A couple of quick notes on the build so far:

  • The Theros Gods play out very well here. They're resilient against creature-based wraths, I can still cast them with Nikya out, many of them have mana sinks attached to them, and the high creature count means their devotion counts are usually met.

  • There's an intentional sub-theme of activated abilities and other mana sinks so I can continue utilizing my huge amounts of mana even if I can't/don't draw impactful creatures. Examples include: Soul of New Phyrexia, Captivating Crew, and Kamahl, Fist of Krosa. Nikya also makes utility lands such as Arch of Orazca, Rogue's Passage, and Kessig Wolf Run much more efficient utility tools.

  • The few noncreature permanents I run are cheap enough that I can deploy them to the field before casting Nikya. Also, I have a few ways of getting Nikya out of play if I really need to cast Primal Surge or an artifact or enchantment: High Market, Evolutionary Leap, Greater Good, and Temur Sabertooth

  • It's not currently running Heartwood Storyteller or Regal Force since they could potentially cause me deck out after casting Primal Surge. Of course, I am running Ulamog and a couple sac outlets so this can be averted in some situations. I will likely try each of them as I continue to test and tweak the deck so my opinion may change.

  • Normally, the deck wins via combat, but there are a couple of infinite combos for situations where combat can't cut it. For example, it can use Earthcraft + Temur Sabertooth + Avenger of Zendikar to generate infinite mana and then use many of the mana sinks to close the game. There's also combos involving Aggravated Assault or Hellkite Charger alongside mana dorks or land untappers.


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 3 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

20 - 0 Mythic Rares

43 - 0 Rares

13 - 0 Uncommons

8 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.40
Tokens 3/3 Elephant, 0/1 Plant, City's Blessing, 2/2 Manifest, 4/4 Elemental
Folders Uncategorized, 2) Side EDH Decks
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