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Tasigur, the Banana Fang

Commander / EDH BUG (Sultai)




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This is a deck that I have been testing for about 4 months now that started as more of a wim, and now considered to be one of my favorite decks to play. What the deck wants to do is it wants to ramp and mill itself until it has a critical mass of lands both in play and in graveyard, and then cast a huge Splendid Reclamation usually ending the game the next turn or immediately.

The Game plan usually goes something like this. First, focus on ramp and self mill. Tasigur really helps here as he is able to both mill and recur, which has been extremely handy. Lay low here, try not to paint a target on your back, instead try to help your opponents and gain their trust by utilizing the various removal and counterspells. Once again, Tasigur is wonderful here, as it gives the chosen opponent the illusion of trust when they give back your counterspell that will save them. Second phase is the searching phase. By this point, a few combo pieces have probably been spotted, but it is time to find the rest and fast. finding Seedborn Muse first, though not a combo piece per say, is the best way to speed up that process as it allows Tasigur to dig even faster and hold up protection just the same. Once the combo pieces have been found (Zuran Orb, a landfall card such as Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, and Splendid Reclamation), it is time to move on to the conclusion. First play/reanimate the landfall target if it is not in play already, same with Zuran Orb. Then cast Splendid Reclamation holding priority so you could sacrifice all of your lands. If everything works correctly, either you should have an army big enough to trample over your opponents, or just outright kill them because of Ob Nixilis's ability. And if that doesn't work, repeated Worm Harvest can get the job done too.

This deck is more budget, so I will not be able to spend a lot on fixing this. I have come up with a cap of no more than 5 dollars per card. This means I will not be adding fetchlands, duals or shocks, or even Crucible of Worlds (sadly). Comments and Suggestions are more than welcome though, I would love to hear others thoughts and opinions on this deck, and trust me, besides for the budget I can be a very open minded person.


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The Gitrog Monster would be a great way to accelerate your draws and allow you to dig for your combo pieces, especially if you are looking to put lands into the yard plus it pairs well with Ramunap Excavator . You could also consider some group hug cards like Rites of Flourishing and Ghirapur Orrery to give your opponents more reason to leave your board state intact

January 8, 2018 4:14 p.m.

you could also consider Creeping Renaissance for some redundancy to Splendid Reclamation

January 8, 2018 4:16 p.m.

Catbeard: Thanks for the suggestions! I was already considering adding Rites of Flourishing, and I've never been a fan of Ghirapur Orrery, but I'll give it try. I initially misread The Gitrog Monster, as I thought it would make me draw a card every time a land was drawn. I think that it was a mistake that I hadn't picked it up sooner, and I should absolutely make room for this guy the next time I have a chance to get him. Now I don't think that Creeping Renaissance is exactly what I'm looking for in this deck. Though it may be useful in some situations, I would rather keep my lands in my graveyard so when I do cast Splendid Reclamation, it will win me the game. Returning the lands to my hand does not do much other than clog my hand.

January 8, 2018 7:13 p.m.

Maybe Ramunap Excavator? It's Crucible of Worlds on a budget and a stick.

January 11, 2018 4:36 p.m.

franjimen421 Ramunap Excavator is a fantastic card and would work all to well in this kinda deck, but I think I'll have to pass on adding a second one. Lol

January 14, 2018 9:18 a.m.

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78% Competitive

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.55
Tokens 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Worm, 1/1 Elemental, 2/2 Zombie
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-1 Ramunap Excavator maybe