So I’m thinking of building an edh deck that has some sort of weird archetype to theme to it. It’s not meant to be super competitive nor amazingly good. But synergies are welcome.
For example, I have a zedruu voltron deck. It uses 1-2cmc auras, which I then gift to my opponents, while I beat down and draw cards/gain life. It’s not ever been good, but it’s silly, and the strategy has a good amount of synergy to it (and feels like a cohesive deck).
Does anyone have an idea as to what sort of archetype/general I could use to do something else similar? I’m completely out of ideas, and nothing really jumps to me as interesting nor fun.
Otherwise, some other strange theme could be used to make a deck with too. I’ve built the ‘pointing to the left’ theme, the leaves the battlefield-tribal, and even the mono blue lord tribal (with the legend changeling; can’t recall its name)!
In the same colors, I have a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck that aims to get creatures with big butts out and eventually use a spell that swaps their power and toughness while the general is out to also give it double strike and make it really hurt lol. Theres some fun stuff you can include, unblockable stuff like dream prowler is just the tip of the iceberg. I'd say Goldnight Castigator is a really fun card to abuse, if just for the fact it doesn't see play in much of anything else.
I recently made an aminatou, the fateshifter deck that focuses on cheating things out with manifest and its been a lot of fun testing it so far. Though that isn't so obscure in itself, I made a contingent commander for if/when I play with people that don't like planeswalkers as commanders which is chromium, the mutable. I use a small tutor package to tutor up library of leng which is perfect for turning Chromium's discard ability into a top deck fixer for manifesting. Could be used for miracles as well but I didn't go that direction with the deck. Also having a 7/7 flying commander with inbuilt protection fits in nicely with the awkward janky control deck that it has kind of turned out to be.
I had a meme deck I put together based on Karona, False God that is actually really fun. I use a large number of the mutate creatures, vows, a handful of ultimatums, and all five of the mythos from Ikoria. The point is to pass around the Karona and have them kill each other with it.