Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

Legendary Creature — Bird Monk


Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker.

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker Discussion

pokemonmasterjal on Counters=Infinite

3 weeks ago

Suggestions: Put in: Ghave, Guru of Spores , Experiment Kraj , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Cultivate , Paradise Druid , Roalesk, Apex Hybrid , Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker , Zegana, Utopian Speaker , Voracious Hydra , Gyre Sage , Corpsejack Menace , Tuskguard Captain , Fertilid , Winding Constrictor . Take out: Oath of Teferi , Oath of Nissa , gags Teferi, Time Raveler (ugh), Primevals' Glorious Rebirth , Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , Swamp x2 and Plains x3 You should lean on green a lot because it has the most good counters stuff and will give you that sweet sweet mana. Creatures are the best theme in the deck because your commander is in fact a creature. Planeswalkers should just be seperate. Gj on your first deck.

UpperDeckerTaco on Friend in need

1 month ago

Seriously though, Tribals will def help a newer player get into the game and actually help them subconsciously pay attention to Creature Sub-types. An easy one to work with: U/W Birds with Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker . So much potential and power, yet, pretty straight forward and I have had a lot of success with it and it is very cheap to build.

If you are dead set on not Tribal, then I would suggest a Green/X (X can be any other color) type build. Get them understanding the concept of ramp and something that is semi-consistent. Green will do that for them and allow them to slowly branch out. If you want a fun budget build, try Simic (G/U) with Tatyova, Benthic Druid . And build it around the General. Ramp into lands, draw cards, and play big dudes. The consistent card draw allows to continuously refuel the board if they keep "nuking" the board. And in Simic, there are a lot of "hexproof" and "shroud" creatures that you can throw in there to just give him an edge against spot removal. You could make it a theme of "hexproof" and "shroud" with Tatyova as the general and call it, "Can't touch this..."


blyatifull on [Commander/EDH] ATRAXA, Praetors' Voice

1 month ago

i think you have a nice counters theme going on but id get rid of cards like Forgotten Ancient , Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker for cards like Mikaeus, the Lunarch . and then maybe Fathom Mage for Kiora, the Crashing Wave . its more efficient and since you have a lot of strong creatures on the board, running a few utility planewalkers wouldnt hurt since its very easy for you to protect them. pws like Tamiyo, Field Researcher (instead of lets say, as foretold) or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon are a must in any atraxa deck regardless of their core strategy. its just too easy to ultimate with them in multiple ways.

you also need Astral Cornucopia . atraxa proliferate is amazing with it and its a great anti stax piece. id exchange that for Commander's Sphere .

other then that id say this deck is great and it has a nice theme going on. you could just make a few more efficient tweaks imo.

KibaAlpha on Atraxa +1/+1

1 month ago

Have you considered switching from Atraxa to Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker as your commanders?

Reyhan is fantastic at abusing +1/+1 counters in combo with Blade of Selves , Rite of Replication and Doubling Season .

If this appeals to you here are links to the Top 3 Reyhan and Ishai +1/+1 counter decks.

Mine Reyhan and Ishai's Counterattack

Last_Laugh Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.74 cmc)

AkaAkuma Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

Last_Laugh on Reyhan/Tana - The Silence of the Saprolings

1 month ago

This is the first time I've seen Reyhan paired with someone other than Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker .

Blade of Selves is pretty nifty tech to abuse the legendary rule with Reyhan. In a 4 player game, 2 Reyhans are created which are sacrificed to the Legendary rule. Those 6 counters are seen and replaced by all 3 Reyhan for 18x +1+1 counters. This is a commander damage kill as early as turn 3. T1 Sol Ring into Blade, T2 Reyhan, T3 Equip, swing, and murder someone with commander damage.

KibaAlpha on Arms Proliferation

1 month ago

I'd like to suggest switching to Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker as your commanders. Those two work more efficiently with +1/+1 counters than Atraxa. You can also abuse Reyhan's ability to move counters with Blade of Selves , Rite of Replication and Doubling Season .

I would also look to add Crop Rotation .

You may want to look in to Birds of Paradise , Bloom Tender and Noble Hierarch for ramp.

If you are going to use Tempt with Discovery I suggest addding Strip Mine to deal with that troublesome land that may be fetched out.

Oracle of Mul Daya , Path of Discovery and Sensei's Divining Top should be considered.

Last_Laugh on Counter's Matter

1 month ago

Consider moving Atraxa to the 99 and have Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker at the helm. Atraxa is great for loyalty and other harder to get counters but a single proliferate for dedicated +1+1 counters is a bit slow honestly.

Reyhan/Ishai draw a LOT less hate, are easier on early mana, are far more explosive with +1+1 counters (see below), and Reyhan's ability to save counters makes the deck a lot more resilient.

Reyhan's ability to replace counters can be easily abused using cards like Rite of Replication and Blade of Selves to also abuse the legendary rule. In a 4 player game Blade is 18x +1+1 counters as early as turn 3. T1 Sol Ring into Blade, T2 Reyhan, T3, Equip, Swing, and murder someone with commander damage. 2 extra Reyhan are created and immediately die to the legend rule. Those 6 counters are seen and replaced by each of the 3 Reyhan - 6x3=18. Rite kicked is 90x +1+1 counters (15×6). This isn't even counting Corpsejack Menace, Doubling Season, Hardened Scales, etc.

Here's a link to the top 3 Reyhan/Ishai decks on the site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated.

Mine: Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.74 cmc)

KibaAlpha's - Reyhan and Ishai's Counterattack

AkaAkuma's - Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

ZendikariWol on Second edh deck

2 months ago

For dinos, dbpunk basically summed it up.

I have found a few really good +1/+1 counter commanders, and some of them may surprise you!

The most obvious, and probably the strongest, is Atraxa, Praetors' Voice . However if the billfold’s not a fan of hers, the optimal replacement is Reyhan, Last of the Abzan partnered with Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker . But there is something to be said for Marath, Will of the Wild if you want something unique. She’s a good commander with a lot of staying power due to her ability.

Reyhan, Last of the Abzan partnered with Ravos, Soultender is a super quirky +1/aristocrats deck, as can Marchesa, the Black Rose . Marchesa is a much better commander, but with much worse colors. On the other hand, Dethrone can sort of play up Commander’s political aspect, or it can’t depending on your preferences. Either way, built-in dethrone is pretty strong.

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