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The Great Depression Tazri Budget 40$

Commander / EDH Allies Budget Five Color


Oh my God!! Now it's under 50 dollars!! This is insane!

An aggro deck that consist in put a lot of Allies on the battlefield and use the triggers to bring death to your enemies.

Why Tazri?

I want to play with an general that's really a General and use a tribal theme.

Two points. First: 5 colors. Second: Who do not love to save some money?

How Tazri

First you will spend some turns droping tapped lands and ramp cards, after this you can start to deploy your allies, Resolute Blademaster, Mirror Entity and Tajuru Warcaller are the ones you want to find for the final strike, that's when Tazri shows her face, search for one of this and swing for victory.

The deck was built with the intention to save money, with the constant increase of the exchange rate between Dollar and Real I was forced to go pretty low . I wanted an aggro deck with a general that I like.

Let's talk about positive and negative aspects:

Negative: Deck is vulnerable to wrath effects and life gain, because these cards makes difficult to put pressure on the board and lead the game to a mid or end stage, in this situation your enemies can make some creatures or enchantments that your Allies can't resolve, like a Propaganda+Windborn Muse.

Positive: It's difficult to the enemies to deal with creature after creature causing damage and making some sort of effect. The reanimator strategy with the creatures that give haste on the list makes the final effort to steal the win.

After all beeing said, the main goal is put a couple of allies on the board and overwhelm the opponents with all the pressure they provides.

Zada, Hedron Grinder + Cloudshift/Momentary Blink will copy the blink effect in all allies on your battlefield causing all of then to trigger, put the more powerfull ones for last in the stack as they enter the battlefield first and "see" all other allies entering.

Arcane Adaptation and Turntimber Ranger infinite allies wolves.

Brago, King Eternal is a one card little combo, make all of your allies trigger can do big stuffs!


What are other cards that would help with the strategy outlined above?

Are there other good allies that I have forgotten?

How would you upgrade the land-base?

If possible, please include suggestions of cards to cut as well.

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Thank you all!!!


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EDHREC posted a Tazri article these days, of course we can't let it go without a reading.

As always they came with a extraordinary never seen strategy and one thing caught my eye, the Hidden Zada and target spells with draw. We already have some spells that target Zada to replicate the effect in a larger escale but if we could draw a card when doing this....

Currently the first Ally I always search is Sea Gate for draw, but without haste we need to wait one turn to activate, so I'm trying to incorporate the Zada's Draw strategy into our list in the form of Acrobatic Maneuver and Illusionist's Stratagem.

With this being said we have two strategies to follow until Tazri hits the board and searches a roomate, if we have one of the blinks spells in hand go for Zada, if don't go for Sea Gate.

I think having more drawing options is aewsome in our deck, it's not unusual to have the board cleaned by a wrath. Tell me what is your thoghts guys.

I would like to emphasize that user: mortalrage came with this idea over an year ago and I dind't see the interation with Zada and never putted then into the deck, thinking that the low cmc cost was better to do the "same" effect.


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