Tevesh/Jeska & Obosh: Just Don’t Click This Please

Published February 28th, 2023

Commander (3)

Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools
Jeska, Thrice Reborn
Obosh, the Preypiercer

Lands (36)

Arid Mesa
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Canyon Slough
Command Tower
Dragonskull Summit
Forge of Heroes
Graven Cairns
Haunted Ridge
Karn’s Bastion
Luxury Suite
Marsh Flats
Mountain x3
Myriad Landscape
Polluted Delta
Reflecting Pool
Scalding Tarn
Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep
Shizo, Death’s Storehouse
Smoldering Marsh
Snow-Covered Mountain x3
Snow-Covered Swamp x2
Sulfurous Mire
Swamp x3
Takenuma, Abandoned Mire
Temple of Malice
Verdant Catacombs
Volrath’s Stronghold
Wooded Foothills

Artifacts (13)

Ashnod’s Altar
Boots of Speed
Commander’s Sphere
Cursed Mirror
Mana Vault
Oblivion Stone
Phyrexian Altar
Sensei’s Divining Top
Sol Ring
The Celestus
Wayfarer’s Bauble
Worn Powerstone

Enchantments (3)

Bloodchief Ascension
Phyrexian Arena

Instants (9)

Blood for the Blood God!
Deflecting Swat
Kill! Maim! Burn!
Kolaghan’s Command
Szat’s Will
Tainted Strike
Vampiric Tutor
Wyll’s Reversal

Sorceries (11)

Blasphemous Act
Buried Alive
By Force
Faithless Looting
Grim Tutor
Imperial Seal
Jeska’s Will
Toxic Deluge

//Creatures (26)

Ancient Brass Dragon
Angrath’s Marauders
Balefire Dragon
Braids, Arisen Nightmare
Brash Taunter
Burnished Hart
Drana, Liberator of Malakir
Dualcaster Mage
Goldspan Dragon
Ilharg, the Raze-Boar
Imperial Recruiter
Kaervek the Merciless
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Opposition Agent
Puppeteer Clique
Rabbit Battery
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
Seasoned Pyromancer
Sepulchral Primordial
Squee, Goblin Nabob
Squee, the Immortal
Syr Konrad, the Grim
Terror of the Peaks
Tyrant’s Familiar
Zealous Conscripts

Just a Gross Pile of Cards

Our goal here is quite simple. Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools will provide us with repeatable card draw and sacrifice fodder, Jeska, Thrice Reborn has a loyalty ability to put triple the hurt on whoever we feel like, and Obosh, the Preypiercer has a fulfilled companion requirement so we can get access to it just when the time is right to make sure our target is going down this turn. In order to fulfill the companion requirement, the entire deck needs to consist of nothing but odd CMC cards, which is why you may find some strange choices and/or omissions in the decklist. Is it optimal? No. Is it worth it? Not really. It does, however, allow us a certain degree of smug satisfaction.

Other Combos

Standard Kiki/Conscripts infinite hasty creatures combo found in many red decks, along with a spicy tainted strike. With all of the big damage doublers, or triplers, in Jeska’s Case, Tainted Strike enables an easy “destroy target player” ability due to infect. It can also be used with Syr Konrad, the Grim alongside a boardwipe such as Blasphemous Act and enough creatures in play to kill the table.

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To make your damage-based win conditions a bit easier to pull off, we play some big, angry, often hasty creatures, perfect for swinging around in every combat step you can get. For general value and trying to overtake the board, we have some creatures such as Sepulchral Primordial, Balor & Ancient Brass Dragon. Some of our friends aren’t so fortunate to come with any haste of their own, so we’ll enlist some help from some enablers such as Boots of Speed & Rabbit Battery.

Parting Thoughts

Did this deck need to exist? No. Does it now exist? Yes. Go take it to a commander event or something and confuse people with your strange card selection needed to fulfill Obosh’s companion condition. If you give it a try, leave us a comment and let us know how it went! I certainly want to know.

Article by Dr. Peace

Before starting Magic, Dr. Peace has been an active player of various card games as long as he can remember. He began playing Magic towards the end of Tarkir block where he was introduced to the Commander format. Now, his time is spent brewing stranger and stranger decks while aiming to stay in line with the true spirit of the format.


Is it better to triple dmg then double or double then triple?

I think you’ll find either works about as well as the other 🙂

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