Attempting to make a competitive commander deck using lifegain and life total win-cons. The main win-con is Famished Paladin + Resplendent Mentor or Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Blood. Other win-cons are Felidar Sovereign, Test of Endurance, and Aetherflux Reservoir. Hopefully the deck will build life while I work to find win-cons.

I've included several ways to prevent the opponent from attacking by taxation and several removal spells. I was also considering including a secondary commander damage win-con, but I haven't included it in the current list.

I'm fairly new to commander and have a lot to learn. I'm worried the mana curve might be too high and that there isn't enough stax to slow the game down while I build a combo.

I haven't bought any of the cards in this list yet. I'm hoping to get feedback to work on a final list before I spend any money. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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30% Casual

70% Competitive

Top Ranked
Date added 8 months
Last updated 1 month

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

11 - 0 Mythic Rares

36 - 0 Rares

28 - 0 Uncommons

8 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.88
Tokens 1/1 Vampire Knight, 1/1 Soldier, 4/4 Angel, */* Avatar
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-1 Mindcrank maybe
+1 Murderous Rider main
-1 Nyx-Fleece Ram main
+1 Plains main
-1 Swamp main
-1 Tainted Sigil maybe
-1 Tithe maybe