Replacement Commanders — Licia Sucks (Your Life Total Away)

Here we are again, ladies and goblins! Starting off another installment of Replacement Commanders. This series looks at all eight of the “alternate” Commanders from the Commander 2017 product, instead of the face eminence legendary creatures from each deck. From there, we break down the replacement commander based on the stats, colors and abilities of […]

#+1/+1 counters, #black, #equipment, #equipment commander deck, #licia sanguine tribune, #mardu, #red, #tri-color, #tribal commander decks, #white Read More »

Commander Focus — Edgar Markov

The eminence ability allows us to play a commander that is lurking behind the scenes, making the team stronger, and only entering the fray when an urgent decisive strike is needed. With these characteristics, Edgar Markov is literally “The Man“. He’s an authority figure in the patriarchy, he’s white, he has his own private army […]

#black, #edgar markov, #mardu, #red, #token, #tribal, #vampire, #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 »

Commander Showdown — Mathas vs Queen Marchesa

Mardu Politics Commander 2017 has graced us with a host of new tribal commanders, from Cats to Dragons to Cat Dragons. However, for this week’s Commander Showdown, I’d like to take a step back from all the tribal synergies and focus instead upon a strange and intriguing new inclusion to the ‘Vampiric Bloodlust’ precon. His name is Mathas, Fiend Seeker, and […]

#bounty hunter, #commander 2017, #crown of doom, #curse, #curse of bloodletting, #curse of opulence, #disrupt decorum, #ghostly prison, #group hug, #mardu, #mathas fiend seeker, #monarch, #politics, #queen marchesa Read More »

Commander Focus — Licia, Sanguine Tribune

Now that I’ve covered each of the partner commanders in their own articles (until Commander 2019 Partnerpalooza, that is), we need some new legendary creatures to talk about. Luckily, Commander 2017 is here with some new hotness. In the spirit of my articles, we don’t have that much data about these particular commanders yet, which makes the article […]

#black, #haste, #licia sanguine tribune, #lifegain, #mardu, #meld, #red, #vampire, #white Read More »

EDH Political Science — Mathas, FRIEND Seeker

The world lived in chaos before 1945. War was the status quo for many places through out history. In the age we have lived in since the end of World War II there have been many quarrels and fights between super powers. Deaths have occurred; however, on a large scale, the world has less violence […]

#black, #debtors knell, #ghostly prison, #group hug, #group slug, #howling mine, #mardu, #mathas fiend seeker, #oblation, #politics, #red, #vindicate, #white Read More »

The Command Zone #175 — How Would A Spike Build Edgar Markov?

Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more 🙂 http://www.patreon.com/commandzone The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to check out their website through our affiliate link: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Josh Kim joins the show and brings a Spike’s perspective to taking Edgar […]

#edgar markov, #mardu, #the command zone Read More »

Intellectual Offering — Mathas, Fiend Seeker

This week I’m dropping the flavorful approach in favor of a more direct contribution. It was a fun experiment and may come back in the future, but for now I just want to talk unhindered about a sweet new card from Commander 2017 (C17). A Brief Aside But first just a couple thoughts on the […]

#cruel reality, #curse of deaths hold, #curse of misfortunes, #curse of opulence, #curses, #disrupt decorum, #enchantments, #enchantress, #mardu, #mathas fiend seeker, #pillowfort, #searing meditation Read More »

EDHREC Spoiler Coverage — Blood and Iron

“To make you a vampire they have to suck your blood. And then you have to suck their blood. It’s like a whole big sucking thing.” Buffy Summers Day three of Commander 2017 spoiler week leaned heavily into vampires starting off in the wee hours of the morning with our first Mardu bloodsucker legend. As someone […]

#black, #bloodsworn steward, #c17, #commander 2017, #crimson honor guard, #curse of bounty, #curse of disturbance, #curse of opulence, #curse of vitality, #disrupt decorum, #edgar markov, #heirloom blade, #inalla archmage ritualist, #kindred charge, #licia sanguine tribune, #mardu, #mathas fiend seeker, #new blood, #patron of the vein, #red, #teferi's protection, #tribal, #vampires, #white Read More »

60 to 100 — Meet Alesha’s Aristocrats

How do folks!? Welcome back for another edition of 60 to 100, where we accelerate our decks from 60-card formats to 100-card Commander piles of fun! This week was a bit of a conundrum for me. I like brewing decks from scratch, maybe getting some ideas from some of my fellow writers at the site, […]

#alesha who smiles at death, #black, #butcher of the horde, #mardu, #noosegraf mob, #pentavus, #ponyback brigade, #purphoros god of the forge, #razaketh the foulblooded, #red, #siege-gang commander, #viscera seer, #white Read More »