Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith

has been a commander that I've been intrigued with for some time. The possibility of going wide with artifacts seems like a fun play style. This is my first attempt at making an equipment based deck, and am open to critiques or suggestions. This is very much a work in progress, I would like to replace something for a couple of board wipes, though at the moment I'm not sure what would be best to cut.

Goal(s):

For this deck, I didn't want to devote the strategy to a voltron build, or a cat tribal build. For this reason, many of the creatures I have chosen to include will generate tokens without investing mana resources. For this reason, I've included Brimaz, King of Oreskos , Leonin Warleader , Hero of Bladehold and Kemba, Kha Regent . The goal here is to either swing hard enough to kill a couple of equipped creatures, or swing wide enough to kill with an army.

Tutors and Consistency:

I've included as many tutors I could find to make sure the deck runs as consistent as it can. Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith , Stonehewer Giant , Relic Seeker and Stoneforge Mystic all search and provide additional support through utility or using the body to equip and swing. Open the Armory , Steelshaper's Gift and Inventors' Fair are included as well.

Ramp:

Standard green ramp such as Cultivate and Kodama's Reach . Sakura-Tribe Elder , Birds of Paradise and Solemn Simulacrum provide ramp and a target for the equipment if needed. For artifact ramp we have the aforementioned Simulacrum as well as Commander's Sphere , and Sword of the Animist .

Cheating Costs:

This deck is naturally going to be very mana hungry. Equipment cost in addition to casting cost is a severe disadvantage and the largest hurdle to overcome in regards to keeping up with other decks. Balan, Wandering Knight , Brass Squire , Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Heavenly Blademaster , Puresteel Paladin , Stoneforge Mystic , Stonehewer Giant , Sigarda's Aid , Hammer of Nazahn all help in reducing either casting cost or equip cost. I thought Batterskull was an interesting option since it comes in with the germ, then I can equip to another creature as needed. The Kaldra set ( Sword of Kaldra , Shield of Kaldra , Helm of Kaldra ) is included as well since they offer multiple benefits as well as making the avatar with the Helm for one mana.

Chosen Equipment:

When most people think of equipment, swords are often the go to options, and for good reason. However, with this deck, I wanted to find lesser used equipment to make the deck more interesting. Trailblazer's Boots allows for dependable damage in commander. Mask of Memory offers card draw. Helm of the Host and Blade if Selves work well when paired with token generators, and also give additional tutors if attached to Nazahn. The Kaldra kit it extremely useful, both in utility and beat down power. Bloodforged Battle-Axe seems pretty good with an army,and can get out of control if not dealt with quickly.

Thanks for taking a look at the deck. If you see anything that could offer more viability in a multiplayer match of EDH, please let me know!

Update: 7/24/19
Removed Indomitable Archangel and Jedit Ojanen of Efrava for Wrath of God and Winds of Abandon . I might like to have another board wipe, just to ensure I can have one available when/if I need it, but we're making progress.

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Date added 1 month
Last updated 3 weeks
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.00
Tokens None Copy Clone, 0/0 Germ, 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Soldier, 2/2 Cat, 20/20 Avatar
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