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Reap & Reward [Varolz, the Scar-Striped]

Commander / EDH* BG (Golgari) Counters Dredge Sacrifice


Graveyard scavenging strategy; self-mill ourselves and utilize it to the best of our ability. Hopefully we get to put a lot of +1/+1 counters on creatures & smack people around like they owe us money.

Land Package: Life from the Loam , Crucible of Worlds , Ramunap Excavator , World Shaper , Elvish Reclaimer , and The Gitrog Monster - Compliments Scorched Ruins , Lake of the Dead , Nurturing Peatland , our multiple fetchlands. Dryad of the Ilysian Grove helps power Cabal Coffers if we're without Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth along with Lake of the Dead . Bala Ged Recovery   & Agadeem's Awakening   can be replayed by grabbing with Life from the Loam due to their land type-backside.

Sac & Discard Package: Larceny , Needle Specter , Dreamstealer , Archfiend of Depravity , Plaguecrafter , Demon's Disciple , Grave Pact - Helps control the board while being a creature-based deck. Stripping our opponents' hands will help keep them from beating us with gameplans that are not based on having a boardstate such as combo players. Tergrid, God of Fright   allows this package to accelerate us into a win quickly by stealing their permanents.

Lifegain combo: Roots of Life + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth = gain 1 life every time an opponent taps a land

Unblockable combo: Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Filth

Ultimate card selection & Graveyard feeding combo: Underrealm Lich + Sylvan Library

Best targets to scavenge onto: Varolz, the Scar-Striped , Dreamstealer , Needle Specter , Grim Flayer , Nighthawk Scavenger , Splinterfright , Toski, Bearer of Secrets , Golgari Grave-Troll , Inkmoth Nexus

Best targets to scavenge: Death's Shadow , Phyrexian Dreadnought , Boneyard Wurm , Splinterfright , Lord of Extinction , Hunted Horror

Everything else is fairly self-explanatory

Strixhaven changes

Caustic Wasps ==> Deadly Brew


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51% Casual

49% Competitive

Top Ranked
Date added 4 months
Last updated 1 week

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

12 - 0 Mythic Rares

53 - 0 Rares

17 - 0 Uncommons

2 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.97
Tokens Experience, 4/4 Zombie Human Wizard, 3/3 Centaur, 1/1 Worm
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-1 Lifeblood Hydra main
+1 Nighthawk Scavenger main