Replacement Commanders — Licia Sucks (Your Life Total Away)

Here we are again, ladies and goblins! Starting off another installment of Replacement Commanders. This series looks at all eight of the “alternate” Commanders from the Commander 2017 product, instead of the face eminence legendary creatures from each deck. From there, we break down the replacement commander based on the stats, colors and abilities of […]

#+1/+1 counters, #black, #equipment, #equipment commander deck, #licia sanguine tribune, #mardu, #red, #tri-color, #tribal commander decks, #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 »

Historically Speaking — Silly Hats, Zero-Sum Games, and Lifelink!

Thanksgiving has creeped up upon us, stealthily, like a…stealthy thing. And so of course, instead of devolving into what the turkey meant in Mesoamerica (it was called the Chalchiuhtotolin, or jeweled bird, a favored animal of the Mexica trickster god Tezcatlipoca—oh damn there I go ahead willy-nilly) we will dive into a bit of game […]

#basilica screecher, #black, #Conquest, #extort, #lifelink, #orzhov, #vona butcher of magan, #white Read More »

Uncompetitive Spirit — Pentagram

You all know how it goes. You make the calls. You put the brews (or soda) in the fridge. You set the stage and make room around the kitchen table for yourself and three other powerful mages. And then four show up. So what do you do? You could just go ahead and play EDH […]

#dinosaur, #gishath sun's avatar, #green, #naya, #pentagram, #playstyle, #red, #white Read More »

Low Market — The Times, They Are A’ Changeling

Runed Stalactite art by Jim Pavelec A Silver Lining Welcome back folks to Low Market: bringing you budget Commander decks on EDHREC since 1993 2000 2017! This week, we’re breaking down borders. Silver borders. At time of writing, we’re smack-dab in the middle of spoiler season for Unstable, the first Magic joke set in 13 […]

#changeling, #gameplay, #green, #politics, #selesnya, #silver border, #tribal, #unstable, #white Read More »

Turning Data into Decks part 2 — Creating Chaos!

Hello my fellow mad scientists! Kya here again! I’m overjoyed with the response and feedback across the net about my first article. There are definitely those who have strong opinions about both Net Decking and Group Hug. I expected Net Decking to turn a few heads, but the real surprise was those against the concept of […]

#black, #blue, #chaos, #child of alara, #Data, #Data into Decks, #five color, #green, #hive mind, #kya, #Maniac, #Quiz, #red, #scrambleverse, #white Read More »

60 to 100 — The Greatest (God-Pharaoh’s) Gift

Smell that? No, not your weird uncle and his “cologne”, that he keeps hanging from his rear-view window. Yes, that other smell. The good one. It’s that post-Pro Tour smell. Some innovation popped up like I told you it would, and, since I am a man of my word, I’m here to jam the most […]

#academy elite, #angel of invention, #bant, #blue, #cataclysmic gearhulk, #champion of wits, #cloudblazer, #faerie artisans, #God-Pharaoh's Gift, #green, #merfolk looter, #mulldrifter, #roon of the hidden realm, #tempest caller, #white Read More »

Commander Showdown — Sygg vs Sygg

Sygg-nature Move In honor of the recent release of Duel Decks: Merfolk vs Goblins, we’re going to do something fun for this week’s Commander Showdown. Normally this series compares and contrasts commanders with similar abilities. For example, Tishana vs Zegana focused on two Simic card drawing powerhouses, and Hapatra vs The Scorpion God honed in on commanders that use -1/-1 […]

#azorius, #black, #blue, #dimir, #intruder alarm, #merfolk, #protection, #rogue, #stonybrook schoolmaster, #sygg river cutthroat, #sygg river guide, #tribal, #unblockable, #white, #wizard Read More »

Weird Harvest — Cyclonic Rift is my Commander!

Welcome back to Weird Harvest, the column devoted to all things jank. This week we have our sights set on an Esper commander that tries to do something on its color identity. I know, the notion shocked me as well when it initially occurred to me. As I contemplated this thought for a bit it […]

#black, #blink, #blue, #celestial dawn, #control, #darkest hour, #dromar the banisher, #esper, #mana breach, #shifting sky, #warped devotion, #white Read More »

Turning Data to Decks — Embracing New Players

Hello Everyone! Kya here! Also known slightly better as The Girl with the Lotus Tattoo! Who am I you ask? The same as you, a Commander player who enjoys spending my spare time slinging spells and talking smack while doing so. Okay…well maybe you’re just into that first part about slinging spells, but I just […]

#bant, #blue, #green, #group hug, #join forces, #kya, #net deck, #phelddagrif, #themes, #white Read More »