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So Mishra is useless in EDH eh?

Commander / EDH UBR (Grixis)


The deck kinda formed into a Grixis Artifact Prison deck. Which is fun :)

First, we'll start with the cards that work with Mishra, Artificer Prodigy (Whenever I need an example artifact it'll be Sol Ring because its the most common EDH artifact outside of Duel)

Chalice of the Void Admitedly hard to use since you have to plan ahead and set it to a specific mana cost to getthe combo to work, but Mishra will allow you to dodge the negative effect of Chalice on yourself

Grinnign Totem Search your opponents library for their Sol Ring, cast it, then Mishra searches your deck for your Sol Ring

Muse Vessel Repeatable hand hate that has the bonus of letting you steal opponent's cards, also searches for your artifacts if you cast a card that you also run

Sensei's Divining Top Mishra's shuffling works well for when you dont like ANY of the top 3 you have to choose from with Top

Nullstone Gargoyle Auto-counter that you can dodge? Awesome card is awesome

Silent-Blade Oni Ninjutso shenanigans and lets you steal a card from your opponents hand. An oh yeah... its a FUCKING DEMON NINJA. Nuff said

Thada Adel, Acquisitor Has islandwalk so possibly unblockable, and lets you search your opponents deck for Sol Rings. STEAL ALL THE SOL RINGS!!!

Blood Funnel Artifacts cost 2 less, and Mishra dodges the auto-counter. I like this card

Nether Void Mishra laughs as he ignores his own auto-counter enchantments

Planar Chaos Shenanigans with coin flips are always fun, and the countering flip means nothing to us anyway

Possibility Storm oh yeah this one is good. I cast Sol Ring, exile it, mill until i hit another artifact, cast that artifact for free, then everything I milled, and Sol RIng, goes back into the deck, then Mishra searches for Sol Ring and farts it back out onto the field.

Praetor's Grasp More searching for opponent's Sol Rings to steal them and search out mine.

And now, for Infinite Combos

Thopter Assembly + Time Sieve Infinite Turns are fun, well fun for me, boring as shit for everyone else

Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension Infinite damage and mill, pretty basic combo but still good to include

Mirran Spy + Priest of Yawgmoth + Spine of Ish Sah Not an infinite combo per se, but infinitely repeatable. You have the Pirest and Spy out, cast Spine, blow up something. You then sac the Spine with Priest to make seven black mana, Spine goes back to your hand by its own effect, you recast it, triggering Spy to untap Priest, and repeat until nobody has anything left, or you get banned from your playgroup until the next Mending

Hellkite Tyrant + Mycosynth Lattice I guess this counts, since you just steal everything from everyone, then win on the next turn unless someone manages to wipe the field on 1 mana

Other cards I included and why

Cavern of Souls Basically there to call Artificers, or possibly humans, allowing Mishra and quite a few of my best creatures to be uncounterable

Etherium-Horn Sorcerer This one is my big personal choice card. I always like Cascade effects, and this one is a favorite

Karn, Silver Golem Fun card overall, and combos with Mycosynth Lattice to kill lands for 1 mana per land

No Mercy and Price of Glory are a few personal favorites of mine to screw with opponents, making them think twice about attacking you or countering. Hey Wizards make these two into artifacts would ya? :)

Orbs of Warding Possibly a new EDH staple for me. Reducing creature damage by one may not seem that awesome, but it blocks stuff like infinite 1/1 tokens, or infinite pings from cards like Goblin Sharpshooter and Blood Artist , and the hexproof stops some combos like pumping infinite mana into X spells or copying targeting burn spells a lot (Looking at you, Melek, Izzet Paragon )

And I honestly think I'll just put these in their own list, all the Prison-ish artifacts that just make like difficult for me opponents

Defense Grid for people wanting to derp around on someone else's turn

Mindlock Orb because fuck you and your tutors

Sphere of Resistance Doesnt do a ton on its won but it can easily set everyone back a turn if played at the right time (Bonus if you get Blood Funnel + Mishra, Artificer Prodigy out with it)

Static Orb Because pissing off other players is fun

Torpor Orb so many orbs. ETB effects are overrated anyway

Trinisphere fun card, more fuel for burning friendships to the ground

Ugin's Nexus stops extra turns, and gives you one if it gets blown up. Admittedly the only things that we can use to kill it are Time Sieve of Priest of Yawgmoth, but its still a nice option

Winter Orb and now we're back to orbs with everyone favorite

Well there you have it, a deck and guide to pissing people off with one of the worst EDh generals ever printed. $2000 spent for the lols


Updates Add

Decided to revisit the list. Not much has changed and the core has pretty much stayed the same with a couple of support cards added in from more recent sets. I kinda expected more of a shake up after three years but hey, whatcha gonna do


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Date added 4 years
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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

15 - 0 Mythic Rares

67 - 0 Rares

12 - 0 Uncommons

5 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.28
Tokens 1/1 Thopter, Etherium Cell, None Copy Clone, Tezzeret, None Treasure
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