Karador Dredge

Plenty of self mill engines to put cards into my graveyard to use as a constant resource. Ramp/Reanimate into fatties and grind out opponents using said graveyard engines or a kokopuffs loop.

Current Engines:

Survival/Fauna Shaman + Dredge - Creature tutor + self mill

Sun Titan + Necromancy/Animate Dead + Karmic Guide - Reanimate every turn when Sun Titan attacks

Karmic Guide + Angel of Serenity - Exile the Karmic Guide with Angel to get recursive Angels

Changes to make: Smothering Abomination > Meren of Clan Nel Toth

Possible Cuts right now: None

Anything I'm missing?



Magikoopa85 says... #1

Nice start for a budget build. I don't really understand some of the card choices though. Darkblast doesn't seem that strong, and there are faster ways to fill your yard than with dredge. In my build it's not that rare for me to dump 25-30 cards in with one Hermit Druid activation. Also, consider running Eladamri's Call as a replacement or in addition to Worldly Tutor. I see some others as well, but I don't want to seem like a dick so if you want, feel free to check out my build. I love that you're running Mirari's Wake. That was one of my favorite cards in standard about a decade ago.

January 26, 2013 3:04 a.m.

Turgmenkisan says... #2

I agree with darkblast, and worldy tutor is just a placeholder for when i can get a survival. I also plan on replacing gideon, profane command, and exsanguinate when i get the chance. Any other specifics i should be aware of?

January 26, 2013 11:38 a.m.

Bobgalarneau says... #3

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is an absolute must with karador

February 4, 2013 2:41 p.m.

Bobgalarneau says... #4

Also think about changing some of your removal spells for ETB crature with removal, Nekrataal , Shriekmaw , Sunblast Angel . The more creature, the more you'll enjoy that commander

February 4, 2013 2:44 p.m.

Turgmenkisan says... #5

Shriekmaw used to be in the list but i cut it because it never seemed to have enough targets. I am planning on putting in duplicant and angel of serenity to give more effects like that. The removal not on creatures is cheap and versatile and can be regrowthed through eternal witness.

I do like mikaeus though. What do you think i should replace?

February 4, 2013 6:50 p.m.

Bobgalarneau says... #6

mikaeus is super cool with the shriekmaw, you can cast shriekmaw for 1b, kill 2 creatures and get a +1/+1 shriekmaw... all for the evoke cost!! i would add Hermit Druid too for faster dredge. card:Yawgmoth's Will could be a nice addition too

as for what to take out, even if those planeswalker are awsome, you can't bring them back with karador... cultivate is a bit slow in EDH and since you have a fertilid...

February 6, 2013 4:59 p.m.

Turgmenkisan says... #7

Hermit Druid does seem pretty bananas. How about Garruk -> Druid? Also, I really like cultivate in the opening hand cause it guarantees two land drops and a ramp the turn you play it, and late game I can just toss it to yard and it wont have to matter.

February 6, 2013 8:07 p.m.

Magikoopa85 says... #8

Hermit Druid is insane. I usually mill 20-30 cards with just one activation, but I also run plenty of ramp to thin out my basics early on.

I'd never thought about Mikaeus the Unhallowed, but that's a damn good call. Thanks for the idea, Bobgalarneau

February 6, 2013 8:38 p.m.

Bobgalarneau says... #9

The mikaeus idea actualy came from guys talking on the gatherer forum. I tried it and he totaly made the game in a free-for-all 4 player. This and Immortal Servitude cleared the field with all those ETB effects i am running.

Look at my deck for some idea karador, power reanimator in your face

February 13, 2013 3:42 p.m.

superpringles says... #10

Hey im planning on playing karador soon and one card that came to mind was Meren. i was wondering if there was any reason that you did not include her in the deck?

December 21, 2015 1:45 a.m.

Turgmenkisan says... #11

superpringles, I haven't gotten a Meren yet but when I do, it is taking Smothering Abomination's place.

December 31, 2015 11:39 a.m.

Sergal says... #12

This deck is so good. +1

Its for decks as strong as this that my buddies and I devised this:

Anafenza Hates Meren

Such a fine tuned deck dude, nice job!

June 5, 2016 9:57 p.m.

Beezy says... #13

If you're looking for cheap ramp creatures, I play Yavimaya Granger, Viridian Emissary, and Dawntreader Elk in my Karador deck. It helps me consistently start with a ramp creature that I can replay early. Also, SUPER glad to see Spore Frog in this list, it's been one of my favorite cards to play ever since I put it in. Phyrexian Delver usually does great work being a second Karmic Guide. Just some suggestions for ya, it's always a pleasure seeing another competitive Karador deck out there!

July 19, 2016 3:54 a.m.

Zerail says... #14

If your not opposed to infinite loops then consider,

Sun Titan, Necromancy/Fiend Hunter saffi/Animate Dead and a sac outlet

Karmic Guide, Reveillark/saffi/Fiend Hunter and a sac

Nims death mantle, Karmic Guide/undying or persist and Ashnod's Altar

For sac outlets use Blasting Station,Ashnod's Altar or the sac to mill artifact.

Lots of other great cards if you go this route.

January 22, 2017 9:51 p.m.

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