The General of this build has changed twice since this deck's initial construction. At first, this deck was sculpted to be a legendary human tribal build helmed by Morophon, the Boundless. Then, leadership of the tribe was put into the hands of Esika, God of the Tree   and The Prismatic Bridge   during an installment of the UP & UP Series, which can be seen below. Now, in yet another appearance on the UP & UP Series, Jodah, the Unifier has been chosen as the Commander to this legendary human deck, and is a much more powerful fit than his two predecessors.

Morophon, the Boundless can be the General/Commander of numerous EDH/Commander tribal decks. At the time of this page's construction, Morophon, the Boundless is listed as the General/Commander for over three dozen different tribal decks through EDHREC.com. For this particular build, we are constructing a legendary human tribal deck with Sunday PHONday as our leader.

Before we start including human creature spells, the following 12 cards have been included in order to help synergize the deck and strengthen the "tribal matters" concept. We want the mana costs of our human creature spells to be reduced. We want to draw cards from our humans. We want to buff our humans' power and toughness. We want to get our humans onto the battlefield in a variety of ways. We want to win the game with our humans. The following cards are meant to enhance our gameplay by taking advantage of "tribal matters" abilities. Here is an MTG Burgeoning YouTube video discussing the first dozen spells added to this Morophon, the Boundless deck:

The First 12 Cards Show

The MTG Burgeoning community will shape the rest of this deck. Let's continue with human creature spells. There are over 2,500 human creature spells in Magic: the Gathering's history. Remember the description for Urza's Incubator? Remember the hint indicating how we will be able to cast any human creature spell in our deck as long as Morophon, the Boundless and Urza's Incubator were under our control? Go ahead. Go take a look. I'll wait right here. Okay? Got it? Very good! Let's employ Mark Rosewater's concept of "restriction breeds creativity" with respect to this selection process. I believe that engaging in restrictions will result in a more refined and focused list. As such, all selections of human creature spells must abide by the following parameters:

  1. No human creature spell can have more than one of the same mana symbol in its mana cost. Any human creature spell with a mana cost of , , , , or more is not eligible for inclusion.

  2. No human creature spell can have more than in its mana cost. Any human creature spell with a mana cost of or higher is not eligible for inclusion.

  3. No human creature spell can be a common.

Morophon, the Boundless reduces the mana costs of our human creature spells by . Urza's Incubator reduces the mana costs of our human creature spells by and Herald's Horn reduces their costs by . Let's optimize our ability to cast these human creature spells for as little mana as possible. These are fine parameters through which to build a list of human creature spells.

With these guidelines in place, which human creature spells would you include in this Morophon, the Boundless EDH/Commander deck and why? Leave suggestions here or in the comments section of MTG Burgeoning's 198th episode on YouTube (the video directly above).

Thank you in advance!


Here is an MTG Burgeoning YouTube video showcasing a list of 100 human creature cards that meet the aforementioned criteria above, making them eligible for inclusion into this Morophon, the Boundless EDH/Commander build:

Acolyte of Affliction, Ahn-Crop Champion, Akroan Hoplite, Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Armament Corps, Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Bear's Companion, Boros Swiftblade, Breya, Etherium Shaper, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Burning-Tree Emissary, Combat Celebrant, Containment Priest, Daxos of Meletis, Deadeye Brawler, Devout Chaplain, Dire Fleet Daredevil, Disciple of Deceit, Doomed Necromancer, Duskwatch Recruiter  , Elite Guardmage, Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch, Fathom Mage, Frontline Medic, General's Enforcer, Giltspire Avenger, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Grim Flayer, Hanna, Ship's Navigator, Hanweir Militia Captain  , Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Heron's Grace Champion, High Priest of Penance, Hostage Taker, Intrepid Hero, Invisible Stalker, Iroas's Champion, Jirina Kudro, Jodah, Archmage Eternal, Judith, the Scourge Diva, Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, Kelsien, the Plague, Kess, Dissident Mage, Kessig Malcontents, Knight of New Alara, Knight of the Reliquary, Lavabrink Venturer, Lavinia, Azorius Renegade, Magus of the Will, Mantis Rider, Marchesa's Smuggler, Marchesa, the Black Rose, Meddling Mage, Mirror Entity, Mother of Runes, Mystic Enforcer, New Prahv Guildmage, Nivix Guildmage, Notion Thief, Plaguecrafter, Priest of Gix, Priest of Urabrask, Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage, Reflector Mage, Restoration Gearsmith, Robber of the Rich, Rogue Refiner, Rubblebelt Rioters, Saskia the Unyielding, Savvy Hunter, Sen Triplets, Serra Ascendant, Shadowmage Infiltrator, Shanna, Sisay's Legacy, Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, Sin Collector, Sisay, Weatherlight Captain, Skarrg Guildmage, Skinshifter, Skyknight Vanguard, Slippery Scoundrel, Surrak Dragonclaw, Swiftblade Vindicator, Sydri, Galvanic Genius, Taigam, Ojutai Master, Tajic, Blade of the Legion, Tajic, Legion's Edge, Thalia's Lieutenant, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Tilonalli's Summoner, Timestream Navigator, Tireless Tracker, Triad of Fates, Tymna the Weaver, Ulvenwald Tracker, Unsettled Mariner, Vorel of the Hull Clade, Warden of the First Tree, Xathrid Necromancer, Yasova Dragonclaw

So where do we go from here? What if we restrict this list even further, by discarding all non-legendary human creature cards? If we choose this path, our list of legendary human creatures looks like this:

The number of human creature cards drops significantly, from an overwhelming 100 to a manageable 33, as demonstrated by the following MTG Burgeoning YouTube video:

By selecting a human legend focus for this deck, there are additional creature cards that should be included. They meet the aforementioned criteria for inclusion and have valuable and powerful synergies with a legend-themed deck:

Legend-Themed Creature Cards Show

By focusing on human legends, some previously listed legendary human creature cards may no longer be viable based upon a lack of effectiveness and/or efficiency with our preferred theme:

No Longer Viable Show

Morophon's Human Legends Show

The MTG Burgeoning community will continue to shape this deck. The next subset of cards should focus on humans- and/or legendaries-matter cards. Leave suggestions for up to 10 cards here or in the comments section of Episode #213 on MTG Burgeoning's YouTube channel.

Thank you in advance!


Here is an MTG Burgeoning YouTube video discussing the next 10 cards added to this Morophon, the Boundless EDH/Commander deck:

The Next 10 Cards Show

Additional Revisions Show

After these revisions, four additional slots for removal, ramp and/or card advantage spells have been created. Now, the MTG Burgeoning community will complete our list of spells. This last subset of cards should focus on ramp, removal and card advantage spells. WHEN POSSIBLE, we should continue our "legendaries matter" theme and include legendary cards that fit any of the the aforementioned qualifiers (ramp, removal, card advantage). Leave suggestions for up to 14 cards here or in the comments section of the MTG Burgeoning's YouTube video above (Episode #234).

Thank you in advance!


Here is an MTG Burgeoning YouTube video discussing the last 14 spells added to this Morophon, the Boundless EDH/Commander deck:

The Last 14 Spells Show


LAND BASE

Here is an MTG Burgeoning YouTube video discussing the installation of the land base and the completion of this Morophon, the Boundless human legend EDH/Commander deck:

And that's the way the news goes. With the help of the MTG Burgeoning community, we have completed our first Morophon, the Boundless EDH/Commander deck! Stay tuned for future game-play and/or play-testing results!

Thank you to all who participated in this venture and I look forward to our next Morophon, the Boundless build on MTG Burgeoning's "Sunday is PHONday" YouTube series!

In the following MTG Burgeoning YouTube video, we showcase this deck on the channel's UP & UP Series and offer some UPdates and UPgrades to the 99.....and possibly the Commander?

Making an appearance on the UP & UP Series, MTG Burgeoning discusses some UPdates & UPgrades to this Esika, God of the Tree   Legendary Humans EDH deck:

Esika, God of the Tree   replaces Morophon, the Boundless as the Commander of this deck.

Kenrith, the Returned King replaces Jodah, Archmage Eternal.

Mana Confluence replaces Hannah, Ship's Navigator.

Unclaimed Territory replaces Alesha, Who Smiles at Death.

Command Beacon replaces Uncage the Menagerie.

Reliquary Tower replaces Door of Destinies.

Making another appearance on the UP & UP Series, MTG Burgeoning discusses some additional UPdates & UPgrades to this Esika, God of the Tree   Legendary Humans EDH deck:

Niambi, Esteemed Speaker replaces Daxos of Meletis.

Reki, the History of Kamigawa replaces Kolvori, God of Kinship  .

Chainer, Nightmare Adept replaces Breya, Etherium Shaper.

General Ferrous Rokiric replaces Tajic, Blade of the Legion.

Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero replaces Jirina Kudro.

Avacyn's Memorial replaces Shabraz, the Skyshark.

This Jodah, the Unifier legendary human tribal build becomes the 17th EDH deck to gain residence in the Burgeoning Commander Catalog! View the deck tech below:

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