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The letter O!ver the years, I think it's safe to say I have had my fair share of wacky brews. Some of these have been in the public eye, through Pro Tours or Grand Prix, but many were simply Friday Night Magic brews from back in the day. Friday Night Magic is awesome for expressing your creativity, and I remember doing so often. One deck that still sticks out to me was built on the back of Spiteful Visions and all of the Howling Mines in the format, along with some damage prevention in the form of Immortal Coil or life gain. This set up the game in such a way that your opponent was drawing more and more cards while taking damage in the process, while you kept the symmetry from doing you in as well.

The deck was fun, but sideboards tended to hose my strategy and I only played the deck for a few weeks. That's why, when I saw a version of that deck pop up in a format without sideboards, I got pretty excited! Over at StarCityGames.com, Cassidy McAuliffe is back at the Commander brewing and arrived at this decklist with his most recent project. The deck does many of the things my Standard list did, but gets to include even cooler and older cards to go along with it.

The basic game plan involves sticking some card-draw engines, like Howling Mine. At this point, everyone will tend to be your friend, happy to draw cards and leave you alone. Eventually, you spring your plan into action, dropping Underworld Dreams, Spiteful Visions, and Painful Quandary. At this point, the jig is up and people are going to start attacking you. Here is where the Fog plan comes into action, though. With a lot of "Snow-Based" damage prevention in the list, along with more traditional Fog effects, the deck is able to both stop some of its own inflicted damage as well as that of the upset patrons of your card-drawing machine you have set up. Hold out long enough and you get to walk away with victory!

Commander – Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

Main Deck

100 cards

Barbarian Ring
Barren Moor
Blasted Landscape
Bloodstained Mire
Bojuka Bog
Buried Ruin
Forgotten Cave
Glacial Chasm
Highland Weald
Kessig Wolf Run
Kher Keep
Maze of Ith
Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
Mouth of Ronom
Mystifying Maze
Petrified Field
Polluted Mire
Scrying Sheets
Slippery Karst
Smoldering Crater
Snow-Covered Forest
Snow-Covered Mountain
Snow-Covered Swamp
Strip Mine
Terrain Generator
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Tranquil Thicket
Verdant Catacombs

46 lands

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

1 creature

Beacon of Unrest
Beseech the Queen
Constant Mists
Creeping Renaissance
Crop Rotation
Crucible of Worlds
Decree of Pain
Demonic Tutor
Ebony Owl Netsuke
Expedition Map
Exquisite Blood
Fault Line
Font of Mythos
Gaea's Touch
Glacial Crevasses
Horn of Greed
Howling Mine
Iron Maiden
Land's Edge
Life from the Loam
Maelstrom Pulse
Painful Quandary
Polluted Bonds
Reap and Sow
Reforge the Soul
Rites of Flourishing
Rude Awakening
Runeflare Trap
Seer's Sundial
Seismic Assault
Shred Memory
Spiteful Visions
Squall Line
Sylvan Library
Tainted Aether
Temple Bell
Torpor Orb
Underworld Dreams
Vicious Shadows
Violent Ultimatum
Wheel of Fortune
Wound Reflection
Zuran Orb

53 other spells

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

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