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What we have here is a big ol' penta-color deck full of cards that are terrible but have pontential to be the best. Basically what's going on is you're trying to give things away with the true commander of the deck, Zedruu the Greathearted (or something like him). Then you've got your seemingly bad cards like Phyrexian Dreadnought, who becomes a jaw-droppingly good card with stuff like Torpor Orb. But wait, there's more!!! Once you start throwing out big junk like that for cheap people target the crap out of your Torpor Orb and similar permanents, which is for the most part planned for.Then you've got the clear for retaliation moves to show them how two negatives make a positive for you by making horrible enter effects happen on their field.

Fun combo Shenanigans?

I guess I've got a few spoilers

The Humpy Humpty Dumpty

Summoner's Egg while imprinting a bad card (Leveler) and giving it to someone with something like Bazaar Trader. Once you give them this egg you can just sit around smiling because no one else knows how screwed they are if it breaks. Mwahaha eggcellent!

The green grass of the other side

Stifle or another instant (or if someone kills your Torpor Orb, Tocatli Honor Guard) to prevent triggered abilities to cast out Sky Swallower. Then share the fun with Fractured Identity. If you're 1 v.s. 1 then your take every permanent on their board, if its multiplayer then everyone has to give everything they have to someone else.

The Richard Nixion

Homeward Path and Humble Defector or Witch Engine. Basically like telling everyone you're going to help them and listen to their needs but then taking it all for yourself. Typical politician stuff, not too powerful but helps set up the idea to convey tricky dick (c'mon it's a nixion joke)

Tricky Dick

Wormfang Manta or Eater of Days, cast either out but dont take the negative effect. Then donate control of Shade's Form\Fool's Demise or just use Endless Whispers to make it enter under someone else. Xathrid Demon can be a sac outlet to make it happen yourself or you can block with it and have the threat of if you attack, Ill block and have you skip your turn. Homeward Path (or Brand and Charmbreaker Devils) will help keep the chain going. Which is kinda like running someones time short, right? Anyways it gets around cards like Ugin's Nexus since you arent taking extra turns, just skipping other players turnsAnyways thats all the spoilers that Ill say but there are a lot more, its not quite done yet but its close


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January 10, 2018 3:05 a.m.

Thought Lash and Taniwha.

Your welcome.


January 10, 2018 6:53 a.m.

Thanks! I really enjoy those cards, Im afraid I cant really add Thought Lash in this one since it would be the only mill card and Id be long dead before I can kill someone with it in my playgroup. Taniwha is certainly more up my alley but Im not sure what I would want to replace it with and I still have many cards to hit the chopping block. Thanks for the suggestions though, they always help ;P Im guessing youve got a zedruu up your sleeve somewhere

January 10, 2018 7:37 a.m.

Such a lovely concept. Saw the commander and thought about +1/+1 strategies interacting with it (like Dromoka's Command) and was expecting to see some fat and fearsome creatures like Progenitus. But you topped my expectations in such a fun way, ty for this. I'll keep track of your work here and the downsizing to a 100 cards, seems like a neat deck to play once in a while.

January 10, 2018 7:50 a.m.

Surprised Perplexing Chimera isn't already in this list. Plays well with homeward path.

I think you should also make space for Expedition Map, which can find homeward path or fix your mana. Sylvan Scrying is similar. Elfhame sanctuary is pretty bad, seems like a good swap. Same for scouting trek - I think these are worse than Cultivate/Kodama's Reach.

I know you want to donate phyrexian etchings, but it seems too hard to cast and also super slow.

Collective Restraint could be a good pillow fort piece for you.

January 10, 2018 8:31 a.m.

Just noticed you're already over 100 cards so I'll suggest some cuts for you:

ring of three wishes, xathrid demon, lord of the pit, thoughtweft trio, zendikar resurgent, overabundance, traverse the outlands, increasing savagery, pyramid of the pantheon, planar bridge, treacherous pit-dweller, tempting wurm, charmbreaker devils, dust elemental, dictate of karametra

January 10, 2018 8:36 a.m.

Thanks for the input, Im out of town this week but Ill for sure make some of those changes. Ive pulled Scouting Trek in a few games and it just sets me back in my card draw. Thanks chiller, its a blast! You can add cards to this deck to make it more competitive like Aggressive Mining

January 11, 2018 6:42 p.m.

How about Possibility Storm? It's a pet card of mine that is constantly being called bad.

January 11, 2018 9:46 p.m.

You choose the commander for the mana and the color identity?

January 12, 2018 10:11 p.m.

Possibility Storm is super cool! Ive got it in another one of my zedruu decks. Ill have to practice more before I put it in here or Itll blow it up in my face with my luck ;)

And flooremoji, the magic part of having a penta color deck is you can do literally anything with it. Usually I do pick a commander first though

January 12, 2018 11:32 p.m.

I might be misunderstanding what you are going for here, but I don't think the "Dunce Cap" combo works. Infinite Reflection says it turns nontoken creatures into the enchanted creature and Hunted Phantasm makes five 1/1 goblin tokens.

And why useSummoner's Egg in the combo? To kind of conceal what you're doing or save it for another turn?

Sorry if I'm missing the point. The deck looks reaaally fun though. That's a fun way to lose friends and play Magic.:)

January 14, 2018 11:45 a.m.

Aww shoot, youre right. I was kinda drunk when I thought of that one last night. Thanks for catching it!

January 14, 2018 12:28 p.m.

And the summoners egg was an artifact which I could destroy at instant speed since I wouldnt be able to play a creature in response to a riku deck copying temporal mastery a few times

January 14, 2018 12:31 p.m.

I like the deck, Ramos has been a great way to get out The Ur-Dragon then hit for a 9 damage minimum is fun. I am a little disappointed that there is not Door to Nothingness in here for giggles.

January 14, 2018 8:13 p.m.

There used to be, but I had too many effects to make people lose really fast with Demonic Pact, Immortal Coil, Forbidden Crypt, and the Leveler in there I had to take some out. Its a really funny card though and its great with Ramos

January 14, 2018 8:29 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 110
Avg. CMC 3.53
Tokens 1/1 Faerie, 3/3 Centaur, 1/1 Goblin
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