This entry is part 9 of 23 in the series Deckbuilder's Spotlight

This week, Mark realizes he’s been doing it wrong all along by playing Islands and not smashing people in the face with dragons (or kobolds). Listeners are also in for a special treat when Eric reveals the secret origin of his hatred for all things indigo, as he savagely pummels the members of the Blue Man Group live on air. (OK, I admit that last bit is a lie, but I’d like to imagine that it’s something Eric would do, if given the chance. Especially if they happened to be playing an gig on an island.)





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Eric’s current decklist:

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

Lands (36):
3 x Dual Lands
3 x Shocklands
9 x Fetch Lands
4 x Mountain
4 x Forest
3 x Swamp
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Strip Mine
Mana Confluence
Kessig Wolf Run
Volrath’s Stronghold
Ancient Tomb
Command Tower
Cavern of Souls
City of Brass

Sweepers (3):
Pernicious Deed
Toxic Deluge

Spot Removal (6):
Chaos Warp
Volcanic Offering
Abrupt Decay
Beast Within
Maelstrom Pulse
Reclamation Sage

Recursion (3):
Life from the Loam
Dread Return
Eternal Witness

Ramp (11);
Sol Ring
Mana Crypt
Orcish Lumberjack
Birds of Paradise
Kodama’s Reach
Ranger’s Path
Skyshroud Claim
Hunting Wilds
Explosive Vegetation
Oracle of Mul Daya

Tutors & Draw (15):
Vampiric Tutor
Demonic Tutor
Worldly Tutor
Sylvan Scrying
Faithless Looting
Night’s Whisper
Read the Bones
Disciple of Bolas
Sensei’s Divining Top
Sylvan Library
Dark Confidant

Disruption (5):
Mind Twist
Vexing Shusher
Liliana of the Veil
Sadistic Hypnotist

Tokens (3):
Ghoulcaller Gisa
Avenger of Zendikar

Prossh’s BFF’s (11):
Impact Tremors
Blood Artist
Shared Animosity
Goblin Sharpshooter
Beastmaster Ascension
Food Chain
Ogre Battledriver
Purphoros, God of the Forge
Furystoke Giant

Multi-Tools (6):
Deathrite Shaman
Life // Death
Goblin Bombardment
Garruk Wildspeaker
Titania, Protector of Argoth
Mogg Infestation


Eric also runs a 15 card “maybeboard” of cards that rotate in and out of the deck:

Acidic Slime
Tempt with Vengeance
Scavenging Ooze
Survival of the Fittest
Yawgmoth’s Will
Inquisition of Kozilek
Tooth and Nail
Rakdos’s Return



Series Navigation<< Deckbuilder’s Spotlight 02: Calvin’s Ashling and 40 Mountains (and some other stuff) deckDeckbuilder’s Spotlight 05: Josh’s Titania, Protector of Argoth deck. >>

2 Responses to “Deckbuilder’s Spotlight 04: Eric’s (infamous) Prossh, Skyraider of Kher deck”

  1. Kinghonkey said

    I had Food Chain in my Prossh deck until I realized it was infinite mana and etb creature triggers with the general. I’ve been using Fresh Meat since then. Then again, my play group isn’t very cutthroat and we shy away from “arbitrarily large” interactions like that.

    I actually use the Boltwing Marauder _and_ Battledriver in my version of Prossh. I think that’s a card Eric mentioned he wasn’t using. Ogre Battledriver gives the creature entering the battlefield +2/+0 while the Marauder gives _target_ creature +2/+0.. It might be a case of “win more” though, but it’s a 5/4 flyer for 5 that can act like a second Prossh and seems to do okay for me so far.

    It’s nice to see what all the hub-bub is about with Eric’s deck. It really does look tuned and plays some big money cards.

  2. Wally D. said

    Great episode guys, digging this podcast series. Also, great Q&A session that brought the deck to light and why Eric chose the cards he did, well done.

    There are so many ways to build and win with Prossh it makes him one of the most enjoyable and versatile decks that I have ever played. If someone hates Prossh, it’s only because they have never played a Prossh deck or their blue blood boils with a deep hatred for dragons. 🙂

    The Khans/Fate/Dragons set has produced some fun cards for Prossh. I could go on and on, but I’ll mention my two favorites: Descent of the Dragons (Kobolds become 4/4 dragons) and Savage Ventmaw (to set up Aggravated Assault (infinite attacks).

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