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Commander / EDH RBW (Mardu) Reanimator Value Engine


Basic Idea:

Get some great value from pulling cards to hand using Kaalia, Zenith Seeker and using other draw spells, then discard them using wheel or discard spells like Wheel of Fortune or Faithless Looting , and then, cheat in your large flying monsters with things like Reanimate or Quicksilver Amulet . In the face of graveyard hate, use things like Sneak Attack or similar cheat effects from hand.

In this iteration, I have strayed away from ramp. The goal of the deck is to never cast a creature from hand for its casting cost until very late game. So we only really need to hit Kaalia's casting cost on turn 3 (no need for sol ring/I am trying to be contrarian). Chromatic Lantern is to fix our mana, Arcane Signet is the new required card in commander (it also is a good turn 2 play), and Dragon's Hoard is half mana rock, half draw engine with this deck.

List of all ramp cards (3):

Chromatic Lantern , Arcane Signet , Dragon's Hoard

Removal is vital to any semi-competitive deck. The list here for the most part could be changed to your favorite RWB removal spells.

List of all removal cards (13):

Dragon Tempest , Nahiri, the Harbinger , Malfegor , Necropolis Fiend , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thunder Dragon , Vilis, Broker of Blood , Magmaquake , Earthquake , Damnation , Wrath of God , Crackling Doom , Mortify , Utter End

While having huge creatures in your hand is good, having huge creatures in your graveyard is even better. There are different effects we use to chuck things to the GY, discarding, tutoring, milling, wheeling. All unique in their own way.

List of all discard cards (14):

Nahiri, the Harbinger , Sarkhan, Fireblood , Avaricious Dragon , Malfegor , Mindwrack Demon , Burning Inquiry , Dark Deal , Faithless Looting , Reforge the Soul , Wheel of Fate , Wheel of Fortune , Wild Guess , Ransack the Lab , Entomb

All good EDH decks have tutors. I have only included a few. They can be removed for cost reasons, or added to if cost isn't a problem. IMO, the only necessary ones are Gamble and Entomb , the rest are good but not necessary.

Any card (2):

Demonic Tutor , Gamble

Creature (2):

Entomb (into GY), Nahiri, the Harbinger (or artifact)

Your opponent may see Kaalia, Zenith Seeker and say, I have 5 more turns until he can cast his angel/demon/dragon. But turn 4 they are hitting the field one way or another. We can Exhume turn 4 and no one will have any value to reply with. We can Sneak Attack in a Karmic Guide to pull a Bladewing the Risen who triggers a Bladewing's Thrall and also pulls a Thunder Dragon to wipe the board. Countless options. Countless targets.

List of all cheating from graveyard to play (15):

Animate Dead , Diabolic Servitude , Necromancy , Bladewing the Risen , Bladewing's Thrall , Bruna, the Fading Light , Karmic Guide , Reya Dawnbringer , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Exhume , Reanimate , Rise of the Dark Realms , Victimize , Grimoire of the Dead , Corpse Dance

List of all cheating into play from hand (4):

Kaalia of the Vast , Aether Vial , Sneak Attack , Quicksilver Amulet

Cheating into play from deck (1):

Nahiri, the Harbinger

And yes. The title is spelled wrong. Comment down below and continue to tell me to spell check. It is an old meme.


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Date added 11 months
Last updated 7 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

16 - 0 Mythic Rares

42 - 0 Rares

16 - 0 Uncommons

7 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.05
Tokens 1/1 City's Blessing, 6/6 Dragon
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Revision 18 See all

7 months ago)

+1 Avacyn, Angel of Hope main
-1 Dragon's Hoard main
-1 Plains main