Austere Command

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Austere Command

Sorcery

Choose two-

*Destroy all artifacts.

*Destroy all enchantments.

*Destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 3 or less.

*Destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 4 or greater.

Austere Command Discussion

Patryn on Superfriends with Super Benefits

4 days ago

Interesting changes. In my experience with the new set, Teferi, Time Raveler makes it easy for opponents to combo off since only you can interact with them. Maybe you don't have to deal with infinite combos in your meta?

Have you considered 2 mana land tutors like Farseek , Nature's Lore , Three Visits , etc. instead of some of your artifacts? Tezzeret can untap artifacts which is nice but I prefer the consistency of land ramp.

Why Black Sun's Zenith over something simple like Damnation or Austere Command ? Does the indestructibility come into play? In that case I'd go with Hallowed Burial or Descend upon the Sinful unless you really want that shuffle effect.

Liliana, Dreadhorde General is great and has won me multiple games with her ult.

Davihelio on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 week ago

Rise of the Dark Realms is three more mana tho, and now and then Command the Dreadhorde can pick one or two planeswalkers which is great value. And since you can not always win inmediately the turn you use either of those, Command the Dreadhorde makes easier for you to leave some mana open for interaction if needed.

With this strategy, Im not so sure about running Merciless Eviction or Hallowed Burial since you want to use Command or Rise after a boardwipe. Merciless is probably still worth just for the flexibility, but Austere Command is probably enough for that matter.

GhostChieftain on Creating a Stax Ban List

1 week ago

Are all other players just playing aggro with creatures that do nothing? Although stax is a form of control, having some cards with controlling aspects is the way to stop it. Some example cards that stop a lot of staxy things:

Harmonic Sliver and Reclamation Sage kill so many individual stax permanents and still give you a permanent. Any spell that destroys artifact and/or enchantments is awesome to have.

Board wipes like Crux of Fate or Blasphemous Act are also great for getting a stax player down. There are plenty of creature wipes as well as wipes that get other permanent types. Austere Command , Bane of Progress , and Cyclonic Rift come to mind.

Counter magic is the best way to stop literally anything. A well timed Counterspell can potentially ruin a player's next 3 turns.

Banning stax is one way to make it stop, but if someone is playing an opressive deck any other players can and should gang up on them so they have a better chance

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov vampires

1 week ago

You're a bit high on your avg. cmc for aggro (closer to 3 to 3.3 will work much faster), you might want a few more pieces of removal and ramp, a lot more draw, and different finishers. What kinda budget are you working with?

Shared Animosity , Reconnaissance (look up the rulings, this is one of the best finishers in this deck), Swords to Plowshares , Austere Command , Sol Ring , Boros Signet , Rakdos Signet , Orzhov Signet , Fellwar Stone , Diabolic Intent , Necropotence , Dark Prophecy , Herald's Horn , Greed , and Enlightened Tutor to search up your draw engines.

In the meantime, feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires.

eliakimras on Clones, Clones everywhere

2 weeks ago

Congratulations for your deck! I like the idea of cloning stuff, and I am still trying to find a build that works. If I can give you a hint, prefer cards that can clone any creature on the field over the cards that can only clone your creatures (everyone should have a Consecrated Sphinx , right? Not only your opponent).

I don't feel like would help you much with cloning. The best (and maybe only) white card that refers to cloning is Mirrorweave .

If you look at https://edhrec.com/themes/clones, you will see that almost all clone effects are blue: Clone , Vizier of Many Faces , Gigantoplasm , Vesuvan Shapeshifter , Body Double , Mirror Image , Supplant Form , Blatant Thievery , Clone Legion , Mirror Match . If you want to copy spells aswell, Insidious Will , Swarm Intelligence and Spelltwine are there for you.

gives you Mirror Match , Dack's Duplicate , Dualcaster Mage , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Protean Raider , Flameshadow Conjuring and Sunbird's Invocation .

gives you Evil Twin and all black tutors and removal.

gives you Altered Ego , Progenitor Mimic , Spitting Image and all of green ramp and removal. For me, it is the best color to splash on a blue clone deck, because it also allows the Biovisionary alternative win-condition.

As long as commander suggestions are concerned, here are some ideas:

Riku of Two Reflections is the go-to clone commander. He has all the relevant colors for cloning (), but he is crazy expensive at 20 dollars, so it might be good to consider other options:

You can have Keiga, the Tide Star as your commander. This way, you can clone him and let the copy Keiga die to the legend rule. When the Keiga copy dies, you can steal an opponent's creature, while still having the original Keiga.

You can have Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer as your commander. He is a win condition by himself, giving tokens haste and making all of them bigger. Red gives you a lot of token generators: Brass's Bounty , Flameshadow Conjuring , Storm the Vault  Flip among others. Imagine creating a token copy of a Kokusho, the Evening Star , then turn all your tokens into Kokusho, then sacrificing all them to the legend rule, then draining all your oponents for lethal. Great value!

You can have Tatyova, Benthic Druid as your commander. She doesn't refer to a clone strategy, but she gives a lot of card draw by just playing lands (your hand will always be filled). You can clone Rampaging Baloths and Avenger of Zendikar for a massive win. Also, you have access to all the blue-green clones and the Biovisionary + Rite of Replication combo.

If you want to use altogether, you might consider Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder or Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis . Yidris allows you to use Evil Twin and all the black removal. Yidris also increases the value you get from playing spells by cascading into other spells. // K&T, on the other hand, gives you card advantage and makes you less threatening while you build your board. White also gives you access to great boardwipes ( Austere Command ).

All in all, good luck in your deckbuilding and have fun!

Last_Laugh on Daddy Markov's Vampires

2 weeks ago

I saw your deck earlier and I saw you'd obviously either already seen my deck or my posts for other peoples decks so I didn't post here. You asked for help though, so here I be. Only a few changes that I'd immediately make.

Talisman of Indulgence and Fellwar Stone are both good rocks here.

Austere Command is a flexible modular boardwipe.

Necropotence and/or Dark Prophecy for more card draw. You have lifegain to offset the life loss, but Sorin, Solemn Visitor if you feel you need more.

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Austere Command occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

White: 0.86%

GW (Selesnya): 0.85%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.48%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.37%

RBW (Mardu): 0.47%