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Elder Dragon Highlander - Clay Schubert (6/21/2009)

There is a format that started a while ago with judges, and is quickly becoming a giant hit. Every time I’m at the card shop, people ask, “Do you want to play EDH?”

What is EDH? It stands for Elder Dragon Highlander. The term “Elder Dragon” comes in tribute to the cycle of legendary dragons from Legends. Highland refers to the fact that “there can be only one” of each card in your deck (basic lands are excluded from this rule). The game can be played either 1v1 or multiplayer. I think multiplayer make better games.

Your deck is made up of exactly 100 cards, including your general. You pick a legendary creature as your general. Your general determines the colors limits of your deck and has some unique general rules.

Let’s say you pick Darien, King of Kjeldor
Darien, King of Kjeldor
Darien, King of KjeldorSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
4
Artist:
Michael Phillippi
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever you're dealt damage, you may put that many 1 1 white Soldier creature tokens into play.
as your general. Look at his colors. He’s white. What cards are you allowed in your deck – white and artifact cards only. You cannot use hybrid cards (Unmake
Unmake
UnmakeSet: Eventide
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
Remove target creature from the game.
) or cards with off-color activation costs (Bant Battlemage
Bant Battlemage
Bant BattlemageSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
5
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
G, T Target creature gains trample until end of turn. U, T Target creature gains flying until end of turn.
). Lands apply to this as well. You can’t have Mystic Gate
Mystic Gate
Mystic GateSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
277
Artist:
Fred Fields
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. o(w/u), T Add WW, WU, or UU to your mana pool.
s in your deck. You can have a card like Darksteel Ingot
Darksteel Ingot
Darksteel IngotSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
112
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Darksteel Ingot is indestructable. (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.) T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
in your deck, but in this case, it will only produce white mana or colorless mana.

Let’s say now, that you pick Brion Stoutarm
Brion Stoutarm
Brion StoutarmSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
R
Number:
246
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Lifelink (Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.) R, T, Sacrifice a creature other than Brion Stoutarm: Brion Stoutarm deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target player.
as your general. Look at his colors. He’s red and white. That means you can play any white card, and red card, any artifact card, and red/white hybrid or gold card. So, Lighting Bolt, Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.
, Sensei’s Divining Top, Soltari Guerillas and Boros Buildmage are all legal. Sorry
Sorry
SorrySet: Unglued
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
27
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
Before playing any spell, if a copy of that spell card is in any graveyard, the spell's caster may say Sorry. If he or she does not, any other player may counter the spell by saying Sorry as it is cast.If any player says Sorry at any other time, Sorry deals 2 damage to that player.
Gruul Guildmage
Gruul Guildmage
Gruul GuildmageSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
144
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
((R/G) can be paid with either R or G.) 3R, Sacrifice a land: Gruul Guildmage deals 2 damage to target player. 3G: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
, but because of the green in your hybrid cost, you’re still not allowed.

Your general starts the game in the removed from the game zone [Editor's note: I guess this would now say the Exile
Exile
ExileSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
21
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Remove target nonwhite attacking creature from the game. You gain life equal to its toughness.
d zone]. At any time you could normally play a creature, you can play your general. If a general is put into the graveyard from anywhere (Counterspell
Counterspell
CounterspellSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counters target spell as it is being cast.
, Terror
Terror
TerrorSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Buries target creature. Cannot target black creatures or artifact creatures.
ed, etc) you may either put him into the graveyard or remove it from the game again. This also works if it is removed from the game (Oblivion Ring
Oblivion Ring
Oblivion RingSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
34
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
When Oblivion Ring comes into play, remove another target nonland permanent from the game. When Oblivion Ring leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.
). If you choose to remove it from the game, it now gets a counter. If you want to play your general again, you need to pay its casting cost, plus 2 colorless mana for each counter on it. So, if your general Brion Stoutarm
Brion Stoutarm
Brion StoutarmSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
R
Number:
246
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Lifelink (Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.) R, T, Sacrifice a creature other than Brion Stoutarm: Brion Stoutarm deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target player.
has died twice, he’d cost 8 mana. The last point of the general special ruling is that it is immune to the “legend rule.” If an opponent clones my Brion Stoutarm
Brion Stoutarm
Brion StoutarmSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
R
Number:
246
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Lifelink (Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.) R, T, Sacrifice a creature other than Brion Stoutarm: Brion Stoutarm deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target player.
, then the clone will die to the legend rule, while my general will shrug it off. A card that copies a general in some way (Body Double
Body Double
Body DoubleSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
35
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
As Body Double comes into play, you may choose a creature card in a graveyard. If you do, Body Double comes into play as a copy of that card.
) does not become a general. A general that’s been morphed or turned down is still a general.

Each player starts the game at 40 life. If a general deals a player 21 points of damage in a game, that player loses the game. So, if I attack with Brion Stoutarm
Brion Stoutarm
Brion StoutarmSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
R
Number:
246
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Lifelink (Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.) R, T, Sacrifice a creature other than Brion Stoutarm: Brion Stoutarm deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target player.
6 times and he hits you, then you lose. It doesn’t matter what your life is. If your general dies, the damage does NOT reset. If another player hits you with their general, then that general starts his own “general damage” count.

You also get one free mulligan at the beginning.
There are a few tricks to getting opposing generals out of your hair for a good long time: Condemn
Condemn
CondemnSet: Dissension
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
8
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
Put target attacking creature on the bottom of its owner's library. Its controller gains life equal to its toughness.
, Oblation
Oblation
OblationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
46
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
The owner of target nonland permanent shuffles it into his or her library, then draws two cards.
, Hallow
Hallow
HallowSet: Darksteel
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
4
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Prevent all damage target spell would deal this turn. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way.
ZWQgQnVyaWFs, Declaration of Naught
Declaration of Naught
Declaration of NaughtSet: Morningtide
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
29
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
As Declaration of Naught comes into play, name a card.U: Counter target spell with that name.


There are a few cards that are banned because they have different levels of power. Look at Karakas
Karakas
KarakasSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Nicola Leonard
Text:
T: Add W to your mana poolT: Return target legend to owner's hand; enchantments on target legend are destroyed.
, for a good idea why. Here is the current banned list. For updates, go to: http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~geduggan/EDH_rules.html

Balance
Balance
BalanceSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Whichever player has more lands in play must discard enough lands of his or her choice to equalize the number of lands both players have in play. Next, equalize the cards in hand and then creatures in play the same way. Creatures lost in this manner are considered buried.

Worldgorger Dragon
Worldgorger Dragon
Worldgorger DragonSet: Judgment
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Wayne England

Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Flying, Trample. When Worldgorger Dragon comes into play, remove all other permanents you control from the game. When Worldgorger Dragon leaves play, return the removed cards to play under their owner's control.

Biorhythm
Biorhythm
BiorhythmSet: Onslaught
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
247
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Each player's life total becomes the number of creatures he or she controls.

Sway the Stars
Upheaval
Upheaval
UpheavalSet: Odyssey
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
113
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Return all permanents to their owners' hands.

Panoptic Mirror
Panoptic Mirror
Panoptic MirrorSet: Darksteel
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
136
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Imprint -- X, T: You may remove an instant or sorcery card with converted mana cost X in your hand from the game. (That card is imprinted on this artifact.) At the beginning of your upkeep, you may copy an imprinted instant or sorcery card and play the copy without paying its mana cost.

Kokusho, the Evening Star
Kokusho, the Evening Star
Kokusho, the Evening StarSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
122
Artist:
Tsutomu Kawade
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying When Kokusho, the Evening Star is put into a graveyard from play, each opponent loses 5 life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

Limited Resources
Limited Resources
Limited ResourcesSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
10
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
When Limited Resources comes into play, each player chooses five lands he or she controls and sacrifices the rest.As long as there are ten or more lands in play, players cannot play lands.

Riftsweeper
Riftsweeper
RiftsweeperSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Brian Despain
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Riftsweeper comes into play, choose target face-up card that's removed from the game. Its owner shuffles it into his or her library.

Karakas
Karakas
KarakasSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Nicola Leonard
Text:
T: Add W to your mana poolT: Return target legend to owner's hand; enchantments on target legend are destroyed.

Tinker
Tinker
TinkerSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
45
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
At the time you play Tinker, sacrifice an artifact.Search your library for an artifact card and put that artifact into play. Shuffle your library afterward.

Power Nine
Yawgmoth’s Bargain
Bargain
BargainSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Your opponent draws a card. You gain 7 life.

Coalition Victory
Coalition Victory
Coalition VictorySet: Invasion
Cost:
8
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
241
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
You win the game if you control a land of each basic land type and a creature of each color.

Recurring Nightmare
Recurring Nightmare
Recurring NightmareSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
72
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Text:
Sacrifice a creature, Return Recurring Nightmare to owner's hand: Put target creature card from your graveyard into play. Play this ability as a sorcery.

Protean Hulk
Protean Hulk
Protean HulkSet: Dissension
Color:
Green
Rarity:
R
Number:
90
Artist:
Matt Cavotta

Grindstone
Grindstone
GrindstoneSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Greg Simanson
Text:
3, T: Put the top two cards of target player's library into that player's graveyard. If both cards share at least one color, repeat this process.

Lion’s Eye Diamond
Time Vault
Time Vault
Time VaultSet: Alpha
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Mono Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Tap to gain an additional turn after the current one. Time Vault doesn't untap normally during untap phase; to untap it, you must skip a turn. Time Vault begins tapped.

Metalworker
Metalworker
MetalworkerSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Reveal any number of artifact cards in your hand. Add two colorless mana to your mana pool for each card revealed this way.



The generals I’m running right now are:
Zur the Enchanter
Zur the Enchanter
Zur the EnchanterSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Whenever Zur the Enchanter attacks, you may search your library for an enchantment card with converted mana cost 3 or less and put it into play. If you do, shuffle your library.

Momir Vig
Jareth, Leonin Titan
Dralnu, Lich Lord
Dralnu, Lich Lord
Dralnu, Lich LordSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
237
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
If damage would be dealt to Dralnu, sacrifice that many permanents instead. T: Target instant or sorcery card in your graveyard has flashback until end of turn. Its flashback cost becomes equal to its mana cost as you play it. (You may play that card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
Jaya Ballard, Task MageSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Spellshaper
Rarity:
R
Number:
166
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, T, Discard a card: Destroy target blue permanent. 1R, T, Discard a card: Jaya Ballard, Task Mage deals 3 damage to target creature or player. A creature dealt damage this way can't be regenerated this turn. 5RR, T, Discard a card: Jaya Ballard deals 6 damage to each creature and each player.

Cromat
Cromat
CromatSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
94
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
WB: Destroy target creature blocking or blocked by Cromat. UR: Cromat gains flying until end of turn. BG: Regenerate Cromat. RW: Cromat gets +1/+1 until end of turn. GU: Put Cromat on top of its owner's library.

Lady Zhurong, Warrior Queen
Lady Zhurong, Warrior Queen
Lady Zhurong, Warrior QueenSet: Portal Three Kingdoms
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Legend
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Miao Aili
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Horsemanship
(Horsemanship makes the 21 points of general damage pretty easy).


Here is my Jareth, Leonin Titan deck, to give you an idea:

Land: 33
21 Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

Eiganjo Castle
Eiganjo Castle
Eiganjo CastleSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
275
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. W, T: Prevent the next 2 damage that would be dealt to target legendary creature this turn.

New Benalia
New Benalia
New BenaliaSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
172
Artist:
Richard Wright
Text:
New Benalia comes into play tapped.
When New Benalia comes into play, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library, then you may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
T Add W to your mana pool.

Kor Haven
Kor Haven
Kor HavenSet: Nemesis
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
141
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. 1W, T: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by target attacking creature this turn.

Springjack Pasture
Springjack Pasture
Springjack PastureSet: Eventide
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
179
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 4, T Put a 0/1 white Goat creature token into play. T, Sacrifice X Goats: Add X mana of any one color to your mana pool. You gain X life.

Mistveil Plains
Mistveil Plains
Mistveil PlainsSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Plains
Rarity:
U
Number:
275
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
(T Add W to your mana pool.) Mistveil Plains comes into play tapped. W, T Put target card in your graveyard on the bottom of your library. Play this ability only if you control two or more white permanents.

Rustic Clachan
Rustic Clachan
Rustic ClachanSet: Morningtide
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
150
Artist:
Fred Fields
Text:
As Rustic Clachan comes into play, you may reveal a Kithkin card from your hand. If you don't, Rustic Clachan comes into play tapped. T: Add W to your mana pool.Reinforce 1-1W(1W, Discard this card: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.)

Forbid
Forbid
ForbidSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
35
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Text:
Buyback Choose and discard two cards. (You may choose and discard two cards in addition to any other costs when you play this spell. If you do, put Forbid into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Counter target spell.
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Flagstone of Trokair
High Market
High Market
High MarketSet: Mercadian Masques
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
320
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice a creature: You gain 1 life.

Quicksand
Quicksand
QuicksandSet: Visions
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice Quicksand: Target attacking creature without flying gets -1/-2 until end of turn.

Uzra’s Factory
Strip Mine
Strip Mine
Strip MineSet: Fourth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
T: Add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Sacrifice Strip Mine to destroy target land.


Creatures: 22
Samurai of the Pale Curtain
Samurai of the Pale Curtain
Samurai of the Pale CurtainSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fox Samurai
Rarity:
U
Number:
43
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.) If a permanent would be put into a graveyard, remove it from the game instead.

Adarkar Valkyrie
Adarkar Valkyrie
Adarkar ValkyrieSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
1
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying, vigilance T When target creature other than Adarkar Valkyrie is put into a graveyard this turn, return that card to play under your control.

Eight-and-a-half-Tails
Reya Dawnbringer
Reya Dawnbringer
Reya DawnbringerSet: Invasion
Cost:
9
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
33
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Power:
4
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying At the beginning of your upkeep, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to play.

Glory
Glory
GlorySet: Judgment
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Sub Type:
Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
11
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying 2W: Creatures you control gain protection from the color of your choice until end of turn. Play this ability only if Glory is in your graveyard.

Twilight Shepherd
Twilight Shepherd
Twilight ShepherdSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
25
Artist:
Jason Chan
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying, vigilance When Twilight Shepherd comes into play, return to your hand all cards in your graveyard put there from play this turn. Persist (When this creature is put into a graveyard from play, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to play under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

Stuffy Doll
Stuffy Doll
Stuffy DollSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Construct
Rarity:
R
Number:
264
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
As Stuffy Doll comes into play, choose a player. Stuffy Doll is indestructible. Whenever damage is dealt to Stuffy Doll, it deals that much damage to the chosen player. T: Stuffy Doll deals 1 damage to itself.

Devoted Caretaker
Devoted Caretaker
Devoted CaretakerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
18
Artist:
Clyde Caldwell
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
W, Tap: Target permanent you control gains protection from instant spells and from sorcery spells until end of turn.

Archon of Justice
Archon of Justice
Archon of JusticeSet: Eventide
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Archon
Rarity:
R
Number:
1
Artist:
Jason Chan
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying When Archon of Justice is put into a graveyard from play, remove target permanent from the game.

Exalted Angel
Exalted Angel
Exalted AngelSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying. Whenever Exalted Angel deals damage, you gain that much life. Morph 2WW (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

Mother of Runes
Mother of Runes
Mother of RunesSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
U
Number:
14
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Target creature you control gains protection from a color of your choice until end of turn.

Mistmeadow Skulk
Mistmeadow Skulk
Mistmeadow SkulkSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Rogue
Rarity:
U
Number:
27
Artist:
Omar Rayyan
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from converted mana cost 3 or greater
Lifelink (Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.)

Soltari Visionary
Soltari Visionary
Soltari VisionarySet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
20
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) If Soltari Visionary damages any player, destroy target enchantment that player controls.

Spirit of the Hearth
Spirit of the Hearth
Spirit of the HearthSet: Eventide
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
14
Artist:
Jason Chan
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.

Martyr of the Sands
Eternal Dragon
Eternal Dragon
Eternal DragonSet: Scourge
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
12
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying.
3WW: Return Eternal Dragon from your graveyard to your hand. Play this ability only during your upkeep.
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Blinding Angel
Blinding Angel
Blinding AngelSet: Nemesis
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
3
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Whenever Blinding Angel deals combat damage to a player, that player skips his or her next combat phase.

Magus of theDisk
Pristine Angel
Pristine Angel
Pristine AngelSet: Darksteel
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
9
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying. As long as Pristine Angel is untapped it has protection from all colors and from artifacts. Whenever you play a spell untap Pristine Angel.

Auriok Champion
Auriok Champion
Auriok ChampionSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
3
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from black and from red. Whenever another creature comes into play, you gain 1 life.

Darksteel Colossus
Darksteel Colossus
Darksteel ColossusSet: Darksteel
Cost:
11
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
11
Toughness:
11
Text:
Trample. Darksteel Colossus is indestructible (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.) If Darksteel Colossus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere reveal Darksteel Colossus and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.

Solemn Simulacron

Enchatments: 7
Crackdown
Crackdown
CrackdownSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
15
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Nonwhite creatures with power 3 or greater don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.

Oblivion Ring
Oblivion Ring
Oblivion RingSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
34
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
When Oblivion Ring comes into play, remove another target nonland permanent from the game. When Oblivion Ring leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.

Story Circle
Story Circle
Story CircleSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
51
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
As Story Circle comes into play, choose a color.W: The next time a source of your choice of the chosen color would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage.

Recumbent Bliss
Recumbent Bliss
Recumbent BlissSet: Eventide
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
13
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature can't attack or block. At the beginning of your upkeep, you may gain 1 life.

Worship
Worship
WorshipSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 instead reduces it to 1 if you control a creature.

Seal of Cleansing
Seal of Cleansing
Seal of CleansingSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
18
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Sacrifice Seal of Cleansing: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

Sigil of the New Dawn
Sigil of the New Dawn
Sigil of the New DawnSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
55
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Whenever a creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay 1W. If you do, return that card to your hand.


Instants: 13
Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of ImmortalitySet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
6
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Double target player's life total. Shuffle Beacon of Immortality into its owner's library.

Honor the Fallen
Honor the Fallen
Honor the FallenSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
21
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Remove all creature cards in all graveyards from the game. You gain 1 life for each card removed this way.

Otherworldly Journey
Otherworldly Journey
Otherworldly JourneySet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
Remove target creature from the game. At end of turn, return that creature to play under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.

Condemn
Condemn
CondemnSet: Dissension
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
8
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
Put target attacking creature on the bottom of its owner's library. Its controller gains life equal to its toughness.

Second Thoughts
Second Thoughts
Second ThoughtsSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Ray Lago
Text:
Remove target attacking creature from the game. Draw a card.

Wing Shards
Wing Shards
Wing ShardsSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
25
Artist:
Darren Bader
Text:
Target player sacrifices an attacking creature.
Storm

Rebuff the Wicked
Rebuff the Wicked
Rebuff the WickedSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
12
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Counter target spell that targets a permanent you control.

Return to Dust
Return to Dust
Return to DustSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
39
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Remove target artifact or enchantment from the game. If you played this spell during your main phase, you may remove up to one other target artifact or enchantment from the game.

Celestial Purge
Celestial Purge
Celestial PurgeSet: Conflux
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
5
Text:
Remove target black or red permanent from the game.

Abeyance
Abeyance
AbeyanceSet: Oversize Cards
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Text:
Until end of turn, target player cannot play instants, interrupts, sorceries, or abilities requiring an activation cost.Draw a card.

Humble
Humble
HumbleSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
18
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Target creature loses all abilities and is a 0/1 creature until end of turn.

Shelter
Shelter
ShelterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn. Draw a card.

Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares
Swords to PlowsharesSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Text:
Target creature is removed from game entirely. Creature's controller gains life points equal to creature's power.


Sorcery: 15
Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.

Replenish
Replenish
ReplenishSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
15
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Return all enchantment cards from your graveyard to play. (Local enchantments with no permanent to enchant remain in your graveyard.)

Mass Calcify
Mass Calcify
Mass CalcifySet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
12
Artist:
Brandon Kitkouski
Text:
Destroy all nonwhite creatures.

Martial Coup
Martial Coup
Martial CoupSet: Conflux
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
11
Text:
Put X 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens into play. If X is 5 or more, destroy all other creatures.

Hallow
Hallow
HallowSet: Darksteel
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
4
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Prevent all damage target spell would deal this turn. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way.
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Proclamation of Rebirth
Proclamation of Rebirth
Proclamation of RebirthSet: Dissension
Color:
White
Rarity:
R
Number:
15
Artist:
William Simpson

Akroma’s Vengeance
Vengeance
VengeanceSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
Destroy any one tapped creature.

Feudkiller’s Verdict
Rout
Rout
RoutSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
34
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
You may play Rout any time you could play an instant if you pay 2 more to play it.Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

Chronomantic Escape
Chronomantic Escape
Chronomantic EscapeSet: Future Sight
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
Until your next turn, creatures can't attack you. Remove Chronomantic Escape from the game with three time counters on it.
Suspend 3-2W(Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay 2W and remove it from the game with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, play it without paying its mana cost.)

Purity
Purity
PuritySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
37
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying If a spell or ability would deal damage to you, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way. When Purity is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

Final Judgement
Breath of Life
Breath of Life
Breath of LifeSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Lubov
Text:
Take any one creature card from your graveyard and put that creature into play. Treat it as though you just played it from your hand.

Saltblast
Saltblast
SaltblastSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Artist:
Parente
Text:
Destroy target nonwhite permanent.

Evangelize
Evangelize
EvangelizeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
16
Artist:
Randy Elliott
Text:
Buyback 2WW (You may pay an additional 2WW as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Gain control of target creature of an opponent's choice that he or she controls.


Artifact: 9
Soul Foundry
Soul Foundry
Soul FoundrySet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
246
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
Imprint - When Soul Foundry comes into play, you may remove a creature card in your hand from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) X, T: Put a creature token into play that's a copy of the imprinted creature card. X is the converted mana cost of that card.

Nevinyrral’s Disk
Darksteel Ingot
Darksteel Ingot
Darksteel IngotSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
112
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Darksteel Ingot is indestructable. (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.) T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Relic of Progenitus
Relic of Progenitus
Relic of ProgenitusSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
218
Artist:
Jean-Sébastien Rossbach
Text:
T Target player removes a card in his or her graveyard from the game. 1, Remove Relic of Progenitus from the game: Remove all graveyards from the game. Draw a card.

Sensei’s Diving Top
Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon WarhammerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
201
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Equipped creature gets +3/+0, has trample, and has 'Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.' Equip 3 (3: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

Sword of Light and Shadow
Sword of Light and Shadow
Sword of Light and ShadowSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from white and from black. Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you gain 3 life and you may return up to one target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Equip 2

Sword of Fire and Ice
Sword of Fire and Ice
Sword of Fire and IceSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
148
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Equip 2 Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from blue. Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card and have it deal 2 damage to target creature.

Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Blueprints

Tips:
1. Have fun.
2. Keep browsing all the cards out there. You may find just what you’re looking for.
3. Minimum of 33 lands. If you’re running more than one color, bump up the number.
4. Be creative.
5. Check the official site for updates.
http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~geduggan/EDH_rules.html
6. Your playgroup can make your own rules and bannings if needed.
7. Shuffling an enemy general away into the library is the best way to get rid of it.
8. If you’re playing a multicolored deck, make sure you stay focused. Don’t just grab all the best available spells and throw them together.

Once you start playing EDH, I think you’ll agree that it’s a fun format. It changes the typical deck-building. Playsets are not allowed, and combos are harder to assemble – you have 100 cards to search through. Everyone who has played it that I’ve talked to has loved it. It gives you a chance to look through your boxes and find old cards you haven’t played in a while. When I trade cards, I always hear people saying, “Ooh, that’d be good for EDH.” Cards like Meekstone
Meekstone
MeekstoneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Any creature with power greater than 2 may not be untapped as normal during the untap phase.
and Empress Galina
Empress Galina
Empress GalinaSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
54
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
UU, T: Gain control of target Legend or legendary permanent. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)
, which have sat in my trade binder for years untouched. You’re already on Cardshark, which is a great way to find a cool general or two and its army!


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