What are the names of the four-color combinations?
Posted on June 20, 2018, 4:39 a.m. by TypicalTimmy
I don't really hear anybody call any of the other four by a specific name. Do they no longer have one?
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.
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.
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.
I generally go by descriptions of what the commander cards entail:
Lady Edward Elric
Shrek Meets Exorcist
Everyone's Favorite Couple
June 20, 2018 10:48 a.m.
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.
Artifice Chaos Aggression Altruism Growth
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.
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