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Operation Bling

The Goal

What do you do with a deck you'll never take apart? Get every card signed, of course! Here's how it's going to get done:

Signings in progress

Arcane Signet - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Arid Mesa - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Cavern of Souls - Currently being signed through Matthew Schneider

Dovin's Veto - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Drowned Catacomb - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Generous Gift - Currently being signed through Kev Walker

Grim Tutor - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Gush - Currently being signed through Kev Walker

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy   - Currently being signed through Asuka Joey Goess and Matthew Schneider

Mana Confluence - Currently being signed through Asuka Joey Goess and Matthew Schneider

Mana Crypt - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Marsh Flats - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Morphic Pool - Getting signed through Matthew Schneider, date not yet announced

Mox Diamond - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Mystical Tutor - Currently being signed through Matthew Schneider

Opposition Agent - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Phyrexian Unlife - Currently being signed through Matthew Schneider

Preordain - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Scalding Tarn - Currently being signed through Matthew Schneider

Strip Mine - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Swords to Plowshares - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Toxic Deluge - Currently being signed through Mark Aronowitz

Vampiric Tutor - Brandon Lucia group signing, date not yet announced

Wasteland - Currently being signed through Michele Maggi

Easy Signatures, Expensive Cards

Bloodstained Mire - Rob Alexander, waiting for live events to open

Counterspell - Mark Poole signs through Mark Aronowitz

Demonic Consultation - Rob Alexander, waiting for live events to open

Demonic Tutor - Douglas Schuler signs directly through the mail

Flooded Strand - Rob Alexander, waiting for live events to open

Godless Shrine - Rob Alexander, waiting for live events to open

Hallowed Fountain - Rob Alexander, waiting for live events to open

Polluted Delta - Rob Alexander, waiting for live events to open

Scrubland - Jesper Myrfors signs through Mark Aronowitz

Tundra - Jesper Myrfors signs through Mark Aronowitz

Underground Sea - Rob Alexander, waiting for live events to open

Watery Grave - Rob Alexander, waiting for live events to open

Windswept Heath - Anthony S. Waters signs through Mark Aronowitz

Difficult/Impossible Signatures

Ancient Tomb - Colin MacNeil doesn't sign as far as I know, these exist but difficult to find for sale

Dispel - Vance Kovacks hasn't signed in a few years, these definitely exist but foils are harder to find

Doomsday - Adrian Smith doesn't sign anymore as far as I know, I've seen these go for $50 every so often

Fellwar Stone - Quinton Hoover passed away in 2013, these come up for sale every so often for $250-300

Imperial Seal - Li Tie has signed through Buzz City Games once, a second signing is coming up in late 2021/early 2022. I'm not buying this until WotC reprints it.

Spell Pierce - Vance Kovacks hasn't signed in a few years, these definitely exist but foils are harder to find

Spellseeker - Igor Kieryluk signs through Matthew Schneider, cards haven't returned from current signing

Talisman of Dominance - Mike Dringenberg doesn't sign, I know of three of these that exist

Talisman of Progress - Mike Dringenberg doesn't sign, I know of two of these that exist

Verdant Catacombs - Vance Kovacks hasn't signed in a few years, these definitely exist but foils are harder to find

Combo Lines

The Combo:

Doomsday is a powerful 1-card combo that tutors for 5 different cards. Ideally, you should try to win the turn you cast this spell, so here is a line-up of some of the most efficient 5-card piles (Top to Bottom):

Doomsday

, Ponder effect, 2 Islands in play

Pile: Gush, Lion's Eye Diamond, Gitaxian Probe, Yawgmoth's Will, Thassa's Oracle

Draw Gush with Ponder

Cast Gush returning 2 Islands to hand, draw Gitaxian Probe and Lion's Eye Diamond

Cast Lion's Eye Diamond, cast Gitaxian Probe holding priority, crack for drawing Yawgmoth's Will

Cast Yawgmoth's Will, then cast Lion's Eye Diamond from the graveyard and crack for

Cast either Ponder or Gitaxian Probe from the graveyard, drawing Thassa's Oracle with floating

Cast Thassa's Oracle with an empty library

, Ponder effect, 2 Islands in play, NO GRAVEYARD

Pile: Gush, Mana Crypt, Frantic Search, Pact of Negation, Thassa's Oracle

Draw Gush with Ponder

Cast Gush returning 2 Islands to hand, draw Mana Crypt and Frantic Search

Replay Island, cast Mana Crypt, cast Frantic Search drawing Pact of Negation and Thassa's Oracle

Using the untapped lands from Frantic Search, cast Thassa's Oracle.

Note: Mana Crypt and Pact of Negation can be swapped for other cards like Silence as needed.

, Necropotence in play, no Ponder effect

Pile: Thassa's Oracle, Force of Will, Pact of Negation, Silence, Dovin's Veto

Pay 5 to Necropotence and pass the turn

On your opponent's upkeep, cast Silence

Go to your turn and play Thassa's Oracle with triple counterspell backup.

This pile is extremely customizable. Swap out interaction and fast mana as needed.

, Necropotence in play, Ponder effect, 2 Islands

Pile: Laboratory Maniac, Gush, Swan Song, Pact of Negation, Force of Will

Draw Laboratory Maniac with Ponder and cast it

Activate Necropotence 4 times

On your end step, before cleanup, cast Gush with 3 counters for backup.

This pile is also easily customized depending on mana avaliability

, Sensei's Divining Top in play, 2 Islands in play

Pile: Gush, Gitaxian Probe, Lion's Eye Diamond, Thassa's Oracle, Anything

Activate Sensei's Divining Top to get Gush

Cast Gush, drawing Sensei's Divining Top and Gitaxian Probe

Replay Sensei's Divining Top, cast Gitaxian Probe for Lion's Eye Diamond

Cast Lion's Eye Diamond, crack for holding priority, draw Thassa's Oracle off Sensei's Divining Top

Cast Thassa's Oracle with your library as Sensei's Divining Top, Anything

Note: Yawgmoth's Will can be put to good use here if you have 4 Islands for Gush, or a lot of mana. That pile might look like: Gush, Gitaxian Probe, Lion's Eye Diamond, Yawgmoth's Will, Thassa's Oracle

The Combo:

Ad Nauseam combined with Angel's Grace or Phyrexian Unlife (which can be searched up with Zur the Enchanter) allows you to put your entire library into your hand. Your life total will become -100 or so, so make sure you win that turn!

Ad Naus

After your library is in your hand:

Cast any fast mana such as Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, and Mana Crypt

Cast Thassa's Oracle or Laboratory Maniac + draw spell

If you don't have Laboratory Maniac or Thassa's Oracle:

Casting Windfall twice will deck your opponents.

Cast any fast mana such as Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, and Mana Crypt

Start with Silence and Angel's Grace to stay alive if you haven't already

Brainstorm putting Yawgmoth's Will and Lion's Eye Diamond on top

Cast Windfall from your hand, opponents draw ~70 cards, you draw Yawgmoth's Will and Lion's Eye Diamond, staying alive because of Angel's Grace

Cast Lion's Eye Diamond, then Yawgmoth's Will holding priority. Crack LED for

Cast Windfall from your graveyard, opponents will draw ~70 more.

The Combo:

With a Rest in Peace in play, Helm of Obedience reads: ": Exile target opponent's library"

Helm

Rest in Peace creates a replacement effect that causes the cards milled by Helm of Obedience to never hit the graveyard. Even when activated for , the condition on Helm of Obedience will never be satisfied.

RULES NOTE: If the opponent has a card like Blightsteel Colossus in their deck, the game does NOT end in a draw. Your opponent has the choice between putting Blightsteel Colossus into exile (stopping the loop) or shuffling it back into their library (causing Helm of Obedience to continue looping). Eventually, the opponent MUST choose to put Blightsteel Colossus into exile to break the loop.

The Combo:

Casting Demonic Consultation naming a card that is not in your deck will exile your own library.

Helm

Demonic Consultation + Thassa's Oracle or Laboratory Maniac is an easy way to sneak in a quick win. It can also be used as a tutor in a pinch, but don't use it to find Ad Nauseam or Doomsday; you'll end up exiling a combo piece.

Demonic Consultation can tutor for Helm of Obedience or Rest in Peace if the other is in hand, but should not be used to find Ad Nauseam pieces. You might exile the other combo pieces along the way.

Card Choices

The number of lands in this version of Doomsday Zur is higher than you normally see. This is due to my own meta containing a lot of heavy Land Destruction decks like The Gitrog Monster.

Wishclaw Talisman: The budget replacement for Imperial Seal. Don't ever use this unless you can win on the spot before your opponent gets a chance to tutor.

Phyrexian Unlife: Some versions of the build have utilized Angel's Grace as the only combo piece for Ad Nauseam. In my own experience, having a redundant piece that can be tutored with Zur the Enchanter is incredibly valuable in multiplayer games.

Helm of Obedience: This back-up win condition takes up only a single slot, since Rest in Peace is a card you should run even without the combo potential.

My version of Zur the Enchanter is more controlling than the other versions of the deck. As such, some fast mana cards you'd typically see are absent.

Helm of Awakening: I have found this card unnecessary to win with Ad Nauseam and not very good outside it

High Tide: Also unnecessary, and again, Land Destruction-heavy meta

Grim Monolith: The colorless mana is great for casting mana rocks, but not much else.

Imperial Seal: Should be in the deck, and was in the deck. But then it went to $500 and I sold mine :) Once it is reprinted it'll make it back into the list

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

1 - 0 Mythic Rares

57 - 0 Rares

25 - 0 Uncommons

11 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 1.94
Tokens 3/3 G Token Creature Elephant, C Emblem Jace, 2/2 U Token Creature Bird
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