Commander Deck Tech: Evelyn, the Covetous
Evelyn has quickly become one of the most popular cards in Nova Capenna due to the flexibility it provides with its abilities and color scheme. What is the Maestros' vampire capable of?Edit Article
About the Commander
About the Deck
The interaction with Worldgorger Dragon
1.Put Worldgorger Dragon in the graveyard with a card like Unmarked Grave or some discard resource: Faithless Looting, Frantic Search, Insolent Neonate, among others.
2.Cast one of the enchantments, reanimating Worldgorger Dragon. It can be Animate Dead, Necromancy or Dance of the Dead.
3.When the dragon comes into play, it will exile all of your permanents, including the enchantment. Without the enchantment in play, the dragon will be put into the graveyard again, returning all of your permanents back to play.
4.When your permanents return, they return untapped. Add as much mana as you can to your pool and, with your enchantment, target Worldgorger Dragon again.
5.Go back to step 3. You can interrupt the combo at any time by selecting another creature other than Worldgorger Dragon. After that, just take advantage of your mana resources to do whatever you want. Evelyn, the Covetous, however, fits in the middle of the combo in a way that generates an interaction that guarantees you victory, if no opponent can prevent it. Because she has Flash, you can cast Evelyn, the Covetous mid-combo once you have enough mana to do so. The idea here is to repeat this Worldgorger Dragon interaction to exile and return Evelyn, the Covetous each iteration, causing her ability to trigger, and you exile all cards from all players' library. Once that's done, just pass the turn and win. Things get even more interesting if you use Necromancy as the combo initiator. As you can play it at instant speed, you can execute the combo any time you have priority, being able to combo on top of an opponent's combo, or enjoy a moment where everyone is unprepared.
Important point to note:This is a fragile combo. Worldgorger Dragon's abilities are split in two: One triggers when it enters the battlefield, exiling everything. Another triggers when he leaves the battlefield, giving everything back. If you somehow force his second ability to trigger before the first one resolves, you'll lose all your permanents forever.
Example:with the ability to exile everything on the stack, an opponent responds by exiling the dragon. The return all ability goes on the top stack and resolves, returning nothing (your permanents haven't been exiled, after all). The ability to exile all resolves then, and you lose all your permanents. Because of this, be careful when you decide to start this combo to avoid being removed from the game (after all, it will be very difficult to resume your plans when you have no permanents in play).
Dualcaster Mage + Ghostly Flicker
1.With Evelyn, the Covetous on play, cast Ghostly Flicker targeting Evelyn, the Covetous and anything else. Retain priority.
2.Respond to Ghostly Flicker by casting Dualcaster Mage, targeting Ghostly Flicker.
3.With the copy generated by Dualcaster Mage, target Evelyn, the Covetous and Dualcaster Mage. Let the copy resolve.
4.Evelyn, the Covetous will enter the battlefield and trigger her ability again.
5.Place the Dualcaster Mage trigger targeting the original Ghostly Flicker on the stack and trigger the Evelyn, the Covetous copy.
6.Let Evelyn, the Covetous' trigger resolve.
7.Go back to step 3. Repeat until all players' libraries are exiled.
8.Pass the turn, and your opponents will lose the game.
Abusing Evelyn's AbilitiesIn this list, we have two ways to abuse Evelyn, the Covetous ability: manipulating the top to get value cards (yours and from your opponents) and triggering her ability multiple times, granting a wide range of possibilities.
Manipulating the top
beforeyou cast Evelyn, the Covetous, giving you an "extra" card or stealing a relevant card from your opponent. Playing Scheming Symmetry can become almost like a Poker game: will your opponent fetch some kind of bomb, ignoring the fact that you can steal it with your Evelyn, the Covetous? Or will you fetch something useless to make sure you don't steal anything relevant? Depending on your reading of the situation, not playing Evelyn, the Covetous might be the best option, leaving the opponent to draw a dead card and delay himself.
Thassa's Oracle + Demonic Consultation
Underworld Breach + Lion's Eye Diamond + Brain Freeze