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The focus of this deck is to get as much value out of Yidris and multiple cascades as possible. Unlike many of the other decks I've seen online, I've elected to focus more on an aggro approach rather than a Storm approach and only time will tell if this was a wise move.

Since it's initial inception the deck has actually evolved and changed a fair bit. While it's still being fleshed out, the deck is moving in a direction I feel better about and has a smoother and more consistent focus.

As I had previously mentioned, the main theme of the deck is multiple cascades via combat. To achieve this, I've incorporated the following:

Aggravated Assault
Combat Celebrant
Hellkite Charger
Savage Beating
Scourge of the Throne
Seize the Day
World at War

These cards are the main engine that fuels Yidris' fury to its maximum potential. We can accomplish infinite combat phases through the use of cards like:

Bear Umbra
Nature's Will
Sword of Feast and Famine
Savage Ventmaw

Infinite combat means we could conceivably have a near infinite amount of cascade triggers stacking through Yidris. Cards like Fireshrieker and Rage Reflection only further the cause.

So how do we ensure we cascade into the cards we want/need at any given moment? Scrying and general top of deck manipulation help smooth out our cascades into the right sort of pain we need to bring. These cards include:

Thassa, God of the Sea
Sensei's Divining Top
Scroll Rack
Lim-Dul's Vault
Courser of Kruphix
Oracle of Mul Daya
Momir Vig, Simic Visionary
Temple of Epiphany
Temple of Malady
Temple of Mystery

These cards help smooth out the top of our deck to ensure our cascade triggers are used to the fullest. We also run a small tutor package in case we need a certain response ASAP.

Beseech the Queen
Demonic Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Mystical Tutor
Worldly Tutor

The latter three tutors are nice since they put cards on top of our deck to cascade into while Beseech the Queen can cost 3 mana but counts as CMC 6 allowing for bigger cascade targets. The ability to cast high CMC cards for cheap helps make Yidris' ability all the better. These cards include:

Blasphemous Act
Dig Through Time
Treasure Cruise

To fuel all of these high CMC cards, I've added in a fair amount of ramp to the deck to ensure when Yidris is taken out, we still get there on curve.

Rattleclaw Mystic
Wood Elves
Solemn Simulacrum
Birds of Paradise
Coiling Oracle
Unexpected Results
Skyshroud Claim
Sol Ring
Chromatic Lantern
Darksteel Ingot

Lastly, the deck generates a fair amount of card advantage beyond our Commander's ability. This achieved in a few different ways. Classic draw engines include:

Sylvan Library
Phyrexian Arena
Rhystic Study
Bloodgift Demon

Then we have advantage generated from either my spell casting or my opponents':

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus
Vial Smasher the Fierce
Jori En, Ruin Diver
Mind's Dilation
Keranos, God of Storms
Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Maelstrom Wanderer
Rashmi, Eternities Crafter
As Foretold

Lastly, we have a couple of cards to ensure we get value from the graveyard:

Eternal Witness
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

All in all the deck seems fun and solid. I'm not sure where it would fall into the Tier system in its present state but I'm happy with the deck for the most part. A few cards may still be coming/going.

Let me know what you think. What do you like about the deck? What would you take out and why? As always, +1's are also welcome!

Happy Cascading!


Updates Add

With the release of Amonkhet fast approaching, I felt it was time to evaluate some new cards for Yidris.

As Foretold is an incredible enchantment and strongly supports the deck's theme of getting as many free spells per card as possible. I think this will be an easy auto-include.

Combat Celebrant is quite a fragile creature but, much like, Yidris, may be worth the risk. The deck is built around additional combat phases and this creature provides another simply for attacking. He may replace Gonti, Lord of Luxury or another on of the additional combat Sorcery spells.

Cascading Cataracts is a hugely helpful land that will certainly be helpful in filtering late game. Plus, the fact it has "cascading" in the name is an extra flavor win.

Glorious End is another card that I'm currently watching in all of my decks that have Red. The fact I can use it to shut down another Yidris deck is great. While it's not a guarantee include for now, I've for my eye on it.

The Aftermath cards are also being evaluated to see if they are worth the space running. The new rules may be ultimately in our favor as it will bump up the CMC for cascading. These too are not guaranteed included but cards on my radar.

Let me know what you think I should add! Did I miss anything that would fit this deck's overall goal?


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 2 months
Exclude colors W

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.87
Tokens 0/1 Plant
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Top rank #23 on 2016-11-28
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