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

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

n0bunga


Description

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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.

Dark Depths Like my little buddy, Lord Jabu-Jabu, this gigantic beast of a land presents an immediate threat. But we have a trick. Using Thespian's Stage we can make a copy of the land, without any of the counters! And out pops Lord Jabu-Ja- I mean, Marit Lage.

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.

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 Brass, Scorched Ruins , Strip Mine 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.

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

Updates

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Hello my wonderful Zora!

Just wanted to mweep on by and let you know there are a few more Legend of Zelda themed cards that will be replaced to fit the gimmick.

I will make another update when they arrive!

Comments

Snaptune says... #1

Awesome deck, awesome description, awesome theme. I don't think much else needs to be said. +1

October 7, 2016 1:50 p.m.

jtaddeo says... #2

I think I would replace Rampant Growth with Kodama's Reach. It's one more mana to also get a land to hand too. Skyshroud Claim can also be better than Explosive Vegetation especially cause you have the Bayou and because of the untapped, although both are good.

October 8, 2016 2:04 p.m.

beninator says... #3

This is too funny for me to not upvote. Kudos for a great theme!

October 8, 2016 2:41 p.m.

n0bunga says... #4

Thank you kind Zora, jtaddeo; this list is now updated with these excellent methods to continue the flowing of my lands.

October 8, 2016 6:44 p.m.

jtaddeo says... #5

Definitely a great deck and I respect that you don't shy away from purchasing expensive cards. Toxic Deluge, Maelstrom Pulse, and Pernicious Deed are all excellent at what they do if you find yourself ever wanting more removal, but great list! The rest of the eligible fetches sure wouldn't hurt either haha

October 8, 2016 8:03 p.m.

n0bunga says... #6

All wonderful suggestions kind Zora, jtaddeo. What are your thoughts on the new Demon of Dark Schemes??

October 8, 2016 8:56 p.m.

Catgroove says... #7

I personally don't feel like Energy is what this deck should go for. But if you want to give it a go with Demon of Dark Schemes, then I would suggest you also trying to fit in some other cards that work well with him. Mainly Phyrexian Altar, which in itself is a decent card, and Myr Battlesphere (infinite black mana, infinite tokens, and infinite energy counters) or Marionette Master (infinite black mana, infinite life loss).

October 9, 2016 4:12 p.m.

n0bunga says... #8

Catgroove thank you for the input, mighty Zoran. I think I will continue on without the Demon, and keep the build I have.

October 9, 2016 4:54 p.m.

Jimmywow9721 says... #9

"Mweep. Mweep." +1 (Deck name + altered art made me laugh). "Mweep. Mweep."

October 10, 2016 6:05 p.m.

The2kman says... #10

Have you thought of getting any more alters? The first i though of is alter Barren Moor to be Shadow Link's island in the Water Temple.

October 11, 2016 6:38 p.m.

n0bunga says... #11

Mweep, mweep, mweep, mweepThe2kman that is a FANTASTIC idea, young Zora. Barren Moor does look exactly like that.

October 12, 2016 12:55 a.m.

forforforest says... #12

I never got into commander because no decks really spoke to me. This one does my friend. Thank you.! +1

October 14, 2016 12:12 p.m.

ulmo says... #13

October 15, 2016 3:24 p.m.

n0bunga says... #14

ulmo Greetings young Zora!

The Oracle was in originally but has since mweep mweep mweep'd over to a rather Strange Sorcerer who needed it for a rather daring duel

In exchange for his request, he offered a rather pretty Lotus Cobra that aides in flowing the lands of Hyrule through my deck and balls.

October 15, 2016 3:37 p.m.

ulmo says... #15

lol k

October 15, 2016 3:47 p.m.

NicoSP90 says... #16

Absolutely amazing!

October 19, 2016 12:40 p.m.

hamiam says... #17

Hahaha +1!

October 20, 2016 1:14 a.m.

Jixar says... #18

Where can I find those alternate art cards? They are amazing! +1 for a great deck as well

October 21, 2016 9:02 a.m.

n0bunga says... #19

Jixar The Link Eternal Witness belonged to an ebayer under the handle , and the Moon was done by someone named texasladydd, but I can't find their ebay page.

All of my general alters are hand painted by PimpMyDeck. You can find his awesome work on facebook.

October 21, 2016 9:38 a.m.

jrdnhwll says... #20

October 21, 2016 6:26 p.m.

GrandMeekster says... #21

Hail, King Zora!

I had just adopted my friend's Gitrog Monster deck (He said he had too many and gave me this one) and I've fallen in love with the deck. +1 for sure. (mweep mweep). Do you have any budget alternatives to this deck, or am I doomed to suck on the balls of the Monster for eternity?

October 21, 2016 8:24 p.m.

n0bunga says... #22

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Greetings, GrandMeekster! I am happy to hear that a young Zora such as yourself would like to know the feeling of having all of Hyrule's lands flow, through your deck and balls.

The most cost effective way to ensure a steady flow would perhaps include more Cycling lands.

But as I mentioned earlier, dear Zora. This is not for the faint of heart, nor the smallest of pockets. My favourite land that flows through me - Dakmor Salvage and one of my champion Zora - Skirge Familiar are crucial pieces to making sure I flow for eternity. Suitable cards to sift through my deck are necessary. All tutors are needed, and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is needed to shuffle the balls back into the deck.

  • King Zora Do Bon XVI

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October 22, 2016 10:43 a.m.

GrandMeekster says... #23

Thank you, King Zora. I had a friend who recently bestowed his Crucible of Worlds to me, and has made the deck incredibly fast. Thankfully, he added Dakmor Salvage before he gave it to me too, so I'll try to get my hands on a Skirge Familiar. I'll definitely add Kozilek too for the reshuffling effect.

Mweep Mweep. (Thanks again!)

October 23, 2016 10:03 p.m.

VulpesDaemon says... #24

What about Terravore to utilize those dead lands if you cant get land recursion

November 2, 2016 12:24 p.m.

n0bunga says... #25

VulpesDaemon Thank you kind Zora for your suggestion.

Unfortunately I don't really need a big stompy Zora like Terravore; I have multiple outlets to recur lands, and have them constantly flow through me. It was why I opted against Lord of Extinction.

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November 2, 2016 12:41 p.m.

wolfhead says... #26

that alter is too amazing,
i need it.

and the deck looks like some sweet, sweet golgari.
i would prefer an infinite mana outlet for exsanguinate,
but thats purely subjective.

November 14, 2016 4:34 p.m.

wolfhead says... #27

holy shit i just noticed world breakers art too, lol

November 14, 2016 4:35 p.m.

n0bunga says... #28

wolfhead

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Thank you kind zora for your wonderful words!

I don't know if you saw, but Dakmor Salvage + Skirge Familiar is the infinite mana outlet exsanguinate so long as I, King Zora Do Bon XVI am out on the field - to let that land flow through my deck and balls.

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Maybe take a gander at Eternal Witness too if you like the Zelda alts :)

November 14, 2016 4:54 p.m.

wolfhead says... #29

goddamn i forgot about all of king zoras text haha
ugh thats too cool

November 14, 2016 7:47 p.m.

n0bunga says... #30

wolfhead dear Zora, allow me to direct your attention to new alters.

Overgrown Tomb

Skirge Familiar

December 5, 2016 11:29 p.m.

Akujiki says... #31

I love me some frog legs for dinner, I don't know if Amulet of Vigor is to cute for this deck definitely sounds stupid with Splendid Reclamation and Scapeshift. I have a Gitrog list myself but not as tuned as that one :( .

December 8, 2016 3:45 p.m.

Drizzurp says... #32

I was upvote number 100! Cheers mate great deck!

December 15, 2016 9:05 a.m.

xeotech says... #33

That deck name. Roflmao. +1

December 15, 2016 10:45 p.m.

Human_Wizard says... #34

Great name and theme! +1

December 30, 2016 2:33 p.m.

n0bunga says... #35

Ender666666 fellow Zora, what do you think this deck is in need of?

January 17, 2017 11:39 a.m.

Flagellum says... #36

This deck is in dire need of more cowbell. Other than that there is always Bazaar of Baghdad which shouldn't be a problem for a king to purchase.

Dread Return: can return Skirge Familiar to the BF without any mana cost.

Reclaim/Regrowth/Noxious Revival: retrieves things from the yard. Noxious is the better of the 3.

Buried Alive/Jarad's Orders/Entomb: dredge tutors, or bin Skirge Familiar if you have a reanimation spell.

Other cute combos:

Devoted Druid + Quillspike : infinitely big critter for Jarad to sac.

Basalt Monolith + Mesmeric Orb : dig through your entire deck, one at a time.

January 26, 2017 10:46 a.m.

Flagellum says... #37

The most important addition to this deck would be Necrotic Ooze. Acts as a Skirge Familiar if it's in the GY. If Devoted Druid, Quillspike, and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord happen to be in the GY as well it's gg (all three can be placed in the GY by Buried Alive).

January 26, 2017 10:51 a.m.

n0bunga says... #38

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Terrific suggestions!

I will make sure to amend all of them post haste.

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January 26, 2017 11:06 a.m.

n0bunga says... #39

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Hello, beautiful Zora!

Another altered card has graced our deck and balls.

Please welcome, Putrid Imp!

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March 7, 2017 5:08 p.m.

n0bunga says... #40

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New alters for cards, my beautiful Zora.

March 24, 2017 7:59 p.m.

n0bunga says... #41

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My beautiful Zora, this marks the final foreseeable alter; the finishing outlet for the lands that cycle through my deck and balls.

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May 9, 2017 6:44 p.m.

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