Need a new Mono-Black Commander..

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Posted on May 20, 2017, 6:17 p.m. by Metroid_Hybrid

So, a while back I had built my first EDH deck around Horobi, Death's Wail.. As I expected, if left alone I could take over the game, but instead I seem to only draw hate.. So now I'm looking to switch Horobi out for something a little less "cute", and hopefully without having to completely change my current list (aside from Horobi-specific tech, of course)..

Here the deck I'm working with..

Darth Horobi, Sith Lord

Commander / EDH Metroid_Hybrid


Here's the list of potential Mono-Black Commanders that I currently own, and therefore to choose from.. My "Top-3" are listed first, the rest are in no particular order..

The general goal here is to have a definitive Mono-Black deck that can survive at least a moderate amount of hate, and without being too cheesy in the process..

GuardGamer says... #2

I say f**k em. You built a deck you enjoy and love to play, if they don't like it, they can go somewhere else. I'm actually getting A LOT of hate for just attempting to make an Infect/Deathtouch edh and I could care less. They are not YOUR cards, YOU did not pay for them, YOU don't have to play against me.

That being said I am biased to Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip as I am making a Zombie tribal edh with her as the Commander. Enjoy your games! :)

May 20, 2017 6:38 p.m.

Eiti3 says... #3

Morinfen / Gallowbraid yes. yes yes yes.

Although, I'm always for commanders nobody uses. And may I also direct you to the lovely card of Eon Hub, of which I use in my Equipment Voltron Kataki, War's Wage deck. Shameless Plug.

Additionally, Repay in Kind, Soul Conduit, and other like cards could find equally good play in such decks.

May 20, 2017 7:14 p.m.

I think Gonti, Lord of Luxury is a very interesting and unique commander. You randomly get to play sweet cards from your opponents decks and he immediately replaces himself with another card. I believe he is more of a "good stuff" commander as in he isn't central to the gameplan, but it seems like he could be a lot of fun!

May 20, 2017 9:39 p.m.

Geralf_Cecani says... #5

I apologise for my ignorance, but why are Morinfen / Gallowbraid good commanders? There must be some synergy I am not aware of, as all I can see is two mediocre creatures I probably wouldn't even use in the 99. Also they don't have partner. Please end my confusion...

Your not the first person I misjudged: I made the mistake of calling Breya, Etherium Shaper a bad commander, too. Sorry in advance.

May 20, 2017 10:54 p.m.

Moonbar says... #6

Yes, play Gonti, Lord of Luxury. He can be great fun, since opponents don't know what you take from them until it's too late.

May 21, 2017 1:22 a.m.

Panas says... #7

I would advise against King Macar. I have a deck around him and is my favourite deck to pilot, but one thing I can tell you is that the deck builds around his ability so there are gonna be problems in retrofitting an existing deck to him. That said, my vote would be Liliana.

May 21, 2017 8:07 a.m.

Panas says... #8

@Geralf_Cecani: you are correct in your judgement about those two, they are BAD.

But..! One of my favourite strategies is suicide black with cards like Lich, Repay in Kind and Mirror Universe. In those strategies, Gallowbraid can help through his cumulative upkeep. Here's a decent take on this guy: Because if you laugh, you die!

May 21, 2017 8:14 a.m.

Argy says... #9

I like playing with Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath

and making one million

May 21, 2017 10:32 a.m. Edited.

TearsInRain23 says... #10

Erebos is the best all around black commander for anything honestly. Card draw, indestructable, late game threat and stops lifegain decks by existing.

May 21, 2017 7:53 p.m.

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