Started playing casual MTG with pals in the mid-90s, EDH took hold around 2008 and we never looked back. I am fortunate to have a fantastic, longstanding MTG crew with similar deck building goals in mind - coherent themes and synergies based around the deck's General are more fun to me than the 'must win' cEDH/pubstomp style builds. Beer fueled kitchen table laughs paired with interesting card combos/interactions is the name of my game so bear that in mind as you check out my deck brews.

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True brockcd, but when +1/+1 counters and tokens are a central theme of a deck it's worth the risk - I want to see how it plays in here. I run Primal Vigor in my Rhys tokens deck and the advantage in my favour far outweighs the bonus it may or may not grant my opponents.

May 25, 2020 3:17 p.m.

Totally hear what you're saying Xodious, the potential for mega value is there. I've gone back and forth on the inclusion of Hydra Broodmaster and ultimately decided that it's too expensive and too slow for that payoff. I like the cast hydras as they give immediate value with Zaxara on the table and Genesis Hydra is no exception as there's lots of goodies in this deck that I enjoy casting for free (hell, with the infinite mana engine I can just draw most/all of my deck on Genesis cast to grab Akroma's Memorial and swing in for the win). Profane Command is also an infinite combo direct damage win condition + I like the versatility of the modal spells.

May 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

Yeah I've definitely considered Corpsejack Menace, but the deck is starting to feel pretty honed and I'm not sure what I'd take out to slot it in. Seeing as cuts are getting tricky, if I were to add another doubling effect I'd go with Primal Vigor over Corpsejack.

May 23, 2020 12:31 p.m.

Nylea's Intervention is a great call. On top of being able to grab both of those lands, I like modal spells a lot - options! Oh and it's an spell. It's going in.

Regarding your Doubling Season inquiry, yes, the hydra counters double. Back to your = 5 example I would net 2 10/10 hydras if DS was on the table. Huge boon!

May 21, 2020 8:28 p.m.

While I appreciate what you're getting at CrimsonSpartan28, DoubleDub hit the nail on the head. Love Muldrotha, but Muldrotha didn't inspire me to make a deck, Zaxara did. I was drawn to the theme and ability that Zaxara lends itself to and chose to build around that. I do run recursion cards in here, Muldrotha would simply be an off theme, expensive good stuff target.

Long story short, yes, Sultai has a vast selection of very powerful cards and I could cram as many of them in here as possible, but I prefer a focused theme over a generic good stuff deck. Often to my own detriment, but theme & deck synergy is more important & fun to me (check out my profile text, heh).

Regardless, thank you for the comments, suggestions and discussion fuel. Stay gold pony bois!

May 21, 2020 1:52 p.m.

Hear that _NotJohn_, in fact I had it in here previously as it's one of my fave ramp cards in green. Once I decided to slot in Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , I made some land tutor accommodations to assist, hence the inclusion of Expedition Map, Pir's Whim & Sylvan Scrying. I agree that it's not technically a ramp card, but it plays into my big mana strategy and it made the most sense to categorize it under ramp. My flawed logic explained!

May 21, 2020 1:37 p.m.

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SCORE: 136 | 242 COMMENTS | 50981 VIEWS | IN 86 FOLDERS

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SCORE: 48 | 33 COMMENTS | 10818 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS

Lyra Dawnbringer: Seek & Destroy

Commander / EDH Forkbeard

SCORE: 30 | 30 COMMENTS | 2725 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS

Akiri & Bruse: Enhanced Combat

Commander / EDH Forkbeard

SCORE: 57 | 42 COMMENTS | 9777 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS

Roon of the Hidden Realm: Transcendent Rhino

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SCORE: 75 | 92 COMMENTS | 23503 VIEWS | IN 47 FOLDERS

Sliver Overlord: Slivers Gone Wild

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SCORE: 73 | 83 COMMENTS | 26383 VIEWS | IN 44 FOLDERS

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