Jetmir, Nexus of Revels loves it when there are a lot of creatures on the battlefield. As a commander it encourages us to adopt a go-wide strategy. The more creatures we have, the more chances there are to attack our opponents with a +3/+0, trample, and double strike bonus on our army.
A good way for such a strategy to fill the battlefield quickly is to use tokens. Adeline, Resplendent Cathar, Avenger of Zendikar, Tendershoot Dryad, and Tilonalli's Summoner are all-stars in this deck. Rabble Rousing is a new enchantment that will generate tokens when we attack, while Rumor Gatherer and Bennie Bracks, Zoologist are new token staples in white that will draw us cards. Professional Face-Breaker generates Treasure tokens when our creatures hit our opponents, and Rocco, Cabaretti Caterer is a tutor on a body that will always find the right creature to invite to our party.
Even though Jetmir loves to end games in combat, we can find ways to surprise our guests. In particular, Jetmir can provide a distraction for our opponents thinking we are focusing only on combat, when in reality we were just setting up for our combo finish. There are two different combos we can try to pull off here, both requiring either Impact Tremors or Purphoros, God of the Forge to win on the spot.
The first one generates an infinite number of creature tokens with Kodama of the East Tree and Maja, Bretagard Protector or Felidar Retreat on the battlefield. We then play any bounce land, such as Boros Garrison, Gruul Turf, or Selesnya Sanctuary. We resolve the bounce land trigger and return the land itself to our hand. We then resolve the Retreat and/or Maja trigger(s) to create a token. This triggers Kodama, so we can put the bounce land back onto the battlefield, and the whole loop starts again.
Similarly, we can generate infinite triggers for Impact Tremors or Purphoros with Jinnie Fay, Jetmir's Second, Requiem Angel, and a sacrifice outlet such as Thermopod, Fanatical Devotion, or Ashnod's Altar. All we have to do is sacrifice a creature, prompting Requiem Angel to create a Spirit token. Jinnie Fay replaces the Spirit token with either a Cat or a Dog, which we sacrifice to trigger Requiem Angel, starting the whole loop anew.
This token deck is a lot of fun. It can win by overwhelming our opponents with creatures and casting our commander for the big boost. If that fails, we still have the combo options to end up on top.
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