I like her quite a bit and already designed a Commander deck around her, so let’s try this one as well. Feels pretty much like we only have to cut the EDH deck to pieces.
Here’s what her card says:
Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive
Legendary Creature — Human Rogue
Creatures you control with power or toughness 1 or less can’t be blocked.
Here’s what we’ll start with.
That’s pretty much directly from my previous article. We’ll see how many of these we’ll actually play. I only had to cut Soul Seizer based on casting cost from these, so we’ll probably have to come back and make more later on.
Other things to enable gaining advantage from our creatures:
Not sure we want to play all these, but these are something we’d be definitely interested in. However, I do think that besides Jace, these might be too clunky to use.
We need more creatures and we need ways to stay alive. So, first creatures that gain the ability from Tetsuko, which have other utility.
Finally, I listed some spells.
That would be 39 cards for 49 slots. Suppose we want 18 lands, that means we need at least 8 cuts. I would also like to play certain other cards here.
I think we can safely cut the three mana counterspells, so that’s a start, but with those changes we’ll be at 41 cards, meaning we need 10 cuts.
Let’s start by looking at the curve.
| Daring Saboteur
Walker of Secret Ways
Eternal of Harsh Truths
Champion of Wits
Sea Gate Oracle
Vizier of Tumbling Sands
|Jace, Cunning Castaway
So, time to start cutting. Some are actually quite easy. Skyship Plunderer is quite useless here, as is Thrummingbird. Since our opponent can’t block anyhow, Dulcet Sirens seems unnecessary. After that, we should look at the curve and try to get rid of extra three drops. These seem to be the worst:
Admittedly, this means I have to take out plenty of cards I would have liked to play with, but they are the worst cards in the deck, I feel, so out they go.