MTG Commander: Yarok, the Desecrated

Another blog, another early deck I built that it’s time to take apart.

This deck has a lot of Yarok ETB synergy, but not much focus. It’s a toolbox without a single strong path to victory. There are infinite mana combos with Peregrine Drake and Shrieking Drake or other bouncers, and bouncing Gray Merchant of Asphodel is good for lethal damage, and Phyrexian Ingester can get huge when its ETB trigger is doubled. When the deck succeeds, it’s when it happens to draw the cards required to slow the game down long enough to eventually win on its own terms.

Yarok, the Dessicated

Commander (1)
Yarok, the Desecrated

Creatures (51)
Acidic Slime
Aether Adept
Agent of Treachery
Avatar of Growth
Blood Seeker
Boneclad necromancer
Cavalier of Night
Cloudkin Seer
Coiling Oracle
District Guide
Dream Stalker
Eidolon of Blossoms
Elvish Rejuvenator
Elvish Visionary
Fleshbag Marauder
Gatecreeper Vine
Golgari Findbroker
Gray Merchant of Asphodel
Grim Guardian
Healer of the Glade
Highway Robber
Horizon Chimera
Howling Giant
Identity Thief
Jace’s Mindseeker
Massacre Girl
Pelakka Wurm
Peregrine Drake
Phyrexian Ingester
Pharika’s Mender
Ravenous Chupacabra
Reclamation Sage
Risen Reef
Salvager of Secrets
Satyr Wayfinder
Sea Gate Oracle
Shrieking Drake
Sower of Temptation
Storm Sculptor
Sylvan Ranger
Tatyova, Benthic Druid
Whirler Rogue
Wood Elves
Yarok’s Fenlurker
Yavimaya Granger
Zulaport Cutthroat

Sorceries (3)
Blood for Bones
Bone Splinters
Gruesome Fate

Enchantments (1)
Trespasser’s Curse

Instants (6)
Ghostly Flicker
Rescue from the Underworld
Teferi’s Time Twist
Worldly Tutor

Artifacts (2)
Bag of Holding
Swiftfoot Boots
Lands (36)
Evolving Wilds
Golgari guildgate
Halimar Depths
Pine Barrens
Simic Guildgate
Survivors’ Encampment
Tainted Isle
Tainted Wood
Temple of Mystery
Thornwood Falls
Underground Sea