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To Whiff Or Not To Whiff [Grenzo]

Commander / EDH BR (Rakdos)



Semi-Competitive Grenzo deck made to be played on 1 counter. Some optimisations are based on my playgroup, such as Kulrath Knight or Eastern Paladin , which you may want to take into account. Some improvements pending, such as adding more creatures.

The main idea is the web of combo pieces which provide a very versatile set of wincons which are able to evade and recover from removal, and work in many different ways. Most of these combos are intuitive, and can just be done on the fly (for this reason there is no real set list of combos in the deck)

Important pieces: - Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - Heartstone - Epitaph Golem - Workhorse - Priest of Gix / Priest of Urabrask - Ashnod's Altar - Umbral Mantle - Thornbite Staff - Carrion Feeder - Goblin Welder - Gilded Lotus - Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker - Zealous Conscripts - Lightning Crafter - Metallic Mimic - Murderous Redcap - Reito Lantern - Canal Dredger - Junktroller - Zulaport Cutthroat - Blood Artist - Desecrated Tomb - Chandra's Ignition - Deathbringer Thoctar - Soldevi Adnate - Priest of Yawgmoth

These cards, when combined in various ways, can all win the game. For example: Grenzo, Dungeon Warden + Heartstone + Workhorse + Epitaph Golem = Infinite colorless mana, allowing you to flip endlessly and go into other combo pieces such as: Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Zealous Conscripts

Some combos require other cards with ETB effects, such as Ravenous Chupacabra , in order to actually do something.

The more creatures the better, but this deck also revolves around a lot of utility cards, tutors and other artifacts, meaning it is difficult to go very much further than 45. Another difference from a typical Grenzo deck is that many are much more Goblin centred, while there is less of a tribal aspect to this one.

The maybeboard should mostly be left ignored: it's only the cards which I have removed throughout the course of optisimising the deck.

I will leave figuring out the rest of the combos as an excercise to the reader. Any suggestions are welcome.


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 year

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

4 - 0 Mythic Rares

35 - 0 Rares

36 - 0 Uncommons

14 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.22
Tokens Copy Clone, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 1/1 Goblin, 1/1 Bat, Treasure
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