Started playing casual MTG with pals in the mid-90s, EDH took hold around 2008 and we never looked back. I am fortunate to have a fantastic, longstanding MTG crew with similar deck building goals in mind - coherent themes and synergies based around the deck's General are more fun to me than the 'must win' cEDH/pubstomp style builds. Beer fueled kitchen table laughs paired with interesting card combos/interactions is the name of my game so bear that in mind as you check out my deck brews.

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Holy shit, The Ozolith! Hadn't seen that card yet and I love it, seems like a very fun 1-drop inclusion in here. Great suggestions OneSwellFoop, thank you.

April 7, 2020 2:53 p.m.

Thanks Paeldroth. I haven't had time to decipher the new decks yet apart from Zaxara (heh), the other core generals/legendaries and the 'free' spell cycle (those look awesome btw). I'll need to tuck in and investigate, but those 2 cards you listed are interesting.

I keep going back and forth on Biomass Mutation but I should probably test it as it's certainly on theme. Really wish it granted trample too, greedy!

April 7, 2020 2:39 p.m.

Lots of interesting options there PolarBearSoup, thanks!! Bloom Tender & Walking Ballista in particular seem like real worthy inclusions. I have a copy of Bloom Tender in my Roon deck that I think I'll re-purpose to here - on top of just being an amazing mana dork, combo redundancy is wise.

April 7, 2020 2:21 p.m.

Manocos: Personal preference, but I typically prefer rocks over dorks as they're a bit stickier. That said, a couple of clutch 1 drops might be worth it - Birds of Paradise is a fave of mine.

wildcardde: Yes! You're on to something there! May slot in Seedborn Muse to max out the instant speed advantage + defense + Simic Ascendancy fuel, good call. Like TheMr42 says, Ironscale Hydra is just ok whereas SM would make for a much stronger 5 drop. Replacement confirmed.

TheMr42: I like both Hooded Hydra and Polukranos, Unchained, but I was on the fence with both of them in here. I suppose the sneks could be fun, particularly paired with Doubling Season and/or Overwhelming Stampede/Triumph of the Hordes. Food for thought, for sure.

jinkuzo: Ah, the signets vs. talismans debate. They're both great, I just find the talismans are a bit more efficient in a pinch. Edge case scenario for sure, + I like your rationale alongside NA + MR. I threw the talismans in here for now but am thinking about different ramp options too, such as the aforementioned BoP et al.

Thanks for the thoughts & suggestions here everyone, some good discussion.

April 7, 2020 1:09 a.m.

Endless Scream seems like a decent spell buff. Maybe!

April 6, 2020 5:56 p.m.

Cheaper casting cost than Doubling Season as well. Sounds like a smart call Xephon_, good thinking.

April 6, 2020 3:48 p.m.

Yeah you're right Bloodsucker1211, the +1/+1 doubling alone is going to be worth it. Going to have to give some thought as to what to cut to make room.

April 5, 2020 1:56 p.m.

Oh my. Yeah, those 2 cards open up a world of infinite shenans for sure. Gonna sneak them in here, nice one DankMagicianD.

April 5, 2020 1:46 a.m.

Good call on Pull from Tomorrow over Mind Spring, I'll make that swap.

I really went back and forth as to whether to include both Green Sun's Zenith and Finale of Devastation due to the X cost factor you mentioned, but I ended up adding 3 powerful non-X cost hydras to take that into account. That said, as my options are so limited there I think replacing them is the right call. I want to keep the X spells count up so I may try Open Into Wonder and The Crowd Goes Wild for a couple of hefty surprises.

I wasn't drawn to the Doubling Season effect cards for 1 simple reason - the double tokens produced by Zaxara will enter as 0/0's and will fizzle. That said, they may be worth running for the additional +1/+1's, we'll see how well Hardened Scales performs and if I feel as though I want redundancy for that effect I'll look to add them.

Lastly, mana doublers. Yeah, probably a good idea for maximizing those X casts. I'm leaning toward Mana Reflection and Zendikar Resurgent.

Great ideas Manley1994, thank you - I'll be incorporating a few of these for sure.

April 4, 2020 10:12 p.m.

Quickly slapped together a new deck based on the freshly spoiled Zaxara, the Exemplary. Pretty simple brew idea, X-cast hydras+spells to amass a bunch of mighty hydras to overwhelm your opponent(s). I'm not looking for anything super competitive, just some flavour and hopefully a decent kitchen table threat factor.

Curious to hear what you think it needs, take a peek:


Zaxara, the Exemplary: Hydra Infestation

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April 4, 2020 6:14 p.m.

All this time of been unwittingly breaking the law, but I now see the error in my ways and will repent by slotting Winds of Abandon in here. Thank you for shining a light on the error of my ways Caylem01.

March 20, 2020 10:50 a.m.

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