Dralnu Control EDH deck

Basic idea of course being control the board as much as possible, set up certain combos:

Spell Crumple/ Hinder or Vessel of Endless Rest with Tunnel Vision will eliminate an opponent very quickly.

Sorin Markov takes an opponent down to 10 life. The remaining 10 life is normally pretty quick.

Any of the interactions with Deadeye Navigator are pretty hard to come back from as well.

Infinite Mana with a Blue Sun's Zenith allows me to deck an opponent at instant speed.

Interactions with Deadeye Navigator :

With Venser, Shaper Savant returns all my opponents' permanents to their hands and returns spells to their hands as well.

With Mulldrifter - draws 2 cards for 2 mana

With Rune-Scarred Demon - 2 mana reusable tutor

With Snapcaster Mage - flashback to lots of spells

With Mnemonic Wall/ Archaeomancer - return important instants or sorceries to hand.

With the above pairing and infinite mana, I can Boomerang all permanents to their owner's hands.

With Palinchron/Peregrine Drake- infinite mana

With Draining Whelk - Reusable 2 mana counter spell.

Other Interactions:

Ghostly Flicker is a game saver in many cases. Can be used in a number of ways including providing just enough mana to go infinite earlier than expected.

Archaeomancer/Mnemonic Wall + Palinchron/Peregrine Drake + Ghostly Flicker gives me infinite mana.

Palinchron with Phantasmal Image gives me infinite mana.

I know the mana base obviously needs work. That'll take some time to acquire the right cards.

Any help and suggestions are more than welcome though.



So i've taken this deck to a couple FNMs just for casual EDH play between matches and its done very well. It has the speed to take on decks 1 v 1 but thrives in multiplayer where I can sit back and wait to pull off my combo. Still need to work on the mana base, but that will take a bit of money and such. May add in a couple more mana rocks to help even it out a little.

Also added

Phantasmal Image and Consecrated Sphinx which replaced Isochron Scepter and Tamiyo, the Moon Sage. The scepter is great but I found that it was rare that it did anything productive. I never wanted to tutor for it as I always searched out combo pieces instead. And it was rare that I had the right tools in hand to play it out. Tamiyo had moments of greatness with vastly more moments of mediocrity. The sphinx and image are easily better in this deck.

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deadpyro666 says... #1

instring chose of comander for U/B

February 21, 2016 3:40 p.m.

lefty117 says... #2

Vendilion Clique is another win con with Tunnel Vision

June 3, 2016 2:19 p.m.

MTGplayer00 says... #3

You could use fateseal cards such as Spin into Myth to get cards that you know the name of onto the bottom of your opponent's library fast.

June 28, 2016 4:41 p.m.

r-kane says... #4

If you're running Basalt Monolith then you may want to consider running Mesmeric Orb and at least 1 card like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre. If you play it right it'll potentially give you psuedo anti-graveyard hate. 1st main phase mill yourself untill you have something you can work with. go to combat step. second main phase, mill yourself until ulamog. No GY left to hate out.

Whilst on the topic of gy hate: You should run something like Leyline of the Void Just because you're running a gy centric deck does not mean you shouldn't have answers to other gy decks.

I won't suggest ramp until you figure out how you want to work your landbase.

Kira, Great Glass-Spinner should be highly considered to protect your combo pieces. It also protects against triggered abilities.

Make use of lands like Academy Ruins and Alchemist's Refuge

You have a tonne of triggered abilities. Consider Strionic Resonator

You may want to include a Maze of Ith since you lack meatshields. I'd also recommend Gravecrawler. Aside from being a recurring meatshield for 1 mana it can also be used in sac based combo's

August 25, 2016 4:37 p.m.

r-kane says... #5

Oh and I think there's a card that counters 0 cmc cards or "less than 1 cmc" at a cost of 0 cmc or life. Useful against carebear shit like Tormod's Crypt. Can't remember the name though

August 25, 2016 4:44 p.m.

r-kane says... #6

August 25, 2016 4:50 p.m.

Hopeless1987 says... #7

Hero's Downfall is a strict upgrade over Murder.

All-in-all, cool deck though!

December 5, 2016 10:57 a.m.

krotank says... #8

Cool deck. Just quickly noticed that Murder could be cheaply upgraded with Hero's Downfall so you can hit planeswalkers as well if needed.

March 24, 2017 10:24 p.m.

Lord_Zero says... #9

I know it's a weird thought but you could always run a Laboratory Maniac, so if you can't mill your opponent out you can always deck yourself for the win, just get the lightning greaves on him and counter a spell you own with hinder and follow that with a tunnel vision and draw a card or two next turn, if you go in that direction or find yourself going against another heavy mill or control deck then you could do that, alternatively if you find yourself in a tight spot then maybe casting an Psychic Spiral, I don't really know how they budget out though. I hope this was somewhat helpful.

October 26, 2017 10:01 p.m.

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