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Jeskai Way

I play many decks, but many of you know me for my Kaalia. This is my first crack at a Jeskai deck of any capacity. I am in fact, in love with her. I WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN! With that being said (and off my chest), Jeskai is all about and removal with counterspells and a few, if any creatures to tie it all together; Enter Elsha!

Step 1: Cast Elsha of the Infinite.

Step 2: Look at your top card.

Step 3: Profit.
  1. It comes down to card quality. If you have infinite mana and access to your whole library, who cares if your win is pieced together from 5 cards? But when you are trying to play the game and avoid losing, wouldn’t you prefer if you didn’t draw Aetherflux Reservoir?

  2. The combos most friendly towards being made winconless are ones that involve infinite mana or draw, such as Scepter with an outlet in the CZ, Top + Future sight etc.

  3. One of the most common culprits is Laboratory Maniac or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries in decks without Tainted Pact/Demonic Consultation. If you have to draw your entire deck to win with a card, chances are you can cobble together a win out of the cards you drew, rather than running a dedicated wincon.
  1. Winconless combos often require more cards, so there can be increased risk of losing access to something important.

  2. Most winconless lines are not shortcuttable, which means you will have to execute an obnoxious combo if somebody asks you to.

  3. Winconless combos can be more difficult to execute.
  1. Timetwister
    Requirements: Some way to infinitely cast spells that are in your library, either a combo of Infinite Mana + Draw or similar. Timetwister or an analogue, Payload spell.

    Steps:
    • Find your Payload spell, usually Grapeshot.
    • Cast your Payload spell.
    • Find your Twister effect.
    • Cast your Twister effect (shuffling in your Regrowth and Payload effects).
    • Find your Regrowth Effect.
    • Cast your Regrowth Effect, returning Twister.
    • Repeat.
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  2. Isochron Scepter
    Requirements: Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal making infinite mana. Access to your whole deck. Copy Artifact, Payload that can go under scepter (or payload that can't + narset's reversal).

    Steps:
    • Cast Copy Artifact, copying Isochron Scepter, Imprinting Narset’s Reversal
    • Cast your Payload Spell.
    • Activate the Scepter with Narset’s Reversal, returning your Payload to your hand and copying it
    • Let the Copy Resolve
    • Activate the Scepter with Dramatic Reversal, untapping both Scepters
    • Repeat

    If you have a payload that goes under scepter, you can skip steps 2 and 4, and modify step 3 to cast the payload off of scepter.
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  3. Sensei's Divining Top
    Requirements: Elsha of the Infinite + Cloud Key or Etherium Sculptor. With these three pieces on the battlefield, tap Sensei's Divining Top to draw a card and put Sensei's on top of your library. Using Elsha of the Infinite 's ability to play cards from the top of your library, play Sensei's Divining Top for free due to the mana reducer lowering its cost to 0. Continue this loop to draw your library. Be sure to count your prowess triggers.

    Steps:
    • Cast Elsha of the infinite.
    • Cast Sensei's Divining Top.
    • Cast any mana reducer. The options in this deck are Cloud Key and Etherium Sculptor.
    • Activate Top by tapping it and drawing a card from the top of your library.
    • Cast Top for free from the top of your deck.
    • Repeat

    Casting Top this many times stacks prowess triggers and storm counters. From this point you can make infinite mana and sink it all into Rolling Earthquake after you gain life from exiling your now big beefy general with Swords to Plowshares or use Grapeshot.

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  • S/O to ScottyKnowsMTG & user:asshat for being my brothers in crime, making this deck together.
  • S/O to Apothesis for creating the server!
  • S/O to felecity for the in-epth info on the mechanics of the deck.
  • S/O to Spleenface for help on this primer and allowing me to use some of his info off of Reddit as well.(Here is a link to his reddit post.)
  • S/O to ShaperSavant for giving insight an analysis on why some cards aren't in the deck and why some should be.
  • S/O to Mordamen for being a good friend and making this sweet background!

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Updates Add

So today is my birthday and wanted to make 2 quality of life changes to the list today.

1.) The primer has been updated and I felt it was time to.

2.) Added in 2 cards, 1 of them new to the list here (thank you Theros).

IN:

Grapeshot - this has been in and out of the list, but this time, I think it will be staying.

Underworld Breach - while it is not legal until the 24th of this month. We will be playing this. This card is straight gas! In the words of Shaper, "A card doesn't have to be maximized to be solid".

Out:

Overmaster - I have a soft spot for this card and have won games with it. But, it is not enough to keep a spot in the deck due to everything else being more important.

Azorious Signet - Izzet is the main colors focused in the deck and needed room for Underworld Breach. This won't hurt us as much.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

6 - 0 Mythic Rares

55 - 0 Rares

17 - 0 Uncommons

16 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 1.76
Tokens None Treasure, 1/1 Spirit, 1/1 Bird
Folders Uncategorized, My Decks, Ciekawe decki, Commander, EDH Wishlist, Jeskai Decks EDH, Other's EDH Decks, EDH, Cedh, cEDH, See all 28
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