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This deck has not been updated to have the most recent sets added to it. I will in the future be adding to it. I am currently looking at towards Xmas 2021 updating this deck to where I want it to be personally. Thank you

Elsha of the Jeskai

Welcome to the OG Elsha of the Infinite Storm Primer

Elsha does EVERYTHING we want her to do. From Storm, to Control, to drawing cards, to sneaking out combos. With that said...

So lets play a game of storm. Our goal does not really require Aetherflux Reservoir to win either. As Elsha allows us to cast non-creature non-land cards from the top of our deck, we can manipulate the deck and the game to our advantage.

Step into Infinity with me...

We found that Elsha could be just as good as Narset, Enlightened Master. Abusing her ability to play from the top of our deck, we are able to get around combos such as Teferi, Mage of Zhafir + Knowledge Pool among other ridiculous lock out combos. With her prowess ability, it also makes for a great One punch commander if we need to go that route. (If our Aetherflux Reservoir has been stopped or a change of plans comes up.)

There has been some debate in the community about Kykar, Wind's Fury being better than Elsha. I tend to disagree. Kykar builds dudes to sacrifice to storm. You really want to play mono red storm guys? Didn't think so. Elsha gives us the top card information, gives us the ability to cast the top card, gives us the ability to cast it at instant speed. She understands the way of the Jeskai, and what the Jeskai truly want. She understands that she is the ultimate Jeskai Storm commander.

Elsha wants to be able to manipulate her deck as much as humanly possible. Cards like Scroll Rack can manipulate the cards in our hand, and on the top of our deck to be better than we they already are. (This is why you see the extra turn cards in the sideboard of the deck. We may eventually be adding cards like Temporal Mastery into the deck. We will discuss this in the "Alternate Strategy" section)

Our Strategies include:

  1. Infinite Combat via Elsha
  2. Infinite Storm via Aetherflux Reservoir

Using Elsha of the Infinite we are able to abuse Sensei's Divining Top to the fullest with cards like Etherium Sculptor (Oh boy, who didn't see that coming?) to where we draw our deck out. By this time, we should have most every mana rock in our deck on the field to flash in Jace, Wielder of Mysteries (Because Elsha makes him have flash.) and bring in Teferi, Time Raveler to make sure no one interrupts us from just winning.

Our other method abuses her prowess ability to where cards like Rogue's Passage become viable for the turn and we punch into oblivion.

  1. Due to being Jeskai, we lack the black that we would need for various other tutors, along with cards like Cabal Ritual or Dark Ritual for the extra acceleration. What we gain however are enchantments that bolster our commander, along with spot removal like Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares What we lose in tutors, we make up for in removal.
  2. I've also noticed in play testing, it is slightly slower than the typical storm deck that takes off turn 3 or 4. We may need to adjust some cards to be able to race the other decks, and reliably be able to get to where we can out pace them. However, more testing does need to be done with this deck.
user:Sir_Flash did an amazing job on this cEDH primer! deck:07-08-19-to-infinity-beyond

ShaperSavant has a really good Elsha cEDH list that I enjoy. Elsha Top

There are many different cards in the sideboard/Maybe board that are not talked about. Why?

I leave cards in the SB/MB that aren't mentioned because I want to eventually test them in the deck. Cards like Past in Flames and Narset Transcendent are cards that I intend on testing at some point in time. If you look at see cards like Armageddon and Ravages of War, these make it to the list with Smothering Tithe also on there list to blow out the game. Sunder only adds to the ability to win the game much faster. Expansion / Explosion is in there because we run Ral, Storm Conduit and I have not decided whether or not to run it. I won't be mentioning every card that is in the SB/MB in this FAQ, but this is just what I have currently growing here.

Other Decks run Proteus Staff why isn't yours?

I wanted to run something different than the typical Proteus Staff list. The creatureless deck is GREAT. Don't get me wrong. But Elsha has so much more potential instead of doing what Fblthp, the Lost does to win. While we CAN go that route, you'll see that Staff isn't even in any part of my lists. It may eventually go into my sideboard or Maybeboard but for now, we will not have it anywhere in the deck, as this includes Sevinne's Reclamation and Intuition in the deck. Since we removed Intuition when we started drafting this deck, we felt that it was best to remove the Proteus Staff route from the deck and play the Storm deck.

The Budget list is a "Traditional Storm" list. Why is it that much different?

The budget list is designed for players that want to play Elsha Storm to be able to play on just that, a budget. We cut the fetch lands and added the slow fetches in order for them to be able to play the game at a budget level. Essentially, we made it basically modern storm in Jeskai. Brain Freeze and Grapeshot are in that list to make it have the "Storm" feel to it. While we cut off the moniker "Competitive" the rest of the monikers still remain the same. However, I have my doubts on that list currently, and will be adjusting it to my liking within the next week or two. For the fans of this deck and my budget list, there will be modifications made to the budget Elsha list, I promise you. I just don't know what the changes will be until I make them.

Zombies-bruh has helped cut cards from this deck when I really couldn't find anything in order to optimize and bring this deck to all of you at a 100 card list. So thank you my friend.

user:Sir_Flash The original cEDH Elsha deck. While I was brewing Elsha cEDH, this guy build the deck before me in his own style. So shout out to you Flash!

ShaperSavant for the crucial edits that you helped with building this deck

Also special thanks to the Facebook group chat that I'm a part of that started this deck out with me!

Thanks to everyone that is supporting this build and spreading the word of Elsha's at Storm Count 73 [[cEDH-Primer]] It means a lot.

If there are any questions about this deck, feel free to leave a comment and I will reply back when possible.

I would like to thank ALL OF YOU for making this the #1 Elsha list of 2019 on Jeskai decks, Elsha EDH. Storm Lists, and more! I couldn't do this without all the help of you guys. And to see this deck still today being talked about and being used is a real big feel good moment for me.

I will continue to update this deck as new sets come out and continue to work on developing new strategies for the deck or revamping the strategies for all of you.


Updates Add

Recent updates have made.

We cut a few cards, we added a few cards.

Dragon's Rage Channeler Sevinne's Reclamation Spectator's Seating Training Center Sea of Clouds all have been added to our list.

Through the help of some of the Elsha, the Infinite Discord. we have made some big changes to the creatures placed in this deck. DRC is found to be an aggressive card that we use that with the amount of non-creature spells we play in this deck can enable us Delirium fast with surveil. He is just extra value for Elsha.

Sevinne's has been in many lists since the inception of Elsha Top/Elsha Storm. While I was not running this at the time, I find that now is the optimal time to incorporate it into my list and keep the list updated with the other big name lists out there.

Rogue's Passage City of Brass Exotic Orchard have all been cut for the EDH lands as they provide us more security in what we have in play at the start or even mid-game (Should the game go that far.)

Future includes:

Gemstone Caverns


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-1 Aetherflux Reservoir main
+1 City of Traitors main
+1 Helm of Awakening main
-1 Reliquary Tower main
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Date added 4 years
Last updated 1 year
Key combos

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

25 - 0 Mythic Rares

38 - 1 Rares

19 - 0 Uncommons

16 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 1.89
Tokens Bird 2/2 U, Elephant 3/3 G, Treasure
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