Let's build around Unplayable Commanders; Lu Shu, Scooby doo

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Posted on Oct. 28, 2016, 10:19 p.m. by joecool1299

Welcome back to "Mono color Sucks"

I mean, unplayable commanders

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

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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

Because I guess Archivist is just too strong

Lu Su, Wu Advisor

"Who doo-doo in my shoe? You? Lu Bu? Dong Zhou? Scooby Doo?" -Lu Su of the Wu"

Lu shu, Scooby doo

Commander / EDH* joecool1299


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

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

Livingham says... #2

Just find ways to untap him before you attack and you can abuse him. Most notably Mind Over Matter is broken with him.

October 29, 2016 2 a.m.

legendofa says... #3

If all else fails, Illusionist's Bracers. Actually, Aphetto Alchemist fits in, too. Draw to kill with Psychosis Crawler, Chasm Skulker, Jace's Erasure, and Sphinx's Tutelage.

I just realized I'm suggesting a mono-blue mill EDH deck.

October 29, 2016 2:23 a.m.

joecool1299 says... #4

Livingham Seems pretty busted with Mind Over Matter. Then again, moldy cheese is busted with Mind Over Matter so that isn't saying much.

legendofa I mean, That's not a bad idea. What else are we gonna do?

Thank for the suggestions!

October 30, 2016 12:47 a.m.

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