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Uril, the Monster of the Mists ( <$50 Budget )

Commander / EDH Budget Competitive RGW (Naya) Voltron

SaltySpecula

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Description

This is a <$50 competitive Voltron deck with a special mechanic unique to Uril: Compound +1/+1. It's entirely possible with three auras to pump Uril to over 21/21 for lethal commander.

UPDATE: Budget price slashed! Down from < $75 to < $50!

Introduction

I've always been sick of people constantly fawning over stupidly overpriced cards as "the only way to win at magic", especially when said stupid people start suggesting to me to "take ideas from" $23,000 decks.

YoU cAn'T wIn UnTiL yOu SpEnD mOnEy!

Challenge Accepted.

I set out to do three things with this deck:

1: Make a deck that's easy enough for first time players to use, but deep enough for a master to utilize. Show

2: Make a deck cheap enough to entice new players and people with strict budgets. Show

3: Make a deck you could take to most tournaments and expect to win. Show

Commander

Uril has fascinated me for some time. With inbuilt hexproof and +2+2 for auras, there's no question he was designed specifically with Voltron decks in mind.

In the early days of EDH format, Uril was the 'boogyman' of EDH. In recent times, he's fallen out of favour as players go for more niche commanders.

Uril's value has not changed though, and with his colour range of Naya ( R/G/W ), he has access to two of the best three colours for aura enchantments ( Green and White ) plus all the fun that Red comes with.

Budget

The goal here is to keep this deck under $60AU ( which at time of creation was $49US ). A lot of hard choices and cuts had to be made to bring the price down from $300US-ish in it's first iteration.

The cards I would suggest for breaking the budget cap are in the 'maybe' list for anyone who wishes to look.

Win con

Play Uril. Enchant with Auras. Swing for lethal commander. That is all. It's entirely possible to start killing people turn 6 with this deck. It may not be pro tour competitive, but for it's budget price it's not far from it.

Suggestions

No card worth more than $1 will be considered. If it does not assist or provide either survivability, combat utility or compound +1/+1 effects, it will not be considered.

Results

So far, this deck has a respectibly high win rate. This deck has won 18/30 games played with it so far against very talented players with solid decks. Half of the losses were due to player error ( read as: Me being an idiot ).

Updates

Added further suggestion to the 'maybeboard'.

Also... NUMBER ONE RANKED DECK ON THE SITE TODAY BABY! :D

Thanks everyone, glad you all enjoy the deck enough. Hopefully, I've helped a few of you sink your teeth into EDH/Voltron or given you some ideas of your own. :)

Comments View Archive

AwesomeOctopus says... #4

you should add Bastion Protector to your maybe board. It's over your very strict limit, but its still cheap-ish and great for this kind of deck

September 13, 2017 2:09 a.m.

SaltySpecula says... #5

Huh, never knew Bastion Protector even existed. While I would normally auto include any aura that gives the commander indestructible regardless of price, my playgroups all run significant creature removal, not so much enchantment removal. It's too risky to run for that price.

September 13, 2017 2:38 a.m.

x12721 says... #8

Gryff's Boon is one of my favorite auras, and will end up giving Uril +3/+2 and flying, and the aura can be recycled from your graveyard!

September 13, 2017 11:38 a.m.

Weird_Frisbee says... #9

Hi, I really like this list and it is baller for being under $50, I love taking more "budget" routes and still beat thousand dollar decks, +1.

The only weakness I potentially see is this is weak to "target player sacrifices a creature" removal IE Doomfall and others, and I see you have Tajuru Preserver and I would also suggest Orbs of Warding (.45 cents) as a redundency option to Preserver. Orbs will also help agaisnt milling decks and also if you take on a Krenko EDH, which token decks might be the most viable option to outrace the voltron-ing of Uril.

Also I would suggest Tamiyo's Journal, albeit this is slow, getting to tutor for whatever you need out of your deck every 3 turns is handy and you can buy alot of time swinging with Uril.

Overall, nice deck! I would love to try and take it on with my voltron edh: Zur Prison.

September 13, 2017 12:03 p.m.

Adamaro says... #10

Rancor and Spirit Mantle should be able to fit your budget. Most of the maybeboard could be cut away due to high prices of those items, which will reduce some cluster on your list.

Dictate of Karametra is good, but you'll be helping out those pesky combo players as well. Zendikar Resurgent seems a little slow, and you won't be drawing many cards off of it. I could be very wrong as I've not played this deck ever though.

September 14, 2017 6:19 p.m.

SaltySpecula says... #11

Hi Adamaro! Rancor isn't good enough for it's price. I can get a lot of other things for 1 mana at a fraction of the price. It's "nice", but it's no Messenger's Speed, Hammerhand, Sigarda's Aid or Ethereal Armor. Not to mention there are many other sources of trample in the deck, plus with graveyard aura/enchantment recursion, it's extra ability is actually a downside. So it really doesn't offer much value.

I'm pretty hesitant about Dictate of Karametra. It's sole saving grace is flash, so I can bring it in before the end of the last player's turn. Zendikar Resurgent is there for the mana increase, the card draw is a small bonus.

September 14, 2017 6:36 p.m.

keithallenlaw says... #12

Up vote. Looks like a fun deck with the ability to win games. I have several expensive decks listed here and I am surprised they are only rated as casual. So yeah, you proved you don't need to spend a small fortune to have a fun winning deck. I'm putting this in my favorites and may build this. Thanks for listing your deck.

September 17, 2017 11:28 p.m.

franctos says... #13

is Bow of Nylea would be a good option in that deck??

October 8, 2017 10:39 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.03
Tokens Clue
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