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A Michael Bay Film, Omnath: Age of Explosions! v2

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

Starsky2814


Description

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.

Updates

Absolutely fantastic! Thank you everyone in the community for making this happen. We are currently the #2 most viewed Omnath deck on TappedOut! Thank you all for all of your many contributions and suggestions towards the construction of this deck. Your shared vast knowledge of the game is invaluable and much appreciated. From the beginning, we set our goal to become the best Omnath build and then boom! We quickly climbed to the #2 spot in just a matter of two months. It was you, the community of TappedOut, who made Omnath, what it is today. Again, many thanks! Let's keep on climbing and make Omnath even better.

Ps. We are also so close to hitting the 100 upvote milestone. We are currently at 92 +1s. Please, don't forget to upvote if you haven't already. If you like what you see, please upvote! We are sticking to our goal to become the best Omnath build and we need your help to make it possible.

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Starsky2814 says... #1

Hey everyone!

Thank you so much for all of your feedback and support! It is greatly appreciated! I'm sorry I haven't been able to keep up with all of the comments, but I do read them all and take in careful consideration with all suggestions. I will comment back to everyone in due time.

I did post my alternate Omnath build for those of you that are curious to check it out. I would like to hear from all of you and know what you think.



August 2, 2017 4:28 p.m.

Starsky2814 says... #2

nodicekid, If it wouldn't be much trouble to you. Would you mind posting your Omnath deck? I would definitely like to check it out.

August 7, 2017 11:35 p.m.

nodicekid says... #3

I'd be happy to. Will do as soon as I get the chance. I like the Valakut angle because it's usually pretty tough to deal with lands.

August 7, 2017 11:43 p.m.

Axeplorer says... #4

Crop Rotation has been an allstar for me, grabbing a Yavimaya Hollow or Glacial Chasm at instant speed to shut down them killing an important creature or attempting to kill you with damage has been sweet. Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle has also been good, but my list is a bit more skewed towards abusing it. How has Ashnod's Altar been as a sac outlet? Do you often use the mana from it, or does it perform like a worse Goblin Bombardment for you sometimes? Cool deck mate, I've been jamming angry Omnath for over a year now and he is one of my favorite decks despite me being a blue-inclined mage :D. List is below.

L A N D B O Y S

August 8, 2017 2:38 a.m.

usaDiabetic says... #5

you got an upvote from me solely because of the deck name...haha well done

August 8, 2017 3 a.m.

nodicekid says... #6

August 8, 2017 11:26 a.m.

jamesfiek says... #7

August 8, 2017 12:17 p.m.

jamesfiek says... #8

August 8, 2017 12:20 p.m.

Whelp, the new Traverse the Outlands looks pretty dumb. I think this deck especially could make good use of it.

Depending on your ramp, the upside of Where Ancients Tread costing 1 less versus the flexibility of Warstorm Surge could be negligible. However, your engine is built off of Omnath's angry elementals, so I don't see why not. Or just run both for consistency.

No Terramorphic Expanse or Evolving Wilds? I know they aren't as great as any of the fetchlands, but still. Every extra landfall trigger is another 5/5 beatstick. I think you could afford to cut a couple basics for them. Blighted Woodland is similar to Myriad Landscape, but it doesn't enter tapped, and costs twice as much to ramp. I'd still run it.

Sakura-Tribe Elder should never be underrated in EDH, and especially should be in a deck that gets value off of lands etb. Chump block, then sac for a Rampant Growth, or if your opponents forget about it with Omnath in play, flash out a 5/5 blocker. Always good.

Rampaging Baloths is your backup token spammer, or just a way to get even more value off your land drops. Maybe Omnath got Nevermore'd or Commander taxed too high. You can keep your engine going without worry.

I find your lack of a Rishkar's Expertise disturbing. Don't forget you can play one of the cards that you've drawn into for free.

August 8, 2017 12:56 p.m.

Starsky2814 says... #10

Axeplorer, I've been on the fence on adding Crop Rotation. I'm just very unsure what to cut for it, so I never added it. I ran Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Vesuva and Thespian's Stage at one point. I just never ran enough mountains to maximize damage output, so the synergy wasn't effective enough and they got cut. As for Ashnod's Altar, yes, it has been a worse Goblin Bombardment. I've been contemplating on replacing it with Phyrexian Altar instead. At least then I could make use of the one any color mana compared to the two colorless. I really like where you are going with all the burn in your build. I might have to add some of those cards to get that additional damage out.

usaDiabetic, thanks for the +1! Even if it was just for the name, any and all upvotes are much appreciated! I'm glad the name is getting attention. I was cracking myself up when creating the name for this build.

nodicekid, thanks for taking the time and posting your Omnath build. I like the land destruction you have going on in there. I've always considered adding some myself. I think a cycled Decree of Annihilation would add some nice flavor.

jamesfiek, I don't like taking the risk with Animist's Awakening. The chances of spending seven mana (just to compare it to Boundless Realms CMC) on it to look at the top six and coming up with a land or two is not worth it in my opinion. Not saying that is always the case, just not worth the risk for me. I replaced Horn of Greed awhile back for Mind's Eye, so I could prevent giving my opponents an extra draw off land play.

August 8, 2017 1:32 p.m.

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August 8, 2017 10:43 p.m.

Pelegos says... #12

Hi Starsky2814,

Have you considered putting Mana Echoes in? It combos really nicely with Perilous Forays and Zendikar's Roil as follows: 1) Land comes out, putting a 5/5 Elemental (Omnath) and a 2/2 Elemental (Roil) into play 2) Sac a 2/2 Elemental (using Forays), ping a player for 3 life and put a basic land out (Also putting an additional 5/5 Elemental and 2/2 Elemental out) 3) Get 2X colourless mana (where X is the number of elementals already present) to keep fuelling Forays. Rinse and repeat.

Can I also suggest ditching more of the non-basic lands and bringing in swamps and forests? They're more easily tutorable. And maybe introduce Undergrowth Champion and New Frontiers

August 8, 2017 11:46 p.m.

riburah says... #13

Hello,

As jamesfiek mentioned Animist's Awakening card to this deck. I have it on my own deck and goal is to use it with Scouting Trek but yes it takes two spells to do it.

August 10, 2017 12:41 p.m.

Jewishman says... #14

August 11, 2017 12:19 p.m.

Great deck name! What about Harmonize as draw engine? Maybe it's too slow for you I don't know '

August 11, 2017 4:53 p.m.

Starsky2814 says... #16

Austin_Smith_of_Cards, thank you for all of your feedback. I have added Crop Rotation, Sakura-Tribe Elder and Rishkar's Expertise. I will look for possible cuts for Rampaging Baloths because I do enjoy that card in my alternate build. As for the additional fetch lands, I'd rather not replace basic lands for them for I already feel like I am light on basics as is. I have always considered adding them, they just never make the cut. I like the extra burn that Where Ancients Tread brings to the table. Yet again, hard to cut for this card. I am very excited for Traverse the Outlands. I will definitely add it once it becomes available. Thank you, Lord.of.Innistrad for also suggesting the inclusion.

Pelegos, I appreciate the comment! Mana Echoes goes bonkers in this deck. I'll have to see if I could make a cut for it. It might be hard though seeing how I just replaced Amulet of Vigor which also combos well with Perilous Forays. As for Undergrowth Champion and New Frontiers, I'll have to do some play testing with the two and see if they'll make an impact.

Sorry riburah, I'm still not sold on Animist's Awakening. I'm glad that you've had great experiences while using it. It's just not the card for me. Plus, I'd rather save that cut for the new card Traverse the Outlands.

Jewishman, wow, Ezuri's Predation would be nuts with Tempt with Vengeance. I'll do some play testing with it.

Will_Of_Ulamog, extra draw never hurts, but finding the right cut for it does. Harmonize is a great card, but I went for Rishkar's Expertise instead. Thanks for the comment!

August 13, 2017 12:11 a.m.

DemonicDuck says... #17

I'd say yes on Blasphemous Act. I'd suggest you consider a 1 drop artifact that lets permanents that enter tapped enter untapped instead.

August 14, 2017 4:27 a.m.

DemonicDuck says... #18

August 14, 2017 4:28 a.m.

Starsky2814 says... #19

DemonicDuck, I just cut Amulet of Vigor in the last update. I'm going to be playing the deck today and see if it is problematic without it. As for Blasphemous Act, I cut that a while back. I never once had a chance to use it and always sat on it because my opponents already board wiped for me hahaha.

August 14, 2017 10:20 a.m.

DemonicDuck says... #20

Lol, another sac outlet that let's you sac for free is probably a better choice then

August 20, 2017 3:41 p.m.

Crawarc says... #21

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... #22

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... #23

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!


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