Derevi, Empyrial Tactician


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Mythic Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare

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Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

Legendary Creature — Bird Wizard


Whenever Derevi, Empyrial Tactician enters the battlefield or a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you may tap or untap target permanent.

: Put Derevi onto the battlefield from the command zone.

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Derevi, Empyrial Tactician Discussion

Trainyaj on Food Chain Derevi EDH

1 day ago

This is great but I would add in some more combos as that is what Derevi, Empyrial Tactician is made for.

jaystorm on [PRIMER] Death & Staxes: Competitive Meren EDH

1 week ago

Hi! I've been working on a stax deck of my own using this list as a base, and everyone I know hates it! There's been a sort of power level arms race at my LGS, and I'm trying my best to keep things 'fair.' The decks arn't quite CEDH level yet save for a Selvala, Heart of the Wilds brostorm deck,Nekusar, the Mindrazer storm deck, and a tuned Derevi, Empyrial Tactician stax list. I have been experiencing some level of difficulty with Derevi and some Estrid, the Masked lists ramping faster than I can lay down my stax pieces/untapping and drawing cards through my stax pieces. Should I compensate with Pithing Needle and Sorcerous Spyglass to shut out their commanders? Usually at tables there are a lot of interactive decks and I quickly become the villain, so meren has a hard time sticking around. Should I add in ways to protect her like Cavern of Souls or Lightning Greaves, or should I just invest more into making my list more independent?

Dankey on Derevi Stax because who needs friends? "Budget"

1 week ago

Opposition would be great if Derevi, Empyrial Tactician wasn't our commander. We can already tap just as many permanents when we have a board full of creatures.

It costs the exact same cmc as Derevi's "flash" ability (), it's more difficult to cast at , and can only be played at sorcery speed. The only advantage I can think of is if we play against an opponent with several blockers, which is unusual for my meta but can be answered with Ulvenwald Tracker or Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite.

Cyberseb on Win condition

2 weeks ago

Thrasios, Triton Hero

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

Jodah, Archmage Eternal

Thinking about building a new deck and I really love theses 3 but I have no ideas what could be a good win condition.

If anyone could show me 1 or 2 win con with each general it would be awesome.

cdkime on The Rule of Law/Arcane Lab ...

2 weeks ago

Not really trying to get into this debate again, but I'll repeat what I've said before several times: Red/White can do some of the necessary components of cEDH, but it can't do them well.

Red Elemental Blast, Illumination, etc. are all situational, meaning they're often dead cards in hand.

Sunforger is to tutor and find four-mana spell. Not bad, but not fast enough or wide-reaching enough for multiplayer cEDH, where you have to deal with multiple threats and a Flash-Hulk can win on turn two.

As bushido_man96 mentioned, the ramp and card draw options are relatively mediocre. Land Tax is a solid card, but it can't compete with dedicated Green ramp.

While you can do Stax in Red/White, you're forgoing what Blue, Black, and Green bring you, as well as lacking Stax powerhouses like Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, or even a command-zone-based Hokori, Dust Drinker.

To reiterate another point I've made a number of times, I'd absolutely love to see Red/White be viable in cEDH, but the issue is not "[t]here are cards in MTG nobody knows of". Rather, Wizards has failed to design Red/White to be viable in hyper-fast multiplayer.

LoaTheWolf on Good/Fun Commander for a new ...

3 weeks ago

Ghostshaman33 I'm a little unsure about mono-colored decks, especially blue.

I also forgot to mention Derevi, Empyrial Tactician/Roon of the Hidden Realm and Queen Marchesa

Daggerfella on Aminatou Flickering Queen

4 weeks ago


I have had Lavinia of the Tenth in the deck before and it really didnt do much in my playgroup's meta, it either made me a target or it did nothing at all. a fellow flicker player who uses Derevi, Empyrial Tactician and her advice made sense at the time. I Still have the card if that changes.

Stonehorn Dignitary is something ive been considering but im going to be playtesting a bit more to see if Its something id want in the deck, I own this card but havent put it in yet to see how it would work. i like the effect as it will STOP a player i know who uses commander damage and I could use it to play politics. just havent found a slot for it.

Rishadan Brigand If i could infinite flicker this, that would be amazing. Before I order it or test it any further id have to check how my deck currently plays and find a weak card to remove to put this in its place. I might buy it and playtest with it within the coming weeks. Thanks :D

SynergyBuild on Picking a Bant-chantress Commander

1 month ago

As much as I really want to say Angus Mackenzie, there a $$ Issue...

Tuvasa the Sunlit is the best for a deck you are unsure of, card draw that is unquestionably synergistic with enchantments of any kind is useful. It can play voltron, but it doesn't have to. It doesn't specify auras, enchantment creatures, or anything else, it it the cheapest, and can be highly competitive in a 75% meta on a budget too.

If you want land/auras, Estrid, if you want Enchantment Creatures, Kestia, but if you want the best or the most good no matter what you build, Tuvasa is sweet.

Or you know, play Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, you know, because BIIIIIRD WIIIZARDS.

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