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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Commander Showdown — Taigam vs Taigam

Alternate Timelines Here on Commander Showdown, we normally take a close look at two commanders whose abilities are very similar. Last week, for example, we went in-depth on The Ur-Dragon vs Scion of the Ur-Dragon. Long before that, we examined Roon vs Brago in a Blink-Bros Brawl. This week, I hope you’ll indulge me as we try something […]

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Commander Showdown — The Ur-Dragon vs Scion of the Ur-Dragon

The Year of the Dragon Commander 2017 Spoilers are going crazy, and in this week’s Showdown, we’re going to talk about the biggest and baddest of them: The Ur-Dragon! Five colors, nine mana, and twenty combined power/toughness. The Ur-Dragon is here, and it means business. At the helm of the dragon-tribal preconstructed deck, this big […]

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Commander Showdown — Titania vs The Gitrog Monster

Let Me Tell You a Story Some time ago, I sat down for a game with my favorite deck, The Gitrog Monster. A short while into this game, I assembled a small army with an Avenger of Zendikar. An opponent wiped the board. I dropped a Rampaging Baloths and began to recreate the army, but […]

#black, #centaur vinecrasher, #crucible of worlds, #dredge, #evolving wilds, #fetch lands, #glacial chasm, #golgari, #green, #green black, #landfall, #Ramunap Excavator, #skirge familiar, #the gitrog monster, #titania protector of argoth, #zuran orb Read More »

Commander Showdown — The Scarab God vs Gisa and Geralf vs Grimgrin

Triple Showdown Two months ago, I wrote a Commander Showdown about the reigning zombie tribal commanders, Gisa and Geralf and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born. Then Hour of Devastation happened, unleashing one of the coolest and most frightening commanders we’ve seen in a long time: The Scarab God. The zombie apocalypse never stops, nor do its commanders. We’ve been […]

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Commander Showdown — The Locust God vs Niv-Mizzet

A Plague of Locusts Upon Your House Hour of Devastation is almost upon us, and there are some awesome preview cards on the horizon. We’ve seen Theros gods and Amonkhet gods before, but we’ve never seen plague gods. Scorpions and scarabs are terrifying, but the one that frightens me most is The Locust God. This giant insect will […]

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