Erebos dethroned

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Drawing cards might be second only to pure tutoring when it comes to “most broken things you can do with your commander in EDH”. Killing an opponent in a single hit is far behind that, but still pretty darn powerful, and a lot more fun! There are plenty of commanders who can support a voltron strategy even in mono-black, some of the most notable include Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Volrath the Fallen and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. While all these three surely has their own merits, Volrath come with built-in card-disadvantage, Drana tends to tie up mana and Skittles attracts hate in ways few other generals can.

My choice, thus, fell upon Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, the blackest of all black knights. He might strike korlash,heirtoblackblade.hqone as odd as a commander, his Grandeur  ability is useless on account of the singleton nature of the format, he lacks built-in evasion and his only built-in protection is all but negligible. He is a Nightmare sans Flying, but at a much lower cost. This means that when it’s time to pull the trigger on somebody at the table, it’s fairly easy to resolve any spell that will take care of any blockers, cast Korlash himself, equip a pair of boots and a suitable weapon and swing for the fences.

My new mono-black EDH deck employs all these tools – a bunch of sweepers to keep the table clean from creatures, some delicious card-draw and a trio of lash effects (Nightmare Lash above, Strata Scythe, and Lashwrithe) for the spectacular finish. Drawing cards was never the issue with the mono-black deck, and for now, the black knight himself gets to sit at the helm. This time, however, it’s not just a flesh wound.

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My Korlash EDH on TappedOut.net.

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  1. Grim Lavamancer

     /  February 11, 2015

    “Come back and I’ll bite you!”
    The deck looks solid. Personally I would have went with Volrath the Fallen, but that’s manly due to aesthetic reasons. I love that you got Nightmare Lash in there, I remember getting it at the Mirrodin Prerelease way back in the day and thinking that it had to be one of the coolest cards ever. Of course since I wasn’t playing black at the time it ended up gathering dust somewhere, but that’s neither here nor there.

    Oh, and you should put Hatred in there, might give you the extra edge you need when you’re swinging for a few damage short of a K.O.

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