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Mimeoplasm - Riptide's toolbox [Primer]

Commander / EDH* Budget BUG (Sultai) Control Primer Reanimator



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Discussion and comments are welcome!

This deck is a creature toolbox for more casual environment and it is designed in a way to maximize Riptide Shapeshifter's ability because more than half of the creatures in my deck has an unique creature type. It's a very interesting card that can cheat in a creature and also bypass Stranglehold or Aven Mindcensor.

Situations where the creature types to name with Riptide Shapeshifter

Other notable creatures to include:

  • Terastodon - Name "Elephant" to destroy non-creature permanents
  • Massacre Girl - Name "Assassin" to wipe creatures (conditionally)
  • Dragonlord Silumgar - Name "Dragon" to steal a creature or planeswalker
  • Win-con

    There is old-school Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion combo. Easiest way to bring out is by using entwined Tooth and Nail. They both also have unique creature types to cheat in with Riptide Shapeshifter.

    Other than control the board and win through huge advantage there are a few infinite mana combos to enable end-game plays:

    1. Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron (both can be brought out with Riptide Shapeshifter). This also means you can infinite ETB with creatures you have access to.
    2. Eternal Witness + Palinchron + Ghostly Flicker
    3. Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger + Palinchron

    General Strategy

    This deck is a casual build without fast mana ramps, but it has a lot of interactions. The main concept should be answer threats oppose to look for combo to win. Strong mana-base is number one priority because the mana curve is pretty high.

    Starting the game with couple ramps can really help to open up the options; or discard treats and reanimate them.

    The deck is well-rounded in terms of answering treat, it's biggest problems are Torpor Orb effects and graveyard removal. Krosan Grip and Force of Vigor are important answers to enchantment and artifact based hate cards. There's also Disallow for graveyard removal on trigger or ability, such as Bojuka Bog or Nihil Spellbomb.

    Honorable mention: powerful synergies.

    It That Betrays + Living Death. Recur all your graveyard creatures and get all your opponents' creatures on the battlefield that are sacrificed (INCLUDING their commanders!! The reason is that It That Betrays only cares about a permanent being sacrificed not where it ended up going, he will pull that permanent back wherever it goes).

    Animate Dead/Dance of the Dead/Necromancy + Kederekt Leviathan in graveyard. Bounce all nonland permanents with low cost, and since the enchantment goes back to you hand so you can reset the board every turn.

    Mindful of opponents' graveyards

    Since this is a control deck. You must need to be aware of everyone's resources and creatures/spells you have access to, because this deck is capable of playing spells from opponents' graveyards or re-use their creatures in graveyards. It is not uncommon to win with their resources in graveyards.


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    Date added 6 years
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    This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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    10 - 0 Mythic Rares

    55 - 0 Rares

    15 - 0 Uncommons

    13 - 0 Commons

    Cards 100
    Avg. CMC 4.00
    Tokens None Copy Clone
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