A Major Rebuild of Saskia

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at our new four-color deck, as we rebuild Saskia the Unyielding, swapping in nearly 20 new cards (one fifth of the deck!)

What does this rebuild look like? Let’s find out!
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The End of Anafenza/Atraxa Superfriends, and the Rise of Atraxa +1/+1 Counters

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at our new four-color deck, as we disassemble Anafenza, the Foremost and make a second attempt at building around Commander 2016’s legend Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice.

What would this rebuild look like? Let’s find out!
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Rebuilding Orzhov: Triad of Fates

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at our new Orzhov theme deck, built around quirky Theros legend Triad of Fates. Triad was an interesting deck to build, with an awful lot of cards that could work with them, so I was looking forward to trying it out.

What would this rebuild look like? Let’s find out!
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Building 4C: Sidar Kondo and Ludevic

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I redid decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at the final new four-color EDH deck that I built: our WGRU deck, built around generals Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa and Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist. I found this deck quite challenging to build, so we’ll be taking a look at that today.

Let’s go!
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Building 4C: Saskia the Unyielding

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks in the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, this year I have once again redone decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at the fourth four-color EDH deck that I built: our WGRB deck, built around awesome aggro general Saskia the Unyielding.

Let’s go!
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The EDH Battle Royale V — Building the Surprise Entrants, Part Two: Vial Smasher/Kydele

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The EDH Battle Royale V is in full swing, and 81 generals are once again vying for the throne!

As I have done each year, we have a number of surprise entrants who will be duking it out in the Battle Royale for a shot at glory. This year’s surprise entrants were particularly troublesome, as I didn’t want to build anything that I’d already built in the past; this really limited my options, since I have built a lot of EDH decks. I wanted decks that would play differently than the other decks I have, decks that would be fun, and decks that would be highly original.

Today, we’ll be looking at a deck that I literally built last minute to add to the event, which has proven to be surprisingly potent. This would be one of the new four-color decks, built around the partner pair of Vial Smasher the Fierce and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix! Let’s take a look at this quirky deck!
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Our new Esper deck: Halfdane (again)

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Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks in the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, this year I have once again redone decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since I got back into this blog from my long summer break, I’ve been going over each set of changes, and man, are there ever a lot of them!

Today is going to be much quicker than my normal update post, since this is just a minor update. Today, we’ll be looking at the change to my Esper deck, as I’ve changed from Sharuum the Hegemon (who’d been chaned into Breya, Etherium Shaper). I have changed our Shapeshifter and Clone tribal deck, Sakashima the Impostor, and added black and white cards to it to become Legends Shapeshifter Halfdane.

What does the addition of black and white cards do for our Shapeshifter deck? Let’s take a look!
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The End of Sharuum, and the Rise of Breya

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Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks in the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, this year I have once again redone decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since I got back into this blog from my long summer break, I’ve been going over each set of changes, and man, are there ever a lot of them!

Today is a bit different. The four-color Commander 2016 precons are finally out, and so today’s deck that is being revamped is our Esper artifact aggro list, Sharuum the Hegemon, which is going to be changed into new four-color deck, Breya, Etherium Shaper. (Naturally, this means that I’ll also have to redo our Esper list and pick a new general, which I’ll be going over at another time.)

What does the addition of red cards do to the Sharuum list, and what will the new four-color deck look like? Let’s take a look, as it’s time to build some robots!
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The End of Progenitus, and the Rise of Atraxa

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Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks in the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, this year I have once again redone decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since I got back into this blog from my long summer break, I’ve been going over each set of changes, and man, are there ever a lot of them!

Today is a bit different. The four-color Commander 2016 precons haven’t been released just yet, so today’s rebuild will be more of a brainstorm session (however, this is a rebuild that is coming). Today’s deck that is being cut is our 5-color Superfriends list, Progenitus, which is going to be changed into our new four-color deck, Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice.

What does the loss of red cards do to the Superfriends list, and what will the new four-color deck look like? Let’s take a look, as it’s time to proliferate!
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The End of Maelstrom Wanderer, and the Rise of Surrak Dragonclaw

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Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks in the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, this year I have once again redone decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since I got back into this blog from my long summer break, I’ve been going over each set of changes, and man, are there ever a lot of them!

Today, I have rebuilt and reworked our Temur deck, and given it an overhaul, as I’ve taken apart longtime RUG deck Maelstrom Wanderer, in order to build our new Temur deck. Thus, the question was, what new RUG deck would rise to take the Wanderer’s place? Well, it turns out I’ve had a copy of anti-control and bear-punching legend Surrak Dragonclaw put aside for some time now, and he is going to be the new Temur general that we build around today.

What will the new Temur deck look like? Let’s take a look, as it’s time to punch some bears!
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