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Commander / EDH Control Goodstuff Mono-Black Vorthos


Toshiro Umezawa was a ronin samurai and kanji magician, who used his powers to trick and manipulate his enemies. Toshiro also played a pivotal role in the ending of the Kami War.

Myojin of Night's Reach entrusted Toshiro to steal That Which Was Taken and keep it away from O-Kagachi, but had instead completed a ritual to bind a mortal woman Michiko Konda and a kami Kyodai into Sisters of Flesh and Spirit, who defeated O-Kagachi and ended the war. While being fatally stabbed, Night's Reach forgave Toshiro and spared his life, but had transported him to Dominaria and taken his eyesight. Many years later, his ancestor Tetsuo Umezawa would go on to defeat Nicol Bolas in the time of the Mirage War.

Toshiro as your commander lets you play some cool instants from your graveyard whenever an opponent's creature is to die. This allows some really cool interactions where you can chain removal spells into draw spells. To me, it made me feel like a control deck was the way to go. Once you have the board in a state that you want, you can tutor up whatever card you think will win you the game.

I wanted my mono black deck to have a feel of "Greatness at any cost." I feel like K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth works better for that actual theme but I just love Toshiro so much as a playstyle and card in general that I don't think I could ever change it.


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

10 - 0 Mythic Rares

39 - 0 Rares

15 - 0 Uncommons

12 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.52
Tokens Zombie 2/2 B, Liliana, Zombie Berserker 2/2 B, C Emblem City's Blessing
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