Hey guys! This is my Kess storm build I’ve been working on recently. I’m new to playing storm, so there are definitely some kinks to be worked out. The goal of this deck is to control the board until you can draw into/tutor for Thousand-Year Storm . Once you get that card on the battlefield, the hope is to cast enough rituals and card draw spells to be able to make a ton of mana and draw into a big X spell or Aetherflux Reservoir . If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them! Thanks and enjoy!

I’ve always been a fan of storm decks. I watch a ton of gameplay online, and the storm decks always seemed really fun, so I decided to build one. This is my first attempt, so I’m sure changes will come in the near future. However, I feel like this deck is fairly well built. Only time will tell for sure though. The goal of this deck is to utilize Kess’s ability to repeatedly cast card draw, ritual, and removal spells. The closest thing that comes to Kess is Muldrotha, the Gravetide , but she is all about permanents. There are slim to no self-mill effects in this deck because you want to be casting as many spells as you can. Eventually, you’ll be able to draw/tutor into Thousand-Year Storm and go off from there to the win!
The card draw in this deck is almost all low-costed cantrip effects to help you filter through your deck. With Kess and being able to cast from you graveyard, they become true card draw instead of card advantage. There are just a few other card draw effects with bigger payoffs to draw more at once. Archmage Emeritus - a new card from Strixhaven - is bonkers in this deck. Every time you cast AND copy an instant or sorcery spell, you draw a card. That is insane! You’ll be able to draw so many cards with that.
Again, most of our removal is low costed removal. In this deck, you only want to use your removal to stop an opponent from winning or to use it to remove a pesky hatebearer. The low cmc is to be cost effective for the turn you hope to go off.
There are a few cards in here that help to get some use of the graveyard all at once. Past in Flames allows you to cast all your instant and sorcery cards again in your graveyard. It’s an awesome card to use on the turn you want to go off. Underworld Breach is an awesome card to repeatedly use cards out of the graveyard. However, this one is hard because you do need a large graveyard to fully utilize it. Lastly, Mnemonic Betrayal is an awesome card to play and is a ton of fun. It allows you to play all the fun cards in your opponents’ graveyards that you’ve hopefully removed or countered earlier. And if you’re playing against that Muldrotha player, you’re gonna have a ton of fun ;).


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

4 - 0 Mythic Rares

27 - 0 Rares

17 - 0 Uncommons

25 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.21
Tokens 2/2 Manifest, Treasure, 3/3 Frog Lizard
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