Conditions Allow – Kiyomaro, First to Stand

Can we get around this commander’s downside and make it an upside instead?

#kiyomaro first to stand, #lifegain, #maro, #monowhite, #voltron Read More »

Diabolic Intent – Horcruxes

EDHRECast Ep95 – Your Deck’s Achilles Heel

Just like Achilles, every Commander deck has a secret weakness. It’s not about opponents having the perfect answer to your strategy – sometimes there’s a hidden weak point in the deck itself… one the deck brewer may not even know, that can be the deck’s downfall. Today the EDHRECast digs through tons of deck archetypes […]

#aggro, #EDHRECast, #enchantress, #Haktos the unscarred, #landfall, #lifegain, #reanimator, #superfriends, #voltron Read More »

Archetune-Up – Licia, Durdle-less Lifegain

The Knowledge Pool – Karlov of the Ghost Council

Commander Focus — Varina, Lich Queen

Digital Queen It’s been a long, long time since Mon Mothma received the nano-immortality treatments. Every once in a while, she has to take the augmented reality mask off of the gilded thaumetallic contacts in her face to ease the overload of thought conductivity along the supercomputing fiber woven into her hair. It took a […]

#discard, #draw, #lifegain, #shadowborn apostle, #token, #tribal, #varina lich queen, #zombie, #Zombie Tribal Read More »

Underdog’s Corner — Evra, Halcyon Witness

The Start of a New Age Hello everyone and welcome back to your favorite spotlight series for the under-appreciated! If you have never read this column, welcome! There are many reasons why a commander could be under-appreciated: it could be because of obsolescence, or it’s too expensive, or maybe it could be because of narrowness. […]

#children of korlis, #conquerors flail, #denial, #evra halcyon witness, #grand abolisher, #lifegain, #mono white, #rogues passage, #voltron Read More »

Replacement Commanders —When the Hammer Comes Down

Well, readers, here we are. It feels like we just started on this journey together and we find ourselves at its end. This is the eighth installment of Replacement commanders, a series where we take a focused look at each of the eight new alternative commanders for the commander 2017 product, compile a “precon”-like list […]

#aetherflux reservoir, #artifacts, #c17, #cat tribal, #commander 2017, #equipment, #green, #hammer of nazahn, #lifegain, #nazahn revered bladesmith, #selesnya, #tokens, #tribal, #voltron, #white Read More »

Commander Showdown — Vona vs Ayli vs Karlov

Triple Showdown Back in June, I wrote Commander Showdown — Ayli vs Karlov, tackling the two lifegain-based Orzhov commanders, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and Karlov of the Ghost Council. Then Ixalan happened, throwing a new black-white lifegain commander into the mix. By now you’re probably already familiar with her: it’s Vona, Butcher of Magan. Yes, once again, […]

#axis of mortality, #ayli eternal pilgrim, #edh law of inertia, #exile, #karlov of the ghost council, #licia sanguine tribune, #lifegain, #orzhov, #precon effect, #reconnaissance, #repay in kind, #selenia dark angel, #vona butcher of magan Read More »

Commander Focus — Licia, Sanguine Tribune

Now that I’ve covered each of the partner commanders in their own articles (until Commander 2019 Partnerpalooza, that is), we need some new legendary creatures to talk about. Luckily, Commander 2017 is here with some new hotness. In the spirit of my articles, we don’t have that much data about these particular commanders yet, which makes the article […]

#black, #haste, #licia sanguine tribune, #lifegain, #mardu, #meld, #red, #vampire, #white Read More »