Adamaro, First to Desire


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Rare

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Adamaro, First to Desire

Legendary Creature — Spirit

Adamaro, First to Desire's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in the hand of the opponent with the most cards in hand.

Adamaro, First to Desire Discussion

Darth_Savage on R/B draw

9 months ago

Kederekt Parasite, only works if you have a red permanent (Artifact, Enchantment, Creature or Planeswalker), you don't have any. Your playing in a similar space to Owling Mine (Ebony Owl Netsuke) decks, but wanting to leverage discard, so Gnat Miser might make more sense as a 1 drop creature. There are a couple of 3 drop creatures which are worth considering too Master of the Feast and Adamaro, First to Desire. Lastly here are a couple of spells that cause hand discard and draw; Reforge the Soul and Wheel of Fate and one that plays well with Burning Inquiry if you keep it Runeflare Trap. Hope this helps, good luck with your brew.

Maringam on howling owl

1 year ago

I'd replace the Reality Shifts with Lightning Bolts, and the Adamaro, First to Desires with Snapcasters.

Draw_Wurm on Most Obscure/unknown commanders/cards for the ...

2 years ago

Hey Crayonmuffin. There's some great suggestions here from people, and really like Eiti3's brew ideas. I brewed mine on a similar line of thinking. I took a look on EDHREC for commanders with few decks and picked out Adamaro, First to Desire and brewed it around "cards in hands and artifacts matter". It's got fun cards, a few bombs and some interesting effects:

Shoot that Adamaro: Adamaro EDH Primer

Commander / EDH Draw_Wurm


The Kamigawa legends are generally quite good to brew around in the way that some are a bit odd. For example if you're looking for something that makes games interesting then cards like Horobi, Death's Wail that subtly change how opponents have to play can be fun.

Angry Gray Beard did a good blog series about obscure Commander tech here which I found quite useful for stuff you don't always see:

Draw_Wurm on Blockers and defences that don't ...

2 years ago

Interested in people's experience/wisdom. I'm trying to work on the creature mix in my Adamaro deck. The aim of the deck is to durdle and play group hug draw and balance that with cards that slow our opponents' ability to take advantage such as War's Toll. We try not to make ourselves conspicuous and then launch a big threat late on (Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Blightsteel Colossus, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth) or bleed our opponents out using Repercussion\Vicious Shadows and small ping damage.

Shoot that Adamaro through my deck

Commander / EDH* Draw_Wurm


Cards like Meekstone feel like they draw a lot of immediate hate and attention. Ditto Winter Orb and Torpor Orb and other cards that shut things down. Silent Arbiter and Smoke also feel like they may draw some hate.

Teferi's Puzzle Box has worked well because it disrupts strategies but doesn't cut access to cards.

At the minute I'm using Adamaro, First to Desire itself as a cheap cmc chump blocker that tends to fluctuate between being a 4/4 and a 7/7. Early game we use cards like Soldevi Sentry because it boosts Adamaro and is a regenerating shield to subtly discourage people, which seems to work.

I've just recently swapped in Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs as a ghostly prison effect. I'm also trying Masticore, again for the regeneration, it's inbuilt Pyrohemia and the fact we don't care too much about discard.

Other blockers I looked at include Jhoira's Toolbox and Living Wall as other regenerating blockers, and alternatively Sentinel as something that scales with the threat.

Mogg Maniac offers something a bit different.

Raging_Squiggle on Help with Commander direction.

3 years ago

I have a fun aggro deck I made. Adamaro, First to Desire is the commander. Definitely not top tier or competitive but it's really fun to play. You force everyone to keep their hand size or higher and just beat them down with commander damage.

lagotripha on Oh Yeah

3 years ago

Act of Aggression costs 4 life but is instant speed. Most Black Vise equivalents in modern are cards like Adamaro, First to Desire- just not great- Modern attempts at this kind of thing in rackdos are usually of the Blightning/Shrieking Affliction flavour.Corpse Blockade is a neat sacrifice outlet that dodges anger- nice spot. Molten Vortex, Outpost Siege and Faithless Looting are a bit out of place here- some more burn or control spells would likely fill out the slots well. The main thing is deciding what you want the deck to do and focussing in on that.

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