This is a Korvold birthing pod deck that gains value by sacrificing permanents and wins through an infinite persist combo.

The combo in this deck requires: a sac outlet (Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder, Goblin Bombardment, Altar of Dementia, Bloodthrone Vampire, Ashnod's Altar, Blasting Station), a persist creature (Putrid Goblin, Lesser Masticore, Wingrattle Scarecrow, Rendclaw Trow, Murderous Redcap), and a way of removing the -1/-1 counter (Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Metallic Mimic, Grumgully, the Generous, Rhythm of the Wild, Renata, Called to the Hunt).

Several combo lines are entirely fetchable with Protean Hulk.

With a sac outlet in play Pattern of Rebirth allows you to fetch and sacrifice Protean Hulk at instant speed.

Some of these loops cause infinite damage or infinite mill, but others will only give you infinite ETB/Death triggers.

With Korvold, Fae-Cursed King in play, the persist combo will cause you to draw your entire library. This will allow you to look for win conditions (Altar of Dementia, Goblin Bombardment, Murderous Redcap, Blasting Station) or instant speed answers (Veil of Summer, Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, Imp's Mischief.) You can cast these with fast mana (Dark Ritual, Tinder Wall, Lotus Petal, Chrome Mox.) Remember to sacrifice Korvold before you mill yourself out.

Korvold gets pretty large and can be used as an alternative win condition via commander damage.

The deck runs a modest amount of sac fodder. (Bitterblossom, Dreadhorde Invasion, Awakening Zone, Bloodghast.) These provide card advantage with Korvold in play, and enable several excellent spells. (Tragic Slip, Fatal Push, Diabolic Intent, Chord of Calling.) The tokens also minimise the risk of being forced to sac a land on Korvold's ETB ability.

Against control decks, permanents such as Boseiju, Who Shelters All and Rhythm of the Wild can offer some protection, while our suite of disruption can be used to guarantee our combo pieces resolve.

Against stax decks, Pernicious Deed and Gaze of Granite can be used to destroy multiple stax pieces. Assassin's Trophy and Abrupt Decay can be used for spot removal.


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

7 - 0 Mythic Rares

58 - 0 Rares

17 - 0 Uncommons

14 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.04
Tokens 1/1 Spirit, None Treasure, 1/1 Faerie Rogue, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 0/0 Zombie Army
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