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Pokémon Breeder - Atla Palani, Nest Tender (EDH)

Commander / EDH* RGW (Naya)


Join Brock on his journey to become the world’s most profound Pokémon breeder. Will he find great success and breed his dream team or will he find himself with no choice but to turn back to Kanto and defend Pewter City’s gym for the rest of his life? It all begins with nothing but a few eggs and items in his inventory, and from there YOU help tell his story.

NOTE 1: If you want to know how to destroy every permanent our opponents controls, play every creature in our deck, and draw our entire library, skip to the very end “The ULTIMATE egg hatching technique” (you can also win by milling every opponent).

NOTE 2: I am still in the process of determining what each of the cards in this deck should represent in the world of Pokémon. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Motivation comes from anything Pokémon - the anime, the card game, the video games (including Pokémon GO) - so let the creativity run free. Also if I already have something for a card and you think of a better replacement, please let me know that as well. Also any suggestions for the actual build of the deck is greatly appreciated as well. Thanks for reading!

Thanks to becks16 for massive help on deciding which Pokémon should correspond to each creature - go check out his decks!

Brock may encounter people willing to join him on his journey, or he may stop somewhere that furthers his knowledge:

Aura Shards = ?

Earthcraft = ?

Epic Struggle = ?

Fanatical Devotion = ?

Goblin Bombardment = ?

Greater Good = ?

Mana Reflection = ?

Privileged Position = ?

Sterling Grove = ?

Sylvan Library = ?

Warstorm Surge = ?


The goal of this deck is pretty straight forward. We want to get Atla Palani, Nest Tender out on the battlefield as early as possible and then start hatching those m——f—kn EGGS. So to get her out early we want to cast T1-2 mana ramp spells ( Fellwar Stone , Nature's Lore , ...). If we don’t have any of those, then we have great alternative T3 plays such as Ashnod's Altar , Fanatical Devotion , and so on which all act like incubators to get those eggs hatching sooner rather than later. With a couple eggs out we then either boardwipe, sacrifice, or block an opponents creature to get them to hatch into amazing high CMC creatures and hopefully from there we put pressure on our opponents and win the game. :)
There are a couple ways we can go about this. The first method is to ramp so we get our commander out earlier and start the hatching process sooner. A list of ramp spells in this deck are (14 total): Krosan Verge , Nature's Lore , Three Visits , Farseek , Regal Behemoth , Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , Mana Reflection , Arcane Signet , Earthcraft , Ashnod's Altar , Coldsteel Heart , Fellwar Stone , Phyrexian Altar , Sol Ring .

Once our commander is out we want to make the most of of his ability. To do so we can untap him with Seedborn Muse , Samut, Voice of Dissent , Thornbite Staff , or Thousand-Year Elixir , or cast additional eggs like Mirror Entity , Roc Egg , and Dragon Egg .

To help us get the cards listed above we need draw. A list of all draw spells in this deck are (7 total): Shamanic Revelation , Sylvan Library , Skullclamp , Soul of the Harvest , Sunbaked Canyon , Greater Good and Conch Horn .
Obviously our commander is a hot target for removal. Thus, we need to protect him by granting him hexproof, indestructible, and so on... A list of cards that protect him and our other creatures are (8 total): Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Boros Charm , Sigarda, Host of Herons , Asceticism , Privileged Position , Lightning Greaves , Heroic Intervention , and Teferi's Protection .

An alternative way to do protect our creatures is to remove the threats. A list of all removal spells are (11 total): Austere Command , Decimate , Boros Charm , Primal Command , Angel of Serenity , Terastodon , Void Winnower , Aura Shards , Beast Within , Generous Gift , Kozilek, the Great Distortion
Step 1: Setting up

To begin the ultimate egg hatching technique you must first get the following on the battlefield: Atla Palani, Nest Tender + Ashnod's Altar / Phyrexian Altar + Mirror Entity and one other creature. Pump 1 mana into Mirror Entity so that all creatures are base power and toughness 1/1 AND changelings (i.e. they’re also now eggs).

Step 2: Creating your army

From here, sacrifice any creature (not Mirror Entity ), to allow yourself to get the trigger off Atla and put a different creature into play. Pay 1 mana to make that creature an egg as well. The two creatures you are looking for in particular are Roc Egg and Dragon Egg since these both create a token creature on death (which are also egg creatures). Keep killing these two off until you have played every creature in your deck. NOTE: Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre is what makes this possible since he shuffles our graveyard back into our library, thus bringing Roc Egg and/or Dragon Egg back as well.

Step 3: Stripping your opponents of (almost) everything they own

Once all our creatures are out, we can start some mean shenanigans with Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and any of our other creatures. To destroy every permanent (lands included) our opponents own, sacrifice Terastodon and follow up by sacrificing Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre . This shuffles both of them back into our library (and they are the only two creatures in our library since everything else is on the battlefield). Sacrifice Roc Egg or Dragon Egg to bring one of them back, and then sacrifice the creature token created to bring the other. Repeat this process getting triggers off Terastodon and destroying every non-creature permanent. Next replace Terastodon with Angel of Serenity and start exiling every token Terastodon created. Finally your opponents will control no permanents other than indestructible non-creatures. NOTE: before moving onto the next step, sacrifice Academy Rector grabbing Epic Struggle . We will need this for a future step.

Step 4: Drawing your entire library

It’s nice to have answers when you need them so we want to draw our entire library. To do this Soul of the Harvest along with Summoner's Egg is key. Sacrifice Roc Egg or Dragon Egg and keep getting etb triggers to draw cards from Soul of the Harvest . Should you draw into a creature spell, simply sacrifice Summoner's Egg to put that creature back onto the battlefield. Keep this going until you draw your entire library.

Step 5: Let’s give our opponents a chance

With our entire library drawn and all our creatures on the battlefield, pass the turn and let our opponents have a chance. Hopefully they have a land to play because that’s the first step to recovering from controlling no permanents. Let them strategize on how to stop us. They can’t make us sacrifice permanents (thanks Sigarda, Host of Herons ), their creatures enter the battlefield tapped (thanks Urabrask the Hidden ), they can’t destroy our permanents (thanks Avacyn, Angel of Hope ), they can’t cast even CMC spells (thanks Void Winnower ), and actually they can’t cast any spells with CMC 6 or less because we have Kozilek, the Great Distortion out... If they manage to disrupt your plans, then concede because they deserve to win. But if not, let your upkeep roll over and win with Epic Struggle we brought in earlier.

Spicy Alternative Ending: The maya mill

If you are tired of the original win you can replace step 5 with the following: you may have noticed a Lotus Petal is in this deck. We can play that as many times as we want and keep drawing it back following step 4. Once we have 2 mana, throw down Altar of Dementia and hatch 100-300 more eggs milling your opponents by 1 every time. Pass the turn and let them all lose on their upkeep.


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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.95
Tokens 3/3 Elephant, 3/3 Beast, Monarch, 6/6 Dragon, 0/1 Egg, 1/1 Bird
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