EDH Deck Time – Kianne / Imbraham

I don’t think there’s an obvious way to build with these two, so I can have fun.

Well, I assume that I would be playing Kianne most of the time, since she can produce card advantage early on without a mana cost (beyond her own cost, obviously). Sure, she won’t gain a card each time (and it’s noteworthy that she doesn’t draw cards), but as I will play at least 40 lands in this deck, she’ll tap to drack roughly 0.4 cards. What I’ll try to do is up this by manipulating the top of the library and checking it in different ways.

No, I won’t play [card]Sensei’s Divining Top[/card]. I hate that card. It might be good here, but no. I have my pride. Sort of. Still, let’s scry, otherwise manipulate and play cards from the top of the library.

[draft]Alrund, God of the Cosmos
Courser of Kruphix
Duskwatch Recruiter
Future Sight
Magus of the Future
Nissa, Steward of Elements
Nylea, Keen-Eyed
Oracle of Mul Daya
Precognition Field
Vivien, Monsters’ Advocate
Vizier of the Menagerie
Void Stalker
Castle Vantress
Cavalier of Gales
Lifecrafter’s Bestiary
Jace, Mirror Mage
Prognostic Sphinx
Sphinx of Foresight
Thassa, God of the Sea[/draft]

That should be enough. There’s some other ways of abusing the ability to know the top of the library, so let’s play those as well:

[draft]Djinn of Wishes
Lurking Predators
Ugin, the Ineffable
Conundrum Sphinx
Rashmi, Eternities Crafter
Whisperwood Elemental
Jeskai Infiltrator[/draft]

Another way of manipulating the top of the library is just to draw cards.

[draft]Sarulf’s Packmate
Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait
Coiling Oracle
Elvish Visionary
Beast Whisperer
Cloudkin Seer
Sea Gate Oracle
Dakra Mystic
Elder Gargaroth
Llanowar Visionary
Mulldrifter
Toski, Bearer of Secrets
Finale of Revelation[/draft]

That does leave us with some creatures we would like to flicker, so let’s add some ways of doing that:

[draft]Conjurer’s Closet
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling
Illusionist’s Stratagem[/draft]

Otherwise, we might not be drawing endless cards, but if things go as planned, we might have plenty of cards in hand, because we are playing things specifically from the top of our deck, let’s just put these into the deck.

[draft]Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse
Aeon Chronicler
Overbeing of Myth
Prime Speaker Zegana
Sage of Ancient Lore
Sea Gate Restoration
Sturmgeist
Tishana, Voice of Thunder[/draft]

At this point, while we are going to be able to play plenty of lands, there isn’t much in the way of ramp. I’ll put in some creatures, again, for this purpose and also to shuffle the deck. And [card]Thought Vessel[/card].

[draft]Thought Vessel
Wood Elves
Farhaven Elf
Nissa, Vastwood Seer
Beanstalk Giant
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Solemn Simulacrum[/draft]

Not the fastest deck, but here we are.

Finally, I’ll put in just a few pieces of interaction.

[draft]Frilled Mystic
Mystic Snake
Voracious Greatshark[/draft]

Add 40 lands and your good. I guess, [card]Temple of Mystery[/card], every fetch and every cyclable land would be nice. Finally, I generally try to avoid colorless lands, but [card]Reliquary Tower[/card] would be nice here.

3 thoughts on “EDH Deck Time – Kianne / Imbraham

    • Thank you.

      Sorry, but since I try to keep these decks fairly casual, I don’t usually really design the manabase. I just use what lands I have available and if I have to make decisions, I’ll use what has synergies with the deck itself.

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