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The Mimeoplasm: Survival of the Fattest

Commander / EDH BUG (Sultai) Mill Reanimator


Like everyone, I was excited when the first 5 official Commander decks were released. I checked out the decklists often and there was one in particular that kept piquing my interest; Devour for Power. I've always been a fan of graveyard shenanigans + reanimate style of play and The Mimeoplasm just seemed like it would be a blast to throw down. And it is.

My deck started out like it's supposed to - Mill myself or get my own creatures in the graveyard in order to Mimeo up a formidable beast. And with cards like Buried Alive , Entomb , Jarad's Orders & Survival of the Fittest + whatever happens to be in my own graveyard for Mimeo snacks, that's still a factor. But you know what's more fun than reanimating your own creatures to kill your opponents with? Reanimating theirs & killing them with their own cards. Mimeo'ing up someone's Iona, Shield of Emeria is a thing of beauty.

And lo, milling and douchebaggery spread throughout the land. I've added a substantial mill theme and have had some success with it. It's rare that I actually mill someone out, but that's not really the point - it's all about fodder for Mimeo. Teaming up this deck alongside a Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker or Phenax, God of Deception deck in two-headed giant battles is just hilarious.

As for the usual Mimeoplasm tricks, I've won plenty of games Mimeo'ing up Putrefax / Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon + another giant for an instant death swing. Likewise, Gaea's Revenge + Death's Shadow / Emrakul, the Promised End / Impervious Greatwurm / Lord of Extinction is another insta-win Mimeo fan favourite. If that plan doesn't work, I've packed in a few additional cheeky, rage scoop inducing alternate win conditions:

  • Duskmantle Guildmage and/or Bloodchief Ascension + any big mill spell often spells death. Mindcrank will make sure that happens too
  • Spell Crumple / Hinder + Tunnel Vision (warning - people really hate this)
  • Sacrificing Lord of Extinction to Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord is usually lights out for the rest of the table
  • I've enjoyed tinkering with this deck over the years (arguably my most tinkered with deck) and I'm definitely not sick of playing it yet.

    Suggestions and comments welcome.

    Survival of the Fattest

    Survival of the Fattest


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