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I Like Unblockable Butts and I Cannot Die

Commander / EDH BGW (Abzan, Junk) Casual Lifegain Multiplayer

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Intro

Abzan? No reanimator? Lifegain and defenders in EDH? Two Commanders? No staple boardwipes? A color combination with very limited commanders? This deck has it all. It boils down to swinging with big butt (high toughness) creatures that are made evasive thanks to Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa , and gaining a lot of life with Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper . The four approaches to the deck's strategy are lifegain, unblockable and scary creatures, good ramp, and wiping the board of high power.

Lifegain

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper is a great and underappreciated partner commander, helping to keep your life high against non-voltron commanders and making lifelink and high toughness many times more effective. The deck contains about a dozen cards that care about life or help to gain life, such as Rhox Faithmender or Aetherflux Reservoir . The unblockability provided by Sidar Kondo makes Ikra Shidiqi's combat-based ability even more effective.

Unblockable and Scary

Getting hit by Virtus the Veiled or one of Vraska the Unseen 's little assassins is devastating, no matter how much life you have. Thanks to Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa , those creatures can hit easily.

Almost Excessive Ramp

I rarely play green and am slightly oevrcompensating, but these commanders are relatively expensive at and , meaning the deck doesn't really take off before 4 or 5 mana can be produced on the board. A lot of the ramp in this deck costs 1-3 mana, meaning that they can be played without delaying the casting of either commanders, and even accelerates the process.

Remove Power From the Board

Many of the boardwipes, such as Slaughter the Strong and Fell the Mighty , are specific to creatures with higher power or lower toughness, essentially making them all low-costed and one-sided.

Of course, one can't play big butts without Doran, the Siege Tower ! He may not be the commander, but having him in the starting hand and dropping him, Sidar, and Ikra one after another, the engine for the deck is rolling.

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75% Casual

25% Competitive





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Date added 1 month
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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.62
Tokens Elspeth, 1/1 Assassin, None Copy Clone, 1/1 Saproling, 1/1 Soldier
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