The Umbrella corporation presents to you: the Surgeon General Commander, the latest product of mutating virus technology. A once great scientist with an interest in furthering the capabilities of the physical body, the surgeon commander is now a terrifying monstrosity, a constantly mutating creature with vast and terrifying powers who seeks only to crush those who stand in his way.

This is a semi-budget deck I'm building IRL. I wanted to create a deck focusing on the mutate mechanic and decided that in order to get the most value out of mutate I'd need to use all 5 colors. I then decided that since I was doing this I wanted to include EVERY mutate card and, more specifically, all of the showcase mutate cards since I love the art so much. And since I'm going to go WUBRG with a theme, I decided to also include Door to Nothingness just for a laugh.

The 5 color mutate theme works pretty well in testing so far, though it's reliant on making a big voltron stack to keep getting mutate triggers. As such I need lots of hexproof/indestructible bases for this. Cards like Elusive Tormentor  , Fleecemane Lion, and Thrun, the Last Troll are incredibly good for this. The biggest weakness in this plan is forced sacrifice. So far the only way I've found to get around this is if i manage to get Cubwarden, Trumpeting Gnarr, or a recursion engine like Nethroi, Apex of Death on the mutate pile.

As good as the mutate triggers are at controlling the board state and providing card advantage, I also need a way to close games. Chromanticore and Door to Nothingness allow us to do this. Card: chromanticore, Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt, and any 6/6 base gives us 20 damage that is very hard to dodge. If this is mutated onto our commander, this kills pretty quickly. Plus the life gain is nice too.


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Date added 2 months
Last updated 1 month

This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

12 - 0 Mythic Rares

35 - 0 Rares

29 - 0 Uncommons

11 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.95
Tokens 2/2 Cat, 3/3 Beast, 4/4 Angel, None Treasure, Feather
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