Building Dakkon Blackblade, Part Two

 

Recently, I took a look at our Esper deck, which had been led by general Halfdane for the last while. After seeing the spoiler for the Blackblade from Dominaria, I was inspired to rebuild the deck into a Dakkon Blackblade list. I went over my initial thoughts here.

Well, I’ve finally built the deck, so it’s time for a much more in-depth look at the direction I took with it. Let’s go!
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Life Happens

 

Anyone who follows me, you’ll have noticed that my posts have slowed down in the past month or so. Life has been doing its thing, with my family being sick off and on, my son is getting his final molar waaaaaaaay ahead of schedule (and has been miserable doing so), etc etc.

I’ll be getting back to the Shandalar series and various other articles as soon as I can. And trust me, I am quite excited to get to writing more about Dominaria, since it looks amazing.

 

Rebuilding Esper into Dakkon Blackblade

 

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

There have been a number of my decks over the last few years that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck.

Now, with Rivals of Ixalan long since released and Dominaria on the horizon, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at what I’ve been brainstorming for our Esper list: changing from Halfdane-led copycat tribal, to classic Dakkon Blackblade. Let’s take a look!
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A First Look at Dominaria

 

Last Thursday, the Chinese release notes for the spring MTG set, Dominaria, were accidentally released. In a smart move, Wizards released an English translation, to make sure everyone had the right information about the set. This of course gave everyone a ton of new info about this eagerly-anticipated set and spoiled a ton of new cards, and hype levels went up even farther than they were.

Today, I’ll be delving into the release notes, and I’ll take a look at what promises to be an excellent set for EDH. Warning: Spoilers ahead!

Let’s go!
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Single Card Discussion: False Prophet

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Cultural Exchange and the myriad cycle, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was useful in multiplayer since it was first spoiled many years ago, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at this for EDH. Today’s featured card is Urza’s Destiny classic, False Prophet.

Let’s take a deeper look at this potent Wrath effect!
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Single Card Discussion: The Myriad Cycle

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Pure // Simple and Cultural Exchange, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Originally, I was going to go over some cards from Masters 25, but I’ll be honest, most of the spoilers from that set were rather meh, so I’m leaving that alone for now.

Today’s card is actually multiple cards with one ability that I’ve thought was useful in multiplayer since it was first spoiled a few years ago, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at this for EDH. Today’s featured ability is myriad from Commander 2015, and today’s spotlighted cards are Blade of Selves, Herald of the Host, Warchief Giant, Banshee of the Dread Choir, Broodbirth Viper, and Caller of the Pack.

Let’s take a deeper look at these unusual cards!
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