M19 Brews, pt. 2 – Monored Midrange

We have a great new tool for these decks against the white-based control decks. It has functionality against black as well.

Why is it great? Because we can sack cards like Rekindling Phoenix when they are about to get hit with Seal Away, Cast Out, Vraska’s Contempt or Settle the Wreckage. It can actually do a lot more than that. How about the synergy with Kari Zev, Skyship Raider? Just give Ragavan the boot at end of combat and that’s an extra card (sort of) for one mana. In a right deck, just sacking creatures from under a removal spell is just good as well.

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EDH Deck Time: Demonlord Belzenlok

Well, sooner or later I had to do it.

Demonlord Belzenlok

It is, after all, an Elder Demon. Or The Elder Demon, since there aren’t any others as of this writing. In fact, all the other Elders are either Dragons or Dinosaurs. I guess you can’t reach elderhood unless your creature type starts with a ‘d’. So, while we’re waiting for that Legendary Elder Deserter to happen, we’ll talk about this.

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EDH Deck Time: Grothama

Grothama is a weird case. I know players who have been looking forward to a Wurm commander for ages, but I don’t think this is going to be it, although with the general quality of Wurms (looking at you, Craw Wurm, although I can’t be mad at that card…), you don’t really mind throwing them at this thing.

Grothama, All-Devouring

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EDH Deck Time: Virtus + Gorm

The idea here is pretty obvious. Gorm acts as the Tank while Virtus makes the kill.

Virtus the VeiledGorm the Great

Since the images don’t show yet, here’s the text:

Virtus the Veiled
2B
Legendary Creature – Azra Assassin
Partner with Gorm the Great (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Gorm into their hand from their library, then shuffle)

Deathtouch

Whenever Virtus the Veiled deals combat damage to a player, that player loses half their life, rounded up.
1/1

Gorm the Great
3G
Legendary Creature – Giant Warrior
Partner with Virtus the Veiled (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Virtus into their hand from their library, then shuffle)

Vigilance

Gorm the Great must be blocked if able, and Gorm must be blocked by two or more creature if able.
2/7

What can we do with this?

Ward of BonesTainted AetherArchfiend of Depravity

I do have ideas…

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Deck Time: UW Tempo

We know History of Benalia is a good card, but what about other Sagas? Some of them are very strong in limited, at the very least, so why not try them in constructed.

You should never equate limited and constructed. They are very different formats, but if a card is very strong in limited, it probably has at leat potential in constructed. Pack Rat. Need I say more?

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