Your guide to "Commanders"

Commander (EDH) forum

Posted on Feb. 27, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by MagicalHacker

Typically, a commander must be a legendary creature (except for the planeswalkers from that one commander set), but if your commander can search for another card, you can build your deck around that card instead.

So here are all the options for making noncommander cards into your commanders:

If the card you build around and get with one of these commanders, you might need your commander to find a card that can bring that card back to the battlefield, so use MagicalHacker - List of All Recursion Cards to make your noncommander available to you even after it goes to the graveyard.

Feel free to share your builds using these ideas here! I'm currently building Arcum Dagsson Lantern Control, and I might build some others too...

Phaetion says... #2

I may or may not build Isperia the Inscrutable. I don't know why, but I've been focusing on recently.

February 27, 2017 12:19 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #3

I have never seen her played, which sucks because she seems like a lot of fun! Plus, it's finally a deck that could main deck a Telepathy for actual synergy.

February 27, 2017 12:35 p.m.

Phaetion says... #4

The only thing though is that I don't like tutoring so much. Besides, I played against a Sakashima the Impostor deck that maindecked Telepathy.

February 27, 2017 12:39 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #5

Yeah these noncommander decks aren't for the shuffling averse lol

I think it's a fun card and can see play, but rarely does it synergize with a deck, you know?

February 27, 2017 12:49 p.m.

Phaetion says... #6

That is true. I could try to run it myself, but I just don't have the room.

February 27, 2017 12:54 p.m.

Gattison says... #7

This is an excellent resource! Thanks a ton. =D

I collect things like this here: The Obscure List of Obscure Lists. So, if you don't mind, I'm gonna add this and your list of recursion cards to the collection.

Also, if you have/made/know about any more resources, please let me know. There's at least several people who follow the list and like seeing new stuff added. =)

Thanks again!

February 27, 2017 7:24 p.m.

There is always room to make cuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 27, 2017 9:54 p.m.

Uskebasi says... #9

I made a Lords list:


February 28, 2017 7:28 a.m.

MagicalHacker says... #10

Uskebasi, I believe you may have posted in the wrong place, but that list you probably wanted to post to is two posts above.

February 28, 2017 8:22 a.m.

Gattison says... #11

I see it. I'll take care of it. =)

February 28, 2017 6:13 p.m.

Evolveair999 says... #12

Thanks for this :) really appreciate this :D

March 1, 2017 9:14 a.m.

MagicalHacker says... #13

Oops! I came here looking for a commander to use the Rishadan Cutpurse vertical cycle to punish those on mtgo who tap out out of laziness (will be using Momir Vig, Simic Visionary), and I realized I never posted my lantern control deck I built: Lantern Control in Commander?

April 21, 2017 9:55 a.m.

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