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All of Hyrule's Lands Flow Through My Deck & Balls

Commander / EDH BG (Golgari) Competitive Dredge Infinite Combo Theme/Gimmick



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Sitting On My ThroneGreetings fellow Hyruleans! It is I, King Zora Do Bon XVI!

Fellow Zora Ender666666 gave me a wondrous idea to build a deck reflecting my MTG avatar, The Gitrog Monster. Some may already raise their hands and say "Wait! That's a Frog! And you are a mighty Zora King!" Peace be upon thee, I say. We are not so different in species, and more importantly, there's no better creature that reflects my purpose in Hyrule, sitting mightily high atop the Zora's Domain, allowing all of Hyrule's water to flow through me.

That is the essence of this deck - Dredging. Wonderful mechanic in other formats, and now one that is truly strong in EDH. Lands come and go, my graveyard is but another tool I can manipulate and recover so that those wonderful lands can be spent once more.

Dakmor Salvage + Skirge Familiar are the tools necessary to produce an infinite supply of land to flow through my deck and balls. Provided I, The Gitrog Monster am out on the battlefield, and not waiting for my dear Princess Ruto to return..

This Dredge can be accelerated into with the help of other static Discard outlets like Putrid Imp, Oblivion Crown and Noose Constrictor. These can help dredge through our deck, drawing from every additional land that hits the graveyard (that isn't Dakmor Salvage), thus drawing what we need. Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Gaea's Blessing ensure we do not mill ourselves by shuffling everything back. We do this until we draw or tutor Skirge Familiar, and change gears to discarding to infinite mana this way.

Walking Ballista is the main outlet you can utilize this infinite mana for - a wonderful way at wiping out opponents equally. This is one of the fastest ways to win, as you can sink your mana into the Ballista, remove a lethal amount of counters. Suppose someone were to counter the Ballista? That's fine! Simply continue the draw amd dredge engine until you hit it, or draw a tutor to get it and cast once more.

Praetor's Grasp is a great way to exile all opponent's libraries, but note it will take far longer to pull off, and in a tournament setting expect someone to ask you to go through the motions.

Crucible of Worlds + Glacial Chasm is like a lock for aggressive decks that have no way of dealing with it. To avoid the cumulative upkeep, sacrifice it to the Gitrog Monster and draw from that, and you may recast it again with Crucible of Worlds. This works exceptionally well if you've multiple effects that let you play additional lands per turn.

Squandered Resources isn't necessarily a combo, but it is a tool to ensure I'm generating mana for the land I'm passing through my deck and balls.

Faith of the Devoted is a new card from Amonkhet, and acts as a combo outlet for Skirge Familiar and Dakmor Salvage, without the need to actually retrieve any cards via dredge.

This is not for the faint of heart; this can be a very pricy deck. As it should be; while all lands flow through me regardless of their type, I prefer the finest class of land. Bayou, City of Traitors, Scorched Ruins, Lake of the Dead Wah ha ha! But I don't just give flippers away for free! I sell them for 500 Rupees a pa--*ahem pardon me, I was thinking of another time...

Expect a Bazaar of Baghdad to aide in this list as well over time.

Sadly, the mysterious world of Termina has reached the end of its 3 days! Now the moon is crashing down and we need to act fast. Here's a quick pile of cards we'd need in order to win:

  1. Rain of Filth
  2. Skirge Familiar
  3. Dakmor Salvage
  4. Praetor's Grasp
  5. Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

This pile works if we have at least in our pool, and at least 4 lands. The core idea is to have a ritual type effect, a discard outlet, Dakmor, Kozilek, and Praetor's Grasp. As you sac your lands, you will trigger my recycling ability and allow my to draw the remaining cards.

Thank you for taking the time to read this! If you're a fan of this, as always:+1


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 1.97
Tokens 3/3 Beast
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-1 Cabal Pit main
-1 Deathrite Shaman main
+1 Ad Nauseam main
-1 Squandered Resources main
+1 City of Traitors main
+1 Culling the Weak main
-1 Vampiric Tutor main
+1 Expedition Map main
-1 Skirge Familiar main
+1 Blooming Marsh main
+1 Phyrexian Tower main
+1 Carpet of Flowers main
-1 Oblivion Crown main
-1 Ramunap Excavator main
+1 Cabal Pit main
-1 Necromancy main
-1 Mox Diamond main
-1 Lotus Cobra main
-1 Lotus Petal main
+1 City of Solitude main
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