Single Card Discussion: Pure // Simple

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Bloodforged Battle-Axe and Ashes to Ashes, 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, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at it for EDH. Today’s card is a very cool gold card from the original Ravnica block, Pure // Simple.

Let’s take a deeper look at this strange spell!
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Single Card Discussion: Bloodforged Battle-Axe

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on The Dark’s Ashes to Ashes and Theros’s Bow of Nylea, 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 highly useful since it was first spoiled, and though it does see some play, I’m shocked that more players don’t play in EDH. Today’s card is the Commander 2017 Equipment card, Bloodforged Battle-Axe!

Let’s take a deeper look at this strange but cool Equipment!
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Single Card Discussion: Ashes to Ashes

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Commander 2014’s Verdant Confluence and Theros’s Bow of Nylea, 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 highly useful since it was first spoiled, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players don’t play in EDH. Today’s card is a Dark removal spell, Ashes to Ashes.

Let’s take a deeper look at this potent removal spell!
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Single Card Discussion: Bow of Nylea

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Commander 2014’s Verdant Confluence and Amonkhet’s Scavenger Grounds, 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 highly useful since it was first spoiled, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players aren’t playing in EDH. Today’s card is Nylea’s weapon from Theros, Bow of Nylea.

Let’s take a deeper look at this versatile card!
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Single Card Discussion: Verdant Confluence

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Amonkhet’s Mouth // Feed and Amonkhet’s Scavenger Grounds, 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 highly useful since it was first spoiled, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at it for EDH. Today’s card is Commander 2014’s Verdant Confluence!

Let’s take a deeper look at this powerful green modal spell!
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Rebuilding Vampires EDH

 

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 year 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 Ixalan released, 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 my upgrades to the 2017 Commander pre-con, the Vampire deck, led by Edgar Markov!

Let’s take a look!
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A Deck for a Friend: The Locust God

 

Over the last few years, I’ve built several EDH decks to give away as Christmas gifts to various friends and family. I enjoy building decks and giving them away, so this is always a useful thing to do for my friends. This year, once again one of my major gameplans was to once again build several Christmas EDH decks for people.

Today, we’ll be going over one of these gift decks for our friend Darby: the unusual card-drawing spell-loving Izzet God The Locust God, from Hour of Devastation!

Let’s jump in and see the gift deck I’d put together for Darby this year!
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A Deck for a Friend: Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons

 

Over the last few years, I’ve built several EDH decks to give away as Christmas gifts to various friends and family. I enjoy building decks and giving them away, so this is always a useful thing to do for my friends. This year, once again one of my major gameplans was to once again build several Christmas EDH decks for people.

Today, we’ll be going over one of these gift decks for our friend Brianna: the unusual -1/-1 counter-loving Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, from Amonkhet!

Let’s jump in and see the gift deck I’d put together for Brianna this year!
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Rebuilding Captain Sisay after Ixalan

 

When last my baby brother was in town a few years back, he’d given me an Invasion copy of legend Captain Sisay as a gift, as he knew that I’d been looking to build an EDH deck around her for a long time and couldn’t find a copy. I had since built the good Captain for EDH, and it was a lot of fun to play, with lots of wacky cards to Tutor for.

Now, with Ixalan, the time has come to revisit the deck, as Ixalan’s planeswalker change (planeswalkers are all now legendary) gives Sisay even more things to Tutor up.

Which planeswalkers should I add? What do I cut? And is there anything else I should be adding in to the deck? That’s what we’ll be taking a look at today!
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Changing Vial Smasher/Kydele to something new

 

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 year 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 Ixalan released, 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 my four-color RUBG deck, which was co-helmed by partners Vial Smasher the Fierce and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix, as I swap out Kydele for Trasios, Triton Hero, completely changing the deck’s focus.

What will this change look like? Let’s take a look!
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