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So this deck is one of my two competitive Commander decks. It's also one of the few decks I own that doesn't run blue. The design of the deck is to be focused around combo pieces that interact with Saffi, however it can also run for large amounts of combat damage and also has been equipped with a chunk of land destruction.

Custom Saffi Eriksdotter

Artwork by Lee Tao (taopaint.deviantart.com)
Card layout by Michael Williamson


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Casey4321 says... #1

So you said you were interested in removal. I don't specifically see any glaring omissions but I'll offer up. Song of the Dryads which can staple down a problematic commander.

March 13, 2017 11:38 p.m.

enpc says... #2

I've looked at Song of the Dryads on and off in the past. It's a fairly solid removal card in green.

At the moment, I'm considering swapping out Archon of Justice. While Archon is awesome, at 5 mana I'm really starting to notice the cost.

The other cards I've been considering are Angelic Purge, Mercy Killing and even Oust. That being said, I would much prefer having removal on a body.

March 14, 2017 9:14 a.m.

Casey4321 says... #3

There's Mogara of Corondor but he only does it once. Maybe you can manipulate the stack somehow?

March 14, 2017 10:04 a.m.

enpc says... #4

Mangara of Corondor's ability exiles itself as part of the resolution, not the cost. So you can sac it in response to the ability resolving.

My biggest issue with Mangara has been that he doesn't do anything the turn he comes down. I used to run him but cut him for that very reason. Too much setup involved.

March 14, 2017 10:31 a.m.

Casey4321 says... #5

Ah yeah that makes sense. It's hard in GW to find such an effect. That's more the Orzhov wheelhouse.

March 14, 2017 10:48 a.m.

Lilbrudder says... #6

Wholly comment reset batman. So I assume that since you are a creature based combo list your best card draw would involve a way to get all your combo pieces to hand cheaply. For that it does not get much better than Weird Harvest. I also love Caustic Caterpillar which has tons of synergy with Renegade Rallier. What do you think of Aven Mindcensor. It is a great form of control which coincidentally makes wierd harvest somewhat one sided

March 14, 2017 10:09 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #7

The deck looks really good. I only have a few suggestions to make, and a few are nit-picks:

1) Since your combos frequently require 3 pieces, some of which are creatures, Congregation at Dawn can give you a lot of advantage. Here, I feel like it's usually better than Worldly Tutor (though of course I'd play both).

2) With all of the ETB cards (reused with Saffi) have you considered Panharmonicon?

3) Starved Rusalka and Mortarpod seem bad without some way to generate infinite mana. Why are they in this deck? Sorry of I'm missing a combo.

4) I'd give my strong recommendation of Song of the Dryads. It locks down many commander-reliant decks surprisingly hard.

5) Of your maybe board, they all seem like good suggestions when you get the chance to acquire them.

And finally, the comments need to be cleared on this page, lol.

Happy deckbuilding! Hope this was helpful :)

March 15, 2017 2:33 a.m.

enpc says... #8

Hey guys, sorry for the delayed reply - I've had two super busy weeks at work but that's all over now (it's never over...)

Lilbrudder: Weird Harvest seems... interesting. I do like how cheap and scalable it is, however I can see the downside biting me quite badly in the form of an opponent's Hushwing Gryff or similar. The other thing is that I usually only need to tutor one creature to win (as I usually will have Saffi ready) and so I want my tutoring to be as cheap as possible if I have to do it combo turn, as deploying combos is quite expensive. That's why I've been considering cards like Fauna Shaman which tutor much more cheaply. And if I'm playing it outside of combo turn, I would much rather not feed my opponents creatures.

Caustic Caterpillar is cool and I have been considering it for a while on and off. My only reservation is that while it's cheaper to play than Qasali Pridemage, it costs more to activate. That being said, it's an awesome Yisan 1 drop. I'll add it to the maybeboard. What would you cut for it?

Aven Mindcensor is solid. I've ummed and ahhed about running it in the past but it might be a good replacement for Archon of Justice. I'll maybeboard it too.

Daedalus19876: Congregation at Dawn is interesting. I've seen in in the past and it's good however the mana cost is so saturated T_T. I don't think I would run it over Worldly Tutor but I would consider running it in addition to. Maybeboarded.

Panharmonicon is funny in more casual and more creature heavy decks, however here it feels win more.

Starved Rusalka is actually pretty solid. It's one of the best creature based sac outlets in white/green (there aren't that many to begin with and most of them are rubbish). It's not primarily in the deck as a combo piece, but more to generate value with my commander if needs be. That being said, there is a goofy infinite combo with Titania, Protector of Argoth, Nim Deathmantle, Strip Mine and Gaea's Cradle.

Mortarpod is in there as an additional sac outlet which can be tutored by Stoneforge Mystic which can be in turn tutored via the creature tutors. It also provides a win condition given infinite mana. That being said, you're right in that it's not the strongest card in the deck. It'll most likely get subbed out with cards from the maybeboard.

Cheers for the responses, it's given me a few new ideas as well as helped lock in stuff I was on the fence about.

March 18, 2017 1:08 a.m.

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