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. […]

#aggravated assault, #bedlam, #break through the line, #disrupt decorum, #etali, #etali primal storm, #goad, #goblin war drums, #grenzo havoc raiser, #hellkite charger, #lantern of insight, #mono red, #neheb the eternal, #relentless assault, #scroll rack, #world at war Read More »

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 […]

#activated ability, #clones, #lazav dimir mastermind, #mairsil, #merieke, #mill, #phoebe head of S.N.E.A.K., #reanimator, #silver bordered, #steal, #unstable Read More »

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 […]

#blue, #crafty cutpurse, #hornswoggle, #induced amnesia, #kumena's awakening, #nezehal, #primal tide, #release to the wind, #rivals of ixalan, #seafloor oracle, #silvergill adept, #timestream navigator, #warkite marauder Read More »

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 […]

#artifacts, #bounce, #bribery, #celestial dawn, #chromatic lantern, #control, #intellectual offering, #magister sphinx, #mystic confluence, #paradox engine, #sen triplets, #unstable, #unsubstantiate, #venser shaper savant, #x Read More »

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 […]

#animate dead, #buried alive, #entomb, #grusilda monster masher, #infect, #infinity elemental, #jin-gitaxias core augur, #necrotic ooze, #phyrexian devourer, #pili-pala, #silver border, #skithiryx the blight dragon, #the mimeoplasm, #three-headed goblin, #unstable, #vampire nighthawk Read More »

Commander Showdown — Vona vs Ayli vs Karlov

Triple Showdown Back in June, I wrote Commander Showdown — Ayli vs Karlov, tackling the two lifegain-based Orzhov commanders, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and Karlov of the Ghost Council. Then Ixalan happened, throwing a new black-white lifegain commander into the mix. By now you’re probably already familiar with her: it’s Vona, Butcher of Magan. Yes, once again, […]

#axis of mortality, #ayli eternal pilgrim, #edh law of inertia, #exile, #karlov of the ghost council, #licia sanguine tribune, #lifegain, #orzhov, #precon effect, #reconnaissance, #repay in kind, #selenia dark angel, #vona butcher of magan Read More »

News Update — Silver-Bordered Cards Legal Until January 15th

Unbelievable Yes, you read the title correctly. No, this is not a joke. In fact, here at EDHREC we were actually thinking about doing an “Un-cards are legal!” prank for the next April Fools. Turns out the Rules Committee beat us to it and legalized silver-bordered cards in Commander until January 15th. I’ll repeat that […]

#banned, #edh rules, #legal, #mirror mirror, #nerf war, #rules committee, #rules lawyer, #rules update, #sheldon menery, #silver border, #spike, #tournament grinder, #unstable Read More »

New EDHREC Feature! Commander Showdown — Budget vs Expensive

Budget Showdown Watch out world, because EDHREC has a brand-new feature in town. You may remember when we unveiled our new Theme Selection tool back in September. For those who don’t remember, it’s the thing to the right of the pie chart that looks like this: That’s the Theme Selection tool for The Scarab God. Using […]

#bayou, #budget, #Budget MTG Decks, #caustic caterpillar, #cheap, #eternal witness, #expensive, #fleshbag marauder, #jarads orders, #meren of clan nel toth, #sakura-tribe elder, #theme selection Read More »

Commander Showdown — Sygg vs Sygg

Sygg-nature Move In honor of the recent release of Duel Decks: Merfolk vs Goblins, we’re going to do something fun for this week’s Commander Showdown. Normally this series compares and contrasts commanders with similar abilities. For example, Tishana vs Zegana focused on two Simic card drawing powerhouses, and Hapatra vs The Scorpion God honed in on commanders that use -1/-1 […]

#azorius, #black, #blue, #dimir, #intruder alarm, #merfolk, #protection, #rogue, #stonybrook schoolmaster, #sygg river cutthroat, #sygg river guide, #tribal, #unblockable, #white, #wizard Read More »