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Beware of the Jundlands!

Commander / EDH BRG (Jund)



Land decks are interesting and fun. We have also recently got a few new commanders to play with for lands and they are all exciting! Each can be built into its own deck, but what happens if we combine the best of each? My previous lands deck, Angry Elementals!, featured Omnath, Locus of Rage as commander and he was accompanied by Mina and Denn, Wildborn and Titania, Protector of Argoth. That deck focused on elemental tribal and landfall. Now let's throw The Gitrog Monster and Ob Nixilis, the Fallen into the mix and have some fun with lands in Jund!

I chose Xira Arien as the commander because at the time of original construction there were no Jund commanders that really cared about lands. Xira at least provides a turn 3 play, a flying blocker, and sometimes draws an extra card or two. I even once used her card draw politically to draw someone else a card as part of a deal. Then came the summer of 2018 and the release of Core2019 and C18. Xira's leadership of the deck came under review and I investigated a couple of potential candidates for her replacement: Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire and Lord Windgrace. Lord Windgrace won the race to the helm of the deck. His first two abilities provide wonderful opportunities for card advantage and land drops. With those two abilities alone he works well as an engine which can be played whenever the deck has otherwise run out of steam. His ultimate is just a bonus piece of removal if the unlikely occasion ever arises to activate it.

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Updates Add

After some careful considerations and play testing I have come round to the following updates for now:

Coming Out:

Xira Arien retires as general of the deck. Sword of the Animist , Solemn Simulacrum , Oblivion Sower , Nissa's Renewal , and Retreat to Kazandu are all cool cards but they are being benched for some different cool cards. Groundskeeper and Seek the Wilds are both squeezed out by other cards with similar effects and which perform those effects better. Twilight Mire gets replaced because I needed to replace a land and this one provides no purpose other than colour fixing (which rarely matters in a deck that ramps so many basics into play).

Coming In:

Lord Windgrace takes his place as the new general. Gaze of Granite and Windgrace's Judgment give a much needed upgrade to the suit removal spells. Rampant Growth was surprisingly not already in the deck so now it is. Avenger of Zendikar , Worm Harvest and Turntimber Sower are some newly acquired spice coming in from C18. Rocky Tar Pit is another fetch for instant land drops. Buried Ruin made it in at some point and I forgot to update it here.

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