"Going down with the ship is just the beginning"

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Hello there and welcome to my Akiri, Line-Slinger/Malcom, Keen-Eyed Navigator pirate treasure deck


Since the release of Ixalan I have tried many times to make a treasure-based deck work. But so far, I could not get it to a spot where I really liked it. Now, with Malcom, Keen-Eyed Navigator being released, I think I've finally got it into a shape that will be fun for the long run.

The Frugal Dutchmen

The goal of the deck is to go on an adventure with my pirate crew and gather a huge amount of treasure. Then, instead of spending our riches, we are just going to sit on our horde like a Dragon and find other ways to benefit from having many treasures. Whether it's drawing cards off of them through Shimmer Dragon or Reverse Engineer, making our second commander Akiri, Line-Slinger stronger, getting crazy mana advantage via Inspiring Statuary or Vault of Catlacan, trading them for something more valuable via Indomitable Creativity or damaging our opponents with our wealth through Ghirapur AEther Grid or Reckless Fireweaver.

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Get Rich or Die Trying

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Revel In Riches

As soon as our treasure deposits start building up, the deck will start to accumulate value through them. It's a great feeling to turn all those treasures from lotus petals into moxen with the improvise cards, Urza and Vault of Catlacan, or drawing a bunch of cards with them through Shimmer Dragon. How to best use each of the little trinkets is a fun mental exercise sometimes as moments will occur when they represent a lot of different options.

With all that treasure ready to be spent, we can also afford to run some greedy instant spells to wreak some havoc. With Fury Storm and Spell Swindle being some good examples. We're also running some on-theme mana sinks, such as Spectral Sailor and Urza, Lord High Artificer, in case we end up getting super rich.

The deck can win through commander damage by slamming an All That Glitters or Embercleave on our commanders, with Hellkite Tyrant, or via the folowing combo routes:

So far, playtesting this has been a blast! I will mess with the list for a while longer before finalizing and assembling it. Please let me know if you have ideas for cards to include, or directions to take this list I have not yet considered. Also feel free to upvote the deck if you liked it :).

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Date added 1 week
Last updated 1 ημέρα

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

8 - 0 Mythic Rares

55 - 0 Rares

24 - 0 Uncommons

5 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.95
Tokens 0/0 Construct, Gold, Treasure, 3/3 Elephant, 2/2 Bird
Folders Commander Ideas, DECKS I LIKE, Shit to build, The Lexicon
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+1 Mother of Runes maybe
+1 Sejiri Shelter  Flip maybe
+1 Valakut Awakening  Flip maybe