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Gishath: A Commander who Cares

Commander / EDH Dinosaurs RGW (Naya)

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A Commander who Cares:

Gishath, Sun's Avatar cares primarily about having having several dinosaurs in the deck so I included nearly a third of the deck to be dinosaurs. This includes cards like Regal Behemoth and Ripscale Predator that recently received an errata and now count as a dinosaur. Gishath also cares about dealing combat damage to players to get creatures on the battlefield so I included Whispersilk Cloak and Trailblazer's Boots. Similarly, since Gishath cares about the top of your deck so I included Lifecrafter's Bestiary and Sensei's Divining Top. You can scry away your expensive dinosaurs early game to let Gishath, Sun's Avatar get them onto the battlefield for free later on, or keep lands to get to your commander sooner.

Ramp:

There are several sorcery spells that can search for lands. This both removes lands from the deck, which decreases the chance of Gishath seeing a lands off the top after combat, and obviously it ramps to get your expensive commander onto the battlefield. Oracle of Mul Daya happens to accomplish both of these tasks.

Tribal payoffs:

Shared Animosity, Radiant Destiny, and Steely Resolve are important tribal cards that protect and strengthen your creatures. Especially with Shared Animosity and Gishath together....but I choose to just play more dinosaurs instead. It's more risky but also more fun.

Casting cards is for scrubs:

Gishath doesn't really care about casting cards. For this reason I choose not to include Door of Destinies, Urza's Incubator, Kinjalli's Caller, Kindred Summons, and Herald's Horn. The horn in particular actually removes potentially free cards from your deck.

Enrage:

There is a secondary enrage theme built into the dino deck focused around Forerunner of the Empire, Polyraptor, Avacyn, Angel of Hope or Bellowing Aegisaur, and Trapjaw Tyrant. Defense of the Heart is a neat way to set this up. It's not a win condition, but a super fun combo nonetheless!

What do you think about Descendants' Path? Or Volrath's Laboratory? I feel it could couple well with Shared Animosity. Are there other cards that can make Gishath unblockable?

I like this build but am aware that I may have missed cards and payoff's. Feel free to comment and I appreciate the +1!

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30% Casual

70% Competitive

Date added 4 years
Last updated 17 hours
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

11 - 0 Mythic Rares

45 - 0 Rares

24 - 0 Uncommons

10 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.57
Tokens City's Blessing, Copy Clone, Dinosaur 3/3 G, Dinosaur Beast */* G, Monarch Emblem
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