Let's build around unplayable Commanders; Myojin of life's web

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Posted on Dec. 11, 2016, 12:07 a.m. by joecool1299


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

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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

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


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

Phaetion says... #2

I made a comment on the deck, so that's where my thoughts will be. I even linked my decklist to you. Obviously it's beyond most people's budget because of the likes of Three Visits and Norwood Priestess but it's there if you need ideas.

December 11, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Allthough this is all fine and good, It would be better to pitch this idea as an article rather than a thread.

December 11, 2016 10:29 a.m.

joecool1299 says... #4

The_Dragonmaster I actually tried to get this turned into an article way back when this started. The content is in flux though and they don't have many editors at this moment. So I still haven't heard back from them. For all I know they never even received it.

Maybe when the series is all done I'll pitch a special edition article. Who knows?

December 12, 2016 11:42 p.m.

hmm cool. Well, carry on then.

December 13, 2016 7:51 p.m.

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