Axelrod Gunnarson


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Oldschool 93/94 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
Masters Edition III (ME3) Uncommon
Chronicles (CHR) Rare
Legends (LEG) Rare

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Axelrod Gunnarson

Legendary Creature — Giant


Whenever a creature dealt damage by Axelrod Gunnarson this turn dies, you gain 1 life and Axelrod deals 1 damage to target player.

Axelrod Gunnarson Discussion

Eiti3 on Most Obscure/unknown commanders/cards for the ...

2 years ago

Welcome to my area of expertise. I love building decks nobody has ever thought up and using cards that are purely jank. I'll name a commander and then couple cards people have either forgot or think are useless and a general theme you could play (no pressure to play it that way).

  • Asmira, Holy Avenger: Hunting Grounds, Centaur Omenreader, Nacatl War-Pride. I'd try either a token based deck (Eldrazi Spawn/Scions) that powers itself off of sacrificing creatures (Birthing Pod and Ashnod's Altar) or a Cleric tribal with some recursion (Children of Korlis and Grave Sifter).

  • Atalya, Samite Master: Cleansing, Well of Lost Dreams, Celestial Dawn. You could play a stax and/or group slug deck, abusing your life gaining abilities (Heartstone, Rings of Brighthearth and Illusionist's Bracers) or a surprise fatty deck that drops a huge dude (Phyrexian Processor or Vengeful Archon) thanks to mana doublers (Extraplanar Lens, Gauntlet of Power, and Caged Sun).

  • Axelrod Gunnarson: Kusari-Gama, Invasion Plans, Dolmen Gate. Axelrod would be your standard voltron deck, but to spice it up, why not make it so you do those "group hug" cards that give your opponents creatures (Varchild's War-Riders) and make them block so you end up doing damage and a In Garruk's Wake each combat? Don't forget some sort of deathtouch (Whip of Erebos.)

  • Ayumi, the Last Visitor: Cream of the Crop, Greater Good, Nantuko Mentor. Another deck where you would instantly think voltron, right? Maybe do an ETB deck focusing on your commander and her power (a surprising amount of cards that deal with power). Sac'ing it for whatever reason (Birthing Pod or Greater Good) and then recurring it somehow (Eternal Witness or Lifeline) to make some extremely unlikely combos.
  • And those are just the "A's" when I searched on gatherer for all legendary creatures. I could go on, but it's up to your creativity. If you like what I'm pitchin, feel free to either take one of these ideas or do some research of your own on a commander you might want to do something phunky with.

    Livingham on Heavy Metal + Magic cards ...

    2 years ago

    I've always loved Indestructible Aura, it's a terrible card and is not only not an aura but it doesn't give anything indestructible. Regardless, I feel like the art is just too metal not to include. While also a terrible card, Axelrod Gunnarson seems like he fits right in seeing as his name could easily belong to the lead guitarist of a metal band.

    TheDracogenius on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

    3 years ago

    I would argue that Melira, Sylvok Outcast does belong in tier 4 rather than 5, since there are a couple of combos with her and persist creatures like Woodfall Primus that are truly devastating if you have a sacrafice outlet and not that hard to fire off. Melira is by no means consistantly broken or the best choice for a mono green deck, but I have seen lists that are fairly competetive. I just think that it is unfair to give her the same grade as Axelrod Gunnarson, because she is a key card in many combos you can assemble fairly quick with all the creature tutors green has.

    Lame_Duck on Most Useless Commander?

    3 years ago

    The_Raven, Axelrod Gunnarson is far from useless; he has the fantastic ability of giving you an excuse to say the name Axelrod Gunnarson.

    The_Raven on Most Useless Commander?

    3 years ago

    Faceless_Being that card is OP compared to Ur-Drago, Jedit Ojanen and, the worst of all commanders, Axelrod Gunnarson...

    DaringApprentice on All Possible Commanders

    3 years ago

    These are all the Azorius commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Ayesha Tanaka, Gosta Dirk, Hunding Gjornersen, Ith, High Arcanist, Jedit Ojanen, Kasimir the Lone Wolf, and Tobias Andrion.

    These are all the Dimir commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Circu, Dimir Lobotomist, Nebuchadnezzar, Princess Lucrezia, Ramirez DePietro, Riven Turnbull, Sivitri Scarzam, and Ur-Drago.

    These are all the Rakdos commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Axelrod Gunnarson, Barktooth Warbeard, Lady Orca, Pavel Maliki, Rakdos the Defiler, and Rohgahh of Kher Keep.

    These are all the Gruul commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Jerrard of the Closed Fist, Livonya Silone, Marhault Elsdragon, Stangg, Sunastian Falconer, and The Lady of the Mountain.

    These are all the Selesnya commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Daughter of Autumn, Gabriel Angelfire, Jasmine Boreal, Kei Takahashi, Lady Caleria, Lord Magnus, Sir Shandlar of Eberyn, and Torsten Von Ursus.

    These are all the Orzhov commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Selenia, Dark Angel.

    These are all the Golgari commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Iname as One, Rhys the Exiled, and Thelon of Havenwood.

    These are all the Boros commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Munda, Ambush Leader.

    These are all the Grixis commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Mishra, Artificer Prodigy.

    These are all the Jund commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Bartel Runeaxe.

    These are all the Naya commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Jacques le Vert.

    These are all the Five-Colored commanders I could find that weren't in your list: Atogatog.

    Cybersix on 100% White Border Bolas

    3 years ago

    lol haven't seen Axelrod Gunnarson for a while...the first Legend I ever owned :)

    JA14732 on The Most Unlikely Commanders

    3 years ago

    Try taking a look at Legends. You'll find a slew of WTF legendary creatures, like Adun Oakenshield. Or Axelrod Gunnarson. Or Boris Devilboon. Or Dakkon Blackblade, for Esper ramp shenanigans. Or Gabriel Angelfire. Or Halfdane actually seems REALLY freakin' cool. Hazezon Tamar is actually a good commander, and I'm sure that you could build a deck out of Tetsuo Umezawa.

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