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The Statistically Most Unique 5 Color EDH Deck

Commander / EDH Casual Combo Five Color



Explanation of the Deck's Strategy

This deck is a non-competitive combo deck; it is designed to be fun to play, hopefully resilient to boardwipes, and explosive in the endgame. The primary goal is to get as many of the manadorks online as possible and then cast Jeskai Ascendancy followed by any non-creature spell. This should lead to a chain reaction of drawing cards and untapping the manadorks, floating immense amounts of mana, leading up to a Villainous Wealth to exile two opponents' entire libraries by copying it with Cloven Casting. Life makes all your lands into creatures so they can untap with the Jeskai Ascendancy trigger too, accelerating the mana buildup. Furthermore, Cryptolith Rite makes all your creatures into manadorks to help contribute even more to the mana buildup. A good example of going crazy with this deck is having Mana Reflection in play with Bloom Tender, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, and Progenitus. Bloom Tender will tap for double , then Selvala will tap for 30 mana of any color. There are a number of cantriping engines to ensure you keep drawing fuel to build up the mana: Zendikar Resurgent and Temur Ascendancy to draw you cards when you cast creatures or big ones enter the battlefield ( Knight of New Alara will even help make your small creatures big enough to draw off of Temur Ascendancy), The Gitrog Monster to draw another card when you discard a land from the Jeskai Ascendancy trigger, Selvala, Explorer Returned does double duty as a big mana engine, although only green, and also drawing you a card for each Jeskai Ascendancy trigger (since she untaps each time).

Explanation of the Title

It has been pointed out that this deck is not unique because there are other 5 color decks, some even run Progenitus as the general. I'm not trying to refute that point, since it is fairly obvious, but instead I'm trying to demonstrate that my deck is fundamentally different in its goals. There are good creatures in this deck but the only ones really meant to attack are Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder and Maelstrom Archangel. Rafiq of the Many and Finest Hour are in the deck purely to makes the two previously mentioned cards even better or to be an emergency kill switch with Progenitus to eliminate a player who is being degenerate or about to win. The final alternate wincon is using all of that mana to activate Legacy Weapon X times where X is the number of permanents your opponents control.

Why should you Upvote or care about this deck at all?

Because it's probably one of the most unique and fun decks ever designed and certainly one of the most innovative on Tapped Out. I'm not trying to brag about the deck, these descriptions are objectively true: it is extremely fun to play, I've personally never seen anything remotely similar to it in the nearly 3,000 games of EDH I've played and if you look at every 5-color deck on Tapped Out (I did in late 2016), none of them remotely resemble this deck (having a few cards in common or running Progenitus as the general don't count).



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This a brilliant deck. I'm guessing you knew that already though. I like the fact this deck has a big fun element to it but yet it is still good enough to win quite often. My deck is Sliver Craze (Remastered). Check it out maybe.

January 5, 2017 7:17 p.m.

I'll give it a look. Thanks for the really kind and positive comments. It's very fun to play and leads to interesting games, and it is doubly nice to have ones work appreciated. EDH deckbuilding is an art form to me and all of my decks are art projects, maybe more than just game devices. There's a beauty to a well functioning deck.

January 5, 2017 7:58 p.m.

I love your passion for the game. I share a small fraction of the experience players like you have but I don't fall short for passion, interest or desire to play. I have been desperate to get out and play this. Sadly, I haven't been able to. I still haven't adjusted my deck yet and I'm without a people to play the game with. Where I live in the north of England there isn't a big fan base for MTG let alone people that play EDH. I went to a place near-ish to me and the people were really antisocial. I'm in the process of finding a new place to play. Also, thanks for following me. Your attention is much appreciated.

January 9, 2017 1:52 a.m.

Sure thing! I'd definitely encourage you to hang in there as EDH is such a rewarding format. Almost all of my friends I've found in adulthood have been through playing it. Do you listen to any EDH-related podcast? If not, check out Commanderin'. One of the hosts is an Englishman and I really enjoy their show. Also, try Cockatrice if you haven't before. You can export your decks directly from here and play them on there. Feel free to discuss things with me, and ask questions whenever you want. :)

January 9, 2017 9:39 a.m.

I've not listened to any podcast so I'll give Commandin' a listen some time. I'll have a look at Cockatrice too. Thanks for all the recommendations. I'll definitely come to you if I have any further questions.

January 9, 2017 10 p.m.

Sounds good. Make sure you look up Commanderin' and not Commandin' haha idk what you'll find there.

January 9, 2017 11:59 p.m.

It was a typo. I was meant to type Commanderin'. Anyway, I found it but I'll listen to it some other time.

January 10, 2017 12:32 a.m.

Haha I know, I was just kidding. Enjoy and good luck finding some cool people to play with.

January 10, 2017 1:02 a.m.

Holy crap! Cast Yidris as your first spell of the turn with Nexus out and you get three cascade triggers! That's impressive!

I think there's a way you could abuse Finest Hour though. Attack with Aurelia, the Warleader by herself, and you'll get TWO extra combat phases total because she'll trigger the enchantment AND herself, and attacking with her alone will also give her extra exalted triggers each combat phase, making her harder to kill via combat damage and much more dangerous! Is it a broken combo? Maybe, but I like the implications nonetheless! XD

March 18, 2017 3:02 p.m.

I've thought about adding Aurelia in too for this exact reason. It's really greedy and really colored-mana intensive but I'd like to try it sometime. Haven't worked with this deck in a long time but I may try it next time. If you like the deck, give it a +1, thanks!

March 18, 2017 3:12 p.m.

landofMordor says... #11

Love the name. You've also got access to Swarm Intelligence and/or some new Gods after HOU.

July 11, 2017 11:53 a.m.

Lol swarm intelligence is a great idea. I'm inclined to consider it even though it's monocolor. And scarab god is probably gonna make it just because he's great graveyard hate plus reanimation tech.

July 11, 2017 12:20 p.m.

No Paradox Engine? Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar may also be a consideration since it improves your draws and keeps you from decking yourself. Intruder Alarm would be another combo piece. You seem to have your heart set on Progenitus, but I actually think Karona, False God would be a superior general for this deck. It would open the door for a more token-based strategy which fits with much of what you're doing (lookin at Edric, Beck, Forays, Crypt Rite, etc.), and could include neat things like Elemental Mastery, Harvest Season, and Goblinslide. Still a cool deck though, good job.

July 11, 2017 10:09 p.m.

I am aware of all those cards and have stated reasons for not playing most of them in general. I'm trying to limit the number of monocolored cards to the minimum required for the manadorks and other critical mana ramp that is only achievable in green. I don't need a second Jeskai Ascendancy that's colorless. There's no doubt it would be good but this deck would be better if it didn't have any restrictions placed on it too. I enjoy building decks under specific restrictions because it makes them more interesting to me. Thanks for the feedback and upvote.

July 12, 2017 7:58 a.m.

You have soo many fun decks to look through, sorry if I'm suggested things you've already thought of.

could Utopia Tree be better than Deathrite Shaman? Don't have to worry about running out of lands to exile and always produces any color mana? Or mabye replace Noble Hierarch with it?

August 14, 2017 6:45 p.m.

Ha that's fine, I'm glad somebody is enjoying them. I do too haha, that's why I build so many. And I really love Deathrite in the deck because he's situational graveyard hate in addition to being a mana dork. I also just have Noble Hierarch because I had some from years ago and wanted to use them. It's most important that the mana dorks produce green mana anyways. I haven't had too many problems with it where I needed one of the 2 colors it can't make. The exalted has occasionally been relevant, and it definitely is with Progenitus since it means he only has to attack twice instead of three times.

August 14, 2017 11:52 p.m.

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