"Your boss is quite a card player, Mr. Kelly; how does he do it? . . . "He cheats"

-The Sting

"The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for a lack of a better word, is good"

-Wall Street

Gonti, Lord of Luxury is the master of the theft and is ruled by greed. Here is a deck which maximizes Gonti's abilities to steal your opponents' cards and then use them against them.

Prepare your targets for the ultimate score with additional triggers from Panharmonicon and Strionic Resonator or produce clones with Blade of Selves , Mimic Vat , and Minion Reflector .

Every great heist requires a team of professionals:

The Muscle: Grave Titan and Marionette Master provide a force of tokens to do the heavy lifting.

The Idea Men: Sidisi, Undead Vizier , Dimir House Guard , Diabolic Tutor , Increasing Ambition , and Rune-Scarred Demon find the answers and necessary cards to execute the plan.

The Man on the Inside: Every great con needs a man on the inside to make sure the target doesn't get too suspicious, or in some cases, bail out our intrepid heroes when needed. Graveyard recursion cards like Hell's Caretaker , Phyrexian Reclamation , Cauldron of Souls , Phyrexian Delver , Volrath's Stronghold , and a number of instants/sorceries make sure this deck has ample ways to bring back important creatures and use their ETB abilities again.

Surveillance team: Demon of Dark Schemes , Massacre Wurm , Fleshbag Marauder , Merciless Executioner , Slum Reaper , Dictate of Erebos and a couple of board wipes keep the coast clear while the mark is set up.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury - steal all your opponent's stuff!

Kokusho, the Evening Star - make copies of to sacrifice and steal bunches of life (and why not double it with Strionic Resonator ?)

Maga, Traitor to Mortals - Use this deck's massive mana output alongside additional ETB triggers to one-shot a single, or multiple opponents.

Chainer, Dementia Master and Sepulchral Primordial - Raid your opponents' graveyards for useful creatures.

Once the goods have been stolen, the deck has a number of ways to bounce Gonti, Maga, or any of our other ETB creatures to strike again.

Skull Collector , Erratic Portal , and Voyager Staff all can return creatures to hand while Conjurer's Closet bounces creatures at the end of turn.

Thanks for taking a look and please +1 if you enjoy the deck. Suggestions are always welcome!


Updates Add

I have made some updates to the deck over time, but haven't actually noted them so here they are:

I added some more card draw options as I noted the deck was lacking in that aspect so I brought in Greed and Moonlight Bargain .

I only drafted Iconic Masters once, but that one time netted me a Sheoldred, Whispering One . She fits very well into this deck so I included her.

I included Bojuka Bog after getting burned one time. Basically the situation was my opponent's deck was about to go off next turn and Bojuka Bog would've saved the game by exiling his graveyard (I had Expedition Map in play), but much to my dismay I didn't actually have one in my deck.


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Date added 2 years
Last updated 1 month

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.88
Tokens 1/1 Servo, 2/2 Zombie, None Copy Clone, 0/1 Serf
Folders edh ideas, EDH, Decks, Uncategorized, Gonti
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