Need help with rhys the redeemed.

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Posted on Feb. 1, 2019, 10:15 p.m. by Phillygreenman007

Rhys the Redeemed My main conflict is getting my cards down to 100. Theres so many good token cards, what is a link to yours, or ideas. And what do you prefer? Token instant and sorceries or actual creatures that make tokens.its making my head hurt with the possible combinnations. What works best for you

Unlife says... #2

I run a soul sister variant. A mix of creature, instant and sorcery speed token makers, plus plenty of life gain tigers. At the top end a few things like Craterhoof Behemoth and Eldrazi Monument gets the damage through. Link below.

Rhys the Redeemed (Chromatic Project)

Commander / EDH* Unlife


February 1, 2019 10:59 p.m.

awesomeandy33 says... #3

I went with more creature based, but also use those creatures for token generation as well...although I went more elf tribal theme with mine. I used my instant/sorceries for keeping the board clear, protection or boosting the swarm. Beastmaster Ascension is always a helper, especially with tokens, and with Cryptolith Rite and Paradox Engine things can get interesting.

This is my deck.

Elven Swarm

Commander / EDH awesomeandy33


February 1, 2019 11:15 p.m.

multimedia says... #4

Hey, you didn't include a link to your deck or have a Rhys deck in your profile?

I think token producers who are creatures or other permanents (Planeswalkers) far outweigh instants and sorceries because permanents can be repeatable sources of token creation much like Rhys himself is. Many repeatable sources of card advantage is one of most important things to have in multiplayer Commander. Walkers survive most board wipes that are played in Commander and board wipes are a big problem for tokens. Green gives you a lot of creature tutor options making it much easier to tutor for a specific creature then an instant or sorcery.

Rhys is a token producer from the Command Zone so technically you don't need a lot of other token producers, but cards like Mycoloth and Tendershoot Dryad can be no mana cost token engines each turn. Elf ramp is good with Rhys: Priest of Titania , Elvish Archdruid , and Joraga Treespeaker and Walker token producers are good cards to ramp into: Elspeth, Knight-Errant , Garruk Wildspeaker , Gideon, Ally of Zendikar , Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury , Garruk, Primal Hunter , Elspeth, Sun's Champion , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar . Walkers are busted with Doubling Season which is a good card have with tokens.

February 3, 2019 6:05 a.m. Edited.

Im thinking of going the superfriends selesnya route. They all produce tokens. I can get some enchantment tutors for parallel lives doubling season etc. And once they start going l off with good defense. Ill have a army.

February 4, 2019 11:31 p.m.

Cloudius says... #6

I run a Selesnya Tokens deck, while it is not helmed by Rhys, the core mechanics are similar.

Unleash the Horde!

Commander / EDH Cloudius


Leaving the decklist here for your reference. Feel free to leave a comment/upvote for my deck.

From my experience playing with the deck, some form of protection for the tokens are important as going wide strategies, are very susceptible to board wipe disruptions. Let trade pointers going forward. Cheers!

February 5, 2019 12:17 a.m.

Cards good for anti board wipe that i know of for tokens are just ones that make them indestructible. Rootborn Defenses Heroic Intervention . Etc. A new one in ravniva alligence as well work

February 6, 2019 11:11 p.m.

awesomeandy33 says... #8

Phillygreenman007 I can’t say I’ve even seen a superfriends deck with Rhys at the helm. I’d love to see a deck list once you got it. I’m intrigued.

February 10, 2019 9:12 a.m.

Demon1337 says... #9

I have a Rhys CMDR deck that runs Rhys the Redeemed. I will link it below.

Rhys the Tokens

Its something i have worked on for quite some time as i have had him since i pulled him from a pack so very long ago. The deck i linked is more of what i aspire my deck to be as my physical deck is lacking some of the pieces. But after playing with this deck in tabletop simulator. I can say its a solid path to figure out what you want to accomplish.

February 26, 2019 5:04 p.m.

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