It would be easy for me to just tell you to look at my Reyhan/Ishai article and that be the end of it, but this series is supposed to make us build unique decks and as-close-to-original decks as possible. So I clearly won’t go against the spirit of the series and will discuss the partners from Breed Lethality that are Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker.
Hello! My name is Bob, I’m new here and I’m helping Jordan (Frantic) and Luke knock out these Partner Commander articles. Today’s article brings us a pair of not-green commanders from the Invent Superiority commander deck: Akiri, Line-Slinger and Silas Renn, Seeker Adept. These partners form the basis for a commander decklist with only one thing in mind: artifacts! You can look at the Invent Superiority decklist for a lot of great cards to pair with these commanders, but I’ve chosen to only talk about cards that weren’t included in that deck. Let’s get this party started with a breakdown of the partners themselves.
When researching the Open Hostility deck I wanted to take a unique spin on “swing all out and hope for the best” as a strategy. The problem is that there isn’t much beyond that to do unless we want to deal small chunks of damage each turn, which would not be playing to our deck’s full capacity. So instead of trying to find a way to be super unique in combat, we will instead just go for the throat and hope for the best. I can think of no other way to do this than to pair Tana, the Bloodsower with Tymna the Weaver.
After playing the Entropic Uprising deck for an evening, playing decks built around partnered commanders is intriguing. The partners that come in the deck offer 3 different styles of decks to build around and exploring each one is a wonderful brewing exercise. The Entropic Uprising deck also comes with a nice variety of good spells to select from that can create a nice core to begin the deck brewing process.
Did you know that Commander 2016 brought us 105 different commanders? Well with the new Partner mechanic and 15 different creatures being printed with it, we can combine them into 105 different pairs to allow for insane amounts of brewing. We here at Frantic Talks have decided to tackle this seemingly insane task and will bring you two articles a week covering the partners, starting with the way they were given to you in each deck (four color pairs), then moving into the wedges, shards, and guilds!
In EDH there are typically a few things you would want to have in every deck: mana rocks, kill spells, and maybe even counterspells. But there is definitely one category that if you forget to put it in your deck then you’re probably not going to have a good time and that category is board wipes.
Recently, Frantic presented some ideas for synergy with the claw that alien squeaky toys from Disney movies point to, Ezuri, Claw of Progress. The claw certainly benefits from selectively small creatures entering the battlefield and here at FranticTalks we enjoy the durdlely cards that fit the category of “this could possibly create advantage for me overtime”. Today’s gemstone find combines incremental advantage and Ezuri like searching for ingredients in a grocery store. Introducing cumulative upkeep powerhouse: Hibernation’s End.
Commander 2015 was just recently released so I figured I’d take the wonderful challenge of finding synergies with the Commander that Luke and I have come to love: Ezuri, Claw of Progress!
Hello readers! Welcome to the first entry in our new series Eye of the Stack! In this series we will look at some of the more in-depth interactions of the many cards in Magic: The Gathering. Let’s begin!
With the recent release of Battle for Zendikar, Commander and EDH enthusiasts alike gain an entire new conglomeration of cards to choose from. To help you aid in your decisions of what cards to commit to, I present the “First 5 Picks”.