Commander 2014: First Impressions, Part Three

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It’s been a good year for EDH so far, and we’re only one set in! Khans of Tarkir was a fun set full of lots of interesting and highly playable EDH cards, and now Wizards has continued the trend of fun, playable multiplayer cards by giving us another five Commander precons, coming out in a week or so! On Monday, I took a quick first look at Commander 2014, and since then, there have been a ton of new cards spoiled! Let’s take a quick look at these new cards!
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Random Friday: Rebuilding Nath of the Gilt-Leaf

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Welcome to another edition of Random Friday, the article series where I go over different EDH decks in detail (and normally trash them to rebuild them into something better).

In today’s article, we’ll be going over the recent changes I made to a budget deck that was hugely and surprisingly successful in The EDH Battle Royale II: the discard-focused Elf, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf! Let’s go!
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Commander 2014: First Impressions, Part Two

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It’s been a good year for EDH so far, and we’re only one set in! Khans of Tarkir was a fun set full of lots of interesting and highly playable EDH cards, and now Wizards has continued the trend of fun, playable multiplayer cards by giving us another five Commander precons, coming out in a week or so! On Monday, I took a quick first look at Commander 2014, and since then, there have been a ton of new cards spoiled! Let’s take a quick look at these new cards!
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Commander 2014: First Impressions, Part One

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It’s been a good year for EDH so far, and we’re only one set in! Khans of Tarkir was a fun set full of lots of interesting and highly playable EDH cards, and now Wizards has continued the trend of fun, playable multiplayer cards by giving us another five Commander precons, coming out in a week or so! Let’s take a quick look at what’s been spoiled so far!
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Random Friday: Rebuilding Kemba, Kha Regent

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Welcome to another edition of Random Friday, the article series where I go over different EDH decks in detail (and normally trash them to rebuild them into something better). Today’s article is a bit early (yes, I know that it’s not Friday!); but it is one that I wanted to go over, so here we go.

In today’s article, we’ll be going over the recent changes I made to an EDH deck that I’ve had built since Scars block: the equipment-friendly mono-white Kemba, Kha Regent! Let’s go!
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The EDH Battle Royale III: Preview!

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Two years ago, roughly around this time, in the big lull between the fall big set and the February expansion, I set up a swiss-style tournament between all my EDH decks that I called The EDH Battle Royale. The concept was simple: Let us find out which EDH deck would prove to be the best among 32 of our decks?

The battle raged fiercely for three-quarters of a month, and when the dust cleared, Sedris, the Traitor King was our ultimate winner of the first event, triumphing over his foes with the cheesy combo finish of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Pestermite to make infinite hasty attackers.

Last year, we set it all up again, this time with many more decks than before. For The EDH Battle Royale II, this time we had a whopping 64 decks competing for the prize, and in the end, the plucky Selesnya general Saffi Eriksdotter took the crown.

And now, one year later, after all of my EDH decks have gone through a huge update after this year’s fall set, Khans of Tarkir… It’s time for us to wage war once again!

It’s time for The EDH Battle Royale III!
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The Mimeoplasm: Post-Khans

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With the release of Khans of Tarkir, I was looking very much forward to updating my EDH decks, and adding a ton of new cards to them. I imagined going into the set that my wedge-color decks would end up with a lot of new playables since Khans was a wedge set, and I was definitely right.

As our resident B/U/G deck, I knew that The Mimeoplasm would end up getting a bunch of new cards from Khans, since B/U/G is one of the new clans from the set. I had been looking to change up the deck as is, since it has been running a number of Tutor effects, and I’ve been slowly reducing the number of Tutors in all of my decks as time goes on. I can safely say that after Khans, the deck definitely plays much differently, and gained a ton of exciting new cards.

Exactly how did The Mimeoplasm make out after Khans of Tarkir? Let’s take a look!
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Skullbriar, the Walking Grave: Post-Khans

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With the release of Khans of Tarkir, I was looking very much forward to updating my EDH decks, and adding a ton of new cards to them. I imagined going into the set that my wedge-color decks would end up with a lot of new playables since Khans was a wedge set, and I was definitely right.

As my resident G/B deck, Skullbriar, the Walking Grave is a very fast, aggressive deck that normally kills other players through general damage. There have been a huge number of cards printed in recent sets that work with +1/+1 counters, giving this deck a very strong theme. With the G/B/W Abzan wedge from Khans having a mechanic that deals with adding +1/+1 counters to your creatures (outlast), and creatures that interact with +1/+1 counters, I knew that Skullbriar would get some great cards from this set.

How did Skullbriar make out? Let’s just say, very well. Let’s take a look!
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The new, crazy FNM options

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Over the weekend, Wizards played host to Pro Tour: Khans of Tarkir, in Hawaii. Amongst all sorts of Standard shenanigans (and the surprising revelation that there is a Magic board game coming!), a massive announcement was made concerning FNM events going forward which was very exciting. What was that announcement? Let’s take a quick look!
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Doran, the Siege Tower: Post-Khans

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With the release of Khans of Tarkir, I was looking very much forward to updating my EDH decks, and adding a ton of new cards to them. I imagined going into the set that my wedge decks would end up with a lot of new playables since Khans was a wedge set, and I was definitely right.

One of my wedge decks is Doran, the Siege Tower, and that particular deck got a huge shot in the arm from the Khans set. We’ll be taking a quick look at Doran today, and all the changes that I’ve made to the deck.

Let’s go!
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