Move over, Yisan! There's a new combo queen gunning for the throne. (OK, maybe not, but Ashaya's definitely up there.)

A fast, aggressive combo deck. Currently built towards very high-powered "casual" EDH with proxies, but I think could be easily tuned to cEDH if you pay attention to the meta and make some power upgrades. Budget cuts are also easily made, especially to the power-base: Ashaya, Combo-Queen of the Peasants [less $$].

The various lines:

Infinite mana
Ashaya, Soul of the Wild + Quirion Ranger / Scryb Ranger + any 2+ (3+ with Scryb) mana dork = infinite mana and infinite casts/ETB.
Ashaya, Soul of the Wild + Quirion Ranger + Lotus Cobra = infinite mana and infinite casts/ETB.

Infinite mana + Glimpse of Nature / Beast Whisperer / Nylea, Keen-Eyed = draw the whole deck + play Craterhoof Behemoth for the win
Infinite mana + Ezuri, Renegade Leader = infinite pump and trample damage

Wins w/o Infinite Mana
Ashaya, Soul of the Wild + Quirion Ranger + Altar of the Brood = infinite ETB and mills. Neutral on mana.
Ashaya, Soul of the Wild + Quirion Ranger / Scryb Ranger + Rhonas's Monument = infinite pump & trample

Arbor Elf tap shenanigans
Ashaya, Soul of the Wild + Arbor Elf + Darksteel Garrison = infinite +1/+1 on a creature

Pretty much the rest of the deck is ramp and protection. Preliminary shell for now. Suggestions welcomed but I really want to stick to being a combo deck, with just a few efficient beatdown outs (Natural Order + Craterhoof and Sylvan Advocate + Ashaya). Suggestions for resiliency would especially be appreciated.

Card categories and selections below:

Arbor Elf with Utopia Sprawl or Wild Growth
Elvish Archdruid and any other elf
Incubation Druid with a +1/+1 counter
Priest of Titania and any other elf
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds and a 3+ power creature
Lotus Cobra nets you infinite mana with the Quirion Ranger line and gets you infinite ETB with Scryb Ranger.

Since there are more efficient combo lines that don't require infinite mana, I tried to focus on early mana dorks that help accelerate into Ashaya and can also tap for 2+ mana with the right conditions. However, there are a few other expensive mana dorks that always tap for 2+ if you prefer that consistency:

Argothian Elder
Ley Weaver
Fyndhorn Elder
Greenweaver Druid
Joraga Treespeaker
Llanowar Tribe

Shaman of Forgotten Ways is also a consideration since it does work to generate infinite mana for creatures only. This still works with the Glimpse of Nature/Beast Whisperer line, but not with Ezuri, Renegade Leader or Nylea, Keen-Eyed. The Ferocious line of text has possible fringe uses.

A few cards that aren't obvious or stock includes:
Darksteel Garrison: In addition to being a pretty quick combo with Arbor Elf, it's also a protection piece for Ashara or any creature turned into a land by her.
Vivien, Monsters' Advocate: Her -2 assembles any one-card combo with Ashaya, usually Quirion Ranger. Also gives card advantage.
Vivien, Champion of the Wilds: Gives instant-speed flexibility to most combo lines, and gives card advantage/digs for the combo.
Sylvan Advocate: Gives a beatdown route in the event that the combo goes wrong, or Craterhoof Behemoth gets exiled.
Crop Rotation / Thespian's Stage / Vesuva: Ability to copy any of your creatures at instant speed with Ashaya out. Helps add resiliency.

With inspiration from Ashaya, Soul of the Wild - mean green land machine :)

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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11 - 0 Mythic Rares

37 - 0 Rares

16 - 0 Uncommons

11 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.23
Tokens 4/4 Beast, Clue
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