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Brago - Where did my cards go?

Commander / EDH WU (Azorius)

Dafuqover

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Obviously - the king of blink is going to be all about... blinking cards. I went pseudo super-friends: Several planeswalkers: Dovin, Teferi, Tenser, and Jace.

Deck strategy:

Use early cards to ramp and prep the field for early bonuses from Brago:

In a Brago deck, all ETB-land fetchers serve as multiple-use ramp cards.

Use minor creatures such as:

  • Reflector Mage - the enemy-bounce lets you avoid an attacker for an extra turn.

  • Elite Guardmage - the lifegain will let you take more hits.
  • Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage - reasonable toughness/flash allows for a good blocker.
  • Stonehorn Dignitary - Dodging a whole combat phase is an obvious perk.
  • Cloudblazer - More lifegain.

  • Mana Rocks are especially good in a Brago deck as you can use them multiple times in a turn without the need for other targets such as unwinding clock:

  • Mana Geode

  • Azorius Cluestone
  • Darksteel Ingot
  • Basalt Monolith
  • Commander's Sphere
  • Azorius Locket
  • Gilded Lotus

  • The win condition is all about destroying and exiling the opponent's permanents.

  • Duplicant

  • Spine of Ish Sah
  • Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
  • Venser, the Sojourner
  • Reality Acid
  • Each of these cards, in some way, provides a means of removing the opposition from the table.

    With the number of cards that allow Brago to attack without opposition - Commander damage will add up with each round of attacking. A maximum of 11 attacks would be needed, fewer if you can proc Gideon, Ally of Zendikar 's ultimate (which is remarkably easy with Brago.)

    Just in case the two primary win conditions weren't enough, the inclusion of Homarid Explorer and Jace, Memory Adept allow for a sizable amount of milling. (up to 28 cards per turn.)

    -- Where I need help: Figuring out which cards to drop in favor of greater efficiency. So far, decks I have played against that do beat me - either manage to build wide enough to overwhelm (decks that produce larges amounts of token creatures quickly) or decks that can block fliers readily (strong flying decks.)

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    Legality

    This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

    Rarity (main - side)

    6 - 0 Mythic Rares

    14 - 3 Rares

    26 - 1 Uncommons

    30 - 2 Commons

    Cards 100
    Avg. CMC 3.17
    Tokens Teferi, Gideon, Treasure, 2/2 Knight Ally, 0/1 Plant
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