Sedris Commander

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Commander is a world where you can do a lot of powerful, broken things from across Magic's history. In Bryan Stadterman's brand-new StarCityGames.com column focusing on tweaking Commander decks, he takes a look at a deck that attempts to do one of these many broken things: reanimate! And what better general to use than the Grixis tyrant of the graveyard himself: Sedris, the Traitor King.

This deck is filled with ways to slip creatures right into your graveyard. Everything from direct tutoring like Buried Alive to card filtering like Faithless Looting show up here, making sure your graveyard is well stocked—and that you have just the cards you want.

Once the graveyard is full, you can bring Sedris out to play. For the low cost of 2 ManaBlack Mana per creature, a creature can come back roaring out of your graveyard and ready to inflict pain to the opponent. Because Sedris is your commander, he too can come back again and again, meaning your opponents will never be able to escape his terror.

Of course, you can always just reanimate creatures the old fashioned way using spells too! Animate Dead is a classic, but other reanimate staples like Exhume, Reanimate, and Stitch Together also make an appearance.

Curious what goes into a Commander deck focused on reanimation? Take a look at the decklist below, and don't miss Bryan's article for his thoughts!

Bryan Stadterman's Sedris Commander
Commander – Sedris, the Traitor King

Main Deck

100 cards

Cephalid Coliseum
Command Tower
Crumbling Necropolis
Desolate Lighthouse
Dragonskull Summit
Evolving Wilds
Graven Cairns
11  Island
Shivan Reef
10  Swamp
Terramorphic Expanse
Underground River
Volrath's Stronghold

38 lands

Arcanis the Omnipotent
Body Double
Cephalid Broker
Consecrated Sphinx
Corpse Connoisseur
Doomed Necromancer
Flayer of the Hatebound
Fleshbag Marauder
Grave Titan
Inferno Titan
It That Betrays
Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
Phyrexian Metamorph
Rune-Scarred Demon
Sedris, the Traitor King
Sheoldred, Whispering One
Solemn Simulacrum
Sphinx Ambassador
Sphinx of Uthuun
Stormtide Leviathan

23 creatures

Animate Dead
Barter in Blood
Beacon of Unrest
Blasphemous Act
Buried Alive
Careful Consideration
Careful Study
Coalition Relic
Compulsive Research
Crosis's Charm
Decree of Pain
Deep Analysis
Demonic Collusion
Demonic Tutor
Diabolic Edict
Dread Return
Fact or Fiction
Faithless Looting
Frantic Search
Go for the Throat
Mystic Retrieval
Oblivion Stone
Phyrexian Arena
Rise from the Grave
Sol Ring
Stitch Together
Talisman of Dominance
Talisman of Indulgence
Thirst for Knowledge
Torrent of Souls
Warstorm Surge

38 other spells

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Sedris, the Traitor King

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