LLCLFOLD [EDH]

Oversoul

The Tentacled One
Huh. I've been mostly meticulous about creating threads for EDH decks of my own design for a while now, but this seems to be the exception, likely because until recently it was all just virtual testing and I hadn't physically constructed a list. Well, I did that, but I also made some updates, so let's get that out of the way first. I'll show the original version presently, but mostly just so that I have it recorded in an easy-to-remember place for my own recordkeeping. Everyone else can ignore the first list in this post, as it's not the one I've been playing for real...

Commander
1 Omnath, Locus of Rage

1 Abundance
1 Ancient Greenwarden
1 Anger
1 Arid Mesa
1 Azusa, Lost but Seeking
1 Blasphemous Act
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Burgeoning
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Constant Mists
1 Courser of Kruphix
1 Crop Rotation
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Cultivate
1 Destructive Revelry
1 Earthcraft
1 Elvish Reclaimer
1 Eternal Witness
1 Exploration
1 Fabled Passage
1 Far Wanderings
7 Forest
1 Forgotten Cave
1 Gaea's Cradle
1 Gamble
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Ghost Town
1 Harrow
1 Hull Breach
1 Journey of Discovery
1 Khalni Heart Expedition
1 Kodama's Reach
1 Land Grant
1 Life from the Loam
1 Lotus Cobra
1 Manabond
1 Maze of Ith
1 Mina and Denn, Wildborn
1 Misty Rainforest
5 Mountain
1 Mountain Valley
1 Mox Diamond
1 Nahiri's Lithoforming
1 Natural Balance
1 Natural Order
1 Nissa, Vastwood Seer
1 Obliterate
1 Oracle of Mul Daya
1 Prismatic Vista
1 Rampaging Baloths
1 Rampant Growth
1 Ramunap Excavator
1 Regrowth
1 Roiling Regrowth
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Scapeshift
1 Seasons Past
1 Sol Ring
1 Spike Weaver
1 Splendid Reclamation
1 Springbloom Druid
1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
1 Stomping Ground
1 Storm Cauldron
1 Strip Mine
1 Summer Bloom
1 Survival of the Fittest
1 Sylvan Library
1 Sylvan Safekeeper
1 Taiga
1 Terastodon
1 Thermopod
1 Titania, Protector of Argoth
1 Tranquil Thicket
1 Ulvenwald Hydra
1 Valakut Exploration
1 Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
1 Wasteland
1 Wayward Swordtooth
1 Wheel of Fortune
1 Windswept Heath
1 Wood Elves
1 Wooded Foothills
1 World Shaper
1 Worldly Tutor
1 Wrenn and Six
1 Zuran Orb

I hadn't done any work on this deck since last year, so the physical version I built this Tuesday made a few changes. Tireless Provisioner and Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth are no-brainer inclusions for a deck like this, so I worked them in. And while I was happy with Nahiri's Lithoforming in the old test version from last year, I couldn't find a copy of the card, so I've temporarily replaced it with my new red auto-inclusion: Nalathni Dragon. Here were the changes.

-1 Courser of Kruphix
-1 Nahiri's Lithoforming
-1 Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
+1 Nalathni Dragon
+1 Tireless Provisioner
+1 Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth

With those changes, here's the deck I actually built on Tuesday and piloted multiple times on Wednesday...

Commander
1 Omnath, Locus of Rage

1 Abundance
1 Ancient Greenwarden
1 Anger
1 Arid Mesa
1 Azusa, Lost but Seeking
1 Blasphemous Act
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Burgeoning
1 Combustible Gearhulk
1 Constant Mists
1 Crop Rotation
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Cultivate
1 Destructive Revelry
1 Earthcraft
1 Elvish Reclaimer
1 Eternal Witness
1 Exploration
1 Fabled Passage
1 Far Wanderings
7 Forest
1 Forgotten Cave
1 Gaea's Cradle
1 Gamble
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Ghost Town
1 Harrow
1 Hull Breach
1 Journey of Discovery
1 Khalni Heart Expedition
1 Kodama's Reach
1 Land Grant
1 Life from the Loam
1 Lotus Cobra
1 Manabond
1 Maze of Ith
1 Mina and Denn, Wildborn
1 Misty Rainforest
5 Mountain
1 Mountain Valley
1 Mox Diamond
1 Nalathni Dragon
1 Natural Balance
1 Natural Order
1 Nissa, Vastwood Seer
1 Obliterate
1 Oracle of Mul Daya
1 Prismatic Vista
1 Rampaging Baloths
1 Rampant Growth
1 Ramunap Excavator
1 Regrowth
1 Roiling Regrowth
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Scapeshift
1 Seasons Past
1 Sol Ring
1 Spike Weaver
1 Splendid Reclamation
1 Springbloom Druid
1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
1 Stomping Ground
1 Storm Cauldron
1 Strip Mine
1 Summer Bloom
1 Survival of the Fittest
1 Sylvan Library
1 Sylvan Safekeeper
1 Taiga
1 Terastodon
1 Thermopod
1 Tireless Provisioner
1 Titania, Protector of Argoth
1 Tranquil Thicket
1 Ulvenwald Hydra
1 Valakut Exploration
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
1 Wasteland
1 Wayward Swordtooth
1 Wheel of Fortune
1 Windswept Heath
1 Wood Elves
1 Wooded Foothills
1 World Shaper
1 Worldly Tutor
1 Wrenn and Six
1 Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth
1 Zuran Orb

The deck's name stands for "Low Land-Count Landfall Omnath Loam Deck." This all started because I heard some people claim that a landfall or land-based deck in EDH needs to run more than 40 lands. I figured, "Sounds like an easy challenge to take on" and then pondered how to actually do that. I had liked the performance of my Livonya Silone deck from the West Coast Commander League. That ran 38 lands and had a lot of other thematic nonsense going on. So I picked Omnath, Locus of Rage as the commander for this endeavor and pretty quickly settled on 33 lands as viable, with 32 lands being too unreliable for my tastes. Once I ran enough tests to satisfy myself that this concept worked, I mostly didn't really do anything with it, although occasionally I'd return to the deck in some way or another.

Actual performance so far has been poor, but I think I made some egregious misplays and that the deck just had lousy luck in a few of those games. I'll keep this around and accumulate more experience with it...
 

Oversoul

The Tentacled One
Yikes, this deck continues to underperform. I do want to adjust it, but I'm also a bit alarmed at the realization that this is probably just operating at a lower power level than most of the pods I'm playing in. Now, that's not a dealbreaker for me and I don't mind being in that position, but usually that's because I intend to do silly theme-based stuff. The "low land-count" gimmick here is supposed to be mostly serious. Omnath packs a punch and I did witness this deck churn out lots and lots of tokens. It's got some power to it. And yet, it just gets outclassed.
 
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