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Ultimate FC combo cEDH - The First Sliver

Commander / EDH


The First Sliver is now the best commander for Food Chain combo. He allows extra room for consistency and answers because the deck itself wins the game when Food Chain combo is assembled. No additional win-con cards that do nothing outside the combo are required. Fewer dead cards means more resilient, more consistent, and more card choices to switch for your own meta. RIP to General Tazri and Niv-Mizzet Reborn.

This version of deck list is more resilient because I like to have back-up plans: Noxious Revival, Riftsweeper, Memory's Journey, Yawgmoth's Will.

The First Sliver also generate value on cast, oppose to Niv-Mizzet Reborn that 70% of the time fail to reveal a two-color card or General Tazri who gets a useless ally. The First Sliver can usually cascade into something usable: tutor, kill spell, draw, ramp...anything other than counter spells are net gain.

Win-con with FC combo: Thassa's Oracle: if you can empty the library or Sensei's Divining Top still available. Alternatively, Timetwister/Memory's Journey + Noxious Revival + Foresight/Extract/Manipulate Fate loop to exile all lands and counter spells then cast all spells.

Timetwister + Memory's Journey or Timetwister/Memory's Journey + Noxious Revival can help you cast your deck infinitely many times, combined with Extract/Assassin's Trophy win you the game.

Alternative win-cons: Thassa's Oracle + Tainted Pact/Demonic Consultation is 2-card combo finisher.

The First Sliver is a 7/7 commander, 3 hits eliminate a player. Pressure your opponents' life in cEDH is also a very usual strategy, if he gets killed you can re-cast for more value.


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Wizard printed another stupid overpowered card for EDH: Thassa's Oracle, it is a better replacement for Jace, Wielder of Mysteries in almost any way,

  1. She made Demonic Consultation and Tainted Pact combos much easier

  2. She costs less, which also means better with Ad Nauseam

  3. She is a creature I can cast with Food Chain mana.

  4. No longer vulnerable to permanent destruction because I can win off the trigger

  5. When combo with Food Chain, she can dig more than Jace (5 total devotion to blue among the blue creatures, 6 if Mystic Remora is also on the field)

  6. She is a legal Sevinne's Reclamation target

I will say at least 95% of the time she is better than Jace, Wielder of Mysteries. If you are playing competitively with Jace or LabMan I encourage add or replace with her, she is much safer and better.


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  • Achieved #61 position overall 1 year ago
  • Achieved #32 position in Commander / EDH 1 year ago
Date added 1 year
Last updated 3 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

10 - 0 Mythic Rares

57 - 0 Rares

16 - 0 Uncommons

16 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 1.72
Tokens None Treasure, 1/1 Spirit, 1/1 Bird
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