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February 2011

Subject: Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund Commander deck by Jake.

 

This one is for all the Jund lovers out there.  The dragon players, the huge creature players, and the guy who entwines tooth and nail because it is insane.  This is the deck i've been taking to FNM lately and have had some success with, not a lot but it's fun to play when it does work.  It's gone through many changes and will probably go through more as i accumulate a better collection.

1x Acidic Slime
1x Avenger of Zendikar
1x Beacon of Unrest
1x Black Sun's Zenith
1x Bladewing the Risen
1x Blood Crypt
1x Bogardan Hellkite
1x Brainspoil
1x Broodmate Dragon
1x Cruel Edict
1x Cultivate
1x Damnation
1x Darksteel Ingot
1x Decree of Pain
1x Demonic Tutor
1x Dimir House Guard
1x Elvish Piper
1x Eternal Witness
1x Everflowing Chalice
1x Explosive Vegetation
1x Fauna Shaman
8x Forest
1x Garruk Wildspeaker
1x Gilded Lotus
1x Graven Cairns
1x Greater Gargadon
1x Grove of the Burnwillows
1x Gruul Turf
1x Harmonize
1x Harrow
1x Hellkite Overlord
1x Hit // Run
1x Hull Breach
1x Indrik Stomphowler
1x Into the Core
1x Jund Panorama
1x Karplusan Forest
1x Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
1x Kodama's Reach
1x Krosan Grip
1x Leyline of the Void
1x Liliana Vess
1x Llanowar Wastes
1x Malfegor
1x Mimic Vat
1x Mind Shatter
1x Mosswort Bridge
2x Mountain
1x Obelisk of Jund
1x Overgrown Tomb
1x Pernicious Deed
1x Phyrexian Arena
1x Praetor's Counsel
1x Primal Command
1x Puppeteer Clique
1x Putrefy
1x Reap and Sow
1x Recollect
1x Rootbound Crag
1x Sakura-Tribe Elder
1x Sarkhan Vol
1x Savage Lands
1x Seedborn Muse
1x Shizo, Death's Storehouse
1x Shred Memory
1x Shriekmaw
1x Sign in Blood
1x Spearbreaker Behemoth
1x Spinerock Knoll
1x Steel Hellkite
1x Sulfurous Springs
8x Swamp
1x Sword of Feast and Famine
1x Tectonic Edge
1x Terminate
1x Terramorphic Expanse
1x Tooth and Nail
1x Torrent of Souls
1x Verdant Catacombs
1x Violent Ultimatum
1x Wickerbough Elder
1x Wild Ricochet
1x Withered Wretch
1x Wurmcoil Engine


Some of my card choices explained:

Wurmcoil Engine - get used to seeing this in basically every commander deck you play, it really is that good of a card.  It's so efficient and begs to be answered, unless that answer is path/swords to plowshares it just replaces itself.

Wickerbough Elder/Indrik Stomphowler - good creatures, basically 4/4's that kill something when they hit play.  I wanted the deck creature heavy and having those creatures do something extra is what makes them make the cut.  I recommend these for any Commander deck running green.  Your Krosan Grip is good but isn't always enough in this format.  Expect to see Sol Rings and Tops running rampant on the other side of the table just waiting to hit the grave.

Shred Memory - I love, love, love this card.  It always does something for me when I draw into it.  You can either hate on a graveyard or transmute for: Cruel Edict, Terminate, Black Sun's Zenith, Hull Breach, Demonic Tutor, OR Fauna Shaman which can find any of your creatures that you're wanting. 

Praetor's Counsel - Newest card to be added to the deck, ultimate recursion which is what you should expect for the insane amount of mana it costs. 

Dragons! - Karrthus is a Lord of them afterall, and i have a nice suite of the best including Bogardan Hellkite, Hellkite Overlord, Broodmate Dragon, Malfegor(good answer to a lot of cards in commander), Bladewing The Risen and Steel Hellkite.  Don't be afraid to send Karrthus to the bin if killed, you can always get a Bladewing out and swing with both! 

The rest of the cards are efficient black, green, and red cards that I have fun playing.  Most of them are self-explanatory and can be used in any commander deck in these colors. 

The estimated cost of this deck is about 275 dollars.   A lot but I've been collecting over time and purchased From the Vault:Dragons which helped out immensely.  I hope you've enjoyed the deck and  have fun playing commander. 


Jake Hughes coldfire720@yahoo.com

 

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