Gemstone Mine - Anatomy of a cEDH Deck -- Lessons from cEDH

It's time for the big question, one that a lot of curious players find themselves asking: what makes a deck into a cEDH deck? Is it the dual lands? Is it Mana Crypt? Is it Force of Will? Demonic Tutor? Thassa's Oracle? The truth is a lot more complicated, as cEDH decks are brutally-efficient and highly-consistent Commander decks built to win and to push the rules of the format as far as they will go.
00:00 Introduction
00:48 Philosophy of cEDH
02:28 Interaction
04:40 Efficiency
06:56 Consistency
08:39 Win Conditions
11:12 Closing Thoughts
- Shoutout to the team at for their awesome work helping new players discover the metagame:
- Shoutout to the cEDH Decklist Database for tirelessly cataloging some of the most prominent decks in the metagame:
- Shoutout to the team at cEDHU, a discord server where you can get one-on-one help learning about cEDH:
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