BEDH: Reave & Recover

by NorthernWarlord on 23 August 2022

Command Zone (2 cards)

Creatures (1)

Enchantments (1)

Main Deck (98 cards)

Sideboard (0 cards)

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Deck Description

Damage dealing and land recovery in a same package?

This is a Budget Elder Dragon Highlander deck (BEDH for short). It is meant for the Elder Dragon Highlander format, a.k.a. Commander. If you are not familiar with the format, I'll link it below for you.

I mostly use MTG Vault for my own private projects nowadays, but feel free to comment or request a deck of your choice. I've loved the Vault so far, and I like that they are still improving on it, as well as I am improving on my English language skills.

So, if you like what you see, consider checking out some of my other budget-y work from the link below.

How to Play

This deck was simply based on a weird idea:
What if I take just a couple of these new Background-comboes pretty much randomly, and see how they fit?

Well, I ended up on Erinis and Dragon Cultist, which isn't too bad to be honest. When buffed up, Erinis is a creature not many want to block, and can easily trigger the Dragon Cultist at the end of your turn. Many other creatures deal exactly the 5 damage you need, so you don't need to always worry about buff ups either!

In addition to damage, this deck has several ways of keeping your creatures alive against enemy removal, so they can't as easily prevent you from getting your dragon. Some of these can even help you clutch the needed points of damage when you are about to fall a little bit short!

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+ Dealing damage provides you with additional ways to deal damage. Nice!
+ Erinis actively provides utility from your graveyard.
+ Quite an unique setup.

- A bit questionable synergy now and then.
- Hates enemy removal -- especially Instant-speed removal, the symbol of their control.

Deck Tags

  • Gruul
  • Land
  • Damage
  • EDH
  • Casual
  • Budget
  • Cheap

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NOTE: Set by owner when deck was made.

Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Not Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

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