Commander Showdown — Jhoira vs Jhoira

Back to the Future, Forward to the Past Our trip through the Dominaria preview season has been topsy-turvy, wibbly-wobbly, and of course, timey-wimey. From Muldrotha, the Gravetide to Firesong and Sunspeaker, this legendary plane has more legendary creatures than we’ve seen in a long time. Still, one of them stands out from all the rest, […]

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Commander Showdown — Marath vs Ghave

Counters, Tokens, and Combos When people think of Commander cards, there are often a few EDH-specific cards that come to mind. Sol Ring, for example, or Cyclonic Rift. One of the biggest is Doubling Season, a card whose price is exorbitantly high and whose demand comes almost exclusively from Commander players. While it’s true that […]

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Commander Showdown — Zacama vs Gishath

Elder Dinosaur Highlander Masters 25 is here and Dominaria is around the corner, but we can’t leave Ixalan just yet. We’ve discussed some of Ixalan’s Vampiric offerings, as well as its slippery underwater inhabitants, but we can’t say we’ve properly explored Ixalan until we do a proper Dino Showdown. This block gave us two enormous Naya monstrosities that would […]

#dinosaur tribal, #dinosaurs, #gishath sun's avatar, #mana reflection, #miraris wake, #temur sabertooth, #zacama primal calamity, #zendikar resurgent Read More »

Commander Showdown — Mairsil vs Experiment Kraj

Some Assembly Required Magic: the Gathering is filled to the brim with abilities. We have triggered abilities, as seen on cards like Eternal Witness and Phyrexian Arena. There are mana abilities, famously found on lands, artifacts, and mana dorks such as Gilded Lotus and Llanowar Elves. Then we have static abilities, like the classic Glorious […]

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Commander Showdown — Etali vs Grenzo

Stealing Things is Fun Rivals of Ixalan unleashed a cycle of new dinosaurs into EDH, from the enormous Ghalta, Primal Hunger to the terrifying Tetzimoc, Primal Death. However, one dino can still be heard above the rest: Etali, Primal Storm, the spinosaurus that bellows so loudly it shakes the top card of everyone’s library loose. […]

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Commander Showdown — Kumena vs Sygg

Under the Sea Commander Showdown is back! We had a brief bout of Un-Mander articles during the Unstable season, but now we’re back to black-bordered Magic, so it’s Rivals of Ixalan time! I won’t waste time with preamble—these fishy friends were the most-requested matchup for this week’s Showdown. You know who they are: Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca […]

#fallowsage, #intruder alarm, #kumena tyrant of orazca, #lord of atlantis, #merfolk, #merrow commerce, #murkfiend liege, #quest for renewal, #simic, #stonybrook schoolmaster, #surgespanner, #sygg river guide, #tribal Read More »

Un-Mander Showdown — Lazav vs Phoebe

Shifting Shape As of two days ago, January 15th, Un-Mander is officially over. The Unstable season has ended, and silver-bordered cards are no longer legal in EDH. Some players are happy about this, some are sad, most probably don’t care one way or the other, but it is definitely over. So why, you ask, am […]

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EDHREC Rivals of Ixalan Review — Blue

The Tide Rises The race is on! The many tribes in Rivals of Ixalan seek to control the legendary city of Orazca and harness its power. If you want to win the city’s blessing, you’d better know what you’re up against, including whatever mysteries lurk in the depths. Let’s Dive Down into a review of Rivals of […]

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Un-Mander Showdown — X vs Sen Triplets

X Gon’ Give it to Ya Un-mander is here for only a few more weeks, but before the format goes back to normal, we need to have at least one more silver-bordered Showdown. Unstable gave us a commander that easily wins the Most-Difficult-Card-To-Search-By-Name award: X. This sneaky Inspector Gadget spoof infiltrates an opponent’s hand and plays […]

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Un-mander Showdown — Grusilda vs The Mimeoplasm

The Monster Mash Silver-bordered commanders are here for just a few short weeks, and while Un-mander isn’t usually my thing, there’s one legendary creature from Unstable who hits so close to home that I absolutely must write about her. I’m lucky to have many commander decks. Most are budget, several are just experiments, but there’s […]

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