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"Not Creature? THEN SMASH!" Ruric Thar RIOT

Commander / EDH Aggro Boar Budget Multiplayer RG (Gruul) Riot Stompy Trample



Welcome to Part 2 of the 3-2-1 challenge!!

A new challenge my playgroup has proposed involves creating a tri-colour deck, a dual-colour deck, and a mono-color deck. The trick is the mono colour deck has to be one of the colours in the dual deck, and the dual deck's colours have to be present in the tri-colour deck. I went Jund > Gruul > Green. There are tournament rules for these decks as well, but I won't bore everyone with those.

To make matters WAY more fun, I decided to have a similar theme for all three, and the theme is Fight! Fight! FIGHT! Lots of creatures, giving incentives for attacking, creating extra combat steps, goading, and combat damage manipulation.

This is the kind of deck that you place on the table and your friends collectively sigh and put their decks back in the box and pick a response commander instead. Most don't worry about aggro in EDH format, but Ruric Thar, the Unbowed is so crazy aggressive that he has to be dealt with, and shuts many other decks down as soon as he hits play. But what I love about him is that he's balanced - he hits me too if I play a non-creature spell, so what is everyone complaining about?? (narrator: she knew exactly why everyone was complaining)

Basically, deny your enemies their shiny things with artifact and enchantment destruction, and burn them for direct damage when they try to counter or murder your shit. Then turn sideways every turn. Because the commander draws such hate, the deck generates tons of mana with Dictate of Karametra, Savage Ventmaw, Grand Warlord Radha, and Nikya of the Old Ways so he can come back MANY times per game. There's also a bit of protection in there like Whispersilk Cloak and Rhythm of the Wild. The deck doesn't solely rely on him either, so you can still punish people with big fast creatures and things like Mage Slayer, or simply Cindervines. This deck is also cheap to build, especially if you scrap Craterhoof Behemoth.

The theme of this deck is RIOT BABY. Do you want your creatures to come in fast, or strong?? Well, sometimes you have Fires of Yavimaya out and you don't have to decide!! Riot is my favourite mechanic, with trample in close second. Ideally, you have both. There's also a Ravnica sub-theme, boars, and Domri influence.

This deck is a blast to play, but I try not to use it too often as it often dictates what people play at the table, and I want people to have fun playing the decks they want to play too. Please let me know if you build this or try it out! And if you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear 'em.



85% Casual


Date added 6 months
Last updated 3 weeks

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

7 - 0 Mythic Rares

19 - 0 Rares

20 - 0 Uncommons

23 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.65
Tokens Beast 3/3 G, Beast 4/4 RG, Centaur 3/3 G, Dragon 5/5 R, Emblem Domri, Chaos Bringer
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