Command Tower

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Common
Commander 2019 (C19) Common
Commander 2018 (C18) Common
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Commander Anthology (CM1) Common
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Command Tower

Land

: Gain one mana of any colour in your commander's colour identity.

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Command Tower Discussion

multimedia on Mad Lord Windgrace

1 day ago

Hey, nice budget version of Windgrace and interesting discard strategy.

Command Tower , Exotic Orchard , Savage Lands are excellent budget lands for a Jund manabase. Jund Panorama , Blighted Woodland are other budget Fetch lands good with Ramunap Excavator . Llanowar Wastes , Cinder Glade and Dragonskull Summit are other budget dual lands.

Some upgrades within the budget to consider:

Scavenging Ooze can exile cards that your opponents discard. Neheb is another five drop and all the other five drops here are better than it. Deathrite Shaman can exile cards your opponents discard. Can exile your own or more importantly your opponents lands to make mana. Orcish Lumberjack is good for ramp and it has interaction with Windgrace since you can reanimate the Forests you sac. Can tap the Forest to make mana before you sac it with Lumberjack which means that single Forest can make four mana.

Can reanimate any creature in any graveyard with Animate Dead , includes your opponents graveyard. Opponent discards a big creature you can reanimate it. Hypnotic Specter is the original Specter, one of the original sources of opponent discard and the discard is random which is good. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Rakdos' Crazy Demon Party

5 days ago

Hey, good start and nice budget Rakdos deck.

The flavor is neat with Rakdos as General, but overall this Rakdos is lackluster. Consider Chainer, Nightmare Adept as Commander General? Chainer is being displayed as $8, but it's a glitch. It's not that much, in fact it's less than $2 at TCGPlayer.

Chainer can be an enabler for reanimation by discarding Demons or can recast Apostles from your graveyard. With Chainer any Demon you cheat onto the battlefield with Apostles gets haste. Reanimation and cards that are enablers for reanimation is a good secondary strategy when playing lots of high mana cost Demons. Apostles are the first plan to cheat Demons onto the battlefield and traditional reanimation can be a backup plan to also cheat Demons on the battlefield.

Budget cards to consider adding:

If you like these suggestions I offer help to make cuts. I also offer more advice if you like. Good luck with your deck.

IronDragoon on Panzerforge

1 week ago

Hey sir, I picked up your Vela Edlrazi EDH deck and then saw in the comments about some other cards you think would add a lot. I'm new to EDH so I'm not sure which cards to swap out for the following:

Command Tower

Diabolic Revelation

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

Coat of Arms

I super like the deck and look forward to using these to make it run better.

HalbrechtHalbrecht on "Your Debt Has Come Due" (Teysa)

1 week ago

@Whirlwind_2100 — So I realized after asking you about Sorin that he wasn't even in the deck! (Sorin, Lord of Innistrad is currently in the deck, but Solemn Visitor was in the Maybeboard.) That said, I agree with your assessment of him and removed him from the Maybeboard. I also took out Vampire Nighthawk and several other cards, and upgraded some existing cards with better options.


@multimedia — Thank you for the long and thought-out comment! The funny thing is that a couple of your suggestions are things I had already realized, but hadn't had the time to deal with yet. For instance, I already planned for Heartless Summoning to go — like you said, it's a "non-bo" with my token generators. Same with Obzedat, Ghost Council — it amounts to very slow life drain. And I knew I needed more ramp and improved board wipes.

I had somehow completely forgotten about Command Tower ; thank you for the reminder! Definitely replacing Temple of Silence with that.

I do have a few follow-up questions for you, since you said that you are willing to offer more advice:

  1. You're suggesting taking out almost all of the equipment for buffing Teysa, because "equipping to Teysa is unrealistic". Could you explain what you mean? If it's simply a matter of surviving enough turns to generate enough mana to both cast and equip her, then that isn't an issue. It's not a high power meta, with games generally lasting well beyond Turn 10. In a previous comment, I posted a couple of the other decks that Teysa has to regularly face, and they are hardly fully-optimized themselves. Or were you thinking something else besides mana cost?

  2. If I remove the equipment buffs for Teysa, then what would you say are the deck's current finisher(s) / win-con(s)? Although I agree with you that this deck shouldn't be a fully Voltron deck, it's so easy to get commander damage through with her that, thus far, Teysa herself has been my main finisher, so I like to say that the deck has a Voltron sub-theme. If she's not the finisher, then what is?

  3. Currently, it's usually just my wife and I playing, as we haven't found a playgroup in our new town yet. Since it's 1v1, is it more advisable to keep the hand disruption like Despise in the deck? Or would you still recommend removing it for some of the other spells you suggested? (I do agree on cutting Brain Maggot , though, as it's always been too easy for the opponent to get their card back.)

  4. Finally, RE: Hushbringer , you cite my lack of creatures with ETB/LTB effects as the reason to run it. (Indeed, only Sun Titan has a meaningful ETB effect.) However, I was considering building this deck closer to Judgmental Eyes (Teysa) [[Primer]], which features a lot more creatures, sac outlets, and things that want creatures to die, hence being more of an Aristocrats build. Do you think that's a good direction? Or is a creature-less / -lite version of the deck better?

multimedia on "Your Debt Has Come Due" (Teysa)

2 weeks ago

Hey, I like the idea of your deck, but I think you're going to have difficult time casting a lot of cards here and there's not enough repeatable control to stay alive long enough to cast Teysa. I don't think Voltron or Aristocrats are directions you want to go because there's better Commanders for those strategies. Consider more control and more opponent disruption?

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Temple of Silence
  • Arrest
  • Gift of Orzhova
  • Death Grasp
  • Brain Maggot
  • Despise
  • Hymn to Tourach
  • Castigate
  • Victim of Night
  • Curse of the Cabal
  • Assault Suit
  • Fireshrieker
  • Trepanation Blade
  • Argentum Armor
  • Obzedat, Ghost Council
  • Heartless Summoning

Other than Lashwrithe the other equipment is not doing much because you don't have enough creatures to support it and equipping to Teysa is unrealistic. Unless playing 1v1 Commander then other than Duress lots of other single card one opponent discard isn't impactful enough. Heartless Summoning seems like neat tech to ramp into Teysa or other big creatures, but it completely negates Teysa's 1/1 Spirits and both your Planeswalkers who make 1/1 tokens. For these reasons I would cut it because I think both Planeswalkers repeatable tokens and abilities are better then what Heartless provides.

I think you can take real advantage of Hushbringer because not playing a lot of creatures who have ETB abilities or graveyard interactions with die triggers. You're killing your opponents creatures, opponent die triggers could really hurt you. Hushbringer is powerful disruption in multiplayer Commander. I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.

WickedlyRested on "And now I sac my 7 Doom Engines to Ashnod's..."

2 weeks ago

Have you considered other mana rocks like Fellwar Stone , Arcane Signet , or Mana Crypt ? Also, is there any reason for not running Command Tower ?

Spirits on Tap, Tap, Dragons

3 weeks ago

Hi Bruhmaster,

Is this the commander your talking about? I think with all the dragons Dragon Tempest would be good for the haste and the additional damage (X based on # of dragon you control).

Blinding Fog is a bit high CMC, I might pass on this one, there are others (lower CMC) that do this job.

Urborg Volcano is a no, anything that just ETB tapped not the way to go for sure.

Command Tower is a must include.

Hellkite Charger + Sword of Feast and Famine can get you Infinite Combat Phases, could be a good finish.

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is always fun, and has regenerate.

Steel Hellkite can be good removal.

Bladewing the Risen can recur other ETB dragons, and pump with infinite mana (say from a Worldgorger Dragon make infinite mana)

Just some initial ideas, but I'll have to get my head around exactly what the game plan is with the dragons tomorrow when I have some time.

Cheers!

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Command Tower occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.88%

Golgari: 1.3%

GU (Simic): 2.28%

UB (Dimir): 3.48%

WU (Azorius): 3.39%

GW (Selesnya): 2.73%

WB (Orzhov): 1.87%

RG (Gruul): 2.37%

UR (Izzet): 2.43%

RW (Boros): 4.94%

Rakdos: 1.62%

WUB (Esper): 2.31%

RUG (Temur): 5.2%

RBW (Mardu): 2.23%

BRG (Jund): 3.8%

RGW (Naya): 4.44%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 7.18%

UBR (Grixis): 2.46%

GWU (Bant): 2.71%

RUW (Jeskai, America): 17.14%

BUG (Sultai): 2.76%

GWUB: 27.59%