Description

Riku of Ridiculous Tokens is dead. Long live Nightmare Riku!

Ramp, cantrip, tutor, and copy your way to success with a smorgasbord of infinite combos!

1) Pestermite/Deceiver Exarch/Zealous Conscripts/Bounding Krasis + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker/Splinter Twin : Modern players, rejoice/weep! The combo that warped a format lives on forever in EDH!

2) Riku of Two Reflections + Palinchron : The famous one-card combo that (in my opinion) should be an auto-include in all Riku decks, regardless of their archetype. Copy Palinchron when it enters, stack the triggers so that you untap your lands twice, and end with the original Palinchron back in your hand. Then continue forever! If you have Desolate Lighthouse on the field, make it one of your untaps so you can draw through your entire deck, arbitrarily looting until you find another combo piece or three.

3) Earthcraft + Squirrel Nest : What's more fun than winning with infinite Illusions and/or hasty creatures? Winning with an infinite army of squirrels!

4) Deadeye Navigator + Peregrine Drake/Palinchron: everyone's favorite mono-blue combo piece gets two buddies to play with here! Soulbond, blink, make infinite mana, profit. The Desolate Lighthouse draw engine also works here.

5) Earthcraft + Avenger of Zendikar + Deadeye Navigator : Infinite mana, infinite plants. Go nuts.

6) Eternal Witness + Time Warp + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker/Splinter Twin : Infinite turns by casting Time Warp, copying Eternal Witness, and repeating on each subsequent turn.

Thank you for taking the time to read this entire description. Upvotes and suggestions are always appreciated!

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Updates

I realized that the Intruder Alarm combo suite was less effective than I'd desired, so I removed that and Acidic Slime, replacing them with Spoils of Victory and Creeping Mold. Blue Sun's Zenith was pitched in favor of Serum Visions, due to its lower cost and easier duplication. Strip Mine was also cast aside, replaced with Search for Tomorrow, because of less need for land destruction in my meta (plus Creeping Mold fills the...mold...nicely.

Thanks for checking in!

Comments

Rzepkanut says... #1

Here is another infinite combo:

Not sure if its the right fit here, but I saw you are already running the bracers. Even though you run only a few mana rocks, you can easily add the artifact lands Darksteel Citadel, Seat of the Synod, Tree of Tales, and Great Furnace so there are more chances for him to act like a mana dork early on. If you have Sensei's Divining Top with the above combo, you can draw your whole deck. If you have Kiki or Twin out, you can make infinite copies of the Alchemist, or any other creature for that matter. Now you can kill people with Laboratory Maniac by attacking with 8,000,000,000 copies of it if you want. If you put Squirrel Nest on an artifact land, you would get a squirrel factory. There is probably even more I haven't noticed yet. Seems like it could be cool. Happy gathering!

March 28, 2017 10:37 a.m.

Dr.Rossenstein says... #2

Rzepkanut,

Thanks for taking a look!

I have given some thought to Aphetto Alchemist, and similar untap shenanigan cards (the Illusionist's Bracers were actually left over from an earlier version of this deck that played Tidewater Minion). Now that you've pointed it out, I never realized how well Aphetto Alchemist would synergize with Splinter Twin and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker... I'll have to look into this a little further! Less sure how I feel about the artifact lands since most of them would go bye-bye to artifact sweepers), but I see your logic behind their inclusion.

Thanks for your input!

April 15, 2017 6:47 p.m.

laserdisque says... #3

Since you already have infinite mana combos in the deck perhaps you could cut Boundless Realms. Survival of the Fittest would be a good addition. Denying Wind seems a bit mana intensive as well. What about Jester's Cap?

April 15, 2017 6:56 p.m.

Dr.Rossenstein says... #4

laserdisque,

Boundless Realms was added to help me thin out the deck, for when I couldn't get the infinite mana combos to go online, but I needed to thin out my deck. Having played both with it and against it, I can say that it gets ridiculous with Fork effects and a field full of basics!

Survival of the Fittest is appealing, albeit difficult (for me) to find. Fauna Shaman crossed my mind as an alternative that was easier to find (both for purchase, and in terms of tutoring).

Denying Wind was added as a response to my local meta, which features a lot of combo-heavy decks (hence how this little monster came to be...). Jester's Cap is an alternative I hadn't considered, but I'm more hesitant to add it, due to its inability to be copied by Riku, and lack of artifact tutoring in the current list.

Thank you for your suggestions! Nice to see that this is getting so much feedback!

April 15, 2017 7:30 p.m.

laserdisque says... #5

If you are looking to thin the deck then both Trench Gorger and Mana Severance could be useful. While they don't offer the huge mana bump they do have other benefits. Severance costs two which is nice and the gorger could finish the game quickly with Riku's ability.

April 15, 2017 9:37 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.08
Tokens 0/1 Plant, 3/3 Frog Lizard, 1/1 Squirrel, 3/3 Beast
Folders sigarda
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