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Arthas, Lord of Sultai (Sidisi EDH)

Commander / EDH BUG (Sultai) Combo Infect Mill Reanimator Zombie



All Life Must End

The frozen continent of Northrend - my icy domain,

Icecrown Glacier - the throne from where I reign.

My psychic link to The Scourge; the relentless undead,

Frostmourne yearns for lives; more bodies to behead.

Conquering Azeroth will be a simple feat,

By summoning my damned legion; my undead fleet.

Let the Alliance fall swiftly; slay all that are defiant,

On this plane I am known as Sidisi, Brood Tyrant.

Let the blood drown the weak; let the world face a purge,

For this is the hour of the Undead Scourge.


This deck is built heavily around graveyard manipulation, token generating and multiple ways to defeat your opponents either simultaneously, or one by one.

The staple combo is Basalt Monolith + Mesmeric Orb . The two can mill my entire deck as Kozilek reshuffles everything back in, creating an infinite number of the Undead Legion.They can all be sacrificed to Altar of Dementia to mill everyone's library. Or alternatively, with Lich Lord of Unx on the field at the same time, we could drain someone's life total.

Another combo to utilize the infinite mill incorporates Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Tatterkite and the Altar. As Mikaeus gives all undying, we can sacrifice this scarecrow and it comes back to the battlefield, however it does so without any counters, as per its text. So we can do this an infinite amount of times in the same fashion as the Basalt/Mesmeric combo.

An alternate way to win with our legion is to drain our opponent's life. Once we have a sufficient amount on the battlefield, cycle Gempalm Polluter. This is a staple for 1v1, and can also be brought back to our hand to do it again.

Eternal Scourge + Food Chain + Misthollow Griffin should net us one mana of any colour as we can cast it from exile, producing an infinite amount of coloured mana to spend on casting myself from the command zone. We can do this an infinite number of times, milling my deck and have Kozilek, Butcher of Truth reshuffle everything back to raise the scourge.

If you prefer more of an aggressive approach, Triumph of the Hordes should be an easy way to clear a table with beyond lethal infect.

Included in our spellbook are multiple ways to reanimate the grave. Living Death, Reanimate, Dread Return, Animate Dead, Necromancy are the classic inclusions.

For any Warcraft fans, or those who wish for the former Glory of the Undead Scourge: +1

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Daedalus19876 says... #2

I know you've seen this before, but you might find something useful from my Sidisi deck :)

I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

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(Also, how did you make all text on this page italic?)

December 14, 2016 3:31 p.m.

n0bunga says... #3

Daedalus19876 Arthas owes much to your primer, sir.

(I was tinkering around to try and change the background, and this happened, lol)

December 14, 2016 4:11 p.m.

n0bunga says... #4

Small update: Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is in. Phenax originally was but didn't really like him all that much.

I've thought of going beyond my budget and include Liliana of the Veil - any other Sidisi players use her?

December 17, 2016 9:42 p.m.

I would argue that Flip Liliana is better in a Sidisi deck and LotV. She's a creature if you mill her, and also the reanimation ability is way more relevant than the sacrifice ability. Also, I've been thinking about trying out Liliana, the Last Hope in my Sidisi deck. All 3 of her abilities seem strong

December 17, 2016 11:06 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #6

n0bunga: I have a great fondness for Phenax, he definitely pulls his weight in my deck.

I think both 3-drop non-baby Lilianas are weak in EDH TBH. Their greatest strength is their mana/power ratio, which is less of a big deal in EDH.

December 18, 2016 12:43 a.m.

n0bunga says... #7

Thank you both for the input. Daedalus19876 I could totally understand why you'd like Phenax! Don't get me wrong I see his potential in this deck; he's just never a strategy I actively tutor for, and like other good cards, whenever I do happen upon him I'm usually winning anyway.

And that's a fair point regarding the non-flip Lilianas. I figured her discard ability would be good. Baby Liliana already has proven to be extremely useful for me. Something as simple as block/sac'ing with Papa Tribe Elder triggers her flip with ease.

Have you ever used Flip Jace?

December 18, 2016 7:06 a.m.

n0bunga says... #8

Kessig Cagebreakers was another thought.

December 18, 2016 7:16 a.m.

Guardians says... #9

Just wondering, is there a way to make this a bit more budget? Is there a $100 way to make this deck with some amount of consistency

December 18, 2016 11:56 a.m.

n0bunga says... #10

Guardians absolutely! First thing - cut out the foils. Secondly, Kozilek could be substituted for Dread - it will always be in the library.

The catch is you have to rely on the Basalt Monolith and Mesmeric Orb combo. But that is definitely very consistent. Daedalus19876 made an awesome and budget deck for Sidisi and I encourage you to check it out. I guess Gaea's Blessing could be included to mill and shuffle the whole graveyard back in again though.

And while I personally love the revised dual lands you could save about $500 and shave them off for basics. It's just with ramp like skyshroud claim, getting Bayou and Overgrown Tomb or Tropical Island and Breeding Pool goes a long way.

December 18, 2016 1:03 p.m.

JohnnyBaggins says... #11

I'm a huge fan of Soul of Innistrad in Sidisi decks. It's a massive, deathtouching beater that is immesively powerful while in play and super relevant if milled into the yard. It usually was the best card in the old Sidisi Whip decks in Standard and I'm just a fan of the card overall.

December 18, 2016 7:41 p.m.

Quicksilver says... #12

December 21, 2016 1:20 p.m.

n0bunga says... #13

I did run it at one point. At this current build I'm pretty confident in the Instant/Sorcery/Enchant/Artifact department; all seem well rounded in tutoring, ramp, removal, reanimation and overall protection.

Which would mean if there were to be any cuts, it would be creatures or land; the landbase is at its sweet spot and I unfortunately can't afford to take creatures out of this deck since I would rather mill a creature than another spell.

December 21, 2016 3:01 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #14

Personally I find Victimize to be a strong improvement over Stitch Together :)

December 21, 2016 3:47 p.m.

n0bunga says... #15

Humm you guys might actually be right! Forgot about Stiched Together. It's been nice since threshold has usually been consistent, but getting two creatures IS strictly better.

JohnnyBaggins forgive me for not responding! Soul of Innistrad does seem like a good card, but at this point in time, I don't think it fits for me; I'm trying less to have abilities or spells that bring things back to my hand, and focusing on having them go straight into play.

December 21, 2016 11:51 p.m.

n0bunga says... #16

Victimize is in!

Anyone have any thoughts on Seasons Past or Traverse the Ulvenwald?

December 23, 2016 3:34 p.m.

dlaxw7 says... #17

I like Traverse the Ulvenwald in here, not so much Seasons Past. My only gripe with Traverse is that you can't grab Mesmeric Orb or some of your big spell based win-cons. Since I play black all the time I may be a bit spoiled in that respect though.

December 23, 2016 3:48 p.m.

Emzed says... #18

I've seen BrainFreeze been absolutely insane with Sidisi, for just 2 mana, you can easily get 3-4 tokens if timed well.

December 23, 2016 5:38 p.m.

n0bunga says... #19

Emzed that is an incredible suggestion!

December 23, 2016 9:45 p.m.

n0bunga says... #20

Though looking at the build I currently have Storm will be trickier to go off with. I guess the food chain combo would be the most reliable way to go off but we're probably winning if that happens anyway.

December 23, 2016 10:18 p.m.

I do run Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip in my deck. A lot of times he just ends up looting once or twice and then being a one-shot,like a sorcery-speed Snapcaster Mage, which is still pretty good in graveyard decks if you have stuff worth replaying. Sometimes you can squeeze a couple activations of his -3 out of him and then you've really gotten some value. I'd say definitely worth a test to see if you like him in there but I wouldn't say your deck is weaker without him

December 23, 2016 11:54 p.m.

Emzed says... #22

You don't have to use BrainFreeze on your own turn, it's an instant. Just cast it on an opponent's turn after they cast a couple of spells, maybe someone else even threw a counterspell in there, and suddenly there is a storm count of 3-4.

December 24, 2016 4:47 a.m.

n0bunga says... #23

Fair point! I'm definitely going to give it a go and see how it fares in a few matches.


I definitely want to run Baby Jace at some point!

December 24, 2016 12:04 p.m.

Chaph says... #24

Just out of curiosity, how often is it really beneficial for you to use the fetches you have (especially the ones that fetch things you don't even have in your deck) over Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse? I know you lose some tempo with them coming in tapped and all, but I'm just wondering how significant it is.

December 29, 2016 5:19 a.m.

Emzed says... #25

It's not only that Evolving Wilds gets you a tapped land, it's also only one color at a time. Windswept Heath can get a blue-green or black-green dual land, which can be very relevant if your draw happens to be low on lands and you need to get different color combinations of mana out of a few lands. The fetches, even the ones that are only half on-color, are significantly better than Evolving Wilds etc, but obviously the price can be a big hurdle.

December 29, 2016 7:32 a.m.

n0bunga says... #26

Precisely. It just offers so much more in the way of dual typed lands which was the reason they are so popular in a variety of formats.

December 29, 2016 7:48 a.m.

Chaph says... #27

OOHHH I didn't even think about that, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the clarification!

December 29, 2016 10:30 p.m.

Ryknow says... #28

+1 just for the WoW reference.

January 29, 2017 1:17 p.m.

n0bunga says... #29

Ryknow much appreciated mate!

Lilbrudder ay bro any tips on this? Noticed we both run a FC combo.

January 29, 2017 1:20 p.m.

Lilbrudder says... #30

The proposed changes are sound if you want to make food chain the primary win condition. Those possible includes are what I would consider the core cards to food chain combo for Sidisi

January 29, 2017 3:24 p.m.

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