Could this be a thing? energy in commander?

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Posted on Jan. 4, 2017, 8:26 p.m. by ShadowofDragons

Hey guys,I was curious what everyone thought on this topic. After aether revolt drops will there be enough energy cards to build a function deck around it? If so what colors do you think it will be in? I think red, blue green myself. And who would you run as the commander?

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice? Sure you miss out on some as sweet red cards but proliferating energy. Atraxa is broken.

January 4, 2017 8:39 p.m.

Temur_Frontier says... #3

Yeah, I think it's really only possible with Atraxa, unfortunately enough. She's a cool card, if really broken, but she's just not my style. Besides, I prefer establishing my own unique path rather than sticking to what's popular just because it's strong.

January 4, 2017 9:03 p.m.

Temur_Frontier says... #4

Yeah, I think it's really only possible with Atraxa, unfortunately enough. She's a cool card, if really broken, but she's just not my style. Besides, I prefer establishing my own unique path rather than sticking to what's popular just because it's strong.

January 4, 2017 9:04 p.m.

Yes. It is possible. Currently, I am in the works for a 5 color Giant Robots EDH deck with Tazri as the Commander. Its an artifact reanimation beatdown deck featuring all 5 Gearhulks. It does use Energy because the Kaladesh power artifacts like Aetherworks Marvel are really strong. Plus, we are getting that new artifact that lets you take an extra turn with Energy.

You dont need Atraxa to proliferate. I highly recommend Inexorable Tide and Contagion Engine for your deck list as they are already in mine.

Scrapped the project for combo pieces for Breya, but that deck could easily steamroll my opponents without the need of cards like Craterhoof Behemoth.

I realized I needed to wait for Aether Revolt if I really wanted to take advantage of Energy counters. There werent enough Energy cards before, but soon there will be enough for my deck's purposes.

January 4, 2017 9:34 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #6

Definitely Riku of Two Reflections to double up on ETB abilities that generate energy and double up on instants and sorceries that generate mana.

January 4, 2017 11:01 p.m.

Hion1337 says... #7

Reaper king rocks face with energy 5 colors and vindication. Plus energy is heavily artifact reliant so a artifact commander seems theme related. Plus the old king with rite of replication trick is a 2 piece backup plan. Aether revolt revealed all collors abuse energy in there own way. Don't forget conspiracy (the card) and xenographt. Turn all etb into a vindicate. For a combo based aggressive energy king all day IMO.

January 17, 2017 3:38 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #8

*generate energy.

I initially started out with Yidris for the colors/value, but migrated to temur, and Riku seemed by far the best.

I made Energy and Aether, but i guess i could remake the deck to really focus on cards that generate something of value from using energy and cards that are really good at generating energy. As it stands, the deck is pretty much all the legal energy cards in one deck lol.

January 17, 2017 3:49 p.m.

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