Not broken but targeted.

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Posted on June 7, 2018, 1:21 a.m. by jordybear2002

Ok so I made a mistake in my broken commander help. I think broken was the wrong choice of words. I want a commander that can go off ASAP! I want a commander that also protects me while I am the threat. But speaking of a threatening deck I need a deck that looks like a cute panda on the outside but is actually a big pit of doom waiting to TEAR YOU UP AT THE RIGHT MOMENT!Any help for either deck would be great! And as always can you give me some staple cards for that certain deck or what the win-con is.

multimedia says... #2

Hey, what decks are your opponent's playing? I remember from your last topic your play group is just your family and a friend? Any deck can be threatening in the right situation, depends on what you're up against. Choose a Commander who can combat the majority of your opponent's decks in your play group?

June 7, 2018 1:33 a.m.

so you basically want someone else to do all the work for you?

June 7, 2018 10:12 a.m.

jordybear2002 says... #4

multimedia I go up against Vela the Night-Clad, Slimefoot, the Stowaway, and our friend bounces between Sram, Senior Edificer and General Tazri. IDK if you know how powerful Sram is but a turn one Sigarda's Aid can be your worst enemy with 0 costing equipments. I guess I am asking for a deck that keeps me ahead of everybody else. So I was thinking maybe a tribal deck but I just don't know what can go off early. I was thinking maybe a human tribal deck? I can't think of a deck that can help my just go off early game and take over the board quickly. I have a token deck but it is not fast enough.DragonGodKing90. I am not saying that at all. If I wanted someone to do the work for me I would just ask for some deck lists and mess around with them and make them "mine". I now ask for staples/win-cons because some people would just post a commander and nothing else and so I wouldn't know how to build around the commander. So I am asking for the win-con so I know what cards to look for. If someone has a commander and staples but no win-cons this way I can try to make out a win-con with the staples I was given so that I get the theme of the deck.

June 7, 2018 4:38 p.m.

jordybear2002 says... #5

Do you think a taxes deck might work? Maybe cards like Aura of Silence and Vryn Wingmare? I have seen these cards before and I just reminded myself as soon as I hit the send button on my last comment. Plus Aura of Silence takes care of sram. But that is if I get it out early game.

June 7, 2018 4:42 p.m.

RedUndead40 says... #6

One of my favorite decks that is both aggressive and resilient is Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker + Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder.

Those two are all you need to end games quickly, so your whole deck can be solid Jeskai control, removal, counterspells, and protection / additional evasion for Ishai.

Solid deck, super strong, pretty fast, very resilient.

June 7, 2018 4:54 p.m.

jordybear2002 says... #7

Thank you so much RedUndead40! Definetely going to build around this! What type of cards are good for protection? I know about Ghostly Prison and Propaganda. So is Ishai your win-con? And what are some just good staple cards that make the deck get going?

June 7, 2018 5:26 p.m.

could build Jodah, Archmage Eternal. i think its pretty obvious how to build around him.

June 7, 2018 6:05 p.m.

RedUndead40 says... #9

jordybear2002 I prefer to run a ton of instant speed answers. Modal cards and cantrips especially to have lots of options.

Yes Ishai is the main win condition and Bruse can push her along to finish someone off. Also his lifegain is super relevant since you will often be the threat. Play a good portion of 2 cmc mana rocks to get Ishai out early, then just keep mana open until it's needed with your instants.

My favorite cards are things like Shelter since it's versatile, instant speed, and keeps my hand full. Also instant speed draw power in case you don't need to answer anything before your turn.

Here is my list if you are interested-


June 7, 2018 7:23 p.m. Edited.

Starsky2814 says... #10

I was in your exact shoes with my meta, that is until I built Edric, Spymaster of Trest. He basically serves as a Propaganda which allows you to set up and start stacking your extra turn cards as early as turn 3 (in my experience) to win. Here is a prime example on how the deck should be built:

A Song of Turns and Dongers (cEDH)

Commander / EDH* Allergymedsandcats


Good luck!

June 7, 2018 8:27 p.m.

Scytec says... #11

I'm a big fan of Omnath, Locus of Mana. I am building around him right now. :p There are quite a few green hydras you can just beat down opponents with, and one of my favorite things with him is Helix Pinnacle. Is your friends Vela deck here on tappedout? My primary EDH is Vela and I'd love to take a look at their list?

June 8, 2018 3:36 p.m.

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