The Great EDH Challenge: Red – Jeska / Rograkh Voltron Combo

Jeska, Thrice Reborn
Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh

Decklist: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jeska-rograkh-voltron-combo/


Power Level: 8.4

This is a fun deck. Being able to plop out Rograkh turn one, quickly start voltroning him up, and then making him deal triple damage with Jeska is a real joy. If you can manage to sacrifice Jeska with Claws of Gix after using her 0 on a 3+ Power Rograkh, cast her again, then use her 0 on Rograkh again, he will do NINE TIMES damage and swing for lethal! Haven’t managed to do that yet, but I was able to deal 15 in one swing by tripling his damage with Jeska. I’ve only played a handful of games with the deck, but it has already proven to be deceptively powerful.

Jeska is very versatile, with her ability to deal X damage to 3 targets. Most of the time, this will be used to kill 3 problem creatures. Recasting her throughout the game allows her damage to scale very well as the game progresses. She clears the way for Rograkh to deal combat damage, acting as a targeted board wipe later in the game. In the games I have played with this deck, my opponents get very frustrated when they realize how hard it is to have their creatures stick when I can easily destroy them with Jeska. It is this fact that makes me think of her as “busted,” and a return to the thing that makes Red great; dealing damage.

Of course, many have realized that she is a mana sink in the command zone, allowing you to deal infinite damage by making infinite mana. That’s why we run a few infinite mana combos, for when attacking with Rograkh just doesn’t cut it!

Infinite Red Mana Combos

Cloudstone Curio + Kobolds of Kher Keep + Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh

Reiterate with buyback + Mana Geyser that will produce 7+ mana

Reiterate with buyback + Jeska’s Will that will produce 7+ mana

Other combos

Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth = Infinite Colorless Mana

Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth + Staff of Domination = Infinite Colorless Mana / Infinite Life / Mass Draw / Etc.

Cloudstone Curio + Kobolds of Kher Keep + Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh + Purphoros, God of the Forge = Infinite Damage to Opponents

Cloudstone Curio + Kobolds of Kher Keep + Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh + Outpost Siege = Infinite Damage to Opponents

I look forward to playing more with this deck, and really seeing what all its weird interactions can do!