Rafiq of the Many


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
From the Vault: Legends (V11) Mythic Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Mythic Rare

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Rafiq of the Many

Legendary Creature — Human Knight

Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, it gains double strike until end of turn.

Rafiq of the Many Discussion

DerektheRed on Need help deciding on a ...

1 month ago

3 down, 5 to go! A few things in no particular order:

1) You can tag other users in your comments using double brackets around user:username, like so: Farel. They'll get a notification when you do, so it lets people know you've responded. :)

2) Have you looked into price? A few others mentioned it - the difference is meaningful. Here's current Market Price on TCGplayer:

Breed Lethality $135

Devour for Power $90

Entropic Uprising $90

Mirror Mastery $110

Swell the Host $65

Adaptive Enchantment $30

3) Whether or not cost is an issue, based on your play style I'd suggest either Swell the Host or Adaptive Enchantments. Neither are that strong out of the box, but half the fun of a commander pre-con is upgrading it. Both can be plenty strong - and more important, a lot of fun to play - with modest upgrades.


Swell the Host is traditional Simic - lots of +1/+1 counters and creature tricks (unblockable, etc.) -- it's great timing for this deck, with all the new Ravnica cards ( Incubation Druid , Simic Ascendancy ). It's also flexible - lots of directions to take it, from snake tribal to tokens to +1/+1 counter combos.

Adaptive Enchantments has a sub-commander that might be better than the main commander: Tuvasa the Sunlit . This deck has amazing card draw, and is heavily creature-based because you're playing Auras all game. Add another Enchantress and cards like Steel of the Godhead and Shield of the Oversoul ... Or throw in Rafiq of the Many and Sublime Archangel and make it an Exalted theme. Lots of options.

Good luck and have fun!

killroy726 on Favorite Voltron Commander and why?

2 months ago

I would vouch for Rafiq of the Many . Bant has an assortment of options for aura based tron decks. In addition you already have ramp at your disposal plus with rafiq only costing 4 you can easily be putting a hurt on your opponent by turn 4 with a commander that innately has double strike when attacking alone.

CrazyChessPlayer on Help with Rafiq voltron

2 months ago

Hello tappedout I have been working on a Rafiq of the Many commander deck and was wondering if I could get some assistance with it? Thanks:)

Wredny_Dziad on THE Maelstrom Wanderer EDH

2 months ago

Hi, first thing I noiticed is that you have only one point removal on instant. My meta shifted to more competetive recently and I had to disrupt very fast voltron commanders like Rafiq of the Many . Try these: Rapid Hybridization , Pongify , Reality Shift , Krosan Grip and Cyclonic Rift <- this card is great, because in early game you can buy some time, cascading into it isn't bad, but casting it from hand with overload will hurt your opponents so much (casting it at end of opponent's turn means no blockers). Try out Thunderfoot Baloth - trample and +2/+2 to all creatures is sweet, and Selvala's Stampede - after first commander cast you won't have mana to play cards from hand, this card allows to put permanents (not only creatures) and one is guaranteed. Putting creatures from library is also very good. Magus of the Mind if you have one blue mana left after cascades you can sacrifice him (Wanderer gives him haste) and exile 4 cards from top and play them for free (try it out with Strionic Resonator or clones if more mana is avaible)! Look at Kessig Wolf Run - with commander on battlefield and no cards at hand still you can be dangerous. I don't know why you use: Domri Rade - his first ability is some kind of draw but it won't work in every case, second ability is on sorcery speed and that could be too late, Blood Sun distuption isn't very harming and cascading into it would give nothing.

ZendikariWol on Enchantment Voltron Commanders

3 months ago

I considered Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire, but I am current using him in my Saskia the Unyielding politics deck. Though, on second thought, he is my favorite of the dragons. I will consider further...

Uril, the Miststalker and Rafiq of the Many are a little too conventional for me, and a lot too cEDH. It's not that I hate competitive, but the two can often lead to no interaction, and therefore little fun.

Bruna, Light of Alabaster and Sram, Senior Edificer both belong in the ninety-nine of any enchantress deck, but I'm not sold on them as commanders. Mostly I want to run three colors.

KnightsBattlecry001 on Exalted Quest

4 months ago

I've found Blackblade Reforged to be a game ending card once it's equipped and an opponent is unable to block your commander. I run it in my Rafiq of the Many EDH deck. IMO it's such a good card for any voltron deck.

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