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Commander in my area has become exceedingly sparse and stagnant lately. I've only had one game with Balan so far, and that was almost a month ago when Commander 2017 released.

In that single game, I one-shot two Dragon precon players and shrugged off back-to-back Swords to Plowshares and Merciless Eviction topdecks from the Vampire precon player. Not a notable game to be honest. Dropkicking precons isn't something to gain worthwhile information.

September 20, 2017 6:04 p.m.


Transcendent Master is a threat that doesn't need Equipment. If I'm in a situation where Equipment is scarce, it's something I can fall back on. Loxodon Punisher would be stuck as a 2/2. Punisher's a potent threat with Equipment, but I wouldn't use it over the Master.

Looter Scooter is still a good loot engine. Booting Sram from the Command Zone only makes it not draw off of casting it consistently. Not a huge loss.

Flickering Ward is still good without Sram, but it is something I'm willing to cut.

September 18, 2017 8:57 p.m.


I don't feel like I need another Maze effect. Maze of Ith and Kor Haven were in the deck together for years and haven't felt the need for the second effect again after dropping Maze back in December. Haven is also one of my go-to targets for a land tutor, so I often have it out.

Thaumatic Compass seems a little awkward to use for its land side since there's only Enlightened Tutor to find it, and burning a potential Equipment tutor for a Maze effect feels like a waste.


Whispersilk Cloak doesn't seem unreasonable with Balan at the helm, but it will still be as clunky as always when relying on my other creatures. I'm going to stick with leaving shroud out of my deck. I don't want to have more awkward scenarios than what I already get with Godsend and Sword of Light and Shadow.


Sram - Cutting Silverblade Paladin for him isn't a bad change. Ixalan doesn't offer any new creatures for this deck, so Paladin is an open slot.

Alms Collector - Draw spells are too infrequent in my meta for Collector to function properly. I mostly see card draw engines that draw one at a time.

Other Card Draw Equipment - I don't have a lot of interest in using them, mainly because they're all terrible compared to Sword of Fire and Ice and space in the deck is very tight.

September 16, 2017 8:40 p.m.


Balan is indeed female.

September 13, 2017 4:07 p.m.

Said on With the Night ......


Ever thought of using Grim Discovery as another way to grab Command Beacon out of the graveyard?

September 12, 2017 1:09 p.m.


This is... interesting...

September 11, 2017 10:40 a.m.


Balan, Wandering Knight will become the Commander when I next update the deck. I don't change things the instant new cards come out and keep the deck on a set update schedule. The next update should be sometime in October.


Additional Mana Rocks - Not going that route. I don't need to rush Balan onto the battlefield, so the early game will be designated to preparing the board like it was with Eight-and-a-Half-Tails as the Commander. Additionally, Sword of the Animist is my first choice from an early tutor.

Reliquary Tower - It's currently an experiment, pairing it with Sword of Fire and Ice to keep me from discarding when the Sword overloads my hand.

Sram, Senior Edificer - Will probably still have a place in the deck. Waiting for Ixalan to be completely spoiled first.

Knight Exemplar - This is a Tribal card. It's not suited for Voltron.

Bastion Protector - Tried it when Commander 2015 came out and didn't really like it. It doesn't do anything if Balan is out of commission and its 3/3 body doesn't allow it to work with Reveillark and Recruiter of the Guard.

Fountain Watch - I don't like shroud for Voltron. At all. Most notably, it completely shuts off Armory Automaton.

Ogre's Cleaver - Too dull. I prefer Equipment that have some form of additional utility beyond P/T boosts. Equip is also a pretty high for what it does.

September 6, 2017 5:54 p.m.


Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

Commander / EDH NensouHiebara

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