EDH Deck Time – Etrata

I can’t be the only one who wants to read this name as ‘Errata’.

I should note that the effect of shuffling this into your deck is a trigger and the target is the other creature. The trigger won’t be countered if Etrata is no longer on the battlefield. Also, you can always just choose to put her into your command zone anyhow.

Still, we want to be able to pick her up, so that we don’t need to pay the commander tax over and over again. Of course, blue is excellent at doing just this.

[draft]Aetherize
Capsize
Crystal Shard
Echo Tracer
Erratic Portal
Escape Routes
Far // Away
Glen Elendra Pranksters
Mystic Confluence
Part the Veil
Quickling
Silumgar’s Command
Tradewind Rider
Blink of an Eye
Into the Roil
Time Elemental
Venser, Shaper Savant[/draft]

I don’t think we’ll play all of those, but some selection of those.

Also, some removal and other control elements.

[draft]Aetherspouts
Damnation
Crux of Fate
Cyclonic Rift
Syphon Mind
Syphon Flesh
Cast Down
Price of Fame
Hero’s Downfall
Ultimate Price
Go for the Throat
Doom Blade
Negate
Countersquall
Dimir Charm
Dire Undercurrents
Glen Elendra Archmage
Counterspell
Thousand Winds
Ward of Bones
Silent Arbiter
Crawlspace
Shadow of Doubt
Siren of the Silent Song
Soul Manipulation[/draft]

Well, card draw, obviously. We have some nice new options for the early game.

[draft]Read the Bones
Secrets of the Golden City
Mulldrifter
Baleful Strix
Notion Rain[/draft]

For the long run:

[draft]Skeletal Scrying
Bane Alley Broker
Arch of Orazca
Arguel’s Blood Fast
Thaumatic Compass
Wayfarer’s Bauble
Armillary Sphere
Journeyer’s Kite[/draft]

Yes, the land search is card advantage (okay, Bauble isn’t, but shhh, don’t tell anyone).

… and I guess we have to do it:

[draft]Helm of the Host[/draft]

This leaves us room for 43 lands, which seems like the proper number to me (plus one already in the deck).

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