Pursuit of Knowledge – Rakdos

Rakuno, Rakdos, Raktres Barring decks with black and green in their color identity, the Command Zone found in their gameplay survey that decks with black and red in their color identity were the strongest. Although this extends to color combinations like Jund and Mardu, does this color pairing advantage translate to Rakdos? In this new […]

#control, #deckbuilding, #gameplay stats, #olivia voldaren, #rakdos, #vampire Read More »

Mechanically Minded – Ninjutsu

Ninjutsu for You Everybody loves Ninjas. You loved them in Mortal Kombat. You loved them when you read about them in the Magic Treehouse books (or was that just me?). And you probably loved them when they first appeared in Betrayers of Kamigawa, despite them being criminally under-supported. Their signature mechanic is, of course, Ninjutsu, and this week […]

#Mechanically Minded, #ninjas, #ninjutsu, #yuriko the tigers shadow Read More »

The Knowledge Pool – 2018 Deck Updates

Time for an Update Hi everyone! Welcome back to The Knowledge Pool. With 2018 now behind us, I wanted to take a look back at a few of the decks I’ve demoed and suggest a few updates that I think would help take them to the next level. This past year I’ve presented 18 decks in […]

#2018, #ghalta primal hunger, #green, #kresh the bloodbraided, #riku of two reflections, #tatyova benthic druid, #update Read More »

The Toolbox – Reborn with the New Year

A Saga of Sagas Hello everybody and welcome to the New Year! For those new to the series, this is The Toolbox! Here we take a look at underplayed cards and evaluate where they should be played. Yes, I do say ‘we’ because I want to hear what you guys think as well; I am not always […]

#kresh the bloodbraided, #malfegor, #mazirek kraul death priest, #pharika god of affliction, #the eldest reborn Read More »

In the Margins – Eternal Witness

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Can I Get a Witness? Currently, there are 55,404 decks decks in the EDHREC database running Eternal Witness, and not a single one of them should have it as part of the 99. Welcome back to In the Margins, a monthly Commander-centric column where I start by saying things that are patently untrue. We’re gonna refer […]

#down//dirty, #eternal witness, #in the margins, #naya charm, #nostalgic dreams, #noxious revival, #reclaim, #regrowth, #reviving melody, #treasured find Read More »

Making the Cut – Taking on the Dump, Part 2

Optimizing a Pile Last time on Making the Cut, we looked at an initial dump of cards for a Lazav, the Multifarious +1/+1 counter deck featuring as many cheap creatures as possible, and then did an initial cut based on the archetypes we knew the deck was going to need in the final version. To start […]

#+1/+1 counters, #budget, #Card Dump, #counters, #dimir, #infect, #Lazav, #lazav the multifarious, #loot, #proliferate, #staples Read More »

Epic Experiment – Teferi Dual Cannon

Epic Preparations Good morning, EDHREC! I’m Bernardo Melibeu and this is Epic Experiment, a series where we throw all common sense aside and experiment with some unusual cards, effectively changing how we normally build our deck. Is it going to work? Who knows?! We’re making science here. When you’re an Izzet mage, blowing things up in […]

#combo, #goblin charbelcher, #mono blue, #teferi, #teferi temporal archmage Read More »

Cure for the Common Game – That 370’s Show

Welcome to my quest of building an EDH deck for every legendary creature. Today we are looking at decks #370 through #379. Deck # 370 – Reveka, Wizard Savant This Homelands gem has no use for the combat step. Deck #371 – Rashka the Slayer That’s right, two Homelands legends in a row, and they […]

#emrakul the promised end, #Lazav, #lazav dimir mastermind, #lin sivvi defiant hero, #ramos dragon engine, #rashka the slayer, #reveka wizard savant, #savra queen of the golgari, #selvala heart of the wilds, #silas renn seeker adept Read More »

Combining Hobbies – The Ultimate Cosplayer

Happy New Year!!! Fun fact: did you know the art in my banner for this article is from an actual card? It’s an old version of Clone, and it’s less then a quarter! In the spirit of cosplay, and becoming a copy of something else, I thought this was worth sharing. (If anything, it’s probably […]

#Contest, #Copycat, #cosplay, #dimir, #Lazav, #mill, #Sensei Top Read More »

Top 10 Cards From 2018

Another Lap Around the Sun As the year draws to a close, people have a habit of looking back and evaluating the last year. It might seem a bit arbitrary, but it’s a way we’re collectively wired. Another way we’re collectively wired? We love lists: debating, comparing, and coming up with them is something we […]

#battlebond, #commander 2018, #deckbuilding, #dominaria, #edhrec, #guilds of ravnica, #m19, #rivals of ixalan, #top 10 lists, #top ten Read More »