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Zedruu: Lifegain + Group Pain + Shenanigans



Gain lots of life, abuse your lifetotal to win. Lifegain deck with some punisher.

infinitemana says...


Cards like Howling Mine that don't matter who controls them are good in these decks

May 31, 2013 6 p.m.

Dasistgutja says...


Where's the Donate !? :P

June 3, 2013 7:39 p.m.

hubatish says...


This looks pretty sweet. I have a Radha Kill Them All deck with a similar theme of bringing equal pain to everyone. Consider Spellshock , and Pyrostatic Pillar as more enchantments to give away, and maybe Fumiko the Lowblood or Heartless Hidetsugu to keep people's life totals down.

July 31, 2013 11:42 a.m.

Delandel says...


I really dig Spellshock! I'll be definitely adding that one. I'm more unsure of Pyrostatic Pillar as it's conditional. How has it worked out for you? Thanks, I was wondering if there were more group pain cards out there.

I've noticed that 1) lifegain draws aggro 2) group pain draws aggro. People go for me A LOT. I need to dedicate more card slots to protecting myself.

July 31, 2013 7:47 p.m.

Malanade1 says...


Howling Mine /Font of Mythos with Psychosis Crawler seems like it'd be pretty good for group pain

July 31, 2013 8:35 p.m.

hubatish says...


Pyrostatic Pillar does it's job pretty well for me - not as good as Spellshock but both really punish cheap smells more anyway (since you cast more of them). it probably also depends on your meta - if you play against a Mayael deck, it's probably not so good.

As for protection, people incorrectly assessing threats is unfortunate but happens all the time. After a few games they might learn you're not really who they should be targetting - life totals are not really that important in EDH - especially compared to lands and cards. Soul Snare could be a good rattlesnake here. Traditional group hug like Howling Mine might also be good.

July 31, 2013 9:02 p.m.

YerpyMoose says...


For Zedruu, Solitary Confinement is just straight synergistic. Also, for group pain that can be perceived as huggery, you might want to look into Forced Fruition .

August 26, 2013 11:40 p.m.

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 8 months
Legal formats None
Illegal cards Angelic Accord , Archangel of Thune
Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.33

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