4 Eldrazi Decks to Shake Up Historic and Explorer

ChrisCee January 1, 2023 2 min
4 Eldrazi Decks to Shake Up Historic and Explorer

Eldrazi decks were impossible to build in MTG Arena, not because of the meta, but because there was just one functional Eldrazi card playable. Thanks to the recent Explorer Anthology 2 updated, this has changed. We now have a few more cards to play that would finally justify naming the deck for their archetype in Explorer and Historic formats.

Are they still the pain and pay-off style decks that we remember them as? With still many pieces missing, not as much. But the right brew can still be quite competitive, although piloting these decks might require some… additional Foresightimage.


Eldrazi Tron (Historic)

The classic name of what it should ideally be, courtesy of Jim Davis. Of course, Urza's Construction Droneimage is not really as efficient, even when brought to play for free by Matter Reshaperimage. But, at least it still works, and the “Tron” name can officially stick. The deck also splashes the expected Wurmcoil Engineimage, and Ugin, the Spirit Dragonimage, with the pay-off being Forsaken Monumentimage as its Mirari's Wakeimage.

Flooding becomes a considerable risk with this much land conjuring and seeking, however.

Featured Cards:

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Eldrazi Tron

Main 60 cards (19 distinct)
Creature (18)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (13)
Planeswalker (3)
Land (26)
Side 15 cards (7 distinct)


Kozilek, the Titan (Historic)

Kly Pheonix hits more on the classic Eldrazi/Tron endgame strategy by focusing solely on the big hitters, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hungerimage and Kozilek, the Great Distortionimage. Instead of directly ramping, the deck opts more of a semi-control defensive strategy. It halts the progression of the opponent with cards like The Birth of Meletisimage and Farewellimage, building up to the same objective of setting up Forsaken Monumentimage.

Featured Cards:

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Kozilek, The Titan


Eldrazi and Taxes (Explorer)

Still lots of limitations from its Modern counterpart, but yet another classic deck returns! LegendVD takes a literal spin on that one small, tricky Eldrazi included in Anthology Explorer 2: the ETB fiend, Eldrazi Displacerimage. Pick your poison of either Skyclave Apparitionimage (for which you can erase the compensatory token as well), or any of the other flicker targets for continued board gains. The deck pushes its repeatable resource advantage further by playing mind games with the opponent’s hand, which also works as an alternate diversion strategy if the Eldrazi pieces aren’t drawn quickly enough.

Featured Cards:

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Eldrazi & Taxes

Main 60 cards (21 distinct)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (8)
Creature (26)
Land (26)
Side 7 cards (6 distinct)


Mono Green Devotion… with Eldrazi! (Explorer)

Basically a Mono Green Devotion deck that is splashed with Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hungerimage and World Breakerimage. The synergy is not really direct, with no thematic relevance at all. But since the deck pays off with very big plays, you are always incentivized to drop the Eldrazi pieces whenever you have the chance. Plus, this brew wouldn’t really have been possible without the other cards introduced in Explorer Anthology 2.

Featured Cards:

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Main 61 cards (19 distinct)
Creature (24)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (9)
Planeswalker (6)
Land (22)
Side 7 cards (7 distinct)

About ChrisCee:

A witness since the time the benevolent silver planeswalker first left Dominaria, ChrisCee has since went back and forth on a number of plane-shattering incidents to oversee the current state of the Multiverse.

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