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Commander / EDH* Aggro Control Goad Group Slug Primer RGW (Naya)



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Do you like jacked up shirtless bengal tigers? Do you like turning creatures sideway and hate thinking about leaving blockers up? Doesn't it bother you when your pussy opponents won't swing their creatures?

Well my Boi Marisi, Breaker of the Coil is one very jacked bengal tiger and very good at convincing degenerates to fight each other.

This build focuses on attack evasion, group slug and goad to speed up games and force opponents into combat. The lower CMC works in mid-range and can work in cEDH because we can use our opponents creatures and battle cruiser decks against the rest of the table. In higher power tables, turning their combo pieces sideways into blockers or simply leaving them open for repeated unblockable damage adds up fast.

We don't run one time use extra combats or goad spells because unblockable permanents are going to let us goad repeatedly.

Deck is running few hatebears, stax or pillowfort because this deck is meant to come out swinging and leaving our opponents open for damage via goad and nothing else. We have to run good interaction and group slug instead of stax since we can't take advantage of rule of law effects like a Winota can.

Be careful killing someone too fast or you'll lose access to their creatures via goading and you don't want to end up in a situation where you're goading a bigger board into yourself. If you remove 2/3 players, the last one better be tapped out when you're ready to finish them or hope they don't have more power on board than you. Miri, Weatherlight Duelist helps with that, though.

Use the creature gifting as deal making, don't just toss out creatures to someone without asking to get something in return; think of it as negotiating a deal, you won't get something you want unless you ask. Often times you can give out creatures to people who will agree to swing with them, leaving you free to goad someone else!

You don't need to cast Marisi, Breaker of the Coil ASAP, if another similar creature could be cast before him that would allow you to goad on the turn following (casting Marisi the turn later) then do that. We need our commander mostly for his ability rather than his body.

  • All cards are 5CMC or under to stay low to the ground on cost but also so we can drop anything with Rishkar's Expertise.

  • Ghostly Prison & Propaganda shut down our goad (you can't goad someone into a player with one of these out). You need to run enchantment removal for this reason alone. If you run into a pod with combat stax, you're going to have a hard time.

  • Commonly unknown but Battle Angles of Tyr copies get through Ghostly Prison & Propaganda without paying.

  • Bedlam online or Spirit Mantle on Tahngarth, First Mate turns games into a blood bath.

  • When you trigger Marisi's goad, if you don't need the mana for another phase, tap your Forbidden Orchard to stack a spirit onto a player's board who's about the be goaded, and then the spirit will become goaded with Marisi's trigger. (Same timing can be done with Beast Within & Generous Gift)

  • Seasoned Dungeoneer works on Marisi and several other creatures in the deck and the Undercity is added value each turn.

  • Use Sylvan Offering for deal making, or an easy goad target. Legion Loyalist works well here, FYI.

Card Advancement (9x): Esper Sentinel, Beast Whisperer, Toski, Bearer of Secrets, Ohran Frostfang, Sylvan Library, Battle Angels of Tyr, Seasoned Dungeoneer, Return of the Wildspeaker, Archivist of Oghma

Looting/ Spells/Mana Sinks (11x): Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, Professional Face-Breaker, Sylvan Offering, Pest Infestation, Rocco, Cabaretti Caterer, Green Sun's Zenith, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Arahbo, Roar of the World, Rogue's Passage, Kessig Wolf Run

Removal (10x): Swords to Plowshares, Lightning Bolt, Generous Gift, Beast Within, Chaos Warp, Kenrith's Transformation, Soltari Visionary, Pest Infestation, Boseiju, Who Endures, Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire

Ramp (14x): Birds of Paradise, Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, Biophagus, Deep Gnome Terramancer, Dockside Extortionist, Professional Face-Breaker, Nature's Lore, Three Visits, Chrome Mox, Mox Diamond, Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, Arcane Signet, Green Sun's Zenith

Protection (11x): Selfless Spirit, Mother of Runes, Giver of Runes, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Guardian Augmenter, Lightning Greaves, Deflecting Swat, Heroic Intervention, Boros Charm, Flawless Maneuver (Not running Teferi's Protection only because there's enough other creature protection in here)

Unblockables/Enablers (x11): Bedlam, Dryad Sophisticate, Mother of Runes, Seasoned Dungeoneer, Soltari Champion, Soltari Foot Soldier, Soltari Trooper, Soltari Visionary, Bothersome Quasit, Yellow Scarves Cavalry, Giver of Runes

Group Slug/Creature Gifting (11x): Agitator Ant, Frontier Warmonger, Tahngarth, First Mate, Gahiji, Honored One, Hunted Dragon, Sylvan Offering, Duelist's Heritage, Bedlam, Forbidden Orchard, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Urabrask the Hidden


Updates Add

Took out Eladamri's Call for Wheel of Fortune as I recently obtained one. Eladamri's is useful don't get me wrong. I typically get Toski or Gahiji but I think the wheel will benefit me more. To refill an empty hand and give me the ability to disrupt tutoring opponents.

Also swapped out Shiny Impetus to put Smothering Tithe back in. Impetus is not a bad card but sometimes the enchanted creature dies and I'm left not getting anything back from it. Tithe is just a monster if the game goes on for a few turns past it's casting.

Took Rip Apart out for Pest Infestation to balance my colors a bit.


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

11 - 0 Mythic Rares

62 - 0 Rares

13 - 0 Uncommons

5 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.54
Tokens Beast 3/3 G, Copy Clone, Dungeon: Undercity, Elephant 3-3 G, Elf Warrior 1/1 G, Knight 2/2 W w/ First Strike, Pest 1/1 BG, Skeleton 4/1 B, Spirit 1/1 C, The Initiative, Thopter 1/1 C, Treasure, Treefolk */* G
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+1 Mountain main
+1 Mox Diamond main
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