Death, Taxes and Derevi

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

Death and Taxes is one of my favorite decks to play and one of my least favorite decks to play against. This is my version of Derevi that takes all the aspects of Death and Taxes that I enjoy and combines them into a mix of flicker and lockout that just makes for an awesome EDH game.

I have listed a number of the infinite combos below (knowing that I didn’t get them all) but these should provide some good ideas of what this deck can do.

Infinite General Combos:

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician + Bloom Tender + Ashnod's Altar = Infinite colorless mana.

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician + Deadeye Navigator + Gilded Lotus = Infinite colored mana.

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician + Fertile Ground + Dawn's Reflection + Ashnod's Altar = Infinite mana.

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician + Fertile Ground + Dawn's Reflection + Altar Of Dementia = Infinite mill.

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician + Fertile Ground + Dawn's Reflection + Blasting Station = Infinite damage

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician + Dawn's Reflection + Earthcraft + Ashnod's Altar = Infinite colorless mana.

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician + Dawn's Reflection + Earthcraft + Altar Of Dementia = Infinite mill.

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician + Dawn's Reflection + Earthcraft + Blasting Station = Infinite damage.

** Note: For the infinite mana combos you should have cards like Entreat the Angels or Blue Sun's Zenith for potential win conditions. **

Infinite Other Combos:

Earthcraft + Squirrel Nest = Infinite squirrels.

Earthcraft + Squirrel Nest + Blasting Station = Infinite damage.

Earthcraft + Squirrel Nest + Ashnod's Altar = Infinite colorless mana.

Earthcraft + Squirrel Nest + Altar Of Dementia =Infinite mill.

Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron = Infinite mana.

Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron + Acidic Slime = Destroy all artifacts, enchantments and lands.

Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron + Memnarch = Take control of everything.

Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron + Mulldrifter = Unlimited draw.

Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron + Eternal Witness = Return all cards in graveyard to hand.

Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron + Draining Whelk = Counter all spells.

Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron + Venser, Shaper Savant = Counter all spells and return all permanents to their owner’s hands.

 

Board Wipe: (3)
Supreme Verdict
Hallowed Burial
Terminus

Card Draw: (6)
Blue Sun’s Zenith
Coiling Oracle
Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Mulldrifter
Scroll Rack
Sensei’s Divining Top

Counterspells: (7)
Counterbalance
Counterspell
Dissipate
Draining Whelk
Faerie Trickery
Hinder
Spell Crumple

Lockout: (6)
Hokori, Dust Drinker
Lavinia of the Tenth
Meekstone
Static Orb
Stoic Angel
Winter Orb

Planeswalker: (3)
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Tamiyo, the Moon Sage
Venser, the Sojourner

Ramp: (10)
Bloom Tender
Dawn's Reflection
Earthcraft
Exploration
Fertile Ground
Gilded Lotus
Overgrowth
Solemn Simulacrum
Tempt with Discovery
Wild Growth

Recursion: (3)
Crucible of Worlds
Eternal Witness
Replenish

Sacrifice Engines: (4)
Altar of Dementia
Ashnod's Altar
Blasting Station
City of Shadows

Targeted Removal: (8)
Acidic Slime
Bant Charm
Condemn
Gilded Drake
Path to Exile
Return to Dust
Swords to Plowshares
Unexpectedly Absent

Tutors: (3)
Academy Rector
Enlightened Tutor
Mystical Tutor

Utility: (9)
Crystal Shard
Deadeye Navigator
Entreat the Angels
Palinchron
Memnarch
Mistmeadow Witch
Roon of the Hidden Realm
Squirrel Nest
Venser, Shaper Savant
Lands: (37)
Strip mine
Wasteland
Tectonic Edge
Dark Depths
Thespian’s Stage
Alchemist’s Refuge
Temple of the False God
Command Tower
Transguild Promenade
Rupture Spire
Seaside Citadel
Hallowed Fountain
Temple Garden
Breeding Pool
Glacial Fortress
Sunpetal Grove
Hinterland Harbor
Temple of Enlightenment
Temple of Plenty
Temple of Mystery
Lonely Sandbar
Secluded Steppe
Tranquil Thicket
Plain
Forest
Island

Author: Chris Stephen

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