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If You Want Peace, Prepare for War

Commander / EDH Aggro RW (Boros) Tokens



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All Hail the Combat God!

What gives? Where's Aurelia, the Warleader? Well allow me to answer that question.

She's been demoted to a creature in the deck. Her spot has been taken by Iroas, God of Victory.

I felt that the deck was leaning towards a more voltron strategy than army, and this caused the deck to fall into this slump of trying to suit up Aurelia rather than attack with an army. Basically, I've returned the deck to what I originally intended it to be with a new Commander at the helm that supports that strategy.

Also, the only thing better than a Goblin War Drums, is a Goblin War Drums with a Dolmen Gate stuck to it. And put that in the Command Zone and at 4 mana indestructible and a 7/4 and I'm sold.

Notable Exclusions

Akroma's Memorial. My 1/1s remain 1/1s. No amount of keywords will change that.

Haste Enablers beyond Hammer of Purphoros and Ogre Battledriver After I get one haste outlet out, every other one becomes a dead draw.


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Updates Add

Goblins are invading the deck. Ready to kill everyone and die trying.

Mother of Runes >> Legion Loyalist: Mom's been god to me when the deck liked Aurelia attacking alone. But now with an army of tokens, her ability is suddenly not so good. Legion Loyalist is another way of giving trample to the army and is also a Goblin.

Darksteel Plate >> Goblin Assault: Gobbos! Bitterblossom for Goblins. Not complaining. Especially since forcing them to attack each turn is a nonissue with Iroas around.

Odric, Master Tactician >> Krenko, Mob Boss: A Goblin that doubles the amount of Goblins I have. Neat card. Mirror Entity makes him insane.

Frontline Medic >> Siege-Gang Commander: Captain of the Watch for Goblins. 2 power makes Reveillark smile, and can throw goblins around at things.

Swiftfoot Boots >> Ogre Battledriver: +2/+0 and Haste. Making tokens and giving them a boost the turn they come. Sounds like fun.

Comments View Archive

Repercussion would work really well with Iroas and Warstorm Surge would help you get more out of your army.

June 5, 2014 4:44 p.m.

gisela as commander? aggro just sort of, clicks with her.

June 17, 2014 11:07 a.m.

Gonna stick with Iroas. Double damage doesn't mean anything if you can't get through.

June 17, 2014 5:42 p.m.

good point. maybe another deck...

June 17, 2014 6:09 p.m.

Devo seems key for making a God/General work, so I'd have a hard time looking past Boros Reckoner for 6, bringing Iroas to life with his own two. All that Lorwyn/Shadowmoor multicolored stuff helps the devo too. Idk, just my two cents. +1

June 21, 2014 2:02 a.m.

For devotion, hybrid symbols count for both colours, but are only counted once. If I only had Reckoner and Iroas out, the devotion would only be 5.

Reckoner itself I find to be pretty underwhelming in this format considering it's at best a 3 mana Spitemare , which is also pretty meh.

June 21, 2014 10:16 a.m.

Oh, yeah disregard my previous comment. I feel foolish.

June 21, 2014 12:04 p.m.

Great Deck plus one. check out mine Scorched Earth Dragon

June 23, 2014 1:39 a.m.

I came here attempting to help adjust this deck but youve really thought of everything.. Solid deck +1

June 30, 2014 9:49 a.m.

I like your deck quite a bit, but the lack of card draw makes it sputter out.

July 1, 2014 11:36 a.m.

Red/White is inherently bad at card draw.

So unless I want to use more mana-intensive artifacts like Mind's Eye and Staff of Nin , there isn't much I can do about it.

Sometimes I have half a mind to add green to help with ramp/draw.

July 1, 2014 12:22 p.m.

Consider adding Goblin Rabblemaster ;)

July 29, 2014 3:19 p.m.

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite would be great.

July 29, 2014 5:10 p.m.

oops. just saw it. my bad

July 29, 2014 5:11 p.m.

you should consider adding skullclamp for card draw. And also maybe add in elspeth knight errant as well.

May 30, 2015 12:32 p.m.

Props on the notable exclusions. Agreed.

April 28, 2016 8:27 p.m.

just possibly stick this in Sword of Feast and Famine and Aggravated Assault, more voltron, protection, extra combat phases, and a combo to boot might be fun.

September 14, 2016 11:55 p.m.

What about Preeminent Captain?

November 15, 2016 8:45 p.m.

Really love this deck! Immediate +1

I've since transformed my Aurelia Token (casual 60) into an Aurelia Token EDH deck, and have been looking for better ways to make it more potent. After seeing this deck I've made mine into a super-budget version of yours. I was hoping I could ask a few questions while I'm here:

Firstly, I was looking to make the deck themed around only a couple creature types (Humans, Angels, and Soldiers). As a result, I was considering cards like Coat of Arms and Requiem Angel (to add spirits into the mix). I was also looking at using Increasing Devotion and Entreat the Angels, and was wondering why there was almost nothing like that in your deck? I would almost think there were enough anthems and keyword sharing effects to work efficiently, particularly with your haste enablers. Also, as I see no one using it, is Battle Hymn just not good enough? I always thought it could make those X cost cards effective.

If you decide to grace my question with an answer, thanks in advance! (although do keep in mind I'm so far looking to keep a very tight budget)

December 8, 2016 2:33 a.m.

What about Goblin Bombardment? You already have Karmic Guide+Reveillark. Plus it turns boardwipes into damage and can help get final points of dmg through.

December 8, 2016 9:30 a.m.

I very much like this deck and also your reasoning behind why you chose your commander. +1! My Kalemne's Giant Clan has similar reasoning behind it, though it leans more towards a balance between voltron and tribe. I'm curious what you think about it; let me know!

May 28, 2017 7:29 a.m.

Love the deck. I had the same issue with my Aurelia deck where it started as Angel Tribal then turned into the double strike Aurelia with a sword game. And while 4 hitting someone with swords is fun, spot removal causes problems. Anyway Ive been messing around with some builds that forego most of the equipment for that reason.

June 26, 2017 2:07 p.m.

Nice build. It's fun to see how it has evolved. I was wondering if you had considered Jazal Goldmane or Sublime Archangel? Both like big crowds.


June 29, 2017 9:44 p.m.

I think you need more draws. Try Mind's Eye, Skullclamp and Slate of Ancestry

October 23, 2017 11:54 p.m.

Mind's Eye is too slow for this style of deck but Skullclamp is amazing and Slate of Ancestry seems decent.

October 24, 2017 10:43 p.m.

One of my experiences with Token decks like this is that Skullclamp tends to be much harder to use once you've buffed up your tokens. Bring those soldiers to a flat 3/3 with Dictate of Heliod or even lesser buffs like Captain of the Watch and you're no longer getting the card draw you need.

November 23, 2017 5:54 p.m.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar is a good idea. She's a cheap 3 drop with first strike and forces all your enemies creatures and non-basic lands to come into play tapped. A solid addition to any soldier deck IMO.

December 16, 2017 9:02 a.m.

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Date added 4 years
Last updated 3 years

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.48
Tokens 1/1 Elemental, 1/1 Goblin, 1/1 Goblin Soldier, 2/2 Cat, 3/3 Golem, 2/1 Cleric, 1/1 Soldier, Elspeth
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+1 Staff of Nin maybe