Just making an unnecessary amount of decks, and posting them for feedback and collaboration in improving them. If it’s posted here, I own it in paper, actively play it, and will probably not disassemble it in the future. I really love the decks I end up building.

I tend to build differently than the status quo; often running fewer lands, more draw and ramp, and interesting interactions that I discover during late nights browsing cards.

Friends have urged me to share my decks, so here we are.

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Thank you for your upvote on, Liesa's L.E.G.S. Much appreciated.

April 30, 2021 2:47 a.m.

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Harvest Season seems fun. Seems like you end up with a lot of creatures, and if Throne of the God-Pharaoh is doing work, then i’m sure harvest could grab you a ton of lands.

How about Rude Awakening as another landimator, with the added benefit of untapping said lands?

May 6, 2021 9:37 p.m.

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I love God-Eternal Oketra . I have a life gain oriented deck that is one of my favorites.

This is an interesting take on Oketra, i like the equipment theme since she gets so big with double strike.

Have you thought of using more 1 cmc protection creatures? Dauntless Bodyguard , Alseid of Life's Bounty , Kami of False Hope are awesome. Mardu Woe-Reaper is graveyard hate, and triggers from oketra’s zombies as well.

Check out my deck Bounce and Ye Shall Be Healed for more ideas if you’d like.

May 6, 2021 1:59 p.m.

I like the deck. Lots of cool ideas, and the big token generators seem fun with Linden.

Also wanted to take a moment to spread the gospel of Azor's Gateway  Flip. It’s one of my favorite cards in my God-Eternal Oketra led life gain deck. Though it takes time to get it onnline, that flip side is magnificent.

May 5, 2021 8:57 p.m.

Love the deck idea. I always kick around the idea of an Omnath, Locus of the Roil deck, but haven’t made one yet.

One thing to note is that, unfortunately, Rhythm of the Wild won’t give tokens haste. Scampering scorcher can, if you’re leaning towards elementals to synergize with Omnath’s second ability, it’s pretty good.

Red also has Hammer of Purphoros , Fervor , or Cavalier of Flame which you already run, and is one of my favorite red cards, also work.

May 5, 2021 6:19 p.m.

Also, i forgot to say that Azor's Gateway  Flip is one of my favorite cards in my lifegain deck. The looting effect is nice, but when it flips and you get to tap it for 80 mana? That’s a good feeling.

May 5, 2021 1:23 p.m.

Cool deck. I run a God-eternal Oketra deck that is lifegain oriented. Love seeing other peoples take on similar strategies.

Do you ever find you sit on way too much removal in hand? I used to run a lot more in Oketra, but started whittling it down because i had that problem.

May 5, 2021 1:11 p.m.

It sure is. Not sure if i need another of those effects after Plumb the Forbidden , which is nice cause it’s instant speed and cheaper. But I will keep it on my radar, for sure. I LOVE that card in my Windgrace deck.

May 5, 2021 11:26 a.m.

Pretty sure it’s illegal in EDH. Otherwise, yes. That would indeed be a baller move. Hahaha.

May 4, 2021 11:52 p.m.

I love this deck. Good to see another green card draw deck here. My deck, The Power of Draw, uses a lot of fun draw style wins as well.

Have you thought of running God-Eternal Rhonas ? You repeatedly can sac him to Greater Good to dig through your deck, or kill the table with Psychosis Crawler .

May 3, 2021 12:11 p.m.

Yawgmoth's Will and Phyrexian Altar are obvious includes, but will have to wait due to being prohibitively expensive. I’m working on getting them though.

May 2, 2021 6:58 p.m.

I’m updating the deck constantly trying to push it to be a bit faster and interactive.

Thinking it’s time that Dreadhorde Invasion and Bitterblossom are dropped in favor of more recurral or something that doesn’t take multiple turns to be of value. I wanna drop stuff and go at this point, not slowly grind people out.

Any and all suggestions are welcome!

May 2, 2021 6:12 p.m.

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Indeed it is! Thanks for popping in and giving me some inspiration.

April 30, 2021 10:44 p.m.

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I have most of the cards on hand, and the couple I don’t should arrive in a couple days. I made all the changes to the list, and we are sitting right at 2.72 average cmc, and 30 creatures, which seems to be the lower limit of comfort for the deck.

April 30, 2021 6:35 p.m.

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Fumigate is the one i was leaning towards as well. Cutting it for Mangara, the Diplomat seems wise, yeah? Another effect that tempts people to play slower or risk drawing me into a winning hand? Seems good.

April 30, 2021 6:29 p.m.

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I haven’t had a chance to run Monologue Tax yet. I assume it’s gonna pull it’s weight though. If it does really well then maybe i can cut a 2 cmc rock, but after switching out Commander's Sphere and Coalition Relic for Coldsteel Heart and Star Compass i think my average cmc is still ~2.7. Not low enough to be comfortable with less ramp, I don’t think.

April 30, 2021 6:22 p.m.

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Omniscience_is_life maybe. Angelic Chorus gets insane though. 1 creature cast ends up making 10+ life with oketra and the soul sisters. Running out of spots of things that feel like they can be dropped. Maybe a board wipe? I have 5, but each lends it’s own benefit outside of wiping the board.

Winds of Abandon is one sided

Fumigate gains me tons of life

Dusk recurs my most needed creatures afterwards

Ajani, Strength of the Pride and Elspeth Tirel both gain tons of life and are atleast partially one sided.

Not sure which is weakest....

April 30, 2021 5:47 p.m.

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I overlooked it being an artifact... that is better for sure. It doesn’t feel totally dead, and i CAN only drop extra lands when it keeps me under everyone else. I’m convinced. I’ll try it out in place of explorer.

That being said, I am quickly getting to the point where i’ve cut too many creatures. Last couple games i played, the speed i won at was limited only by the scarcity of creatures i was drawing.

April 30, 2021 2:21 a.m.

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Oketra's Monument , aside from being a cost reducer whichbis vital to certain combos, is a pretty important combo piece itself. It’s one of a few ways i have to generate additional creatures to sav to phyrexian arena for infinite tokens/ETB triggers.

I’m also not sure if i agree with Archaeomancer's Map . If you look closely you’ll see that no single card in the deck puts extra lands out. I’m always trying to sac for quick bursts, tap a land for a bunch of mana, or sac tokens and treasures for mana. One of the worst things that can happen when i have a great draw engine like Land Tax + Scroll Rack is having it go offline because i have too many lands. It used to happen so often that I dropped all cards that put extra lands out, and built the deck to work on fewer. Interestingly enough, it makes stuff like Field of Ruin , Path to Exile or Winds of Abandon keep me an ideal position to tutor out just the land i need with Weathered Wayfarer or rip all tue basics out in a matter of a few turns with Land Tax

Is this the BEST way to build it? I really can’t say, but it feels better to me since i went that way.

The fetch lands i should for sure do. Having Scroll Rack without Land Tax to shuffle is honestly terrible.

April 30, 2021 2:10 a.m.

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I could definitely try running both of those in place of the 3 cmc ones. It would probably help smooth out the early game.

I do go back and forth with whether or not to run Well of Lost Dreams or Dawn of Hope , and Mangara, the Diplomat for that matter. The card draw is needed, buy I’m just so unsure what to cut for it.

As for the +1 counter payoffs, I’d probably find a slot to add Heliod, Sun-Crowned back in if I find i want more of it.

Any suggestions? I will preemptively warn you that Azor's Gateway  Flip is a pet card that I won’t remove. The feeling of flipping it and tapping it for 100 mana or something is irreplaceable.

As always, thanks for the input!

April 29, 2021 3:25 p.m. Edited.

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Thanks for your input Harbinger69. My experiences have been VERY different. The average cmc of the deck is very low. Maybe you are not mulliganing as aggressively, or strategically, as I do, but i assure you that 33 lands is plenty.

The ONLY thing that suffers from having so few lands is the occasional game where Oketra isn’t out asap.... but, quite frankly, the deck has evolved past needing her to win. That was one of my goals, so if anything i feel successful in making the build versatile enough to not be dependent on the commander.

Anyhow, i really appreciate you checking it out, and for your input. Thanks a bunch.

April 29, 2021 2:41 p.m.


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