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A Michael Bay Film, Omnath: Age of Explosions! v3

Commander / EDH Burn Competitive Multiplayer Ramp RG (Gruul) Tokens




Full description coming soon! Just note that my playgroup is full of a$$holes and their decks say it all. I just want to stay competitive with those jerks, so I must ask for your help, from all of you in the MtG community, to help construct the best Omnath deck! Any and all suggestions are welcome. Together as a community, you can help make it possible to crown me, king a$$hole, of my playgroup. Please, don't forget to upvote!

Some of the commander decks I face regularly would be: Scion of the Ur-Dragon, The Gitrog Monster, Norin the Wary, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Jhoira of the Ghitu, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Vial Smasher the Fierce, Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Maelstrom Wanderer, Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper, Sliver Overlord, Sharuum the Hegemon, Uril, the Miststalker.

Operation Omnath, Age of Explosions! The game plan is simple. The goal is to ramp as much as possible early on, cast Omnath on turn 4-6, create as much elementals as possible, give them haste to attack then sac the majority of them for additional damage. It is crucial for this build to have a draw engine, ramp and haste to grab early game advantage. In my playgroup especially, it is always a race to get early field advantage and take out those who try to WinCon as early as turn 4-6. I hope this helps.


Song of the Dryads out for Doubling Season

Reason: More token production leads to a more aggressive approach, which this build is all about.

Shared Animosity out for Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip

Reason: What is better than a Gaea's Cradle? Perhaps having two cradles? In this deck it should be fairly easy to transform the card to Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun.

Worldly Tutor out for Chord of Calling

Reason: An instant tutor that allows us to cheat in our good ol' buddy Avenger of Zendikar at the beginning of our opponent's end step. Which can be paid for by tapping our many elemental tokens, rather than our mana.

Forest out for Ancient Tomb

Reason: I was trying to avoid cutting a basic land for this card, but I feel like having the two colorless will payoff.

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Crawarc says... #1

Starsky2814 Thanks again for the upvote on my Omnath deck. I see you are running Mind's Eye vs Seer's Sundial. Do you think Mind's Eye is definitely the way to go, or possibly both? I do like the idea of adding Blade of Selves to mine too.

August 21, 2017 5:02 a.m.

Jewishman says... #2

Crawarc I had a really juicy debate about Mind's Eye vs Seer's Sundial with someone and it came down to the pedantics of efficiency. Both effectively cost 6 to cast including their activation fee, but Mind's Eye costs half as much as Seer's Sundail from that point on. Landfall is also inferior to card draw as theres less ramp cards vs tempo cards in your typical edh deck and the longer the games goes on for, the less triggers you'll get, meanwhile you're sitting on 3 extra cards for 3 mana each turn in most EDH games with Mind's Eye .

August 21, 2017 10:31 a.m.

Crawarc says... #3

Jewishman That's what I came to as well. Now I just have to decide if I should try and run them both, and if I do, then should I leave in Elemental Bond as well...So many options...lol. Whats your take? Thanks for the feedback!

Omnath's Rageing ETB's

Commander / EDH Crawarc


August 21, 2017 11:44 p.m.

feyn_do_alduin says... #4

Tyrant of Discord to punish greedy token players XD

September 17, 2017 12:34 p.m.

Great deck! But i'm missing a champ: Chandra's Ignition!

Swing with your tokens, cast it afterwards and enjoy your board free of creatures and PWs - except for your great buddy Omnath, Locus of Rage.

September 20, 2017 10:51 a.m.

Hey starsky can you go over some of the updates?

September 20, 2017 4:39 p.m.

Starsky2814 says... #7

Mycosynthlithium, I would be glad to put a detailed update for you shortly. Is there anything in specific that you'd like me to address?

September 20, 2017 7:10 p.m.

what about more removal like Krosan Grip or Beast Within? or Bind for whatever those assholes try? EDIT: maybe Abbot of Keral Keep

there's also other sources to check out like..

8x8 theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im1VuV7-qSI

good ol' edhrec: https://edhrec.com/commanders/omnath-locus-of-rage

also give this a try: http://www.smileylich.com/mtg/magocracy/Magocracy_G1.html

September 20, 2017 9:32 p.m.

Starsky2814 says... #9

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid, I was very intrigued by the 8x8 theory you suggested and decided to make a prototype version with my adaptation of Omnath by using this method. Check it out and let me know what you think.

September 21, 2017 12:27 a.m.

I forgot to mention City of Solitude and Conqueror's Flail yesterday for a sideboard, in case anyone likes control.

September 21, 2017 9:12 p.m.

Starsky2814 No nothing specific just in general, the list of updates. I cloned a previous version of this deck so I have been trying to figure out what was changed. Might play the new one against the old one and see what it does.

I will check out your 8x8 also.

September 22, 2017 1:14 a.m.

Balaroth says... #12

My suggestion to make you the King A$$hole of your group is to play a Green Sun's Zenith + Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and any enchanment or artifact that gives your creatures hexproof. This combo goes off your opponents will cry when they can't untap their lands.

September 22, 2017 11:44 a.m.

Starsky2814 says... #13

Mycosynthlithium, let me know which deck plays out better.

Balaroth, I use to run both cards in a previous version. I think I cut Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for Rampaging Baloths for other ways to produce large amounts of tokens, in case Omnath was being shutdown. I cut Green Sun's Zenith for Worldly Tutor to get a turn 2 Lotus Cobra out, so I can get an early turn Omnath.

NoNeedToBragoBoutIt, I use to run Chandra's Ignition, but cut it for Descent of the Dragons to give myself some 4/4 fliers for protection from the unfriendly skies.

feyn_do_alduin, If only Tyrant of Discord was all opponents rather than target opponent then it would be an auto-include for me.

Crawarc, I would include both Mind's Eye and Seer's Sundial if you have the room for both. The more draw engine cards you have the better for Omnath. I would advise against cutting Elemental Bond, it is such an easy card to abuse draw from with the many elemental tokens being produced.

September 22, 2017 2:41 p.m.

Cream of the Crop is a really fun card, moreso with Elemental Bond or similar effects

September 22, 2017 4:05 p.m.

ZM4C says... #15

Hey Starsky, love the build! I've been working on my own budget omnath for a while now, do you think you could give me a few pointers? I know it's hard on a budget, but the deck sometimes can have trouble going off without getting wiped or omnath exiled or something like that.


September 23, 2017 12:28 p.m.

Starsky2814 says... #16

ZM4C, when I first introduced Omnath to my playgroup, it didn't take them long to learn how to disable the deck. So I too had to make the right adjustments to get right back in the game. The first thing I learned was, don't rely on Omnath all the time and have other ways to get there. I know that sounds strange, seeing how the deck is built around Omnath's strengths. But believe me when I say, if you begin to show other threats, your play group will start to second guess using a removal card on Omnath and will allow you to start casting him again. My approach is hit them fast and hard before my opponents can react. This is why my build has no use for removal spells. I plan to win turn 4-7. Heavy amounts of draw engines, ramp, sac outlets and haste enablers, will make you a threat again. I'll give you some recommendations that I believe could be impactful on your page.

Good luck, fam!

September 23, 2017 1:42 p.m.

Perpetual says... #17

This is the sort of thing I was going for in my Omnath deck. Alas, budget keeps mine about two turns behind this one for speed.

September 23, 2017 3:14 p.m.

Broboaticus says... #18

Question: why aren't you running land destruction that breaks parity? Omnath is cool as a beat down general, sure, but if you want to be King A$$hole, I think that MLD a la Wildfire, Ruination, Blood Moon, and many more should be your focal points. If you slant your deck to have a higher than average basic land count, you can start to utilize Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle as a win condition and control card, along with Splendid Reclamation & Crucible of Worlds to support your own reconstruction. Obviously this strategy needs a lot more control elements and stax elements in order to be competitive, but I've found it to be very successful at beating relatively fast decks. Turn 3-5 is usually when I fire off a massive land destruction spell that sets my opponents back considerably. Shout out to Wave of Vitriol for it's brutal efficiency in more competitive metas.

September 26, 2017 7:23 p.m.

Broboaticus says... #19

Although, I suppose on further inspection and reading, we simply have fundamentally different approaches to an Omnath deck. I like this build, I don't think I'd enjoy it as much as mine, because I love crushing the life from my opponents slowly.

But here's my list: Omnath, Locus of LD [[EDH]], quite a bit different, philosophically, but I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

September 26, 2017 7:35 p.m.

KingPhen says... #20

Considered Growing Rites of Itlimoc? It's another Gaea's Cradle, and it helps search for creatures?

September 28, 2017 11:41 a.m.

epajula says... #21

I feel like Growing Rites of Itlimoc is going to end up being a $40 card after rotation.

September 28, 2017 2:26 p.m.

FWIW starsky, I should have some time the next couple of days to finally run tests on this deck and the 8x8 deck. I decided that rather than have the older version of this deck fighting the newer I will run the 8x8 vs this instead, I think that will be a more efficient use of time.

I will post the test results with turns included.

September 29, 2017 7:08 p.m.

No love for Manabond and Storm Cauldron combo? Maybe add Ashnod's Altar for sack and damage outlet

September 30, 2017 10:34 a.m.

Ashnod's Altar is an awesome sac outlet and combo piece

September 30, 2017 12:47 p.m.

Starsky2814 says... #25

Perpetual, your Omnath deck looks devastating even for a budget build. I like your heavy creature approach. Looks good +1 from me. Keep up the good work!

Broboaticus, thanks for the suggestion of land destruction. LD was an idea I looked into before the construction of the deck. Unfortunately, it just didn't make the final cut. On another note, within my playgroup we have an unwritten rule of no abusing land hate. A player within our group did LD in his Wort, the Raidmother deck. Long story short, he got to play it once and succeed. When he played it again afterwards, everyone pulled out their most controlling decks and targeted him out of every game he played with it. He dismantled the deck shortly after. LD, awesome concept. Just not within my playgroup.

KingPhen, Growing Rites of Itlimoc was added to the deck in my last update. I'm very excited for this card.

epajula, I agree the price will go up once the cycle ends. Growing Rites of Itlimoc should be in all decks with green in its color combination.

Mycosynthlithium, I'm actually really excited for your play testing. I wonder which build will come on top. I can't wait for you to post results. Thank you so much for taking the time to do so!

Sharky-Prodiver, very interesting combo! It definitely is a very efficient way to get all those landfall triggers. I'll give the two a try in my casual Omnath deck and see if they will earn a place in this build.Ashnod's Altar, also suggested by feyn_do_alduin, was replaced by Phyrexian Altar. I made a lot more use of the one of any color mana compared to the two colorless. So I made the switch.

September 30, 2017 1:53 p.m.

Starsky2814 says... #26

Three upvotes away from 200! That is an exciting milestone to hit. Thank you all for the Omnath love!

September 30, 2017 2:12 p.m.

ScrOuch says... #27

Nice deck! Omnath players unite! I looked for another approach and tried to fit in some neat infinite combos besides other stuff. Maybe you wanna have a look at it? Wrath of Nature - Infinite Combo Edition

September 30, 2017 8:09 p.m.

SaltySpecula says... #28

The way you describe your playgroup, and the list of commanders of your playgroup and who you're playing... Do you happen to go to Good Games in Chatswood?

October 1, 2017 12:14 a.m.

alextom1988 says... #29

What's better than 1 doubling season? 2! add a Primal Vigor for more token production.

October 2, 2017 2:32 p.m.

So I started testing. Only managed two games so far. Results were...interesting.It took both decks a bit longer than I expected to get going, turn 6-7. The "age of explosions" deck won very narrowly on the first game the second game was inconclusive.

I'll get back with more later.

October 2, 2017 10 p.m.

ndgipper says... #31

Cool Deck! Maybe add Molten Vortex?

October 8, 2017 12:19 p.m.

darleen says... #32

+1, cool deck.

I was playing Burgeoning in my Omnath deck but found it was only good very early game. Ideally you should be playing spells that put land directly onto the battlefield so late game Burgeoning is totally dead.

Amulet of Vigor is a MUST include in Omnath and is totally OP with Perilous Forays.

Warstorm Surge and Where Ancients Tread will help you smash your opponents in the face and often win conditions.

Ashnod's Altar is another great sacrifice outlet.

Thawing Glaciers is fantastic as well as Blighted Woodland.

Check it out my Omnath, Locus of Rage deck for some ideas. I have managed to win nearly every multiplayer game I have played with it.

Anger Management

Commander / EDH darleen


October 8, 2017 1:31 p.m.

Have you been able to get many games in using Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip? Since I have a Cradle, I'm wondering if it adds anything to the deck since cradle is more easily tutored for and can be recurred with ramunap excavator and crucible in case something happens.

October 10, 2017 7:35 a.m.

drksamurai says... #34

Here's the deck me and my buddy built. I play it in my play group and it's does really well and becomes a threat quickly.


October 11, 2017 10:08 p.m.

Halfgodz says... #35

Why not play Burning Wish and a toolbelt package for it?

November 15, 2017 10:21 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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Avg. CMC 3.72
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