Low Market — Ramos Artifact Tokens

All That Glitters… …is sometimes treasure! Welcome back to Low Market, EDHREC’s budget Commander deckbuilding series. Keeping in with the recently-released Rivals of Ixalan, this is the space where I would normally select my favorite legend from the set and whip up a budget deck list. This time around, though, I’m taking a slightly different […]

#artifacts, #black, #blue, #clues, #five color, #green, #inspiring statuary, #ramos dragon engine, #red, #revel in riches, #tokens, #treasure, #white Read More »

Replacement Commanders —When the Hammer Comes Down

Well, readers, here we are. It feels like we just started on this journey together and we find ourselves at its end. This is the eighth installment of Replacement commanders, a series where we take a focused look at each of the eight new alternative commanders for the commander 2017 product, compile a “precon”-like list […]

#aetherflux reservoir, #artifacts, #c17, #cat tribal, #commander 2017, #equipment, #green, #hammer of nazahn, #lifegain, #nazahn revered bladesmith, #selesnya, #tokens, #tribal, #voltron, #white 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 »

Replacement Commanders — Revving up this Engine

Well, ladies and goblins we are back for another installment of Replacement commanders! This series looks at all the non-face, non-Eminence or “alternate” legendary creatures for the commander 2017 precons and breaks each one down by their colors, stats, types and abilities. Once we identify the different traits of each commander, we look at the […]

#+1/+1 counters, #artifact commander, #artifacts, #c17, #chaos, #commander 2017, #five color commander, #ramos dragon engine, #tri-color Read More »

Replacement Commanders — Activating Abilities with the Great Pretender

Ladies, gentlemen, changelings…here we are again! Another installment of Replacement Commanders, the series where we look at the “other guys/girls” from Commander 2017 and break down some different strategies that may have not been represented well with the precons. We look at what you, the people are building with the help of EDHREC.com, the site’s […]

#artifacts, #black, #blue, #c17, #colorless, #grixis, #red, #tribal commander decks, #wizard tribal Read More »

Weird Harvest — Hail to the King, Baby!

Last time on Weird Harvest we explored the new lands of Ixalan with Captain Lannery Storm. This week I thought we would do something a bit different and step away from red and cover a mono-colored deck that is similar, but different enough in focus that it isn’t a rehash. Who needs to turn trash into […]

#artifacts, #control, #honor-worn shaku, #king macar the gold-cursed, #mono black, #panharmonicon, #smugglers copter, #strionic resonator, #untethered express, #unwinding clock Read More »

Low Market — Cheap Date: [Super]friends with Benefits

Ramos, Dragon Engine art by Joseph Meehan The Power of [Super]friendship Welcome back to Low Market, a column for budget Commander deckbuilding! Every week, I gaze balefully at the perpetually empty “Planeswalker” subcategory of my deck template, yearning for the day that I will stuff it to the brim with planeswalkers. That day has finally come: […]

#artifacts, #black, #blue, #five color, #green, #mazes end, #planeswalkers, #proliferate, #ramos dragon engine, #red, #superfriends, #white Read More »

Replacement Commanders — Building Decks for Alternative C17 Commanders

Well, hello there readers. My name is Seth Cross, though I commonly go by “DM” (and yes, it does stand for Dungeon Master.) I have played Magic: the Gathering on and off since I was 8 years old, nearly 20 years ago. For the past four years, I became obsessed with the Commander format and […]

#artifacts, #black, #bounty hunter, #counters, #equipment, #mardu, #mathas fiend seeker, #red, #voltron, #white Read More »

Underdog’s Corner — Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith

Hello one, hello all, and welcome back to the Underdog’s Corner! It’s been a while since I have had the opportunity to write, but I am so excited to be back! A lot has happened during my small hiatus in the Magic: the Gathering world including the release of the highly anticipated Commander 2017. The […]

#artifacts, #casual, #equipment, #green, #hammer of nazahn, #inspiring statuary, #lithomancer, #nazahn revered bladesmith, #selesnya, #Uncage the Menagerie, #white Read More »

Low Market — Mairsil’s Charge Counter Combo

Mairsil, the Pretender art by Izzy. Madness Flashbacks In Magic lore, the Dominarian wizard Mairsil drove mad a powerful mage named Ith. This nicely aligns with my experiences of Mairsil, because this card drove me insane upon its release. I knew within seconds that I had to, had to, theorycraft this budget deck for my […]

#artifacts, #black, #blue, #c17, #combo, #commander 2017, #grixis, #mairsil the pretender, #red Read More »