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Mairsil Demands, "It Puts the Lotion on the Skin"

Commander / EDH Combo Multiplayer U/B/R (Grixis) Voltron



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Voltron/combo deck with magic's own Buffalo Bill at the head. This crazy sadist has found himself in a magical land, so his skin suits give him magical powers!

the phrase "in the pit" refers to cards exiled with Mairsil, the Pretender's ability

I know the counters are technically cage counters, and the lore is he put ith in a cage, but come on!!!! The flipping picture is a person looking into a damned pit!


Lightning Greaves, Crystal Shard, and Riptide Laboratory

In the pit: Arcanis the Omnipotent, Cavern Harpy, AEtherling, Morphling, Torchling, Sensei's Divining Top, Mirage Mirror, Pack Rat,Ovinomancer, Skywing Aven and Crystal Shard


Have these cards in the pit at the same time:

Tree of Perdition + Hateflayer to set an opponent's life to 4 and then deal 4 dmg to them. Toss in Quicksilver Elemental to hit the whole table in one turn.

Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief//Hoard-Smelter Dragon + Pestilent Souleater + AEtherling//Jodah's Avenger to make Mairsil unblockable and one-shot infect kill an opponent. Add in Hateflayer + Quicksilver Elemental to do it without combat dmg to the whole table. All in one turn.

Basalt Monolith//Gilded Lotus + Pili-Pala + Quicksilver Elemental for infinite mana. Can use the mana to:


After a few games, i have noticed some intricacies that will require a few changes to the deck.

  • equipment is too temporary due to how often mairsil is bounced. Since they cannot be equpied at instant speed, they are subpar in this deck. So, seemingly solid includes like Illusionist's Bracers and swiftboots are actually pretty bad.

  • The more card draw spells/effects in this deck, the better. This deck loses lots of card advantage due to mairsil grabbing cards from your hand, and discarding cards to abilities. Repeatable and/or large chunks of card draw are needed. So effects like Rhystic Study and Pull from Tomorrow, respectively.

Know how Sensei's Divining Top is one of the best cards in edh? Well it is even better in this deck! Once it's in the pit, it does all the normal top shenanigans, protects mairsil from removal, and sets you up to cast him again to put more cards in the pit! It's so good i am considering putting in Trinket Mage just to tutor up top!



30% Casual

70% Competitive

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Date added 4 months
Last updated 1 month

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.69
Tokens 0/1 Sheep
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