Aristocrat Commanders

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Posted on July 14, 2019, 5:21 a.m. by Rainbowjuice77

Hallo there,

I started to play magic around a year ago so I am pretty new. Our playgroup shifted pretty fast to EDH. My first Commander was and still is Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker i started on a Budget and slowly upgraded it more and more. And i Love the aristocrat Style of play. But we got a Buch of new players in our playgroup so, and some have a higher powerlevel, which I don’t know if I can reach with Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker alone.

So which aristocrat commanders would you recommend for a strong deck (so I am more flexibel with th power Level) To mind comes of course Teysa Karlov but what other options do you think are there? (I still find it hard to evaluate power level)

Demarge says... #2

Ghave, Guru of Spores is possibly one of the strongest aristocrat commanders, many broken combos while also being able to easily set where the power level you want him to be at.

July 14, 2019 5:43 a.m.

Mj3913 says... #3

I second Ghave, though Teysa Karlov , or Athreos, God of Passage are good too.

July 14, 2019 6:38 a.m. Edited.

KibaAlpha says... #4

I favour Teysa Karlov myself.

July 14, 2019 6:42 a.m.

griffstick says... #5

July 14, 2019 8:15 a.m.

enpc says... #6

Teysa, Orzhov Scion is good. And you can include Teysa Karlov in the list.

July 14, 2019 8:29 a.m.

DrukenReaps says... #7

Meren of Clan Nel Toth , Karador, Ghost Chieftain , and Teysa, Orzhov Scion are all proven quite capable of being built to any power level.

The recent unban of Painter's Servant has me eyeballing Teysa, Orzhov Scion more and more. She makes a strong commander without combo and ridiculous with it. Plus the pay off on her is exiling opponent's creatures. Anytime anything slightly scary looks at you just snap your fingers and it is gone.

July 14, 2019 8:51 a.m.

DrukenReaps says... #8

I also want to mention I've seen semi-competitive builds of Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker as an aristocrat/stax commander. So if you wanted to add some stax pieces like Smokestack you could keep playing him. I always end up with feel bads when playing stax but maybe that is just me...

July 14, 2019 8:56 a.m.

Kresh the Bloodbraided and Elenda, the Dusk Rose can be pretty awesome as well. Also, Krav, the redeemed is strong as well.

July 14, 2019 1 p.m.

First of all thank you all for your amazing ideas! I will take a deep look in all of them and see what kind of build ideas I like. Ghave, Guru of Spores was in my had aswell, he looks like a lot of fun. (And is a Fungus a creature type I enjoy) But I am shying away from it a bit, because of the 3 different mana base and I would have to invest a lot into lands.

So let the research begin, and if anyone cares I will post for what I will go for in the end!

July 15, 2019 2:26 a.m.

Demarge says... #11

Ghave's mana base can be quite easy to build Murmuring Bosk is a 3 color land that can be pulled by fetchlands (the pricy option) Krosan Verge , and Nature's Lore . A deck with slightly heavy green can also easily get fixing from ramp cards, Springbloom Druid is a newer option.

July 15, 2019 3:21 a.m.

Rzepkanut says... #12

I would recommend Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest . Its one of my favorite decks to play and it's quite powerful.


Mazirek Sac-Storm: The *Primer* of Life & Death

Commander / EDH Rzepkanut

SCORE: 122 | 43 COMMENTS | 13302 VIEWS | IN 48 FOLDERS


I also have a partner deck that is very sacrificial you might like to see..


Reyhan & Silas: Hardened Scale Arcbound Aristocrat

Commander / EDH Rzepkanut

SCORE: 12 | 8 COMMENTS | 867 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


July 15, 2019 9:21 a.m. Edited.

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