Kolaghan's Command

Kolaghan's Command


Choose two —

  • Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
  • Target player discards a card.
  • Destroy target artifact.
  • This deals 2 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Kolaghan's Command Discussion

zapyourtumor on Treasure Reanimator

2 days ago

I don't think Unburial Rites is worth it. You are spending 5 mana to reanimate a 7 mana creature. Plus you aren't running white, which means you'd need to use treasure to flash it back for 4 mana.

More importantly, you don't have enough ways to get it into your graveyard. In terms of discard outlets, you only have 4x Bone Shards . Your only additional outlets are targeting yourself with Thoughtseize or Kolaghan's Command , which is card disadvantage and clearly a last resort. Since you can't run Thrilling Discovery , I'd run Cathartic Reunion , Thrill of Possibility , or Lightning Axe as additional outlets.

Ammonzy on General Ferrous Midrange [Modern 5c GoodStuff]

1 week ago


Boros Charm is far superior to Tribal Flames in this deck however it's another removal piece that only hits creatures which limits its flexibility to purely being aggressive or good vs creature decks. or I could use the double-strike but that requires going through the loop of having one of my creatures on board. It could be used as a sideboard piece but it honestly doesnt do anything against archetypes we would struggle against which would be control decks & aggro. I cant recall any 2 drop in modern that's superior to a 4/4 flyer with a board-boosting effect. And the boosting effect isnt a +1/+1 athnem so going wide is irrelevant. What he does is stop your opponents from chop blocking or trading blocks. Scion of Draco simply turns up the pressure far more than casting a single Boros Charm for 4mdg & removing creatures isnt a issue with having 10 cards of removal + card draw from our Manamorphose and Territorial Kavu .

For example, the most played 2 drops in modern as of right are: Dauthi Voidwalker , Sanctifier en-Vec , Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger , Kataki, War's Wage , and Snapcaster Mage . The most played beater of the 2-drops is the classic Tarmogoyf who needs 5+ different card types to surpass Scion of Draco in power & doesnt have flying. So I have no idea what 2-drop creature you would compare SoD to.

I gave Kolaghan's Command a thought but it's inferior to Prismari Command unless you like the return creature to hand choice that much.

lagotripha on General Ferrous Midrange [Modern 5c GoodStuff]

1 week ago

Above curve if compared to other 4/4 flyers in MtG - not above curve for 2 drops overall. Fliers that aren't printed straight into modern need to not break their limited format, which leaves them underperforming.

Compared to most of modern two drops its a decent body that likes a wide board and needs you to play a tapland T1 to come down T2, (which is fine with this deck's focus on 2 drops).

I can see why its here, but it liking a big board while also not being a hit for cascade, not triggering general and being an artifact feels like it needs some tweaking unless the flying keyword is vital to your metagame.

I was comparing it to reach for a reason - the thing that has set strong midrange decks apart in the past has been the way they draw one card and kill you out of nowhere in the grind game. Its the whole reason BBE is good - BBE into direct damage is a third of a life total or more without setting back the grind. Its the entire principal behind your sideboard choices. Its just weird not to see that more mainboard given the rest of the deck's primary pressure on life total.

Tribal flames isn't enough of a payoff, but something like Boros Charm or Kolaghan's Command , or even moving some sideboard cards mainboard should compete for slots with it without impacting grind.

Apollo_Paladin on Kroxa

1 month ago

Heya, nice build! +1

I use Claim / Fame in my Kroxa build on MTG Arena, makes for pretty nice (and early) recursion on him w/o eating up too much of your mana (plus Fame fires from the Graveyard so it fits with your recursion theme doubly. I get that with your build its only use is for multi-firing Kroxa (all your other creatures are too high a CMC), but as that's the name of your deck I'd expect him to be a main focus anyway (you might even do well to add in another copy or two of him as he's extremely reliable and him being a Legend isn't as huge a deal as on normal creatures due to his Escape function.)

There's also Kolaghan's Command which can fill quite a few control and/or recursion options for you w/o eating too many of the card slots in your deck. I'm a big fan of multi-use cards even though you tend to pay a bit more mana for their effects than standalone spells. I'm unsure what type(s) of decks you're typically up against, but some discard and artifact hate are nice things to have in-pocket -- plus it's an Instant.

Even if none of these suggestions for your bill - nice job! I like it a lot.

skincrawler on Jund Delirium

1 month ago

Hi zapyourtumor,

Thanks for your comment and the suggestions.

I started with the good'ol "4 Inquisition of Kozilek / 2 Thoughtseize " package, but found myself boarding it out nearly every game, because of the high amount of Blitz variants in the meta right now. Might change that over time, but for now I think 3 Discard Spells + Kolaghan's Command in the main seems to be fine. Could be wrong here, though. I think Seal of Fire is better in this deck, specifically because it works quite well with Lurrus. I like the idea though and didn't really considered tribal card in my deck building. Maybe I can find room for a copy or two.

Delirium is quite easy to accomplish actually, especially with a relativ high creature count and the surveil of Dragon's Rage Channeler I usually have it up latest on turn 3. But I might want to change some spells to get it more often already turn 2 and have a faster recovery after my graveyard was whiped. (Which is usually the end of me, if opponent has any kind of threat on the board)

Ignoble Hierarch is debatable, I agree, even though I think it's a very strong creature (therefore having a full play set), but I like the mana exhalation early and it helps getting through some blockers with an unboosted Grim Flayer sometimes. I might want to change it to Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer though, or maybe even try out [Strike it Rich], to up my sorcery count.

I can also see this deck going more in the direction of Death's Shadow having more Thoughtseize, as you suggested. But for now, I don't think that I want it to be a gimmicy Shadow's deck and try to let it be its own jundy goodness ;P

nUKe13 on nUKe13 Mardu Pyromancer

1 month ago

JacenSolo29 as far as the next update goes, I’m waiting to see if there is anything else that drops from MH2, but I think we have the complete list now.

My first impressions are:

1) Faithless Salvaging - this works better than Thrill of Possibility since it can be cast on an empty hand and the rebound can’t be caught by hand disruption. Instant is nice if we really do want to cast on opponent’s end step. Then, if we draw an instant, we can cast with rebound on the stack to get full value.

2) Prismatic Ending - I personally really REALLY like this. Great against aggro, Humans, Jund, Ponza, Death's Shadow (minus Gurmag Angler ). See (https://strategy.channelfireball.com/all-strategy/home/is-prismatic-ending-the-new-swords-to-plowshares/)

3) Damn - again, LOVE IT! Definitely love the versatility, but I don’t know if it would replace Dreadbore (hits PWs), Fatal Push (instant and cheaper), or Engineered Explosives (can be triggered at instant speed and can be cheaper). Definitely a consideration for spots that previously included Damnation or Wrath of God .

4) General Ferrous Rokiric - I personally really like this. Immune to most removal (specifically EFFICIENT removal) such as Lightning Bolt , Path to Exile , Fatal Push , and Cryptic Command bouncing it. If you play a lot of multicolor spells, like Kolaghan's Command , Kaya's Guile , Kaya, Orzhov Usurper , Nahiri, the Harbinger , Dreadbore / Terminate , and Lightning Helix , then you definitely benefit from having this.

5) Dragon's Rage Channeler - this has a Magmatic Channeler feel to it and couples well with the graveyard-centric focus. If you opt for utility ARTIFACTS, like Mishra's Bauble , Damping Sphere , or Engineered Explosives , ENCHANTMENTS, like Blood Moon , or PLANESWALKERS, like Liliana of the Veil or any of the previously mentioned PWs, then you have an even easier time to activate Delirium. You do have to attack every turn, but having flying as evasion is really nice. Surveil is good if we start running more Flashback spells, like more Lingering Souls or Smiting Helix .

6) Void Mirror - TRON HATE FTW! This would compete with Damping Sphere as far as utility goes, but still really REALLY nice.

7) Obsidian Charmaw - OMG there are SO many Tron hate cards in this set, and I LOVE it. If Tron or Eldrazi Tron get more popular through all the hate from this set, then this would be great to add create a clock.

8) Vindicate - old EDH tech being added to Modern. I like the idea of destroying anything, but sorcery speed and 3 cmc, with everything else that has come into the game (and power creep), makes me unsure of its power. Could be what we need, but 3cmc is already crowded in the list.

9) Flame Blitz - UW/x, Jund, and maybe Tron typically run more PWs, so if we forgo running PWs, ourselves, then this serves as an extremely cheap PW hate card. Cycling is nice if we draw it and the opponent has side boarded out a majority of their PWs.

10) Harmonic Prodigy - if we bring back Young Pyromancer , add in Dark Confidant , and focus on Prowess, then I think this would rather have a home in a Feather, the Redeemed /spell-slinger deck. Still, it would be ok here, with the high spell count we run.

11) Sanctifier en-Vec - I don’t think we want to use this... definitely expect it in Burn or D&T lists against us.

12) Dauthi Voidwalker - now THIS we can use. Basically Sanctifier en-Vec , but unilateral hate and can help against Dredge or other recursion based decks. I like that we can sac on targeted removal and cast one of their spell(s). can conflict with our spells, but we are usually ok. If we get Blood Moon ed, we can usually laugh it off and power through it.

13) Bone Shards - in the primer, I’ve indicated that Mardu Pyro has different variants (spells/grave, PW, and Aristocrat/tokens). I feel this would slot nicely into an token deck, along with Village Rites , Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger , and Afterlife creatures.

14) Fury - at first glance, I’ve been conflicted. Seems ok as protection from aggro strategies, but I wish it had either 1 more toughness, did more damage, hit players, or cost less. It just seems... meh... I’m skeptical, but I’ve definitely been proven wrong before, so I’ll keep my mind open.

15) Mine Collapse - great if we run a bit more heavy on lands and run late. Too bad it doesn’t hit players though... a common theme from cards this set.

16) Arcbound Whelp / Esper Sentinel /Knighted Myr - another idea that has come to fruition from this set is Mardu Affinity. No, we won’t tech for Hardened Scales , but the removal suite that we run, in addition to these new artifact creatures (and lands!) is tempting enough to test some brews.

I hope this gives an idea of what we could change for the deck. The list was roughly done in the order of what we would tech in to the current build, but anything is possible! Let me know what you all think.

Edit: some of the cards (Knighted Myr, Mine Collapse, and Bone Shards) did not have the links set up in TappedOut as of the time of this post, so I do apologize for that.

Raben-schwarz on Mardu Tergrid Pox [reckless]

2 months ago

Ja moin,

der Ansatz des Decks gefällt mir sehr gut. Jedoch ist im Sideboard, imo., noch Spielraum. Gerade gegen Decks die sich über abgeworfene Karten im Friedhof freuen könnte ich mir vorstellen statt nur über Surgical Extraction etwas breiter gegen den gegnerischen Friedhof vorzugehen. Ich denke drei Nihil Spellbomb oder drei Soul-Guide Lantern sind Karten die das Deck benötigt. Auch würde ich eine Fracture gegen eine Engineered Explosives austauschen. Ebenso wie eine Wildfire gegen eine Kolaghan's Command . Ich hoffe das hilft weiter. :)

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