Core Set 2019 Review — Red

Where Are My Dragons? Welcome to the EDHREC Red Set Review for Core Set 2019. We have some exciting new fire-breathers to look over, so let’s get right to it. Sarkhan Three mana for a planeswalker is a good start. It will take a while to get to the ultimate, but neither +1 ability is bad, […]

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Partner Focus — Battlebond

Hey, there’s a new set with the partner mechanic! That means I can dust off this article series and talk some more about partners in Commander decks. I’m not talking about how to play Battlebond, or Two-Headed Giant, or drafting, or any of that, just looking at these cards and how they stand up in […]

#battlebond, #gorm the great, #khorvath brightflame, #krav the unredeemed, #okaun eye of chaos, #partner, #pir imaginative rascal, #regna the redeemer, #rowan kenrith, #sylvia brightspear, #toothy imaginary friend, #virtus the veiled, #will kenrith, #zndrsplt eye of wisdom Read More »

Commander Focus — Grand Warlord Radha

Picture in your mind an elf that taps for mana. These are colloquially known as “mana dorks”. Given that descriptor, you can probably extrapolate some ideas about this type of character. Do those ideas include decent power and toughness, haste, and an urge to charge into combat? Grand Warlord Radha is in fact an elf, […]

#bloodrush, #combat, #flash, #formidable, #grand warlord radha, #green, #gruul, #monstrosity, #morph, #red, #tokens Read More »

Commander Focus — Muldrotha, the Gravetide

3 and a Black, Green, and Blue. Legendary Creature – Elemental Avatar, 6/6 No combat abilities… why should we care about this commander? During each of your turns, you may play up to one permanent card of each permanent type from your graveyard. Oh my… Your Graveyard and You For Muldrotha, the graveyard is a […]

#black, #blue, #dominaria, #glissa the traitor, #green, #karador ghost chieftain, #meren of clan nel toth, #muldrotha the gravetide, #reanimate, #sacrifice, #silas renn seeker adept, #sultai, #the gitrog monster, #titania protector of argoth Read More »

Commander Focus — Azor, the Lawbringer

It is thus proclaimed on this day that Azor, the Lawbringer is a Legendary Creature Sphinx with 6/6 and Flying. When Azor comes into play, thou shalt get a free Sphinx’s Decree. When Azor attacks, thou can cast Sphinx’s Revelation. And thus it is proclaimed as law. The law has been brought. By Azor. To […]

#azor the lawbringer, #azorius, #blue, #control, #flicker, #pillow fort, #sphinxs decree, #sphinxs revelation, #white Read More »

EDHREC Rivals of Ixalan Set Review — Gold and Colorless

Blue/Green Merfolk Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca — If you read the stories on the Wizards web site, then you know that the Kumena character is actually a minor villain. If you don’t read the stories, then maybe you could infer that by the word “Tyrant” and the way his manic smile resembles Jared Loughner’s mug […]

#angrath minotaur pirate, #angrath the flame-chained, #angrath's fuiry, #atzal cave of, #atzocan seer, #colorless, #dinosaur, #elanda the dusk rose, #hadana's climb, #huatli radiant champion, #journey to eternity, #jungle creeper, #kumena tyrant of orazca, #legion lieutenant, #menfolk mistbinder, #merfolk, #metzali tower of triumph, #multicolor, #path of mettle, #pirate, #profane procession, #razor the lawbringer, #rivals of ixilan, #tomb of the dusk rose, #transform, #vampire, #zacama primal calamity Read More »

Commander UNFocus — Grusilda, Monster Masher

Do you enjoy forcing your opponents to put all their cards in the graveyard so that you can rummage through it and pick the best stuff to use for yourself? The Scarab God does. Would you like to mash two of the best dead creatures together to make something that has the combined might of […]

#black, #creatures, #discard, #graveyard, #grusilda monster masher, #myriad, #rakdos, #red Read More »

Commander UNFocus — Baron Von Count

Okay FINE. Yeah. We’ll look at Unstable commanders. Sometimes a new legendary creature comes out that values other cards in a new way, making cards that were previously useless suddenly amazing in the right EDH deck. The last time I wrote about this sort of thing was with Mairsil, the Pretender and a fresh look […]

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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 […]

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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 »