This is the 3rd in a series of commander decks around $100 that are geared for people new to commander. Time for my favorite deck archetype. Death and Taxes is a notoriously expensive deck to build, but her I've done the best I can to scale it down. Our commander today is Vona, Butcher of Magan , as she gives us access to repeatable removal for whatever we want and can gain us a fair chunk of life just from attacking. As the name implies, this deck isn't trying to win fast or with some flashy combo, we just want to deny our opponents with lots of kill spells and taxation effects such as Kambal, Consul of Allocation to punish them for trying to play the game.

This deck has lots of expensive upgrades, but all provide a powerful boost to power. I'll put the most important additions first.

Athreos, God of Passage : This is the rightful commander of this deck. This card is already a very powerful enchantment on its own, but can become a very large creature just for having enough devotion. Athreos is simply insane with the long term value they grant either through damage to your opponent or getting all of your creatures back when they die.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben : The best taxing effect to be printed, on top of a very efficient creature.

Kataki, War's Wage : Another strong tax effect that comes down early and is just a pain to deal with for any player trying to combo off with artifacts.

Damnation , Wrath of God , Day of Judgment : strong board clears that should be included in any deck that can run them

No Mercy , Leonin Arbiter , Aven Mindcensor , Containment Priest , Rest in Peace , Deathbringer Liege , Stony Silence , Teferi's Protection , Toxic Deluge , Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite : All very good cards that I don't have the time to explain and speak for themselves well enough.


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Date added 10 months
Last updated 10 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

2 - 0 Mythic Rares

31 - 0 Rares

30 - 0 Uncommons

12 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.78
Tokens 5/5 Wall, 1/1 Spirit, 5/5 Demon, 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Bat, 1/1 Pegasus
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