Partner Focus — Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus

Just for fun, try going into an IKEA, buying a few things at random, then dumping all the parts in one pile and throwing away the instructions. See what you come up with, Ludevic-style. Kraum. Two heads. Three arms. Ten eyes? When it comes to body parts: waste not, want not. For starters, Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus is […]

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Partner Focus — Thrasios, Triton Hero

Thrasios, Triton Hero. This guy. I know plenty of Simic-loving players who would gladly use this guy as a backup partner, just for access to the blue green colors, and using him as a mana sink in the background behind whoever their actual favorite partner happens to be. Is it possible to design a deck where this guy […]

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Partner Focus — Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder

Note the flavor text on the cards Pillarfield Ox and Ondu Greathorn. “May starving fleas birth a thousand generations on your stubborn hide, cow!” “May your horns get lodged in an Eldrazi’s bony face, ornery brute!” — Bruse Tarl, Goma Fada nomad Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder is brash, abusive, unapologetic, and may or may not […]

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Partner Focus — Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

I’ve been looking forward to writing this article. Along with Vial Smasher the Fierce, this partner was the most immediately appealing to me. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper is a combat-ready commander that enjoys jumping into the fray and gives you an amazing benefit as a result. Let’s look at each part of the card in […]

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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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