Underdog’s Corner — Kefnet, the Mindful

New Year, Same Underdogs Hello and welcome back to the first Underdog’s Corner of 2018! It’s a new year, which means it’s likely to look a lot like the last year. It’s a time for opportunities to reinvent ourselves, make changes to our lives, and generally try to improve upon the previous years in some […]

#control, #draw, #empyrial plate, #kefnet the mindful, #paradoxical outcome, #recurring insight, #soramaro first to dream, #training grounds, #voltron Read More »

Replacement Commanders —When the Hammer Comes Down

Well, readers, here we are. It feels like we just started on this journey together and we find ourselves at its end. This is the eighth installment of Replacement commanders, a series where we take a focused look at each of the eight new alternative commanders for the commander 2017 product, compile a “precon”-like list […]

#aetherflux reservoir, #artifacts, #c17, #cat tribal, #commander 2017, #equipment, #green, #hammer of nazahn, #lifegain, #nazahn revered bladesmith, #selesnya, #tokens, #tribal, #voltron, #white Read More »

Commander Focus — Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist

  Typical Selesnya. Making everyone else play by harsh rules that they themselves gleefully ignore. It’s an unusual and non-standard definition of the word “duel” when one side of a dispute presents one champion and the other side gets to respond with their entire army. The Precon Effect At this “early” date, if we look […]

#green, #mirri weatherlight duelist, #selesnya, #tokens, #voltron, #white Read More »

Weird Harvest — A New Hope…of Ghirapur!

Welcome back to Weird Harvest, where we strive to weaponize jank to our strategic advantage. This week I figured we would take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to spotlight a deck building concept that is the embodiment of jank. It’s no secret that artifacts are a critical component of our format, with just […]

#artifact, #colorless, #crawlspace, #damping engine, #hope of ghirapur, #junk diver, #kozilek the great distortion, #lifeline, #mana web, #myr retriever, #nim deathmantle, #scarecrone, #scrap trawler, #silent arbiter, #smokestack, #stax, #storage matrix, #trinisphere, #void winnower, #voltron, #ward of bones 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 »

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 »

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 »

Non-Basically Speaking — Balan, Wandering Knight

Balan Wandering Knight EDH Commander Deck

Hello friends and treasure seekers, and 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. I have to admit, selecting a topic of conversation this week was a bit tough […]

#balan, #double faced cards, #equipment commander deck, #equipment decks, #equipment theme deck, #flip lands, #mono white, #voltron, #wandering knight, #white Read More »

Partner Focus — Akiri, Line-Slinger

She’s a kor who is good at offensive fighting, enjoys high altitude travel with grappling cables, and gets more powerful with the more gadgets she has. Basically, she’s the Zendikar version of Batman, except she’s not a man and presumably doesn’t have deep psychological parental issues that result in an animal-themed alter-ego. Akiri, Line-Slinger has first strike and vigilance and gets […]

#akiri line-slinger, #artifact, #boros, #partner, #red, #voltron, #white Read More »

EDH Political Science — Saskia and the Olive Branch

Have you ever been stabbed in the back? No, I haven’t had someone put a knife in my spine either, but having a friend betray you at the last moment is devastating. Nation-states try to prevent this sort of betrayal by creating treaties. They do act similarly to the ones you crafted when you realized […]

#argothian enchantress, #eidolon of blossoms, #enchantresss presence, #phyrexian arena, #politics, #saskia the unyielding, #sigil of the empty throne, #tokens, #voltron Read More »