"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."-Woody Allen

Woody Allen has it right by saying he doesn't want to die. Just like how nobody_ likes to lose in Magic. This deck is created to prevent, or prolong, the inevitable. Death! By gaining life, and sucking the life out of your opponents you will build up your life force and eventually you might be able to put your heart in a box and hide it!(If becoming a lich is your goal) With combos like the few listed below you have a variety of ways to win, and stop yourself from dying.

Even though there is the possibility of dying by command damage many commander aren't used to attack very often. Unless you're fighting a beat down deck or voltron deck this shouldn't be an issue. The gamble is well worth it. I have won many games with this deck, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Win Conditions

This deck only runs one infinite combo; Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond This is a fairly easy combo to pull off if you get both enchantments on the field, or you can tutor them out. With tutors like Enlightened Tutor, Demonic Tutor, and Vampiric Tutor. (Vizkopa Guildmage, and Defiant Bloodlord can act as substitute for Sanguine Bond)

Celestial Convergence with a Vampire Hexmage, or Hex Parasite played after is a sure way to win the game. Play Celestial Convergence then play Vampire Hexmage, or Hex parasire: and target Celestial Convergence. The counters will Disappear and you win the game.

(Main Win Con) Two other win conditions are Test of Endurance and Felidar Sovereign Even though you need fifty life to win with Test of Endurance rahter than the forty from Felidar Sovereign it does have a lower CMC. verses Plus Enchantments seem harder to destroy than creatures, depending on what you're up against. Generally I use Chant of Vitu-Ghazi on the combat phase of whoever goes before me. That way I ensure a win on my upkeep. If you're above fifty or fourty life you could always play Teferi's Protection and without a counter you're guaranteed a win.

You could also use Reliquary Tower, Necropotence (or Well of Lost Dreams) to get crazy card draw; however, you could also just draw into Celestial Convergence, Vampire Hexmage, or Hex Parasite

Lastly you could just do the ol' make your opponents life totals 0. There are enough cards and effects this is a reliable strategy.

I hope you've enjoyed this deck, and if you did then do me a favor and Up Vote it. Thank you!



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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.19
Tokens Liliana, 1/1 Soldier, 3/3 Wurm, Elspeth
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