Intellectual Offering — Admiral Beckett Brass

Hello and welcome back to Intellectual Offering. Sorry for the short hiatus, but the end of the school year was a bit more busy than I expected, and I needed the time to focus on crushing my exams. Now, though, it is time to focus on crushing my opponents. Last set we achieved this literally […]

#admiral beckett brass, #arcane adaption, #black, #blue, #captivating crew, #conspiracy, #copy, #deadeye quartermaster, #dire fleet daredevil, #grixis, #mindclaw shaman, #molten primordial, #pirates, #red, #revel in riches, #sower of temptation, #steal, #treachery, #trophy mage, #xenograft Read More »

Uncompetitive Spirit — Chase

Welcome to December’s first installment of Uncompetitive Spirit! Here we celebrate not only the holidays, but also the quirky ways to play EDH with our friends – format variants! In this article series, I discuss the basic rules and strategies for each of these variants, and I also throw out a deck generated by this […]

#black, #blue, #gameplay, #grixis, #kess dissident mage, #red, #strategy Read More »

Intellectual Offering — Kess, Dissident Mage

This week in Sam vs. The Internet I take on a deck that pushing up the popularity charts week in and week out since its release. Kess, Dissident Mage is not normally the kind of commander I like to write about as she doesn’t facilitate a specific strategy and instead supports generic “goodstuff” style control […]

#black, #blue, #grixis, #kess dissident mage, #mystic confluence, #rakdos charm, #red, #spellslinger 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 »

Commander Showdown — Inalla vs Azami

Hocus Pocus Now that Halloween has passed, we can take off our wizard costumes… and pick up our Wizard decks! Tribal decks are all the rage this year, and one of the big decks from Commander 2017 is Arcane Wizardry, featuring Inalla, Archmage Ritualist. Boasting the bizarre ability to temporarily copy your creatures, Inalla has […]

#arcane adaption, #arcane wizardry, #ashnods altar, #azami lady of scrolls, #bloodline necromancer, #blue, #combo, #dualcaster mage, #galecaster colossus, #grixis, #inalla archmage ritualist, #infinite, #laboratory maniac, #mind over matter, #panharmonicon, #patron wizard, #puppeteer clique, #stonybrook banneret, #sundial of the infinite, #venser, #venser shaper savant, #wizard tribal Read More »

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 Showdown — Kess vs Dralnu

Flashback Attack Almost exactly eleven years ago, the Time Spiral set was released, shaking the world in ways players never expected. ‘Timeshifted’ cards like Lord of Atlantis and The Rack brought the past into the present as temporal rifts threatened to destroy the beloved plane of Dominaria (which we’ll return to next year.) If you’d like […]

#aetherflux reservoir, #blue black, #buyback, #cabal ritual, #commander 2017, #dimir, #domineering will, #dralnu lich lord, #flashback, #grixis, #kess commander deck, #kess dissident mage, #mana geyser, #paradox engine, #spellslinger, #storm 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 »

60 to 100 — CopyKess and Her Primal Search for Azacanta’s Amulet

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming… Welcome back to 60 to 100 everyone! Thank you so much for the amazing response to my last article; it was awesome to see and hear what you all had to say. I will certainly keep the door open to adding some feedback from you all. But […]

#acquire, #cut, #grixis, #kess dissident mage, #memory plunder, #nightmare incursion, #primal amulet, #ribbons, #search for azcanta, #time spiral, #torment of hailfire, #worst fears 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 »