Welcome to Maraxus of Keld Pump & Dump

At first glance Maraxus seems like a horrible commander, but I'm here to change that through flinging this chunky thicc mono red daddy at my opponents faces.

Our goal is to pump Maraxus of Keld and win through commander damage or by flinging Maraxus. Flinging is the more fun option so I have focused on that within this build. Unblockable equipment and extra combats are overplayed!

We want our opponents to assume that this is a run of the mill voltron deck, and then BOOM out of nowhere we throw this sexy chad at their faces for the win.

To optimally run this strategy I’ve listed some of the key cards below!

Pump Maraxus

  1. Unleash Fury
  2. Rush of Blood
  3. Blackblade Reforged
  4. Strata Scythe
  5. Two-Handed Axe
  6. Nettlecyst
  7. Blackblade Reforged

Attack with Maraxus

  1. Shadowspear
  2. Tenza, Godo's Maul
  3. Haunted Cloak
  4. Delina, Wild Mage

Dump Maraxus

  1. Chandra's Ignition
  2. Soul's Fire
  3. Gravitic Punch
  4. Brash Taunter
  5. Rupture
  6. Thud
  7. Fling
  8. Kazuul's Fury  
  9. Heart-Piercer Manticore
  10. Grab the Reins

To additionally increase Maraxus's power this deck is filled with tons of different ways to create treasures. The treasures will not only increase Maraxus's power, they can also be used to easily re-cast Maraxus after he has been flung.

Of the 24 + treasure synergistic cards in my build there are a few standouts ...

  1. Ancient Copper Dragon
  2. Goldspan Dragon
  3. Professional Face-Breaker
  4. Rain of Riches

I’ve succumbed to temptation and ordered a copy of Dockside Extortionist from double masters. Figured it would either be reprinted or banned.

Comment below if you have any card selections that I should include.

Updates Add

The deck needs more consistent card advantage.

I’ve decided to cut Nesting Dragon and to cut Keldon Flamesage. Nesting Dragon is a lot of mana for something that’s not super important for the deck. Keldon Flamesage is fun but I never really got to use the ability much or consistently.

I’ve added Idol of Oblivion and Visions of Phyrexia these both will help a ton with card advantage.

I am also cutting my Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for a new deck I’ve built - a moon black superfriends deck.

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(1 week ago)

+1 Mountain main
-1 Nesting Dragon main
-1 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx main
+1 Visions of Phyrexia main
Top Ranked
Date added 8 months
Last updated 1 week

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

6 - 0 Mythic Rares

45 - 0 Rares

16 - 0 Uncommons

11 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.29
Tokens Citizen 1/1 GW, Clue, Copy Clone, Dwarf 1/1 R, Eldrazi 10/10 C, Food, Goblin Shaman, Heart-Piercer Manticore 4/3 W, Kobold 0/1 R, Ogre 3/3 R, Phyrexian Germ 0/0 B, Powerstone, Rock, Spirit 1/1 C, Treasure
Folders Uncategorized, X - EDH Inspiration - RED / IMPULSE & DISCARD, Follow, Inspiration
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