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A Breya combo deck, modified from the C16 Invent Superiority precon.

With the announcement of the 4-color Commander decks, I immediately went for all but green because I had a foil Swiftwater Cliffs and Scoured Barrens. I know, the value, right?

Anyways, I eventually moved on to working on other commander decks while the idea of a general gathered dust in the back of my head. I considered all but red too, but four colors in general was not my type.

Fast forward to months later, when the C16 precons were announced. I was interested in anything other than the popular commanders. I tried brewing up lists, with no avail, and slept on the idea some more.

I then decided to try making a deck around Breya, because most of the cards were already in the structure deck, and also I've always had a soft spot for Esper artifact generals. I then took some time and brewed up this list, and I'm going to be using it for a while. It focuses on combos and interactions between artifacts to win the game, and honestly it's a very consistent deck. :)

As with all the decks I make, there will be a budget. This deck will be around $260, and may rise as time goes on. :)

Note I will be upgrading the mana base first, so that will most likely be the best suggestions to make for the time being. Fetches here we go!

There is a turn two combo in this deck, but you will need 5 cards in your opening hand:

Grand Architect + Pili-Pala is a well-known combo, being able to produce infinite mana of any color. This allows us to cast and recast Breya from the command zone after sacking her with her own ability.

Here's how it plays out

T1: Island > Sol Ring > Pili-Pala

T2: Island > Grand Architect > Attack with Pili-Pala > tap Grand Architect for > untap Pili-Pala for > turn Pili-Pala blue, then proceed to produce infinite colored mana to cast Breya and saccing her to her ability ad nauseam.

A very unlikely hand, but it's possible.

  • Extremely consistent and easily-assembled combos

  • Artifacts

  • Lots of support for the deck's theme

  • Vandalblast or any artifact hate

  • People will most likely get bored of the infinite combos in the deck

  • Can get mana screwed rather easily due to being 4 colors. Luckily there's lots of color fixing

  • All of the wincons are via going infinite through the above mentioned combos. Usually either through swinging with infinite hasty thopters, infinite life drain or infinite damage. Beatdown is also viable because of Open the Vaults and Scrap Mastery. :)

    If you like the deck, upvotes/+1's are much appreciated, thanks!


    I just picked up a Gamble for the deck! This means I need 3-4 more tutors to complete the tutor line-up.

    I've also been debating upping the power level of this deck in adding the Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon /Dance of the Dead package once I acquire Entomb. I'll most likely take out the Sharuum combos because the extra cards do win with Breya combining out, but they're win-moar and I'd rather have more boardwipes and means of comboing out once I increase the budget.

    Doomsday might also be added in just because of how OP it is. Will have to build the deck around it a little more, but I shouldn't have too much of a problem with that.

    Pretty amazing and terrifying to see how this deck has evolved over the course of barely a year!

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    Addrum says... #1

    Just to note, your "Turn 3 combo" is in fact a turn 2.

    • T1: island > Sol Ring > Pili-pala

    • T2: island > Grand architect > attack with Pili-pala > tap Grand architect to make > use it to untap Pili-pala making > use it to make Pili-pala blue and then combo off.

    July 12, 2017 2 p.m.

    Triton says... #2

    Addrum thanks for the correction, will add! ;)

    July 12, 2017 3:35 p.m.

    Hockeyguy429 says... #3

    I think Brago, Whir of Invention, and Baral's Expertise Would do wonders in here.

    July 13, 2017 5:22 p.m.

    Triton says... #4

    Hockeyguy429 I don't see too much use of Baral's Expertise, since it's not that efficient in this deck. The CMC is kinda off-putting since I do have Cyclonic Rift to deal with boards, and it can double as spot removal. I'm planning on additionally getting Toxic Deluge sometime too to deal with annoying boards. I'd definitely recommend it for a more budget build!

    I think Brago is kind of appealing in this deck, untapping mana rocks is very nice. I'll consider him, and probably test him out, as I do have one in my trade binder. Whir of Invention is an amazing card, as any untapped creature with an EtB can be used to pay for it, and it can tutor for any artifact! The only real problem I have with it is the high CMC since usually with 5-6 mana I'm casting Ashnod's Altar or Nim Deathmantle. It is quite high on my consideration list, however!

    Thanks for all the suggestions!

    July 13, 2017 5:53 p.m.

    Hockeyguy429 says... #5

    The thing I love about baral expertise is that you can use it to save breya bouncing her to your hand and then you get to recast her for free

    July 14, 2017 7:13 a.m.

    Triton says... #6

    True, I'll consider it for now. I'll be able to test Brago in the 99 in a couple days when I'm with a friend haha.

    July 14, 2017 12:53 p.m.

    Addrum says... #7

    Baral's Expertise Is not an instant, so you can't use it to save Breya and replay her. For instant bounce there is Evacuation, which is good for opponents who don't expect non-targeted, non-destroying instant removal. Sometimes, bouncing is even more powerful than destroying.

    August 3, 2017 12:15 a.m.

    Triton says... #8

    Addrum It's a pretty good budget option, however I don't think it's too efficient for this deck... Cyclonic Rift is an absolute blowout and is also at instant speed. ;)

    With the topic of boardwipes, the only one that's amazingly efficient at what it does is Toxic Deluge. I'll ask around with fellow Breya players.

    I personally think this deck could do a bit more with interaction, and as you see with my update, I'm planning on adding/removing some cards in it soon.

    Might build a more casual deck with Sharuum at helm at this point sometime haha.

    August 4, 2017 5:39 a.m.

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    This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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    Avg. CMC 2.34
    Tokens 1/1 Thopter, Daretti, 1/1 Bird
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