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It's time to drift your way to victory with Initial D(epala)'s Aether Stage. This an aggro build based around vehicles and dwarves, held together by our commander, Depala, Pilot Exemplar. Turn your dwarves into master street racers as you deal tons of damage with massive vehicles straight to the opponent's face. When you eventually run out of gas (see what I did there?), you can just pay Depala's and draw another hand of dwarves and vehicles to continue the carnage. If you are looking to buy this deck, you can remove Heart of Kiran and Nahiri, the Harbinger if your budget is around $70.


The overall goal of Initial D(epala) is to dump a load of vehicles and crew them with dwarves to smash face and take names. When playing this list, it's often more important to keep your dwarf pilots in one piece so that you can recur your vehicles with cards like Refurbish or Daretti, Scrap Savant's -2. Being in red and white, we have quite a few combat tricks to chose from, but by staying on theme we get access to Built to Smash and Built to Last. These cards buff our creatures, but get the maximum value by hitting a crewed vehicle. For those wondering, the fastest you can get out Metalwork Colossus is turn 3.


This deck draws great value from the fact you can crew a summoning-sickness creature as soon as it enters the battlefield. In addition Depala, Pilot Exemplar can get herself into any vehicle at instant speed, meaning you can leave your mana and blockers open so that during your opponents' end steps and pay her , ensuring a full hand of dwarves and vehicles next turn. Depala values early and fast attacks, often gaining strength from playing fast & furious. This does leave you open to other players, especially with larger playgroups.

Deck inspired by the greatest 90's street racing anime ever: Initial D.Do you like, my deck? If you do, +1 and leave comments or suggestions!!! Want to talk more about my deck or Depala in general? Feel free to enable chat with me and we can talk more in depth about playstlye and meta-specific modifications.


I logged in this tonight, and WHOA, We got a new top rank number! #12 Is pretty impressive! Looks like we need to add another velocity counter! Thanks for all the upvotes and views guys, I appreciate you. Can we get this to be the fastest deck on Mount Akina?

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April 5, 2017 2:57 p.m.

ManinSatin says... #2

Love the deck, especially the theme! Only suggestions I'd make are finding spots for Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer and Dispatch

April 10, 2017 12:34 a.m.

ManinSatin, I will consider Dispatch, even though most of the times we won't get metalcraft most games. In addition, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer could be fun as an alternative commander. Thanks for the help!

April 15, 2017 4:05 a.m.

strembl7 says... #4

So in my experience, Jor Kadeen just ends up being a conditional anthem and you'll almost always wish it was a Cathars' Crusade for the mana cost, or even better would be a Mirror Entity.

Dispatch is an excellent card, but it doesn't fit in well in an aggro strategy. Unless you are already running Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile and still need more removal... but if you want to play control, this isn't really the deck for it IMO.

April 17, 2017 11:19 p.m.

You make some good points strembl7!I will leave the cards in the testing section in my description mainly because I like people who may want to build the deck to have options. Even if I never end up using them, these cards stand as options for later in case I get bored of the current build which I currently have a physical deck of. Dispatch may never be used, but as of now I really like the idea of using Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer as my commander if I get bored of Depala, Pilot Exemplar.

April 17, 2017 11:30 p.m.

strembl7 says... #6

Consider using the "Maybeboard" for options like that. I've got like 85 things on my own maybeboard for when I feel like changing things up.

April 17, 2017 11:32 p.m.

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Date added 6 months
Last updated 1 week
Exclude colors UBG

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.22
Tokens 1/1 Servo, 1/1 Soldier, Daretti, Elspeth
Folders My EDH Decks, Consideration, EDH Multiplayer, Cool stuff, Fav. Decks, Decks, Interesting Commander Decks, Insightful Decks
Top rank #12 on 2017-04-06
Views 2462

Revision 4 (1 week ago)

-1 Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer maybe
-1 Dispatch maybe

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