Tuesday Night Takeover

Cazur Ukkima Food Chain Brewed CEDH

The Food Chain is important as long as you are on top

Art:Cazur, Ruthless Stalker by Daarken

Art:Ukkima, Stalking Shadow by Daarken

Welcome to another installment of Brewed CEDH!

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

Cazur and Ukkima are a great BUG commander for CEDH, well more like Ukkima is good Cazur gives us green which is nice but in my testing I never really used his ability very much. Ukkima is nothing more to us than an outlet to win the game once we assemble the food chain! You will like this deck if you like combos and basically playing the game by yourself, since this is cedh this is not uncommon. We are in every single way a combo deck with every other card being a vehicle to get to our combo. We can have early turn wins but it is not as consistent with food chain since we need a decent amount of mana to win.

The Deck:

Cazur Ukkima Food Chain!

Commander (2)
Ukkima, Stalking Shadow
Cazur, Ruthless Stalker

Creatures (19)
Arbor Elf
Birds of Paradise
Boreal Druid
Deathrite Shaman
Elves of Deep Shadow
Elvish Mystic
Fyndhorn Elves
Llanowar Elves
Bloom Tender
Collector Ouphe
Dark Confidant
Destiny Spinner
Gilded Drake
Thassa’s Oracle
Wall of Roots
Eternal Scourge
Misthollow Griffin
Notion Thief

Spells (38)
Pact of Negation
Chain of Vapor
Dark Ritual
Demonic Consultation
Gitaxian Probe
Imperial Seal
March of Swirling Mist
Mental Misstep
Minor Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Noxious Revival
Spell Pierce
Swan Song
Vampiric Tutor
Veil of Summer
Worldly Tutor
Abrupt Decay
Assassin’s Trophy
Cyclonic Rift
Demonic Tutor
Diabolic Intent
Drown in the Loch
Mana Drain
Manipulate Fate
Plunge into Darkness
Tainted Pact
Praetor’s Grasp
Yawgmoth’s Will
Ad Nauseam
Force of Will

Artifacts (5)
Chrome Mox
Lotus Petal
Mana Crypt
Mox Diamond
Sol Ring

Enchantments (6)
Carpet of Flowers
Mystic Remora
Sylvan Library
Food Chain
Rhystic Study
Lands (30)
Ancient Tomb
Bloodstained Mire
Breeding Pool
City of Brass
Command Tower
Exotic Orchard
Flooded Strand
Forbidden Orchard
Gemstone Caverns
Llanowar Wastes
Mana Confluence
Marsh Flats
Misty Rainforest
Morphic Pool
Nurturing Peatland
Overgrown Tomb
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Tropical Island
Underground River
Underground Sea
Verdant Catacombs
Waterlogged Grove
Watery Grave
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills
Yavimaya Coast

Why Cazur and Ukkima?

Ukkima’s ability gives us an outlet if we win via the food chain route and Cazur is just there for green! In all reality we are playing Ukkima solely for the his ability to combo with food chain and Cazur partners with him and puts us nicely in BUG. BUG is a great color combo for CEDH since we can play pretty much all of the formats best cards! The First Sliver version of food chain being 5 color does give a little more flexibility so that is one of the downsides of this version

Deck Overview:

Since we are a Food chain deck our main goal and all of our cards in the deck are to grab are food chain combo and win the game! To do that we are of course packing a ton of tutors such as Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor and Diabolic Intent. These are our general tutors but we do have Worldly Tutor to grab either Misthollow Griffin, Eternal Scourge or Thassa's Oracle. Every other card in our deck is either acquiring our pieces / protecting our pieces / us and mana dorks to gain a ton of mana to do the combo as early as possible. For mana dorks we have Bloom Tender, Llanowar Elves and Elves of Deep Shadow as well as a few others! for counters / protection we have Mental Misstep An Offer You Can't Refuse and Force of Will. When going for the combo you need to protect the combo cards like Destiny Spinner help protect food chain itself and just counter magic protection for the creature piece. Praetor's Grasp is a scary card in our deck because if Oracle or Food chain get taken we then only have one combo to win with. As a backup we have a copy of praetors grasp to hopefully steal an opponents Thoracle in the event that ours gets taken. Overall we are a very standard BUG CEDH combo deck combining high mana production with cards to protect our core combo and combo off before anyone else can! We are weak to many of the super fast deck because we do require some setup of course there are those games where you end up with Thoracle and Consultation in your hand and can start quickly but those games are not frequent. I think that this deck is well positioned in the CEDH meta and a ton of fun to pilot.

Strengths of the Deck:

  • Early combo potential
  • Multiple Combos in case one gets stopped
  • Our Food chain targets can still be cast if exiled

Weaknesses of the Deck:

  • Not as fast as other TurboNaus or TurboStorm decks
  • Very difficult to turn 1 some games you just lose if opponents have turn 1
  • Need a lot of mana to combo off with Food Chain

Deck Stats:

Sample Hands:

Main win conditions:

Food Chain Combo with Misthollow Griffin

Result: Infinite colored mana that can only be spent to cast creature spells. Infinite ETB. Infinite LTB. Infinite storm count. Requires: All permanents on the battlefield. Steps: Activate Food Chain by exiling Misthollow Griffin, adding 2UU that can only be spent to cast creature spells. Cast Misthollow Griffin from exile by paying 2UU. Repeat. Combine this with Ukimma and you can kill your opponents by infinitely casting Ukimma!

Food Chain Combo with Eternal Scourge

Result: Infinite colored mana that can only be spent to cast creature spells. Infinite storm count. Infinite ETB. Infinite LTB. Requires: All permanents on the battlefield. Steps: Activate Food Chain by exiling Eternal Scourge, adding four mana of any one color that can only be spent to cast creature spells. Cast Eternal Scourge from exile by paying 3. Repeat. Combine this with Ukimma and you can kill your opponents by infinitely casting Ukimma!

Thassa's Oracle + Demonic Consultation Combo

Result: Win the game. Exile your library. Requires: All cards in hand. UUB available. Steps: Cast Demonic Consultation by paying B, naming Thassa’s Oracle and thus exiling your library due to you not having a card named Thassa’s Oracle in your library. Cast Thassa’s Oracle by paying UU. Thassa’s Oracle enters the battlefield, causing you to win the game.


In conclusion I think that Cazur Ukkima is a fun CEDH combo deck and great for fans of the format it is a little different compared to most CEDH decks although many of the same elements are still present. The biggest downside of the deck is that you cannot hide when you sit down with Cazur / Ukkima people are going to assume you are on food chain as that is the main way these commanders see play in CEDH.

Thanks for reading the end!