Austere Command

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander 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

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*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.

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Austere Command Discussion

Pieguy396 on W: IMA singles. H: binder

17 hours ago

Hello there! Did you open a box of Iconic Masters this past weekend, and now have a bunch of singles that you're looking to trade! I'm interested! I'm particularly looking for the following cards (with MTGStocks.com prices, as TappedOut hasn't updated):

I also have a binder containing my haves and some of me other wants.

Thanks in advance!

DRye2000 on Job 38:1

3 days ago

Overall, your deck seems like it's got a bit of an identity crisis. On one hand, it wants to play loads of big, splashy angels, but on the other, it wants to be a classic UW draw-go control sort of build. If you want to go the angel tribal route, I would switch the commander to something that gets you access to green, like Jenara, Asura of War or Sigarda, Host of Herons in order to get some much needed ramp (more on that later). If you want a more controlling build, I would stick with GAAIV but cut most of the angels. Control builds in EDH tend to win via infinite combo (in the case of "traditional" control, like your deck) or via locking everyone else out of the game with cards like Smokestack and Winter Orb.

Also, you're in sore need of some card draw. Without it, you're going to be stuck in the late-game waiting to topdeck something useful while your opponents are winning the game. Rhystic Study and it's cousin, Mystic Remora are staple cards for blue decks. Adding some extra cantrips, like Brainstorm, Anticipate, and Preordain will help you stack your draws and get the best of your cards. Some other good card draw options are Recurring Insight, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Fact or Fiction, Foresee, Blue Sun's Zenith, and Consecrated Sphinx.

I mentioned ramp earlier, which your deck DEFINITELY needs more of. Angels are expensive, and they won't do you much good when you don't have the mana to cast them. First of all, I recommend running at least 36 lands, and maybe picking up a few more dual lands, like Azorius Chancery and Glacial Fortress. Another important thing to consider is mana rocks. Azorius Signet is an autoinclude, Hedron Archive is great in slower decks, and Fellwar Stone, while more effective in 3 to 5 colors, is still a great rock, especially when you're playing against two or three other people who'll probably have the colors of mana you'll need. White also has some non-artifact ramp options, like Weathered Wayfarer and Land Tax, which often put in serious work. If you splash some green, you also get stuff like Cultivate/Kodama's Reach, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Burgeoning, and Exploration to help get your angels out as quick as possible.

You're also running low on tutor effects, which are essential in a format where you can only run 1 copy of a given card. Unfortunately, the best tutor effects (for your deck) are green and black, so you'll have to make do with cards like Enlightened Tutor, Muddle the Mixture, and Fabricate, although adding green (hint hint) gets you great cards like Eladamri's Call, Wargate, and Green Sun's Zenith.

Finally, I would cut out some of your worse counterspells (Absorb, Dispel, etc.) for some removal, hate cards, and better counterspells. Board wipes like Austere Command, Wrath of God, Supreme Verdict, and overloaded Cyclonic Rift are all extremely useful, hate cards like Rest in Peace, Dawn to Dusk, and Grafdigger's Cage hose powerful decks, and white, being the king of removal, has some awesome spells like Path to Exile, Condemn, and Oblivion Ring. For counterspells, I would consider Cryptic Command, Summary Dismissal, Overwhelming Intellect, and of course, Counterspell.

Rusty_Shackleford on GAAIV stax

4 days ago

I wouldn't call this a Stax deck so much as hard control. It's actually very similar to mine in a lot of ways except mine does not have the Aura Thief combo kill.

I don't know what sort of investment you intend to put into this and won't recommend Anthony too pricey, but I do have a few suggestions.

Clever Impersonator Phyrexian Metamorph because it's less mana intensive and your target is almost always going to be a creature or artifact anyway.

Kirtar's Wrath Terminus and/or add Austere Command because they're simply better and the two spirits are absolutely inconsequential.

Mystical Tutor. Too many good targets.

A little more on the pricey side,but Idyllic Tutor--your kill is essentially enchantment-based--and Academy Rector (for similar reasons.)

Future Sight = raw card advantage.

Cut some of the weaker stuff like Telepathy, Burnished Hart, Imposing Sovereign, etc and add more land. With your curve 35 simply won't get it done. You need to be able to hit your land drops for the first five or so turns.

Ocelot44 on The Brave and The Bald

1 week ago

I know you said you don't want to run much removal, but have you thought about running Austere Command? Most of your creatures are CMC 3 or less, and you don't run many enchantments so you won't lose much most of the time.

Leave / Chance is a great way to protect your own permanents against removal as well

BS-T on Ojutai Tokenslinger

1 week ago

You've got Distortion Strike and probably better Slip Through Space for good evasion.

For flavour and more birds from Dovescape you could use Taigam’s Strike instead.

Clarification needed on whether Dovescape checks for total CMC of split cards but something like Commit/Memory is good support if so - and/or Dusk just because.

In the same vein, Retribution of the Meek, Fell the Mighty and Kirtar's Wrath are good wipes for token decks along with Austere Command that you already have.

DrkNinja on [Primer] Doran the Unstoppable

2 weeks ago

I think Gaze of Granite would be a good replacement for duneblast. Also very confused why Austere Command isn't here.

A good staple I every wash deck that I'd consider because of the synergy, Vedalken Orrery; you can flash in creatures and enchantments to buff your dudes for combat tricks.

As far as cuts I'd go with Mortify, as Putrefy and krosan grip have you covered with spot removal. Actually you just have WAY TOO MUCH spot removal I think. You are a creature deck not a control deck. Path over swords, cut solidarity because bar the door and tower defense are better, vindicate is just a bad anguished unmaking, vampiric tutor over Diabolic tutor.

I also don't like Kami of the old stone or looming Alistair, for 4 mana you should be getting more out of your creatures in EDH.

Gypsyhatten on Karametra - I heard you like ramp

3 weeks ago

Upptckte att tappedout inte tillter svenska bokstver, men fuck it

ADDITIONS

  • Farhaven Elf - en smre Wood Elves men fortfarande rtt s bra

  • Whitemane Lion - om du gillar att rampa med Greenbelt Rampager s finns den hr jkeln, och flash innebr att du kan gra det precis innan det blir din tur (t.ex. hlla uppe mana fr Beast Within men om inget farligt behvde removas s kan du rampa p instant speed), men utan din commander r det ett rtt s dtt kort om du inte har ngon annan hftig ETB creature p bordet som du kan returna och recasta

  • Stonecloaker - som Whitemane Lion fast med inbyggd graveyard hate vilket gr honom mer relevant ven utan din commander

  • Ramunap Excavator - bra med Krosan Verge, Myriad Landscape osv. och mot mill/discard, men r annars inte s relevant

  • Solemn Simulacrum - vldigt bra att ha men lite trkig i en grn lek som inte bygger runt sacrifice/reanimation/artifacts

  • Elemental Bond - effektiv card draw nr man spelar med stora dudes

  • Temur Sabertooth - lter dig runka med extra ETBs och galen mngd ramp, men r vldigt irrelevant i situationer dr du behver ngot med mer impact

  • Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist - duglig combat buff, duglig pillowfort

  • Primordial Hydra - vill du ha en spelbar manadump hydra utver Hydra Broodmaster s r den r en ordentlig must-answer nr man castar den fr X>=5

  • Tireless Tracker - att den blir strre r inte s relevant men det r riktigt bra landfall, dock att behva betala 2 fr card draw r lite meckigt men bra om du ofta knner att du fr slut p gas

  • Emeria Angel - landfall som kanske inte r helt smst, men inte srskilt impactful heller

  • Woodland Bellower - om du har kort som Reclamation Sage, Eternal Witness och Wood Elves s r det hr ett ganska mysigt toolbox-kort

  • Sylvan Reclamation - vldigt bra removal och basic landcycling kan rdda dliga starthnder, men cmc5 r rtt s dyrt

  • Return to Dust - ocks bra removal men jag fredrar Sylvan Reclamation, denna r ett mana billigare men man vill oftast lgga den p sorcery speed

  • Oblation - ganska stor downside att ge motstndaren card draw, men jag gillar mjligheten att lgga det p en egen permanent som hller p att bli removad eller p en token fr lite emergency card draw

  • Momentous Fall - instant speed r det viktiga hr, kan lggas som svar p att ngon frsker remova en fet creature s fr du fet card draw istllet, eller bara lggas p sin tur nr man behver grva efter ett svar och olikt Rishkar's Expertise & co s kan man inte dda creaturen som svar p att du frsker dra kort, fr sacrifice r del av kostnaden (dock kan du counterspellas och d har du varken din creature eller kort)

  • Seasons Past - ungefr en till Praetor's Counsel fast billigare, det r inte allt fr ofta man behver returna mer n ett kort per cmc och recursion av flera kort kan vara vrt att spela mer n en kopia av

  • Traverse the Outlands - relativt billig big ramp men krver board presence och din strsta creature kanske blir removad som svar

  • Hour of Revelation, Planar Cleansing och Akroma's Vengeance - jag gillar dessa board wipes vldigt mycket, extra mycket nr din commander kan ta smllen utan att bry sig, och nr din lek r creature heavy s pverkar dessa dig nstan lika mycket som en Wrath of God medan dina motstndare fr ta massiv skit

  • Day of Judgment - en extra kopia av Wrath of God

  • Explosive Vegetation - bra ramp, men inte p samma niv som Cultivate och Kodama's Reach, och inte heller creature synergy som med Wood Elves och Farhaven Elf

  • Lightning Greaves och Swiftfoot Boots - du har en duglig mngd creatures som vill sl direkt och/eller vill bli skyddade, men det r ltt hnt att du fr slut p gas med kort som dessa

  • Seer's Sundial - en lite smre men lite tligare Tireless Tracker, n en gng bra om du fr slut p gas ofta

  • Primeval Bounty - inte srskilt bra fr 6 mana men mysig mngd token spam och lifegain om du gillar det

  • True Conviction - kostar mycket men lifeswingen man kan f r absurd

  • Mirari's Wake - big mana becomes even bigger, skulle inte sga att den r bttre n Zendikar Resurgent i din lek men man kan alltid ha en extra av samma effekt

  • Evolutionary Leap - bra stt att uppgradera mana dorks och dylikt till pseudo-card draw, men r inte alls lika bra som riktig card draw

  • Garruk, Primal Hunter - primra syftet r att lgga -3 fr en lite smre Rishkar's Expertise, men man kan ocks vara modig och spawna tokens och frska lta honom verleva

  • Temple of Plenty - helt okej dual land, scry ska inte underskattas men den kommer nd in tapped och gr inte att fetcha

  • Homeward Path, Scavenger Grounds, Ghost Quarter och Tectonic Edge - det r bra att ha svar pklistrat p lnder som kommer in untapped, men man vill inte ha fr mnga lnder som gr colorless (och som inte kan fetchas)

  • Blighted Woodland - en bttre/smre Myriad Landscape om du gillar effekten, denna kan man anvnda fr mana direkt men att det kostar totalt 5 fr att rampa med den r dyrt, speciellt nr du vill lgga din commander nr du har 5 mana

  • Emeria, The Sky Ruin - ett vldigt lngsamt och mysigt kort men som du kan f igng rtt s tidigt med din commander, du har dock ingen annan sacrifice/reanimation synergy s ibland har den inget att returna

  • Eventuellt fler basics - ven om din commander rampar och du har mycket annan ramp s mste man kunna behlla bra hnder och ha rd att lgga sina kort speciellt med en s hg average cmc, det r rekommenderat att sikta p 45 reliable mana sources (lnder + unconditional ramp som inte kostar 4+)

  • Sigarda, Host of Herons - en duglig beater och protection, men har utver det inte s mycket med leken att gra, jmfrelsevis s har Avacyn, Angel of Hope mer impact

  • Oracle of Mul Daya - vldigt bra ramp/pseudo-card draw, simply put

  • Lotus Cobra - kan balla ur med din commander p samma stt som Amulet of Vigor

  • Teferi's Protection - nnu bttre n Heroic Intervention, nstan lite trkig fr att den r fr bra men skaffa den om du har cash

  • Austere Command - en av de bsta board wipesen i spelet, flexibiliteten r absurd

  • Akroma's Memorial - en ordentlig soppa av combat buffs men kostar vldigt mycket mana fr ett kort som inte gr ngot i sig sjlvt och kommer vilja removas allt fr ofta

  • Mind's Eye - vldigt bra card draw nr man har mycket ramp

  • Sylvan Library - otroligt bra card selection och i ndsituationer kan man betala liv fr att gra det till otroligt bra card draw

  • Asceticism och Privileged Position - ganska trkiga "sluta interagera med mig"-kort och du ter fortfarande skit mot board wipes, men det kan vara snt som avgr games ocks

  • Aura Shards - vldigt bra removal nr man r creature/token heavy, fuck alla mana rocks

  • Temple Garden och Savannah (lol kp inte pls) - de bsta dual landsen som kan fetchas med din commander och Krosan Verge , auto-include om man vill spendera pengar

  • Windswept Heath - fetch land som kan leta upp duals untapped, auto-include om man vill spendera pengar

  • Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - big devotion big mana, din commander ger dig big mana but you can always go bigger

CUTS

  • Elvish Visionary, Wall of Blossoms, Wall of Omens - de kommer antagligen vara bra just pga. din commander men de kan cuttas fr roligare kort om du har ont om plats

  • Pathbreaker Ibex - utan haste r han ganska tveksam, men man kan ocks gamblea p att motstndarna inte har removal s ballar han ur

  • Selvala, Explorer Returned - vldigt incosistent ramp och det r inte bra att ge motstndare card draw, men hon r kawaii

  • Subjugator Angel - en finisher fr aggro mot trga board states men hjlper inte mot pillowfort enchantments/lnder och riskerar att bara tvinga ut en Cyclonic Rift/Evacuation/Fog osv., beror p hur ofta du sjlv har knt att den har legat p handen och varit irrelevant

  • Trostani, Selesnya's Voice - enablar devotion och lifegain kan vara mysigt, men populate r sllan relevant och r bara en 2/5

  • Ulvenwald Observer - card draw r bra men folk kommer antagligen inte lgga vanliga board wipes med honom ute och du har inget eget stt att sacrifica, och han sjlv har inte trample

  • Mosswort Bridge och Windbrisk Heights - jag har gett upp p hideaway, alldeles fr inconsistent och conditional

  • Boundless Realms - vldigt bra spell men kanske blir ett dtt kort lite fr ofta om du redan har rampat med din commander, beror p din uppfattning

  • Nature's Lore - typ den bsta rampspellen fr 2, men personligen tycker jag Cultivate/Kodama's Reach r bttre pga. card advantage och Wood Elves pga. creature synergy

  • Revive - smre n Regrowth, fortfarande kanske spelbar

  • Selesnya Signet - signets r bland de bsta rocksen men grnt ska inte behva artifact ramp, just signets kan dock lta en keepa hnder med bara vita/colorless lnder

  • Thought Vessel - samma argument som ovan, no maximum hand size r vldigt verskattat, ven om du ngon gng drar 15 kort s behver du nstan aldrig behlla mer n de 7 bsta, och i grnt kan du spela med recursion som gr discarden nnu mer irrelevant

  • Staff of Nin - borde cuttas nr du lgger in bttre card draw, den r vldigt lngsam

Kosmokatze on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

3 weeks ago

Hey NonsouHiebara,

Thank you for sharing your great deck. I am a long time follower and I love this deck, because it plays the kind of magic which I enjoy the most: Artifacts and a mono-white build. Let's face it: mono white is the single-worst color in Commander. However, your deck is powerful with strong synergies and a flavourful theme, without swingy, game-ending cards and combos. I am taking a break from competitive commander, because it does not fit for me. There are other formats that do that for me. Therefore, I am strongly considering building a mono-white attrition deck for a more casual meta.

I would love to hear your thoughts on some cards.


Mana Crypt it is amazing, but it can do a lot of damage to you (1.5 a turn on average). It is great for decks that try to win fast. I think its probably fine to add it here since you have lifegain but I feel like you are a little slow to try to push for the win. The damage can add up quickly, especially when you aren't lucky with the random results.

Alternative Suggestions:

Wayfarer's Bauble is solid land ramp. I would rather have lands in play than a mana stone as they tend to get blown up. It's cheap to use and doesnt leave you with a target for things like Austere Command. It also lets you ramp into a turn 3 Balan, Wandering Knight.

Tithe is instant speed and let's you dropping lands when you fall behind.


Sensei's Divining Top I have started seeing this card a bit less as a staple for every deck.Card selection is always amazing and the more often you can refresh your selection the better this card becomes. It is amazing when you can manage to shuffle once per turn. This means that every turn, you get access to the best of three cards as your draw. It is great for trigger Miracle, like Terminus, even in your opponents turn. However, you don't have a lot ways to shuffle your deck to filter off the bad cards.

Alternative Suggestions:

Crystal Ball is topdeck manipulation where you dig into the cards you want or need. Whithout many shuffle effects it can make a nice addition.

Mind's Eye is one of the more powerful actual card draw effects available to mono white. It does not provide topdeck manipulation and it consumes a lot of mana. It is no Consecrated Sphinx and it may sit for a round until it provides value. However, it is very reliable card draw, especially if not answered quickly.

Crucible of Worlds is a good backup plan for your many utility lands. It turns Inventors' Fair into an engine. You already run Buried Ruin and Petrified Field which make this setup hard to disrupt. Personally I like including fetchlands if you are going to include this card just to expand what you can do with it. In mono color I tend to not run fetchlands. With Crucible I would consider fetchlands so I tend to have more shuffling, also for Sensei's Top.


Wrath of God and Day of Judgment are great when you are facing very fast decks. However, they lack versatility. At least the Wrath is a flavourful card and mostly stronger than Day of Judgment.

Alternative Suggestions:

Rout can wrath the board at instant speed as a nice surprise option.

Tragic Arrogance and Divine Reckoning work good with your voltron strategy. Keep your best creature and equipment and destroy the rest. Tragic Arrogance can also handle Indestructible and Hexproof, which is a great benefit.

Hallowed Burial Generally speaking I find it hard ever wanting to miracle Terminus. It can be nice with topdeck manipulation especially with Sensei's Divining Top, but I have also concerns with that card. Overall, I feel like the cheaper overall mana cost of Hallowed Burial could be a bit more solid than the random situations where you can profitably miracle cast Terminus.


Grasp of Fate and Angel of Sanctions are both efficient and versatile removal options. Your opponents will typically answer them quickly to get their cards back. I see it more like tempo cards, if you want to push for the win.

Alternative Suggestions:

Aura of Silence can act as as removal or as a tax and slowing effect on opponents until you want to remove something.You can access it with Enlightened Tutor and bring it back with Sun Titan.

Ray of Distortion is costly, but I think it's an underplayed card. Instant speed two-for-one removal is not too bad in my book.

Karmic Guide is amazing recursion on legs. It works well with Reveillark, even if you don't run Clone style effects.


Serra Ascendant is more aggressive and looking for swords. It's a nice and cheap beater.People get really pissed off when they see this on turn one and it usually leads to the whole table running you over first. Anyway, after clubbing a single opponent to under half life people start stabilizing and then you will turn the game into archenemy.

Transcendent Master Not really sure what to say. I think it's a very flavourful option and he gives you something to dump mana into. He can carry equipment and scales well into the late game. On the other hand he is very slow and everybody at the table will see it coming.

Alternative Suggestions:

Wall of Reverence acts as an amazing blocker paired with its lifegain it grants some great sustainability. You don't need to attack to gain life, which makes it great in more situations against decks that push hard on life. You also get the life end of your turn which can make a differnce.

Gisela, the Broken Blade comes down early, has evasion and lifelink. She's an efficient beater.

Baneslayer Angel is just an efficient beater, much like Gisela. She is very good at that. Again, it's a slow card, but so is Transcendent Master.

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