You've been living on borrowed time...


Breakdown of the Deck

Basics - Island, Mountain, Swamp

Storage Counter Lands - Bottomless Vault, Dwarven Hold, Sand Silos Eratta - Whether or not it is tapped is checked at the beginning of upkeep. If it is not tapped, the ability does not trigger. It also checks during resolution and you only get a counter if it is still tapped then.

Evasion Lands - Access Tunnel, Escape Tunnel, Rogue's Passage

Rakdos Lands - Badlands, Blood Crypt, Bloodstained Mire, Dragonskull Summit, Haunted Ridge, Luxury Suite

Dimir Lands - Drowned Catacomb, Morphic Pool, Polluted Delta, Shipwreck Marsh, Underground Sea, Watery Grave

Izzit Lands - Scalding Tarn, Steam Vents, Stormcarved Coast, Sulfur Falls, Training Center

Grixis Lands - Xander's Lounge, Command Tower, Crosis's Catacombs, Crumbling Necropolis, Crypt of the Eternals, Grixis Panorama, Prismatic Vista, Reflecting Pool, Maestros Theater

So, where is Aether Vial? The problem with Aether Vial is you can only use it to cast creatures and the mana cost has to be equal to Aether Vial's counters. With so few creatures in the deck, and a focus more towards enchantments, etc., Aether Vial just didn't make sense to keep. The 0 cost suspend rocks may be added in again later.

Sol Ring

Arcane Signet, Dimir Signet, Izzet Signet, Rakdos Signet, Talisman of Creativity, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Indulgence

As Foretold, Replicating Ring

Having something to do with that extra mana hanging around on turns is always nice. Cards that exile and re-suspend upon resolution give us the added benefit of never having to cast these spells again, but get reoccurring benefits from them.

Inspiring Refrain

Reality Strobe

Rousing Refrain

Profane Tutor

I hear a lot about "Nonbos"... and while there are certainly a few artifacts that render Obeka untargetable, the upsides are much bigger than the potential downsides. And Silver Shroud Costume only has shroud the turn it's cast. The "downside" is gone after then, leaving what we really want... unblockable.

Unblockable Auras - Aether Tunnel, Aqueous Form, Cloak of Mists

Flash Equipment - Mithril Coat, Silver Shroud Costume

Other Equipment - Sword of Feast and Famine, Trailblazer's Boots, Whispersilk Cloak

Being a singleton format, certain commanders have a harder time focusing their strategy. Obeka knows what she's about, but the Upkeep Trigger cards that are out there are all over the place, so a few cards dedicated to duplicating effects to focus the deck as needed based on the state of the game is super helpful.

Court of Vantress, Estrid's Invocation, Extravagant Replication

I separated these three equipment from the rest, because of their upkeep triggers explosive potential.

Ring of Evos Isle, Ring of Valkas, Ring of Xathrid

These two are merely artifacts with upkeep triggers that I liked. Why not diversify my upkeep triggers sources to extend beyond creatures and enchantments, in case the mono-white Voltron player is holding onto a Farewell and doesn't want to lose all their stuff. I want to ensure I keep at least some of mine too.

Darksteel Reactor, Portal to Phyrexia

Now, why should upkeeps be the only additional type of phases we get? Why not smack your enemies, maybe take a break to pump stuff up, and then smack them again?

Aggravated Assault, Bloodthirster, Karlach, Fury of Avernus, Moraug, Fury of Akoum

Haste enablers let our guys hit the ground feet first and ready to go. When I cast Obeka, I don't want her sitting around for a full 3 turns.

Anger, Break Through the Line, Rising of the Day

But What It Do Tho?

I don't exactly know... I'm still very much in the digital playtesting stages. This deck is crazy. lol. Coming soon...


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Revision 9 See all

(5 days ago)

+1 Herald of Leshrac maybe
+1 Rilsa Rael, Kingpin maybe
+1 Shaun, Father of Synths maybe
+1 Tomb of Horrors Adventurer maybe
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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

11 - 0 Mythic Rares

50 - 0 Rares

24 - 0 Uncommons

8 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.51
Tokens City's Blessing, Clue, Copy Clone, Dragon 5/5 R, Dungeon: Undercity, Replicated Ring, Skeleton 4/1 B, The Initiative, Monarch Emblem, The Ring, The Ring Tempts You, Treasure
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