Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Commander (2016 Edition) Rare
New Phyrexia Rare

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Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer

Legendary Creature — Human Warrior

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Metalcraft — Creatures you control get +3/+0 as long as you control three or more artifacts.

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Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer Discussion

MindAblaze on MindAblaze

1 day ago

I haven't touched the idea in a couple days. Since we spoke I put together a Trostani build that seems to make tokens, but needs refining to either win through life gain or win through going wide. Right now it does neither well.

With Kytheon, I'm feeling like I want to build something that focuses on Commander damage rather than swarm. It just seems like a dead-end deck that I'm not going to enjoy playing when I could play Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer or Anax and Cymede, or even Kemba, Kha Regent.

Riclamin_Silentread on Brezzeret, Agent of Etherium & Myrs

1 week ago

I'm considering cutting out some less useful cards for Tezzeret the Seeker and Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas. Not sure what to cut between Silver Myr, Iron Myr, Ethersworn Adjudicator, Migratory Route and Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer.

sonnet666 on Which has more support in ...

1 week ago

Friendly reminder that you don't need to pick one over the other.

The best anthems in the format either aren't creature specific: Crescendo of War, Cathars' Crusade, Archangel of Strife, Archangel of Thune, Eldrazi Monument, Jazal Goldmane, and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, or don't mention one type over another: Coat of Arms, so there's no reason all your tokens need to be of the same type. (Before anyone says it, it does not matter that some of those buff your opponents' creatures. The fact that you are going to have so many more creatures than them will negate any advantage they might stand to receive.)

If you're planning on going wide, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer is without a doubt the best choice as commander, although Adriana, Captain of the Guard can be solid if you don't want to build into artfacts and usually play with 4 or more people.

As far as Soldiers or Warriors as a tribe, building tribal decks is much less an issue of how many good creatures there are of that tribe, and more about how many cards give you bonuses for sticking to that tribe and including a lot of creatures of that type. In this respect it's much more useful to search though all the cards that mention that type in their text box, rather than looking though all the creatures that are that type.

Soldiers: Gather Search (106 cards, 96 in Boros colors)

Warriors: Gather Search (90 cards, 39 in Boros colors)

Just looking at those numbers, it's easy to see that Soldiers are more supported than Warriors, and especially so in red and white. To break it down further, lets check how many of those cards have effects that are relevant is commander (i.e. generate card advantage, scale well in multiplayer, are cost efficient, and/or allow you to cast spells more efficiently.) Specifically, I'm looking for effects that reward you for playing Soldiers or Warriors, rather than cards that just make them like Assemble the Legion, which can go in any deck.

Soldiers:

Here we have, 2 cost reducers, 4 anthem effects, 1 cheater, 2 removal spells, and a sword. Kind of mediocre actually, the anthem effects are outclassed by what I listed above, and only Catapult Master, Preeminent Captain, and Unified Strike really require you to build heavily into their tribe.

Warriors:

(Non-Boros)

Here we have, 1 sac outlet / life drainer, 2 evasion effects (probably better options for this, Cover of Darkness for example), 1 cost reducer, 1 (meh) haste granter, and 3 anthem effects. Clearly, Warriors are the less supported tribe here.

To sum up: Soldiers have more support than Warriors, especially in Boros; there's no reason to stick to one over the other; don't go nuts trying to force a theme if there's no reward for it.

xrex479 on Which has more support in ...

1 week ago

greyninja he switches between Aurelia, the Warleader and Adriana, Captain of the Guard both of witch aren't soldiers or warriors. But 3 of the commanders you mentioned are in the deck. Tajic, Blade of the Legion, Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran and Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer

greyninja on Which has more support in ...

1 week ago

What are some of the draw-card and consistency pieces in the deck? "Staples" that help keep you chugging into the late game? I built Aurelia, the Warleader for my fiance from her mono-w 60 card deck; and that's my challenge I'm finding.

In boros there aren't many draw options. Mentor of the Meek can be pretty darn good if you're dumping out weenies. If the deck is doing a good job of pumping those weenies; you might be better off with Stonehewer Giant. Just trying to think on flavor and with utility. Maybe do Stonehewer Giant regardless haha it's so good

Who's the commander?

Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran
Akiri, Line-Slinger
Anax and Cymede
Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas
Tajic, Blade of the Legion
Brion Stoutarm
Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer

Out of these seven: I'd do Jor Kadeen if you're running a lot of mana rocks, Agrus Kos fits your theme for soldiers, Tajic if you're going for commander damage, or Brion for maximum hilarity. Obviously it can be whoever but these are what I found that sync

0ffensiveWombat on Initial D(epala): Aether Stage

1 week ago

You make some good points strembl7!I will leave the cards in the testing section in my description mainly because I like people who may want to build the deck to have options. Even if I never end up using them, these cards stand as options for later in case I get bored of the current build which I currently have a physical deck of. Dispatch may never be used, but as of now I really like the idea of using Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer as my commander if I get bored of Depala, Pilot Exemplar.

0ffensiveWombat on Initial D(epala): Aether Stage

2 weeks ago

ManinSatin, I will consider Dispatch, even though most of the times we won't get metalcraft most games. In addition, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer could be fun as an alternative commander. Thanks for the help!

ManinSatin on Initial D(epala): Aether Stage

2 weeks ago

Love the deck, especially the theme! Only suggestions I'd make are finding spots for Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer and Dispatch

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