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 »

Low Market — Lightning Strikes Twice

Saskia the Unyielding art by Greg Opalinski Lightning Strikes Twice Whether you’re a grizzled Magic veteran or a bushy-tailed new player, chances are good that at some point before learning to play you listened to someone discussing the game and said to yourself, “I recognize the words they’re using, but they may as well be speaking a different language.” […]

#aggro, #ball lightning, #black, #four-color, #green, #red, #saskia the unyielding, #white Read More »

Underdog’s Corner — A Thousand Years of Dissent

Every story needs its own underdog, and every underdog with a story needs their chance to rise to the occasion. When this series first started, I evoked the imagery of Rudy, the Toon Squad, and Gold-Medalist Olympic hockey team. These were all characters and teams that defied the odds and had their moment to shine. […]

#feldon of the third path, #godsire, #green, #kiki-jiki mirror breaker, #naya, #red, #samut voice of dissent, #somberwald sage, #tap ability, #untap, #white 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 »

Commander Focus — Wasitora, Nekoru Queen

Some people like cats. Some people like dogs. Some people like both cats and dogs, so there’s a bit of overlap on that Venn diagram. But what, you presumably ask, about the people who like both cats and dragons? Wasitora, Nekoru Queen is a hard-working mother who just wants to feed her litter of cute […]

#black, #cat, #dragon, #green, #jund, #land destruction, #red, #sacrifice, #token, #wasitora nekoru queen Read More »

Commander Showdown — Hapatra vs The Scorpion God

V for Venom-Detta Voilà! In view, the vast valleys of Ixalan! However, now that we’ve arrived at this vivid, vibrant vista, we must veer our vessel back to Amonkhet! We volunteered to visit two voracious veterans before the Hour of Devastation vanishes, and they would be very vexed and vindictive if we vacated our vow. If you, valuable viewer, would rather […]

#-1/-1 counters, #black, #black suns zenith, #blowfly infestation, #carnifex demon, #contagion engine, #control, #crumbling ashes, #devoted druid, #dusk urchins, #everlasting torment, #flourishing defenses, #golgari, #green, #hapatra vizier of poisons, #infect, #jund, #kulrath knight, #necroskitter, #nest of scarabs, #Obelisk Spider, #quillspike, #rakdos, #red, #soul snuffers, #swarm, #the scorpion god, #tokens, #wither Read More »

Weird Harvest — Turning Trash into Lannery’s Treasure

Pirates are here. Granted, they’ve been here but they haven’t really been a “thing”, if you know what I mean. Ixalan is finally upon us and we have all been summoned to explore the open waters to new uncharted lands. Lands filled with dinosaurs, lawful evil vampires, pirate Vraska, and half-naked Jace. Yes, it seems […]

#blade of selves, #captain lannery storm, #comqueror's galleon, #goblin charbelcher, #grenzo havoc raiser, #ixalan, #kazuul tyrant of the cliffs, #kiki-jiki mirror breaker, #mono red, #pirates, #red, #thaumatic compass, #total war, #treasure map, #vicious shadows 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 »