Trying out the new background commanders, and while this particular combination is very low in terms of power level, it provides a self-sustaining skeleton engine once you get the ball rolling.

Basically you want to summon at least one early game 2-for-1 creature like Nest Invader before busting out Gut and his accompanying Cloakwood Hermit background.

Ideally, after saccing one of the early drop creatures to Gut's ability while the background's present, you'll end up with a skeleton and a couple of squirrels. From there you can attack with and sacc the squirrels to get more skeletons without any additional help.

Once the engine is revved up and running, you just want to focus on protecting yourself and Gut from removal, so deterrents like Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs are much needed additions.


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 year

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

1 - 0 Mythic Rares

33 - 0 Rares

19 - 0 Uncommons

18 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.03
Tokens Beast 3/3 G, Copy Clone, Day, Devil 1/1 R, Eldrazi Spawn 0/1 C, Elemental 1/1 R, Food, Goblin 1/1 R, Human 1/1 R, Night, Ogre 3/3 R, Plant 0/1 G, Saproling 1/1 G, Satyr 1/1 R, Satyr 2/2 GR, Skeleton 4/1 B, Squirrel 1/1 G, Thopter 1/1 C, Timeless Witness 4/4 B, Treasure, Zombie Army 0/0 B
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