pulled from the grave yard.

3) Gustcloak Savior - Recon on a creature. Granted it can't be recurred with Alesha.

4) Crypt Ghast or other black ramp works well.

5) When I was playing Alesha I found it helped to have a card like Pyroblast sometimes. I hate Cyclonic Rift

Enjoy the deck

Tree

April 26, 2017 4:06 p.m.

lucasdtr says... #5

Thank you all so much for your suggestions! :D It's been helping a lot!

Deathstroke2791, Strionic Resonator is really good in this deck, I just happen to hate this card SO MUCH (due to some of my friends abusing it's effect), that I couldn't put it in or I would feel like cheating my own conscience. But yeah, I would also recommend this card in a real competitive Alesha ETB deck!

StopShot, I actually didn't know Flameshadow Conjuring! It seems great, I'll give it a try, thank you so much! :D

Treehugger003, Break Through the Line is another card I didn't know! It really seems nice, specially with Master of Cruelties in the deck (which it is).Terra Ravager wouldn't work when recurred with Alesha, though, because it would enter the battlefield "tapped and attacking", which wouldn't trigger its "When Terra Ravager attacks" trigger.Gustcloak Savior is too heavy of a drop for it's effect, I think. There's also the problem that you mentioned that it can't be recurred with Alesha. And I find Reconnaissance to be perfect to do this kind of job for me.Crypt Ghast wouldn't work so well because I only have 4 swamps in the entire deck, and in most matches I won't have more than 2 or 3 swamps on the battlefield. Unless I can get to Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth (which happens sometimes, but not often enough), it wouldn't do much work.Pyroblast would help a lot, actually. I'm also tired of them Cyclonic Rifts.

April 28, 2017 4:22 p.m.

KABO5e says... #6

Anguished Unmaking over Mortify? 3 life for removal of creature restriction and exile instead of destroy? Or, 3 life for one less mana than Utter End.

Deflecting Palm is also a super fun, bitch move card for Boros.

May 24, 2017 8:54 p.m.

lucasdtr says... #7

KABO5e, I agree with Anguished Unmaking over Mortify. I've been using Anguished Unmaking on other decks and it's really good! I find Deflecting Palm really cool too, but I don't think it would work at my playgroup because pretty much no one has a win con that I could deflect this way. Most people in my meta use tokens, mill and stuff like this to win. Thanks for your suggestions!

May 25, 2017 7:51 p.m.

AMJacker says... #8

Did the rules change? I though you could only have cards the color of your Commander?

July 27, 2017 4:21 p.m.

Ares111123 says... #9

AMJacker yes the rules changed and you can now use any color from the color identity of your commander. The color identity of a card is determined by what symbols () are on the card no matter the location.

August 1, 2017 6:02 p.m.

KABO5e says... #10

Have you considered Eldrazi Displacer?

6 mana to use in the same turn you cast it is a lot for what it does, but it's repeatable in subsequent turns without casting a spell.

August 18, 2017 5:10 p.m.

lucasdtr says... #11

KABO5e yeah, I have considered Eldrazi Displacer. I didn't put it into the list because it can't be brought back with Alesha, and it does nothing by itself. I do think it is useful, but the fact that I have to use another reanimate card to bring it back in case it dies just makes me think it's not worth it.

August 23, 2017 4:58 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.26
Tokens 1/1 Goblin
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