The idea for this deck came from Episode 219 of The Mana Pool, my long-running casual Magic podcast. We have a segment called Story Circle, where we randomly choose a card build around and then take turns adding to the deck a card at a time. For EDH, we randomly choose a general and go from there. I took some of the ideas from that deck and ran with them to create this.

Johan gives your creatures a sort of pseudo-vigilance if he doesn't attack, and I wanted to capitalize on that. Since I'll be safe from swingback, I wanted to get lots of bonuses from attacking. And since my guys will all be untapped, I wanted several ways to tap them for some nifty effect later.


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Wow, you picked some neat stuff to fill this out with.

March 7, 2012 9:21 p.m.

Just heard about the deck on the podcast. Love it! I had a box full of old cards, which included two Johans, so naturally I made a coupla Commander decks out of him. Nothing as good as this, because I've got a more limited card pool ...

To the point, why not Ajani VengeantMTG Card: Ajani Vengeant instead of Goldmane? Also, where's the Command TowerMTG Card: Command Tower or Savage TwisterMTG Card: Savage Twister?

March 12, 2012 10:30 a.m.

Ajani GoldmaneMTG Card: Ajani Goldmane makes my guys bigger permanently. In the deck where I probably want to attack frequently, that seems better. And for some reason I've only got one Command TowerMTG Card: Command Tower in a deck because I forget I have the stupid things. I'll probably throw one in at some point. As far as Savage TwisterMTG Card: Savage Twister...I dunno. Didn't see a real need for it really. If it turns out I need one, I'll throw it in there.

March 21, 2012 7:26 p.m.

You have Seedborn Muse in your main and your maybeboard. :P

I just snagged a copy of Johan , and I'm using your deck to get some ideas. :)

November 21, 2012 11 a.m.

i think that Stangg would be interesting

February 20, 2014 10:15 p.m.

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Date added 5 years
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.10
Tokens */* Avatar, 2/2 Wolf, 2/2 Cat, 1/1 Saproling, 1/1 Soldier, 4/4 Angel, 1/1 Myr
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