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 »

60 to 100 — Affinity for Everyone

This week we get deeply personal on 60 to 100. Not because the deck is inspired by something that I love and have played in depth. Nope. This week we’re playing an archetype that I hate with a passion. As a Merfolk player in Modern there is one notoriously bad matchup that I dread. Every […]

#affinity, #akiri line-slinger, #artifacts, #black, #blue, #breya etherium shaper, #red, #silas renn seeker adept, #white Read More »

Burning Inquiry — Silas & Bruse Fidget Spinners

Reality can be heavy with burden, and, at times, feel like you’re entrenched by your circumstances. School, work, the responsibilities of life; each has the potential to become menial tasks we’re perpetually chained to. Of course there are ways to cope with this stark truth. Some people break from traditional norms after becoming romanced by […]

#artifacts, #black, #blue, #bruse tarl boorish herder, #deckbuilding, #eggs, #fidget spinners, #red, #silas renn seeker adept, #white, #yoretiller Read More »

Underdog’s Corner — Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter

This article is Round 7 of the Underdog’s Corner, a series spotlighting various lesser-used commanders and their place in the format. Each article makes the argument for a single commander that deserves more play, as well as highlighting key cards and synergies. Hello and welcome to our newest installment of the underdog’s corner! Normally I try to […]

#artifacts, #casual, #mono green, #oviya pashiri sage lifecrafter, #power, #tap, #token Read More »

Low Market — Sydri Aetherflux Storm

Something’s Brewin’ At one point in building an EDH deck, you have to stop and think about how to kill your opponents. Sometimes it’s with your big angry commander (see: Rafiq of the Many). Sometimes, it’s with your big angry Fireball (see: Mizzix of the Izmagnus). Sometimes, it’s with your big angry horde of tokens (see: Rhys the […]

#artifacts, #combo, #esper, #sydri galvanic genius Read More »