Do you want to absolutely destroy your opponents? Is someone running a deck you absolutely hate? Then this deck is NOT for you! The holidays are coming, and Christmas isn't about being GOD. It's about GIVING. The magic of this deck is about giving your opponents gifts. So many gifts.

Here's the original deck which is the blueprint for this Christmas special.


The Ultimate Budget Way to Troll EVERYONE

Commander / EDH chosenone124

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Why Bant?

Green is the color of your Christmas tree. White is the color of your Christmas snow. Blue is the color of...


BUILDING SANTA'S WORKSHOP


The end goal of the setup is: having all your creatures on the battlefield, having infinite mana, and having infinite recusion by setting up an infinite blink of Eternal Witness or Greenwarden of Murasa. Also Vedalken Orrery. There are two major paths to achieve this

Self Mill

Have a Snapcaster Mage in hand and Living End in either your graveyard or your library. Use one of the following comboes to mill every card in your deck:

Now cast Snapcaster Mage in order to cast Living End, recurring every creature in your library.

Use Eternal Witness or Greenwarden of Murasa to recur Vedalken Orrery.

Due to the nature of copying effects and simultaneous ETB, Clever Impersonator will be unable to copy a target. Have it copy nothing and put it back into your graveyard.

Use Ancestral Statue to bounce Pestermite to your hand. Finally pair Ancestral Statue to Deadeye Navigator. Use one of the infinite mana comboes (in the next section) to cast Vedalken Orrery.

Now you can blink any creature at instant speed by simply blinking Ancestral Statue with Deadeye Navigator, bounce any creature, and recast it at instant speed. Do this for Eternal Witness/Greenwarden of Murasa to recur Clever Impersonator, Strionic Resonator, and Soul Foundry. Now bounce Pestermite.

Cast Strionic Resonator and Soul Foundry, using the former to copy the latter's imprint, imprinting Clever Impersonator and Pestermite.

Now, when you activate Soul Foundry, you get a copy of both Clever Impersonator and Pestermite, which will untap your Soul Foundry. This, combined with your infinite mana, allows you to make infinite copies of Clever Impersonator which copies any other nonland permanent. You can use this to fortify your blink combo (which is currently weak to counters) by making a Clever Impersonator copy of Deadeye Navigator, blinking Eternal Witness/Greenwarden of Murasa and binding it to the copy.

Infinite Mana + Thrasios, Triton Hero

Have Thrasios, Triton Hero in your hand, field, or command zone. Use one of the following infinite mana combos:

Use Thrasios, Triton Hero to draw every nonland card in your deck (and put the lands onto the battlefield). Cast Deadeye Navigator and pair it with Eternal Witness/Greenwarden of Murasa. Recurring as necessary, cast Strionic Resonator and Soul Foundry. By copying its imprint ability with the resonator, imprint both Clever Impersonator and Pestermite. Cast Vedalken Orrery. Cast all your other creatures.

Now that we have a workshop, we can make the toys! Oh wait, almost forgot the elves. We can't have a workshop without elves!

When you think of Santa's elves, you picture Deranged Hermit right? Make about 50 copies.


DELIVERING THE PRESENTS


The best presents are in boxes. That's why you'll be delivering Jhoira's Toolbox , Sorcerer's Strongbox , and Teferi's Puzzle Box to everyone!

Recur and cast Mycosynth Lattice, Jhoira's Toolbox , Sorcerer's Strongbox , and Teferi's Puzzle Box.

Make a copy of each of the boxes for each of your opponents.

Deliver the copies with Shifting Loyalties . Now, you don't want to take anything valuable they own, so just take lands. After all, it's Christmas, and they have to exchange presents with you!

Remember, no one should be lacking in gifts during the holidays! So whenever one of their boxes leaves their side of the field, just give them a new one! (in exchange for the lands)

But wait! One of your opponents is complaining about your "land screwing them and tapping them down in exchange for useless cards" That's not Christmas spirit! It's time for...


THE NAUGHTY LIST


For the scrooges in your playgroup, they need to learn about the spirit of Christmas. Here are the spirits of Christmas past, present and future!

Christmas Past

To relive Christmas past, the scrooge needs to start from his roots. Give your opponent a Lich's Mirror and Transcendence . Jump start his journey with a nice warm life giving hug, Congregate !

Oh wait, that breaks the game doesn't it... Oh look at the time, it's almost midnight! Let's look at the next ghost...

Christmas Present

Christmas isn't about violence! It's about love and peace! Give your opponent the gift of Statecraft and Touch of the Eternal ! Now, he will learn how to make peace with his foes as he frantically tries to build his boardstate to the point his life total isn't in danger of instant death! Friendship is so beautiful.

Christmas Future

Though we celebrate in merriment now, we still have to look to times ahead. Allow me to present to you, Illusions of Grandeur. What does this card hold for our dear opponent's future? Only time will tell. Speaking of the future, give them Thought Lash.


THE END OF CHRISTMAS


Now we all know that Christmas never really ends. But temporally speaking in relation to your calendar, it ends.

Give all of your opponents copies of Platinum Angel.

Hit them all with Congregate .

Give them all Transcendence and Lich's Mirror.

What you do next, only depends on you :).

What isn't explicitly said, but let's you ruin their fun.

Remember that you have Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger which combined with your land thievery is a pretty harsh mana starvation.

Domineering Will is really trolly. Keep that in mind.

Overwhelming Denial let's you control your opponent's spells.

Teferi's Puzzle Box means that your opponent's hands are completely unpredictable, because remember, every opponent has one, causing multiple wheels per turn (which is also incredibly annoying).

Cultural Exchange doesn't target the creatures it steals. This means that you can randomly force creature swaps at your whimsy.

Using infinite recursion and infinite mana, you can use Gideon, Ally of Zendikar's ultimate infinite times, so all your creatures will permanently have +/+. Remember that thing about infinite Deranged Hermits? Yeah those Squirrels are slightly bigger now.

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