This deck has several ways to tutor for cards, and the best part is that most of them are repeatable through flickering them with the Conjurer's Closet, or by bringing them back with Meren's ability. Rune-Scarred Demon is probably one of my favorites, since it can look for any card, and you don't even have to reveal it. The Birthing Pod is also a good way to get creatures on the field easily while also bringing back your sacrificed creature with Meren. The deck doesn't have a whole lot of lands, but it makes up for it with other ways to get mana, such as Ashnod's Altar, Awakening Zone, and From Beyond. There's also a Black Market that ends up making ridiculous amounts of mana pretty soon after you get it on the field. In the games that I've played, I've found that these cards make up for the lack of lands.
The deck has a few combos that aren't too terribly hard to pull off. If Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood are both on the field under your control, then it's a win as soon as you deal just 1 damage to anyone. Using Perilous Forays, Bloodghast, and the Lotus Cobra, you can pull all the lands out of your deck in one turn. I like to wait until I have about 15 or 20 cards in my graveyard (doesn't take long with cards like Splinterfright, Altar of Dementia, and Hermit Druid) then I use Morality Shift followed by Praetor's Counsel. The graveyard and the deck switch, you draw the whole graveyard, and then you get to keep it. Sure, you'll draw your deck in 15 or 20 turns, but you can probably win before that when you have the whole deck to choose from. Another combo that I have yet to test, but I really want to is to have Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Cauldron of Souls on the field, and use them to sac and then bring back mass amounts of my creatures on the field. Using one and then the other to counteract the Persist and Undying would allow me to kill/resurrect any of my creatures an infinite amount of times per turn. Infini-flickering all of my ETB creatures and making tons of tokens, getting mass tons of experience counters from Meren, or dealing massive damage pretty much ensures a victory. Tokens, tokens, tokens. They're made to die, and this deck makes a ton of them. Cards like Avenger of Zendikar, Grave Titan, Ghoulcaller Gisa, and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder are great at making tokens, which can be used to fuel much of the deck. Ideally, you can have enough tokens to sac that you can clear your opponents' boards as soon as they get a threat on the field. The Sadistic Hypnotist can be used to get rid of everyone's hands, making them top deck for answers.


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

12 - 0 Mythic Rares

39 - 0 Rares

23 - 0 Uncommons

7 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.13
Tokens 0/1 Insect, 5/5 Demon, 2/2 Wolf, 0/1 Plant, 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Saproling, 1/1 City's Blessing, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 1/1 Human Cleric, 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, 1/1 Thrull, None Treasure, Experience
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