This is my dredge-based Commander deck. This effort began in 2014, with the goal of fitting Bazaar of Baghdad into an EDH deck of some sort. I chose Karador, Ghost Chieftain as my commander and named the deck "Helcomb County Municipal Lake Dredge Appraisal" after a series of hilarious sketch comedy videos published by The Onion. Later that same year, a far superior creature to serve as commander of a dredge-based deck would be released: Sidisi, Brood Tyrant. But it was too late! I'd already gone with Karador. And in two years, we got another awesome choice: The Gitrog Monster. I didn't immediately adapt the deck to use a new commander, but I did throw the frog into my deck and had some fun with Dakmor Salvage.

Following the unbanning of Protean Hulk, I started to become pretty jaded about playing my Karador deck. I'd updated the deck, but I found myself at a crossroads: take the dredge stuff out and make the deck a better Karador deck going all in on sacrifice loops or change my commander to The Gitrog Monster. As noted in one of the updates, I took the deck apart and used many of the components to build a Pattern-Rector deck for the Canadian Highlander format.

At long last, I've revived this deck as a fully-fledged Gitrog Dredge combo monstrosity. By now, this is an archetype that has been explored more by others, so my list probably isn't very useful just yet. But I'm tentatively planning on keeping this thing around, so that might change eventually...


Updates Add

-1 Barren Moor

-1 Lotus Cobra

-1 Rath's Edge

-1 Realms Uncharted

-1 Tranquil Thicket

+1 Crystal Vein

+1 Emergence Zone

+1 Homeward Path

+1 Imperial Seal

+1 Summoner's Pact

After stewing in the Maybeboard for months, Crystal Vein and Imperial Seal are coming in. I also wanted Summoner's Pact and Homeward Path for (hopefully) obvious reasons. The big change is the inclusion of Emergence Zone, an easy way to make the sorcery-speed lines into instant-speed ones instead.

Three of the cuts struck me as straightforward after having piloted the deck for a while. I'm taking cues from more established Gitrog pilots and cutting Barren Moor and Tranquil Thicket, but I have misgivings. Those two are useful in setting up Doomsday. Time will tell whether they weren't worth it or whether they should come back in. For now, I value Homeward Path because Gilded Drake to steal The Gitrog Monster has been a popular approach to slowing me down.



100% Competitive

Date added 5 years
Last updated 4 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 1.92
Tokens 3/3 Beast
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