- 1x Arbiter of Knollridge
- 1x Braids, Conjurer Adept
- 1x Brooding Saurian
- 1x Ghosts of the Innocent
- 1x Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer
- 1x Heartwood Storyteller
- 1x Hunted Wumpus
- 1x Indentured Djinn
- 1x Jace's Archivist
- 1x Kami of the Crescent Moon
- 1x Liege of the Hollows
- 1x Phelddagrif
- 1x Pulsemage Advocate
- 1x Questing Phelddagrif
- 1x Veteran Explorer
- 1x Wall of Shards
- 1x Wishmonger
- 1x Arcane Denial
- 1x Beacon of Immortality
- 1x Blunt the Assault
- 1x Condemn
- 1x Dawn Charm
- 1x Fog
- 1x Holy Day
- 1x Second Sunrise
- 1x Snakeform
- 1x Truce
- 1x Turn to Frog
- 1x Vision Skeins
- 1x Wheel and Deal
- 1x Words of Wisdom
- 1x Collective Voyage
- 1x Day of Judgment
- 1x Flux
- 1x Hunters' Feast
- 1x Minds Aglow
- 1x Nature's Resurgence
- 1x New Frontiers
- 1x Prosperity
- 1x Skyscribing
- 1x Temporary Truce
- 1x Time Reversal
- 1x Wrath of God
- 1x Azorius Chancery
- 1x Bant Panorama
- 8x Forest
- 1x Glacial Fortress
- 1x Graypelt Refuge
- 8x Island
- 8x Plains
- 1x Rainbow Vale
- 1x Seaside Citadel
- 1x Sejiri Refuge
- 1x Selesnya Sanctuary
- 1x Simic Growth Chamber
- 1x Sunpetal Grove
i played a guy at my college who uses a variation of this deck, and trust me, the way he has it set up, there is more than one win condition. He uses cards like Intervention Pact and Pact of Negation along with Hive Mind to make it impossible for anyone but him to win almost 90% of the time
September 22, 2011 11:05 p.m.
@charr: the whole point of the deck is to come in second. It's a super political masterpiece that keeps the game fun and fair
September 22, 2011 11:09 p.m.
+1 coz it has a flying purple hippo, nd thats just awesome!
September 23, 2011 8:39 a.m.
"the whole point of the deck is to come in second. It's a super political masterpiece that keeps the game fun and fair"
That's rather crafty. I like it. I always wondered how to use Phelddagrif, and this is a great idea. +1 for being a good sport too!
September 23, 2011 1 p.m.
September 26, 2011 10:31 a.m.
@donut62- the whole point of the deck is to come in second. Just keep things even and all.
September 26, 2011 1:01 p.m.
Well my thinking was why come in 2nd when you can take 1st, no one can really do anything until its too late vs pheldagriff, and you have time to set up because your general and its colors arent much of a threat
September 26, 2011 1:13 p.m.
If i wanted to win id play my Mimeoplasm or Thraximundar deck. I find I enjoy the politics of edh just as much as the winning. Felidar Sovereign is on the chopping block as it is
September 26, 2011 4:37 p.m.
I'm showing this to my friend this is an amazing Group Hug deck!! =3
September 28, 2011 1:39 p.m.
Phelddagrif is a beast. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment, but I'm here! I love these types of decks, as they are very fun in multiplayer. It looks like you have pretty much everything to be a great pal and peacekeeper, but have you considered Trade Secrets ? It might show bias, but someone would love you very much!
September 28, 2011 3:17 p.m.
Maybe Edric, Spymaster of Trest ?
Humility ?.. could be very fun/hilarious in this playing environment.
Mindslaver might be fun.. take control of their turn and use it against yourself?
Maybe a Time Reversal ?
Looks like loads fun, good job!1+
September 28, 2011 5:36 p.m.
I just got into Commander, and this looks like it would make for some fun games! Definitely +1. Also, could you check out my R/U Burning Vengeance deck and tell me what you think?
September 28, 2011 5:40 p.m.
I too made a Group Hug deck cause their so much fun to play! I like how your deck has a lot of ways to protect other players creatures and the gain life is always good. My deck runs a bit more removal because not everyone likes it when I give out free stuff, but its not like I don't give them something in return.
Cards that I like to use are: Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer , Noble Benefactor , Soldevi Sentry , Tempting Wurm , Oblation , Pongify , Divine Intervention , Heartbeat of Spring , Hypergenesis , Reverse the Sands , Show and Tell , Helm of Awakening , and Howling Mine /Font of Mythos to name a few.
Oh and Phelddagrif is awesome!!!!!!!!
September 28, 2011 5:58 p.m.
@ Cripple, some briliant cards there! u guys make me wana make a group hug deck :D wish i had vintage cards
September 29, 2011 1:13 a.m.
September 29, 2011 10:04 a.m.
would you mind checking out my deck?
September 29, 2011 10:09 a.m.
I love it. Honestly I'd play this deck. It's beautiful. Maybe add planeswalker karn though. just because.
September 29, 2011 1:51 p.m.
September 29, 2011 5:49 p.m.
- Artwork is way better, handshake all the way
- It's an instant
- Handshake. What's better?
September 29, 2011 10:17 p.m.
September 29, 2011 10:21 p.m.
September 29, 2011 11:03 p.m.
I love this concept! This kind of deck is definitely something that is more needed in the Commander format. I do think it would be fun to throw Humility in. +1 for aiming for second and being a good sport.
September 30, 2011 6:20 p.m.
Real fun deck, love how magic can be changed not just for competitive but for the overall fun that people can have.
I could use some advice on my deck though deck:within-fire-is-more-fire. Take your time and have fun :D
October 1, 2011 1:30 p.m.
Well, I love the deck, and I see many ways to win easily.The creatures are more then capable of taking the win. And Pheld makes it seem unnoticeable when the enemy takes damage. You can ping him for 4, give him 4 life back, and do that until he loses 20 from Commander.
This is my main standard deck. If you want, take a look at it.
October 1, 2011 3:50 p.m.
http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/pyromancer-asencion-legacy/ purple hippos are always very fun +1
October 2, 2011 10:42 a.m.
I love this deck, so amazing. +1
You are very welcome to comment on my deck:garden-of-ghave-looking-for-comments deck or if you want, any other EDH deck that I have :)
October 2, 2011 10:54 a.m.
I think an Omen Machine could be a lot of fun in this deck. Then again, I do love chaos :P
October 5, 2011 3:25 a.m.
What about Dual Nature ?every1 has double creatures :D i played this in a group game was quite funny
October 13, 2011 8:17 a.m.
This deck is HILARIOUS and looks like wicked fun to play. It's really affordable too compared to other EDH decks.
Here's my take on the Kaalia, precon deck. Hope you like it :)
March 20, 2012 4:37 a.m.
For bant colors I recommend angus mckenzie. A 2/2 for 3 that can fog. Its pretty sweet.
August 21, 2012 3:06 p.m.
For bant colors I recommend angus mckenzie. A 2/2 for 3 that can fog. Its pretty sweet.
August 21, 2012 3:12 p.m.
Nice deck! Looks really fun to play especially in a large group. I think Show and Tell would fit nice in here. +1
August 23, 2012 11:27 a.m.
Oooooooh Zedruu the Greathearted is very sad she can't join this Mass Hugging Extravaganza! She would have fit so nicely into this. +1 !!!
(I'm tempted to create a similar deck for normal casual format. I could group hug with plenty of Zedruu and Hippos! Oh and it would also need card:Lich's Mirror just to give it to a dying player with Zedruu's ability loll. Wow my friends would love me even more =)) Loll
Check out my game: QUEST MAGIC: The Mtg RPG!
August 30, 2012 9:29 p.m.
Ya know i just cant get used to the idea of group hug in EDH, i just dont like to play that way but still very nice deck. korlash and his undead army
September 1, 2012 10:40 a.m.
great deck man, love it :) +1
If you wanna spice things up a bit more, maybe try a card:Teferi's Puzzle Box this card is a card:Jace's Archivist effect but happens every turn, so so funny.
Also, Walking Archive just to get people churning through their decks even faster.Played a game where that happened once and it was CRAZY!!!!!
Im tempted to also suggest Terminus instead of either Wrath of God or Day of Judgement?!?!?!! as it removes everything, even indestructible stuff, and people get the chance to play their creatures again. It would put their generals on the bottom too so that may get a bit of hate.... Just an idea :)
(I have no idea why day of judgement has come up so weirdly btw lol)
Can you have a look at my deck? deck:dont-mess-with-a-tariel-edhThank you :)
January 5, 2013 6:24 a.m.
pretty awesome! ive been wanting to make Zedruu for forever and there are some great cards in here.
any reasoning for not using Howling Mine?
April 20, 2013 8:47 p.m.
love this deck! it's exactly what i've been looking for, i don't have an EDH deck and i'm not that into it beyond casual games so i want something fun to play that does silly things and not expensive to put together. nailed it here, +1 from me and i'm building it for sure!
August 12, 2013 8:24 p.m.
Some silliness could be had with Ice Cave , as well as Curse of the Swine , Or perhaps a Meekstone to keep those big mean creatures at bay. And dang it is hard to find cards that would go in here that other people haven't already suggested.
November 20, 2013 3:12 a.m.
it is more aggressive than i think this deck plans on being, but Bant Charm is honestly one of the greatest cards you can run for those colors. Cyclonic Rift or Evacuation could work as a great board clear that makes people less sad about losing stuff, and have interesting mechanics with enter play effects. Spike Weaver is pretty much fog on a stick, and can be incredibly easy to add +1/+1 sometimes, or even convince someone at the table to give it counters to keep the fogs going. Seedborn Muse is another card that could keep the love coming. Oblation is a great spot removal card that fits in line with this deck. Mikokoro, Center of the Sea , Howling Mine . and Otherworld Atlas could have some more interesting temple bell effects. Magus of the Vineyard and Rites of Flourishing could be some interesting group ramp options.
Definitely an interesting deck the i will probably borrow from when i throw together a pheldaggriff deck one day. if you can give Ramp, Reuse, Wreck a look over that would be really cool.
April 20, 2014 2:27 a.m.
+1 for sure because looks like loads of fun and budget!
May 18, 2014 9:40 a.m.
?? +1 for this deck all day erry day!
My current EDH decks:
War (4 Horsemen EDH)
Pestilence (4 Horsemen EDH)
Death (4 Horsemen EDH)
Famine (4 Horsemen EDH)
And soon, some form of Group Hug like this. Thanks, mate!
October 21, 2014 10:05 a.m.
I love this deck! I think you might like my deck, Zedruu the Goatfarted (Chaos). It puts together group hug and chaos into a whirlpool of pain! No win cons, either, so that's fun. Used to run Transcendence, but, well, look at the deck and try to figure out why I pulled it.
November 23, 2014 12:06 a.m.
lol this is awesome. You should teach workshops on 'how not to play like an asshole'. Hell, if you did I would personally pay to have my friends go to it!
Anyways, +1 from me :)
November 28, 2014 7:01 p.m.
I love this deck, which actually part made me want to create my own group hug deck/I just love hugs (no my name is not Olaf sadly).
I do suggest Well of Knowledge because many cards for many manaz.
Chance you can check my deck out? It's hug the fun
February 22, 2015 7:27 p.m.
You might want to run a Forbidden Orchard, it gives you great mana coverage while handing out tokens.
March 6, 2015 10:42 p.m.
I am slowly falling in love with these kind of decks amongst my own EDH group, who tend to play a touch more on the competitive side.
Care to have a look at my own?
March 30, 2015 10:57 a.m.
April 7, 2015 7:14 p.m.
For a deck running blue that's just made for group hugs, throw in a Well of Ideas. Like you said, who doesn't like drawing cards? (Unless Nekusar is there)
April 14, 2015 6:12 p.m.
Great deck! Looks really fun to play. It's always frustrating for players that aren't as good at making decks when they are killed before they can get their fun cards out and this deck keeps it fun for everyone. (btw my EDH deck is called Whittling Copycat if you wouldn't mind checking it out)
April 26, 2015 9:45 p.m.
How about Tempt with Discovery? Everyone loves lands right?
July 18, 2015 7:13 p.m.
Love the deck! I myself have a Phelddagrif deck on here and I'm second place to you in votes lol, my deck is very group hug but it has a few group hug mechanics that can also be win conditions (for example Dictate of Karametra with Skyscribing). I completely understand and respect your choice to have as few win cons as possible though, as it can be extremely fun to do so.
Anyways there's a few cards that I use that people love that help me out as well, for example: Swans of Bryn Argoll prevents you from taking damage quite a bit, and it gives people card draw if they attack you. The vows (Vow of Duty, Vow of Flight, and Vow of Wildness) are good policing cards that cannot backfire on you, Dawnstrider is great for protecting people against large attacks, I noticed you don't have that many howling mine effects, but I assume that is intentional so that you can't be responsible for decking people, and Tempt with Reflections is a hilarious card especially with things like Heartwood Storyteller.
Anyways awesome deck! I really like that you decided not to give in to the temptation of win cons. +1 from me! If you want to see if there's anything you might want to put in, check out How to Have Fun in EDH - Phelddagrif Surprise, I bet there's at least one thing you like in there
November 8, 2015 2:10 p.m.
Sylvan offering, benevolent offering and intellectual offering are all group hug oriented and are pretty fun with hive mind in play.
January 18, 2016 8:49 p.m.
Your deck is hilariously awesome! I would suggest putting in Tempt with Discovery. It is always a fun card.
If you want to check out a deck on the other side of the spectrum, you can check out my competitive deck: She'll Blow Her Own Mind.
Definitely a +1 for you. Have a great day! :)
February 21, 2016 10:29 a.m.
I posted this elsewhere: When you make the deck, please don't include a copy of the commander mainboard. It has a spot and is counted when you put it in the general slot in the interface.
February 27, 2016 10:49 a.m.
What would you put in to make this MTGO legal? (The truce cards haven't been printed yet)
July 3, 2016 11:36 a.m.
This deck looks sweet, a great way to play commander, in the best colors for it. The budget nature of the deck, and the great, interesting group hug cards in it, make it a really great pick for playing Commander with. Love the Howling Mine effects.
I play a lot of different decks, with a love of all five colors and enjoy playing Modern and Commander in person, so this deck appeals to me. My main decks are Jeskai Control and Waste Not Storm decks in Modern, and Roon of the Hidden Realm and Norin, the Wary in Commander.
August 2, 2016 11 p.m.
looks funny as hell check mine out not as funny, ;) but this deck is how people know me xp Oona, Queen of the Fae (Mill/Control) (inf combo)
August 30, 2016 1:06 p.m.
I have a friend who runs an Azorius Guildmage in his deck, perfect for stopping big threats.
September 4, 2016 4:15 p.m.
I really love the idea of "symmetric effects are always fair an balanced" in your deck. Play the game not to win but to even the playing field for all players. This Deck is very a-kin to my "Bant BestFriends" deck. Play not to crush your enemy, but to be the law of war. Your deck has given me some amazing things to think about, i hope my deck does the same for you.
September 22, 2016 12:58 p.m.
I love this deck idea, really interesting to think about gameplay where winning isnt the goal. I might use this when I host edh lobbies on lackey just so I can play "Gamemaster" so to speak.
And since you offered, and you seem to have good knowledge of the game, would you mind checking out my edh deck and tell me what you think I could change. It's theme based, but it is a very loose theme. All the Knowledge of the Earth