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[Primer] Rainforest Shmainforest: Not For Hippies!

Commander / EDH BGW (Abzan, Junk) Counters Dredge Lifegain Primer Reanimator Voltron



Miss Stevens' Nightmare Bug

Run, children, run!

I've tried to build a deck around Rayami, First of the Fallen first, he seemed like fun. The issue was that the deck didn't really pack that big a punch. Totally depending on the Commander being present on the field before it could really get into action. Too many ifs.

Then Kathril, Aspect Warper caught my eye and it was very similar to Rayami, yet didn't have the issues that came with it. When Kathril is cast he immediately comes online because you can put cards, and more importantly tutor cards directly in the Graveyard prior to casting him. Making it much more consistent.

Goal is to fill the Graveyard with a few key creatures that have powerful keywords for Kathril, while still making sure you have enough support. We take a more interactive approach to most Kathril decks I've come across; instead of dumping a boat load of random keyword creatures in the deck and milling yourself hoping you hit the right stuff.

Each keyword comes back on at least 2 creatures so in the event we do get hit with Graveyard hate we can continue on course and summon Kathril. We achieve getting the necessary keywords with effects like Fauna Shaman, Buried Alive, Tortured Existence, etc.

Biggest bang for Buried Alive type cards are:

Back-up plans are either to go big and stompy with Akroma, Vision of Ixidor and Odric, Lunarch Marshal or create a massive boardstate with Eerie Ultimatum.

We need to have a delicate balance of just enough keyword abilities creatures and deck consistency.

The following creatures are aimed at being primarily used for Kathril in the form of multiple keywords and others that offer some other form of utility as well.

Rainforest fauna comes in all shapes and colours so we need ample ramp.

Some all around good-stuff cards.

I'm open to suggestions and ideas to improve the deck. Bonus points if you make a suggestion and mention what you would cut for it and why.

Be sure to check out my other decks for even more funzies:

Leave an upvote as a show of respect to the rainforest. :)


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 2 weeks

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

13 - 0 Mythic Rares

55 - 0 Rares

21 - 0 Uncommons

5 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.82
Tokens 3/3 G Token Creature Beast, Pest 1/1 BG, Inkling 2/1 WB, Treasure
Folders CoolStuff, Stuff I like, EDH, saved decks
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