What are the names of the four-color combinations?

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Posted on June 20, 2018, 4:39 a.m. by TypicalTimmy

I know we now use Atraxa to represent , rather than the old school Witch term, but what about the other color combos?

I don't really hear anybody call any of the other four by a specific name. Do they no longer have one?

enpc says... #2

I have heard/seen people refer to them as either "null-[insert colour here]" or "sans-[insert colour here]".

So Atraxa would be "sans-red".

June 20, 2018 4:47 a.m.

Arcaticas says... #3

All the 4 colors were just named after the nephilims

June 20, 2018 6:11 a.m.

Rzepkanut says... #4

I call those Atraxa colors "minus red"

June 20, 2018 6:34 a.m.

Boza says... #5

I think it is wrong to define something by what it lacks, rather than what it has. There is no specific name for those, because they are so rarely explored, it is not worth it. Prior to the commander decks, the only precendents were the nephilim.

TLDR: There is nothing on this.

June 20, 2018 7:32 a.m.

landofMordor says... #6

The names for the four-color combos were named after the Nephilim, but the names are informal and there are no formal names.

(Witch-Maw, Ink-Treader, Glint-Eye, Dune-Brood, and Yore-Tiller.)

But it's also just as easy to say "null-red" or whatever.

June 20, 2018 8:08 a.m.

dbpunk says... #7

I generally go by descriptions of what the commander cards entail:

Evil Angel

Lady Edward Elric

Shrek Meets Exorcist

Everyone's Favorite Couple

Viking Queen

June 20, 2018 10:48 a.m.

CrazedGinger says... #8

Calling the 4 colour pairings after the Nephilim doesn't make sense. Most people don't really remember/care about those creatures. If you have to use a name I would go with what the commander 2016 decks were called.


The names themselves try to identify the colour pairs common values. I think these have a better flavour myself

June 21, 2018 11 p.m.

JRaynor says... #9

I like it. I typically call it Greenless, or Null-green, identifying the combination by the absence rather than by the trait it exhibits.

June 22, 2018 8:43 a.m.

I mean, if nothing else, the Nephilim based names sound cooler, and they seem to be the more formal go-to, so...

No White = Glint-Eye

No Blue = Dune-Brood

No Black = Ink-Treader

No Red = Witch-Maw

No Green = Yore-Tiller

July 18, 2018 12:23 p.m.

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