Word of Command

Word of Command


Look at target opponent's hand and choose a card from it. You control that player until Word of Command finishes resolving. The player plays that card if able. While doing so, the player can activate mana abilities only if they're from lands he or she controls and only if mana they produce is spent to activate other mana abilities of lands he or she controls and/or play that card. If the chosen card is cast as a spell, you control the player while that spell is resolving.

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Casual Legal
Limited Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Word of Command Discussion

Rzepkanut on Commander Deck Inspiration Ideas...

3 months ago

Gonti, Lord of Luxury is a great card to have in the command zone. Stealing spells is a fun strategy, even mono black has many options...like Enslave, Grave Betrayal, Chaos Wand, Mindleecher, Word of Command, Praetor's Grasp, Dead Man's Chest and Hedonist's Trove.

Azdranax on Cards that make my opponents …

11 months ago

Add a partner with black and Isochron Scepter with Word of Command can be awfully chaotic and entertaining.

n0bunga on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 year ago

You could try doing some pseudo slaver lock with Word of Command ?

Rhadamanthus on Does Word of Command give …

2 years ago

Because you only control the player until Word of Command finishes resolving and while the spell you make them cast is resolving, you're more limited in what you're allowed to make them do. Players aren't allowed to cast spells in the middle of another spell/ability resolving unless that resolving spell/ability is specifically telling them to cast a spell. The only spell you can make the player cast while Word of Command is resolving is the one you chose for Word's effect. For a similar reason, you can't make them cast any more spells or activate any more abilities while you control them as that spell is resolving.

When you control another player you can only make decisions for them about game actions. Conceding is a decision that's made outside the game itself, so you can't force a player to concede while controlling them.

The_Epic_Dog on Does Word of Command give …

2 years ago

Word of Command temporarily gives you control of your opponent to cast a spell from their hand while Word of Command is on the stack. Can you cast other spells from your opponent's hand if they had enough mana and the spells had flash/were instants? Can you sacrifice their creatures to Razaketh, the Foulblooded ? Can you make them concede the game?

Inkmoth on Would you just look at it

2 years ago

Word of Command I have never seen this card before, holy crap that's hilarious and fun though!

That's a great suggestion, it took me nine months to get my deck where it is. Now I'm just trying to get it out there. It's infinite combo based, so immediately I wanted to make Emmara like that but I need to take bit of a sabbatical from brewing, I am burned out lol. Now I am just enjoying the mere topic of magic without delving too deep in the strategy of it

Themastertransmuter on Would you just look at it

2 years ago

Inkmoth_: No worries, we all end up getting that way. Especially, when we have attachments to the cards we play. Shoot, building my Breya, Etherium Shaper cedh deck. I enjoyed cards like Word of Command and Mana Tithe, But alas in a competitive side of EDH. Those do not work very well in that format of commander.

If I were you, I would choose two strategies to try and attempt with the deck one as the main and the other as the back up. This will help you sort of take out any useless cards that clog the system or the flow of your deck.

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