Burakos, Party Leader
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Burakos, Party Leader

Legendary Creature — Orc Cleric Rogue Warrior Wizard

Burakos, Party Leader is also a Cleric, Rogue, Warrior and Wizard.

Whenever Burakos attacks, defending player loses X life and you create X Treasure tokens, where X is the number of creatures in your party. (Your party consists of up to four creatures, one Cleric, Rogue, Warrior and Wizard, each.)

Choose a Background (You can have a background as a second commander.)

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Crow_Umbra on Murders at Karlov Manor

1 month ago

I honestly like Mastermind Plum more for Burakos, Party Leader than Prosper, as someone who plays both.

Generally excited for the Suspect mechanic. Very interested in Nelly & Agrus Kos. At face value, I like the potential flexibility for Suspect to help push damage through, or leave attacking lanes more open. Seems like that last little something that Goad decks might need once they get into 1v1 scenarios.

Crow_Umbra on If you could run any …

1 month ago

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Not saying Harper Recruiter would be the defacto Commander for a "Wizard from Beyond" background deck, but would help smooth things out lol. Burakos, Party Leader has at least part of "Wizard from Beyond" lol

Crow_Umbra on Burakos's Crew

3 months ago

Burakos, Party Leader is such a fun commander. I really enjoy the flexibility of having all the party creature types already in the command zone. I have a suggestions if you're interested:

  • If it's in your budget, I'd recommend adding Roaming Throne. It has some incredible flexibility in this deck, and will always work with Burakos.

  • There is an infinite combo option that can fit pretty seamlessly into this deck. It utilizes Leonin Relic-Warder + Animate Dead + an aristocrat like Zulaport Cutthroat/Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim. I like this combo because Relic-Warder and the reanimation pieces can all work as separate pieces, and don't really feel like dead draws outside of the combo.

  • Might be more of a meta dependent choice, but Assault Intercessor is one of my favorite Warrior options for the deck. Admittedly, I do encounter aristocrats strats in my meta often enough to play this.

  • Kutzil's Flanker is another newer option with Flash and graveyard hate as some enticing options. Another more meta dependent choice.

  • I'd recommend checking out Emergence Zone and Scout's Warning as means of playing creatures at instant speed. Most of the creatures in Burakos, Party Leader/Folk Hero decks tend to be fairly low to the ground. Helpful to get some additional cantrip-y draw on other players' turns.

I hope these suggestions are helpful. I'm down to chat through any others if you're open to it. Burakos/Folk Hero has a decent suite of creature options to fine-tune to different metas.

Crow_Umbra on Musashi's Mosh Pit [Primer]

7 months ago

Yeah, Grixis Marchesa is a very future-proofed commander. +1/+1 counters & support pops up often enough in sets. I get the sense Isshin will stay fresh for a long while, especially since he can now be built in a handful of different, but overlapping archetypes.

I feel like Burakos, Party Leader is another future-proofed commander, since the Party creature types are sure to get a few printed each set. Definitely allows for tool-boxy & meta adjustable variants.

metalmissery666 on Metalmissery666

8 months ago

Crow-Umbra Yeah, I sometimes switch Nalia de'Arnise with Burakos, Party Leader/Folk Hero its just down to how i'm feeling on the day.

To be honest i've never had a problem with the higher cost cards, i've always pulled the cards I need or wanted. I've played it about 20 ish times and its been pretty solid deck and won most of those games. It must be luck then ;)

Crow_Umbra on Metalmissery666

11 months ago

Hi there! I think you might have a smoother time playing Burakos, Party Leader / Folk Hero as your commander. I also bought and upgraded the Party Time precon, and initially tried it with Nalia de'Arnise as the commander. I've found having Burakos at the helm and leaning more heavily into the Party focus can make for a very fun and resilient build.

You have a lot of strong and higher mana costed cards, so having some Treasure production in your command zone will help you cast some of your bigger spells more consistently if you decide to keep your deck in its current form.

All that being said, I think that although you have many strong cards in your deck, it does lack some cohesion and synergy. Although you have Maskwood Nexus in deck to turn all your creatures into Party members, you may not always draw it or tutor it out, so having your creatures be primarily be Party classes will help with consistency, regardless if Nalia or Burakos is the commander.

Having Burakos and even a couple Party creatures can have you pumping out 1-4 treasure per combat, which is nothing to scoff at. This opens up additional alternate win-cons like Revel in Riches, and creates some fun synergy with things like Agent of the Iron Throne, Disciple of the Vault, and Marionette Master.

Althuran on The Ghost of Kamigawa

1 year ago

I've been considering Burakos, Party Leader in the deck in addition to Harper Recruiter but my only concern is not hitting anything or not getting enough value out of Burakos Crow-Umbra. I've also been considering Professional Face-Breaker since it has a similar effect to Grim Hireling in creating treasure tokens through combat but uses them differently. There's also Squee, Dubious Monarch which creates tokens upon attacking and can get itself back. And another card draw option I've been considering is Search the Premises since it creates clue tokens like Sophina, Spearsage Deserter

Crow_Umbra on The Ghost of Kamigawa

1 year ago

All very understandable points Althuran. If you want something that's a bit more obscure, I'd recommend Scapegoat as a board protection spell, especially with the all the tokens you can create.

In terms of Isshin builds, I think that the Party/Dungeon Venturing build is one of the least common that I've seen. Isshin will essentially let you double up each of your venturing triggers. Burakos, Party Leader is a pinger option, and restricting yourself to Party and Dungeon creatures is a fairly unique twist I haven't seen much of.

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