The deck's theme is to have as explosive a start as possible followed by reanimating or using Birthing Pod to land threats on the field with a plethora of tools to answer crazy things in EDH. Opponents ramping too much? Realm Razer ! Etc.

(Deck is not designed to be competitive and I'm allergic to old borders and shit art so I'm not running some cards people deem to be good.)

Birthing Pod:

The secret general of this deck. Here's a quick Pod "pyramid" to illustrate how it works in my deck.

CMC 10:

Reaper King

CMC 8:

Avacyn, Angel of Hope

CMC 7:

Rune-Scarred Demon / Resolute Archangel / Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

CMC 6:

Sun Titan / Progenitor Mimic / Realm Razer / Wurmcoil Engine

CMC 5:

Body Double / Karmic Guide / Reveillark / Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

CMC 4:

Phyrexian Metamorph / Dimir House Guard / Archaeomancer

CMC 3:

Trinket Mage / Eternal Witness / Deceiver Exarch / Loyal Retainers

CMC 2:

Sylvan Caryatid / Dark Confidant / Phantasmal Image / Saffi Eriksdotter / Stoneforge Mystic / Lotus Cobra

CMC 1:

Birds of Paradise / Heap Doll / Hex Parasite / Goblin Welder

CMC 0:


Game plans:

The deck can operate in different ways and isn't purely reliant on Birthing Pod. I can either go with:

1) The obvious Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Deceiver Exarch - Birthing Pod plan.


2) Beat-down with Sword of Fire and Ice and Umezawa's Jitte


3) Thopter Foundry + Sword of the Meek if I have excess mana. Gets out of hand with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite or Garruk Wildspeaker's ultimate.


4) If I get really lucky, Entomb + Animate Dead on turn 1 something huge like Avacyn, Angel of Hope and win out of sheer advantage.


5) Gain infinite life with Zuran Orb + Faith's Reward + Dimir House Guard + Eternal Witness.


6) Lockdown with Cyclonic Rift + Realm Razer .


7) Reveillark + Body Double + Dimir House Guard to infinitely recur something. Like Karmic Guide into a Rune-Scarred Demon to tutor anything you want and finish the game.


8) Saffi Eriksdotter + Reveillark + Dimir House Guard to do pretty much the same thing as above.


7) One sided board wipe with Sudden Spoiling + Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite.


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Date added 6 years
Last updated 4 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 95
Avg. CMC 2.83
Tokens 1/1 Thopter, Dack, 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Spirit, 3/3 Wurm, */* Generic, 1/1 Bird
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