Tribute to The Lord of the Rings; Scroll over to see Alters - My 3rd EDH deck I ever built since starting the game in '96. Its been kicking ass as my favorite Tribe ever since. MAJOR thanks to the Tarkir Block for the most recent additions (finally cut out Dragon Tyrant, which just doesn't hold up today; as well as Karrthus, which is a MISTAKE competitively speaking -i.e. opposing Clones, Reanimates, etc win them the game). Friend of mine told me I should "Immortalize" it by posting online... what do you think? Is she a worthy addition to the Annals of Durgun Lore? - Would the onslaught prove Khaleesi proud?

Alters: Command Tower - Barad-dur

Sol Ring - Frodo Baggins holding The One Ring

Arcane Signet - Gandalf wearing Narya

Vampiric Tutor - Saruman gazing into his Palantir

Demonic Tutor - Aragorn confronting the King of the Oathbreakers

Vindicate - Boromir lying in the boat, after Parth Galen, blade in hands & covered in flowers w/cloven horn of Gondor.

Bloom Tender - Arwen Undomiel

Faeburrow Elder - Treebeard carrying Merry & Pippen

Coalition Relic - Samwise holding the Phial of Eärendil

Rhystic Study - Bilbo on his porch writing 'There & Back Again'

Pernicious Deed - Gollum

Feldon of the Third Path - Gimli

Eternal Witness - Legolas

Oracle of Mul Daya - Galadriel

Greater Good - Elrond at the Battle of Dagorlad

Patriarch's Bidding - Sauron

Balefire Dragon - Smaug

Bayou - Yoda with cane outside Dagobah cave

Scrubland - The Ivory Tower from Neverending Story

Taiga - Snow-capped Geiranger Fjord in Norway

Volcanic Island - Hawaiian lava flow coast

Yavimaya Hollow - Rainforest glade w/waterfall

Cavern of Souls - Link questing for The Four Sword

Blade of Selves - The Four Sword (from Zelda)

Sensei's Divining Top - floating on a Lily pad in a Koi pod, Black Lotus sitting beside it

Mother of Runes - Daenerys Targaryen with her Dragons (Game of Thrones)

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - San in Wolf garb (Princess Mononoke)

Collective Restraint - Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell series)

Scalelord Reckoner - Haku (Spirited Away)

Atarka, World Render - Alduin (Skyrim)

Ojutai, Soul of Winter - Falkor (The Neverending Story)

Silumgar, the Drifting Death - Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)

Combos of Note:

  1. Moltensteel Dragon + Atarka, World Render (or Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ) = 1-shot (avoiding a Krosan Grip ;) )

  2. Bladewing the Risen + Terror of the Peaks + Blade of Selves (3-man+ game)

  3. Kokusho, the Evening Star + Feldon of the Third Path

  4. (*similar) Dragon Broodmother + Yosei, the Morning Star + Teneb, the Harvester

  5. Rite of Replication becomes 'Power Overwhelming' with Balefire Dragon OR Utvara Hellkite (Knollspine Dragon for ALL the Draw! Kamigawa boys ofc)

  6. Ilharg, the Raze-Boar + Dragonlord Silumgar + Greater Good

  7. Waves of Aggression (harder to stop than Aggravated Assault) + Bear Umbra (Dragons don't wield swords ;P) + Dragonlord Ojutai OR The Ur-Dragon to draw the Land.

  8. Dragon Tempest or other 'All-Haste' + Living Death OR Patriarch's Bidding = OVERKILL! (have easily done 800+ dmg by turn 7)

The Shocklands form a Panorama: Steam Vents - Sacred Foundry - Godless Shrine - Overgrown Tomb - Breeding Pool - Hallowed Fountain - Temple Garden - Stomping Ground - Blood Crypt - Watery Grave

(*this is ALSO my Canadian Highlander/1v1 Commander, which has a separate 30 card sub-out Tribal for Land Burn build)

Landy: Ice Storm - Reap and Sow - Bramblecrush - Reclaiming Vines - Creeping Mold - Mwonvuli Acid-Moss - Stone Rain - Icefall - Pillage - Seismic Spike - Wreak Havoc - Wrecking Ball - Befoul - Song of the Dryads - Temporal Spring - Crosis's Charm - Recoil - Vindicate - Seismic Shift - Beast Within - Generous Gift - Numot, the Devastator

Counter/Protection/Rez: Arcane Denial - Delay - Remand - Memory Lapse - Countersquall - Izzet Charm - Giver of Runes - Apostle's Blessing - Shelter - Heroic Intervention - Swords to Plowshares - Path to Exile - Necromancy - Exhume - Lim-Dul's Vault - Entomb


Updates Add

Added some key power: Arcane Signet, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Despark, Teferi's Protection, and the insane new Warstorm Durgun, Terror of the Peaks!

Battlecruiser FTW: Overhaul to include responses up the wazoo, making the focus: Ramp, Response, Dragons! - Final Alters being added soon too... even Merry & Pippen carried by Faeburrow Elder + Bilbo in his Rhystic Study, finally! ;)


Date added 3 years
Last updated 1 dia

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

18 - 1 Mythic Rares

59 - 9 Rares

10 - 0 Uncommons

9 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.67
Tokens Copy Clone, 4/4 Dragon
Folders Permanent Posse, Scion Ideas, EDH
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