Power through growth

As of 9/22/18 deck price is $24.44 on TCGPlayer!

Includes heavily played cards, not including shipping and basic lands

After seeing Mikaeus, Extreme Sub $20 Budget EDH it inspired me to try and create a $20 Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord deck. I came close! My goal was to have as little cards as possible be valued over $2. I met that goal and only a few key cards actually cost more than $2.

This deck is meant to do all the same stuff the Mikaeus, Extreme Sub $20 Budget EDH deck does. Kill the entire table at once with an infinite combo. This is a very resilient deck with a lot of answers. The first order of business is always to start dredging as soon as possible and fill up the graveyard. The second order of business is to protect the graveyard at all costs.
- Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord + Phyrexian Devourer = Kill all opponents at once. You exile cards from your library until Phyrexian Devourer's power goes above 7, at this point his bury trigger will go on the stack. You respond to the bury trigger until his power is high enough to nuke the board, then you use Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord's ability to win. Phyrexian Devourer's bury trigger only triggers once, the first time the power is greater than 7, so you are free to pump him up as long as the trigger never resolves.
Assumes listed creatures are in play and you have . - Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord + Wall of Blood = Kill all opponents at once if you have the most life (make sure you have the most life by using Gnaw to the Bone)
IMPORTANT: the below combos assume the listed creatures are in the graveyard and that Necrotic Ooze is on the battlefield. - Phyrexian Devourer + Triskelion = Infinite pinging! - Tree of Perdition = Change an opponents life total to 3 - Pili-Pala + Viridian Joiner = Infinite colored mana + Crypt Rats = kill all opponents with lower life total than you. (Make sure you have the most life by using Gnaw to the Bone)(this combo has been removed in favor of the two previous combos)

There are too many interactions with Necrotic Ooze to count in this deck. The bulk of the activated abilities can be paid with life or by discarding cards, I did this so you don't need to have open mana to regenerate your Ooze and so you have plenty of ways to discard the creatures you want in your yard. However, this can leave your hand empty and your life low. Corpse Auger should be able to net you at least ten cards mid to late game to help fill your hand back up to discard and give Ooze some more cool abilities and Gnaw to the Bone should be able to gain you a large amount of life late game.

This section is about the cards to add to the deck of you don't have a limited budget or if you already own some of these more powerful/expensive cards. The first section to focus on would be the mana base. Cards to add: - Cabal Coffers - Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - Verdant Catacombs - Twilight Mire - Overgrown Tomb - Volrath's Stronghold - Winding Canyons - Woodland Cemetery The second thing to add is the combo piece that is out of the budget range: - Mikaeus, the Unhallowed The next area to focus is tutors and card draw to speed up your combo: - Demonic Tutor - Fauna Shaman - Sidisi, Undead Vizier - Rune-Scarred Demon - Necropotence - Sylvan Library - Phyrexian Arena After that the only thing to do is add some 'win-more' and utility cards: - Lord of Extinction - Kokusho, the Evening Star - Massacre Wurm - Primordial Hydra You can view my more expensive build here:

The Darkest Soul

Commander / EDH* Squirrel_of_War


This section is a bit less relevant since the deck is now super budget and could benefit from a ton of more expensive cards

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

6 - 0 Mythic Rares

27 - 0 Rares

31 - 0 Uncommons

20 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.60
Tokens 0/0 Germ, 1/1 Spirit, 3/3 Elephant
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