How should I make my Aminatou Deck?

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Posted on Aug. 4, 2018, 9:10 p.m. by BMHKain

I initially want to make her a Total Lockdown/Mas Stax/Hatebear deck, but I'm unsure how that would benefit Aminatou, the Fateshifter as the commander. She can Blink, Draw, but her Ultimate doesn't seem to fit her cause in this case; & I wanted this to be "Project: Fate Manipulation.". Any suggestions on how this can work with her, even if her ultimate is useless in my initial plans?

I really want to use her in this way. Any ideas?

Megalomania says... #2

Aminatou: Nihilistic Tendencies (Stax)

Commander / EDH* Megalomania


I’m doing the exact same thing. Perhaps you might get some ideas from my list? I’ll be going through your list too.

August 4, 2018 10:06 p.m.

forforforest says... #3

Idk really. I just wanna eerie interlude then ult her...

August 4, 2018 11:49 p.m.

BMHKain says... #4

@Megalomania: Damn... Good ideas, but I really want a way to use Aminatou, the Fateshifter's Ultimate for this kind of deck. Got mass exile on my side, though I don't think it'll matter as everyone will gun down an 8yr old Metaphysical Neowalker potentially capable of destroying Existence; whatever that defines as in the MtG Multiverse... Xd

August 5, 2018 1:33 p.m.

Megalomania says... #5

Hence the stax. They need resources to bring you down. Take that away and the rest of the game is... child’s play?

If you really want to use Aminatou’s -6, you can always slap in Teferi's Protection.

August 5, 2018 6:36 p.m.

BMHKain says... #6

@Megalomania: How are you? I dunno if the Planeswalker choices of mine would be good for cEDH standards, but I decided to use only a couple of creatures for this. So far, I have Nevermore, which I can use to lock an opponent from their Commander; & while I have a non creature way to copy it, I might need another... Jace, Unraveler of Secrets + Rule of Law combined with Mind's Dilation locks all from play.


August 8, 2018 11:47 a.m.

Megalomania says... #7

Still fine-tuning my list, bro. I think it’s pretty close to where I want it to be. Perhaps a long way to go before being worthy of competitive play but getting there. Here’s my list for your perusal.

Aminatou: Nihilistic Tendencies (Stax)

Commander / EDH* Megalomania


August 8, 2018 11:59 a.m.

Megalomania says... #8

Oops. I forgot I already posted it before. Sorry. Lol

August 8, 2018 noon

BMHKain says... #9

Fine. Finally found a 2nd Enchantment Copier, but now I feel I need some hexproof, & not just shroud to protect my stuff; Brago, King Eternal targets my stuff, which is allowed w/ Hexproof, but not Shroud. Ideas?

August 8, 2018 2:33 p.m.

Megalomania says... #10

Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots are the first things that come to mind. Not sure why shroud is an issue when you’re just going to be using it on Brago though.

August 8, 2018 6:50 p.m.

BMHKain says... #11

@Megalomania: Remember: Enchanted Evening + Greater Auramancy = Shroud. In such a case, Brago can't target nada. XP

August 9, 2018 8:53 a.m.

Megalomania says... #12

Correct. I wouldn’t put those cards in a deck that uses a lot of flicker effects. Slots might be better used elsewhere.

August 9, 2018 9:01 a.m.

BMHKain says... #13

@Megalomania: ...

I need to remove Brago then... Hexproof is more akin to G.

August 9, 2018 11:21 a.m.

Megalomania says... #14

Up to you. I personally feel Brago adds more value to the deck than the shroud shenanigans

August 9, 2018 11:23 a.m.

BMHKain says... #15

@Megalomania: Currently searching for a Hexproof alt. in the 8yr. Old's Color Identity. Ideas?

August 9, 2018 2:07 p.m.

Megalomania says... #16

I really don’t see why you need it. Swiftfoot Boots should be ok if you’re using Brago but other than that, i’d just load up on countermagic.

August 9, 2018 6:41 p.m.

BMHKain says... #17

@Megalomania: Hmph. Removing Greater Auramancy then...

August 10, 2018 8:47 a.m.

Khirgan says... #18

You maybe thought about cards like Demonic Pact or Immortal Coil if you're wanting to ult your commander? Seems like a funny way to win.

August 11, 2018 12:45 p.m.

BMHKain says... #19

@Khirgan: 0_o'

Damn those are awesome stuff, but how do I go and afford Lich in addition, as well as make these cEDH viable?


Also, Would Nefarious Lich be a decent alt.? And wouldn't this mean I lose all my cards I built my strategem for? Just wondering as I like a kickbutt Wincon.

August 12, 2018 5:43 p.m.

BMHKain says... #20

Also, if anyone finds a way to make this deck < CMC2, let me know; I'm making this cEDH Based. I'm still under 100, so I'll see what I can do from here...

August 13, 2018 10:42 a.m.

Megalomania says... #21

For what reason do you need to lower the ave cmc to specifically less than 2?

August 13, 2018 10:52 a.m.

BMHKain says... #22

Hmmm... I wonder...

Well, as far as I know, some of the better decks in the subformat seem to comply to such a standard; unless some exceptions to the rule don't seem to require this. Is this what you're referring to? I wonder if stuff like Ad Nauseam would work with Personal Sanctuary...

Actually, Ad Nauseam doesn't count as damage. Unless I have to ask a second question in just 10min. Flat... :/

August 13, 2018 11:14 a.m.

BMHKain says... #23

@Megalomania: Yep. I do get my stuff back, but Personal Sanctuary is useless against non-Damage Lifeloss. The Nauseam is canned. But how good is Lich & Nefarious Lich here?

Actually, I won't get my life back after switching Lich to someone else. It gets cut. I wonder what else for win cons to get...

August 13, 2018 1:51 p.m.

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