Partner Focus — Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist

Who knew that necromancy didn’t need the color black? I didn’t know that. Apparently, if you add alchemy then you can raise those dead bodies Gitaxian-style, with strange mixtures and fluids and not a single ritual sacrifice to be seen. Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist is an odd character. He can potentially help any player on the board […]

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Partner Focus — Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

He is the Peter Pan of Magic, because he can convince the rest of the children that they can fly. They can’t really fly, but they think they can. It’s because of the hallucinogenic mushrooms he found on the island and then fed to the rest of the kids, just like in Peter Pan. You don’t […]

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Low Market — Ravos + Tymna Cleric Tribal

The Choice is Clear-ic Welcome back one and all to Low Market, and my apologies for my absolutely awful section-title pun. When coming up with budget decklists for this segment, sometimes I need to ponder a little bit before I come across a theme. But as a close friend pointed out: “Bryce, you love tribal […]

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Partner Focus — Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

Silas Renn, Seeker Adept combines the sneering punchable face of Martin Shkreli with the haughty annoyance of C3P0’s body. He’s a fun guy at parties. But enough about the card art. He’s a 2/2 with Deathtouch. If he does combat damage to a player, you can cast a dead artifact from your graveyard. You still have […]

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Partner Focus —Tana, the Bloodsower

Shout out to those 1/1 Saprolings! While Tana, the Bloodsower doesn’t have the same immediate impact on the board state as the ubiquitous Avenger of Zendikar, now all you belligerent botanists and red-loving hydroponics engineers can role play a commander that suits your interests. Tana has a few different moving parts, so let’s take each in turn. She has to […]

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Partner Focus — Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

Suppose, theoretically, that you are already bored with Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice. You’ve already built Atraxa as Infect, Planeswalkers, Thallid tribal, and even Angel/Horror tribal just to tone it down a notch. I’ve played multiple games recently against two different Atraxa builds at the same time, which is a testament to her power, popularity, and versatility. However, maybe you want […]

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Intellectual Offering — Vial & Thrasios

Last week we introduced the idea of the Precon Effect wherein a card’s occurrence in a deck list is perpetuated by its initial inclusion in one of the preconstructed commander decks. Players entering their nearly unaltered pre-constructed decks into Tappedout or Deckstats databases increases the occurrence of those cards in the list and makes them more likely […]

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Partner Focus — Vial Smasher the Fierce

Howdy! I’m Nate Burgess, and I co-host the Commanderin’ MTG podcast where we talk about Commander, also known as EDH. You probably already knew that last part if you’re reading this website, which you are. In this series of articles, we take each one of the Partners from the Commander 2016 sets and use both […]

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