The Deck Building Challenge of DOOM! Pt 1: The Challenge of Doom

26 Sep

So I play a fair bit of EDH. I have somewhere in the region of 20,000 magic cards (most of them awful, naturally). I decided one day “wouldn’t it be great if I took all these cards and put them into decks?”

I had already made a Mayael the Anima EDH deck, so I decided to do the only logical thing; make one deck of every possible colour combination. There are 27 of them, for those of you counting at home (since there are no four-colour legends…. yet!)

These are the decks I have built so far:


White: Kitsune Mystic (yes, this is not legendary. My playgroup OK’ed it, and I have Rune-Tail in the deck which I can pull out if anyone seriously objects)
Red: Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
Green: Omnath, Locus of Mana

Allied Two-Colour

Green-White: Tolsimir Wolfblood
White-Blue: Isperia the Inscrutable

Enemy Two-Colour

Black-White: Ghost Council of Orzhova
Black-Green: Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Shard (Three allied colours)

Red-Green-White: Mayael the Anima

Wedge (Two Allied colours and a shared enemy)

White-Blue-Red: Zedruu, the Greathearted
Black-Red-White: Kaalia of the Vast
Red-Green-Blue: Animar, Soul of Elements
Green-White-Black: Doran, the Siege Tower

Over the next little while I’ll be putting links to these decklists up, using the excellent deck analysis tool. I highly recommend this, it’s fantastically easy to use and very useful!

What about the rest, you clamour?! Don’t leave us in the lurch, you say! Well all right then:

As-Yet Unbuilt Decks


Black: Geth, Lord of the Vault
Blue: Ixidor, Reality Sculptor (or Patron of the Moon. Or possibly Mistform Ultimus tribal everything Voltron)

Allied Two-Colour

Blue-Black: Ramses Overdark
Black-Red: Lyzolda, the Blood Witch
Red-Green: Radha, Heir to Keld

Enemy Two-Colour

Blue-Red: Nin, the Pain Artist (this is the next deck I’m building)
Red-White: Razia, Boros Archangel
Green-Blue: Edric, Spymaster of Trest


White-Blue-Black: Merieke Ri Berit
Blue-Black-Red: Garza Zol, Plague Queen
Black-Red-Green: Sek’Kuar, Deathkeeper
Green-White-Blue: Rafiq of the Many


Blue-Black-Green: Damia, Sage of Stone


No Colours: Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
Five Colour: Scion of the Ur-Dragon

None of these choices are really locked in stone, but I don’t want to play “another <insert overused general here> deck” either (which is to say, no I’m not going to make Karn, Silver G0lem my colourless general. Boring!!) If you have any suggestions, post in the comments section, especially for Mono-blue (which I haven’t decided on yet) and GWU, which is the “everyone is running him” Rafiq….

But wait, that’s not all! There’ll be two super bonus EXTRA decks! Mostly because they’ve sprung me fancy 🙂

Konda, Lord of Eiganjo (no creatures in the 99, all general damage), and
Child of Alara, 98 Lands + Life from the Loam (no, it won’t be really, but I aim to have between 70 and 80 lands in the deck)

So there we are. 29 decks later, and I hope to be playing some cards people have never even thought about considering before 🙂 I’ll start posting links to decklists and the strategies and theories behind the decks, sometime in the future! Stay tuned, gentle reader!

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Challenge of Doom, EDH/Commander


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