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Neon Emrakul's Evangelion

Commander / EDH elgosu1337

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Latest deck was built for Emrakul's Evangel and Descent of the Dragons to transform a large army of small tokens into Eldrazi Horrors or Dragons. Mercy Killing, Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, Beast Within, and Polymorph can also transform all creatures with help from Radiate, Ink-Treader Nephilim, Mirrorwing Dragon, or Zada, Hedron Grinder. By choosing General Tazri as our commander, we can reliably find Zada, Hedron Grinder, and Ally tribal synergies become viable, especially with mass recursion to trigger Allies' abilities simultaneously. Token-doubling enchantments, stealing opponents' creatures, and Polymorphous Rushing our creatures to provide value on dying means this process puts us much further ahead than opponents.

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Hi SynergyBuild, since creature-type changing isn't a main focus of the deck, Conspiracy is too much at 5CMC. And making all my creatures only Allies removes synergies with Wolves.

July 20, 2018 9:46 p.m.

Really good suggestion cleandeceit, I've added it in.

July 18, 2018 2:03 a.m.

Very creative ways to make use of Korlash's grandeur. Helm of the Host, Mirror of the Forebears, and Mirrorpool are other ways of copying Korlash.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is great with your recursion, and is also a wincon for the Deathrender + Decaying Soil combo.

Not sure if you'd be in the market for a Morality Shift to give you access to all the creatures in your library.

Overall I think Korlash would be a better commander, since it's easier to tutor/draw Haakon then discard him, rather than having to draw Command Beacon then use it then discard him, and Korlash can help ramp and thin the deck earlier.

July 14, 2018 3:51 p.m.

Said on Silver & Gold ......

#4

Wow, I love how the thematic resonance between Macar's gold and Karn's silver also turns up in the mechanical synergy between those two cards. Perhaps some recursion to bring back Karn would be good.

July 14, 2018 7:10 a.m.

Really like what you're doing here by repeatedly killing creatures and turning them into tokens. Also a big fan of Ogre Battledriver and Primal Forcemage effects, which I've used to great effect in many decks. Ghoulcaller Gisa is great to convert the pumped tokens into many pumped Zombies (even more so with Coat of Arms). Token doublers like Parallel Lives and Doubling Season also help, especially when you stack the token generation, e.g. Emrakul's Evangel into Descent of the Dragons turns each land into 4 Dragons. They also give infinite ETBs with Tooth and Claw which deals infinite damage with Pandemonium or makes infinite beasts with Fresh Meat or 2 token-doubling enchantments.

If animating lands is the main game plan, you might want a couple more land ramp spells like Skyshroud Claim and Harvest Season (which doubles your lands when you tap all your lands then animate them). World Shaper is great to bring back your lands, and also contributes to the creature count.

I have a very similar deck concept in a General Tazri / Zada, Hedron Grinder shell, do check it out below!

Neon Emrakul's Evangelion

July 12, 2018 2:01 p.m.

Thanks DrkNinja! Fresh Meat is an awesome suggestion, since it also counts tokens (unfortunately Caller of the Claw, Ogre Slumlord, Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper, and Gutter Grime don't), and it adds up all the creatures that died if there were multiple rounds of removal and sacrifice that turn. I definitely have to find a spot for Fresh Meat.

Faith's Reward was already included, with Thrilling Encore as another really good mass recursion spell.

July 12, 2018 1:13 p.m.

Said on Zedruu & Norin ......

#7

I really like what you're trying to do with Norin. You can also use creatures that get sacrificed or exiled at end of turn to steal with Confusion in the Ranks, although they won't draw you cards with Zedruu. Something like Cloudstone Curio can also bounce the creature you play immediately back to your hand, especially cheap creatures with ETB triggers. It's a good idea to add sacrifice outlets to make use of what you steal before they get stolen back.

July 12, 2018 8:40 a.m.

doc_brietz Give that a spin and see how it goes? Potentially you could cut Mikaeus for the Mirrorweave, since if Mirrorweaving and Polymorphous Rushing are common plays of the deck then you'd lose the benefits of undying anyway. I feel like the Mirrorweave wouldn't work as well because opponents also get to benefit from the transformation, whereas with Polymorphous Rush it doesn't work on opponents' creatures, and you get to choose a different creature for each copy of Polymorphous Rush.

scotchtapedsleeves I was initially running Demonic and Vampiric Tutors, but cut those since the deck needed slots in a few categories, and opted to go for more cantrips for the experience of explosive draws with Zada et al., and also for the variance of winning with different cards every game. I did add Green Sun's Zenith and Wargate since they double as very efficient ramp spells, with 3 mana putting into play Harabaz Druid, Bloom Tender, and Gaea's Cradle.

July 12, 2018 8:13 a.m.

Said on Krenko, Mob Boss...

#9

I would suggest focusing on having large numbers of low cost Goblins and ones with utility rather than big ones. Battle Squadron, Voracious Dragon, and Berserkers' Onslaught could be cut.

You might cut some of the anthems, or just play more efficient ones. Vanquisher's Banner gives card draw which is really helpful for this deck. Adaptive Automaton is worth a shot as a 2 CMC Goblin lord. Goblin King gives mountainwalk which could be relevant in multiplayer games. The new Goblin Trashmaster is a lord that also provides artifact removal. Ogre Battledriver and In the Web of War give haste and also pump your Goblins, so could replace Hammer of Purphoros.

Goblin Lackey and Warren Instigator can put into play any Goblin from your hand. Goblin Chirurgeon can protect Krenko. Sensation Gorger and Slate of Ancestry provide more wheeling.

Mana Echoes could be good to generate mana whenever you make or play Goblins, and also goes infinite with Umbral Mantle or Sword of the Paruns on Krenko if you would include those in your deck. Thornbite Staff can untap Krenko for free whenever a Goblin dies, so it goes infinite with any sac outlet. Ashnod's Altar is another good one.

July 11, 2018 2:47 p.m.

Writing up a comment on your deck WarriorMagic.


Neon Emrakul's Evangelion

Commander / EDH elgosu1337

SCORE: 44 | 8 COMMENTS | 1669 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS


Made extensive changes to this deck since my previous post a few weeks ago, and it's even more fun now with lots of different ways to win. Polymorph puts all creatures from your library into play to trigger Ally ETBs. Fiery Gambit lets you flip coins to burn opponents out or draw lots of cards and untap your lands. Polymorphous Rush adds a new dimension to the deck, comboing with Silverfur Partisan for an explosive number of Wolves, and creating unexpected synergies with cards already in the deck like Harabaz Druid and Reef Worm. Zulaport Cutthroat works great with and without Polymorphous Rush since the deck kills its own creatures.

Looking to include a few of the cards in the last section of the description like Graceful Reprieve, Reincarnation, Accelerate, Twinflame, Nivmagus Elemental, Jwari Shapeshifter, Chasm Skulker, Mitotic Slime, and Xenagos, the Reveler, so any suggestions for cuts would be great.

July 11, 2018 2:02 p.m.

You can change the format by using square brackets and deck-large: instead of deck: , so it's easier to see and click.

July 5, 2018 4:35 a.m.

Sounds like an awesome game doc_brietz!

With that passage I meant target Zada/Mirrorwing/Ink-Treader with another instant before that creature gets turned into Silverfur by the initial Polymorphous Rush, but after the other creatures get turned into Silverfur due to the copies of Polymorphous Rush. I'll edit that part to make it clearer to read. Thanks for pointing that out!

July 5, 2018 3:43 a.m.



A really fun General Tazri Zada, Hedron Grinder deck that kills all our small tokens with Pongify and Rapid Hybridization for bigger tokens, or Polymorph them into Allies from the library to win with Hagra Diabolist. Lots of different ways to win, such as stealing everyone's Dragons with Descent of the Dragon and Willbreaker, one-sided wipe with Mercy Killing then Spawning Breath, infinite Wolves with Turntimber Ranger and Arcane Adaptation, Polymorphous Rush everything into Zulaport Cutthroat then sacrifice, or burning opponents to death with lots of copies of Fiery Gambit.

July 5, 2018 3:21 a.m.

Yeah I've noticed that a lot of decks aren't getting their color pies the past week or so. The combo update issue could be related. It auto-populates from combos mentioned in the description rather than cards in the deck, so you have to remove the combos from the description to get them off the combo section.

July 4, 2018 1:19 p.m.

So I added a couple of new combos Polymorphous Rush + Silverfur Partisan and Polymorphous Rush + Reef Worm to the description of my deck, but they haven't shown up at the side under Key Combos after a few days. Both combos also don't show up on the site. Any ideas how to fix that?

July 4, 2018 7:55 a.m.

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