I am looking for suggestions, but please keep in mind that my budget is pretty low. I need to acquire pretty much the entire deck, excepting basics, so cards like Thrasios, Triton Hero are out.

I know that Kinnan or Thrasios (and a partner) would be better commanders for this type of deck, and I know that I have made a lot of other sub-optimal card choices. This deck is not meant to be cutthroat. However, I would like it to have some speed and consistency, so please refrain from suggesting cards like Wood Elemental.

I aim to gain value through a combination of ramp and removal. In the early game, I hope to play my mana dorks, and trade cards with opponents, until I can draw (or tutor/transmute for) my combo pieces. This deck wins by making infinite mana and pouring it into an X-Spell. The main combo is Freed from the Real + Zaxara, the Exemplary . Freed from the Real also combos with a couple of other cards in the deck, and we can also use Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter . With Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy out, the deck can combo in a bunch of weird ways.

The deck goldfishes wins around turn six, but it has a possible first turn win. However, as you need all seven cards in your opening hand to be perfect, it will likely never happen.

Here it is, just for fun.

Opening hand must include these cards: Swamp(or other black producing land), Dark Ritual, Basalt Monolith, Sol Ring, Isochron Scepter, Dramatic Reversal, and Walking Ballista.

Use the Dark Ritual to cast Basalt Monolith. Tap the monolith for Isochron Scepter floating one colorless mana. Imprint Dramatic Reversal on the scepter. Use the one remaining mana from the monolith to cast Sol Ring. Tap the ring for two, activating Isochron Scepter, untapping the scepter, the ring and the monolith. Tap Basalt Monolith for three, using two to activate the scepter. This process nets three mana each time if you also use tap the ring. Repeat this process a sufficient number of times, and then cast Walking Ballista for the win. This is never going to happen, but it is still fun to think about.

I probably need more X-Spells and card draw, but I can't figure out what to cut.

Any suggestions are appreciated!


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80% Casual

20% Competitive

Top Ranked
Date added 7 months
Last updated 6 months
Key combos

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

4 - 0 Mythic Rares

24 - 0 Rares

26 - 0 Uncommons

16 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.06
Tokens Frog Lizard 3/3 G, 3/3 G Token Creature Beast, Ape 3/3 G, 0/0 Hydra, 2/2 C Creature Manifest
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