This is a list of important cards for group hug EDH decks.

Group hug decks aim to benefit all players. They give out resources and advantage to accelerate other players' positions, but usually also have certain means of maintaining a balanced game state. Group hug can achieved through blanket effects or single-target, political effects. Both kinds of effects are important.

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Epochalyptik says... #1

Please remember to check that the card you're suggesting is not already in the list.

August 8, 2014 10:11 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #2

August 9, 2014 2:04 a.m.

MagicalHacker says... #3

Please also consider Zedruu the Greathearted .

August 9, 2014 9:06 a.m.

PopcornBunni says... #4

Recommending Abyssal Persecutor .

September 14, 2014 4:47 p.m.

Thugnificynt says... #5

January 9, 2015 12:27 a.m.

rmeade868 says... #7

Paradox Haze, Timesifter, Perplexing Chimera, and Thieves' Auction are all interesting cards and could be considered group hug

February 3, 2015 2:51 p.m.

libraryjoy says... #8

February 17, 2015 5:29 p.m.

Kipaap says... #9

Since Magus of the Vineyard is in there, how about Eladamri's Vineyard?

April 2, 2015 6:51 a.m.

Skelatox says... #10

Truce and Temporary Truce are both valid additions, I feel.

April 4, 2015 5:58 p.m.

kean101 says... #11

kinda group hug?Peacekeeper

June 2, 2015 9:56 p.m.

Dakra Mystic?

I feel like it can both be group hug, and a little bit of hate...

July 14, 2015 9:18 p.m.

SirFowler says... #13

Xira Arien, Runed Servitor, and Selvala, Explorer Returned are always nice to have.

July 14, 2015 9:54 p.m.

beastyboy966 says... #14

Hey, this may be a stupid question, but can you win with a group hug deck? if so, how?

September 19, 2015 3:12 p.m.

PopcornBunni says... #15

You win in group hug by eeking out card advantage and incentivizing players to attack one another, deploying just enough things to keep opponents from attacking you without being a major threat yourself. 1-power deathtouch creatures and propaganda style effects help here. You provide enchantments and creatures that help players that are behind catch up, and hold onto your win cons until there are few enough players on low enough resources that they cannot answer them.

September 21, 2015 2:05 p.m.

cabbagemaster says... #16

December 20, 2015 12:43 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #17

Hate to self-promote, but I believe MagicalHacker - List of All Group Hug Cards may be more thorough.

Then again, it is inspired by this list, so gotta give credit where credit is due.

December 20, 2015 12:58 p.m.
August 7, 2016 1:54 a.m.

CkajLanoa says... #19

Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis. I know you get a bigger advantage than everyone else, but he is the new group hug commander.

October 30, 2016 8:10 p.m.

Athraithe says... #21

Geier Reach Sanitarium by chance? i know theres discard but every player still gets to draw and get rid of a card they dont want/need in hand, or just plain dig deeper into a win con

November 27, 2016 10:35 p.m.

IzzetButler says... #22

March 19, 2017 11:33 a.m.

Trtl says... #23

Jushi Apprentice Becomes "Target player draws a crap ton" assuming you keep cards in hand that is.

June 29, 2017 12:28 p.m.

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