Nezahal, Primal Tide Mill

Draw-centric deck that gets an engine going before pivoting to a mill strategy to finish off opponents.

Once card draw sources are established and mill pieces come out, this deck can get some impressive momentum going and it's not uncommon to win by decking each opponent while they try to stop you.

My Rating: 6/10 - It's actually a somewhat difficult deck to stop since it draws so many cards and the commander is both uncounterable and hugely evasive. It thrives in a slower meta without heavy interaction, though it has a few counterspells that go in line with the drawing cards gameplan.

Win by establishing a lot of card draw and milling out your opponents as you do it. Use a limited amount of counterspells to make sure Nezahal and mill effects stay on the table to further the game plan.

Alternatively, if you've drawn through just about all of the deck, mill yourself and win with a Jace, Wielder of Mysteries or Thassa's Oracle. If the effect gets removed, use a Clear the Mind effect to reset library size and put your opponents at risk of milling out before you.

This deck plays a limited amount of creatures, but the ones it does play get big. Nezehal is a good blocker if the heat starts coming, for the expense of 3 cards from your hand.

Note: I need to improve the ramp/mana base by adding 1-2 cost mana rocks as well as lands that tap for multiple mana, as the cmc of this deck is kind of high.

  1. Targeted Mill - Archive Trap, Hedron Crab, Jace, Memory Adept, Didn't Say Please, Teferi's Tutelage

  2. Symmetric Mill - Bruvac the Grandiloquent, Drowned Secrets

  3. Card Draw - Teferi's Ageless Insight

  4. Symmetric Card Draw - Kami of the Crescent Moon, Dictate of Kruphix, Well of Ideas


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78% Casual

22% Competitive

Date added 3 months
Last updated 2 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

3 - 0 Mythic Rares

31 - 0 Rares

20 - 0 Uncommons

16 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.32
Tokens City's Blessing, 4/4 U Token Creature Elemental Bird, C Emblem Yanling, Frog Lizard 3/3 G, Monarch Emblem, 1/1 U Token Creature Squid, 1/1 U Token Creature Tentacle
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