LabManiac_Sigi Deckling

Just a dude who likes to brew and play competitive EDH decks. Part of the Laboratory Maniacs:

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Najeela is placed so highly because she is easily the best non-Food Chain 5C option thanks to having access to several 1-card win conditions (Druid's Repository, Nature's Will, etc.). On top of having these compact win conditions, she is able to create a relevant board state just by herself as a Commander that can often come down on turn 2.

Honestly, Arcum, Brago, and many other Commanders were severely misplaced on the former list, as that one was maintained by people who have been out of touch with EDH for a long time. Furthermore, I don't recommend trying to draw direct lines of comparison between the old system and this new one; the intent and principles that went into constructing the lists are very different from each other.

October 21, 2018 5:26 p.m.

Yeah, JohnnyCRO is on point here. We've provided some resources and links to places where you can discuss and ask about lists for High Power and below in the description. Those are going to end up being much more useful than whatever sample list we end up linking here.

October 14, 2018 6:16 p.m.

Well, no - I recommend reading the description. We're not making claims that a particular commander can't be built to be at a higher power level than it's listed here. However, the generic strategy that both Jarad and Meren fit into is, as I've pointed out, BG Graveyard Midrange. And for that particular strategy, Meren is the current optimal choice, hence her placement in Competitive. Even if your graveyard payoff (Nooze vs Protean Hulk) is different, the strategy still works in the same way. And we're only evaluating those generic competitive strategies together with their most optimal choice of commander.

October 14, 2018 11:35 a.m.

chopsueyrice - Ayli will remain at Mid Power. She doesn't provide anything significant for the Turbo Ad Nauseam archetype that other commanders don't. Even in her own colours, Ghost Council of Orzhova is the more optimal choice, as it serves as a Command Zone outlet for the Auriok Salvagers + Lion's Eye Diamond combo.

Hotcake_Gotsyrup - Radha is lower than Ruric Thar because Sphere effects as a whole have lost a lot of relevance since the unbanning of Protean Hulk. In a similar vein, setting up some form of lock is not really viable anymore, and Ruric Thar has the significant upside of being able to consistently end games much quicker than Radha can. Neither is amazing right now, but for RG big mana + stax decks, Ruric Thar is currently the better option.

HezTheGod - Godo will remain in High Power. It's a glass cannon deck with much worse options for recovery than something like Sidisi Ad Nauseam or Selvala Brostorm. Arjun is worse than Mizzix, which is worse than Storm in Grixis colours headed by Kess or Jeleva. Same as Ayli above: Mid Power is appropriate for a worse version of a worse version of a competitive deck. The usual strategy Chainer decks go for is too slow and inefficient to matter in High Power and above.

potatopotatopotato - Yeah, it's still fine. If you wanna learn more about the deck, you should check out the decklist database in the description and talk to some of the people listed there.

Hyrkh - Jarad will be added to Mid Power. Meren has effectively replaced him as the competitive option for a midrange-y BG Graveyard deck.

Jamiemac - You comment here.

gminnick - Every Esper Commander kind of has the issue of "it's not Zur", and the same thing is unfortunately true for Sydri. She doesn't provide any advantages that are good enough to compete with Necropotence in the Command Zone, so she will remain in High Power.

October 14, 2018 11:12 a.m.

Oh yeah, looks like we missed that one. Thaks for pointing it out! I added it.

October 11, 2018 5:09 p.m.

We're going to give one sample list for the competitive and above strategies. The description points people to places where they can find more sample lists if that's what they want - both on EDHREC and the decklist database, and on the Discord servers that provide links to the places where those decks are actively being discussed. This list is meant for people to get something functional quickly, and the focus is on playgroup calibration moreso than showcasing individual decklists. Those that want to delve into specific strategies will find the means to do so in the description.

October 11, 2018 4:07 p.m.

Said on Chain Veil Teferi...


This deck does not want Mission Briefing.

October 7, 2018 11:45 a.m.

Said on Shuffle Hulk + ......


Spellseeker is playing that role while being broader and more synergistic with the deck, hence its inclusion in the Main deck and Merchant Scroll's position in the maybeboard. The current flex slots are Aven Mindcensor and Null Rod. The deck is quite fast, but not as fast as Breakfast Hulk due to the lack of Hermit Druid. That being said, the high tutor density means it plays well "off the top" and has better comeback potential. I've done plenty of goldfishing and some actual testing as well.

October 7, 2018 11:12 a.m.


Chain Veil Teferi

Commander / EDH LabManiac_Sigi

SCORE: 178 | 156 COMMENTS | 116233 VIEWS | IN 141 FOLDERS

Breakfast Hulk

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Kess High Tide

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Scepter Experiments Tymna

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Yidris Storm/Doomsday 2.0

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4C Paradox Scepter Storm

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