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Volo's Guide to Cooking Monsters (Budget Counters)

Commander / EDH Budget Counters GU (Simic) Proliferate


The aim of this deck is fairly simple. Play Master Chef on turn 3, followed by Volo, Itinerant Scholar on Turn 4. Getting them both out should be your top priority in the early game.

Then focus on bringing out as many creatures as you can, all of which benefit in some way from gaining +1/+1 counters. If you run out, use Volo's Journal to draw some more. Almost every creature has a different type, to help you get some insane card draw and we have access to a bunch of removal/control spells to keep your opponents in check too.

If your opponents don't keep you in check, this deck gets out of control very quickly.

This is my second EDH deck, so I am pretty new to the format. Any and all suggestions are welcome.


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38% Casual

62% Competitive

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

4 - 0 Mythic Rares

27 - 0 Rares

24 - 0 Uncommons

29 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.70
Tokens Boar 2/2 G, Fractal 0/0 GU, Insect 1/1 G, Manifest 2/2 C, Octopus 8/8 U, Squid 1/1 U, Treasure, Volo's Journal
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