Saturday, October 6, 2012

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord

I've been intending to use this blog to chronicle some of my EDH/Commander escapades and decks. After much prodding my Mike (my 2HG partner from my previous post), I am going to post my updated Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord deck.
This deck started years ago as a Darigaaz, the Igniter deck. Then, it transformed into a Glissa, the Traitor deck followed by a Skullbriar, the Walking Grave deck as described here.
Jarad is a graveyard based deck. Shocking, I know. It differs from many other Commander decks I have seen in that it runs only two spells that cost six or more. This is to help make Dark Confidant better (and I was inspired by Sheldon Menery's work on this Nath of the Gilt-Leaf deck). This skews the deck towards being aggressive, which is fine by me. I run quite a few ways to fill my graveyard (Survival of the Fittest, Hermit Druid, Life from the Loam, Jarad's Orders, Greater Good, Lotleth Troll, Splinterfright, Corpse Connoisseur, Phyrexian Plaguelord, Gobbling Ooze, Grim Backwoods) and other cards to take advantage of this fact (Life from the Loam, Splinterfright, Reanimate, Coffin Queen, Necromancy, Kessig Cagebreakers, Genesis, Grim Harvest, Volrath's Stronghold, Phyrexian Reclamation, Living End). There is also a +1/+1 counter theme, a hold over from Skullbriar, but still potent (Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Corpsejack Menace, Dreg Mangler, Deadbridge Golaith, Champion of Lambholt, Increasing Savagery, Gobbling Ooze, Scavenging Ooze).
The deck is a machine in that everything works well together, and right now, I am very happy with how the deck plays. It is a ton of fun and is never really lacking for resources.

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord

Blood Artist
Bloodgift Demon
Bone Shredder
Coffin Queen
Corpse Connoisseur
Dark Confidant
Demonic Tutor
Disciple of Griselbrand
Falkenrath Noble
Grave Pact
Grim Harvest
Harvester of Souls
Living Death
Phyrexian Plaguelord
Phyrexian Reclamation
Skeletal Scrying
Skirsdag High Priest

Awakening Zone
Champion of Lambholt
Deadbridge Goliath
Eternal Witness
Garruk Wildspeaker
Gobbling Ooze
Greater Good
Hermit Druid
Increasing Savagery
Indrik Stomphowler
Kessig Cagebreakers
Life from the Loam
Lotus Cobra
Mold Shambler
Oracle of Mul Daya
Scavening Ooze
Survival of the Fittest
Sylvan Library
Yavimaya Elder
Yavimaya Granger

Corpsejack Menace
Creakwood Liege
Dreg Mangler
Grim Feast
Jarad's Orders
Lotleth Troll
Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Lightning Greaves
Nihil Spellbomb
Nim Deathmantle
Sol Ring
Solemn Simulacrum
Sword of Light and Shadow

Barren Moor
Bojuka Bog
Command Tower
Evolving Wilds
Golgari Guildgate
Golgari Rot Farm
Grim Backwoods
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood 
Pine Barrens
Polluted Mire
Rogue's Passage
Slippery Karst
Tainted Wood
Temple of the False God
Terramorphic Expanse
Tranquil Thicket
Treetop Village
Verdant Catacombs
Volrath's Stronghold
Winding Canyons
Forest (9)
Swamp (7)

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