Commander Focus — Mairsil, the Pretender

Some commanders are considered to be “glass cannons”, in the sense that all the offensive power of the deck is concentrated through a single creature. If that creature is repeatedly removed or otherwise subdued, then the deck just stops being a threat. However, if that creature has enough protection or can evade detrimental spells, then […]

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Commander Focus — Wasitora, Nekoru Queen

Some people like cats. Some people like dogs. Some people like both cats and dogs, so there’s a bit of overlap on that Venn diagram. But what, you presumably ask, about the people who like both cats and dragons? Wasitora, Nekoru Queen is a hard-working mother who just wants to feed her litter of cute […]

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Commander Focus — Edgar Markov

The eminence ability allows us to play a commander that is lurking behind the scenes, making the team stronger, and only entering the fray when an urgent decisive strike is needed. With these characteristics, Edgar Markov is literally “The Man“. He’s an authority figure in the patriarchy, he’s white, he has his own private army […]

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Commander Focus — Licia, Sanguine Tribune

Now that I’ve covered each of the partner commanders in their own articles (until Commander 2019 Partnerpalooza, that is), we need some new legendary creatures to talk about. Luckily, Commander 2017 is here with some new hotness. In the spirit of my articles, we don’t have that much data about these particular commanders yet, which makes the article […]

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Partner Focus — Ravos, Soultender

Ravos, Soultender is an angel-in-training who is clearly too sexy for his shirt. Too Sexy for His Shirt Let’s see what Ravos can do. Human Cleric If we like the tribal route, the pair of Ravos and Tymna the Weaver are currently the second favorite “commander” for cleric tribal, which doesn’t stray far outside of white and […]

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Partner Focus — Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix

Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix and I have a special personal relationship, in that I was honored to be literally the first person to sing Kydele’s praises to the world. Since the Prophet of Kruphix left the stage, the Big K needs a new multi-armed wizard to represent his interests in the mortal world. {Tap}: Add {C} to […]

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Partner Focus — Akiri, Line-Slinger

She’s a kor who is good at offensive fighting, enjoys high altitude travel with grappling cables, and gets more powerful with the more gadgets she has. Basically, she’s the Zendikar version of Batman, except she’s not a man and presumably doesn’t have deep psychological parental issues that result in an animal-themed alter-ego. Akiri, Line-Slinger has first strike and vigilance and gets […]

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Partner Focus — Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

Reyhan, Last of the Abzan is one lonely (and angry) warrior khan. As her comrades die around her, she rallies strength from their sacrifice and inspires the rest of the troops under her command. That inspiration is a fluid that flows from the fallen to the survivors in her presence. Whenever a creature you control […]

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Partner Focus — Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus

Just for fun, try going into an IKEA, buying a few things at random, then dumping all the parts in one pile and throwing away the instructions. See what you come up with, Ludevic-style. Kraum. Two heads. Three arms. Ten eyes? When it comes to body parts: waste not, want not. For starters, Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus is […]

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Partner Focus — Tymna the Weaver

Phyrexian Arena is a popular card. It’s in over 23000 decks. That’s 31% of all the decks that can play the color black. What if you could do that effect more than once per turn? That would be nifty. If you could do it seven times, then you would be Griselbrand and you would be banned from […]

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