Best “Opps all creatures” commander?

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Posted on Oct. 27, 2018, 6:38 p.m. by pizzagod13

Hello, I am looking for help on deciding a budget ($150ish) commander deck that plays Primal Surge, lands and then only creatures. I could expand it to enchantments and such but what would be the fun in that?

Anyway I have a few commanders that I am considering and would like suggestions on which one to go with or a alternative commander. Please give exaplnations if possible.

  1. Surrak Dragonclaw

  2. Samut, Voice of Dissent

  3. Animar, Soul of Elements (susceptible to removal?)

  4. Momir Vig Simic Visonary (edit 1)

Edit 1: For whatever reason tappedout keeps moving the , over which links to a deck instead. Thus I removed the link altogether, sorry for the inconvenience.

chirz2792 says... #2

Animar is going to paint a big target on your head. I'd go with Samut or Surrak. Both of them would be good, just depends on the colors you want.

October 27, 2018 6:54 p.m.

pizzagod13 says... #3

Yup that’s why I didn’t want to go with Animar. Samut seems interesting since haste means I can just put my deck into play and swing. Surrak on the other hand lets me Labratory Maniac. Prolly will go with samut been wanting to do stuff with her. But if anyone has any reasons against this let me know.

October 27, 2018 8:01 p.m.

shaistyone says... #4

Mine is Ruric Thar, the Unbowed. Does really well. :)

October 27, 2018 8:06 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #5

Karametra, God of Harvests nets you a land for each creature you bring out, which thins your deck and thus makes you get creatures out easier.

She's also a great blocker and hard to remove.

October 27, 2018 8:44 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #6

Btw, be careful with that spell. Wrath of God will end your entire night. Don't get greedy with it.

Also, this means you will want high value cards. Creatures with ETB effects. I'd suggest draw and tokens.

That way you can stay ahead of assaults by having cards to immediately rebuild with, and also spread wider with fewer creatures.

For example, Myr Battlesphere and Hornet Queen both get you a ton of value and tokens. So if you get wiped, it's not as bad as if you brought out 10 individual creatures.

October 27, 2018 8:49 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #7

Run a few styles of it too.

Genesis Wave, See the Unwritten, that stuff.

October 27, 2018 8:51 p.m.

DuTogira says... #8

I’d go with Samut since she lets you basically threaten lethal every turn she’s out as long as Craterhoof Behemoth is in your deck. She also gives you access to Archangel Avacyn  Flip, Selfless Spirit, and Dauntless Escort to protect your board from wraths.

October 27, 2018 9:20 p.m.

pizzagod13 says... #9

I could also always go all permanents instead. Would give me more options without hurting the overall game plan but that would be a bit less interesting. Will have to do some brewing I suppose.

October 27, 2018 9:51 p.m.

pizzagod13 says... #10

Thinking about it more, I don’t think there are many enchantments/artifacts I want anyway. The main thing I am thinking about is Which commander. Samut gives everyone haste but uncounterablity is also nice. Hmmm

October 27, 2018 10:16 p.m.

shaistyone says... #11

Here is my old list: Gruul Smash EDH
Definitely been some changes, but I don't have it updated on here.

And for something different if you're okay with all permanents: Sliver EDH

October 28, 2018 12:23 a.m.

pizzagod13 says... #12

Alright, Thank You everyone. I have decided on Samut. I threw together a deck list. I would post it here but I am pretty sure that is a no-no for whatever reason.

I played a game against 3 other random decks I found on tapped out in the same price range and the haste was super nice.

One problem I have however, is that I have little red and white cards. Is this a problem? If you know any good ones to add let me know. Otherwise, I will probably just look for big dragons and what not.

October 28, 2018 1 a.m.

DuTogira says... #13

A couple of suggestions:
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Aven Mindcensor
(All of those are good against some of the more obnoxious combo decks in EDH)
Brutalizer Exarch
Protean Hulk
Imperial Recruiter
Recruiter of the Guard
Woodland Bellower

From there I would go with any creatures you can find which give optional card draw (don't want to overdraw when you surge) to help you draw into surge asap. Good luck friend!

October 28, 2018 7:21 p.m.

Don’t forget Tajuru Preserver and Selfless Spirit. Odric, Lunarch Marshal would be a solid addition to either Naya commander. I’m assuming you plan on hitting a combo in dropping your deck onto the board? Craterhoof Behemoth and the likes...gotta basically end the game that turn. Platinum Angel will save you from getting mill-killed.

October 29, 2018 3:16 a.m.

SMASHER101 says... #15

My friend's animar deck is super op, and the protection line is one that we joke about a lot (why couldn't they give it flavor text instead?). That said im sure it would still be op without noncreature spells. If you don't want to be mean I know someone with an all slivers deck with the tutor sliver at the helm.

October 31, 2018 12:12 p.m.

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