Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

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.)

carpecanum on Kangee

1 month ago

Contagion Engine if you can afford it. That way you only need one counter on Kangee to be meaningful. Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker might be a better commander since Kangee need so much more mana to get a counter.

This looks like you are trying for a budget build but it doesn't say that.

Even if its budget, Mindshrieker is cheap and can cause massive damage.

carpecanum on For The Birds! EDH ed.

1 month ago

Literally did this same thing for my son. Dovescape freaked out so many people we built a deck around it. Our deck is titled "Have you heard the word?" if you want to look at it (not quite as budget as your deck, around $175).

You need to mark your commander by typing CMDR after it, flanked by asterix (if i type it out here it just adds italics) (we used Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker)

Aven Mindcensor is awesome. It even stops ramp when people realize Cultivate might not even net them a single land.

Thieving Magpie and Spear of Heliod are both very useful.

SithLord on Birb Storm

3 months ago

There are very few birds to be found here. Odd, because this is a tribal bird theme deck. You aren't even running Maskwood Nexus or Arcane Adaptation

So here are some birds I found that would be fun to play:

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

Augury Owl

Arctic Aven

Falcon Abomination

Aetherstorm Roc

Apex Hawks

Aven Brigadier !!!!!

Aven Gagglemaster

Aven Mindcensor

Aven Squire

Aven Wind Guide

Bay Falcon

Celestial Gatekeeper !

Airborne Aid !

Battle Screech !

Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle !

Steel-Plume Marshal !

Emeria Angel

Judge's Familiar

Skycat Sovereign

Cloudchaser Kestrel

Healer's Hawk

Esior, Wardwing Familiar

Skyway Robber

River Hoopoe

Donal, Herald of Wings

Whippoorwill an exile for so little the cost

Storm Crow why isn't this here?

Spire Owl cheap, but nice

Jubilant Skybonder

Sephara, Sky's Blade this hits the field by turn 4 for 1 white mana!

Ledger Shredder badass name and badass ability

Cartographer's Hawk a fun card that empties your deck of plains

Watcher of the Spheres dude

Flurry of Wings and Settle the Wreckage There is so much fun to be had

Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker_ look at this scawwwwww _ Warden of Evos Isle not needed, but nice for making 5 mana birds cost less

Empyrean Eagle lord

Kangee, Sky Warden all it takes is one 1/1 bird token to scwwwaaa

Kangee, Aerie Keeper you can't run one bird and not have any feathers ay?

Shabraz, the Skyshark its a sharknado

Wingmate Roc the best wingman

High Sentinels of Arashin use your mana ramp to buff your army

Nimble Obstructionist _a tale's end _

Cloudfin Raptor

Emeria Angel dude

Soulcatchers' Aerie

Abaques on Need help juggling decks

6 months ago

I need some help figuring out what changes I should make to my decks. I have a deck of every color combo (and more than one of a few color combos) and I've been unhappy with my current Atraxa superfriends deck. I've decided to build a Kethis, the Hidden Hand superfriends build as a replacement. So I need a new deck covering the Witch-Maw colors.

I've got two ideas for that deck:

If I take the second path I'd then want to convert my Ezuri deck into something else. I have a Simic Eldrazi deck piloted by Kruphix, God of Horizons, so I'd be looking for something fun and silly. I have two ideas for Simic decks:

  • A turbo-fog deck piloted by Rashmi, Eternities Crafter. You don't see a lot of turbo-fog in EDH so this would be kind of unique. I am having trouble finding a good win condition aside from Darksteel Reactor though.

  • A zoologist themed Lonis, Cryptozoologist deck where every creature would have a unique type. So since Lonis is a snake elf scout, that means no snakes, elves or scouts. The win-con of that deck would just be to see how many different creature types I could get on the board at once. I think I'd try to throw as many cards that investigated in as well.

I have or could get most of the cards I'd need, though I would want to stay fairly budget for anything I'd need to pick up. I'd really appreciate any advice on which route I should take:

  1. Build an alt-win con Atraxa deck.
  2. Build Ishai/Reyhan +1/+1 counters and a Rashmi turbo-fog deck.
  3. Build Ishai/Reyhan +1/+1 counters and a themed Lonis deck.
  4. Something else?


Last_Laugh on Atraxa, Multiplus Multiplayer

9 months ago

Have you ever considered Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker as your commanders with Atraxa in the 98?

Reyhan's ability to save counters significantly increases the resilience of the deck (Ishai is there for the Atraxa colors but is handy and fits the theme still). Reyhan/Ishai also draw a LOT less hate, are easier to cast on curve, and are far more explosive with +1+1 counters than a single proliferate per turn. Atraxa is better suited for hard to get counters like loyalty, poison, etc.

I have a few lists for you to check out with Reyhan/Ishai at the helm (they'll help even if you don't make the switch.)

KibaAlpha's: Reyhan and Ishai's Counterattack

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

And mine: Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.7 cmc)

Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated.

AkaAkuma on Tayam's Constellation EDH

1 year ago

Hey 1empyrean, I like the list! Thanks for the inspiration.

I play Tayam in the 98 with Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker and Reyhan, Last of the Abzan at the helm. But Tayam is so synergistic in there that i want to put him into an own spotlight with a deck of his own deck. There are allot of building ideas for him, but i struggle with a focused direction. How does he play after a while? My concern is that every game becomes the same song and dance after a while.. recurring the same pieces over and over again.

On your build, I love that you included Teysa, Orzhov Scion . She was the first thing i thought of on Tayam, and even though i would fit her more in a token/aristocrats theme than enchantment.. How about adding Dreadhorde Invasion to the mix? Every turn you could remove 2 counters from a zombie army to make a spirit token on top of a 2/3 requirement for tayam's ability.

And a bit off theme, but i really like Knight of Autumn , and think shes a good inclusion here too. she can be a free Tayam requirement or removal spell on a stick.

AkaAkuma on Tayam's Fun and Interactive Combos!

1 year ago

Hey BransBranflakes, I like the list! Thanks for the inspiration.

I play Tayam in the 98 with Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker and Reyhan, Last of the Abzan at the helm. But Tayam is so synergistic in there that i want to put him into the spotlight with his own deck.

But the further i read on Tayam, the more bland he becomes with the same infinite combos between Ashnod's Altar and various creatures you noted (and Weaponcraft Enthusiast ). What is your experience on the diversity of Tayam and people who play against it? Is it the same song and dance with this commander every game, or can you win on different matters?

The ability got me with so many ideas.. I mean its nothing like Karador! First I was thinking of going tokens with a sacrifice subtheme. I could use Teysa, Orzhov Scion that can also create white tokens from the black tokens that e.g. Dreadhorde Invasion or Ophiomancer create. It will be an endless loop!.. Or landfall, as Tayam can make some cool land recurring triggers using Evolution Sage , Felidar Retreat and many more landfall critters. He also makes a cool Abzan coloured Enchantress (recurring Animate Dead or Pernicious Deed while drawing cards from Setessan Champion and enchantresses alike and even a Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons subtheme sounds good, where Ammit Eternal , Devoted Druid and Yawgmoth, Thran Physician are great inclusions.

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