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Super Competitive Four-Color Thrasios Combo

Commander / EDH Combo Competitive Four Color Infinite Combo Reanimator



This deck wins normally on turn 3 if not disrupted by others. Even if you get disrupted, chances are that you could probably still win on the next turn. It's composed of several combos so it's quite versatile to play with. Winning with Hermit Druid is most straight-ahead, however, things don't always go so well. Therefore, I've added other different combos to make this deck consistent.

There are 6 combos in this deck, however, they all lead to one final purpose, winning with Laboratory Maniac.

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Like all competitive decks, this deck was built with the purpose of winning the game, and there are 6 combos in this deck included as a win condition. I didn't just randomly pick six combos that I like and put them into my deck, instead they're actually all interconnected and the inclusion of each of them has a good reason.

OK, with Thrasios, Triton Hero as the commander, there are 2 ways for me to win the game. The first one is to complete a combo that actually wins the game, and the other one is to complete an infinite mana combo and draw the deck with Thrasio's ability. The first thing that came to mind was Hermit Druid combo. It's definitely one of the most powerful combos in the format. It's super fast although sometimes could be dangerous if not played properly. I've figured out some ways to make this combo as consistent as possible by adding some crucial synergistic cards that can be cast from the graveyard after self-milling like Comply . And then I thought, now that I've included the cards that make self-milling with Hermit Druid a win condition, I might as well include the cephalid breakfast combo, which is also a way to mill my own library. And then, with the unleashing of Protean Hulk into the format, I immediately added Flash and that to the decklist because it just works so well with the cephalid breakfast combo. It's a two-card combo that basically wins after resolving Hulk's ability.

Another way to win the game is to generate infinite mana and just draw the deck with Thrasio's ability. Therefore, I've added all two-card infinite mana combos that I could think of into my decklist which are the bomberman combo, Buried Alive + Reanimator combo (whick is also the bomberman combo), and the Devoted Druid + Vizier of Remedies combo. I've played Power Artifact + Grim Monolith before and they were dropped because infinite colorless mana with the cost of sometimes made me unable to cast Thrasios.

Combo 1: Hermit Druid Show

Combo 2: Lion's Eye Diamond + Auriok Salvagers Show

Combo 3: Cephalid Illusionist + Lightning Greaves or Nomads en-Kor Show

Combo 4: Buried Alive or Survival of the Fittest + Any Reanimator Show

Combo 5: Vizier of Remedies + Devoted Druid Show

Combo 6: Flash + Protean Hulk in hand Show

Phantasmagorian Show

Memory's Journey Show

Cabal Therapy Show

Gitaxian Probe and Street Wraith Show

Pull from Eternity Show

Should I mill my library if I had both Phantasmogorian and Angel of Glory's Rise in hand? Show

Am I still able to win if my Laboratory Manic got exiled? Show

Should I mill my library if there is a Torpor Orb onboard? Show


While expecting a aftermath counterspell to be spoiled with Hour of Devastation preview, I suddenly thought of another aftermath card from Amonkhet which can be just as good as a aftermath counterspell....


LordMithos says... #1

This is so obnoxious. I love it.

June 2, 2017 1:34 p.m.

markszncd says... #2

Thanks for the support!

June 2, 2017 1:43 p.m.

benjaminwai says... #3

This is a disgusting deck.........

June 12, 2017 11:55 a.m.

Sgtpopnfreash says... #4

I think you have too many win conditions personally. I would lean into hermit druid and bomberman combo and add some more goodstuff/artifact ramp. A Mana Vault would be a good add along with a Mox Diamond. After things like that you can't go wrong with Dark Confidant, Yawgmoth's Will, Snapcaster Mage, Sylvan Library, Carpet of Flowers

June 19, 2017 11:57 a.m.

markszncd says... #5

To Sgtpopnfreash

Mana vault generates 3 colorless mana which I seldom needed in most of the game. I've been trying to limit the amount of colorless mana ramps in this deck.

Mox diamond doesn't really work well since I've got only 29 lands.

Cards like sylvan library and dark confidant are just a bit too slow for me.

I've been thinking cutting out necrotic ooze + devoted druid + channeler initiate combo. Other combos have been working very well in this deck

June 19, 2017 12:14 p.m.

Enral says... #6

You are...absolutely right. This is super disgustingly competitive +1

June 27, 2017 12:39 p.m.

grohseph says... #7

Why run channeler initiate and vizier of remedies simultaneously? They are redundant once they are both pitched to GY and Ooze is out.

June 27, 2017 11:34 p.m.

markszncd says... #8

They work quite differently. Vizier of remedies is a combo piece with devoted druid. And necrotic ooze generates infinite mana if both Channeler initiate and devoted druid are in graveyard

June 28, 2017 1:51 a.m.

markszncd says... #9

BTW I've cut out the Necrotic Ooze + Channeler Initiate + Devoted Druid combo.

June 28, 2017 2:34 p.m.

luther says... #10

It might be a bit too slow for your deck as is, but the Karmic Guide and friends combos could be another option to add in to your deck. If you don't want to add the combo itself, some of the pieces such as Saffi Eriksdotter (To protect your other important pieces) or the utility sac outlets that go with it like Phyrexian Altar Ashnod's Altar Altar of Dementia If you don't know the combos I am talking about, look up karmic guide combo, boonweaver combo, or karador combo. Your deck is pretty sweet. +1 from me

July 4, 2017 9:17 a.m.

Sgtpopnfreash says... #11

Honestly this deck looks much much better than it did the last time I saw it. However since you are doing thrasios why not add the Basalt Monolith Rings of Brighthearth Power Artifact Grim Monolith infinite mana producers? I know you said you were trying to limit colorless mana producers but these cards win super easy with thrasios.

July 4, 2017 12:19 p.m.

Sgtpopnfreash says... #12

I also do not understand how combo 3, the Cephalid Illusionist + Lightning Greaves or Nomads en-Kor, works. How do these cards mill you out exactly?

July 4, 2017 12:22 p.m.

markszncd says... #13

Because whenever Cephalid Illusionist is targeted you have to mill three cards. You just have to use those 0 activation cost abilities to target him infinite times.

July 4, 2017 12:30 p.m.

markszncd says... #14

To luther:Thanks a lot, those are some very good suggestions. I think I've got enough combos and backup plans in this deck and I think what I have to do now is to find out a way to make this deck more consistent.

July 4, 2017 12:32 p.m.

markszncd says... #15

To Sgtpopnfreash:

I've had those cards in my decklist before. I know any infinite mana combo with THrasio as the commander is a wincon. And I just finally dropped them because I've been colorscrewed with those cards in too many matches. I'd add them back to the deck once I managed to solve the color problem.

July 4, 2017 12:37 p.m.

Charley007 says... #16


I think it's a good deck, I just don't know most of the cards. But I remember in a big tournements someone play those two commander and he win easily. If I remember well he play Linvala, Keeper of Silence in his too, I don't know if it is a good add to your I just don't know that kind of deck, I just remember he play it.

July 5, 2017 12:12 a.m.

markszncd says... #17

Linvala is a more controlish card which can be powerful in a control deck. Mine is an extremely fast combo deck thus I don't need that. It can be a bit slow for me :)

July 5, 2017 1:14 a.m.

JardBard says... #18

Hello, Great deck! +1 from me. I have a recommendation: Azami, Lady of Scrolls. It gets returned from Angel of Glory's Rise, and offers an additional way to draw your last card besides Eternal Witness by tapping either itself or Laboratory Maniac. It also provides a safeguard in case you draw your Eternal Witness before you get off your combo.

July 7, 2017 11:15 a.m.

markszncd says... #20

I know that some decks use azami instead of Eternal Witness or Hapless Researcher. For me, Azami isn't bad at all, it's just that I've been trying to lower the amount of "combo specific" cards in my deck, and therefore only Eternal Witness is used. It's a quite useful card even if it's drawn in hand. For your concern about drawing Eternal Witness before getting off my combo, Phantasmagorian is the answer to that. After milling the library, Phantasmagorian should be in the graveyard and therefore I can discard cards in my hand for free before flashing back Dread Return. Sometimes I might have both Phantasmagorian and another combo piece which should be in the graveyard in hand. In that situation, I might have to Cabal Therapy myself to discard the combo.

July 7, 2017 12:28 p.m.

maxon says... #21

July 10, 2017 12:08 p.m.

D2Toaster says... #22

fan jen deck yo go jen

July 13, 2017 12:28 a.m.

DashJovis1 says... #23

I have no advice, but I just wanted to say - Brilliant! I love this deck, this is a brutal monstrosity.

July 13, 2017 5:16 a.m.

markszncd says... #24

Thanks man. Glad that you liked it.

July 14, 2017 1:33 a.m.

TyVarney says... #25

I love your deck, I am in the process of building something quite similar.

I don't have a lot of experience with the card, when resolving Intuition what are your go-to search targets?

July 18, 2017 12:11 p.m.

markszncd says... #26

For example, hermit druid, reanimate, and shallow grave? It really depends on which cards you're holding, if you had a flash in hand for instance, maybe you could go for protean hulk, eternal witness, and reanimate.

July 18, 2017 12:37 p.m.

Ziembski says... #27

Disgusting, format-breaking, boring and unfun deck. I can't say I like it, but it definetly does its job at winning games.

Still, +1.

July 28, 2017 5:12 a.m.

TyVarney says... #28

I've been playing my similar build the past few weeks and I love it.

Out of curiosity, with Necrotic Ooze no longer in the deck do you think Buried Alive still good enough to play or is it possibly worth cutting?

August 4, 2017 4:34 p.m.

markszncd says... #29

Do you mean burying ooze, triskelion, and phyrexian devourer and then reanimate ooze? My version is to bury angel, trinket mage, and auriok salvager and then reanimate the angel. As long as there is a combo which can be completed with buried alive, i wouldn't cut it.

August 4, 2017 11:35 p.m.

Pygmyrhino990 says... #30



August 29, 2017 5:51 a.m.

HyperionMI6 says... #31

Love it... Just makes me wanna go drop 6 grand on cardboard!

September 23, 2017 11:42 a.m.

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