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Zur the Enchanter: Lessons Learned

Commander / EDH Control Enchantment Voltron WUB (Esper)

Forkbeard

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Ah, the naïve halcyon days of my fledgling forays into EDH. This was the first EDH deck I ever threw together. Although it sounds quaint now, at the time I didn't realize the rage and hate Zur tends to bring out, I simply thought he was neat. I soon realized that 'neat' is definitely not the word my friends would use to describe Zur. Like all Zur decks, it quickly earned a reputation and became despised by everyone in my play group for a couple of reasons - It won a lot and quite frankly it gets annoying for opponents to see answers to virtually anything tutor'd up every turn. He's kind of anti-fun - Zur deserves the hate.

With all of that in mind, I can't bring myself to dismantle the deck - The nostalgia is too strong! I would also say that this is a “fair” Zur deck. It's easy enough to go the full competitive/degenerate route ( Ad Nauseam + Doomsday style) but because I'm not a tournament EDH guy, for the sake of friendships I opted to stick with a generic Zur modus operandi voltron package with some Esper good stuff splashed in. That's not to say this build doesn't pack its fair share of douchebaggery, it does, but it's not on a cruel level like the competitive Zur builds out there. To keep things interesting for those rare occasions I dust off Zur, I continue to tweak this deck to add silly stuff along the lines of Nevermore or Council's Judgment , just for funsies.

So yes, lessons were learned. Finding that balance of what's fun for you, me...us. Clearly I didn’t learn these lessons fast enough. Let me introduce you to my second, equally loathed deck:


Uril, The Miststalker: Feast of the Beast

Commander / EDH Forkbeard

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