Commander: Fynn, the Fangbearer

Fynn, the Fangbearer is a Commander that exerts fierce pressure onto enemies, demanding either their creatures or their life.  Today we will be assembling a swarm of deadly creatures who are quite tricky to deal with for anyone relying on blockers to survive.  Whether it be early game or late game, our creepy crawlies and venomous snakes will be a serious threat to any opponents with creatures that they wish to keep.  With a plethora of creature based removal, we will slow down our opponents enough to swing in for the win.

There are three ways we can push our opponents to a poisonous demise.  The most obvious of course is with deathtouch creatures, since our Commander directly benefits them.  Our deathtouch creatures will not only pose as a lethal threat with poison counters, but will require sacrifices in order to be blocked.  We can also use Infect creatures to bolster our crew, since they deal damage to players in the form of poison counters.  Not only that, but they pose a threat to any indestructible creatures that may happen to get in the way of our deathtouchers.  Finally, any time we can proliferate, we will be able to add a poison counter to each player that we've given at least one poison counter to, which will give us a way to finish off any players whom we can no longer reach by attacking.

1 Ambush Viper
1 Moss Viper
1 Sedge Scorpion
1 Tajuru Blightblade
1 Wasteland Viper
1 Deadly Recluse
1 Gnarlwood Dryad
1 Hornet Queen
1 Narnam Renegade
1 Oakhame Adversary
1 Thornweald Archer
1 Hornet Nest
1 Evolution Sage
1 Heir of the Wilds
1 Acidic Slime
1 Questing Beast
1 Skullwinder
1 Phyrexian Swarmlord
1 Viridian Corrupter
1 Nightshade Peddler
1 Glistener Elf
1 Blight Mamba
1 God-Eternal Rhonas
1 Daggerback Basilisk
1 Turntimber Basilisk
1 Core Prowler
1 Plaguemaw Beast
1 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Sabertooth Cobra
1 Plague Myr
1 Kraul Stinger
1 Kessig Recluse
1 Rot Wolf
1 Deathmist Raptor
1 Ichorclaw Myr
1 Putrefax
1 Cystbearer
1 Venom Sliver
1 Spinebiter
1 Death-Hood Cobra
1 Majestic Myriarch
1 Narnam Cobra
1 Bloom Hulk
1 Phyrexian Hydra
1 Bitterblade Warrior
1 Ornery Dilophosaur
1 Viridian Betrayers
1 Blightwidow
1 Pistus Strike
1 Carrion Call
1 Triumph of the Hordes
1 Planewide Celebration
1 Contagion Engine
1 Sword of Truth and Justice

A board full of deadly creatures can be leveraged well in a mono-green deck.  Using cards like Ram Through and Deadly Bite, we can target any of our deathtouch creatures to have them kill any creature we like.  By killing off our opponents Commanders, we will have the opportunity to kill them before they even get off the ground with their deck's game plan.  Viridian Longbow attached to a deathtouch creature is essentially a free kill spell every turn, or if attached to an infect creature its a free poison counter every turn.

1 Devouring Tendrils
1 Halana, Kessig Ranger
1 Ram Through
1 Khalni Ambush/Khalni Territory
1 Ambuscade
1 Clear Shot
1 Rabid Bite
1 Nature's Way
1 Prey Upon
1 Aggressive Instinct
1 Primal Might
1 Viridian Longbow

Since we'll want to play plenty of cheap deathtouch creatures, we'll need access to plenty of card draw in order to keep things running smoothly.  Beast Whisperer and Lifecrafter's Bestiary will be enough to keep our hand size up in the early to mid game, but later on we'll want a healthy refresh by dropping a Shamanic Revelation or Regal force for a complete refill.  Toski, Bearer of Secrets is a fun addition, giving us fuel every time we connect with our creatures, and can even be swapped with Fynn as our commander for a change of pace!

1 Toski, Bearer of Secrets
1 Ohran Frostfang
1 Beast Whisperer
1 Harmonize
1 Soul of the Harvest
1 Shamanic Revelation
1 Lifecrafter's Bestiary
1 Guardian Project
1 Regal Force

Here are some extra considerations to add some spiciness to the deck.  By making our creatures unblockable with Whispersilk Cloak, Grappling Hook, Trailblazer's Boots, or just baiting all of their creatures with a simple Lure, we can sneak in an easy victory when our opponents would have otherwise been able to block us.  With a big enough Aspect of the Hydra or Primal Bellow, we can surprise our foes with an instant poison death by targeting our unblocked infect creatures.

1 Bellowing Tanglewurm
1 Heroic Intervention
1 Champion of Lambholt
1 Wrap in Vigor
1 Primal Bellow
1 Aspect of Hydra
1 Predatory Focus
1 Whispersilk Cloak
1 Fireshrieker
1 Dolmen Gate
1 Trailblazer's Boots
1 Prowler's Helm
1 Grappling Hook
1 Blanchwood Armor
1 Lure

That's all we've got for now! We're currently working on a budget version of this deck to include in our Custom Decks collection for sale, so check back for that soon!

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Thomas Schuller