The Threefold Sun Incarnate

As you enter the territory of The Great Calamity, you hear a faint sound of drums off in the distance. You may choose to listen...or not. Your choice.

What is best in life? Crushing your enemies. See them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women. You relish at the thought - and since you haven't already run away in fear...then clearly this is the deck and more importantly - Commander for you. Zacama can easily overrun and terrorize the battlefield all by herself, but there are times when you may need to employ a pack and it's tools to crush a wily foe. The design of this deck is as simple as nature: dominate and destroy all before you using the embodiment of pure savagery and might.

This deck's aim is to be a Dinosaur tribal Mid-range deck that can threaten to win between turns 6 - 8, fitting within the Focused category as defined in the video How to Power up your Commander deck by The Command Zone. The deck rarely builds a threatening board state early game, but can easily overwhelm and overrun the board given the right cards (ideally, Exploration or Burgeoning turn 1 usually create the best scenarios). In terms of strategy the deck appeals to a more Timmy focused mindset, as you definitely play the big stompies - with a few sprinklings of Johnny. The Zacama based combos will require the Quick Maths to prove to the table that you have infinite mana - and you must do this in a timely fashion to keep from ruining the fun at the table. All the key cards and game winning/momentum shifting combos are all discussed in the "Tooth and Nail" tab of the accordion.

tl;dr - Play big stompies - then fire off infinite combos (that require math) to destroy everything.

To get to victory, the deck requires a steady stream of cards while having enough big scary creatures to fend off other players who may wish to deny Zacama her due. Touching on that, the deck's primary weakness is that it's politically weak. For some reason having all the removal options attached to my commander makes it something of a target while just sitting (probably loudly) in the command zone, so making friends is important! That's why Yavimaya Hollow is very useful as it can target opponent's creatures, additionally Pir's Whim can punish those who have been less than friendly early on as well. To help keep my grip full, I took a suggestion from the Professor of TolarianCommunityCollege and included some good green draw options, as well as the mono green draw engine of Abundance + Sylvan Library .

Each combo in this deck has a special name or designation - for flavor

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to this deck, as there is an alternate commander (it is legal to swap commanders between games).However, the alternate commander of this deck is not actually legal- enter Grimlock, Dinobot Leader  . He is the epitome of what makes Dinosaurs cool - but turned to 11. If you disagree then I would like to officially inform you that you are wrong. Good day to you. At one point, silver-bordered cards were temporarily legal in commander from December 01 2017 until January 15th 2018. But I maintain that if your playgroup is cool with the use of silver-bordered cards, and that it isn't too disruptive (refer to the silver-bordered cards that were banned (or remained banned) during the Jan 15th legal period) then it's appropriate for play. With Grimlock   at the helm, the deck does lose a lot of it's ability to control the board - therefore it's definitely for a more casual game/meta (threatening to win between turns 8 and 10). But, the deck does gain a more streamlined approach: Play Dinos. Turn Right. Win Fight. - providing the ultimate Timmy experience.

Additionally, you get to live out the fantasy of the following episode of transformers:

If you were wondering about what transformer I use to pay for Grimlock  's activation cost I chose the MP-08 Grimlock Masterpiece, pictured below:

Grimlock @ Amazing Spiral Show


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When I started to pilot this deck (Realizing Dinosaurs embody my inner Timmy) i've always intended to acquire a special high-end deck box for it in the same fashion as my Sliver Deck The Queen's Egg. The problem however was that I had a very specific vision (a common problem that plagues me with my decks as well) - I wanted to get a deck box that resembles a Tyrannosaurus Rex's fossilized skull. Currently, there is no such product available - but luckily for me I found an artist who works with metals and cast resins who is willing to take up the task of building me my dream T-Rex Skull deck box - albeit at a pretty penny. Everything is in the early stages at the moment, but what's really awesome is the fact that I at least have a concept image to share:

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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17 - 0 Mythic Rares

54 - 0 Rares

11 - 0 Uncommons

6 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.60
Tokens 3/3 G Token Creature Elephant, 3/3 G Token Creature Dinosaur, C Emblem Monarch, Copy Clone, C Emblem City's Blessing, Treasure
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