This build of Rashmi focuses on strong ETB effects and control. It strives to find a balance between cascading and cantripping in order to keep the hand full, the spells flowing, and Rashmi triggering. It lays down serious power with lots of synergies and plenty of answers! My favorite part of playing the deck is creating absurdly large board states at an incredible pace by utilizing top deck manipulation and Rashmi's ability. If all else fails combo out with infinite turns!

The first and most important thing to know about playing this deck is choosing when to cascade and when to cantrip. The simplest "rule of thumb" is never play an instant for free with Rashmi's cascade ability: always put it in your hand. No instants in hand = nothing to play on opponent's turns = no extra Rashmi triggers = loss of tempo and a slowed down card engine. Always think a couple turns ahead - both yours and your opponent's.
Untap effects, such as Seedborn Muse or Murkfiend Liege , and a couple mana dorks turn Rashmi into a card casting monster. It also lets you play larger CMC threats on your turn without needing to hold back mana for answers on your opponent's turns.

Copy/Blink cards are great for protecting your creatures from spot removal. They're also fantastic for re-triggering ETB effects. Some notable cards are Duplicant , Mystic Snake , Eternal Witness , Prime Speaker Zegana , and Avenger of Zendikar . There are many creatures worth blinking in this deck.

Minamo, School at Water's Edge or Kiora's Follower + Gaea's Cradle = Lots of green mana.

Roil Elemental , Avenger of Zendikar , and Rampaging Baloths + Fetch Lands, Oracle of Mul Daya and Exploration = Lots of triggers. There are lots of other cards that help get additional landfalls in the deck as well.

This deck can get infinite turns and has a couple different ways to get it. It needs three pieces: an extra turn spell, recursion, and a blink/copy effect.

Recursion: Greenwarden of Murasa or Eternal Witness
Copy/Blink Effect: Deadeye Navigator or Progenitor Mimic
Extra Turn Spell: Temporal Manipulation , Time Warp , or Capture of Jingzhou

By either blinking Greenwarden or Eternal Witness with Deadeye, or making a copy of them with Mimic each upkeep, you can get an extra turn spell back in hand and recast it each extra turn. The best part is that all of these cards are strong and functional outside of the combo and are never dead draws.

In case anyone is curious I had Sensei's Divining Top in the deck originally but took it out. This is often a recommended card but it slowed the game down and ultimately felt like a mana sucker. I work to squeeze in as many spells per rotation as possible (which needs all the mana I can spare) and I often draw deeper than 3 cards by the time I've hit my next turn anyway. I've opted instead for Mirri's Guile , Sylvan Library , and top deck revealers to give me a cost free glimpse into the future. My instants are lower CMC anyway, which means I'm not likely to hit anything on an opponent's turn with Rashmi even with the Top out.

Comments are appreciated! I'll do my best to respond and take a look at some of your decks if you'd like!


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Date added 3 years
Last updated 10 months
Exclude colors WBR

This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Rarity (main - side)

14 - 0 Mythic Rares

40 - 0 Rares

18 - 0 Uncommons

8 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.54
Tokens None Copy Clone, 0/1 Plant, 3/3 Beast, 3/3 Frog Lizard, 1/1 Bird, 2/2 Manifest
Folders Rashmi, Other's EDH Decks, Upgrades, Commander, Simic
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