Missing a Combo Deck!
Posted on June 11, 2018, 12:58 a.m. by NapoleonBonaparte
Hello everyone!! I've been realizing as of late that I am sorely missing a combo deck from my arsenal. To be honest I'm not incredibly familiar with EDH and all the combos and commanders available for them, so I need your help!!
I'm not picky about color combination or anything like that I just prefer to stray away from using Storm cards like Grapeshot and Empty the Warrens (I personally hate storm and everything about it). I'm also not picky about the kind of combos. They can be infinite, or just game winning or just a couple cards that synergize very well together. It can even be something as silly as "I cant lose the game" or "You cant win the game". Bonus points if I can kill everyone with Scapeshift shenanigans!!
I do ask that the deck be relatively consistent because it feels bad when your deck can only do its thing 30% of the time.
Also, if there is some deck that has like 20 different combos in it at once I would be very interested!
Budget is around $400-500!
Thanks for reading and happy building!
A)Play a artifact creature.
B)Sac it to find Paradox Engine.
C)Play second artifact creature to untap Arcum.
D)Sacrifice it to find Citanul Flute.
F)Use Flute to find zero drop creatures like Memnite for lots of free Arcum taps.
H) finally go get Walking Ballista play it for a stupid amount and kill the table by removing the 1/1 counters
I run 0 to 2 cmc creatures.
June 11, 2018 3:43 a.m.
Continuing with the artifact theme you might look at Breya, Etherium Shaper. There are dozens of ways for the deck to go off with and without her. Some of the better combos are done with Nim Deathmantle and Ashnod's Altar. Although any free sac outlet with something like Myr Retriever and Disciple of the Vault, Reckless Fireweaver, or Marionette Master will kill the table.
Another to think about is Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons. I retired my own version, Mistress of Poisons, because it was able to win much too early for it to feel "fair" at my table. Comboing turn 3 is difficult but not impossible and I wasn't even close to optimal on tutors...
June 11, 2018 4:44 a.m.
If you want a less competitive, more janky route, you can always just grab a random 5-color commander (I'd say Cromat would be the best as an infinite mana sink) and throw in all the tutors Diabolic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Enlightened Tutor, Mystical Tutor to tutor for tutors, etc. along with all the 2-card combos in magic. Palinchron + Mirari's Wake and Deadeye Navigator. All the different possible Splinter Twin/Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combos, etc.
June 11, 2018 10:26 a.m.
June 11, 2018 10:27 a.m.
Karmic Guide + Reveillark + Any sac outlet is infinite leaves and enters the battlefield triggers, plus whatever bonus you get for the sacrifice. Alternatively Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker goes infinite with a ton of things, like Restoration Angel or Zealous Conscripts
June 11, 2018 10:56 a.m.
Well if you are interested in a non-infinite combo deck I suggest trying out my Tishana, Voice of Thunder combo deck. It's very explosive and consistent and well within your specified budget. The version of it I have online here is optimized for 1v1 online play, but just swap the PoK out for a Sol Ring and you should be good. I have had so much fun playing the deck, I just want to share it with everyone so other people discover it too. Its just wholesome family fun. You ramp faster and bigger than most decks, draw a ton of cards, and usually win all at once. It's great.
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June 11, 2018 10:56 a.m.
I very much enjoy Karador, Ghost Chieftain combo decks that use Boonweaver Giant and Pattern of Rebirth (or Protean Hulk ) to fetch the Reveillark and friends combo. It is a very consistent set of combos, is hard for opponents to stop without having multiple cards dedicated to graveyard hate, builds with a package of toolbox etb creatures and creature based tutors that can be recurred to keep people in check, can be played without needing to combo off to win since it rebuilds easily after board wipes.
June 11, 2018 10:59 a.m.
Scapeshift might work quite well with Omnath, Locus of Rage and an effect like Purphoros, God of the Forge or similar effects. This deck is quite straight forward and under your budget, giving you a chance to make another combo deck [can you have too many? ;)]
For another idea take a look at this token strategy Tokens!.
I recently came up with a lifegain strategy geared more towards general damage Karlov Lifegain.
Hope you find some inspiration :).
Also, Animar is probably one of the more combo centric generals.