Commander Showdown — Sharuum vs Breya

Agents of Artifice At long last, our Artifact Commander Showdown is here! These two commanders have been the runners-up in the post-article votes, but they’re certainly not runners-up in games of EDH! You know them well: Sharuum the Hegemon, the enigmatic metal sphinx, and and Breya, Etherium Shaper, the four-color queen of Thopters! These commanders […]

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Commander Showdown — Landfall Battle Royale

Let the Land Fall Welcome back to the Commander Showdown, the series where we pit similar-ish commanders against each other to analyze differences in card selection and strategy. Normally, I like to analyze two commanders at a time, such as Jodah vs Ramos‘s five-color face-off, or Marath vs Ghave‘s counter-token-combo matchup. However, this week we’re discussing not […]

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EDHREC Battlebond Review — Black

Let’s Get Ready To Rumble Battlebond is arriving soon, and I think I speak for everyone when I say that the set looks fantastic. Full to the brim with amazing reprints and jam-packed with cards that work not only in Two-Headed Giant but also in Commander, Battlebond is shaping up to be a total smash. […]

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Commander Showdown — Valduk vs Kemba

Red & White Equipment Red and white are frequently admonished for their weaknesses in the Commander format. Both colors have limited access to mana ramp and card draw effects, which makes for a difficult time in a multiplayer environment. In 1-on-1 games like Standard and Modern, Red and White make up for this lack of […]

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Commander Showdown — Ramos vs Jodah

Five Color Fantasies Dominaria is here at last, and with it, we dive into a whole new slew of fantastic commanders. There’s a brand new five-color commander on everyone’s mind, who just narrowly won the vote from the last Commander Showdown. Folks are already staring to brew with him here on EDHREC: Jodah, Archmage Eternal. […]

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EDHREC Dominaria Set Review — Multicolored Part 2

Multicolored Madness Dominaria is here, and it’s full of so many legendary creatures we’ve barely been able to keep up! There are so many amazing multicolored cards in the new set that we’ve split the Set Review for multicolored cards in twain; check out the review of uncommon legendary creatures by fellow writer Mason Brantley, […]

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Commander Showdown — Jhoira vs Jhoira

Back to the Future, Forward to the Past Our trip through the Dominaria preview season has been topsy-turvy, wibbly-wobbly, and of course, timey-wimey. From Muldrotha, the Gravetide to Firesong and Sunspeaker, this legendary plane has more legendary creatures than we’ve seen in a long time. Still, one of them stands out from all the rest, […]

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Commander Showdown — Marath vs Ghave

Counters, Tokens, and Combos When people think of Commander cards, there are often a few EDH-specific cards that come to mind. Sol Ring, for example, or Cyclonic Rift. One of the biggest is Doubling Season, a card whose price is exorbitantly high and whose demand comes almost exclusively from Commander players. While it’s true that […]

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Commander Showdown — Zacama vs Gishath

Elder Dinosaur Highlander Masters 25 is here and Dominaria is around the corner, but we can’t leave Ixalan just yet. We’ve discussed some of Ixalan’s Vampiric offerings, as well as its slippery underwater inhabitants, but we can’t say we’ve properly explored Ixalan until we do a proper Dino Showdown. This block gave us two enormous Naya monstrosities that would […]

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Commander Showdown — Mairsil vs Experiment Kraj

Some Assembly Required Magic: the Gathering is filled to the brim with abilities. We have triggered abilities, as seen on cards like Eternal Witness and Phyrexian Arena. There are mana abilities, famously found on lands, artifacts, and mana dorks such as Gilded Lotus and Llanowar Elves. Then we have static abilities, like the classic Glorious […]

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