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Jeskai Way

I play many decks in Competitive EDH and many of you know me for originally playing Kaalia. Right now this is my favorite deck & this very deck list is designed for going into **ANY META** blind. I WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN! Jeskai is all about ya feel me? 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 Smothering Tithe with an outlet in Timetwister Loops into a Rolling Earthquake.

  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. Sensei's Divining Top Lines
    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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    I drew my library with Top + Reducer! What do I do now?
    The first step is to play all your mana positive rocks to evaluate how much resource you have. These lines do not include non-mandatory protection, it is always advised to cast silence first if resources allow it. This is not a comprehensive list of lines, just the more common ones. Nor is the sequencing optimal for every situation. Feel free to mix and match and experiment.

  2. Grapeshot Line:
    A.) Grapeshot + Underworld Breach ()
    • Cast Underworld Breach.
    • Cast LED.
    • Crack LED for .
    • Escape Grapeshot exiling any 3 cards that aren't LED.
    • Escape LED exiling and 3 cards that aren't Grapeshot.
    • Escape Grapeshot.

    B.) Grapeshot + Timetwister ()
    • Cast LED.
    • Cast Timetwister, Hold priority.
    • Crack LED for .
    • Redraw library with Top + Reducer.
    • Cast Grapeshot.

    C.) Grapeshot + Not Forgotten ()
    • Cast Grapeshot.
    • Cast LED.
    • Cast Not Forgotten, targeting Grapeshot.
    • Crack LED for .
    • Cast Grapeshot.

    D.) Grapeshot + Narset's Reversal ()
    • Cast LED.
    • Cast Grapeshot, Hold priority.
    • Cast Narset's Reversal, Hold priority.
    • Crack LED for , allow stack to resolve.
    • Cast Grapeshot.


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  3. Rolling Earthquake Line:
    A.) Rolling Earthquake + Underworld Breach ()
    • Cast Underworld Breach.
    • Cast LED.
    • Crack LED for .
    • Escape Swords to Plowshares targeting Elsha or Angel's Grace exiling any 3 cards that aren't LED or Rolling Earthquake.
    • Escape LED exiling any 3 cards that aren't Rolling Earthquake.
    • Crack for .
    • Repeat the last 2 lines until you have enough mana to cast Rolling Earthquake for lethal.
    • Escape Rolling Earthquake for lethal.

    B.) Rolling Earthquake + Wheels ( or )
    • Cast Underworld Breach.
    • Cast LED.
    • Crack LED for .
    • Escape LED exiling any 3 cards except Wheel of Fortune, Rolling Earthquake, Smothering Tithe, Angel's Grace/StP.
    • Crack LED for .
    • Escape Smothering Tithe exiling any 3 cards except LED, Wheel of Fortune, Rolling Earthquake, Angel's Grace.
    • Escape LED exiling any 3 cards except Wheel of Fortune, Rolling Earthquake, Angel's Grace.
    • Crack for .
    • Escape Angel's Grace Exiling any 3 cards except: Rolling Earthquake or Wheel of Fortune.
    • Escape Wheel of Fortune exiling any 3 cards except Rolling Earthquake.
    • Repeat the last line until you have enough mana to cast Rolling Earthquake for lethal.
    • Cast Rolling Earthquake for lethal.

    C.) Rolling Earthquake + Smothering Tithe + Twister ()
    • Cast Smothering Tithe.
    • Cast Timetwister.
    • Redraw Library with Top + Reducer.
    • Repeat the last 2 lines until you have enough mana to cast Rolling Earthquake for lethal.
    • Cast Swords to Plowshares targeting Elsha or Angel's Grace.
    • Cast Rolling Earthquake for lethal.


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  4. Underworld Breach Mill Line:
    A.) Underworld Breach + Smothering Tithe ()
    • Cast Underworld Breach.
    • Cast LED.
    • Crack LED for .
    • Escape Angel's Grace Exiling any 3 cards that aren't Wheel of Fortune or Smothering Tithe.
    • Escape LED Exiling any 3 cards that aren't Wheel of Fortune or Smothering Tithe.
    • Crack LED for .
    • Escape Smothering Tithe Exiling any 3 cards that aren't Wheel of Fortune or LED.
    • Escape LED Exiling any 3 cards that aren't Wheel of Fortune.
    • Escape Wheel of Fortune exiling any 3 cards.
    • Repeat the above line until lethal.

    B.) Underworld Breach + LED ()
    • Cast Underworld Breach.
    • Cast LED.
    • Crack LED for .
    • Escape Angel's Grace Exiling any 3 cards that aren't Wheel of Fortune or LED.
    • Escape LED Exiling any 3 cards that aren't Wheel of Fortune.
    • Crack LED for .
    • Escape Wheel of Fortune Exiling any 3 cards that aren't LED.
    • Repeat about 3 steps until lethal.

    C.) Underworld Breach + Windfall ()
    • Cast Angel's Grace.
    • Cast LED.
    • Cast Underworld Breach.
    • Cast Windfall.
    • Crack LED for .
    • Escape Windfall Exiling any 3 Cards.


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  5. Timetwister & Swan Song Line:
    A.) Timetwister + Not Forgotten ()
    • Cast Smothering Tithe.
    • Cast Timetwister.
    • Redraw Library with Top + Reducer.
    • Cast Not Forgotten targeting Timetwister.
    • Cast any arbitrary instant or sorcery, hold priority.
    • Cast Swan Song targeting the arbitrary instant or sorcery, allow stack to resolve.
    • Repeat the above 5 lines an arbitrarily high number of times (1000?).
    • Cast Narset, Parter of Veils.
    • Cast Timetwister.
    • Redraw Library with Top + Reducer.
    • Cast Cyclonic Rift overloaded.
    • Cast Timetwister, pass turn.
    • At the beginning of the next upkeep, redraw library with Top + Reducer.
    • Cast Silence.
    • Cast Angel's Grace.
    • Cast Brainstorm putting Timetwister and Narset's Reversal on top.
    • Cast Timetwister, hold priority.
    • Cast Narset's Reversal targeting Timetwister.
    • Redraw Library with Top + Reducer.
    • Cast Brainstorm putting Timetwister and Narset's Reversal on top.
    • Cast Timetwister, hold priority.
    • Cast Narset's Reversal targeting Timetwister, allow player to finish turn.
    • Repeat the above 10 lines until it is your turn again.
    • Attack with 1000 swans for lethal.

    B.) Timetwister + Narset's Reversal ()
    • Cast Smothering Tithe.
    • Cast Timetwister, hold priority.
    • Cast Narset's Reversal targeting Timetwister, allow stack to resolve.
    • Redraw Library with Top + Reducer.
    • Cast any arbitrary instant or sorcery, hold priority.
    • Cast Swan Song targeting the arbitrary instant or sorcery, allow stack to resolve.
    • Repeat the above 5 lines an arbitrarily high number of times (1000?).
    • Cast Narset, Parter of Veils.
    • Cast Timetwister.
    • Redraw Library with Top + Reducer.
    • Cast Cyclonic Rift overloaded.
    • Cast Timetwister, pass turn.
    • At the beginning of the next upkeep, redraw library with Top + Reducer.
    • Cast Silence.
    • Cast Angel's Grace.
    • Cast Brainstorm putting Timetwister and Narset's Reversal on top.
    • Cast Timetwister, hold priority.
    • Cast Narset's Reversal targeting Timetwister.
    • Redraw Library with Top + Reducer.
    • Cast Brainstorm putting Timetwister and Narset's Reversal on top.
    • Cast Timetwister, hold priority.
    • Cast Narset's Reversal targeting Timetwister, allow player to finish turn.
    • Repeat the above 10 lines until it is your turn again.
    • Attack with 1000 swans for lethal.
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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 Elsha server!
  • S/O to felecity for helping me side by side on this journey of solving Elsha.
  • S/O to Spleenface for help on the 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 useful and why others are.
  • S/O to Magorian for the data on Breach. Extremely useful.
  • S/O to Mordamen for being a good friend and making this sweet background!

Suggestions

Updates Add

These changes do not affect how this deck is played.

IN:

Cephalid Colliseum - Switching this is over one of our basics. Adds draw, which is something we like.

Deflecting Swat - A free misdirection and helps protect us when we go for the win.

Gamble - I take this card in an out so much. But for what its worth, it is another tutor!

OUT:

Copy Artifact - More inconsistent than I originally thought, so cutting this.

Snow-Covered Island - This got replaced with Cephalid Coliseum.

MAYBE:

Disenchant - If you want more removal this is fine to run.

Hall of Heliod's Generosity - If you want to try this land out, I suggest switching it with Inventor's Fair.

Steal Enchantment - I'm gonna run the deck without it, but it's fine if you want to continue running it.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

6 - 0 Mythic Rares

53 - 0 Rares

22 - 0 Uncommons

15 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 1.76
トークン None Treasure, 1/1 Spirit, 1/1 Bird
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