One of the main goals is to get Counterbalance out ASAP along with commander. Knowing the top card while having Counterbalance can control the board with massive advantage. Most card choices are top-manipulation to get to the combo piece while having the best answers. Sensei's Divining Top with Counterbalance is also extremely strong.

Main win-cons:

Scepter-reversal to pump commander infinitely or Aetherflux Reservoir life gain and kill the entire board or Codex Shredder to mill all opponents.

Artifact cost reduction or Birgi, God of Storytelling   with Sensei's Divining Top draws the entire deck with commander on the battlefield.

Underworld Breach + Lion's Eye Diamond + Brain Freeze/Windfall to get access of entire library or mill opponents out.

Strong synergies:

Narset, Parter of Veils/Smothering Tithe + Timetwister/Windfall

Counterbalance + Scroll Rack/Sensei's Divining Top or spells that manipulate the top, with commander on the battlefield even a fetch land can shuffle your library to increase the chance of countering spells with Counterbalance.


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I have noticed drastic change to the cEDH meta comparing to couple years ago. I started playing cEDH around 3 years ago, at the time the most competitive decks are the ones that are fast and consistent. There were many players go with fast combo decks and shapes the meta to become a "speed race". However, in the past two years, there are more free/cheap interactions and strong stax/control cards printed, and players are getting better and more resilient than ever; causing the meta to slow down due to stax and heavy control (which I like more). On top of being resilient I also think having backup plans or secondary win-con is important. I will examine the possibility to squeeze in Underworld Breach and Brain Freeze combo into the deck, most likely to give up a few one-for-one removals or stax pieces that are meta dependent.


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Date added 2 years
Last updated 1 month

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

10 - 0 Mythic Rares

54 - 0 Rares

22 - 0 Uncommons

11 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.13
Tokens 2/2 U Token Creature Bird, Construct 0/0 C, Spirit 1/1 C, Treasure
Folders cEDH, CMDR, Favs, Elsha Ideas
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