Replacement Commanders — Spells from the Grave

Ah, hello again, readers and spellslingers. Welcome back to Replacement Commanders, the series where we look at the Other Commanders (™ pending) from Commander 2017 and break down their abilities and stats. Next, we use EDHREC.com’s data to see what the current best card choices and strategies are for each one. Finally, we go off […]

#black, #blue, #control magic, #graveyard, #grixis, #kess commander deck, #red, #tri-color, #wheel Read More »

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 […]

#black, #blue, #filters, #glass cannon, #grixis, #jason vorhees, #mairsil the pretender, #red, #Scryfall, #voltron Read More »

EDH Political Science — Straw Man and Threat Assessment

Politics wouldn’t be the same without lying. There is a precedent for it. Lying as part of any political system exists simply because there are clear advantages to doing so. A politician can get caught lying and still come out ahead. The fact that information is out there is more important than if it was […]

#arcane adaption, #black, #blue, #enchantment, #esper, #political, #rooftop storm, #ulamog the ceaseless hunger, #white, #zur the enchanter Read More »

Replacement Commanders — O-Kagachi, Where Art Thou?

Hello again readers and welcome back to Replacement Commanders. For this series, we look at all the alternative legendary creatures created for the Commander 2017 product and concoct some different brew strategies for them with the help of EDHREC.com’s endless data on what the cool kids are building for each Commander. I put up a […]

#black, #blue, #dragon spirit, #dragon tribal, #five color, #green, #o-kagachi vengeful kami, #red, #spirit tribal, #tribal commander decks, #voltron, #white Read More »

Non-Basically Speaking — Kess, Dissident Mage

Kess Dissident Mage

Hello friends and spellslingers, welcome back to EDHREC and our continuing biweekly column, Non-Basically Speaking, the series that strives to identify non-basic lands that should be considered valuable staples or hidden gems based on their visibility on EDHREC. In our last episode of non-basically speaking we jammed three of Ixalan‘s new double faced artifact-to-land cards […]

#black, #blue, #c17, #grixis, #Ixalan EDH, #kess commander deck, #kess dissident mage, #kess edh deck, #primal amulet, #primal wellspring, #red, #spellslinger 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 »

In the Margins — Clone

Currently there are 5,363 decks in the EDHREC database running Clone, and not a single one of them should have it as part of the 99. Once again I’m lying. Clone is fine and there are probably decks that want every clone effect possible. There might be one at the end of this article. I […]

#altered ego, #black, #blue, #clever impersonator, #clone, #dacks duplicate, #dimir, #evil twin, #gigantoplasm, #gravity falls, #phantasmal image, #phyrexian metamorph, #rite of replication, #sakashima the impostor, #sakashimas student, #stunt double, #vesuvan doppelganger, #vesuvan shapeshifter, #vizier of many faces Read More »

Underdog’s Corner — Dragonlord Silumgar

Hello and welcome back to your regularly scheduled visit to the Underdog’s Corner! I hope you enjoy your stay, but please keep an eye on your wallet, your phone, your foil commanders, and other valuables that you may have upon your person. This week we’re taking a visit to the secretive guild color combination of […]

#black, #blue, #blue black, #clone legion, #deadeye navigator, #dimir, #dragonlord silumgar, #gonti lord of luxury, #hostage taker, #minds dilation, #praetors grasp, #steal Read More »

Ixalan EDH Review — Blue

Ixalan is upon us, in all its colorful, dino-riding, neck-biting, treasure-hunting glory. It’s a bright colorful set dominated by four distinctive tribes all chasing after an elusive lost city of gold. And given their toned-down presence it’s possible that maybe, just maybe this world will be left in one piece when we move on in the spring […]

#arcane adaption, #azcanta the sunken ruin, #blue, #chart a course, #Commander, #deadeye quartermaster, #deeproot waters, #edh, #entrancing melody, #fleet swallower, #herald of secret streams, #ixalan, #jace cunning castaway, #kopala warden of waves, #merfolk, #navigator's ruin, #overflowing insight, #perilous voyage, #pirates, #reviews, #river sneak, #river's rebuke, #search for azcanta, #shore keeper, #siren stormtamer, #spell swindle, #tribal 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 »