Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

Legality

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 2018 (CM2) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

Legendary Creature — Bird Monk

Flying

Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker.

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker Discussion

triproberts12 on Newbie needs help getting into ...

2 days ago

Yay. Everyone loves some Commander. It's pretty much Magic as Richard Garfield, Ph.D. intended. If you want to see what your options are, I recommend checking out EDHREC. If you click on the Commanders tab at the top, you can see what your options are in each color identity, and if you click on the themes (tribal, +1/+1 counters, graveyard, etc.) tab, you can see if any of those styles of decks speak to you, and the site will show you what decks across the internet from sources such as TappedOut run in those decks. The other thing you can do is, if you have pet cards you would like to build around, you can enter those cards in the search bar, and it will tell you how many decks that card is played in, and what the most common cards are to see it run alongside.

I know you said you don't care much beyond liking UG, but, to get you started on ideas, if you like UG Merfolk, I recommend Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca if you want to go hard tribal or Tatyova, Benthic Druid if you want to draw cards and ramp. I built her as Druid tribal, and the deck is a blast. If you really don't care about creature type, but putting out an army, drawing cards, and taking extra turns is appealing to you, Edric, Spymaster of Trest is powerful and fun. If it's the counters aspect of Merfolk you enjoy, Experiment Kraj is a fun one, and if it's playing at instant speed that appeals to you, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter is the pick.

If you want to branch into a third color, you can have your Merfolk (Lorwyn goodies that come in UB or WU such as Sygg, River Cutthroat included) and your counter theme with Thrasios, Triton Hero + Reyhan, Last of the Abzan / Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker , or you can go enchantress with Tuvasa the Sunlit .

Before you get started, here's a useful video by The Professor on basic deck construction, and here's another Tolarian Community College video on choosing a Commander.

Check out the full list of options on EDHREC, especially in the themes section, and good luck!

KibaAlpha on Reyhan and Ishai's Counterstrike

2 days ago

Last_Laugh

Thank you for your comment. I have not considered swapping, Atraxa for Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker . I did at one point have Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker in the deck but the card was under performing.

While it did grow quickly as my playground consists of typically 4-8 of us it also quickly became a target and more often than enough was taken out before I could utilize it.

Last_Laugh on Reyhan and Ishai's Counterstrike

2 days ago

Have you considered Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker as your commanders? Proliferate is great for loyalty counters and other counters that are harder to get. +1+1 counters on the other hand Atraxa is a bit slow for.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Different commanders, but either way it's the same color combination and same point to the deck. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Atraxa-less Atraxa (Reyhan/Ishai +1+1 counters)

DerektheRed on Finding my last commander!

4 weeks ago

My vote would be Azor sphinx tribal, just because sphinxes do such ridiculous things (I mean that literally). Unblockable shenanigans and fact/fiction on a stick with Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign is good fun.

I hardly ever see bird tribal, but my buddy runs a fun deck helmed by Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker called 300 Tons of Bird Shit

Mj3913 on Finding my last commander!

4 weeks ago

Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker and/or Dragonlord Ojutai - Voltron

Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper if you want a challenge.

And I know you said you already have a flying theme... but do you have a telepathic flying toolbox theme? If not... I shall shamelessly advertise my most prized/favorite deck Isperia's Flying Circus of Tools.

triproberts12 on Look out Knight Tribal, a new jank tribal is here

1 month ago

This is a challenging tribe to build around. I would recommend checking out Saffron Olive's video on finding the competitive advantage of your tribe. Also, Tomer built a phoenix tribal deck for Commander Clash not too long ago. Watch the end to see how he wins, because it's pretty great.

In terms of specific cards, I think Mana Echoes would go well, since you need a lot of mana to enable phoenixes. Thundermaw Hellkite could be good. Lose Temple of the False God and Dormant Volcano , though, because those are awful cards. The former because it's useless as a 3rd, 4th, or 5th land, and the latter because it's just asking to be strip-mined and is both slow and makes colorless mana.

Finally, you might want to consider adding a second color. For example, in blue, you gain access to Favorable Winds , Gravitational Shift (It's freaking Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite in your deck), Sprite Noble , Stormtide Leviathan , Windstorm Drake , Warden of Evos Isle , Windreader Sphinx , Kindred Discovery , Call to the Kindred , Distant Melody , Mistform Warchief , Faces of the Past , Riptide Shapeshifter , Saheeli's Artistry , Sakashima's Student , Sakashima the Impostor , Metamorphic Alteration , Phantasmal Image , Clone , Quicksilver Gargantuan , Protean Raider , Mirror Image , Gigantoplasm , Stunt Double , Clever Impersonator , Dack's Duplicate , Phyrexian Metamorph , Coastal Piracy , and Bident of Thassa .

In white, you get Archon of Redemption , Energy Storm , Magus of the Moat (and Moat if you have unlimited money), Radiant, Archangel , Serra Aviary , Soulcatcher , Spirit of the Spires , Harsh Mercy , Shared Triumph , Kindred Boon , Mirror Entity , Radiant Destiny , . Going into Jeskai also gives you Teferi's Moat and Thunderclap Wyvern .

Tibor and Lumia would be my choice for an Izzet commander, Aurelia, the Warleader would be my choice for Boros, and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus + Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker would be my choice for Jeskai.

Last_Laugh on

1 month ago

If you're thinking of going +1+1 counters with these colors, consider Reyhan, Last of the Abzan+Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker as your commanders. They abuse this sort of counter faster than proliferate, they are easier on your manabase to cast, and they draw a lot less hate towards you. Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Atraxa-less Atraxa (Reyhan/Ishai +1+1 counters)

P.s. either way run Corpsejack Menace.

ZendikariWol on Enchantment Voltron Commanders

2 months ago

First of all, it doesn't need to be voltron. I can go wide with enchanted creatures too. Still, I want to make an enchantment voltron deck but I don't know which commander I want to use. Here's who I'm considering so far:

Tuvasa the Sunlit

Estrid, the Masked

Tana, the Bloodsower plus Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

Zurgo Helmsmasher

Ruhan of the Fomori

Any of that cycle of legendary dragons (probably Dromar, the Banisher, Rith, the Awakener, Vorosh, the Hunter, Numot, the Devastator)

Storm Crow

Of course, new additions are welcome if you can make a convincing claim for them, but note that I play in a fairly noncompetitive meta, so decks that want to win immediately and shut out all interaction are off limits.

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