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 »

Commander Showdown — Inalla vs Azami

Hocus Pocus Now that Halloween has passed, we can take off our wizard costumes… and pick up our Wizard decks! Tribal decks are all the rage this year, and one of the big decks from Commander 2017 is Arcane Wizardry, featuring Inalla, Archmage Ritualist. Boasting the bizarre ability to temporarily copy your creatures, Inalla has […]

#arcane adaption, #arcane wizardry, #ashnods altar, #azami lady of scrolls, #bloodline necromancer, #blue, #combo, #dualcaster mage, #galecaster colossus, #grixis, #inalla archmage ritualist, #infinite, #laboratory maniac, #mind over matter, #panharmonicon, #patron wizard, #puppeteer clique, #stonybrook banneret, #sundial of the infinite, #venser, #venser shaper savant, #wizard tribal Read More »

Commander Showdown — Kess vs Dralnu

Flashback Attack Almost exactly eleven years ago, the Time Spiral set was released, shaking the world in ways players never expected. ‘Timeshifted’ cards like Lord of Atlantis and The Rack brought the past into the present as temporal rifts threatened to destroy the beloved plane of Dominaria (which we’ll return to next year.) If you’d like […]

#aetherflux reservoir, #blue black, #buyback, #cabal ritual, #commander 2017, #dimir, #domineering will, #dralnu lich lord, #flashback, #grixis, #kess commander deck, #kess dissident mage, #mana geyser, #paradox engine, #spellslinger, #storm Read More »

Commander Showdown — Hapatra vs The Scorpion God

V for Venom-Detta Voilà! In view, the vast valleys of Ixalan! However, now that we’ve arrived at this vivid, vibrant vista, we must veer our vessel back to Amonkhet! We volunteered to visit two voracious veterans before the Hour of Devastation vanishes, and they would be very vexed and vindictive if we vacated our vow. If you, valuable viewer, would rather […]

#-1/-1 counters, #black, #black suns zenith, #blowfly infestation, #carnifex demon, #contagion engine, #control, #crumbling ashes, #devoted druid, #dusk urchins, #everlasting torment, #flourishing defenses, #golgari, #green, #hapatra vizier of poisons, #infect, #jund, #kulrath knight, #necroskitter, #nest of scarabs, #Obelisk Spider, #quillspike, #rakdos, #red, #soul snuffers, #swarm, #the scorpion god, #tokens, #wither Read More »

Ixalan EDH Review — Black

Vampirates of the Caribbean According to our charts, we’ll reach the shores of Ixalan on the 29th of this month. Before we reach our Voyage’s End, let us take stock of our crew, and of the bloodthirsty beasts we may encounter upon this Treacherous Terrain. It’s time we explore the black cards of Ixalan to deduce […]

#Arguel's Blood Fast, #Bishop of the Bloodstained, #black, #Bloodcrazed Paladin, #Boneyard Parley, #Costly Plunder, #Deadeye Tracker, #Dire Fleet Ravager, #Fathom Fleet Captain, #ixalan, #pirates, #Raiders' Wake, #revel in riches, #Ruin Raider, #Ruthless Knave, #Sanctum Seeker, #Sword-Point Diplomacy, #Temple of Aclazotz, #vampires, #Vicious Conquistador, #Vraska's Contempt, #Walk the Plank, #Wanted Scoundrels Read More »

Commander Showdown — Tishana vs Zegana

Prime Speaker of Thunder Ixalan is just around the river bend, which means we must turn our attention from the tribes of Commander 2017 to the tribes of this dangerous new plane. We have a ton of new and exciting legendary creatures headed our way, but there’s one in particular that stands out. Commander Showdown […]

#avenger of zendikar, #blue, #chasm skulker, #combo, #commander 2017, #craterhoof behemoth, #deadeye navigator, #draining whelk, #edric spymaster of trest, #elf tribal, #elfball, #eternal scourge, #food chain, #green, #ixalan, #kindred discovery, #kindred summons, #maro, #misthollow griffin, #mystic snake, #prime speaker zegana, #regal force, #simic, #tishana, #voice of thunder Read More »

Commander Showdown — Mathas vs Queen Marchesa

Mardu Politics Commander 2017 has graced us with a host of new tribal commanders, from Cats to Dragons to Cat Dragons. However, for this week’s Commander Showdown, I’d like to take a step back from all the tribal synergies and focus instead upon a strange and intriguing new inclusion to the ‘Vampiric Bloodlust’ precon. His name is Mathas, Fiend Seeker, and […]

#bounty hunter, #commander 2017, #crown of doom, #curse, #curse of bloodletting, #curse of opulence, #disrupt decorum, #ghostly prison, #group hug, #mardu, #mathas fiend seeker, #monarch, #politics, #queen marchesa Read More »