Commander Showdown — Sharuum vs Breya

Agents of Artifice At long last, our Artifact Commander Showdown is here! These two commanders have been the runners-up in the post-article votes, but they’re certainly not runners-up in games of EDH! You know them well: Sharuum the Hegemon, the enigmatic metal sphinx, and and Breya, Etherium Shaper, the four-color queen of Thopters! These commanders […]

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Combining Hobbies — The Deceptive Tribal

Hey Everyone, Kya here! It’s been a long few weeks since my last article! I’ve been out of town quite a bit recently and sadly haven’t yet played any Battlebond. Despite my busy schedule though I’ve always been able to keep getting my game on! It’s always interesting going to different parts of the country […]

#assassin, #black, #combo, #cosplay, #kya, #mardu, #queen marchesa, #red, #tribal, #trickery, #white Read More »

EDH Player Psychographics — Winning Like a Herm

Some play EDH for fun. Some play to socialize. Some play to make friends, or cast cards they can’t cast in other formats. And then there are those who play for one reason and one reason only. (In the following video, please substitute the word “sports” with “Elder Dragon Highlander.”) If you’re a Herm or […]

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An Introduction to EDH Player Psychographics

Have you ever taken one of those Facebook personality tests? It’s okay to admit it. One can only resist the “Which Game of Thrones Character Are You?” quiz for so long. (I got Ned Stark, so I hope I’m not beheaded before I finish this article.) Since I’m a longtime EDH player, I wondered how […]

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Uncommonders — Zada, Grinder of Hedrons

Well, hello again, friends! My name is Seth Cross and welcome to my second installment of Uncommonders, a series inspired by the (now fully revealed) 20 Uncommon Legendary Creatures of Dominaria. In my first article, we covered how uncommon commanders are nothing new to Magic: the Gathering, since the first 20 uncommon “Summon Legend” cards […]

#combo, #combo win conditions, #elemental tribal, #goblin tribal, #mono red, #red, #storm, #tokens, #tribal, #uncommonder, #zada hedron grinder Read More »

The Knowledge Pool — Kydele & Thrasios Part 2

Hi everyone! Welcome back to the Knowledge Pool. This week we will be doing a continuation of our series on Kydele & Thrasios as commanders of a UG combo style deck. If you have not yet read Part 1, I strongly encourage that you do so. Part 1 can be found here. Efficient Evolution Last […]

#blue, #combo, #dramatic reversal, #green, #kruphix, #kydele, #mana, #scepter, #simic, #thrasios Read More »

The Knowledge Pool — Kydele & Thrasios Part 1

Hi everyone! Welcome back to the Knowledge Pool! This week we’re going to be looking at another deck I’ve personally built and remodeling it with the hope of reaching a more coherent deck list. I was quite happy with how our experiment turned out with Maelstrom Wanderer, and I think the deck I’m presenting today […]

#blue, #combo, #commander 2016, #draw, #green, #kydele chosen of kruphix, #ramp, #simic, #thrasios triton hero Read More »

Commander Showdown — Marath vs Ghave

Counters, Tokens, and Combos When people think of Commander cards, there are often a few EDH-specific cards that come to mind. Sol Ring, for example, or Cyclonic Rift. One of the biggest is Doubling Season, a card whose price is exorbitantly high and whose demand comes almost exclusively from Commander players. While it’s true that […]

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Pure // Simple — Lose Weight, Not Games Part Two

Last time on Pure//Simple, the article series that explores the why behind the best cards in the Commander format, I went over a few “I win” buttons. Cards that when you cast them in the right situations and you’re practically guaranteed victory. This time, I’m completing the list with a few more powerful Commander spells, […]

#blue, #colorless, #combo, #craterhoof behemoth, #green, #insurrection, #maelstrom wanderer, #nim deathmantle, #red, #strategy, #temur Read More »

New EDHREC feature! Finding and viewing decks

We pause our regularly scheduled articles for a message from Don, the founder of EDHREC: We’ve just rolled out some new improvements to EDHREC that aim to help you find specific Commander decks. The commander summary-style pages have been here a long time and provide insight into how decks are built in general, but sometimes […]

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