Underdog’s Corner — Sedris, the Traitor King

Brought Back to Life Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of the Underdog’s Corner! If this is your first time, this series is all about covering the underplayed, unrecognized, and outshined commanders of our format. Overall popularity is the most common way we identify underdogs, but I’ve shown in the past that it […]

#aetherling, #black, #blink, #blue, #conjurers closet, #Endless Sands, #exile, #feldon of the third path, #flicker, #grixis, #haste, #reanimator, #red, #redundancy, #release to the wind, #return, #sedris the traitor king, #sundial of the infinite, #teferis veil Read More »

Librarian Lore — Black Flag Royalty

Hoist the Colors! Ahoy there, ye well-learned bunch of scallywags! Apologies for the lateness of this here article, but my personal life hit some bumps last month. Today I’ll be talking about the roughest and toughest group of sea dogs ever to find themselves trapped on the waves of the seas of Ixalan. Ye be […]

#admiral beckett brass, #black, #blue, #grixis, #Librarian Lore, #pirates, #red Read More »

The Knowledge Pool — Admiral Beckett Brass

Welcome back to the Knowledge Pool! My last two articles focused on decks aiming to do “big” things, and have been inspired by decks I’ve personally built in real life. This week, I want to go in a different strategic direction, and focus on a commander that’s new to me. As Dominaria spoilers begin to […]

#aggro, #black, #blue, #grixis, #pirate, #raid, #red, #treasure, #tribal Read More »

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 […]

#+1/+1 counters, #activated ability, #aetherling, #anthroplasm, #cage counter, #experiment kraj, #gilded lotus, #grixis, #hateflayer, #infinite combo, #mairsil the pretender, #mirror-mad phantasm, #nevinyrrals disk, #pili-pala, #quicksilver elemental, #sage of hours, #simic, #staff of domination, #tree of perdition, #untap Read More »

60 to 100 — Mishra Has a Lantern

Down — still unceasingly — still inevitably down! I gasped and struggled at each vibration. I shrunk convulsively at its every sweep. My eyes followed its outward or upward whirls with the eagerness of the most unmeaning despair… At length for my seared and writhing body there was no longer an inch of foothold on […]

#blood funnel, #codex shredder, #fanning the flames, #grixis, #lantern of insight, #mishra artificer prodigy, #paradox engine, #planar bridge, #possibility storm Read More »

Intellectual Offering — Admiral Beckett Brass

Hello and welcome back to Intellectual Offering. Sorry for the short hiatus, but the end of the school year was a bit more busy than I expected, and I needed the time to focus on crushing my exams. Now, though, it is time to focus on crushing my opponents. Last set we achieved this literally […]

#admiral beckett brass, #arcane adaption, #black, #blue, #captivating crew, #conspiracy, #copy, #deadeye quartermaster, #dire fleet daredevil, #grixis, #mindclaw shaman, #molten primordial, #pirates, #red, #revel in riches, #sower of temptation, #steal, #treachery, #trophy mage, #xenograft Read More »

Uncompetitive Spirit — Chase

Welcome to December’s first installment of Uncompetitive Spirit! Here we celebrate not only the holidays, but also the quirky ways to play EDH with our friends – format variants! In this article series, I discuss the basic rules and strategies for each of these variants, and I also throw out a deck generated by this […]

#black, #blue, #gameplay, #grixis, #kess dissident mage, #red, #strategy Read More »

Intellectual Offering — Kess, Dissident Mage

This week in Sam vs. The Internet I take on a deck that pushing up the popularity charts week in and week out since its release. Kess, Dissident Mage is not normally the kind of commander I like to write about as she doesn’t facilitate a specific strategy and instead supports generic “goodstuff” style control […]

#black, #blue, #grixis, #kess dissident mage, #mystic confluence, #rakdos charm, #red, #spellslinger Read More »

Replacement Commanders — Activating Abilities with the Great Pretender

Ladies, gentlemen, changelings…here we are again! Another installment of Replacement Commanders, the series where we look at the “other guys/girls” from Commander 2017 and break down some different strategies that may have not been represented well with the precons. We look at what you, the people are building with the help of EDHREC.com, the site’s […]

#artifacts, #black, #blue, #c17, #colorless, #grixis, #red, #tribal commander decks, #wizard tribal Read More »

Commander Showdown — Inalla vs Azami

Hocus Pocus Now that Halloween has passed, we can take off our wizard costumes… and pick up our Wizard decks! Tribal decks are all the rage this year, and one of the big decks from Commander 2017 is Arcane Wizardry, featuring Inalla, Archmage Ritualist. Boasting the bizarre ability to temporarily copy your creatures, Inalla has […]

#arcane adaption, #arcane wizardry, #ashnods altar, #azami lady of scrolls, #bloodline necromancer, #blue, #combo, #dualcaster mage, #galecaster colossus, #grixis, #inalla archmage ritualist, #infinite, #laboratory maniac, #mind over matter, #panharmonicon, #patron wizard, #puppeteer clique, #stonybrook banneret, #sundial of the infinite, #venser, #venser shaper savant, #wizard tribal Read More »