EDH Political Science — Marchesa’s Bully Pulpit

At the end of last year India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, announced a bold plan to cut out black market spending and corruption. Eliminate money. Not all money, but enough of the untraceable, large denomination, physical bills so the underground economy is either left exposed or starves. A wave of anti-corruption politics has swept other […]

#aggravated assault, #aggro, #black, #mardu, #mass mutiny, #meta, #politics, #queen marchesa, #red, #vindicate, #white Read More »

Commander Showdown — Ayli vs Karlov

The Great Divide If you browse the pages of EDHREC enough, you might notice a gap between the most-played and second-most-played commander in any given color identity. In Gruul, for example, Omnath, Locus of Rage has 1343 decks, while the next highest, Xenagos, God of Revels, has 909. In Azorius, the difference between Brago, King […]

#ayli eternal pilgrim, #black, #karlov of the ghost council, #life drain, #life gain, #lifegain, #orzhov, #white Read More »

Partner Focus — Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus

Just for fun, try going into an IKEA, buying a few things at random, then dumping all the parts in one pile and throwing away the instructions. See what you come up with, Ludevic-style. Kraum. Two heads. Three arms. Ten eyes? When it comes to body parts: waste not, want not. For starters, Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus is […]

#black, #blue, #izzet, #kraum ludevic's opus, #ludevic necro-alchemist, #orzhov, #partner, #ravos soultender, #red, #stitcher geralf, #white, #zombie Read More »

Burning Inquiry — Silas & Bruse Fidget Spinners

Reality can be heavy with burden, and, at times, feel like you’re entrenched by your circumstances. School, work, the responsibilities of life; each has the potential to become menial tasks we’re perpetually chained to. Of course there are ways to cope with this stark truth. Some people break from traditional norms after becoming romanced by […]

#artifacts, #black, #blue, #bruse tarl boorish herder, #deckbuilding, #eggs, #fidget spinners, #red, #silas renn seeker adept, #white, #yoretiller Read More »

Commander Showdown — Karador vs Meren

Blast from the Past Commander Anthology comes out this Friday, inviting us all to enjoy some of our old favorites from past Commander products, such as Kaalia of the Vast and Derevi, Empyrial Tactician. The Anthology deck I’d like to spend some time on is Plunder the Graves, featuring Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Before Commander […]

#abzan, #black, #golgari, #green, #karador ghost chieftain, #meren of clan nel toth, #reanimator, #toolbox, #white Read More »

Partner Focus — Tymna the Weaver

Phyrexian Arena is a popular card. It’s in over 23000 decks. That’s 31% of all the decks that can play the color black. What if you could do that effect more than once per turn? That would be nifty. If you could do it seven times, then you would be Griselbrand and you would be banned from […]

#black, #dram, #extort, #melee, #myriad, #orzhov, #tymna the weaver, #white Read More »

60 to 100 — Creatures in the Toolbox

Welcome everyone! Today we are trying something a little different. As you know, my previous series about the Singleton Guild Wheel wrapped up a couple weeks ago. With that completed, we are now moving on to a fresh mindset for my articles moving forward. The Guild Wheel was a known quantity for us, it wasn’t […]

#abzan, #aluren, #anafenza kin-tree spirit, #birthing pod, #black, #green, #green suns zenith, #kitchen finks, #ravos soultender, #thrasios triton hero, #viscera seer, #white Read More »

Combo Corner — Taxes

Patrick Sippola here, reporting from front lines of the jank wars, bringing you what can only be described as combos. The best thing about finding new interactions between cards is that sometimes an idea strikes you to just make a small change to a type of deck that is already out there. This month is […]

#arcanis the omnipotent, #azorius, #blue, #combo, #grand arbiter augustin iv, #improvise, #inspiring statuary, #laboratory maniac, #mind over matter, #tax, #white Read More »

Underdog’s Corner — Selenia, Dark Angel

This article is Round 9 of the Underdog’s Corner, a series spotlighting various lesser-used commanders and their place in the format. Each article makes the argument for a single commander that deserves more play, as well as highlighting key cards and synergies. Back in Black It’s been too long, but I’m glad to be back! In this […]

#black, #casual, #extort, #life drain, #life gain, #life swap, #orzhov, #selenia dark angel, #underdog, #white Read More »

Ultra Budget Brews — Anax and Cymede

Welcome to the 5th edition of Ultra Budget Brews, the series that builds entire EDH decks where nothing costs more than $1! (I totally should have named this series Dollar General. To you, the reader, I apologize.) Recently, I discussed how the rules of EDH tend to lead to a few different archetypes of decks […]

#aggro, #anax and cymede, #boros, #budget, #deckbuilding, #red, #white Read More »