This is a resource-denial control deck. The goal is to quickly establish your resource base and get out lock pieces ahead of schedule so your opponents feel like they're stuck in quicksand and unable to keep up. With the help of Daretti, you can even cheat in some nightmarish stuff early in the game. The deck wins by locking out your opponents with combinations like Karn, the Great Creator + Mycosynth Lattice , Karn, Silver Golem + Mycosynth Lattice + Unwinding Clock , Mycosynth Lattice + Vandalblast , or Darksteel Forge + Mycosynth Lattice + Nevinyrral's Disk .

Because the deck pumps out lots of permanents, Smokestack and Possessed Portal can be put to good use here with less fear than what your opponents might feel. Possessed Portal is especially useful in combination with Mystic Forge, Experimental Frenzy, Karn, Scion of Urza, and Chandra, Torch of Defiance.

With so many potential strains on your resources, the deck also includes ways to make lots of mana (with a wide assortment of mana rocks, Metalworker, and now Dockside Extortionist), but also ways to discount your spells like with Jhoira's Familiar and Ugin, the Ineffable.

The deck also packs large Eldrazi and artifact creatures with which to beat down (Karn, Scion of Urza is also helpful here).

Please be warned that if you play with or against this deck, the games can run longer than usual, BUT on the flipside, if you establish a stifling board presence, your opponents might scoop early without even taking damage from you. This isn't on the friendly range of the social contract for EDH, but it can provide a great challenge for both its pilot and opponents.


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Key combos

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

13 - 0 Mythic Rares

46 - 0 Rares

26 - 0 Uncommons

3 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.03
Tokens 0/1 Goat, None Treasure, 1/1 Spirit, Daretti, 1/1 Construct, 1/1 Myr, Chandra
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