CEDH Deck Highlight: Ghyrson Starn, by James F.

Published on: July 24, 2023

Today we are going to dive in to local player James F’s one of a kind deck build for Competitive Commander: Ghyrson Starn, Kelermorph!

James is a local commander player who plays in our weekly and tri-monthly cEDH events. He recently took his deck to a major in Idaho and cleaned house with it, winning first place amongst a field of known cEDH decks and fellow tournament players.

Here is what James F has to say about the Commander at the beginning of his Primer about his commander Ghyrson Starn, Kelermorph – “Not going to lie this card sucks. You need to deal exactly 1 damage just to deal 2 additional damage for a total of 3?! At that point why not just play Torbran, Thane of Redfell? Well, Ghyrson Starn, Kelermorph isn’t like the other guys. He’s built different (bros got three arms). How is he different tho? First off you get to play blue (you get to use your stinky bad blue cards to protect all of your fun good red cards :D) secondly, Ghyrson’s ability is a triggered ability instead of a replacement effect, and lastly, Ghyrson Starn, Kelermorph looks like a terrible commander to others which is a huge advantage for you!”

Below is the deck list card for card and below that is the link to James F’s Primer and indepth description of how the deck works!

1 Ghyrson Starn, Kelermorph
1 An Offer You Can’t Refuse
1 Arcane Signet
1 Arid Mesa
1 Battle Hymn
1 Birgi, God of Storytelling
1 Brainstorm
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Chrome Mox
1 Command Tower
1 Consecrated Sphinx
1 Curiosity
1 Cyclonic Rift
1 Deflecting Swat
1 Delay
1 Dizzy Spell
1 Dockside Extortionist
1 Electrostatic Field
1 End the Festivities
1 Exotic Orchard
1 Faerie Mastermind
1 Fellwar Stone
1 Fierce Guardianship
1 Fiery Islet
1 Finale of Promise
1 Firebrand Archer
1 Flame Jab
1 Flusterstorm
1 Force of Negation
1 Force of Will
1 Frantic Search
1 Gamble
1 Gelectrode
1 Gilded Drake
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Grapeshot
1 Gut Shot
1 Hullbreaker Horror
1 Imperial Recruiter
1 Imposter Mech
7 Island
1 Jeska’s Will
1 Jeweled Lotus
1 Kessig Flamebreather
1 Lightning Bolt
1 Lotus Petal
1 Loyal Apprentice
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Drain
1 Mana Vault
1 Mental Misstep
1 Misty Rainforest
5 Mountain
1 Mystic Remora
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Niv-Mizzet, Parun
1 Ophidian Eye
1 Otawara, Soaring City
1 Phantasmal Image
1 Ponder
1 Preordain
1 Prismatic Vista
1 Pyroblast
1 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
1 Rapid Hybridization
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Reflecting Pool
1 Rhystic Study
1 Rite of Flame
1 Riverglide Pathway
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Serum Visions
1 Snap
1 Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance
1 Sol Ring
1 Steam Vents
1 Storm-Kiln Artist
1 Strike It Rich
1 Submerge
1 Sulfur Falls
1 Swan Song
1 Tandem Lookout
1 Thermo-Alchemist
1 Training Center
1 Underworld Breach
1 Urabrask
1 Urza’s Saga
1 Volcanic Island
1 Windfall
1 Young Pyromancer

James also says “The main goal of the deck is to manually storm and utilize cards like Curiosity and Kessig Flamebreather to create a draw-and-burn engine that generates insane value while also pinging each opponent for 3 damage for each spell you cast.”

Be sure to read his full deck primer and check out his list at the link below!