While probably an intentional choice to make precon-vs.-precon gameplay more fun for newer Commander players, the deck is also shockingly low on counterspells for a deck that is looking to play primarily at instant speed. Artifact Portal is now one of the three dominant decks in Tier 1, held back only by mediocre matchups against its other 2 main competitors. Deck. © 1993-2020 Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ... A handful of Magic: ... 2020. With Commander 2019, this increased to $25, while this year, for Commander 2020, the average reprint value is up to $29. Mardu Humans: Normally, I'm not a big fan of aggro decks in Commander—killing three opponents with a combined 120 life is a lot to ask. Modern* As such, even if you tear apart your Commander 2020 precon to build other decks, if the deck came with decent lands, you'll find a place to put them to use. A deck that relies heavily on the Artifact card type, frequently with abilities like Metalcraft. Being related to the newest set is great, but being exclusively tied to the newest set dooms decks like Sultai Mutate to fail. Don't mess with Tezz and his army of artifacts. Basically, Sultai Mutate and Abzan Keywords were consistently bad, with Sultai Mutate taking last place in a massive six categories but somehow beating out Abzan Keywords by a point since Abzan Keywords ranked at or near the bottom so consistently, while Sultai Mutate managed to finish second in some of the commander-based categories. If we discount the point total of Abzan Keywords or Sultai Mutate by 1/3 for an apples-to-apples comparison, they would have somewhere around 14 points, beating out Lord Windgrace by a full three points! Add in that Otrimi, the Ever-Playful might be the least exciting and playable of the face commanders, and Sultai Mutate comes in at the very bottom of our list. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Upgrading the precon directly doesn't seem like it would result is a very powerful deck. The deck isn't really set up to rip through a ton of cheap can-tripping artifacts. Use the options below to exercise this right, and please review our privacy policy for complete information on how your data is used and stored. Temur Spells: First and foremost, add some ways to make sure that Kalamax, the Stormsire can always be tapped, even if you don't have any good attacks, with vehicles like Smuggler's Copter and equipment like Whispersilk Cloak being some of the easiest options. By twelvebuttz Created Jul 21, 2020 Updated Jul 21, 2020. Worsts: None. Blue mana, black mana and artifacts come together to form an insidious, synergistic deck that can engineer every opponent's demise with cold steel. Seems worse than either of the 4 mana karns, narset, sai, or tezzeret. Other people can view your private deck by using this url, Seems there are no cards in the Acquireboard. It can't be regenerated. Otherwise, it seems like the idea was to give each deck at least one additional "good" artifact, ranging from Lightning Greaves to Skullclamp to new cards like Manascape Refractor. Since then, the deck … © 1995-2020 Wizards. But in a precon-vs.-precon meta, a deck like Mardu Humans has a couple of advantages. 3 As you are searching for upgrades, don't forget to look for non-Humans that support the Human theme, with Angel of Glory's Rise, Purphoros, God of the Forge, and Blood Artist being good examples. Browse through cards from Magic's entire history. #2 (tie): Jeskai Cycling (36 points): Firsts: Value, Non-Legendary New Cards, Reprints. While its ceiling is probably lower than that of a deck like Abzan Keywords, its floor is much higher. Here, the focus is on directly upgrading the Commander 2020 decks with their face commander as the leader of the deck, rather than building an entirely new deck around one of the backup commanders from the deck. Can Mutate work in Historic? This will require TappedOut.js included in your blog. Which new cards are you most looking to play with or build around? Anyway, that's all for today. This deck … Other possible upgrades include things that trigger when you draw or discard a card, like Glint-Horn Buccaneer, Rielle, the Everwise, and Chasm Skulker. While Mardu Humans wouldn't win every game in the precon-vs.-precon meta, I think that its combination of being fast, efficient, and consistent would give it a leg up on the rest of the field over a sample size of several to many matches. Mirrodin Besieged seems like a weird win more or do nothing card here. Sultai Mutate likely would have scored much better if it were Sultai X-Matters instead, with Zaxara, the Exemplary as the face Commander and the underpowered and unexciting Otrimi, the Ever-Playful as a backup commander along with a light mutate sub-theme for players who want to build a mutate Commander deck with new Ikoria cards. What a weird run of Commander decks. The deck also feels a bit ramp-light (although this is a theme across the Commander 2020 decks, with most having around seven ramp spells), especially considering the average converted mana cost of the deck is a massive 4.26. Articles and comments are user-submitted and do not represent official endorsements of this site. The deck sought to out-metagame the field, … 12. Then, after going through all 10 categories, we can tally up the scores and see which Commander 2020 deck really is the best! Not only did it get five reprinted legends, but all five are solid and fairly popular commanders. Regardless, current prices are for comparison only, since Commander 2020 prices in general are inflated due to lack of supply. Share. Every year, reprint value is a major criticism of the Commander release, but in reality, the average value of reprints (only counting cards worth at least $2) has increased yet again this year. Previously, the Lord Windgrace deck from Commander 2018 held the record with just 17 points, but that was back when Commander releases only had four decks. The biggest determining factor in which deck has the most valuable new nonlegendary cards is the "free if you have your commander" cycle. It is the extension of an archetype which first appeared in Standard when Mirrodin was introduced and has been refined with subsequent sets. EDH Recommendations and strategy content for Magic: the Gathering Commander See our privacy policy. If we looked at just the value of reprinted lands, the Abzan Keyword deck would move from second place in our ranking to down near Sultai Mutate at the bottom of the list. Affinity with Mishra and finish with Karn or Tezz. Firsts: None. 22. Best Reprints. Much like the face commander, the backup commanders are scored by how many decks people have submitted to MTGGoldfish featuring these cards. Third, play whatever instants you want! First off, don't pay too much attention to the actual numbers lists—thanks to the pandemic messing with preorders and the supply of Commander 2020, the numbers are still very inflated and will drop a lot once the set finally hits the market en masse. Temur Spells and Mardu Humans come out on top in our artifact ranking since rather than just three good artifacts, both decks got four, although Temur Spells edges out Humans for the top spot since Lightning Greaves and Twinning Staff are much more valuable than Skullclamp and Sanctuary Blade. Ajani. Here, Kalamax, the Stormsire and Gavi, Nest Warden top the list, with Otrimi, the Ever-Playful lagging far behind. As always, leave your thoughts, ideas, opinions, and suggestions, and you can reach me on Twitter @SaffronOlive or at SaffronOlive@MTGGoldfish.com. See more ideas about mtg, magic the gathering, the gathering. Other decks like Abzan Keywords or Temur Spells can have better draws than Mardu Humans, but they won't have them all that consistently. Each Commander 2020 deck features four new legendary creatures to be used as commanders: a "face" commander, a backup commander, and then a partner pair designed to be played together in your commander zone. UBR (Grixis). Abzan Keywords: The Abzan Keyword deck already does a pretty good job of having creatures with a bunch of keywords to support Kathril, Aspect Warper (although there are a few good ones missing, like various Gods, Sigarda, Host of Herons, Questing Beast, and Sylvan Caryatid). ... Luis is one of the … Second, Humans are a theme from Ikoria itself, so there are a bunch more brand-new cards to be considered for the Jirina Kudro deck (General Kudro of Drannith is a good example). Highlighting the Pauper format where only Commons are allowed. Finally, our last category is most upgradable. 12. Please take a moment to review them and accept to continue. For example, Wydwen, the Biting Gale is the 590th most popular Commander in the game, which means that not only did the Sultai Mutate deck get the short end of the stick in terms of the number of reprinted Commanders, but the one it did get was pretty lackluster (although Wydwen, the Biting Gale is cute with mutate, allowing you to pick up your entire mutate pile to save several creatures from removal). Second, add some counterspells. If you only have $40 in your Magic budget, which deck should you buy? Jeskai Cycling: The Jeskai Cycling deck already has a lot of the best cycling cards and cycling payoffs, but a few big additions can be made, especially Decree of Silence and Decree of Annihilation (if you are feeling especially mean), which are the most powerful cards in all of Magic that you can cycle for free with Gavi, Nest Warden. So if you like consistency, Jeskai Cycling seems like an obvious choice. Popular Standard Magic: the Gathering decks with prices from the latest tournament results. Overview; Hand Draw Simulator; Card Prices; Revision History; Deck Export; Avatar From a more meta perspective, I think the low scores of Abzan Keywords and Sultai Mutate show some of the dangers of tying Commander precons to set releases. Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, and their logos are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC. Part of what makes Kalamax, the Stormsire and the Temur Spells deck so upgradable is that as long as it is an instant, it's probably decent in your deck, so you have tons of options and flexibility since instants have been around as long as the game of Magic has. While things likely haven't shifted too much in the past few days, they have potentially shifted a bit. Meanwhile, the three top decks didn't finish last in a single category. 5. Avg Price $444.29. Decks; Casual; artifacts; artifacts. This site © 2020 TappedOut.net, LLC TheAsianAvenger tries a Jeskai variant! Learn about the most powerful format that spans Magic's entire history. By Louis Kemner Aug 16, 2020 In Magic: The Gathering, popular decks come and go in formats like Modern, Legacy and Pauper, and one of the classics of the Modern format is the Affinity deck. Week 2 of MTG Zendikar Rising spoilers kicks off with powerful artifacts. ... Added: Nov 20, 2020. If we removed the "free if you have your commander" cycle from our calculations, all of the decks would be within a few dollars of each other in terms of new nonlegendary card value, in the $20 price range. Magic the Gathering, FNM is TM and copyright Wizards of the Coast, Inc, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved. In the end, the straight-out-of-the-box Abzan Keyword deck feels like it should have some really powerful games when it draws the right cards early but will also have some really bad games where it is unable to fill the graveyard for Kathril, Aspect Warper or gets stuck with a bunch of 8-drops in hand with no ramp. One of the big reasons why Sultai Mutate scored so low in so many categories is that the deck is built around a brand new mechanic that doesn't have any support from the past 25 years of Magic, which limits the number of good on-theme reprints and even keeps many of the most powerful mutate cards out of the deck since Wizards presumably wanted to save them for Ikoria proper. I Agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. #5: Abzan Keywords (20 points). 4. Shop via TCGPlayer to support the channel! While expecting a mana base of fetch lands and shock lands in a $40 precon deck isn't reasonable, the current mana bases don't really offer very much value to players picking up the decks. Instead, we'll turn to 10 categories and rank each Commander 2020 deck from first to worst. : https://tinyurl.com/MerchantTCG Let's play some Artifact Aggro! ©Wizards of the Coast LLC. At MTGGoldfish, we value your privacy. If you don't have Satyr Wayfinder or Grisly Salvage in your opening hand you're probably going to be waiting a long time for Kathril, Aspect Warper to get enough fodder in the graveyard to do anything powerful. Let me know in the comments! This is an area where Commander precons could use a future boost in terms of both power and value. On the other hand, in general, the partner pairings score low, with one exception: the Shark / Human combo of Shabraz, the Skyshark / Brallin, Skyshark Rider has 141 decks (which is especially surprising since Shark wasn't a creature type in Magic before Ikoria and Commander 2020), making it the most popular partner pair by a significant margin. In all my years of ranking Commander decks, we've never had a more polarized field. UB Affinity - Historic. While this is fine as long as it least one opponent doesn't have anything that can block a 4/4, as the game goes along and the board gets cluttered, it's going to be harder and harder to make Kalamax, the Stormsire into anything but an underpowered creature. Affinity was an artifact-based Modern aggro deck. All emails include an unsubscribe link. 1 Ajani, Inspiring Leader. Commander 2020 has five decks, so the total number of points given out increased from 100 to 150. Artifacts are an integral part in the world of Magic the Gathering. Commander 2018—perhaps the worst Commander release of all time—has an average reprint value of just $16. And some of the best mutate cards are off-limits for the preconstructed deck since they are in Ikoria itself. Commander Clash S9 E21: Popular Commander Legends | Araumi vs. Ghen vs. Hamza vs. Jared. All original content on this page is © 2012-2020 MTGGoldfish, Inc. and may not be used or reproduced without consent. Join Crim (TheAsianAvenger), Seth (SaffronOlive) and Richard (BlackTuna) as they discuss the weekly news and answer user submitted questions. There are also a bunch more good spell copiers to consider, ranging from Fork to Ral, Storm Conduit. Abzan Keywords and Sultai Mutate ranked so poorly that they might be the worst Commander decks of all time. In Magic: Legends, a player’s deck and active class contribute a lot to their unique moment-to-moment combat experience.Character Loadouts in Magic: Legends involve multiple things: the player’s Deck, Class, and Artifact selection.This combination of systems makes for a highly customizable character playstyle, so … Four-player Commander battles featuring a new theme every week. Worsts: Value, Backup Commanders, Artifacts, Nonlegendary New Cards. You can make this deck. Edition: Commander 2020: Type: Instant: Cast: Rarity: R: Destroy target artifact. First, there are a ton of Humans in Magic, so there are endless on-tribe upgrade options. This site is unaffiliated. Sultai Mutate: The Sultai Mutate deck is at a natural disadvantage for out-of-the-box play simply because its face commander—Otrimi, the Ever-Playful—needs a bunch of mutate cards to be powerful, and since mutate is a new mechanic in Ikoria, there aren't that many mutate cards in an absolute sense (especially compared to other Commander 2020 themes like Humans or cycling). Gatherer is the Magic Card Database. View all of the top and newest decks from MTGSalvation. #1: Temur Spells (38 points): Firsts: Face Commanders, Backup Commanders, Artifacts, Reprints, Upgradable. Win/Loss: TappedOut.js Blog Widget. As you can see, there is about a $50 range in prices, with Abzan Keywords at the bottom (mostly because it has the least valuable of the new "free if you have your Commander" cycle), while Jeskai Cycling is at the top for the exact opposite reason: Fierce Guardianship is currently around $40 on TCGplayer. 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