EDH Benchwarmers — Demar DeRozan

Look, I already know what you’re thinking: Demar DeRozan is not a magic card. He is not a legendary creature and he has no converted mana cost, let alone a colour identity. “Demar DeRozan is the starting shooting guard for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors” you’re probably saying out loud. “Why is he writing this? Has […]

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Intellectual Offering — Amonkhet Edition

With the release of a new set there comes the inevitable scramble to brew with the latest legendary creatures. For me though, that hype just isn’t there. It takes me a little longer to warm up to the latest and greatest. What I do really enjoy is finding the new cards that go into old […]

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Ultra Budget Brews — Heartless Hidetsugu

Welcome to the 3rd edition of Ultra Budget Brews, the series in which we build entire EDH decks in which every card costs under $1. EDH as a format lends itself to certain kinds of decks. Much of this can be attributed to three rules that are a part of the format’s foundation: 100 card […]

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Low Market — Hapatra, Vizier of Multitasking

Poisoned Words It’s the week following Amonkhet spoiler season, and you know what that means! Or, maybe you don’t, since this column has only existed for one prior set release. In which case: it’s time to highlight one of the new legends! Without further ado, let me introduce our new snake-y friend, Hapatra, Vizier of […]

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Partner Focus — Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

I’ve been looking forward to writing this article. Along with Vial Smasher the Fierce, this partner was the most immediately appealing to me. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper is a combat-ready commander that enjoys jumping into the fray and gives you an amazing benefit as a result. Let’s look at each part of the card in […]

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Singleton Guild Wheel — Nivvy’s Burning Gnats

This article is part 8 of a 10-part series covering the Singleton Guild Wheel Project, a 10-deck project where there is only a single copy of any non-basic land among the 10 decks. Each deck uses the color combination of a different Ravnican guild. The methodology is introduced here and expanded upon each week by featuring […]

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EDH Political Science — Censorship and the Fresh Prince

Censorship has long been used by powerful forces to control and further their own goals. We so often are wary of devious autocrats, greedy religions, or parents ashamed that you call yourself a writer in front of family. Shouldn’t I be able to promote my erotic Lassie fan-fiction in peace and not have to buy […]

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Non-Basically Speaking — Kaalia of the Vast

Kaalia of the Vast EDH Deck

Hello friends, angels, dragons, and demons! Welcome back to EDHREC and our continuing biweekly column, Non-Basically Speaking, the series that strives to identify non-basic lands that should be considered valuable staples or hidden gems based on their visibility on EDHREC. Kaalia of the Vast has long been an EDH favorite of Timmys everywhere who want […]

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Pyramid Theory 101 — Under the Moon

“Tidal forces of the blood moon wrench and buckle the land, drawing monoliths of stone and soil toward the flaming orb”-Flavor Text of Magus of the Moon Greetings everyone! I’m back again to talk about the deck-building process, and the use of Pyramid Theory. This time I’m talking about mono-colored decks. The color pie is […]

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Commander Showdown — Zur vs Bruna

Commander Showdown is a series that compares and contrast two similar commanders, analyzes differences in strategy and deck construction, and evaluates how those differences are represented by the data here on EDHREC. Modern Masters 2017 has been out for a few weeks now, and hopefully you’ve had the chance to draft the set a few […]

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