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Ramos, the Cascading Flicker Storm

Commander / EDH Combo Five Color Storm




TL;DR: Ramos. Plus Flicker. Plus Cascade. Plus Storm. Equals wombo combo.


This deck has been designed to abuse Ramos, Dragon Engine's two main abilities, which are:

1: Whenever you cast a spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Ramos, Dragon Engine for each of that spell's colors.


2: 'Remove 5 +1/+1 counters, add '

The general flow of this deck's play is: Cascade -> Cascade/Storm -> Remove 5 counters from Ramos for 10 mana -> Flicker Ramos -> draw cards when possible -> repeat.

Most cascade spells are multiple colours, and the cascaded spell is also 'cast', so Ramos gets his counters from the cascaded ability as well. Make sure you have your counter doublers up and make sure you get rid of an opponent's Solemnity the second you see it. Otherwise, this deck falls apart.


Once this deck gets going, you'll be looking at Sphinx-Bone Wand, Door to Nothingness and Aetherflux Reservoir to seal the deal. Use Ramos's mana generation to open the Door or to pay for more spells to tick up the Wand or to shoop da whoop with Aetherflux.

Card Categories

The cards of the deck have been sorted into their custom categories to better detail what they do.

  • CORE : These cards are the crutch of the deck. Either the bread and butter, or the ultimate end game. These cards will win or lose you the game.

  • Cantrip, Draw, Tutor, Recycle : Keeps your hand and library full to keep your combo play going.

  • Mana Gain and Fix : 5 colour decks are notoriously difficult to get the right mana for. These cards will help smooth out your mana pool problems.

Personal Opinions and Suggestions

I suggest using the playtest function a few times to get a feel for this deck before trying to create or buy the cards. This is easily the most mechanically complex and trigger intensive deck I've ever made.


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Izu_Korasu says... #1

seems like a nice batch update, still dont quite get the point of the flicker effects, as ramos will probably be the only target most of the time, and flickering the engine seems like a good way to help it stall out.

but to each their own, happy storming

September 9, 2017 4:47 p.m.

RobelCL says... #2

Izu_Korasu because ramos says "activate this ability only once each turn", so if you flick ramos, it will enter the battlefield as a new ramos and you can use the ability again.

September 10, 2017 9:14 p.m.

KraKra21 says... #3

Finally...I have found a good way to abuse Ramos... :D

September 12, 2017 7:41 p.m.

KraKra21 says... #4

If you have Door to Nothingness, why not run Progenitus, too? 10/10 protection from everything...seems like a good win con.

September 12, 2017 7:43 p.m.

cloudsol says... #6

And Sunbird's Invocation ofc. Thanks for putting this deck together.

November 15, 2017 12:52 p.m.

SaltySpecula says... #7

Hi cloudsol!

Thanks for the suggestions. I've definitely given thought to Sunbird's Invocation in the past. I'll need to copy this deck and privately playtest it to see how it goes.

However, for this one deck I'd like to avoid infinite combos. I have them in a lot of decks. This one, I'd like it to be free of those. Definitely combos I'd consider for other decks in the future though!

November 17, 2017 11:09 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.66
Tokens 1/1 Goblin
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Top rank #4 on 2017-09-16
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-1 Hydromorph Guardian main
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+1 Hindering Touch maybe
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-1 Temple of Deceit acquire
-1 Doubling Season acquire
-1 Temple of Epiphany acquire
-1 Elixir of Immortality acquire
-1 Otherworld Atlas acquire
-1 Captured Sunlight acquire
-1 Temple of Plenty acquire
-1 Stormcaller's Boon acquire
-1 Cloudshift acquire
-1 Psychic Spiral acquire
-1 Sphinx-Bone Wand acquire
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-1 Worldly Tutor acquire
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