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Winning is Fun!

Commander / EDH

hebleb


Description

This deck is all about winning! Well, cards that say "you win the game" anyway.

The main win cons are Approach of the Second Sun, Felidar Sovereign, Epic Struggle, Helix Pinnacle, Near-Death Experience, Celestial Convergence, and Test of Endurance. But if you can't seem to get there with those, we still got Exsanguinate/Debt to the Deathless, Vraska the Unseen, and Craterhoof Behemoth.

So basically it's all about doing 1 of 3 things: Having a lot of CREATURES, MANA, or LIFE. Or all of the above :) With the exception of Near-Death Experience and Approach of the Second Sun

To pilot it, all you have to do is look at your opening hand, if you have one of your win cons, tutor for its supporting cards or vice versa. (For example, if you have Near-Death Experience, tutor for Plunge into Darkness)

Note that having flash is a godsend in here, so Vedalken Orrery and Vernal Equinox is a must.

Ghave, Guru of Spores is really not that important but he is the best commander with these colors for this deck since he can help create more creatures.

Mortal Combat and Darksteel Reactor were cut for having too many supporting cards which freed up a lot more space for the other win cons.

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PTsmitty says... #1

I like the deck idea. How does it play if you do not have one of your "win now conditions" in your starting hand? I feel there is something I could recommended, but hard to review the entire deck over a phone. I can check it out more later when I have access to a computer.

August 26, 2017 7:56 p.m.

hebleb says... #2

@PTsmitty, thanks! With my experience, it is very rare that you will go the whole game without at least one of them, whether it's from drawing one of the many tutors or just naturally drawing one. I suppose you can get unlucky but there will always be SOME way of winning :P

August 26, 2017 10:38 p.m.

PTsmitty says... #3

I was able to review your deck, and I am not sure if there is much more I could actually recommend. Perhaps Chromatic Lantern to replace Darksteel Ingot? I was also wondering if recursion through green would be a good idea just in case someone destroys your win condition or counters something important. A few cards that come to my mind are Regrowth, Eternal Witness, and Greenwarden of Murasa. Another thought that came to my mind is Liliana Vess for hand disruption for your opponent and an additional card draw option. The odd ball card I noticed was Entreat the Angels. I know it is there for token production, but if you draw it early I fear it will just be a dead card in your hand. Just a few thoughts for you. Looks like it could be a fun deck to play.

August 27, 2017 10:52 a.m.

Since you run both Avenger of Zendikar and Craterhoof Behemoth, Tooth and Nail is basically another win-condition. You could either pull one of the less broken/higher costed tutors out for T+N or maybe Congregate? I get that Congregate is a decent card and you're probably going to gain a fair bit of life since you're looking to make a lot of tokens, but how does it really help you win the game? You've got Felidar Sovereign and Test of Endurance (and I guess you could count Storm Herd) as life based win-cons but you have Debt to the Deathless, Exsanguinate and Fumigate to gain you life and all of those cards do more stuff than just gain you life. Instant speed is nice on Congregate too but I feel like there would be a good number of situations when you draw it and there are no creatures on board and it becomes a dead draw. Just some food for thought.

August 28, 2017 11:38 a.m.

hebleb says... #5

@jakeelephant006 @PTsmitty, thank you! I forgot about Tooth and Nail. Also added Chromatic Lantern

August 29, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Doubling Season Primal Vigor Grave PactHardened Scales

Also, you're missing the infinite combo with Food Chain, which is what makes ghave competitive :)

August 30, 2017 12:44 p.m.
August 30, 2017 12:51 p.m.

Scratch food chain, you dont run enough creatures for it to be of use

August 30, 2017 12:53 p.m.

Paladin_11111 says... #9

Where's your Doubling Season? :) Love this build. +1

August 31, 2017 9:34 a.m.

Kyln says... #10

If you want to get to 20 creatures you could add Rhys the Redeemed for doubling every turn.

August 31, 2017 11:41 a.m.

joshposhua says... #11

Second Harvest is a 4 drop instant that doubles your tokens, and possibly multiply them by 6 if you have your token doubling enchantments out

September 1, 2017 5:09 p.m.

hungry000 says... #12

Aetherflux Reservoir to help gain life and win at the same time? doesn't have the "you win the game" clause though.

September 1, 2017 11:40 p.m.

joshposhua says... #13

Honestly, aetherflux reservoir requires too much commitment to have it in a deck that isn't dedicated to it

September 2, 2017 8:29 a.m.

Shredwick says... #14

September 4, 2017 9:44 a.m.

Birdland says... #15

Maybe include a Blighted Steppe?

September 7, 2017 7:37 a.m.

fhowe36 says... #16

I would definitely include Phage the Untouchable

September 7, 2017 1:12 p.m.

Like this deck alot. Include phage.

But more importantly perhaps no Platinum Angel ? Include platinum angel its hilarious. Might include Iona, Shield of Emeria also if you want insult to injury.

September 10, 2017 11:23 a.m.

Thoughts on Platinum Angel for your "win the game" theme?

September 12, 2017 4:01 p.m.

me2tal says... #19

Never thought Helix Pinnacle was any good - but it has win condition in it?

The other way around so don't know if fits either Abyssal Persecutor

September 13, 2017 9:26 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.86
Tokens 0/1 Plant, 2/2 Cat, Elspeth, 1/1 Warrior, 1/1 Soldier, 4/4 Angel, 1/1 Assassin, 1/1 Pegasus
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-1 Demonic Tutor main
+1 Demonic Tutor main
-1 Vraska the Unseen main
+1 Elspeth, Sun's Champion main
+1 Vraska the Unseen main
-1 Elspeth, Sun's Champion main
-1 Doubling Season maybe
-1 Rhys the Redeemed maybe
-1 Grave Pact maybe
-1 Primal Vigor maybe
-1 Phage the Untouchable maybe