Ixalan came out a long time ago now. However, when I discovered Vona, Butcher of Magan, to me, it was a great oppotunity to make a good lifegain/control Orzhov deck.

To start:

Vona is a 4/4 for with lifelink and vigilance. Her ability is powerful if you succeed in having much life. In EDH, it is quite easy, because you start with 40hp.

Then, Vona can make a lot of value with her ability if you keep her on the board, combined with other control cards like Path to Exile or Hero's Downfall.


How to play it in multiplayer EDH?

As you certainly already know, the multiP EDH format can be quite horrible if your opponent's see you as a major threat. Vona is not really sneaky and has no self protection like hexproof or shroud. Yet, it is not that bad. Vona is important but not so much. You've got other good cards in your deck which can deal with your opponents' stuff.

You have to stay alive, to gain life, and set up your plan.

Main control cards.

Targeted control spell: Anguished Unmaking, Corrupt, Go for the Throat, Hero's Downfall, Mortify, Noxious Gearhulk, Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Tendrils of Corruption, Utter End, Vindicate

Boardwipes: Austere Command, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Merciless Eviction, Wrath of God, Fumigate.

Nevermore is also important. Use it to prevent your opponent's from casting a spell you fear, or just name a commander. This card is stupidly strong in the commander format.

Win conditions:

The main win condition is to attack wwith your creatures (thanks Sherlock), but you can see some strong creatures among them like Kokusho, the Evening Star, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Ormendahl, Profane Prince coming from Westvale Abbey  .

That's all for now. I'll try to make a better description in the future.

If you've got advice, suggestions, or just insults, don't hesitate! An Upvote is also appreciated, enjoy!


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

13 - 0 Mythic Rares

40 - 0 Rares

26 - 0 Uncommons

11 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.66
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Vampire Knight, 1/1 Human Cleric
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