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The Queen says you're TOO HECTIC!! Varina EDH

Commander / EDH Budget Control WUB (Esper)



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An attempt on a budget Varina, Lich Queen Deck with only a slight Zombie sub-theme.

The general idea is to slow the game with a lot of control and stuff like Rule of Law , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade , Grand Arbiter Augustin IV , Perplexing Chimera etc. without being to abnoxious and generate a lot of value with card-draw engines like Azor, the Lawbringer , Rhystic Study and Varina herself.

This helps you drawing into wincons like The Scarab God , Archfiend of Ifnir and Sphinx's Tutelage .

The deck is designed to be fun to play on a casual table and features a couple of cards that will bring fun and chaos for everyone, e.g. Death Match and Axis of Mortality . It should also encourage a lot of table-talk between the players.

I also did not inculde any tutors or "you-win-the-game" cards like Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite because it's honestly not fun to just win the game by dropping a single card or by grabbing the same things every single game.

The deck is by design not a full-on Zombie tribal, only a couple of cards support the Zombie theme and some of the best cards like Endless Ranks of the Dead were just too much IMO, a 3-4 Tokens + Varina are honestly all I need.

If you have any suggestions that would add to the fun aspects of the deck please feel free to comment below and if you liked it make sure to drop a +1! :3


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 11 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

7 - 0 Mythic Rares

25 - 0 Rares

27 - 0 Uncommons

15 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.48
Tokens None Copy Clone, 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Bat, 2/3 Zombie Bird Warrior, None Treasure, 2/2 Manifest
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11 months ago)

+1 Bone Miser main
-1 Lich's Mastery main