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A very potent component of Yisan, the Wanderer Bard's kit is being able to cast him on turn 2. As such, there are a number of deck-building choices designed to consistently allow this to happen. Ways to accomplish this include:

Creatures
Enchantments
Artifacts
Spells
Lands
Arbor Elf
Burgeoning
Lotus Petal
Green Sun's Zenith
Ancient Tomb
Birds of Paradise
Carpet of Flowers
Sol Ring
Boreal Druid
Exploration
Elvish Mystic
Utopia Sprawl
Fyndhorn Elves
Wild Growth
Llanowar Elves

Using hypergeometric distribution, we can analyze that there is approximately a 74.54% chance that you will draw a hand with at least one component necessary to cast Yisan, the Wanderer Bard on turn 2.

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K = Number of enablers for turn 2 Yisan in the deck.
N = Number of cards in the deck, not including the commander.
n = Opening hand size, including the card drawn on the first turn.

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Umbral Mantle is the cornerstone for creating infinite mana in this deck. Using it in combination with the following generates infinite mana:

Temur Sabertooth also provides a way to combo by using one of the above 3 creatures, Wirewood Symbiote, and a 1-drop elf. Tap the big mana producer for at least 5, untap it with Wirewood, bounce Wirewood with Sabertooth, and re-cast Wirewood and the 1-drop elf. Repeat this process, netting at mana each time.

Seeker of Skybreak can generate infinite mana if equipped with Illusionist's Bracers, and you control another mana-producing creature. Simply tap Seeker to put two instances of "Untap target creature." on the stack. Have one target Seeker, and the other target your mana producer. In response to both abilities, tap the mana producer to generate mana. The end result is new mana in your mana pool, and both creatures untapped. Repeat ad infinitum.

Umbral Mantle's effectiveness extends beyond creating infinite mana. Attaching it to Yisan, the Wanderer Bard after generating infinite mana allows you to activate him as many times as is desirable.

Temur Sabertooth provides a powerful use for infinite mana in its ability to let you return and re-cast creatures indefinitely. Bouncing some of these creatures results in game-winning scenarios. Among the best creatures to bounce and cast are:

However, a powerful fallback when you don't have Temur Sabertooth or a creature to bouce is Genesis Wave to put all of your permanents in play. From that point, you should be able to proceed with the Temur Sabertooth combos.

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20% Casual

80% Competitive





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Date added 1 year
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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.61
Tokens 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, 3/3 Beast
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Top rank #32 on 2017-07-12
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