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Mogis Trigger

Commander / EDH




Right off the bat, this a group hate enchantment deck. There will be a lot of sighs around the table and a lot of players going after you. I've done A LOT of playtesting around Mogis, God of Slaughter and I think i've found a pretty good list.

The key to this deck is to slowly drain your opponents with enchantments, so you will almost never be doing combat damage. Since we don't have many creatures we're going to need some sort of protection like No Mercy, Tainted AEther, Silent Arbiter, Lethal Vapors, and Ward of Bones. Don't forget that Mogis himself is good protection when you have enough devotion!

There are many ways to win like Exsanguinate, Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond, Sorin Markov, but one of the most fun ways to win is dropping Sire Of Insanity while Mogis, God of Slaughter + other draining enchantments are out and watch them slowly die :) If things go south though, there's always Insurrection as a backup. Also! The recently added Repercussion + Blasphemous Act / Chain Reaction / Rolling Earthquake can be devastating.


Thank you to everyone who upvoted and commented and gave suggestions! Love you all <3



chubba says... #1

nice list! gets a +1 from me. only thing i would say is i noticed you have 7 different lands that come in tapped. there are a couple that are better than others like Temple of Malice plus Rakdos Carnarium or with Bojuka Bog. but the gain one life ones could be swapped for basic lands.

June 5, 2017 6:19 p.m.

Steaditup says... #2

This deck looks savage. +1

June 21, 2017 2:54 p.m.

Optimator says... #3

Sick deck

July 30, 2017 10:42 p.m.

This seems really hilarious to play! I feel like Cruel Reality, Curse of Bloodletting, Fate Unraveler, Kederekt Parasite, and Sin Prodder could fit in your deck, Cruel Reality and Curse of Bloodletting would be good with killing one problematic player, or as good leverage to hold over anyone looking to attack you.Fate Unraveler, Kederekt Parasite, and Sin Prodder would be more like the cards you have in your deck, killing everybody equally. Dread and Orbs of Warding could help you with pillowforting, Dread with discouraging any attacks against you plus a huge threat, and Orbs of Warding can make sure that nobody can make you sacrifice things or any shenanigans like infinite mana plus Blue Sun's Zenith combos, plus the added upside of preventing a good amount of damage from token decks and things like that.

August 14, 2017 7:34 p.m.

hebleb says... #5

Thanks, DragonFaceEater! I have tried using some of those cards before but in my experience, creatures are really hard to keep on the field especially with this deck lol so I cut most of them. I do like Cruel Reality and Curse of Bloodletting though. Although they both single out only one person and I usually don't like doing that but I think they deserve a try!

August 14, 2017 9:46 p.m.

Argy says... #6

Looks very interesting.

+1 from me.

Minotaurs rule!

August 16, 2017 3:45 p.m.


I run a similar list but more of a minotaur tribal subtheme deck with neheb, the worthy maybe itll give you some ideas as this did for neheb

August 17, 2017 1:23 a.m.

hebleb says... #8

@goblinguiderevealpls I have always gone back and forth with Oppression because I feel like it will cripple me more than others. Haven't actually tried it though, I might pick one up!

August 17, 2017 6:30 p.m.

Rakdos decks are the best kind of decks to abuse hellbent and madness cards, not just in the "power at any cost" color themes, but the flavor and playstyle as well :p


Anthem of Rakdos

Gibbering Descent

Infernal Tutor

Asylum Visitor

Murderous Compulsion

Necrogen Mists

Bottomless Pit

It does seem hurtful at first, but trust me opponents will feel it a lot more especially if you just cast Oppression and pass turn to a storm, control, combo or tempo player or any blue player itll cripple them :p

To think like a madman, you must PLAY like a madman :p

August 17, 2017 6:48 p.m.

Oh and i forgot this hidden gem Widespread Panic whenever someone tutors or shuffles for any reason they go down in hand size, shuffling happens A LOT more than you'd think in edh :o

August 17, 2017 6:50 p.m.

i have a similar mogis deck and its the most fun. i would recommend Repercussion. when combined with blasph act its a potent finisher.

i would also recommend Maralen of the Mornsong, as her interaction with Stranglehold is very strong.

August 18, 2017 12:48 p.m.

hebleb says... #12

@3InchMeatMonster Definitely adding Repercussion, thank you!

August 18, 2017 6:39 p.m.

ArrestedSnow says... #13

Price of Glory is a fun red enchantment for EDH. Especially this deck.

August 18, 2017 10:44 p.m.

recommend Smoke and Crawlspace. pretty cheap for massive payoff. Subversion or other extort cards work pretty well with this type of deck - I would cut out some of the anti-life gain though, as it hits you. erebos and Tainted Remedy would be enough in most decks. lastly, since you seem to run alot of artifacts, could I reccomend Underhanded Designs? it's a drain source that triggers off artifacts, and doubles as a kill spell mid to late game.

August 19, 2017 9:33 p.m.

alright, so I did some more digging - I've been kicking around a similar deck idea for a while. here's some of the stuff you might be interested in:

Pain for everyone:

Citadel of Pain, Copper Tablet, Power Surge (read the errata for this one, it makes more sense, Shadows of the Past, Pyrohemia, Pestilence, Dark Suspicions (or Bulwark, depending. kinda mutually exclusive), Rivalry, Skullcage, Wheel of Torture, Iron Maiden and Circle of Affliction

No creatures for You!

Death Pits of Rath (which couples well with Pyrohemia and Pestilence from earlier), along with Circle of Flame, Heat Stroke, Magmatic Core, Mudslide, Wave of Terror, War's Toll, Storage Matrix, and Noetic Scales.

Punishment and protection

Pia's Revolution, War's Toll, Bitter Feud (kinda a furnace of wrath - but only for those two against each other), Defense Grid.

probably some stuff in here you considered already, just figured I'd sift through this stuff and see if anything was to your liking

August 19, 2017 10:41 p.m.

hebleb says... #16

@[email protected]_only Thanks for all these suggestions! You're right, I have considered some of them before, but I really like Copper Tablet, Crawlspace, and Defense Grid. Also, I would like to try out Pyrohemia and Pestilence at some point too. Copper Tablet just seems really fun to play on turn 2 lol.

August 20, 2017 11:08 a.m.

Shiek200 says... #17

Have you considered Lethal Vapors? I mean sure it can easily be removed, but at that point it was a sorcery speed "A random opponent skips their next turn." And unlike Tainted AEther, you can drop vapors before your commander, and since he's indestructible he won't die when you drop him later.

August 20, 2017 11:18 a.m.

TehGrief says... #18


Solid deck, I love the enchantment theme!

August 20, 2017 8:48 p.m.

With 20 enchantments not including mogis, wouldnt Doomwake Giant be strong?

August 20, 2017 9:47 p.m.

Shiek200 says... #20

@Godblinguiderevealpls It would be strong, but it wouldn't be consistent enough, I think. It also only helps him if they already have creatures, and this deck seems more geared towards making sure that never happens in the first place. Thoughtrender Lamia might be a better choice for this particular deck, but both are creatures and I think he's trying to avoid that. I still want to see Lethal Vapors in this deck though, lol.

August 21, 2017 1:51 p.m.

Thats true,

With that point in mind, Rings of Brighthearth or Strionic Resonator can be used to "double" mogis and friends abilities

You can also really fuck with opponents' mana base and attempts to shut you down using Contamination and/or Blood Moon :)

August 21, 2017 2:12 p.m.

Shiek200 says... #22

He wouldn't have enough creatures to run Contamination effectively, but Blood Moon could be good. I would try Infernal Darkness instead. Price of Glory could also be really solid. Not sure how I like Storm Cauldron in this deck, but it's another option.

August 21, 2017 2:27 p.m.

hebleb says... #23

Blood Moon and Lethal Vapors are both really solid options here. Also, Shiek200 is right about me wanting to stay away from any more creatures, I'm probably going to cut Massacre Wurm too because it never really does what I want. Regarding Price of Glory, I have tried it and it is good but I'd rather play something more fun :P it's also kind of meta dependent.

August 21, 2017 3:04 p.m.

Shiek200 says... #24

I have an Athreos, God of Passage deck, which you can actually find here, that runs Lethal Vapors with 47 or so creatures, haha. That card always puts in good work. And yeah, my meta has very few counter spells but TON of "At your end step" bullsh*t. Once played a game where all 4 decks were taking their turn during or at the end of everyone else's turns and our own turns were always land-pass until we were ready to go off.

August 21, 2017 3:52 p.m.

Shiek200 says... #25

Just a few cards from my "I hate Magic: The Gathering players" deck, in case you hadn't thought of any of these:

Harsh Mentor

Furnace of Rath

Winter Orb and the other similar artifacts like Static Orb

Trinisphere you're average cmc is above 3, so it'll most likely hurt other people more than you.

Magus of the Abyss might be better than Sheoldred, Whispering One in your deck, since you don't benefit much from reanimation, and it comes out way earlier. Since your commander is indestructible you can simply target him and nothing happens. Really personal preference though.

I know it's a creature, but Herald of Leshrac is a very underrated hate card in my opinion. It won't last forever but slowing down your opponents while ramping yourself even if only for a 2 or 3 turns can be incredibly helpful. Far more so if you can sac those lands.

Not sure what kind of creatures your meta runs but Night of Souls' Betrayal can actually just shut down some decks.

Uba Mask Your deck seems like it doesn't really care what spells it's playing, and like it will pretty much play whatever it draws, so this could be interesting. Can also work with Words of Waste and Words of War if you don't want to exile the card, though you're hurting for card draw so maybe not those haha.

Not all of these are great options but just some food for thought if you hadn't considered them.

August 21, 2017 4:17 p.m.

Shiek200 says... #26

Oh, maybe Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle? only 11 mountains, sure, but free damage?

August 21, 2017 4:23 p.m.

Hi, hebleb

Nice deck +1!

Here some cards I think you can consider to add in:

August 22, 2017 1:48 a.m.

hebleb says... #28

@Shiek200 - I really like Trinisphere, Uba Mask, and Words of Waste! All seem pretty solid here. Also, I'd much prefer Sheoldred, Whispering One over Magus of the Abyss mostly because of sacrificing rather than destroying :P And yeah might as well add a Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, why not!

@AlmightyTentacle - Forsaken Wastes and Fiery Confluence are pretty damn good here. I also agree with Toxic Deluge being the top black board wipe but with my experience with this deck, I need to keep as much life as I can lol. And I don't think I'm gonna be adding Pox anytime soon xD

August 22, 2017 4:52 p.m.

I get where your coming from, but your logic has a flaw

Yes, you will often pay 5-10 life to activate deluge, and that hurys you a lot in rakdos, you're right about that

However, as far as taking as little damage as possible, the creatures that would hit you during the next combat phase is often FAR more than 5-10 life, and if its not then obviously deluge is worth casting, but 95% of the time the life you pay is much less than the damage you would be taking from say Prossh, Skyraider of Kher,Marath, Will of the Wild and infinite tokens, or a Sidisi, Brood Tyrant token swarm and essentially every aggro edh commander

Point is, if you want to take the least amount of damage possible, deluge helps a lot more with that than you perceive, and if you're too low or cant afford to pay the life, simply dont cast it

August 22, 2017 5:24 p.m.

Same goes for Hour of Devastation in situations where mogis lacks devotion or isnt in play, and for Deadly Tempest is an example of a card you run that performs the same as Toxic Deluge

August 22, 2017 5:27 p.m.

ChrisKrow says... #31

Insane deck tech, props and an upvote to you.

By the way, I made a Rhonas the Indomitable deck, do check it out and leave a comment or an upvote!

August 22, 2017 10:42 p.m.

DEKA says... #32

Master of crueltiesNeheb the eternalHazoret (God)Scorpion god ( could also work as your commander )

I have the same deck as you. Had for 2 years now. One of my faverit decks. So funny that everyone taking damage, including yourself. Have fun with it :-)

August 24, 2017 3:33 a.m.

DEKA says... #33

Master of cruelties, Neheb the eternal, Hazoret (God), Scorpion god ( could also work as your commander )

I have the same deck as you. Had for 2 years now. One of my faverit decks. So funny that everyone taking damage, including yourself. Have fun with it :-)

Regards Danni

August 24, 2017 3:40 a.m.

THEbuilder says... #34

I thought my enchantment deck was cool until I saw this. Definitely a +1 from me. It would be really cool if you could look at it and give me advice. It is called The Pit of Insanity no pressure though.

August 25, 2017 12:20 p.m.

Awesome list! Looks pretty nasty; group slug is a fun archetype.

I understand that this list is supposed to be pretty creature-light, but Harsh Mentor might still be worth including since it shuts down so much stuff. Punishes infinite Monoliths and other stuff Rakdos has trouble responding to.

Good old fashioned Terminate and Dreadbore might be worth including. Sometimes there's one really big thing that your nontargeting effects just can't get rid of.

September 3, 2017 9:49 a.m.

Wurmlover says... #36

why no Contamination?

September 11, 2017 7:24 p.m.

Very cool build, looks fun. +1

September 11, 2017 10:33 p.m.

KylerStar says... #38

If you play against many decks or a particularly good one with graveyard interaction, Agent of Erebos could be useful.

September 12, 2017 10:27 a.m.

smitm901 says... #39

Thoughts on Burning Sands/Dark Suspicions? Burning Sands works well with Mogis, God of Slaughter and boardwipes, while Dark Suspicions is an anti-control card.

September 12, 2017 3:23 p.m.

smitm901 says... #40

Also, here is my mogis deck, works pretty well in multiplayer. Mogis, Paragon of Attrition

September 12, 2017 3:26 p.m.

Noticed you had a couple cards that cancel your life gain along with cards that focus on your life gain. Ever find you have problems with these or no?

November 16, 2017 2:07 a.m.

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