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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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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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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Single Card Discussion: Cultural Exchange

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Pure // Simple and Bloodforged Battle-Axe, 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 years and years ago, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at it for EDH. Today’s card is the classic Odyssey card, Cultural Exchange!

Let’s take a deeper look at this unusual card!
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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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