Dimir is the combination of Blue and Black in MTG


The guild of Dimir from Ravnica is the colors of blue and black. Possibly the strongest two color pair in EDH due to the very high number of different combos, great interaction cards and access to best tutors and strong graveyard tactics.

Dimir themes

Isochron Scepter: Illustrated by Mark Harrison


Combo decks are control heavy decks, running a heavy amount of card draw or tutors. If the decks get to assemble the combo pieces the game often ends in an infinite combo.

Stormtide Leviathan: Illustrated by Karl Kopinski

Sea Monsters

Blues biggest creatures are Krakens, Leviathans and Serpents. They are comparable to whites angels, blacks demons, red dragons and greens beasts.

Reanimate: Illustrated by Johann Bodin


Reanimate decks brings back creatures from the graveyard straight to the battlefield. The reanimated creatures are often expensive to cast, like demons, and are complete haymakers compared to the reanimation costs.

Demonic Embrace: Illustrated by Sidharth Chaturvedi


The ways to discard are plenty: cycling, rummaging, end steps discard phase, to name a few. Discard decks are built around triggers from discarding, like madness and synergizes well with reanimating.

Caged Zombie: Illustrated by Josh Hass

Zombie tribal

Zombies are first and foremost: black creatures. Mono black is the original zombie tribal colours, and later received multiple great cards in Dimir colors.

With mono black zombie tribals are fully combat focused decks with resource advantage from abusing the graveyard. With looting effects, discard and creatures dying the graveyard is zombie decks most valuable resource after the zombies on the battlefield.

Grindstone: Illustrated by Greg Simanson


Milling in mono blue can be done in two clear ways: self-mill or regular mill. In self-mill, blue usually tries to find some kind of an infinite loop piece and retrieve it from the graveyard or run the Thassa's Oracle or Laboratory Maniac combo. In the regular mill the goal is to mill opponents whole libraries and win by having an opponent draw from an empty library.

Dimir decklists

Silumgar flies to the dimir lands laying waste to every opponent.

EDH Dragon tribal deck: Dimir dragons

Tribal decks are very popular in EDH. Dragon tribal is the third most popular tribal theme according to EDHRec with over 13k decks available. Most of these decks are Gruul, Jund, Rakdos or 5-color decks, though. This deck is off-color Dragon tribal with Silumgar as the Commander.