You heard of Gruulfriends. Now get ready for Jund Buds.

This partner pair not only feels perfectly synergistic in ability, but in lore as well. Tana, the Bloodsower is a feral wood elf, and Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel comes from a nation of elves known as the Duskenel. While they might not hail from the same plane (this information is currently unknown), it is known that Nadier's tribe had a tumultuous history with wood elves. However, they put their differences aside and a treaty was formed. As time went on, the humans of the plane began to infringe upon and destroy elf territory. Nadier was sent in by the Duskenel tribe to help train and guide their more "feral" counterparts.

While it is unknown if Tana resides on the same plane, I like to think she does. She, alongside Nadier, aim to train a mass army of tokens to defend their homes.

The Commanders

I am incredibly thankful to the amazing Kristen for talking about the partner pair on Twitter because it was that post that inspired me to take on this build for this week's Always Be Brewing.

Let's start with Tana, the Bloodsower. She is a quintessential Gruul commander. Her main objective is to make contact with an opponent so she can make lots of tokens.

Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel also has token synergies, gaining +1/+1 counters whenever a token ties. However, the support doesn't stop there. The bigger Nadier gets, the more tokens he makes when he dies.

When we look at these commanders side by side, it's obvious we want to generate as many tokens as we can so that we can swing wide go narrow with a thick and juicy Nadier.

Token Generation

Whether Elf tokens or Saproling tokens, this deck functions off of making teeny little beaters that either become big later or are eaten to make Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel big. Tana, the Bloodsower generates Saproling tokens on her own, but if we don't have her out, we don't want half of our deck to stop functioning. Therefore we need as many ways to create tokens as possible.

Since we're making a token deck in green, we have to run to infamous token doublers: Primal Vigor, Doubling Season, and Parallel Lives. These enchantments are bonkers, and with good reason. Another doubling spell we want to run in this deck is Second Harvest. The beauty behind this spell is that it doubles our tokens at instant speed. This is insanely amazing, especially when we are declaring blockers or if we need to make Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel just a bit beefier. Doubling tokens and +1/+1 counters makes all the difference in the world, especially if it goes toward buffing one of our commanders that we can later make unblockable with Rogue's Passage or Whispersilk Cloak.

Let's talk about one of the best token generators in Magic: Tendershoot Dryad. Tokens at each upkeep is beyond amazing for us and only adds fuel for our fire. The buff they get when we have the city's blessing is just gravy at that point.

Another great way for us to generate tokens is Bitterblossom. Not only is this card a pet card of mine, but it shines in this deck with our aristocrat effects. We're definitely going to be gaining life, so a ping at upkeep goes a long way for us.

While this deck has many more ways for us to create tokens, the final token generator I want to highlight is Avenger of Zendikar. This isn't a landfall deck, but we do run a good chunk of lands, and we can capitalize off of that thanks to everyone's favorite green Elemental. When paired with our infamous green enchantments, 36 tokens turn into 72 tokens in an instant.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Sapro-fice by Chase Carroll

'Sapro-fice' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Cards

Dictate of Erebos

Color Identity:B

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Flash
Whenever a creature you control dies, each opponent sacrifices a creature.

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Bastion of Remembrance

Color Identity:B

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When Bastion of Remembrance enters the battlefield, create a 1/1 white Human Soldier creature token.
Whenever a creature you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Parallel Lives

Color Identity:G

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If an effect would create one or more tokens under your control, it creates twice that many of those tokens instead.

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Nullmage Shepherd

Color Identity:G

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Tap four untapped creatures you control: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Shared Animosity

Color Identity:R

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Whenever a creature you control attacks, it gets +1/+0 until end of turn for each other attacking creature that shares a creature type with it.

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Beast Within

Color Identity:G

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Destroy target permanent. Its controller creates a 3/3 green Beast creature token.

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Ant Queen

Color Identity:G

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{1}{G}: Create a 1/1 green Insect creature token.

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Blood Artist

Color Identity:B

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Whenever Blood Artist or another creature dies, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Smothering Abomination

Color Identity:B

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Devoid (This card has no color.)
Flying
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature.
Whenever you sacrifice a creature, draw a card.

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Krav, the Unredeemed

Color Identity:B

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Partner with Regna, the Redeemer (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Regna into their hand from their library, then shuffle.)
{B}, Sacrifice X creatures: Target player draws X cards and gains X life. Put X +1/+1 counters on Krav, the Unredeemed.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

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({T}: Add {R} or {G}.)
As Stomping Ground enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Wooded Foothills

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Wooded Foothills: Search your library for a Mountain or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Arcane Signet

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Goblin Bombardment

Color Identity:R

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Sacrifice a creature: Goblin Bombardment deals 1 damage to any target.

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Undergrowth Stadium

Color Identity:B,G

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Undergrowth Stadium enters the battlefield tapped unless you have two or more opponents.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Bloodstained Mire

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Bloodstained Mire: Search your library for a Swamp or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel

Color Identity:B

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Whenever a token you control leaves the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel.
When Nadier leaves the battlefield, create a number of 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature tokens equal to its power.
Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

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Phyrexian Arena

Color Identity:B

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Minions' Murmurs

Color Identity:B

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You draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is the number of creatures you control.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Whispersilk Cloak

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Equipped creature can't be blocked and has shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
Equip {2}

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Tendershoot Dryad

Color Identity:G

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Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)
At the beginning of each upkeep, create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token.
Saprolings you control get +2/+2 as long as you have the city's blessing.

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Sigil of Valor

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Whenever equipped creature attacks alone, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each other creature you control.
Equip {1} ({1}: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Moldervine Reclamation

Color Identity:B,G

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Whenever a creature you control dies, you gain 1 life and draw a card.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Three Visits

Color Identity:G

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Search your library for a Forest card, put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Eldrazi Monument

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Creatures you control get +1/+1 and have flying and indestructible.
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature. If you can't, sacrifice Eldrazi Monument.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

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({T}: Add {B} or {G}.)
As Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Impact Tremors

Color Identity:R

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Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, Impact Tremors deals 1 damage to each opponent.

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Kher Keep

Color Identity:R

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}{R}, {T}: Create a 0/1 red Kobold creature token named Kobolds of Kher Keep.

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Field of the Dead

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Field of the Dead enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}.
Whenever Field of the Dead or another land enters the battlefield under your control, if you control seven or more lands with different names, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

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Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield tapped.
When Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield, exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Shamanic Revelation

Color Identity:G

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Draw a card for each creature you control.
Ferocious — You gain 4 life for each creature you control with power 4 or greater.

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Mayhem Devil

Color Identity:B,R

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Whenever a player sacrifices a permanent, Mayhem Devil deals 1 damage to any target.

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Fabled Passage

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Growing Rites of Itlimoc // Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun

Color Identity:G

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When Growing Rites of Itlimoc enters the battlefield, look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a creature card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
At the beginning of your end step, if you control four or more creatures, transform Growing Rites of Itlimoc.

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Savage Lands

Color Identity:B,G,R

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Savage Lands enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B}, {R}, or {G}.

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Nadier's Nightblade

Color Identity:B

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Whenever a token you control leaves the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Sadistic Hypnotist

Color Identity:B

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Sacrifice a creature: Target player discards two cards. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Farseek

Color Identity:G

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Search your library for a Plains, Island, Swamp, or Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.

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Ashnod's Altar

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Sacrifice a creature: Add {C}{C}.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Kessig Wolf Run

Color Identity:G,R

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{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{R}{G}, {T}: Target creature gets +X/+0 and gains trample until end of turn.

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Korvold, Fae-Cursed King

Color Identity:B,G,R

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Flying
Whenever Korvold, Fae-Cursed King enters the battlefield or attacks, sacrifice another permanent.
Whenever you sacrifice a permanent, put a +1/+1 counter on Korvold and draw a card.

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Sol Ring

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Viscera Seer

Color Identity:B

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Sacrifice a creature: Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Grim Backwoods

Color Identity:B,G

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}{B}{G}, {T}, Sacrifice a creature: Draw a card.

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Calculating Lich

Color Identity:B

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Menace
Whenever a creature attacks one of your opponents, that player loses 1 life.

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Cryptolith Rite

Color Identity:G

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Creatures you control have "{T}: Add one mana of any color."

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Avenger of Zendikar

Color Identity:G

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When Avenger of Zendikar enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 green Plant creature token for each land you control.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may put a +1/+1 counter on each Plant creature you control.

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Tooth and Claw

Color Identity:R

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Sacrifice two creatures: Create a 3/1 red Beast creature token named Carnivore.

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Verdant Catacombs

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Verdant Catacombs: Search your library for a Swamp or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Doubling Season

Color Identity:G

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If an effect would create one or more tokens under your control, it creates twice that many of those tokens instead.
If an effect would put one or more counters on a permanent you control, it puts twice that many of those counters on that permanent instead.

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Syr Konrad, the Grim

Color Identity:B

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Whenever another creature dies, or a creature card is put into a graveyard from anywhere other than the battlefield, or a creature card leaves your graveyard, Syr Konrad, the Grim deals 1 damage to each opponent.
{1}{B}: Each player mills a card.

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Rogue's Passage

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{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}: Target creature can't be blocked this turn.

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Purphoros, God of the Forge

Color Identity:R

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Indestructible
As long as your devotion to red is less than five, Purphoros isn't a creature.
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, Purphoros deals 2 damage to each opponent.
{2}{R}: Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Thermopod

Color Identity:R

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{S}: Thermopod gains haste until end of turn. ({S} can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
Sacrifice a creature: Add {R}.

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Triumph of the Hordes

Color Identity:G

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Until end of turn, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain trample and infect. (Creatures with infect deal damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

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({T}: Add {B} or {R}.)
As Blood Crypt enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Blasphemous Act

Color Identity:R

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each creature on the battlefield.
Blasphemous Act deals 13 damage to each creature.

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Skullclamp

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Equipped creature gets +1/-1.
Whenever equipped creature dies, draw two cards.
Equip {1}

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Bitterblossom

Color Identity:B

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life and create a 1/1 black Faerie Rogue creature token with flying.

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Idol of Oblivion

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{T}: Draw a card. Activate this ability only if you created a token this turn.
{8}, {T}, Sacrifice Idol of Oblivion: Create a 10/10 colorless Eldrazi creature token.

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Mind Slash

Color Identity:B

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{B}, Sacrifice a creature: Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a card from it. That player discards that card. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Assassin's Trophy

Color Identity:B,G

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Destroy target permanent an opponent controls. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.

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Kindred Dominance

Color Identity:B

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Choose a creature type. Destroy all creatures that aren't of the chosen type.

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Luxury Suite

Color Identity:B,R

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Luxury Suite enters the battlefield tapped unless you have two or more opponents.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Kodama's Reach

Color Identity:G

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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Primal Vigor

Color Identity:G

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If one or more tokens would be created, twice that many of those tokens are created instead.
If one or more +1/+1 counters would be put on a creature, twice that many +1/+1 counters are put on that creature instead.

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Psychotrope Thallid

Color Identity:G

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At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Psychotrope Thallid.
Remove three spore counters from Psychotrope Thallid: Create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token.
{1}, Sacrifice a Saproling: Draw a card.

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Pitiless Plunderer

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Whenever another creature you control dies, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Poison-Tip Archer

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Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
Whenever another creature dies, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Spire Garden

Color Identity:G,R

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Spire Garden enters the battlefield tapped unless you have two or more opponents.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Zulaport Cutthroat

Color Identity:B

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Whenever Zulaport Cutthroat or another creature you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Tana, the Bloodsower

Color Identity:G,R

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Trample
Whenever Tana, the Bloodsower deals combat damage to a player, create that many 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens.
Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

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Attrition

Color Identity:B

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{B}, Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target nonblack creature.

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Second Harvest

Color Identity:G

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For each token you control, create a token that's a copy of that permanent.

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Slimefoot, the Stowaway

Color Identity:B,G

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Whenever a Saproling you control dies, Slimefoot, the Stowaway deals 1 damage to each opponent and you gain 1 life.
{4}: Create a 1/1 green Saproling creature token.

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Chaos Warp

Color Identity:R

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The owner of target permanent shuffles it into their library, then reveals the top card of their library. If it's a permanent card, they put it onto the battlefield.

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Fallen Ideal

Color Identity:B

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has flying and "Sacrifice a creature: This creature gets +2/+1 until end of turn."
When Fallen Ideal is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Fallen Ideal to its owner's hand.

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Betrothed of Fire

Color Identity:R

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Enchant creature
Sacrifice an untapped creature: Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
Sacrifice enchanted creature: Creatures you control get +2/+0 until end of turn.

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Chord of Calling

Color Identity:G

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Convoke (Your creatures can help cast this spell. Each creature you tap while casting this spell pays for {1} or one mana of that creature's color.)
Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Craterhoof Behemoth

Color Identity:G

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Haste
When Craterhoof Behemoth enters the battlefield, creatures you control gain trample and get +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of creatures you control.

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Chromatic Lantern

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Lands you control have "{T}: Add one mana of any color."
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Sac Outlets

So we have our token generators and doublers. Now what?

Well, we want our tokens to die to make Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel bigger. However, having them die by attacking and blocking is incredibly slow, and we want to be fast-paced and threatening. This is where sacrifice outlets come in. Sac outlets are easy ways for us to kill our own creatures while generating some pretty neat benefits. While I love all 13 sac outlets, I want to highlight some of this deck's most interesting and underplayed ways to off our tokens.

Let's talk about one of the most important forms of card advantage: card draw. Card draw is essential for games of Commander to progress smoothly. We originally wanted to run Guardian Project, however, this enchantment only triggers when non-token creatures hit the battlefield. We needed ways to draw cards with ease.

Thankfully, we run a handful of sac outlets that help us meet this threshold. Cards like Skullclamp and Smothering Abomination allow us to draw cards with ease consistently, all while eating through our surplus of tokens.

Ramp is another important way for us to get a leg up in games of commander. While we are in green and have access to Kodama's Reach, Farseek, and Three Visits, sometimes ramping one or two lands at a time isn't enough. We want more!

Enter our mana-generating sac outlets: Thermopod and Ashnod's Altar. Many are familiar with the Altar in Commander. Decks like The Locust God and Atla Palani, Nest Tender require it for fun infinite combos. However, my favorite mana sac outlet is the underappreciated Thermopod. Not only is this card hysterical (it's one of Magic's few Slug cards), it is a great way to ramp in red. Most people see the words "Snow Creature" and immediately lose interest. However, this creature is a powerhouse even without the snow mana. Sacrificing 15 creatures for 15 red mana to help ease us into Craterhoof Behemoth feels pretty good, right?

Betrothed of Fire and Fallen Ideal are two sac outlets that I'd normally never look twice at. In fact, at least one of these cards used to live in my box of bulk. Now it's set aside for us to slot into a deck later.

These two enchantments Buff the creature they're attached to based on the number of creatures we sacrifice. These are fun because we get value off of them regardless if they are attached to Tana, the Bloodsower or Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel. If we attach them to Tana, then we get an obscene number of Saproling tokens with the bonus of commander damage. If they're attached to Nadier, then we can essentially remove one opponent from the game. Either way it's a win for us!

Our final sac outlets I want to highlight are cards that I had never heard of until chat recommended them to me: Sadistic Hypnotist and Mind Slash. These two black cards are incredibly hateful, making them a must for us to run. Sadistic Hypnotist is a free sac outlet that makes our opponents discard cards on our turn. All we have to do is sacrifice some creatures, empty our opponents' hands, and make Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel dummy thick.

Next we have Mind Slash. While we have to pay an additional one black mana to activate the ability, we are able to choose what our opponent discards. Wouldn't it suck if we got rid of the card our opponent just tutored for? It would. It would suck… which is why we run these two incredibly rude and amazing sac outlets.

Aristocrats

Let's talk about abilities that trigger when our own creatures die, commonly known as aristocrat effects. While they aren't the main win condition of our deck, these ping and life gain effects help us get a leg up if we can't make contact with our tokens or our commanders.

Of course we run the infamous Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist, however, this deck also runs some lesser-known aristocrat cards as well. One such card is the newly printed Nadier's Nightblade.

The beauty of this card is that it synergizes with one of our commanders (both in name and ability). Surprisingly, it only triggers when tokens we control die. This is unusual for aristocrat cards, as they usually say "creatures" or "non-token creatures." Because Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel is so token-centric, it makes sense that his nightblade is as well.

Another fun and flavorful aristocrat effect is Poison-Tip Archer. I like to imagine that Tana, the Bloodsower and Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel are fighting in a Lord of the Rings-style war and just when all hope is lost, our Poison-Tip Archer brings the reinforcements via ping effects. Also… he's an Elf. How dope is that?

Lastly, we have one of the best aristocrats ever printed in Magic. To quote the lovely Joey from the EDHRECast, "This is just an uncommon."

That's right. Syr Konrad, the Grim is uncommon. However, his ability is anything but. He is the ultimate aristocrat, causing an uproar of "oh no's" when he enters the battlefield. This creature is a force to be reckoned with, and while he's an aristocrat, he's a legendary aristocrat… so that makes him way cooler and scarier.

MVP

I stumbled on this week's MVP accidentally while I was searching for Rhys the Redeemed. (If the hybrid mana rule was different, Rhys would be the most amazing addition to this deck.) In fact, this week's MVP is the exact opposite of Rhys in name and ability. I present to you Krav, the Unredeemed.

I overlooked this card originally because his partner ability is front and center. To be honest, it almost eclipses the meat of his ability. He is the ultimate sac outlet. For one black mana we gain life, draw cards, and put +1/+1 counters on Krav, the Unredeemed equal to the number of creatures we sacrificed. This is insanely good for our token deck. Imagine paying one black mana and sacrificing 15 tokens to gain 15 life, draw 15 cards, put 15 +1/+1 counters on Krav, and possibly deal 15 damage to our opponents when we have our aristocrats out!

Let's also not forget that Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel gets incredibly big after the fact.

Final Thoughts

Tana, the Bloodsower and Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel are a match made in heaven. Their abilities are so synergistic that I'm honestly surprised they weren't made for each other (literally).

Building this deck was honestly a dream. By the 30 minute mark of the stream, we had 98 cards in the deck without lands. By the time cuts started, we had a total of 144 cards in the entire deck. While this seemed overwhelming at first, the cuts flowed extremely well, almost easily. Token decks are definitely in my wheelhouse, and building Tana and Nadier was such a wonderful and fun experience. I have to thank Kristen agan for inspiring me with this concept to bring to life for all of you.

Pick up your sac outlets everyone, it's time to sapro-fice!