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 […]

#black, #blue, #izzet, #kraum ludevic's opus, #ludevic necro-alchemist, #orzhov, #partner, #ravos soultender, #red, #stitcher geralf, #white, #zombie 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 »

EDH Benchwarmers — Niv Mizzet, the Firemind

Oooooh, the Firemind. What, am I supposed to be afraid of this guy? Niv-Mizzet is a massive dweeb and we all know it. He may look like a super rad dragon with wicked cool frill-things around his head and very intimidating wings and everything, but NM is really just a super nerd, and not even […]

#blue, #izzet, #niv-mizzet the firemind, #red, #spells Read More »

The Chopping Block — Vorel of the Hull Clade

Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the first article in The Chopping Block. My name is Josh Coleman, and I’m here to bring you some Commander insight. I’m an avid Commander player with over a decade of experience in the format. From my first red-white cool-art deck, to my turn-two-win Teferi, Temporal Archmage deck, I’ve […]

#blue, #chopping block, #counters, #deckbuilding, #elves, #green, #liquimetal coating, #mycosynth lattice, #part the waterveil, #simic, #stax, #super friends, #tangle wire, #vorel of the hull clade Read More »

Combo Corner — Taxes

Patrick Sippola here, reporting from front lines of the jank wars, bringing you what can only be described as combos. The best thing about finding new interactions between cards is that sometimes an idea strikes you to just make a small change to a type of deck that is already out there. This month is […]

#arcanis the omnipotent, #azorius, #blue, #combo, #grand arbiter augustin iv, #improvise, #inspiring statuary, #laboratory maniac, #mind over matter, #tax, #white Read More »

EDH Political Science — Edric, the Spy Who Loved Me

Government agencies are still not beyond the use of covert espionage. There was a recent New York Times report that uncovered details of more than a dozen United States spies working in China who died or were captured between 2010 and 2012. It wasn’t that long ago when the US was in trouble with a […]

#augury owl, #blue, #craterhoof behemoth, #edric spymaster of trest, #green, #politics, #simic, #triumph of the hordes, #vendilion clique Read More »

Commander Showdown — Gisa and Geralf vs Grimgrin

Commander Showdown is a series that compares and contrast two similar commanders, analyzes differences in strategy and deck construction, and evaluates how those differences are represented by the data here on EDHREC. The Planeswalking Dead In the wake of Pro Tour Amonkhet, zombies have begun shambling their way through the Standard format. With new toys […]

#black, #blue, #combo, #dimir, #gisa and geralf, #grimgrin corpse-born, #tribal, #zombies Read More »

EDH Benchwarmers — Kruphix, God of Colourless Mana

Last time I built a deck I made the fatal flaw of confusing NBA All-Star Demar DeRozan for classic centaur commander Stonebrow, Krosan Hero. This time I promise to make it up to everyone by giving a much-beloved and definite actual magic card, the benchwarmer treatment. This time we build a deck for Kruphix, God […]

#benchwarmers, #big mana, #blue, #deckbuilding, #green, #kruphix god or horizons, #simic Read More »

Partner Focus — Thrasios, Triton Hero

Thrasios, Triton Hero. This guy. I know plenty of Simic-loving players who would gladly use this guy as a backup partner, just for access to the blue green colors, and using him as a mana sink in the background behind whoever their actual favorite partner happens to be. Is it possible to design a deck where this guy […]

#blue, #green, #merfolk, #partner, #simic, #thrasios triton hero, #wizard Read More »

EDH Political Science — Propaganda

Everyday we are bombarded with advertisements about one brand of soap or car insurance being the best offer on the market. We hear encouraging things from politicians about their policies. We work at places that tell us why “Jen” got a big gold star for being employee of the month. When we sit down at […]

#blue, #clone, #green, #group hug, #kynaios and tiro of meletis, #politics, #red, #white Read More »