Commander deck guides and writeups

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Deck Tech Commander
Henzie's Tülbox (phase 1 list)
Commander

09 May by WanderingTaoist

3-2-1 Rank is my system for ranking cards' synergy with the commander, or how important I feel the card is to the goal of the deck.  3 is the best, and 1 is the worst.

Fell Shepherd works great with Henzie, providing both a sac outlet for creature, to gain extra value out of them, but...

Deck Tech Commander
Jetmir's Crit Bonanza (phase 2 list)
Commander

03 May by WanderingTaoist

I feel like this deck concept is probably best suited towards leaning on a goblin (and Shapeshifter) sub-theme, a Human sub-theme, or an Elf sub-theme, since each is fairly well suited to create loads of creature tokens.  Probably three decks there.  I expect Elves and Goblins are likel...

Deck Tech Commander
Rick's Unblockable Army (final)
Commander

22 Apr by WanderingTaoist

(add Halo Fountain to main deck)

The design of this deck is pretty simple... obviously, go heavy with humans for Rick, but primarily with humans that either attack and tap opponent's creatures, or have activated effects that tap opponent's creatures, which can be activated after they attac...

Deck Tech Commander
Hinata Essentials
Commander

17 Apr by WanderingTaoist

(add Change Plans, Contractual Safeguard, Cryptic Pursuit, Damning Verdict, False Door)

There are a couple of cards I want to justify as being "essential", that being Drift of Phantasms and Search for Glory.  They are limited in what they can search for, but importantly they can find ...

Deck Tech Commander
Pat's Deck of Gold
Commander

23 Feb by Enjoy

Binga,

 

Ok so I'm gonna talk through my thoughts and changes in the deck. First of all, (almost) all changes will be cards that are under a dollar, most being 50 cents. My goal isn't to make you spend a bunch of money, mostly just take out cards that ...

Deck Tech Commander
The Deep End🐍🐿🪴
Commander

18 Jan by ddrt

# Wincon/Combo/Strategy

* Mystical Tutor fetching Mystic Reflection then Worldly Tutor / Summoner's Pact / Green Sun's Zenith fetching Avenger of Zendikar = **ex. 6 lands** + Cast Avenger of Zendikar + Hold priority and cast Mystic Reflection (targeting **Avenger**). Six plant tokens come ...

Deck Tech Commander
Alela's Creatureless Toolbox of Horrors
Commander

18 Dec by WanderingTaoist

I essentially stole this deck list from my creatureless Merieke deck, plus changing a handful of cards that were only there for Merieke, but otherwise this is almost the same.  So I'm copying and pasting most of that deck description here too.

So this deck needs a little explanation. ...

Deck Tech Commander
Merieke, the Creatureless (v2)
Commander

27 Nov by WanderingTaoist

I have two creatureless Merieke decklists, and this one represents what I actually have in my deck.  The other list was net-decked, then I added the subsequent Maybeboard of cards I would highly consider putting into it, pending what you have available.  This list will change as my deck...

Deck Tech Commander
Aeve's Green Puke Storm (cEDH-my deck)
Commander

24 Nov by WanderingTaoist

*(Note to self: add Chord of Calling.  Also add Explore.  Also, add Skullmulcher...?  Not of great value before storming, but mid/late storm it turns otherwise useless creatures into massive card draw for ...

Deck Tech Commander
Budget Aeve (under $200)
Commander

28 Oct by WanderingTaoist

Simple goal: cast as many artifact creatures for free as possible, building a storm before casting our commander, Aeve.  This happens via cards reducing the casting cost of our creatures and artifacts, and via sac outlets that allow us to sac all our creatures fast and free, or repeatably fo...

Deck Tech Commander
Green Oozy Storm (phase 2)
Commander

21 Oct by WanderingTaoist

The deck concept is relatively self-explanatory: green storm... we need cheap spells so we can cast as many as possible for our stormy general, Aeve.  This prioritizes 1cc mana dorks (plus any/every mass-mana dork, that make green mana "for every/each" type of card in play, etc), 0cc and 1cc...

Deck Tech Commander
Proxy Wishlish
Commander

18 Oct by TypingNonsense

Apex Devastator - Magic Online Promos (86000)

Artisan of Kozilek - Ultimate Masters (2)

Blightsteel Colossus - Double Masters (357)

Conduit of Ruin - Battle for Zendikar (4)

Deceiver of Form - Oath of the Gatewatch (1)

Desolation Twin - Battle for Zendikar (6)

Deck Tech Commander
Everything Brago (read explanation)
Commander

11 Oct by WanderingTaoist

(add Shield Broker)

The Mainboard has everything I think works exceptionally well with Brago, or is super fun, while the Maybeboard is everything else I can think of that should be in consideration for use in a Brago deck, pending your desired theme.  If you can think of anything I am...

Deck Tech Commander
Sythis Big Mana Enchantments
Commander

28 Sep by fossar__

Elevator pitch: A ton of card draw into big mana and token generating enchantments looking to have an explosive turn around t7-8 if everything goes well and depending on draw, potentially winning the game on the spot.

Quick disclaimer: This is an expensive deck if I was ever going to buy i...

Deck Tech Commander
Kraj Combo
Commander

10 Aug by Pamplemousse

Introduction

Why play one hyper-efficient combo when you can play all the combos?

The goal of this deck is to generate infinite mana,+1/+1 counters, or creature untaps, and then do silly things to win the game on the spot. Most of this is driven by the commander Expe...

Deck Tech Commander
Pauper EDH Tatyova
Commander

23 Jun by firegod

The combos explained:

Red Line
This is the main combo line. Tatyova, Benthic Druid + Ghostly Flicker + High Tide + Mystic Sanctuary gives you everything you need to go off: You cast High Tide, tap Island and Sanctuary for  and then cast ...

Deck Tech Commander
Brago, Temporally Infinite
Commander

03 Jun by WanderingTaoist

This deck never dies.  I swear.  Unless you yolo and get mana screwed, you are likely to be the last player standing, and will probably win due to getting infinite turns.  That being said...

This deck is purpose built, and is all/only about setting up for infinite turns via ...

Deck Tech Commander
Merieke, the Creatureless (v1)
Commander

28 May by WanderingTaoist

This deck needs a little explanation.  It has a primary wincon goal of getting Proteus Staff and Goblin Charbelcher on the battlefield, and shooting our opponents for lethal with Charbelcher, one player each turn, unless we can untap Charbelcher.  Usually we'll use P.Staff to get Charbe...

Deck Tech Commander
Extus, Combo Overlord
Commander

08 May by ragnarok114

Update 5/2021: Removed Mountain/Plains/Swamp for Altar of Dementia, Cathartic Reunion and Valakut Awakening. The curve of the deck is fairly low and I flooded with too few cards in hand several games in a row. The extra sac outlet and mill were quite nice as well. 

Welcome to the Soci...

Deck Tech Commander
Urza Made Fun
Commander

01 May by DAVISHER

THE COMBO(s)

 

Pili-Pala & Grand Architect

Isochron Scepter & Dramatic Reversal

 

Having Fun with Urza and keeping Friends was a...