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Deck Tech: Zurzoth, Chaos Rider - Ep98

Released Wednesday, 16th June 2021
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  4. Ep 98 Community Spotlight:
    1. Deck genesis
      1. This came about because of a conversation I had with Lenny Wooley-Broder. We had finished playing a game, and were talking about group hug decks. He told me they were secretly control decks. This intrigued me at the time, but I have always pretty much hated group hug type cards, because the net effect is negative (howling mine example).
        1. Sidenote: This is the kinda stuff we are always thanking the patrons for, and it really means something to me. I just wanted to thank the following patrons for kinda nudging me in the right direction for this deck:
          1. Micah the Lunarch (He suggested Zurzoth)
          2. Dustin Ivy
          3. Joshua Swope
            1. “I think you could help your opponents have more meaningful attacks with Bedlam”
              1. This was hilarious, but also caused me to really think about Group Hug in a different way.
          4. Lenny Wooley-Broder
      2. Fast-forward a couple months: I’ve got the itch to build a deck, and I’m trying to decide between mono-red group hug or Codie, and the mono-red deck, and some patrons are intrigued by the idea of mono-red group hug.
        1. https://scryfall.com/@greenegeek/decks/ebad…
      3. So, I decided it would be an interesting thought experiment to just make a list of ALL of the group-hug type effects that were available to mono-red (This is where I started to get REALLY excited about the deck). I made a scryfall list, and found over 120 cards!
      4. I decided I had to embrace “group hug”, even though it was out of my comfort zone. This is something I often try to do when I play mono-red. I actually wanted to just turbo-charge my opponents (and also hope I’d be seen as less of a threat, as I’m playing a fairly unpopular commander with 499 decks on Edhrec.com)
      1. https://www.moxfield.com/decks/60JC220d5k-E…
        1. Victory Chimes
        2. Spectral Searchlight
        3. Cursed Mirror
        4. Rainbow Vale (I ended up not purchasing this)
        5. Field of Ruin
      2. Who needs a mana? (Ramp)
        1. Mana Flare
        2. Howling Mine
        3. Soldevi Sentry
        4. Agitator Ant
        5. Helm of Awakening (This card really speeds games up!)
        6. Boldwyr Heavyweights
        7. Hired Giant
        8. Mana Cache
        9. Wild Evocation
      3. Hey, who turned out the lights? (Group Hug)
        1. Temple Bell
        2. Otherworld Atlas
        3. Explosion of Riches
        4. Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
        5. Geier Reach Sanitarium
      4. The devils are in the details
        1. Tibalt’s Trickery
        2. Chaos Warp
        3. Indomitable Creativity (Pairs well with Devils!)
        4. Goblin Spymaster
      5. Generous Gifts
        1. Brash Taunter
        2. Grab the Reins
        3. Emberwilde Captain
        4. Bloodthirsty Blade
        5. Fork
        6. Adamaro, First to Desire (Sad that Anvil of Bogardan is on the reserved list)
      6. Judo
        1. Comet Storm
        2. Purphoros, God of the Forge
        3. Impact Tremors
        4. Jaya’s Immolating Inferno (4 legendary creatures aside from Zurzoth)
        5. Vicious Shadows
      7. We’re all drawing a bunch of cards, now what? (Wincons)
        1. Diaochan, Artful Beauty
        2. Molten Psyche (22 artifacts in the deck)
        3. Goblin Bombardment
        4. Skullclamp
        5. Forbidden Orchard
        6. Contested War Zone
      8. The beach is that way (Flex)
    2. The Deck
    3. Zack, what do you think about this deck? Did you ever think you’d see me playing Howling Mine & Company?
    4. Summary - This ended up being a pretty sweet deck! It was really fun to think about and brew. If you want to see this deck in action, check out Andy Hull’s Commander Night Live (you should definitely check this out!) https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1035362399 . https://www.twitch.tv/andyhullbone What do y’all think about this deck? Have I convinced you to give Group Hug a try? Got any sweet recommendations for this deck? 
  5. Main Topic - Zurzoth, Chaos Rider
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