In the olden days of yesteryear there was an effect in magic known as Mana Burn. This old school effect caused players to be damaged by any unspent mana at the end of each phase (Beginning Phase, 1st main. combat, 2nd main, end phase). Now Wizards has given us this same ability, but on a commander Yurlok of Scorch Thrash !

The main strategy is to flood your opponents with as much mana on their off turns that they cannot spend, allowing them to die to mana burn effects. For this we will be running several untap effects such as Sword of the Paruns , Umbral Mantle and Staff of Domination to allow us to spam the commanders mana production abilities and flood our opponents with (hopefully) unusable mana.

Hand hate has been added in the form of spells like Necrogen Mists , Oppression , Court of Ambition , and Bottomless Pit forcing your opponents to play their cards or risk losing them. Additionally, slug and stax pieces like Citadel of Pain and Dosan the Falling Leaf are used to punish our opponents for untapped lands and prevent them from casting spells on their off turns.

Helix Pinnacle serves a dual purpose in this deck. Both to protect yourself from your own mana burn effects by allowing you to sink your unused mana at the end of turn, but also as an alternative wincon.

Sundial of the Infinite is here to stop that pesky combo player tries to go off on your turn, also helps stop you from mana burning yourself.

Ankh of Mishra and Nightshade Harvester help provide landfall hate etc.

Ensnaring Bridge + Bottled Cloister = Nobody attacks me

Yurlok of Scorch Thrash + Sword of the Paruns / Umbral Mantle / Staff of Domination + Nyxbloom Ancient = Flood your opponents with Jund mana (Combo works without Nyxbloom, but isn't infinite)

War's Toll / Mana Web + Price of Glory = Control players cry

Awakening + Power Surge + Price of Glory = Take damage or destroy your lands (there are several similar iterations of this type of combination)

Awakening + Power Surge + Manabarbs = No matter what you take damage from your lands.

Awakening + Power Surge + City of Solitude / Dosan the Falling Leaf = Tap your lands and take mana burn, or don't tap and take damage from power surge

Mana burn go brrrrrrrrr

Helix Pinnacle

Stax pain combinations kill your opponents off


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62% Casual

38% Competitive

Top Ranked
Date added 10 months
Last updated 2 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

7 - 0 Mythic Rares

51 - 0 Rares

15 - 0 Uncommons

9 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.86
Tokens C Emblem Monarch
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