DrukenReaps Kid In A Candy Shop

I spend A lot of time on here.. Really too much. I don't have much else to do so MTG is a kind of obsession of mine. Been playing off and on since about 8th edition. I play EDH almost exclusively now. I've always been a combo player. It is just so satisfying to get a couple cards to work together to kill everyone at the table. However I also like it when everyone else gets to have fun so I tend to choose slower combos. Combos that require some setup like Repercussion + Blasphemous Act. It took roughly a decade (writing this in 2017, in case I forget to update that) but I have found my perfect deck. I call it Divine Decree. This deck does precisely what I want to be doing when I play. Still I'm constantly tinkering and it is really more of the idea of pillow fort and comboing off that I find fun.

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Gidgetimer that actually seems like an awesome house rule, I may suggest it to my group. Though I think making new decks exempt for a game night or 2 would be a good idea so that people can test out what works quickly.

June 20, 2018 11:04 p.m.

Don't worry the rule is poorly written... It is aimed at hindering combos (I always hate it when people get rid of an entire archetype of play...).

An example is the best way I can lay this one out:

I have Najeela, the Blade-Blossom and Druids' Repository and 5 random warriors.

I attack with the warriors which gives Druids' Repository enough counters to activate Najeela, the Blade-Blossom.

I can then do this as many times as I choose.

Provided I'm reading the rule right if I do this twice I'm fine but if I do this 3 or 4+ times I lose all my points.

June 19, 2018 1:32 p.m.

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So we are working with these as the basis of the deck:

https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=o%3A%22partner+with%22

Interesting idea. Definitely all over the place except for the focus on creatures.

My suggested theme is mana, many of these are middling and up on CMC. Anything that works with ETBs is good too. Aura Shards, Impact Tremors, and Warstorm Surge for instance.

For commanders consider Najeela, the Blade-Blossom.

8 of these are warriors and 2 produce warriors, Regna, the Redeemer and Blaring Recruiter.

You can also use the potential for extra combats since some of these are aggressive and love attacking like Blaring Captain, Impetuous Protege, Okaun, Eye of Chaos, Soulblade Corrupter, and Virtus the Veiled.

June 17, 2018 7:44 p.m.

jaceatog there is a reason behind the adaptation but I can't remember it anymore... So in goes secret salvage lol. I really need to spend some more time messing with this one.

June 14, 2018 3:38 p.m.

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Thank you guys for your thoughts. I'm loving the look of Trick or Treat Uskebasi so I think I'll be stealing some of your ideas :D

June 13, 2018 5:22 p.m.

I have 2 oddball 5-color decks that I'm still working on:

The Flung King- actual atog tribal, most people seem to use atogatog as a silly commander but i think used right he is great at most tables.

Karona's Shadowy Apostasy- a Shadowborn Apostle deck that uses the entire painbow. I've only ever found one other such deck on this site so fairly uncommon to do this.

I do think Najeela, the Blade-Blossom might be one of those ones everyone talks about but only a few build her. Looking at EDHRec there are only 46 decks for her were as the moment Atraxa appeared there were already a few hundred. It is still early, maybe she will be built by everyone and their mother but I don't see it at this point.

June 12, 2018 3:57 p.m.

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So I use to run a really fun 60 card deck with a bunch of cards that make people choose between one bad thing and another bad thing. Killing Wave is a great example of this, doing these things turn after turn really gets ridiculous. For whatever reason I never tried to bring the deck into commander but recently decided I would try.

Looking around the first commander that I found that would work well for this is Mogis, God of Slaughter. Although thinking about it Queen Marchesa has a similar effect in whether or not to let me keep the monarchy.

Can you guys make any suggestions for other commanders that force some kind of bad decision on my opponents?

Thanks.

June 11, 2018 5:25 p.m.

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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.

I completely agree with people that say Najeela, the Blade-Blossom can be a combo deck. I'm building it and there are 7-ish cards in mine that combo with her. But I still feel like it is more of an aggro deck than a combo deck. Sure you could do some weird thing because you are able to make infinite mana if you find a way to hold onto that mana between steps (but you already won so why?). Or win through Impact Tremors because tokens. But for the deck to combo you have to be winning at combat which requires all the stuff you would normally want for aggro. And you don't need to combo either the commander gives an extra combat every time you pay and a token every time a warrior attacks... Every combat step is one turn closer to an aggro victory.

TLDR: Yes Najeela, the Blade-Blossom combos but it is the most aggro combo ever.

June 5, 2018 2:14 a.m.

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom is theoretically one of the meanest I've seen. Releases with battlebond.

Some others that do a decent job: Saskia the Unyielding, Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, Gishath, Sun's Avatar, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Xenagos, God of Revels

June 4, 2018 12:47 a.m.

Some of the bigger ETBs would be good. Reiver Demon, Myr Battlesphere, Avenger of Zendikar are a few.

June 2, 2018 8:58 p.m.

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! I made it down to 100 cards!

DerektheRed all suggestions are always welcome :)

June 2, 2018 2:36 p.m.

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