Tuesday Night Takeover

Brewed CEDH: Jorn Blizzard Stax

You’re as cold as ice!

Art: Jorn, God of Winter // Kaldring, the Rimestaff by Magali Villeneuve

Please note since this is CEDH no budget considerations have been made.

Welcome to another installment of Brewed CEDH:

Jorn God of winter is very fun commander with a lot of CEDH potential. Jorn fits best into a Stax/ Midrange Stax shell where you can utilize Jorn’s attack to nullify the effects of the stax pieces against you. We can use this to setup our many combos within the deck we are packing a ton of Stax and a decent amount of interaction!

The Deck:

Jorn Blizzard Stax!!

Commander (1)
Jorn, God of Winter

Creatures (13)
Arbor Elf
Deathrite Shaman
Elves of Deep Shadow
Dauthi Voidwalker
Gilded Drake
Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy
Thassa's Oracle
Thrasios, Triton Hero
Elvish Spirit Guide
Opposition Agent
Seedborn Muse
Wandering Archaic

Planeswalkers (1)
Teferi, Master of Time

Spells (25)
Pact of Negation
An Offer You Can't Refuse
Chain of Vapor
Dark Ritual
Demonic Consultation
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Swan Song
Vampiric Tutor
Veil of Summer
Worldly Tutor
Abrupt Decay
Assassin's Trophy
Cyclonic Rift
Mana Drain
Muddle the Mixture
Dead of Winter
Fierce Guardianship
Force of Negation
Praetor's Grasp
Culling Ritual
Demonic Tutor
Force of Will

Artifacts (21)
Chrome Mox
Jeweled Lotus
Lotus Petal
Mana Crypt
Mox Diamond
Mox opal
Grafdigger's Cage
Mana Vault
Sol Ring
Arcane Signet
Damping Sphere
Fellwar Stone
Grim Monolith
Sphere of Resistance
Talisman of Curiosity
Talisman of Dominance
Thorn of Amethyst
Winter Orb
Basalt Monolith
Static Orb
Tangle Wire

Enchantments (7)
Carpet of Flowers
Root Maze
Sylvan Library
Back to Basics
Rhystic Study
Verity Circle
Lands (32)
Ancient Tomb
Boseiju, Who Endures
Command Tower
Gaea's Cradle
Gemstone Caverns
Ice Tunnel
Misty Rainforest
Otawara, Soaring City
Polluted Delta
Rimewood Falls
Snow-Covered Forest
Snow-Covered Island
Snow-Covered Swamp
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Tropical Island
Underground Sea
Verdant Catacombs
Wooded Foothills

Why Jorn, God of Winter?

There are many great Stax options for CEDH like Winota, Joiner of Forces and Heliod, Sun-Crowned, I think Jorn may not be the top option but offers a fun and exciting playstyle. Jorn may not be packed to the brim with combos but he offers a way for us to not be hindered by the Stax effects we play utilizing Jorn’s ability + cards like Seedborn Muse to gain a large mana advantage and out resource our opponent while getting our combo setup. We almost will never be casting Jorn on his flip side as well the artifact is good untapping our permanents that are being locked down by Stax is considerably better.

Deck Overview:

Since we are a Stax deck we are playing a lot of the classic Stax pieces like Thorn of Amethyst and Sphere of Resistance. Although we are playing some less common Stax pieces like Root Maze. Some of our other Stax pieces include Back to Basics and Stasis, Back to Basics is seriously strong in CEDH due to the extremely high frequency of non-basic lands. Since we have a bunch of BUG Snow Basics cards like back to basics do not effect us as much but can really hurt our opponent. Stasis in another fan favorite Stax card which we can minimize the effects not only with Jorn attack but also with cards like Seedborn Muse. Since we are playing Jorn we are packing snow permanents which not only is another way to keep our mana up when Stax pieces are on the board but benefit us with cards like Dead of Winter which can be great against Winota, Joiner of Forces. We have multiple ways to tutor up the combo such as Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor and Mystical Tutor our are primary ways to get the combo together, since our combo is relatively fragile as it is pretty much our sole wincon we are quite weak to Praetor's Grasp We can make up for this by packing a decent amount of counterspells to stop our combo pieces from being countered. Without the combo this deck can be kind of winconless but can still disrupt the game heavily and get some sneaky wins. Wandering Archaic // Explore the Vastlands is a card that is not often played in CEDH but when triggered can have a large impact on the game allowing us to cast a copy of the spell our opponent is casting, since we are playing a large artifact package it is very easy for us to cast this quite early and immediately start getting the benefits from it on the early turns. Our artifact package is very classic CEDH packing staples like Mana Crypt, Mana Vault and Lotus Petal like most decks in CEDH our artifact package is just mana acceleration so we don’t get outpaced.

Strengths of the Deck:

  • Relatively low casting cost combined with strong artifacts lets us place Stax pieces early
  • Jorn’s effect nullifys our Stax effects hurting us
  • Can control the game with Stax to set up combos

Weaknesses of the Deck:

  • Weak against turn 1-2 explosive decks, sometimes opponents can outpace us
  • Extremely weak to Praetor’s Grasp
  • Weak to Winonta decks or any type of explosive creature deck

Deck Stats:

Sample Hands:

Main Win Conditions:

Our primary combo is Thassa's Oracle + Demonic Consultation this is our primary way to win, the main point of this deck is stalling until we can assemble this.


In Conclusion Jorn is a well positioned and fun Midrange / Stax style CEDH commander. While us only having one combo is a narrow way to win we can stax our opponents out until we can get it together. We are packing a large stax package and a medium sized spell package to allow us to interact while this may not be a tier 1 CEDH deck it still is a ton of fun!

Thanks for reading to the end!