Thanks for taking a look at my Rubinia Soulsinger Bant steal, blink, and control deck.

My creature list is playing off ETB effects so I have included Venser, the Sojourner, Conjurer's Closet, Venser, Shaper Savant, Brago, King Eternal, and my deck's primo toolkit Proteus Staff.

Proteus Staff is my crown jewel for this deck. It can pull out new ETB creatures, tuck stolen creatures, tuck my own ETB creatures for repurposing, and be set up by Sensei's Divining Top or Sylvan Library. If I get this out it guides the deck in a very powerful yet unpredictable direction.

Recursion is pretty steady in this deck with cards like Sun Titan, Eternal Witness, Buried Ruin, Academy Ruins, and of course the old Karmic Guide + Reveillark combo.

Gilded Drake is a beast in here. Blinking/bouncing with Venser, the Sojourner, Venser, Shaper Savant, or Cryptic Command works wonders!

I've tried to keep this deck as versatile as possible with opportunities to change direction or adapt to any board state but I feel like this deck is getting too focused on control and has lost sight of its blinking roots.

Thanks again!


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gatechmet says... #1

Thanks for the thoughts on my deck, a few things that I found with rubinia:

I can't describe how much I love Rings of Brighthearth and Strionic Resonator to copy the effects, with rings you can copy rubinia's effect 4 or 5 times for each tap. The resonator will also allow you to copy a triggered effect, then rings can copy the now activated effect.

I also recommend a few more sacrifice outlets so you can sac the creatures you steal, then steal more!!

December 30, 2013 3:26 p.m.

gatechmet says... #2

oh, three more recommendations I forgot to mention, they may be the best cards in the deck.

Birthing Pod is an absolute stud in my deck, as good if not better than Proteus Staff , you need to run both.

Craterhoof Behemoth flat out wins games out of nowhere, especially if you can bounce it.

Deadeye Navigator . I know it is in your maybe board, but I absolutely love it everytime it hits.

December 30, 2013 3:34 p.m.

NinjaNate says... #3

Sylvan Primordial is now banned in Commander/EDH in case you didn't know.

February 3, 2014 8:13 p.m.

sjbennett85 says... #4

@NinjaNate: Yep I will take it out once BNG is actually released since that is typical ban procedure.

I'm thinking Craterhoof Behemoth will now have a home in this deck.

February 5, 2014 10:16 a.m.

NinjaNate says... #5

Actually that's not how it works with EDH. It works like that with constructed so people have time to get replacements. Also WotC has nothing to do with the rules of EDH. They just made a product to support it.

February 5, 2014 11:51 a.m.

corythackston says... #6

I agree with this deck. Lol. As a sidenote/suggestion/win-more situation that would be a lot of fun (for you), try Illusionist's Bracers to take 2 creatures at a time. I think Frost Titan could be subbed out for that, all it really does is attack or block. I feel like Simic Charm could be Cultivate or something along those lines, just to ramp you. Simic Charm only trades 1-for-1 with a removal spell, which seems like it would be pretty bad in EDH as most people just play board wipes as their primary removal anyway. I would also play cards like Strip Mine , Ghost Quarter , and Wasteland , because Homeward Path would blow you out, and a lot of people play that because of Bribery in my experience. =) nice deck! +1!

April 22, 2014 12:49 p.m.

sjbennett85 says... #7

@corythackston: Thanks for the input!

Yes, I've been considering upping my land maintenance package with Stripmine, Ghost Quarter , and the like to protect against the dreaded Homeward Path .

I had Illusionist's Bracers in there at one point and perhaps I will consider them to be included again.

Frost Titan and a couple others have been under preforming lately so I think I may revise this decklist sooner rather than later.

April 23, 2014 12:14 p.m.

CampbellStev says... #8

Nice deck and I love the name! +1

May 17, 2014 4:49 p.m.

JakeHarlow says... #9

Very cool theme here. Just wanted to drop by and give it the nod, no suggestions from me. +1

June 18, 2014 11:53 a.m.

onthestack says... #10

I love the Proteus Staff involvement. I played a similar concept EDH, but with Merieke Ri Berit . +1 for taking it to the next level of hate with the staff =]

August 7, 2014 9:46 p.m.

Uryah says... #11

August 28, 2014 5:49 p.m.

Rifthunter says... #12

What do you think of Derevi commanding this deck or atleast having her in it

May 15, 2017 4:31 a.m.

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