Thraximundar EDH Deck

  • #1
    So I recently acquired a foil Thraximundar and I'm wondering what you guys think about it. Would it make a good EDH general and how should I build around it This is going to be my first EDH deck so I'm not entirely sure where to begin or how exactly to build a great deck since most of my other cards are from Innistrad and the most recent block.
  • #2
    i know a vampire tribal build. it's pretty good. oh, and rattlesnake build with 30+ removal/counters/sweeps is cool too Grin
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  • #3
    Thrax is a good general Smile

    He can be a bit good-stuff-y, but you can build him most anyway you want to. Control and then him as a finisher, zombies, vampires, combo, etc. Enjoy the format
  • #4
    Check out my decklist for Thrax in my sig for an idea. It's voltron with some good stuff, that was my first EDH deck as well.
  • #5
    Quote from Vandar
    Check out my decklist for Thrax in my sig for an idea. It's voltron with some good stuff, that was my first EDH deck as well.


    Oh wow, that looks really nice.
    Also, nice Lazav EDH.
  • #6
    Since its your first EDH and you have some stuff from ISD, Id make it semi-tribal with some sacrifice themes. And Swiftfoot Boots. Grin
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  • #7
    A zombie EDH deck with Thrax at the helm would be an excellent place to start. Pick a bunch of synergistic cards, throw in some mana ramp, card draw, and spot removal, and you'll be ready!

    Zombies are a nice creature type to build around in EDH, as they have a lovely tendency to recur themselves and have a nice wide variety of effects. Elves or goblins may be able to quickly overwhelm foes, but they also have a much harder time recovering from a board wipe, and tend to be much more linear; zombies, in my opinion, are a better embodiment of EDH. You'll be able to interact with your opponents more and enjoy nice, drawn-out games where you slowly build up an army of the unstoppable living dead to crush those fools who dared call you mad!
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  • #8
    Quote from uberdylan
    A zombie EDH deck with Thrax at the helm would be an excellent place to start. Pick a bunch of synergistic cards, throw in some mana ramp, card draw, and spot removal, and you'll be ready!

    Zombies are a nice creature type to build around in EDH, as they have a lovely tendency to recur themselves and have a nice wide variety of effects. Elves or goblins may be able to quickly overwhelm foes, but they also have a much harder time recovering from a board wipe, and tend to be much more linear; zombies, in my opinion, are a better embodiment of EDH. You'll be able to interact with your opponents more and enjoy nice, drawn-out games where you slowly build up an army of the unstoppable living dead to crush those fools who dared call you mad!


    Heh, that sounds fun....and by fun I only mean for me. Everyone else won't have any part in my fun-making.
  • #9
    My Thraximundar deck is based on Act of Treason-type cards to steal creatures and bash their owners in the face with them before sacrificing them to Culling Dais, High Market, Attrition, or whatever for even more value and counters on Thraximundar. Bonus points if you have a Grave Pact in play.
  • #10
    Quote from Neo1715
    My Thraximundar deck is based on Act of Treason-type cards to steal creatures and bash their owners in the face with them before sacrificing them to Culling Dais, High Market, Attrition, or whatever for even more value and counters on Thraximundar. Bonus points if you have a Grave Pact in play.


    Wow, I never really thought of that before. The Bolas card that controls then sacs seems like it'd fit right in too.
  • #11
    Quote from Ndarren87
    Wow, I never really thought of that before. The Bolas card that controls then sacs seems like it'd fit right in too.


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    As a connoisseur of fun, interesting matches, I still to this day have not been able to craft that "perfect deck"; the deck that I can play and have fun over time, doesn't get boring, but simultaneously is fun to play against. I honestly don't think it exists. It's like a unicorn. A ninja unicorn.


  • #12
    Been meaning to post my list for awhile, but I won't have time until Sunday, so here's a paste of it if you're interested in taking a look.

    http://pastebin.com/dpUAZd76
  • #13
    This is an iteration of my Thraxy build (though not the most up-to-date): http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/blood-sacrifice-07-01-13-1/

    I have seen largely zombie tribal builds, but I find that boring and predictable. I prefer to utilize Thraxy's sacrifice mechanic, which I make great use of with [[Blood Speaker]], which allows me to tutor for all of my demons Smile

    Thraximundar is by far my most favourite general, and the oldest one of mine still being used. He's great for dealing with single threats, has a unique mechanic, and makes for a clear 3-turn threat that your opponents have to deal with, allowing you to then smack them with your deck's win condition. You've made a fine choice, no matter what your build becomes Smile

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