GW Hatebears Commander

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Posted on Dec. 20, 2018, 2:49 a.m. by Triton

I’m having a dilemma between either Saffi Eriksdotter and Captain Sisay at helm for a GW Hatebears deck. There are quite a few legendary cards in the deck, so I figured Sisay would work, but not as many as I’d imagine. Saffi seems like a rather unique commander, but I tend to feel like it’s just going the combo route.

x12721 says... #2

Why would you have anyone other than Gaddock Teeg as your commander?

December 20, 2018 3:09 a.m.

enpc says... #3

As a Saffi Eriksdotter player, she is combo. Captain Sisay is the better choice for hatebears.

December 20, 2018 3:15 a.m.

Triton says... #4

x12721 I like challenging myself by making commanders from different planes (I already have Oona, Queen of the Fae as my Lorwyn/Shadowmor commander) for flavor purposes.

December 20, 2018 3:16 a.m.

DrukenReaps says... #5

I would go with sisay because her effect just works. Saffi is useful once or twice unless you dedicate 10-15 cards to being able to use her.

December 20, 2018 7:04 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #6

Captain Sisay, commonly the best hatebear deck in the format, being tier 1 in cEDH for good reason. Sisay can fetch hate of all kinds, and is a better combo enabler with Paradox Engine lines too.

Here is a list of good, fetchable hatebear targets with Sisay:




Card draw engines


All of the above is just what I remember off the top of my head, you can find tons of cool things to fetch!

December 20, 2018 8:42 a.m.

RedmundR2 says... #7

x12721 is right. Gaddock Teeg is my favorite hatebear commander in because he basically doesnt let anyone else play commander/their big dumb goofy sorceries. its the greatest thing ever.

December 20, 2018 9:40 a.m. Edited.

SynergyBuild says... #8

RedmundR2 or run the cEDH deck, the objectively more competitive commander that can just fetch Gaddock Teeg need be... Captain Sisay?

December 20, 2018 9:46 a.m.

RedmundR2 says... #9

competitive EDH? I aint about that life. What I am about is playing Gaddock Teeg from the command zone over and over and over and over again

December 20, 2018 10:03 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #10

RedmundR2 xD I can respect that, but I about that life where Gaddock never dies because my opponents want to remove Sisay before I fetch Paradox Engine and loop my deck 50 times over xD

December 20, 2018 10:05 a.m.

RedmundR2 says... #11

SynergyBuild Winning is cool, but have you ever tried annoying the living hell out of your playgroup until they demand you play your other decks? Its better than winning. xD

December 20, 2018 10:15 a.m.

Arvail says... #12

SynergyBuild's right. Sissay is objectively the best hatebears commander for WG.

Still, for casual hatebears in commander, my vote actually goes to Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa. He's unassuming enough to not draw hate and being able to make all your small dorks unblockable is cool. Making what basically amounts to a Meekstone deck is both good at casual tables and not too oppressive.

December 20, 2018 10:16 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #13

Nah, I have looped Mindslaver in with Paradox Engine 1 million times...

Did I mention winning?

(Yes all of the loop is legendary and hilarious, my opponents might as well just hand me their cards for me to play with for a few hours xD)

December 20, 2018 10:17 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #14

Also, I meant Linvala, Keeper of Silence with my first post

December 20, 2018 10:21 a.m.

IMMG54 says... #15

Oh my God Selvala hands down. Gives you card advantage and you can either choose to go full on stax with Uba Mask or keep the cards flowing. Makes for an excellent Aetherflux wincon, also.

December 20, 2018 12:21 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #16

IMMG54 or Captain Sisay... to fetch Selvala, Explorer Returned.

Sisay can even win with Selvala lines faster than selvala can.

December 20, 2018 12:48 p.m.

DrukenReaps says... #17

SynergyBuild LOL, at this point it is just a meme.

December 20, 2018 1:38 p.m.

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