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A Golgari dredge/reanimation deck that wins through draining out opponents. Izoni loves to bury creatures alive to be recycled later! Click on the dropdown menus for more info. Please provide feedback and upvote if you like!

The deck has a large graveyard theme as we want lots of creatures in our graveyard to maximize on Izoni's ability to create insect tokens. The deck includes multiple ways to put cards in and take cards out of our graveyard.

Dredgers: Life from the Loam , Golgari Grave-Troll , Golgari Thug , Dakmor Salvage , and Stinkweed Imp all have the broken Dredge mechanic which allows us to bring these cards back to the hand at the "cost" of filling up our graveyard more.

Self-Mill and Discard: Altar of Dementia , Grisly Salvage , Underrealm Lich , Glowspore Shaman , Satyr Wayfinder , World Shaper and Stitcher's Supplier allow us to pitch cards from the top of our library into our graveyard.

Reanimation: Reanimate , Journey to Eternity  Flip, Eternal Witness , Golgari Findbroker , Regrowth , Dread Return , Victimize , Animate Dead , Life from the Loam , and Golgari Thug all bring important pieces back from our graveyard while Living Death , Rise of the Dark Realms and Command the Dreadhorde act as mass reanimation spells once our yard is full.

It can take a while for Izoni's graveyard engine to get going. The deck includes a lot of removal to help keep the board under control while we set up. Most of the removal is attached to creatures which can be recycled to be on theme with the deck.

Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , and Fleshbag Marauder are a trio of "edict" creature removal that can send themselves to the graveyard.

Shriekmaw and Ravenous Chupacabra ETB destroy creatures with Shriekmaw sending itself to the grave with the evoke cost.

Thrashing Brontodon , Caustic Caterpillar , and Reclamation Sage for artifact/enchantment destruction.

Assassin's Trophy , Beast Within , and Putrefy for instant-speed removal.

Living Death , Toxic Deluge , and Decree of Pain for boardwipes.

The deck aims to win through draining out our opponents Aristocrat style. The deck also includes some token makers in addition to Izoni to ensure we have enough of a critical mass of tokens to drain opponents out or sacrifice for value. Sacrifice outlets help us to instant-speed drain opponents if Izoni is offline or if we don't have enough + to repeatedly sac.

Aristocrat Package: Poison-Tip Archer , Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat , and Falkenrath Noble all help us drain out opponents.

Sacrifice Outlets: Ashnod's Altar , Phyrexian Altar , Altar of Dementia and Viscera Seer are free sac outlets that give us value while Razaketh, the Foulblooded tutors for whatever we need. Evolutionary Leap allows us to sac our value creatures to dig through our library for more creatures. God-Eternal Bontu draws cards.

Token Generation: Avenger of Zendikar and Sengir Autocrat ETB create a large army of tokens for value. I chose these over activated abilities like Jade Mage and Ant Queen because they are less mana-intensive and can immediately create tokens when cast or reanimated. Tendershoot Dryad spits out tokens at a rapid rate while buffing them too.


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I will likely be adding Command the Dreadhorde and God-Eternal Bontu from War of the Spark.

Command the Dreadhorde will likely replace Twilight's Call as a reanimation spell. Twilight's Call occasionally gets me in trouble as it reanimates all graveyards. This can be a problem against other graveyard based decks. Command the Dreadhorde allows me to be more selective about reanimating from any grave.

Not sure what God-Eternal Bontu will replace. An ETB trigger that sacrifices creatures and draws cards is exactly what this deck wants though.

Attrition ---> Razaketh, the Foulblooded : Attrition performed decently and may come back into the deck. However Razaketh is just such a house, filling the grave and tutoring for exactly what I need.


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.34
Tokens 0/1 Insect, 0/1 Plant, 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Saproling, 1/1 Worm, 0/1 Serf, 1/1 Human Cleric, 1/1 City's Blessing
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+1 Twilight's Call maybe
-1 Creakwood Liege maybe