Xantcha deck with a small dose of forced combat, pillowfort, reanimator, and group slug effects. Plays a bit politick-y, often starting with which lucky player first gains control of our commander. Some neat synergies with Xantcha and cards like Errantry or Silent Arbiter serve to lock out the rest of a player's creatures from attacking. Treacherous Link is a cute way of burning a player for 13 with Blasphemous Act, and doubles the damage dealt by Pestilence effects. It's best played on Xantcha itself so as to protect it from any poor combats and to amplify the hurt on our chosen player. Pestilence and Pyrohemia are also great at keeping the board clear of tokens and more frail utility creatures while Xantcha survives.

Some less-than-usual sweepers are included, too. AEther Snap to deal with planeswalkers and tokens, and Void as a tune-able wrath to spare Xantcha while dealing with other troublesome creatures (and/or artifacts!). Thoughtseize, Pyroblast, and Red Elemental Blast all serve to disrupt typical blue play, and never lack for a good target. Sadistic Sacrament is included to help mitigate combo decks and hard-to-deal with cards.

Dread, No Mercy, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Koskun Falls, and Crawlspace all serve to discourage or outright prevent attacks to me.

Big mana finishers like Comet Storm, Exsanguinate, or just Xantcha's ability itself are powered by the typical combo of Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, as well as by Crypt Ghast, Nirkana Revenant, Neheb, the Eternal, and Treasonous Ogre. Other finishers include oneshot cards like Hatred and Tainted Strike, as well as Insurrection-lite Mob Rule.

Thanks for any comments and suggestions.


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.53
Tokens 3/3 Ogre, Gold, 1/1 City's Blessing, Monarch
Folders Uncategorized, Uncategorized, cool decks i want to build, Deck's I like, EDH, Refrence
Top rank #4 on 2018-12-12
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-1 Kolaghan's Command main
+1 Read the Bones main
-1 Faithless Looting main
+1 Marchesa's Decree main
+1 Kolaghan's Command side
-1 Read the Bones side
+1 Faithless Looting side
+1 Braid of Fire maybe