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The Great Depression Tazri Budget 40$

Commander / EDH Allies Budget Five Color


Oh my Gosh!! It's under 50 dollars!! This is insane!

Why Tazri?


Save some money.

How Tazri

You will spend the early turns ramping, after this you can start to deploy your allies.

Here we have two paths depending on our hand, if there is a blink spell with draw in it, go for Tazri and search for Zada, Hedron Grinder, put all the Allies you can on the BF and blink Zada, drawing a new hand.

If you dont have a blink spell you will search for Sea Gate Loremaster, it's important to search ways to refill your hand as soon as possible.

Resolute Blademaster, Mirror Entity and Tajuru Warcaller are the ones you want to find for the final strike, that's when Tazri shines, searching for one of those and swinging for victory.

The deck was built with the intention to save money, with the constant increase of the exchange rate between Dollar and Real I was forced to go pretty low . I wanted an aggro deck with a general that I like.

Let's talk about positive and negative aspects:


Deck is vulnerable to wrath effects and life gain, because these cards makes difficult to put pressure on the board and lead the game to a mid or end stage, in this situation your enemies can make some creatures or enchantments that your Allies can't resolve, like a Propaganda or Windborn Muse.


It's difficult to the enemies to deal with creature after creature causing damage and making some sort of effect. The reanimator strategy with the creatures that give haste on the list makes the final effort to steal the win.

After all beeing said, the main goal is put a couple of allies on the board and overwhelm the opponents with all the pressure they provides.

Ephemerate + Zada, Hedron Grinder , Acrobatic Maneuver + Zada, Hedron Grinder and Illusionist's Stratagem + Zada, Hedron Grinder will copy the blink effect in all allies on your battlefield causing all of then to trigger.

Arcane Adaptation + Turntimber Ranger for infinite allies wolves.

Eerie Interlude is a one card little combo, make all of your allies trigger can do big stuffs!

Hagra Diabolist + Rite of Replication or Halimar Excavator. Just pay the kicker cost and put 30 triggers with X equal do 6.


If you want to take the deck to the next level this is your section.

This is where you will see the most difference of all the upgrades, removing the slow lands for untapped ones that generates more colors is the key to break through the ceiling.

Cut - Gateway Plaza - Opulent Palace - Plaza of Harmony - Jund Panorama - Naya Panorama

Add - Path of Ancestry - Reflecting Pool - Cavern of Souls - Unclaimed Territory - Ancient Ziggurat

And of course you can always change the Guild Gates for Shock Lands, with this new set up of lands you cut Holdout Settlement, Caves of Koilos, Survivors' Encampment and some basics for Fetch Lands, remeber to change Circuitous Route for Skyshroud Claim if you choose this path.

Requested Contributions

What are other cards that would help with the strategy outlined above?

Are there other good allies that I have forgotten?

How would you upgrade the land-base?

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Thank you all!!!


Updates Add

EDHREC posted a Tazri article these days, of course we can't let it go without a reading.

As always they came with a extraordinary never seen strategy and one thing caught my eye, the Hidden Zada and target spells with draw. We already have some spells that target Zada to replicate the effect in a larger escale but if we could draw a card when doing this....

Currently the first Ally I always search is Sea Gate for draw, but without haste we need to wait one turn to activate, so I'm trying to incorporate the Zada's Draw strategy into our list in the form of Acrobatic Maneuver and Illusionist's Stratagem.

With this being said we have two strategies to follow until Tazri hits the board and searches a roomate, if we have one of the blinks spells in hand go for Zada, if don't go for Sea Gate.

I think having more drawing options is aewsome in our deck, it's not unusual to have the board cleaned by a wrath. Tell me what is your thoghts guys.

I would like to emphasize that user: mortalrage came with this idea over an year ago and I dind't see the interation with Zada and never putted then into the deck, thinking that the low cmc cost was better to do the "same" effect.


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

1 - 0 Mythic Rares

27 - 0 Rares

24 - 0 Uncommons

31 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.25
Tokens 1/1 Kor Ally, None Copy Clone, 2/2 Wolf, 1/1 Soldier Ally
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