Commander format pet cards
Posted on July 23, 2019, 1:29 p.m. by crash328
Hey everybody i thought it might be cool to have a place to share some fun "pet cards" as a way for everyone to learn about some fun and interesting cards they may not have known about otherwise! I'll start with a card i often find myself putting into any deck with green in it: Seedtime . Just a nice all around fun card to use against control that they never see coming
The Great Aurora . Who doesn't like a board wipe in mono-green?
July 23, 2019 1:57 p.m.
Gaddock Teeg The facial expressions I get are worth the salt and hate coming my way.
July 23, 2019 2:19 p.m.
Karn, Silver Golem almost got him as a tattoo when i was younger
July 23, 2019 2:25 p.m. Edited.
July 23, 2019 2:31 p.m.
Murmuring Mystic I always start out with him/her in the 99 of blue instant and sorcery based decks, but it always ends up cut because, while I love the flavor and art, there tends to be something better for its slot.
I might make a pauper commander deck with it at the helm at some point.
July 23, 2019 3:10 p.m.
It's a well known card; but I love Duplicant
It can be slotted into almost any deck since it's colorless. I'm running it in more than half my decks for sure
July 23, 2019 3:27 p.m.
With the recent banning of Paradox Engine , I’ve found myself slotting Extract in its place for those decks, as they all included blue. If I don’t get my engine, then Gitrog doesn’t get his Dakmor Salvage (or whatever combo enabler my opponents deck uses)...enjoy that salty flavor!
July 23, 2019 4:18 p.m.
Archfiend of Depravity is excellent in most metas and is grossly underutilized and underappreciated. (There's no reason the alternate art foil should be $2-3...)
July 23, 2019 5:37 p.m.
July 23, 2019 6:10 p.m.
July 23, 2019 7:20 p.m.
It's definitely not a competitive card, but I love Soothsaying , especially in decks that care about the top of the library, like Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge . It's saved alot of my mana-screwed starts, and in the late game helps to find your haymakers.
July 23, 2019 7:50 p.m.
Karametra's Acolyte , if you ask me, is a must have for any deck using Green. That devotion eventually adds up, you know.
July 23, 2019 8:51 p.m.
I really enjoy Selvala, Explorer Returned . Both as a commander but in the 99 as well. I had her as commander for a while but still run her in 2 out of my 3 active lists.
She's just a good card across the board. Ramp, Card advantage (even if it's symmetrical), good stats and even dope art.
July 23, 2019 9:04 p.m. Edited.
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July 23, 2019 9:35 p.m.
Lurking Predators for free stuff anytime your opponents breathe.
Scapeshift is just a fun archetype to play
July 23, 2019 11:16 p.m.
I had once bought a bunch of the prerelease hebrew Glory and I find it somewhat nice.
I also admit to running Isochron Scepter in nearly all of my blue decks ever since I bought every Dramatic Reversal at one of the stores nearest me, even if the mana combo for the deck only works with maybe a burn spell.
July 24, 2019 4:54 a.m.
Vengeful Dreams - Massive blowout card. People actually check to see if I have two Plains untapped during combat as if it's the white equivalent of Counterspell . The payout can be pretty severe, but it leaves a big impression on anyone who turns their board-state sideways at you. I don't see Vengeful Dreams come up most games, but everyone in my playgroup now plays as if I potentially have it in hand.
Seal of Cleansing - With Disenchant you surprise someone and take away something powerful from them. In a multiplayer game you just leave the seal out and the other three opponents sit on their best artifacts and enchantments in hand, because they don't want to lose it to the seal. Having one card impact the entire table over a span of the game versus the single 1-for-1 interaction you get from Disenchant is huge.
Some cards are very simple in their effects, but a lot of people tend to over look the potential mind games that can be had like with these cards, because that advantage isn't explicitly written on the card.
July 24, 2019 8:01 a.m.
While it is true that gaining life is not the same as making an opponent lose life, Dawnglow Infusion is a card I admire and wish more people played, especially in EDH.
If you have 17 mana open, that's 32 life after is paid. That's a complete reset of the game. If this is following a sweep, you basically set yourself up for the win because you are now since far ahead there is likely nothing anybody can do, short of an all-out Archenemy style conflict.
July 24, 2019 3:26 p.m. Edited.
Arcane Flight is really fun and the art is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 24, 2019 3:37 p.m.
Abundance is under-appreciated and should be played more.
I also have a sweet spot for Gruul Ragebeast : All your creatures are removal spells!!
July 24, 2019 3:46 p.m.
Big fan of Warping Wail . A counterspell, removal, or one time ramp for any deck. Yes please!
July 24, 2019 11:10 p.m.
I love Winds of Rebuke , its a strong effect for blue with the benefit of hosing expensive top deck tutors for a quarter.