Adventures in the Forgotten Realms may have been a bit disappointing for competitive nonrotating formats, but oh boy, was it a treasure trove for certain Commander strategies! A Treasure trove with a capital T in fact. While it's far from the first set that placed a focus here, it was one of the biggest sources of Treasure tokens in recent times. It brought us Kalain, Xorn, Deadly Dispute, and many, many other cards that make you feel rich(er). Forgotten Realms Commander further amped up this theme with Prosper, Tome-Bound. The Tiefling remains one of the most played commanders out there. Will Ognis, the Dragon's Lash manage to overthrow it?
Streets of New Capenna is bringing us more great green Treasure generators—great news for Ognis. Of course, you're getting not just Bootleggers' Stash and Stimulus Package, but also solid ramp. Since Ognis is more of a creature-based commander, we of course first need creatures, preferably hasty ones. There should be a number of creatures with haste, but also creatures with sacrifice synergies, if you ask me. Better yet, Magda is amazing at both, and it can also search for good Old Gnawbone.
This deck has many intertwining routes one can take. Haste, Treasure, sacrifice, and anything in between are look like amazing options. Mixing them up is particularly tempting because you then have many different win conditions. You can also center the deck around stealing your opponents' creatures, as well as make infinite death triggers on the side. Three's definitely a crowd here, as Pitiless Plunderer, Stimulus Package, and a sac outlet like Goblin Bombardment make a combo. All these cards are highly synergistic with the rest of the deck, so one might as well give it a shot.
Among these many routes it's important to note points where they interact. If creatures having haste is so important here, why not grab your opponents' as well? I wouldn't focus the entire deck around this tactic but am fine adding some such cards. This deck has so many free inclusions that give it additional attack angles, it's easy to lose count. Because of Bootleggers' Stash, Revel in Riches is yet another one. Even if you're not killing opponents' creatures, you're making not ten, but tens of Treasure tokens. Just keep in mind that your playgroup may not be entirely fine with that.
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