My first Elder Dragon Highlander

Ok, I recently discovered this awesome unofficial Magic The Gathering format.
For those who don’t know Magic The Gathering: It’s an awesome (but expensive) trading-card game.
Usually when you play Magic, you use a Deck of 60 cards.
And you can use each (non-land) card up to 4 times.

An EDH Deck consists out of 100 cards and each (non-land) card should have a unique (english) card-name.
So you can’t use the same card twice.
In this format, I can play longer with the same deck, without getting the routine-feeling.

Here’s what my deck is made of:

[cardlist title=”Sygg, River Cutthroat – Draw”]
[General]
Sygg, River Cutthroat
[/General]

[Creatures]
Dread
Cateran Enforcer
Inkfathom Witch
Shriekmaw
Nezumi Graverobber
Kira, Great Glass-spinner
Ghastlord of Fugue
Spined Fluke
Dauthi Marauder
Dauthi Warlord
Guile
Puppeteer Clique
Gravelgill Duo
Higure, the Still Wind
Crowd of Cinders
Glen Elendra Liege
Aeon Chronicler
Cinderbones
Sengir Vampire
Sower of Temptation
Faerie Macabre
Dauthi Slayer
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Ninja of the Deep Hours
Nihilith
Tidehollow Strix
Wanderbrine Rootcutters
Lurking Informant
[/Creatures]

[Spells]
Ransack
Forbid
Vampiric Tutor
Terror
Inundate
Memory Plunder
Dark Ritual
Unnerve
Demonic Tutor
Aphotic Wisps
Kikus Shadow
Negate
Damnation
Worldly Counsel
Death Denied
Evacuation
Walk the Aeons
[/Spells]

[Enchantments]
Thought Reflection
Rhystic study
Vile Requiem
Engineered Plague
Necromantic Thirst
Sleepers Robe
Putrefaction
Propaganda
Energy Flux
Levitation
Grave Pact
Control Magic
Helm of the Ghastlord
Telepathy
Dire Undercurrents
Intimidation
[/Enchantments]

[Artifacts]
Crawlspace
Thran Dynamo
Spellbook
Sol ring
Crystal Chimes
Drake-Skull Cameo
[/Artifacts]

[Non-Basic land]
Shizo, Deaths Storehouse
[/Non-Basic land]

[Basic land]
14 Swamp
17 Island
[/Basic land]
[/cardlist]

It still needs a lot of card-replacements. But as I prefer to play non-proxy (self printed cards) this is the best I could do atm.
Also note that this is a multi-player based format, so this deck is intended to play on a slow and passive pace.

If you’d like to suggest other cards, feel free to do so 😉

Edit: I used these EDH rules.

4 thoughts on “My first Elder Dragon Highlander”

  1. Sygg, River Cutthroat is an excellent general for multiplayer EDH decks, you are taking advantage of other players hurting eachother. A good card for this deck would probably be Rod of Ruin, for times when some player gets hurt for 2 damage and you want to add another damage to make it three. Prodigal Sorcerer does the same thing. Most of your creatures are good choices, except maybe Cinderbones. I’d replace it with Mulldrifter for instance, which is basically a must-play card if you’re playing blue. Most of your sorceries/instants look kind of weak. No Capsize?

    Good choice on Shizo, Death’s Storehouse, was going to recommend it until I saw it was already in the list!

    Good luck with the deck! I’m currently building a Sharuum the Hegemon EDH deck, when I feel it’s ready for testing and if I have the time, maybe I’ll come over to OPG some time!

    1. Hey Laurens,
      It’s nice to have you post such a positive comment.
      I was expecting much worse 😀
      I have to say, as I hate proxy-cards I try to play with the cards I have.
      So there are actually quite a lot of cards I’d like to replace, but I’ll update this page ifI do.

      Next time I’m going to OPA, i’ll give you a call. Hope you’re not in Egypte that day 😉

  2. You might wanna note that some play EDH with the restriction that only the General can be legendary!

  3. The only problem with EDH is that it’s not an official format, thus it has no official rules.
    The thing is, most of the time you’ll be playing with the same pool of people.
    So the used rulings will be set in this pool.
    The restricted lists differ a lot when you’ll look them up on the forums of other groups.
    But I guess the one we tend to use, and quite a lot of other people do so, is:
    http://www.dragonhighlander.net/rules.php

    I’ve never seen a EDH without Legendary creatures in it, so it sounds like a rare used rule.

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