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Posted on Feb. 24, 2017, 4:07 p.m. by BlueMagician

My friend and i got into an argument and the topic is which dual color god from the theros block would be the best commander

And i would like to know your opinions

LeaPlath says... #2

IMO Iroas, God of Victory, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Keranos, God of Storms, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Thassa, God of the Sea and Erebos, God of the Dead are the least interesting. They provide generic good stuff but don't really push anything cool.

Athreos, God of Passage has some interesting uses as a political commander, and WB lacks other political commanders.

Ephara, God of the Polis has some interesting flash tricks you can do that keeps her involved and involving.

Heliod, God of the Sun's token making is interesting for stuff that triggers on enchantments, creating more options.

Karametra, God of Harvests likes you playing stuff like Whitemane Lion which lets you build interesting decks abusing her.

Kruphix, God of Horizons IMO is one of the less intresting options, but even he changes your deck in a significant and cool way.

Phenax, God of Deception lets you do a UB control deck win con that isn't combo or damage, just slowly deck everyone.

Pharika, God of Affliction has the political angle with the snakes being GY hate and attack deflection. Also enchantress synergy.

Xenagos, God of Revels is another one that is barely interesting enough but it makes main phase 1 priority interesting.

Purphoros, God of the Forge isn't that intresting, but he is one of those rare commanders who gives mono red the punch it sorely needs for very little build around.

February 24, 2017 4:45 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #3

Probably Xenagos.

February 24, 2017 4:47 p.m.

Xenagos is probably, in my opinion, the best 2 color General due to the broken things you can do with his ability and being that he is in R/G where all (most) of the big stuff are, it can end games fairly quickly.

Then, second, I would say is Karametra just because of the colors she/he/it is in where you can either go Enchantress route, weenie route, tribal, ramp, stax, etc... Karametra is just always value.

And I actually like Mogis and Pharika and Athreos because of their lower cost to cast and Pharika can play a decent Constellation shell, and Mogis is just always value when he's out. They either sac a dude, or take 2. It can be enchantment themed, or you can go tribal if you don't like the R/B options for Generals. With Athreos, it kind of leads to an inevitability factor. W/B lead to life gain and drain, and they might end up getting so low, they cannot afford to take any more life so you just get more value.

I find the rest of the Gods to be more or less, just decent in the 99 and not all that great as Generals. Some can make an argument for Purphoros, Erebos, or Heliod, but there are probably better commanders to play in those colors anyway.

February 24, 2017 5:59 p.m.

Ephara, God of the Polis is really good in a UW flicker shell, IMO better than Brago, King Eternal because A) she's harder to remove B) she gets value off your flickers, and even though she doesn't enable the flicker herself, the extra draws mean you can rebuild from wipes and continue your gameplan no matter what, and C) she doesn't draw much hate just for existing.

Erebos, God of the Dead is incredibly powerful... but mostly because he works as the commander of every generic mono-black deck, and keeps drawing to find that deck whatever it needs.

February 24, 2017 8:44 p.m.

Bhaal666 says... #6

i think they are all ok but it depends on what you want to do. each has the advantage of being lower cost than it should be and being tough to remove. some dont care what you build around them others i feel need a specific strategy. really though you can start with any of them and end with a decent deck.

February 24, 2017 10:06 p.m.

SaberTech says... #7

Phenax, God of Deception is a strong option due to having access to both blue counterspells and black tutors. He can also potentially infinitely mill your opponents with Eater of the Dead or the Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter combo.

However, not counting his combos, his ability is not as relevant as those of other gods unless you are using a self-mill + reanimation strategy, so there is that counting against him.

February 24, 2017 10:34 p.m.

BlueMagician says... #8

Awesome thanks guys

February 24, 2017 11:44 p.m.

griffstick says... #9

It's easier to say the ones that suck

February 25, 2017 2:10 a.m.

griffstick says... #10

I personally like Iroas, God of Victory. His ability to protect your creatures from damage when attacking and menace is a sweet thing to mess around with. I know boros but I still like it click here to see my iroas deck then maybe you'll change your mind

February 25, 2017 2:29 a.m.

Spatialdebris says... #11

Mogis, God of Slaughter is decent. Give him infect and you'll force people to sac. Otherwise 5 turns later (minimum if he hasn't be dealt with) they're dead

February 26, 2017 1:16 p.m.

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