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Mogis, Paragon of Attrition

Commander / EDH BR (Rakdos) Creatureless



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Mogis, God of Slaughter lets you make hard choices, and this deck is designed to have you make more. Based off of the star city games commander versus Mogis, God of Slaughter deck. I am aware of the interaction between Tainted Remedy and Erebos, God of the Dead.



Hitmaxx says... #1

Mana Web would work extremely well with Burning Earth.

February 4, 2016 4:31 a.m.

smitm901 says... #2

Yeah, I originally thought about going War's Toll because of Manabarbs and Burning Earth, but decided against it because it did not tap the lands for mana. Mana Web runs into the same problem because they do not have to tap their extra lands for mana. If it did, I might replace Lim-Dul's Hex, which I think is one of the weaker attrition cards, but it generally does do alot..

February 5, 2016 11:41 p.m.

venok says... #3

February 24, 2016 4:02 a.m.

smitm901 says... #4

thanks for the suggestion

February 25, 2016 4:39 p.m.

Galacticus says... #5

I've always wanted to play Rite of the Raging Storm in a Mogis deck like this.

April 25, 2016 2:15 a.m.

smitm901 says... #6

Thanks Galacticus for the suggestion, Rite of the Raging Storm would work well with Burning Sands, Dingus Staff, and Black Market, but AEther Flash would just kill the elemental. I do think that Rite of the Raging Storm would work well, I would just have to remember to stack the triggers so that the Mogis, God of Slaughter trigger is before the Rite of the Raging Storm trigger. Took out Price of Knowledge to make room.

May 1, 2016 9:21 p.m.

Does Eternal Thirst only work if you have enough devotion to equip it to Mogis, if not, isn't Mogis only an enchant and not a creature?

July 1, 2016 1:16 p.m.

smitm901 says... #8

Yes, you need enough devotion on either Erebos, God of the Dead or Mogis, God of Slaughter for Eternal Thirst to be used, but that isn't too hard to do since most of the enchantments have double color symbols and without an enchantment board-wipe, most decks do not run too much enchantment hate, letting both gods usually be creatures.

August 2, 2016 11:22 p.m.

squirlfood says... #9

I like what you are doing here. If i ever decide to cut Mogis, God of Slaughter from Comrad Rakdos I would like to give him a nice home in a deck such as this.

December 29, 2016 4:50 p.m.

smitm901 says... #10

Thanks, I like your deck too

January 1, 2017 10:23 p.m.

chubba says... #11

really like your list. +1 from me. im thinking about adding these Death Pits of Rath + AEther Flash to mine. Here's my list, Mogis, God of Mans Laughter. Let me know what you think.

One thing i would consider, you have 7 lands that enter tapped. This is not counting the Rakdos Carnarium or Temple of Malice because those are great enter tapped lands but life gain lands could be swapped out for basics and the Rakdos Guildgate.

September 13, 2017 10:06 a.m.

smitm901 says... #12

Thanks for the idea, I never really thought about how vulnerable to non-basic land hate my deck was and the additional basics will make it run smother since I have enough dual lands for potential color problems. if you are planning on going Death Pits of Rath + AEther Flash, I would recommend running Festering Evil, cuz of the oppressiveness of the Death Pits of Rath + Festering Evil.

September 24, 2017 2:55 p.m.

smitm901 says... #13

Also, if you are running a creature lite deck, I would recommend running cards like Life's Finale and Card:Sadistic sacrament to remove cards like Bane of Progress. Lobotomizing effects are also very good vs combo decks, removing cards like Deadeye Navigator/Peregrine Drake.

September 24, 2017 3:09 p.m.

chubba says... #14

i am going to have to switch up somethings. this is my list right now Mogis, God of Mans Laughter let me know what you think? sometimes it runs smooth and im able to apply pressure early but other times i cant deal with threats. i am missing No Mercy which is a great addition. Life's Finale sounds good, but too many decks around my area run a ton of graveyard nonsense.

September 24, 2017 11:09 p.m.

smitm901 says... #15

So my initial thoughts on Mogis, God of Mans Laughter run to the fact that its designed to be much more around killing your opponents with several land wipes like Obliterate to give you an advantage than Mogis, Paragon of Attrition, which is much more grindy but ?less? offensively oriented.

Personally, I think that the decks curve is too high with the amount of lands you are running, especially with land wipes, where recovering before your opponent is pretty important. I would recommend cards like Crucible of Worlds that you hold with a couple lands for post land wipe and mana rocks for curving out and better recovery. Also, the first 1-2 land wipes are always the most devastating, you could potentially replace the others with lower costing tutors, letting the deck have more flexibility. Some cards also conflict in your deck, like how you wouldn't gain the life from Bloodchief Ascension/Whip of Erebos/Basilisk Collar if Sulfuric Vortex/Havoc Festival are already on the field. Or how the deck runs Tainted AEther and 7 hard and soft boardwipes despite also running a number of high priority creatures with no reanimation or protection features.

Your deck is very offensively oriented, and the average game time is probably much shorter and you may also even have a higher win rate than Mogis, Paragon of Attrition, because while both are still Mogis, God of Slaughter decks, they have different goals. I designed Mogis, Paragon of Attrition for when I wanted to enjoy a long grindy game, sure it wins off and on, but that isn't the point of the deck and while I can only guess as to the reason you built Mogis, God of Mans Laughter, it is probably because you wanted to build a good deck, with a positive win rate. So take my viewpoint on efficiency and curving out with a grain of salt, because most of my suggestions would lower the offensive capabilities of the deck while ?maybe? increasing its consistency, which may or may not be a trade-off you are looking for.

September 25, 2017 10:17 a.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.85
Tokens 1/1 Elemental
Folders EDH, Sick Decks, edh decks, EDH, Mogis, new ways to break color meda
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