Nagao, Bound by Honor

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom 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
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Uncommon

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Nagao, Bound by Honor

Legendary Creature — Human Samurai

Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Whenever Nagao, Bound by Honor attacks, Samurai creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.

Nagao, Bound by Honor Discussion

Pieguy396 on Seven Samurai

1 year ago

Hi there! Awesome deck idea! It's been a while since I've seen Seven Samurai, but this deck looks sweet! It looks like your deck doesn't have a lot of mana fixing, so getting all of your colors will probably be fairly difficult. Might I suggest cutting Black entirely, and replacing Toshiro Umezawa (unless he's specifically there to be Toshiro Mifune) with some other Samurai like Nagao, Bound by Honor?

Firebones675 on

2 years ago

One more thing. If you want to keep the samurai theme and keep it legal you could do it a couple different ways:

1) Pick a different mono white legendary samurai.

You're options would be: Konda, Lord of Eiganjo, Nagao, Bound by Honor, Opal-Eye, Konda's Yojimbo, Sensei Golden-Tail, & Takeno, Samurai General

2) Pick another legendary creature that is multiple colors

Back when the original zendikar block was released, the ally creature type was introduced and had good cards in all 5 colors. Until recently though, there wasn't a 5 colored identy for an ally commander. Instead players who wanted to have an ally deck would do something along the lines of having Progenitus or another 5 color creature as the commander. Sure it wasn't an ally but it allowed players to use any color for their ally tribal deck.

Just food for thought.

joecool1299 on Let's build around Unplayable Commanders; ...

2 years ago

if you actually read this, type your favorite Michael Jackson song. (Go Smooth Criminal) If you don't have one, What's wrong with you?

What makes an Unplayable commander?

I'm using EDHREC'S list of Unplayable commander's. They are commander's that have less then three decks on tapped out, you can find the list here.


List of EDHREC unplayed commanders

Casual ooctopus

SCORE: 9 | 5 COMMENTS | 5639 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS


How does this work?

I'll randomly select a commander. I'll build the rough skeleton. You send me suggestions for weird cards for it. And we'll cut it down and ship it. Let's put the minds of the internet to the test

Why would you build around (Insert bad commander) when you could play (Insert better commander in the same archetype or colors) instead, what's the point?

First off the object should not be to just build good stuff with X. If we're building Rohgahh of Kher Keep we aren't building R/B good stuff. We're building around Rohgahh of Kher Keep. Weird drawbacks and neat side effects and all.

Because if you limit yourself to just the best deck of their colors, you limit yourself to 30 decks in the entirety of the format (Mono color, guilds, shards ect), But the great thing about commander is that there are hundreds of ways to build around one commander. I can build Zedruu the Greathearted as a prison deck, a evil santa deck, a group hug deck, Heck I could build voltron Zedruu, Sky's the limit.

So instead of simply looking at the cards and seeing what they aren't, let's look and see what they bring to the table. No matter how bad it looks. No matter how weird it is.

Plus it'll be a lot of fun.

TLDR; What's the deck already

You know we've had too much good in this series. We need a crappy commander again!

Zhao Zilong, Tiger General

He'll do.

The only real interesting thing about this card, Gatherer states this is a Human Solder Warrior. That has to be worth something??????



As always any Suggestions for the deck, feedback, Liking and spreadage of the word is great appreciated!

Here's the previous decks if you wanna stroll the Asylum. Ranked for best to worst.

Actually good!

Jiwari, the Earth Aflame:Dr wily favorite robot master!

Gallowbraid: Because if you laugh you die

Kentaro, the Smiling Cat:Kentaro the Smiling troll

Myojin of Life's Web: Myo-jin and juice

Yuan Shao, the Indecisive: Yuan Shao the menacer

Not the worst?

Chandler: Chandler's list

Kodama of the Center Tree:Spetral Trees

Grandmother Sengir: Nana Death

Rashka the Slayer:Rashka, Color hater

LOL at least you tried

Telim'Tor:Mr Toilet, King of the horsemen

Lu Su, Wu Advisor: Lu shu, Scooby doo

Ur-Drago:Ur Drago of the Ur dragon clan

Nagao, Bound by Honor:Samurai are cool right?

Liu Bei, Lord of Shu: Liu bei, the trilogy maker

joecool1299 on Let's build around unplayable Commanders; ...

2 years ago

Potato

What makes an Unplayable commander?

I'm using EDHREC'S list of Unplayable commanders. They are commander's that have less then three decks on tapped out, you can find the list here. Although be warned. It hasn't been updated since last July.


List of EDHREC unplayed commanders

Casual ooctopus

SCORE: 9 | 5 COMMENTS | 5597 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS


How does this work?

I'll randomly select a commander. I'll build the rough skeleton. You send me suggestions for weird cards for it. And we'll cut it down and ship it. Let's put the minds of the internet to the test

Why would you build around (Insert bad commander) when you could play (Insert better commander in the same archetype or colors) instead, what's the point?

First off the object should not be to just build good stuff with X. If we're building Rohgahh of Kher Keep we aren't building R/B good stuff. We're building around Rohgahh of Kher Keep. Weird drawbacks and neat side effects and all.

Because if you limit yourself to just the best deck of their colors, you limit yourself to 30 decks in the entirety of the format (Mono color, guilds, shards ect), But the great thing about commander is that there are hundreds of ways to build around one commander. I can build Zedruu the Greathearted as a prison deck, a evil santa deck, a group hug deck, Heck I could build voltron Zedruu, Sky's the limit.

So instead of simply looking at the cards and seeing what they aren't, let's look and see what they bring to the table. No matter how bad it looks. No matter how weird it is.

Plus it'll be a lot of fun.

TLDR; What's the deck already

For continuing to look behind the door of time for great commanders.

Nah too strong. Good? Decent?

Not horrible commanders

Myojin of Life's Web

I've been waiting for this one.

Well Phaetion?


Myo-Juice and-Jin

Commander / EDH* joecool1299

SCORE: 1 | 1 VIEW


As always any Suggestions for the deck, feedback, Liking and spreadage of the word is great appreciated!

Here's the previous decks if you wanna stroll the Asylum. Ranked for best to worst.

Actually good!

Jiwari, the Earth Aflame:Dr wily favorite robot master!

Gallowbraid: Because if you laugh you die

Kentaro, the Smiling Cat:Kentaro the Smiling troll

Yuan Shao, the Indecisive: Yuan Shao the menacer

Not the worst?

Chandler: Chandler's list

Kodama of the Center Tree:Spetral Trees

Grandmother Sengir: Nana Death

Rashka the Slayer:Rashka, Color hater

LOL at least you tried

Telim'Tor:Mr Toilet, King of the horsemen

Lu Su, Wu Advisor: Lu shu, Scooby doo

Ur-Drago:Ur Drago of the Ur dragon clan

Nagao, Bound by Honor:Samurai are cool right?

Liu Bei, Lord of Shu: Liu bei, the trilogy maker

joecool1299 on Let's build around Unplayable Commanders; ...

2 years ago

Ladies and gentlemen, today is a special day. Linvala, the Preserver has finally been considered not terrible enough to leave the Asylum. Go now and join the other 10'000 commanders that aren't Meren of Clan Nel Toth and be forgotten about! May your subpar mono white decks bless the people that play them!

What makes an Unplayable commander?

I'm using EDHREC'S list of Unplayable commander's. They are commander's that have less then three decks on tapped out, you can find the list here. The List hasn't been updated since last year so some commanders may not be "Unplayable" anymore


List of EDHREC unplayed commanders

Casual ooctopus

SCORE: 9 | 4 COMMENTS | 5558 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS


How does this work?

I'll randomly select a commander. I'll build the rough skeleton. You send me suggestions for weird cards for it. And we'll cut it down and ship it. Let's put the minds of the internet to the test

Why would you build around (Insert bad commander) when you could play (Insert better commander in the same archetype or colors) instead, what's the point?

First off the object should not be to just build good stuff with X. If we're building Rohgahh of Kher Keep we aren't building R/B good stuff. We're building around Rohgahh of Kher Keep. Weird drawbacks and neat side effects and all.

Because if you limit yourself to just the best deck of their colors, you limit yourself to 30 decks in the entirety of the format (Mono color, guilds, shards ect), But the great thing about commander is that there are hundreds of ways to build around one commander. I can build Zedruu the Greathearted as a prison deck, a evil santa deck, a group hug deck, Heck I could build voltron Zedruu, Sky's the limit.

So instead of simply looking at the cards and seeing what they aren't, let's look and see what they bring to the table. No matter how bad it looks. No matter how weird it is.

Plus it'll be a lot of fun.

TLDR; What's the deck already

For Channel, the most Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh mechanic of Kamigawa block (And thats saying something)

Jiwari, the Earth Aflame

Now Ignore the channel affect for a sec. This guy is Blaze for creatures on a stick. Thats not bad. Mono red control???


Jiwari, Dr Wily's favorite robot master!

Commander / EDH* joecool1299

1 VIEW | IN 1 FOLDER


As always any Suggestions for the deck, feedback, Liking and spreadage of the word is great appreciated!

Here's the previous decks if you wanna stroll the Asylum. Ranked for best to worst.

Actually Playable

Gallowbraid: Because if you laugh you die

Kentaro, the Smiling Cat: Kentaro, the smiling troll

Yuan Shao, the Indecisive: Yuan Shao the menacer

Not the worst?

Chandler: Chandler's list

Kodama of the Center Tree: Spetral Trees

Grandmother Sengir: Nana Death

Rashka the Slayer:Rashka, Color hater

LOL At least you tried

Telim'Tor: Mr Toilet, King of the horsemen

Lu Su, Wu Advisor: Lu shu, Scooby doo

Ur-Drago: Ur Drago of the Ur dragon clan

Nagao, Bound by Honor: Samurai are cool right?

Liu Bei, Lord of Shu: Liu bei, the trilogy maker

joecool1299 on Let's build around Unplayable Commanders; ...

2 years ago

Ah, Thanksgiving break. That was fun. Now back to consoling the pieces of poop that live in my asylum.

Why am I doing this again?

What makes an Unplayable commander?

I'm using EDHREC'S list of Unplayable commander's. They are commander's that have less then three decks on tapped out, you can find the list here.


List of EDHREC unplayed commanders

Casual ooctopus

SCORE: 8 | 4 COMMENTS | 5497 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS


How does this work?

I'll randomly select a commander. I'll build the rough skeleton. You send me suggestions for weird cards for it. And we'll cut it down and ship it. Let's put the minds of the internet to the test

Why would you build around (Insert bad commander) when you could play (Insert better commander in the same archetype or colors) instead, what's the point?

First off the object should not be to just build good stuff with X. If we're building Rohgahh of Kher Keep we aren't building R/B good stuff. We're building around Rohgahh of Kher Keep. Weird drawbacks and neat side effects and all.

Because if you limit yourself to just the best deck of their colors, you limit yourself to 30 decks in the entirety of the format (Mono color, guilds, shards ect), But the great thing about commander is that there are hundreds of ways to build around one commander. I can build Zedruu the Greathearted as a prison deck, a evil santa deck, a group hug deck, Heck I could build voltron Zedruu, Sky's the limit.

So instead of simply looking at the cards and seeing what they aren't, let's look and see what they bring to the table. No matter how bad it looks. No matter how weird it is.

Plus it'll be a lot of fun.

TLDR; What's the deck already

To chip at the Terrible Sengir family name.

Grandmother Sengir


Nana death

Commander / EDH* joecool1299

1 VIEW | IN 1 FOLDER


Fun fact. She was once Ravi. The one that rang the Apocalypse Chime in the homelands story. She then was saved from prison and turned into Grandmother Sengir by our favorite Baron Sengir.

Fun story. Terrible card.

As always any Suggestions for the deck, feedback, Liking and spreadage of the word is great appreciated!

Here's the previous decks if you wanna stroll the Asylum. Ranked for best to worst.

Gallowbraid: Because if you laugh you die

Kentaro, the Smiling Cat:Kentaro the smiling troll

Yuan Shao, the Indecisive: Yuan Shao the menacer

Chandler: Chandler's list

Kodama of the Center Tree:Spetral Trees

Rashka the Slayer:Rashka, Color hater

Telim'Tor:Mr Toilet, King of the horsemen

Lu Su, Wu Advisor: Lu shu, Scooby doo

Ur-Drago:Ur Drago of the Ur dragon clan

Nagao, Bound by Honor:Samurai are cool right?

Liu Bei, Lord of Shu: Liu bei, the trilogy maker

joecool1299 on Let's build around Unplayable Commanders; ...

2 years ago

Happy Birthday To me!

What makes an Unplayable commander?

I'm using EDHREC'S list of Unplayable commander's. They are commander's that have less then three decks on tapped out, you can find the list here.


List of EDHREC unplayed commanders

Casual ooctopus

SCORE: 8 | 4 COMMENTS | 5396 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS


How does this work?

I'll randomly select a commander. I'll build the rough skeleton. You send me suggestions for weird cards for it. And we'll cut it down and ship it. Let's put the minds of the internet to the test

Why would you build around (Insert bad commander) when you could play (Insert better commander in the same archetype or colors) instead, what's the point?

First off the object should not be to just build good stuff with X. If we're building Rohgahh of Kher Keep we aren't building R/B good stuff. We're building around Rohgahh of Kher Keep. Weird drawbacks and neat side effects and all.

Because if you limit yourself to just the best deck of their colors, you limit yourself to 30 decks in the entirety of the format (Mono color, guilds, shards ect), But the great thing about commander is that there are hundreds of ways to build around one commander. I can build Zedruu the Greathearted as a prison deck, a evil santa deck, a group hug deck, Heck I could build voltron Zedruu, Sky's the limit.

So instead of simply looking at the cards and seeing what they aren't, let's look and see what they bring to the table. No matter how bad it looks. No matter how weird it is.

Plus it'll be a lot of fun.

TLDR; What's the deck already

Pang Tong, "Young Phoenix"

Another Mono White Commander??

Heh.

Hehe.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Goes on murderous Rampage

Comes back after drinking a cup of tea

You know? I'm kinda sick of Mono white. Let's do something else.

Well they came out with the new commander set. I'm sure there is at least a couple of unplayable commanders.

Hmmmmmmmmm. What's the wheel of randomness say?

Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder

Okay, let's build around Our Heavy metal Herder.

"OBJECTION! Bruse Tarl is not an Unplayable commander

Au contraire! EDHREC does say that Bruse Tarl has 44 decks buuuuuuuuut if you scroll down, you find all these partner combination that have stone zero decks built around them.

So let's take a look. EDHREC defines unplayable commanders as 3 decks or less so that leaves our partners as......

Ravos, Soultender, Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa Thrasios, Triton Hero, Tymna the Weaver Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist, Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, and Vial Smasher the Fierce.

Oy vey.

So this is how I've decided to tackle this. Let's start with cards that work well with Bruse in general. Say 40 cards. Then we can come up with cards that overlap with the various commander. Then I'll build the individual lists. Also I won't make a base deck this time so just comment here!

As always any Suggestions for the deck, feedback, Liking and spreadage of the word is great appreciated!

Here's the previous decks if you wanna stroll the Asylum. Ranked for best to worst.

Gallowbraid: Because if you laugh you die

Kentaro, the Smiling Cat: Kentaro the Smiling troll

Yuan Shao, the Indecisive: Yuan Shao the menacer

Chandler: Chandler's list

Kodama of the Center Tree:Spetral Trees

Rashka the Slayer:Rashka, Color hater

Telim'Tor:Mr Toilet, King of the horsemen

Lu Su, Wu Advisor: Lu shu, Scooby doo

Ur-Drago:Ur Drago of the Ur dragon clan

Nagao, Bound by Honor:Samurai are cool right?

Liu Bei, Lord of Shu: Liu bei, the trilogy maker

joecool1299 on Let's build around Unplayable Commanders; ...

2 years ago

Welcome back to Unplayable commanders. Freeing up space in our Asylum for all the Partner Combinations, you'll never use!

What makes an Unplayable commander?

I'm using EDHREC'S list of Unplayable commander's. They are commander's that have less then three decks on tapped out, you can find the list here.


List of EDHREC unplayed commanders

Casual ooctopus

SCORE: 8 | 4 COMMENTS | 5339 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS


How does this work?

I'll randomly select a commander. I'll build the rough skeleton. You send me suggestions for weird cards for it. And we'll cut it down and ship it. Let's put the minds of the internet to the test

Why would you build around (Insert bad commander) when you could play (Insert better commander in the same archetype or colors) instead, what's the point?

First off the object should not be to just build good stuff with X. If we're building Rohgahh of Kher Keep we aren't building R/B good stuff. We're building around Rohgahh of Kher Keep. Weird drawbacks and neat side effects and all.

Because if you limit yourself to just the best deck of their colors, you limit yourself to 30 decks in the entirety of the format (Mono color, guilds, shards ect), But the great thing about commander is that there are hundreds of ways to build around one commander. I can build Zedruu the Greathearted as a prison deck, a evil santa deck, a group hug deck, Heck I could build voltron Zedruu, Sky's the limit.

So instead of simply looking at the cards and seeing what they aren't, let's look and see what they bring to the table. No matter how bad it looks. No matter how weird it is.

Plus it'll be a lot of fun.

TLDR; What's the deck already

For Samurai, Part Twooooooooooooo!

Kentaro, the Smiling Cat

Now this is normally the part where I say "Oh give me suggestions so I can add them and cut as I please because I Am King" But I have a special Idea for him.

You see when I started this Way way back in The far off time of Spetember The first commander I got was.... Mono White Samurai. So originally I was just gonna have it be for both Nagao, Bound by Honor and Kentaro, the Smiling Cat.

But NAY! No Inmate shall share their deck with another. So I came up with another idea and just sorta sat on it.

Well now it's time. Kentaro the smiling cat... Infinite combo.

So Blah blah blah. What the point?

Well, I have two specific questions for all for you.

One, I need Infinite combo's in white. From two cards to ten cards. It doesn't matter. Anything is worth it.

And Two I want someway to break Oathkeeper, Takeno's Daisho. This thing has to be broken. And I'm not exactly sure how.


Kentaro, The smiling troll!

Commander / EDH* joecool1299

SCORE: 1 | 1 VIEW


As always any Suggestions for the deck, feedback, Liking and spreadage of the word is great appreciated!

Here's the previous decks if you wanna stroll the Asylum. Ranked for best to worst.

Gallowbraid: Because if you laugh you die

Yuan Shao, the Indecisive: Yuan Shao the menacer

Chandler: Chandler's list

Kodama of the Center Tree:Spetral Trees

Rashka the Slayer:Rashka, Color hater

Telim'Tor:Mr Toilet, King of the horsemen

Lu Su, Wu Advisor: Lu shu, Scooby doo

Ur-Drago:Ur Drago of the Ur dragon clan

Nagao, Bound by Honor:Samurai are cool right?

Liu Bei, Lord of Shu: Liu bei, the trilogy maker

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