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Wasitora: Mother of Cat Dragons

Commander / EDH BRG (Jund) Control

MegaMatt13


Description

Wasitora's combat damage trigger is a win-win: either force an edict effect on your opponent or create an adorable 3/3 flying token. The deck largely runs as a control deck with Wasitora swinging in for the kill. Double Strike enablers and extra combat steps help Wasitora get more triggers.

Description is a work in progress...please offer feedback and upvote if you like.

Wasitora herself is the main win condition. She needs protection to avoid getting priced out. Also, haste enablers ensure she can connect the turn she comes into play.
Wasitora can't do all of the controlling. The deck has a lot of targeted removal and boardwipes to keep the battlefield clear for Wasitora.
Extra combat steps and double strike enablers ensure that Wasitora gets extra triggers each combat (and add up the Commander damage more quickly)
With all the killing that Wasitora does, the deck includes multiple cards that benefit from death.

Updates

Playtesting with Wasitora a few times, I'm finding that the deck seems to want to keep the board clear with Wasitora (and other removal) and gradually beat down opponents with Wasitora herself. Her token generation isn't consistent (more often I want to attack someone who DOES have a creature so that Wasitora can force them to sacrifice it). I've taken out some of the token synergies and added a bit more "death matters" cards. I'm wondering if I should continue to focus in this direction or try to make the token generation work more. Any thoughts on this would be apprectiated

Comments

NV_1980 says... #1

This deck looks exquisite! This may not be all too helpful for you but I wouldn't know what to change to make it even more terrifying. Maybe Dragonmaster Outcast? It synergizes well with a lot of your other cards.

October 1, 2017 1:17 p.m.

MegaMatt13 says... #2

NV_1980, thanks for your feedback! In most decks I find Dragonmaster Outcast to be too slow. In here I could potentially see it working though. I'm thinking I need more token generation and the outcast's tokens are certainly powerful

October 2, 2017 3:34 p.m.

MegaMatt13 says... #4

TheWallinator74: I really like the suggestion of Bear Umbra as it adds protection to Wasitora and gets her power up to 7 (important for commander damage). Runes of the Deus again is a possibility since overall it would buff her power to 7 and give her double strike.

Aggravated Assault would definitely be added if I owned a copy. It's a little pricey but I'll definitely add it if I pick one up.

I considered Hellkite Charger but my problem with it has always been 7 mana for the ability. That's a heck of a lot. Similar problem with Rage Reflection. It was a good option before they printed Blood Mist and Berserkers' Onslaught which are cheaper.

Thanks for your suggestions as I will seriously consider picking up Bear Umbra and Runes of the Deus :)

October 3, 2017 3:44 p.m.

Enral says... #5

Looks sweet! Great ideas +!

October 3, 2017 7:40 p.m.

OMD_Swagger says... #6

Looking good! Feel free to check out my take on her for some inspiration.

October 4, 2017 3:54 p.m.

Likea45 says... #7

Assault Strobe?

October 5, 2017 12:59 a.m.

Gadianten says... #8

You seem to have the offensive and control aspects of your deck down but it seems to be lacking defensive options; some useful options you might consider would be Yavimaya Hollow, Asceticism and although not entirely defensive Volrath's Stronghold should prevent you from getting priced out on your commander.

I think that TheWallinator74 has the right idea on the infinite combat enablers with Hellkite Charger and Aggravated Assault powered by Savage Ventmaw, Bear Umbra, Nature's Will and Sword of Feast and Famine. If possible I would try and add all of them as they assure some redundancy in enabling the combat damage combo and the mana generators on their own are massively useful.

Another angle to consider for your deck is reanimation, as your commander and deck in general seems well geared to making things dead, so why not capitalize on that with a few cards like Reanimate, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni or Sepulchral Primordial?

October 7, 2017 8:44 p.m.

TransMarx says... #9

Love this deck <3

October 8, 2017 4:14 p.m.

majin_shinsa says... #10

Key to the City makes her unblockable and you get to filter cards.

October 10, 2017 11:57 a.m.

MegaMatt13 says... #11

OMD_Swagger: Really like your different take on the deck. Your version is definitely more dragon-tribal than mine. I like that Wasitora supports going in different directions :)

majin_shinsa: I haven't found that I really need to make Wasitora unblockable. With both flying and trample (and quite often double strike), she almost always connects and gets a trigger. Appreciate the suggestion!

Gadianten: I agree that the deck could use some more protection for Wasitora. That is why I have ordered both Hammer of Nazahn and Bear Umbra. Both protect her and get her power up to 7 (important for commander damage). The two lands you suggested are great but I don't own them and they are a bit expensive. My copy of Asceticism is sitting in another deck where it is more needed, but I could see it swapping over here.

In terms of infinite combat steps, I try to purposely avoid combos in my decks. I used to play with them and would get bored of my decks quite quickly. To each their own but for me...combos aren't really my cup of tea. I still agree that some of those cards are just worth getting on their own. As I said I'm waiting on Bear Umbra in the mail. Aggravated Assault is also on my list of cards to eventually pick up. May get Nature's Will too.

Totally agree about reanimation. I was thinking of adding Animate Dead and/or Necromancy as cheap reanimation spells. Just don't know what to cut. Any suggestions on cuts would be greatly appreciated!

October 10, 2017 12:12 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.54
Tokens 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, 3/3 Beast, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, Monarch
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Top rank #8 on 2017-10-11
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Revision 8 (6 days ago)

+1 Runes of the Deus main
-1 Atarka, World Render main
+1 Scavenger Grounds main
+1 Bear Umbra main
-1 Mountain main
-1 Elemental Bond main
-1 Bear Umbra maybe
-1 Runes of the Deus maybe
-1 Necromancy maybe

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