Commander Showdown — Taigam vs Taigam

Alternate Timelines Here on Commander Showdown, we normally take a close look at two commanders whose abilities are very similar. Last week, for example, we went in-depth on The Ur-Dragon vs Scion of the Ur-Dragon. Long before that, we examined Roon vs Brago in a Blink-Bros Brawl. This week, I hope you’ll indulge me as we try something […]

#black, #blue, #commander 2017, #delve, #dimir, #dovescape, #maze of ith, #ojutai, #paradox haze, #rebound, #reconnaissance, #sultai, #taigam, #taigam ojutai master, #taigam sidisis hand, #white Read More »

Partner Focus — Ravos, Soultender

Ravos, Soultender is an angel-in-training who is clearly too sexy for his shirt. Too Sexy for His Shirt Let’s see what Ravos can do. Human Cleric If we like the tribal route, the pair of Ravos and Tymna the Weaver are currently the second favorite “commander” for cleric tribal, which doesn’t stray far outside of white and […]

#black, #orzhov, #ravos soultender, #recursion, #tokens, #white 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 »

Burning Inquiry — Taking a Break from Magic

We’ve all been there. At some point this game which once inspired such lustful joy becomes a frustrating grind. Somewhere between the reserved list and the banned list, netdecking and token promos, boundless infinite combos and constricting real-life circumstances; it is here that players must reconsider the spaces for Magic: The Gathering in their lives. […]

#azorius, #black, #blue, #casual, #chronatog, #deckbuilding, #ishai ojutai dragonspeaker, #izzet, #kraum ludevic's opus, #rakdos, #red, #vial smasher the fierce, #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 »

Non-Basically Speaking — Budget Five Color with Horde of Notions

Horde of Notions EDH on a Budget

Hello friends and thrifty Commander brewers and welcome back to EDHREC and our continuing bi-weekly 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. There’s an unexplainable aura and feeling of pride when piloting a five-color commander deck. […]

#black, #blue, #commander 2017, #five color commander, #five color mana base, #green, #horde of notions, #red, #white, #wubrg commander Read More »

Low Market — An Author Twice Cursed

Overwhelming Splendor art by Richard Wright Darn You to Heck When the two suns of Amonkhet were naught but distant lights on the horizon, we knew to expect two things: top-down Egyptian themes, and top-down Nicol Bolas themes. What I did not expect was a smattering of curses, which (save for Wheel of Sun and […]

#black, #budget, #curses, #esper, #mardu, #queen marchesa, #red, #tribal, #white, #zur the enchanter 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 »

Non-Basically Speaking — Zur the Enchanter

Zur the Enchanter EDH

Hello friends and solemn guests, 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. Hey all! Wally D. here fresh off of a non, Non-Basically Speaking article. For those of […]

#astral slide, #black, #blue, #dark depths, #esper, #glacial chasm, #hour of hevastation, #non-basic lands, #solemnity, #white, #zur the enchanter Read More »

Burning Inquiry — The Cult of Ludevic and Sidar Kondo

I was involved in a cult once. Usually quite a calculated and reasonable man, one day I learned it was the will of Zedruu that I must submit to. Of course things began harmlessly enough: It is the will of Zedruu that you have… this Pentad Prism. It is no longer burdened by counters. Enjoy. I will be […]

#blue, #green, #izzet, #ludevic necro-alchemist, #red, #selesnya, #sidar kondo of jamuraa, #white, #zedruu the greathearted Read More »