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Commander / EDH* Clone Dragons Flying Jank Partner Stompy UR (Izzet)

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After binging Naruto Shippuden during covid it inspired me to build this deck. That and that it's not an overly done partner pairing. To those unfamiliar with the show, Naruto "Sakashima of a Thousand Faces" has blue "Chakra/energy" making shadow clones of himself while the sacred beast sealed inside him (Nine Tails,"Jeska, Thrice Reborn") has red chakra and gives him extra energy/chakra.

To stick to this theme the idea is simple, make copies of big creatures "Sacred Beasts" with strong abilities whose effects are additive when cloned (Or just good big creatures) such as Ilharg, the Raze-Boar,Terror of the Peaks, Scourge of the Throne, Hellkite Tyrant, Wurmcoil Engine, etc. as well as abilities that stack when cloned Wandering Archaic  , card:Kairi, the Swirling Sky (NEO, or Moraug, Fury of Akoum. You can also copy your opponents creatures too, but in case they aren't running creature heavy decks this way there are always options available.

Haste Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Hanweir Battlements  , Flamekin Villageand Haunted Cloak offer haste to any of the “sacred beasts”.

Power buffs Once you can get damage through put Jeska, Thrice Reborn out to deal triple damage. Even better if its your commander with the chance to one shot an opponent with commander damage. Many of the 'Sacred Beasts' are 6/6 creatures so as long as they can get +1 through equipment or other means they have the opportunity to hit for 21 damage in one shot (7/7 times triple damage). Copying Jeska, Thrice Reborn with Sakashima the Impostor or Spark Double also offers the chance to do 9X the amount of damage. Fiery Emancipation helps make creature damage a more viable strategy along with a handful of powerful artifact equipment. Seize the Day can win the game in some scenarios especially if your creature is dealing 3 times damage each combat. To help set up these strategies there is plenty of removal, draw, and counters to control the game until you're ready to attack all in.

Favorite combos Hellkite Courser also is a fun little combo where you can get Sakashima of a Thousand Faces out as a copy of Hellkite Courser, then bring out Jeska, Thrice Reborn, and hopefully attack for commander damage catching someone off guard (This combo is nearly impossible to anticipate and swinging for 18-21 commander damage with haste and flying gets things done quickly) . Only, caveat is you have to have cast one of your commanders once or Jeska, Thrice Reborn enters with no counters on her and dies immediately. If I have Hellkite Courser in hand early on I typically cast Jeska, Thrice Reborn early in game and sacrifice her to destroy some 1/1 mana dorks or weaker creatures so that she can enter with a planeswalker counter on her. Then if you have a clone in hand you can copy Hellkite Courser and repeat this process.

Terror of the Peaks + Rite of Replication kicked leads to 5 additional 5/4 flyers that when their ETBs stack give you 75 damage (5+10+15+20+25) to deal out in increments of 5 to any target creature OR player. Then you get all the possible future ETBs to kill anyone who didn’t die from the first hit.

Lands for flexibility Since the deck is only two colors I tried to add lands that add value such as graveyard removal Scavenger Grounds, needing a big creature Hall of Storm Giants, Shatterskull Smashing  , Otawara, Soaring City, Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance, cloning Glasspool Mimic  , cheating commander costs Command Beacon, and card draw Sea Gate Restoration   & Valakut Awakening  .

Board wipes I'd argue that one of this decks biggest weaknesses is going against decks that go wide since this tends to play kind of like a volron deck. To compensate for this I run different board wipes alternating between blue and red. For blue I use Cyclonic Rift, Devastation Tide and for red i'm utilizing Blasphemous Act and Earthquake.

The deck is actually a lot of fun as it provides multiple strategies depending on what your opponents are playing.

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30% Casual

70% Competitive

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 2 days
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

28 - 0 Mythic Rares

49 - 3 Rares

7 - 2 Uncommons

7 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.54
Tokens Construct 0/0 C, Copy Clone, Frog Lizard 3/3 G, Gold, Phyrexian Germ 0/0 B, Plant 0/2 G, Spirit 1/1 C, Treasure, Wurm 3/3 C w/ Deathtouch, Wurm 3/3 C w/ Lifelink
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