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Khanate of the Golden Headbutt (Artifact Voltron)

Commander / EDH Aggro Artifact RBW (Mardu) Theme/Gimmick Voltron



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Version 3.6 - - - 3/21/19

This deck is primarily an equipment-based voltron designed to protect and enhance Zurgo Helmsmasher and take advantage of his partial indestructibility by including a copious amount of board wipes. Rawr! (insert "Bloodlust" sound from Warcraft). Increasing Zurgo's damage is always nice but I put an emphasis on evasion-granting equipment and effects.

I used to have a Warrior-tribal with Zurgo but I felt it diluted the voltron aspect too much and was far too unsupported. I also used to have a bunch more walls (which I still contend aren't so bad in Commander--especially if a game-plan takes a bit of time to start up) but with the advent of the extra board-wipes (used to only be three or four) it seemed they wouldn't stick around to do their job as well.

Primary Combos/Interactions:


Sigarda's Aid --magnificent card for Zurgo and his crew.

Open the Armory , Stonehewer Giant , Godo, Bandit Warlord --tutoring rules.

Brass Squire , Auriok Windwalker : Free equips is always nice.

Leonin Abunas --Protect the treasures. Not that I'm running Swords or anything.


Worldslayer --connect with this and it's pretty much GG. Cheesy way to win but it's reliable.

Argentum Armor --expensive to equip but can take out problematic blockers or enchantments as well as get Zurgo into the two-hit K.O range. My primary target with Stonehewer Giant if I don't want a Worldslayer win.

Assault Suit --built exactly to Zurgo's specifications! Extra commander damage plus he stays indestructible permanently.

Conqueror's Flail -- +3/+3 and protection. Neat!

Tenza, Godo's Maul --+3/+3 and trample for cheap. What a value!

Hammer of Nazahn --Indestructible on other turns, free equips. One of the best Equipments yet!

Inquisitor's Flail --huge damage boost, little drawback.

Lightning Greaves , Swiftfoot Boots , Whispersilk Cloak --protect ya neck. Unblockable is nice too, though swapping the cloak off to equip more is a pain.

Trailblazer's Boots --Almost always unblockable. Cheap, too.

Auras--There are a few that are just too good to pass up.

Spectra Ward --protection and evasion. What's not to love? Other than the high CMC.

Duelist's Heritage --not an aura so it stays pretty safe. Can be political on opponents' turns too!

Gift of Immortality --so good it's almost broken. Too bad equipment, counters, and auras fall off. Good for Zurgo's backup crew as well.

Mana Ramp/Fixing:--It's important to get Zurgo swinging as soon as possible. Plus, much of the deck is high-CMC.

Sol Ring

Sword of the Animist , Wayfarer's Bauble --fetchy fetchy.

Orzhov Signet , Rakdos Signet , Boros Signet , Commander's Sphere , Darksteel Ingot , Fellwar Stone --gotta fix those three colors!

Removal:--Mardu colors allow for ample access to removal of all types. It's important to clear a path for Zurgo or get rid of any hindering effects.

Phyrexian Rebirth , Crux of Fate , Wrath of God , Rout , Blasphemous Act , Chandra's Ignition , Decree of Pain , Planar Outburst , Day of Judgment . Board-wipe tribal!

Wear / Tear

Heat Stroke

Utter End

Return to Dust



Argentum Armor

Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile

Cards to likely add: Show

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Newish cards to consider/remember: Show

Cards with an SL are cards I own. Cards with an MP are on the chopping block.

Audited 10/16/17


Updates Add

Added Heat Stroke . I noticed it's on the reserved list so I figured I should get it sooner rather than later.

I bought a Reconnaissance but I don't know what to take out yet so I'll hold off sliding it in for now.

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38% Casual

62% Competitive

Top Ranked
Date added 3 years
Last updated 3 weeks

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.56
Tokens */* Horror
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