I love Death Pits of Rath a lot and wanted to build an EDH deck that tried to use it to a silly extreme. Naturally red does most of the work for the deck, black is the cheapest way to find it reliably, and white is the cheapest way to keep getting it back, so Mardu made sense as a color scheme for it.

I'm playing in a pool that requires decks to be under $100, so any suggestions that are going to replace cards I have with more expensive ones will be appreciated but ignored (it clocks in at about $93 right now).

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death commands because she is cheap and can reanimate over half of the creatures in the deck (thanks to Tk4890 for pointing this out!).


Turns out a major weakness of this deck was indestructibility, and I was naively thinking that not everything would be indestructible. The first two decks I played this against both ended up making all of their creatures indestructible during the games and I had no response. Swapped in Everlasting Torment to be able to deal with indestructible without changing any other mechanics of the deck, so now that's the second priority to tutor after Death Pits of Rath .

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+1 for creativity, efficiency within a budget and playability!! I really want to build and play this deck!

June 24, 2017 2:13 a.m.

The deck is REALLY focused around Death Pits of Rath maybe adding Restoration Specialist is another redundant way to get it back? What if it gets exiled with Fade into Antiquity? I know I play that card for theros gods

June 24, 2017 2:18 a.m.

audaciousrose says... #3

Restoration Specialist is a great idea; I didn't like the activation cost when I was thinking about it before, but that makes it much easier to reanimate with with Alesha. Thanks for the suggestion! As far as exile, I'm running Fountain Watch but that's about as far as protection is gonna go because that's just not a fun way to live your life.

June 24, 2017 11:17 p.m.

I used to have to run Treasure Hunter and Auramancer until they printed Restoration Specialist I love that card. I bought five foils and use it in any edh deck with white, and recommend it frequently. It's so good with its single use, but having Alesha, Who Smiles at Death or a Sun Titan in your deck just makes it better

June 25, 2017 12:25 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.51
Tokens 1/1 Devil, Chandra
Folders Grenzo ideas, Commander Decks
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