Sisay has the answers...

Welcome aboard the Skyship Weatherlight, where the leadership of Captain Sisay forged the finest crew.

This competitive commander deck emerged as a result of the countless hours of piloting this deck in my local meta followed by a continuous process of finetuning together with several dedicated users of T/O.

Her crew knew many forms before it became the crew that we know of today. There are many different crews out there doing what they like most, but I'm confident that this crew will please you most when you want to be the dominant force in your local playgroup. Beware though;

you will eventually be hunted for being THE main thread on the battlefield!

The Primer


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Hello people,

ever since Paradox Engine was spoiled I knew this was going to have a great impact on a competitive Captain Sisay deck like mine. Pretty quick after he was released I added him to the deck. But this was really all I did...

Would this card face a ban in the upcoming ban announcement for being too brutal in certain builds, well time went by and it didn't face the banhammer (yet). This lead to the moment that I finally stepped up the plate and gave this deck a great overhaul, where Paradox Engine became a true showstopper!

This also made me even more focussed to finally complete a first version of a decent Primer for this deck. There is so much going on, that it should all be well explained for anyone visiting the deck.

I am aware that this primer is just a first rough version, so If you spot any (spelling)errors or inconsistancies. then please let me know. I will keep working on it to make it more complete. Especially the 'Combo's and Synergies' section is very incomplete. If you spot great synergies and interactions which have not yet been posted, then please let me know and I will add them. It has to become a complete work of art for any Sisay player.

Finally I would like to thank all people and players who helped me to get to this point. Without the countless times people helped me by posting comments, starting chats or even called me, this wouldn't have been here at all. The 'Hall of Fame' section in this primer is dedicated to honour the exceptional ones....

Thanks for taking the time to read through all this.... and don't forget to come by and leave a comment. It is ALWAYS appreciated....

Best regards,

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Perhaps try adding in Living Plane for the combo with Elesh Norn? I know it can't be tutored with Sisay but it's much cheaper and ultimately devastating to the entire board for 4 mana instead of the 6 with Kamahl (keeping him in is good though)

August 24, 2017 3:47 p.m.

I second jiminy_macca, Living Plane is a great combo piece and provides some decent protection from boardwipes as almost no one wants to be blowing their own lands.

August 25, 2017 12:36 a.m.

Personally I'm not really feeling any love for Crovax, Ascendant Hero. He just feels like a dead card except of one niche combo. And what's more than that, outside of combo he kills all your own dorks.

If you're primarily using Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre as a reshuffler, I still say that Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is a better engine. Plus it's card advantage and you can get the same kind of loops going using Aetherflux Reservoir, Miren, the Moaning Well and Voyaging Satyr (yes, I get that it's more cards, but overall less dead cards). That or find a slot for Cloudstone Curio which I think will do more work overall.

I have also been eyeing off Scryb Ranger as a potential Sisay piece. Seems really strong.

August 25, 2017 1:11 a.m.

I'm not sure why so many people prefer Living Plane + Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, In terms of CMC/mana saved + smash activated abilities (bye-bye Breya) I use Linvala, Keeper of Silence instead of Elesh.... Make no mistake I also use Elesh in my deck & sometimes as the 2nd 1/2 of that combo, but generally only a select few strategy or ramp artifacts can deal with that linvala + plane combo once it is out.

August 25, 2017 8:48 a.m.

+1. I do not really know what to suggest. It looks well. +1!

August 27, 2017 10:16 a.m.
August 27, 2017 5:57 p.m.

With the new Legendary rule for planeswalkers, are there any G/W/GW Planewalkers you'll be adding to this deck since you can now tutor them out?

August 28, 2017 11:43 a.m.

Did that errata actually happen?

August 28, 2017 11:46 a.m.


August 28, 2017 11:55 a.m.

It seems that all planeswalkers (past and present) get the legendary type added. For cEdh purposes in an aggro/storm deck like this one it has little to no impact. The combo lines that are already available to us do not improve of become faster because of planeswalker options. Perhaps Garruk Wildspeaker could be interesting, but it would not speed up the wincons we currently run. Stax builds might benefit from it more. If your meta asks for mass removal, which in cEDH is usually too slow, then Elspeth, Sun's Champion could be of help. But again, this is not something cEdh builds should desire.

August 29, 2017 3:16 a.m.

@PartyJ I agree with the PWs not really being of use in this. The only one I can see being useful is Karn Liberated to swap out for Mangara of Corondor since it would be a reuseable effect instead of one-and-done. Besides, Karn adds to the Weatherlight Crew flavor!

August 30, 2017 6:34 a.m.

The Bow of Nylea + Blasting Station combo is definitely strong but I am curious why you chose this option vs Crovax, Ascendant Hero + Aetherflux Reservoir combo when you also run Rest in Peace (which will potentially shut down Bow-Station). Would like to hear your reasons regarding this change.

September 6, 2017 1:09 a.m.

You have one other combo line in the deck that you haven't mentioned - Paradox Engine + Selvala, Explorer Returned + Green Sun's Zenith.

Once you have drawn all the cards in your deck, yo ucan continually play GSZ, failing to find, which untaps Selvala and gives you a card to draw. This combo lets you deck out your opponents.

September 6, 2017 2:17 a.m.

@enpc This combo was already mentioned. See above primer under "Finishing Lines".

September 7, 2017 12:04 a.m.

Herp derp, need to read better.

September 7, 2017 1:11 a.m.

wow i played this deck in and won turn two the first try this is amazing

September 9, 2017 1:16 a.m.

after going through the decklist I noticed 2 cards that seemed out of place. that would be nazahn, revered blacksmith and Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist nazahn only has a single artifact to fetch which means after that he no longer has a purpose replacing him with another card to protect sisay would greatly improve its function. the same stands for mirri you could replace her with Crawlspace as an example or even Silent Arbiter

September 9, 2017 3:08 p.m.

TwistdGod Firstly Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith... this is a legendary GW creature that can be played as Flash (Via Yeva, Nature's Herald) and tutors a win condition - Umbral Mantle or even Lightning Greaves. It only has to have that one condition :)

Captain Sisay is quite protected as it is.

Secondly Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist is again a tutorable control card that can be flashed in via Yeva. How are we to get Crawlspace or Silent Arbiter?

September 9, 2017 11:19 p.m.

Hey there,

I'm not arguing...I've been thinking of those additions myself, Nazahn has many fun avenues of 2nd tier tutoring to dream up.

Just wondering what win-con searching those artifacts creates? is it the 2nd part to a 2 part con? If you could quick update me on the exact combo I'd appreciate it.

September 10, 2017 12:56 a.m.

Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith tutors for Umbral Mantle.... with Selvala, Heart of the Wilds you have infinite mana to bring out every legendary via Captain Sisay, to win with infinite creatures of Oketra the True, kill with Walking Ballista etc

September 10, 2017 6:22 p.m.

Gotcha... There are many ways to blitz out infinite mana with Selvala (as long as she is already out or hasted), but I do agree that this is one of the more accessible combos out there.

I may have to mull that one over, I originally wasn't too thrilled with my Umbral Mantle performance, but being able to search up Umbral Mantle could change the story, especially considering he nets 4 mana any color for Selvala. 7 mana - (6 for Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith & one leftover for Selvala) is pretty attainable in Sisay for sure.

September 11, 2017 3:09 a.m.

I love the deck and it seems really consistent. I can't find an easy way to win against it. My only problem is the $2,600 price tag, but everyone likes thier foils! I would get the layman's version though. That altered art looks great! How was it made?


September 18, 2017 8:40 p.m.

How come your not running Instill Energy and Concordant Crossroads? Also if your running paradox engine you should be able to go infinite on turn 3 to 4. So there's no need for high end creatures like avacyn and ulamog. You are also missing boreal druid, he's another 1 drop that taps for mana. Also Hokori, the Dust Drinker is cheaper than kamahl and elesh. He would potentially shut down your opponent(s) Not sure why a lot of captain sisay decks don't run mindslaver, I personally love the card in 1v1 or multiplayer because it can turn the tide big time. Also with mistveil plains you can infinite mindslaver someone. Yomiji, who bars the way is also another fantastic add with yosei, the morning star and a sacrifice outlet like your blasting station and miren. Saffi the eriksdotter should be in every captain deck to for the cheap legend drop and good ability. Otherwise I like the deck and think you are on the right track.

September 28, 2017 1:48 p.m.

Nice deck! I would suggest Living Plane to combo with your Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and your Linvala, Keeper of Silence. Also, a fun way to put it in play is Academy Rector. It also fetches a few of your other utility cards.

September 29, 2017 11:52 a.m.

TCat769 I agree, Living Plane should be an auto include if you have one lying around. Academy Rector is also a good addition and then toss in Eldritch Evolution, a successfully cast evolution on rector should win you the game by grabbing Linvala and living plane.

September 29, 2017 2:13 p.m.

Calebthelion, you can always use Nature's Revolt instead. It isn't quite as good, but much cheaper as far as money goes. Also, yes, Academy Rector with Eldritch Evolution is GG. Good catch!

September 29, 2017 3:03 p.m.

I think this is a pretty decent though there are definitely too many highs cmc bombs that just aren't good enough for cEDH and don't do much in the way of getting you a win. I mean first off, you should cut Akroma's Memorial and toss in Concordant Crossroads, sure it isn't tutorable but it doesn't need to be when you can draw your deck with the addition of Cloudstone Curio. Also, you don't need haste half the time cause Sisay has a great line using Bontu's Monument with curio out to kill table which is far easier to pull off than past combos using Aetherflux Reservoir. Other notable cuts that should be made are dragonlord, and avacyn. I'd probably toss in yisan and Quirion Ranger as it gives you an excellent way to break parity in more stax heavy games.

September 29, 2017 6:45 p.m.

Would there be any planeswalkers that you/you guys would include since they are legendary now with the release of Ixalan. I was thinking about trying out Nissa, Vital Force as a searchable card to be able to retrieve Paradox Engine after it gets hit by Krosan Grip or something. Maybe Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury for the searchable -2 Naturalize. Garruk Wildspeaker isnt bad either to untap Gaea's Cradle, idk how worth while he is at 4cmc but Nissa, Vital Force can also untap a land but at a risk.

October 9, 2017 9:14 a.m.

I use Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury. Pretty strong move if you frequently use parallel stax like I do - you know searchable dorks for when you have Hokori, Dust Drinker out

October 9, 2017 1:01 p.m.

I use Gaddock Teeg a LOT now. So with that in mind I have added Gideon of the Trials and Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip now has an additional role. And they work brilliantly... a searchable easy cast Platinum Angel-esque card.

Don't really see the relevance of other Planeswalkers at the moment due to my fondness of using Teeg.

October 13, 2017 10:33 a.m.


But PartyJ, have you considered any Planeswalkers yet?

October 23, 2017 10:48 p.m.

Any reason you're not using Arid Mesa? :V

October 28, 2017 2:28 a.m.

I can't say enough how happy I am to have found this deck. I have now rebuilt my entire deck in the image of this one and it's fantastic. My playgroup has now been through several games against Sisay and they fear how consistent she is. They know that if Sisay sticks around for even one turn, it's too late. It's awesome.

I didn't directly copy your list, but I did take a majority of the shell. One of the cards that I have the most curiosity about is Solemnity. I don't really see the synergy that I would expect with that card. Can you explain why you play that?

November 3, 2017 10:13 a.m.

Actually, truth be told, there are a couple cards that you play here that I'm a bit confused on. I understand the "meta call" cards like hushwing griff but I don't quite understand Miri or loyal retainers.

Loyal retainers is pretty good utility, but it's not tutorable. I also don't see any Saffi shenanigans to go with it. I could see maybe something like a saffi/ bontu's monument loop or something like that.

November 3, 2017 10:18 a.m.

What about Alhammarret's Archive? If all your legends are cantrips with Reki then why not double it?

November 12, 2017 5:07 p.m.

What about Alhammarret's Archive? If all your legends are cantrips with Reki then why not double it?

It'd make it twice as fast to find your non legend combo pieces.

November 12, 2017 5:08 p.m.

Uh why did my comment post twice.....................

November 12, 2017 5:10 p.m.

Great primer - thanks!

November 26, 2017 12:33 p.m.

Great primer - thanks!

November 26, 2017 12:36 p.m.

Great Primer. How about Natural Affinity? Wrecks house in every green deck I play, rattlesnake against board wipes, and Wincon built into a cheap Instant!

December 4, 2017 5:33 a.m.

you must include Timmy, Power Gamer

December 4, 2017 3:30 p.m.

I could have sworn I already upvoted this (Ive seen it before and thought it was very well done)

If you dont mind me asking how do you get the custom categories such as "Ramp?" I cannot figure out how to get them like that

December 10, 2017 2:49 p.m.

y not planeswalkers?

December 26, 2017 8:39 p.m.

tyty4ty cause the PWs in selesnya colors are just really bad in cEDH, theyre slow and aside from maybe Garruk Wildspeaker do nothing to progress your game plan.

December 27, 2017 11:11 p.m.

Hoping this deck survives the banlist update ont he 15th. It looks super fun for higher level play.

January 9, 2018 1:25 a.m.


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