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Augustin and his Persistent Petitioners [Primer]

Commander / EDH* Mill Primer Stax W/U (Azorius)



Welcome to Augustins Persistent Petitioners, where you lock out your opponents and mill them to death.

Here we will have fun with the new spoiled card from Ravinca Allegiance:

Persistent Petitioners

Our main goal is to mill our opponents with the second ability from Persistent Petitioners. It is important to ge as may out as fast as possible. Tutor for Thrumming Stone with Enlightened Tutor or Fabricate or Whir of Invention first. Afterwards go for Paradox Engine and/or Isochron Scepter with Dramatic Reversal .
Since there is no tap symbol, you can play the Persistent Petitioners from you hand and activate "Tap four untapped Advisors you control: Target player puts the top twelve cards of their library into their graveyard." right away because summoning sickness won't apply.

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (Ixalan (September 29, 2017))

Summoning Sickness Rule
    Informal term for a player’s inability to attack with a creature or to activate its abilities that include the tap symbol or the untap symbol unless the creature has been under that player’s control since the beginning of that player’s most recent turn. See rule 302.6. See also Haste.
Use Isochron Scepter and imprint Dramatic Reversal to untap your Persistent Petitioners. You can also have infinite mana with enough mana artifacts (rocks).

Thrumming Stone is a key piece, you should tutor it at first. If you are lucky enough you can play all your Persistent Petitioners in one turn.

Use Muddle the Mixture to tutor for Dramatic Reversal , Grim Monolith or Isochron Scepter . Always depending on you board/hand.

Make good use of Intruder Alarm and/or Paradox Engine . Mill -> play one Creature -> Mill -> etc. Don't waste triggers!

Use Mystical Tutor for Dramatic Reversal first. If you already have it you should use it on Eerie Interlude , Ghostway or another card you need (Tutor or Draw for example).

Cavern of Souls Choose ""Advisor" as creature type, this makes all Advisors cast with Cavern of Souls uncounterable.

You can also get infinite colorless Mana with Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brighthearth . You just need to get it going by copying Basalt Monolith s untap ability.

Tap all Persistent Petitioners to mill your opponent(s), then use Brago, King Eternal or Eerie Interlude or Ghostway to blink your creatures. They all enter again untapped and you can mill again. You can and should also use those cards to save your creatures from removal, etc.

As a plan B you can add Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive to attack with the Petitioners.

Masako the Humorless lets you block when tapped out. She is also a Advisor.

Remembrance is really strong in this deck. I'll try to fit it in.

Fleet Swallower could be a nice addition.

Drowned Secrets for the extra mill.

Other good Advisors: Azor's Elocutors , Council of Advisors , Lady Sun , Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker

Other notable untap effects: Call to Glory , Rally the Troops , Reveille Squad , Roar of the Kha , To Arms!

Bygone Bishop Rally the Ancestors Kindred Discovery Memory Erosion Herald's Horn

Im not satisfied with the Lands and the Rocks, yet. I'll probably redo them soon. My Group doesn't run Sol Ring , therefore it's not in the list.

This is a work in progress and will be more detailed in the future.

C&C and suggestions are more than welcome!


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.28
Tokens 1/1 Bird
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