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The Goat Man and a Fish, Two Peas in a Pod

Commander / EDH Birthing Pod Combo Four Color Midrange Twin

PlattBonnay

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My attempt at porting an outdated modern deck (Kiki Pod) to EDH. Various creature combos with a midrange backup plan.

Current combo plans:
1. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel or Pestermite or Felidar Guardian
2. Archangel of Thune + Spike Feeder
3. Karmic Guide + Reveillark + Goblin Bombardment

Why partners?
Green based creature centric midrange decks often have games where they can produce a lot of mana, but have nothing to do with it. Thrasios, Triton Hero helps to mitigate that problem, acting as a source of card advantage while you are assembling your gameplan and figuring out what you need, and being an infinite mana sink if you end up going that route. Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder is less useful, and only gets played when you are on the midrange beatdown plan or when you need a 4CMC creature to pod into Kiki, but having applications means that he is better than the alternative; Akiri, Line-Slinger. This list was originally a 5c list with a placeholder commander, but when I realized that black was contributing the least to the deck (some tutors and one other combo), I was able to move to commanders that actually have text while keeping the integrity of the deck intact.

Why not Mana Drain or Counterspell or (insert any number of counterspells here)?
This list is never going to be able to play the role of the control deck, the countermagic is just to protect my own gameplan, so choosing counterspells that were easier to cast was my priority. With a 4c mana base, I wanted to allieviate some of the stress on the mana base by looking for easier costs to pay, with as few blue pips as I could get. The only UU counters that make the cut are the “free” one ( Pact of Negation ) and the one that doubles as a tutor for one of the most busted cards in the deck ( Muddle the Mixture ): Survival of the Fittest.


Currently on the chopping block:

Elvish Visionary
Coiling Oracle

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.55
Tokens 2/2 Morph, 1/1 Bird
Folders Uncategorized
Top rank #58 on 2018-06-26
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