Muldrotha is an elemental from the upcoming set Dominaria.

Muldrotha, the Gravetide

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During each of your turns, you may play up to one permanent card of each permanent type from your graveyard. (If a card has multiple permanent types, choose one as you play it.)

Primal Surge puts every card in our library into play since every other card is a permanent.

Primal Surge + Timestream Navigator gives us infinite turns without the risk of losing due to an empty library, since you can draw and recast Timestream Navigator each extra turn, using Concordant Crossroads, Lightning Greaves, or Swiftfoot Boots for haste to activate her ability again.

With infinite turns, Possessed Portal makes opponents sacrifice all their permanents eventually, while we can simply sacrifice and recast from the graveyard thanks to Muldrotha. Even though the Portal prevents us from drawing Timestream Navigator, Taigam, Sidisi's Hand lets us put it in our hand, and multiple other cards can mill the Navigator so that we can cast her from the grave.

We can slowly win by making infinite tokens with Progenitor Mimic, burning opponents with Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, milling them by recurring lands with Hedron Crab, or even attacking with Sheoldred, Whispering One (unblockable thanks to Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth).

Deepglow Skate lets us use planeswalker ultimates immediately. Jace, Architect of Thought can play a card from each player's library every turn, Kiora, Master of the Depths summons octopi and makes our creatures fight, and Liliana Vess reanimates all creatures, including any creatures we need from our graveyard. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon with double the counters can get rid of any problematic permanent that's not an artifact.

Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir stops opponents from casting spells so we can win without interference.

Dream Halls or Omniscience allow us to cast any missing pieces, and our commander lets us cast them from the grave.

Muldrotha is a natural fit for Primal Surge since Muldrotha rewards building a deck full of permanents.

The graveyard is basically also our hand. Self-mill functions almost like draw, and discard is free. Dream Halls lets us play cards without casting cost, and we can cast the cards we discarded as well. Mindslicer becomes functionally Myojin of Night's Reach. Kiora, Master of the Depths's -2 is practically drawing 4 cards.

Smokestack makes everyone else permanently sacrifice permanents whereas we can play them again. Possessed Portal does the same while preventing other players from filling their hands, whereas self-mill continues to fill ours. Sacrificing lands and then sacrificing World Shaper to bring back those lands before recasting World Shaper with Muldrotha is quite a painless sacrifice. Summoning Deepglow Skate after Smokestack has 2 or more counters on it should devastate our opponents' boards.

Command Beacon allows us to always bypass commander tax since Muldrotha lets us replay the Beacon from the grave.

Fetches, Sakura-Tribe Elder, and Khalni Heart Expedition can be replayed from the graveyard to keep ramping. Lands sacrificed to The Gitrog Monster can be replayed.

Defense of the Heart becomes a repeatable Tooth and Nail.

Progenitor Mimic + Timestream Navigator or Mirrorpool + Timestream Navigator gives infinite turns. Progenitor Mimic will need haste for the tokens unless we can delay a turn, and Mirrorpool will need to be replayed from the graveyard right after sacrificing since it enters tapped.

Deepglow Skate + Jace, Architect of Thought can cast Primal Surge from our library for free, or Omniscience if Primal Surge is in our hand.

Glen Elendra Archmage with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed allow us to counter noncreature spells repeatedly.

Lands, artifacts, and creatures that produce multiple mana synergize with Mana Reflection and untappers.

With good ramp, we can cast Mana Reflection or Teferi, Temporal Archmage on turn 3 and Primal Surge on turn 4. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds on turn 2 followed by Muldrotha on turn 3 will also produce more than 10 mana for Primal Surge on turn 4. Everflowing Chalice, Thran Dynamo, or Gilded Lotus on turn 3 will also work if you have 6 mana and hit 1 more land drop on turn 4.

Another way to win with Primal Surge is Laboratory Maniac instead of Possessed Portal, with draw triggers from Mulldrifter, Eidolon of Blossoms, or The Gitrog Monster, and Nezahal, Primal Tide to draw a card and win even if opponents cast removal on the Lab Maniac.

To win by combat, Avenger of Zendikar, Rampaging Baloths, or Garruk, Primal Hunter make a large army of plants, beasts, or wurms that can be pumped by Craterhoof Behemoth, and will be nigh unblockable using Champion of Lambholt. Vraska, Scheming Gorgon with Deepglow Skate and a few unblockable creatures also achieves the same with more finesse. Vraska the Unseen's assassins can also ride in for the kill with Sun Quan, Lord of Wu or walk through the swamps by sacrificing Filth and having Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in play.

Having multiple shapeshifters to all copy Gray Merchant of Asphodel, and Minion Reflector to copy the shapeshifters and the Merchant, Doubling Season to copy the reflected minions, and Panharmonicon to copy the Merchants' triggers and also the Reflector's triggers, and maybe a Deadeye Navigator to flicker the Merchant for additional guarantee, would be lethal unless our opponents have insane lifegain. Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond would make even 1 Merchant lethal for all opponents.

Mindslaver recurred by Muldrotha can lock one opponent out of the game. Alternating our infinite turns with our opponents' turns we can take over all our opponents, and play their decks against each other.

Teferi, Temporal Archmage using his +1 and then untapping The Chain Veil six times gives seven extra planeswalker activations, and up to nineteen extra if you recast him using Muldrotha and all the mana generated by his -1, so these two cards can replace Doubling Season or Deepglow Skate. With the Contagion Engine or Tamiyo, the Moon Sage's emblem, this also gives infinite planeswalker activations. This wins with Ugin, the Spirit Dragon for infinite burn or Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver to exile all opponents' libraries.

Living Plane or Nature's Revolt kills all our opponents' lands with Doomwake Giant or Massacre Wurm.

Torrent Elemental is good insurance against graveyard exile, and given infinite turns is guaranteed to win with unblockable damage.

Another non-Primal Surge strategy for Muldrotha would be stax, with Contamination, Tangle Wire, and Winter Orb to supplement our Smokestack and Possessed Portal.

Any other good cards to self-mill.

Any cool wincons and locks since Primal Surge puts the whole library into play.


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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Illegal cards Muldrotha, the Gravetide
Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.08
Tokens Kiora, Copy Clone, 3/3 Elephant, 2/2 Zombie, Teferi, */* Generic, 8/8 Octopus, Experience
Folders Uncategorized, Creative EDH, EDH, Interesting Commander Decks, Potential Commander Deck Builds
Top rank #5 on 2018-03-16
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