Weird Harvest — Unexpected Results

Hello everyone! Welcome back for another Weird Harvest, where we strive to keep EDH janky. This week I’m going to do something I haven’t done in a while and really step outside of my comfort zone. As you’ve likely gathered I’m mostly an Abzan mage, and I lean very heavily on the Orzhov removal package. […]

#+1/+1 counters, #control, #experiment kraj, #gyre sage, #magus of the candelabra, #rishkar peema renegade, #sage of fables, #simic Read More »

Commander Showdown — Kumena vs Sygg

Under the Sea Commander Showdown is back! We had a brief bout of Un-Mander articles during the Unstable season, but now we’re back to black-bordered Magic, so it’s Rivals of Ixalan time! I won’t waste time with preamble—these fishy friends were the most-requested matchup for this week’s Showdown. You know who they are: Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca […]

#fallowsage, #intruder alarm, #kumena tyrant of orazca, #lord of atlantis, #merfolk, #merrow commerce, #murkfiend liege, #quest for renewal, #simic, #stonybrook schoolmaster, #surgespanner, #sygg river guide, #tribal Read More »

Commander Showdown — Tishana vs Zegana

Prime Speaker of Thunder Ixalan is just around the river bend, which means we must turn our attention from the tribes of Commander 2017 to the tribes of this dangerous new plane. We have a ton of new and exciting legendary creatures headed our way, but there’s one in particular that stands out. Commander Showdown […]

#avenger of zendikar, #blue, #chasm skulker, #combo, #commander 2017, #craterhoof behemoth, #deadeye navigator, #draining whelk, #edric spymaster of trest, #elf tribal, #elfball, #eternal scourge, #food chain, #green, #ixalan, #kindred discovery, #kindred summons, #maro, #misthollow griffin, #mystic snake, #prime speaker zegana, #regal force, #simic, #tishana, #voice of thunder Read More »

EDH Political Science — Party Time, Excellent

Political parties have been a contentious part of United States politics since the founding of the nation. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison wrote about their concerns and the benefits of “factions” on the political stage in the ninth and tenth Federalist Papers. They began a heated debate that years later led to the formation of […]

#caged sun, #ezuri claw of progress, #five color, #gather the kindred, #kindred discovery, #paradox engine, #politics, #simic, #the ur-dragon Read More »

Partner Focus — Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix

Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix and I have a special personal relationship, in that I was honored to be literally the first person to sing Kydele’s praises to the world. Since the Prophet of Kruphix left the stage, the Big K needs a new multi-armed wizard to represent his interests in the mortal world. {Tap}: Add {C} to […]

#blue, #card draw, #colorless, #green, #kydele chosen of kruphix, #simic, #X 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 »

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 »

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 »

Low Market – Pauper Commander Double Feature

Gilder Bairn art by Nils Hamm Buy One Get One Free Today on Low Market we stray slightly from the path of pure-blooded Commander. I love Commander in all – well, most – of its expressions, and I am nothing if not equitable. Today, we turn our budget deckbuilding eye to Pauper Commander!   The […]

#extricator of flesh, #extricator of sin, #gilder bairn, #pauper, #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 »