Omnomnath

Commander / EDH

magicgatherer Score: 30


Description

Make Omnath huge and play a heinous quantity of huge creatures. This is my first EDH build so any recommendations are welcome.

Ohthenoises says... #1

You should really run Snow-Covered Forest s if you have Extraplanar Lens .

There are a ton of mana doublers that you can use, Caged Sun , Keeper of Progenitus , Heartbeat of Spring , and Mana Reflection .

Helix Pinnacle is a great alternate win con.

Aluren , card:Yeva, Nature's Herald, and Nim Deathmantle all allow you to get omnath back on the field before the mana disappears. Not only that but Nim Deathmantle can be paid for for each creature so if you swing into a bad situation you can "regenerate" your field.

More ideas but I'll just link Rollover Minutes so you can check out my take on Omnath.

September 23, 2012 9:19 p.m.

L0RDbyrd says... #2

September 25, 2012 10:40 a.m.

hammerfall says... #3

Add Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary . He makes for a ridiculously huge Omnath.

September 25, 2012 11:23 p.m.

magicgatherer says... #4

as much as i love rofellos he is slightly out of my pricerange

September 26, 2012 1:18 a.m.

BerserkWin says... #5

My Omnath EDH is my favorite deck to play. Winning or losing, you're playing some of the most massive creatures in the game, and that's a blast to me.

Certainly, look for Defense of the Heart in the future. I see from one of your previous comments that budget is a consideration. Maybe you'll see one in a binder, and will be able to trade into it. Speaking of budget, while Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth might be more than you want to spend right now, any of the cheaper Eldrazi could come in handy for utility removal (the Annihilator ability). Granted, you don't get to pick what's getting sac-ed, but I find it handy. Artisan of Kozilek is cheap, makes the defending player sac cards, and has the added bonus of potentially doing some recursion for you. Pathrazer of Ulamog beats some serious face. If you want to spend a little more, I love It That Betrays .

Primal Order deals massive damage to any opponents who are in multi-color. It makes you a target, though, so make sure you have a massive board presence before playing it.

Lurking Predators feels like you're cheating. Get one immediately! Seriously, you HAVE TO add that card right now. Also, a Quicksilver Amulet shouldn't set you back too much. You've got a ton of gigantic creatures (which you should), and having ways to cheat them into play is a needed benefit, I think.

Planar Portal comes down early and easy in an Omnath deck.

I like to run a lot of utility cards: Beast Within , Bramblecrush , Desert Twister , Mold Shambler , and Rain of Thorns . I think you could benefit from any or all of those. Argentum Armor is awesome too. I once got locked out of a game with Iona, Shield of Emeria set to green and was able to kill her with an active Planar Portal into Argentum Armor.

I like your Whispersilk Cloak inclusion. You might also want to run card:Trailblazer's Boots for redundancy.

Cool deck! And kudos on picking up on the massiveness that is Worldspine Wurm already. I can't wait to Amulet that guy into play, turn 5. Sheesh!

September 27, 2012 12:04 p.m.

BerserkWin says... #6

Oh, and I also recently added Staff of Nin and Cream of the Crop to my Omnath deck to help me find cards.

September 27, 2012 12:11 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #7

OH I forgot! Triumph of Ferocity . You need this uncommon. You will always have bigger creatures so it's a free card.

September 27, 2012 12:15 p.m.

magicgatherer says... #8

thanks for those recommendations im going to be updating the list as i playtest more

September 27, 2012 10:17 p.m.

Is it kind of bad that you have all of those big creatures and the fact the deck that you have decided to make is more than 60? Do you think that this is a good ratio of how many times you get to play those big creatures?

October 8, 2012 11:02 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #10

This is EDH. You have to have 100 cards including the general, no more, no less. For information on EDH deckbuilding go here

October 9, 2012 9:24 a.m.

yahweh says... #11

not the greatest card, but Helix Pinnacle can always be fun. Also, I very much enjoy Gelatinous Genesis in my omnath EDH deck.

October 10, 2012 5:10 p.m.

+1 for the awesome deck name. I'd like to help, but I don't know much about EDH/Commander metagame, and I barely know the rules.

October 13, 2012 11:21 a.m.

theeflaw says... #13

maybe card:Myojin of Life's Web?

October 14, 2012 5:50 a.m.

Abaddon_1313 says... #14

If you has the cash I'd suggest card:Gaea's Cradle:3 A must for all Green decks IMO.

October 15, 2012 1:58 a.m.

magicgatherer says... #15

i definitely agree with you that card:Gaea's Cradle is amazing sadly i do not have the kind of money that is required to purchase it

October 15, 2012 2:24 a.m.

whatitis says... #16

Natural Order is like a legal green Tinker it's a little pricey but if you come upon any other cards you'd sell to buy more, id suggest getting it.

October 20, 2012 12:44 p.m.

magicgatherer says... #17

i will definitely be looking to trade for Natural Order if i see someone has it

October 20, 2012 1:41 p.m.

shaistyone says... #18

Here's mine: Omnathland EDH

Overall, I think it's pretty solid. Some of the creatures don't seem that great, mainly just being big bodies.

Also, I always find that more evasion is good. Vorrac Battlehorns has been amazing in my deck, and Tiger Claws has won an incredible number of games for me.

If you do want to stay with the 'tons of big green things' theme, I'd recommend Primal Rage .

October 30, 2012 12:38 a.m.

magicgatherer says... #19

yeah most of the creatures are placeholders that i will be replacing as i get better ones

October 30, 2012 2:16 a.m.

theeflaw says... #20

do you suppose Primal Surge would fit into the deck?

October 31, 2012 8:31 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #21

With 13 instants/sorceries he has a 13% chance to hit a chain stopper. Now that may not seem like much of a chance but in reality that's a lot.

Primal Surge can best be utilized when the percentage is 5% or below. (Even that is still pushing it.)

Rollover Minutes is my take on a primal surge deck.

October 31, 2012 8:36 a.m.

magicgatherer says... #22

yeah whenever i cast Genesis Wave i almost always hit a sorcery in the first 3-4 cards of my library

October 31, 2012 10:07 a.m.

magicgatherer says... #23

okay i did the math Primal Surge has about a 50 percent chance of hitting a non permanent by the 4th card it exiles

November 1, 2012 midnight

Raznov says... #24

May i recommend Tooth and Nail along with Wild Pair ?

November 9, 2012 11:21 p.m.

Zifier says... #25

I like the deck. I would suggest maybe a few artifacts like Mask of Avacyn or Whispersilk Cloak to protect your commander. Pattern of Rebirth may be a good fit here too.

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November 15, 2012 12:04 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #26

Same way you link cards? That's how you link decks.

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November 15, 2012 12:10 a.m.

Zifier says... #27

sorry about that lol

November 15, 2012 12:16 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #28

Just trying to help ;)

November 15, 2012 12:21 a.m.

Kirtanian says... #29

Greater Good could be great in this deck since green rarely has access to good card draw. I had a friend who would sacrifice Omnath to Greater Good and use Nim Deathmantle to get him back. It basically worked like pay 4: draw 20 cards, then discard 3. You should have enough big creatures to make it worth while.

November 15, 2012 9:34 p.m.

One word: Emrakul

November 17, 2012 10:39 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #31

One word: Banned.

November 17, 2012 10:41 p.m.

Zifier says... #32

If your running Extraplanar Lens you may want to run Snow-Covered Forest instead of just forest. If you're opponent has forest, then they benefit from the card effect as well.

I always loved Engulfing Slagwurm + Lure combo but I am not sure if it's effective in EDH. Maybe some one could comment on it.

I also love Terastodon ....9/9 with removal is a great card.

November 17, 2012 10:48 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #33

It's effective if you can assemble it. What you really need to ask is: "How does Lure work with the rest of my deck?" If the answer is "Bad" then you can't really justify it.

November 17, 2012 10:51 p.m.

It is banned isnt it XP a shame

November 17, 2012 11:02 p.m.

teslamon says... #35

if I were you, I'd use a Helix Pinnacle ...it's just because I think it would be incredibly funny to see the look on someone's face when you pull it off

November 18, 2012 6:35 p.m.

Ilovespiders says... #36

My friend has an Omnath Edh that owns all... I think you definitely have a pretty good deck here. I'm pretty sure you can't have Garruk Relentless  Flip because of the Black color-identity on its flip side.

November 19, 2012 1:28 a.m.

L0RDbyrd says... #37

that's right, Garruk Relentless  Flip 's color identity is green and black

November 19, 2012 10:03 p.m.

magicgatherer says... #38

so yeah i didnt realize that about garruk so he is out

November 20, 2012 6:16 p.m.

magicgatherer says... #39

i realize that Helix Pinnacle would work in this deck but its not the way i want to win

November 22, 2012 1:20 p.m.

Ilovespiders says... #40

Helix Pinnacle is kind of a cheap win, but it is useful for getting out of sticky situations.

November 22, 2012 11:17 p.m.

magicgatherer says... #41

yeah its more that with my play group people generally frown upon such cards

November 23, 2012 12:23 a.m.

ZombieCat says... #42

Maybe Exploration for even more mana ramp. Feed the Pack since you've got huge creatures and then Overrun

November 24, 2012 5:06 p.m.

teslamon says... #43

at least sideboard it...it would be frowned upon in my group, but i'd do it anyway...my Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood combo in my orzhov deck is frowned upon as well but that doesn't stop me from doing it...if it's not how you wanna do it though, i suggest Mark of Sakiko as well

November 28, 2012 10:43 p.m.

teslamon says... #44

at least sideboard it...it would be frowned upon in my group, but i'd do it anyway...my Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood combo in my orzhov deck is frowned upon as well but that doesn't stop me from doing it...if it's not how you wanna do it though, i suggest Mark of Sakiko as well

November 28, 2012 10:43 p.m.

Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant with either Reliquary Tower or card:Venser's Journal.

December 1, 2012 7:43 a.m.

magicgatherer says... #46

i never have 7 or more lands in hand so i wouldn't get any value out of Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant and i dont draw enough for the other two

December 1, 2012 1:19 p.m.

Vileo says... #47

Primalcrux . Every. Monogreen. Need. ._. It's just such a huge monster, and it's not any more kill-able than Omnath. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's my opinion.

December 1, 2012 2:02 p.m.

If you do add Primalcrux, then you might want to pick up Khalni Hydra . A potentially free 8/8 is always nice.

December 3, 2012 2:01 a.m.

Arsene says... #49

Urban Burgeoning is horribly underplayed in these, even with just like 4 people you're looking at at least 3 extra mana each of your turns, and that's before anythings that makes land tap for more.

January 21, 2013 7:58 p.m.

magicgatherer says... #50

Urban Burgeoning is useless without having omnath out and it doesn't really replace anything in the deck

January 21, 2013 11:33 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #51

If you really want the untap effect you have to go all out with Seedborn Muse which you already have. There's also Patron of the Orochi to a lesser extent.

January 22, 2013 9:41 a.m.

Arsene says... #52

It's very useless without Omnath, but are you basing this deck off of what doesn't work when your general isn't on the field?

January 22, 2013 8:39 p.m.

magicgatherer says... #53

Yes I did build a deck that works without Omnath on the field because more often than not he will get removed or one of my opponents gets a Nevermore out which is why I like cards that can still help me win the game without relying on Omnath to be useful

January 22, 2013 9:42 p.m.

Victrix says... #54

I have been getting a lot of use out of Lurking Predators and card:Rogue's Passage in my Omnath build, Omnath edh on a budget

February 5, 2013 12:34 a.m.

MADDGOAT says... #55

Your deck helped to inspire my own Omnath, Locus of Mana EDH deck: The Inexorable Force of Nature [EDH].

February 27, 2013 9:13 p.m.

Royberto says... #56

You absolutely need Sylvan Primordial, he should be a green staple.

March 14, 2013 11:46 p.m.

prediter5657 says... #57

I find when I play Sylvan Primordial that he just draws the tables hate I prefer the versatility of Terastodon over the primordial.I would suggest Canopy Cover to help protect your general + give him evasion.Another fun card with omanth is Momentous Fall .Loxodon Warhammer can also be a real life saver plus trample is always nice

April 4, 2013 12:31 a.m.

prediter5657 says... #58

oops didn't see your loxo hammer before I guess :P

April 4, 2013 12:32 a.m.

Hobes369 says... #59

You have 101 cards including your general. It needs to be 100.

May 10, 2013 10:29 a.m.

magicgatherer says... #60

ummmmmm no. I have 100...

May 10, 2013 5:51 p.m.

Theraven1408 says... #61

Sylvan Primordial is banned :( nice build though. +1

March 8, 2014 2:54 a.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.57
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Top rank #48 on 2012-10-06