They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a different result...

So, two years ago I had a Riku deck. This ain't your mom's Tim deck

Turns out. Riku was pretty absurd and broken when it came to playing shenanigans like infinite mana into infinite turns or infinite creature ETB's. Having lost my playgroup, I shelved the idea, traded off all the value cards, and made a few other decks. But something kept pulling me back...

I liked the playstyle of the deck before I had the power cards and win-cons, like Purphoros, God of the Forge Nexus of Fate and Expropriate . I wanted to play the clone/copy game again. Where my board got absurd very quickly. So. I started again.

"This time." I said to myself, "This time it won't be so infuriating to play against." I'm going to use token generators, with temporary theft and clones and it'll only be as strong as the decks I play against... right? Wrong.

Turns out no matter how you slice it, infinite mana makes this deck so broken. Especially with things I should have been using in the first itteration, like Deadeye Navigator Avenger of Zendikar and Peregrine Drake instead of Riptide Laboratory and AEther Adept , but I was new to the format and was trying my hardest to keep on the wizard tribe, despite it gimping my potential.

I'm still tweaking this deck, right now it's a little bit of a jack of all trades kind of thing, afore mentioned Avenger of Zendikar and Hornet Queen producing tokens, Zara, Renegade Recruiter and Captivating Crew for that temporary theft, and things like Clone Legion Spitting Image and Spark Double as the clone end. I know I need some counter magic, and to drop one of the three categories to make the other two more pronounced.

Welcome. To the new Riku deck Version 1.0.1:

Update: 1.0.2 - Removed most of the theft, added more clone, and a bit of counter-magic. Left Captivating Crew to steal potential obstacles, and Zara, Renegade Recruiter as I can clone things she 'steals' with Riku, just for fun, yeah? With only 2 mana artifacts and 2 mana dorks, Dramatic Reversal and Isochron Scepter seem just silly to include at this point, and besides. I'm not actively trying to make infinite mana anymore. It's not actually needed in the deck.

Update: 1.0.3 - Removed Captivating Crew for Glasspool Mimic  

Update: 1.0.4 - Removed Sakashima's Will Omnispell Adept Refuse / Cooperate Ghostly Flicker and Season of Growth for Parallel Lives Doubling Season Ingenious Mastery Double Major and Golden Ratio


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Date added 6 months
Last updated 3 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

5 - 0 Mythic Rares

45 - 0 Rares

15 - 0 Uncommons

18 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.80
Tokens C Emblem Monarch, 0/1 Plant, 3/3 G Token Creature Beast, 2/2 C Creature Morph, Insect 1/1 G w/ Flying, Deathtouch, Copy Clone
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