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The Beauty of the Vanished Dream

Commander / EDH



I didn't choose the Lab life; the Lab life chose me.

Obviously the whole point of this deck is draw your whole deck and win with Laboratory Maniac in play. The way you pilot this thing is to lay low and play cards that benefit your opponents (Kami of the Crescent Moon, Howling Mine, etc.) so that they won't mess with you, eventually get a mana doubler (Caged Sun, Gauntlet of Power, etc.) out, get infinite mana with Palinchron, then cast one of the X draw spells (Prosperity, Fascination, etc.) and win!

It's important to not overlook our backup plan. Laboratory Maniac is easily hated out and once you play this deck a few times, people will be on the lookout for the guy. Plan B is just as easy to pull off, and you don't necessarily need infinite mana in order to do it. Just play Viseling, Iron Maiden, and/or Psychosis Crawler to punish players for drawing cards or hurt them when you do. Phyrexian Metamorph, Sculpting Steel, and Rite of Replication really help pull this strategy off.

Have fun, and draw cards!


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.81
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