Choosing Commander

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Posted on June 28, 2019, 10:54 p.m. by lifemtg

Hey so guys I am interested in Selesnya color commanders. The three I singled out are Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist , Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith , and last of all Balan, Wandering Knight . You might notice that these are all from C17. My acquaintance gave me an extra set he had. Now these are all different commanders, can be used differently, and all are selesnya. They all have different aspects and are hard to compare. But here are the things I really want to do. 1. Kill quickly and in a fun way with combat damage. 2. I want more strong voltron. 3. I want to use equipments. 4. Most effective, fun, quick, and efficient. 5. Best overall commander for semi competitive play.

DrukenReaps says... #2

Well Balan, Wandering Knight isn't actually Selesnya but I would argue he is the strongest equipment commander of these three. Voltron commanders get targeted...a the ability to reattach ALL of your equipment for is very strong. Granted the Hammer of Nazahn , which would be fetch-able by Nazahn, will equip for free but only when the equip first enters the battlefield.

The thing that slows equipment decks down the most is having to equip cards they already paid for over and over and over...It gets frustrating even when you have ways to get around it in the 99. Having a way around equip costs on the commander should be a lot better.

June 28, 2019 11:18 p.m.

K1ngMars says... #3

If you want to have a Selesnya Voltron, you have first of all to remove Balan, Wandering Knight from the options, as her color identity is white: she'll do fine in the 99 as a backup plan in case your actual commander is unavailable.

My choice would be Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist : Low on curve, First Strike, with some evasion like trample is devastating, as can be only be blocked by one creature. Plus, she even prevents attacks when in the turns after she attacked. Solid option. Of course, you'll need to watch out for removal, so Hexproof, Indestructible and Flicker effects are most welcome.

In case you didn't know, however, probably the best Selesnya Voltron Commander is Sigarda, Host of Herons , as she has Hexproof, cannot be sacrificed and has flying. Basically, her only weakness is mass removal: stick an Indestructibility on her and she'll be there for the rest of the game. Just add some early ramp and you're good to go. Here Mirri would go really well in the 99.

June 29, 2019 7:13 a.m.

VampiricTooter says... #4

Mirri is fun, never used it as a commander but she is awesome in my Derevi, Empyrial Tactician deck

June 29, 2019 2:10 p.m.

Flynntron96 says... #5

If you really want a Selesnya Voltron deck Mirri is the perfect choice, it can do fun things. It can work well even with Equips if you build it in the right way, so I'll go with her if I were you.

June 29, 2019 5:05 p.m.

SP3CTR3_chelts says... #6

The weakness of voltron is removal, so starting of with a commander that is either hexproof or indestructible imho is more important than an ability that makes it a threat.

As K1ngMars stated Sigarda, Host of Herons is a good voltron commander, running your 3 suggested ones as part of the 99.

If you are willing to be a bit flexible on the Selesnya pairing splashing red for Uril, the Miststalker could be great. he is both hexproof and a natural voltron ability. It also allow s you to run some nice voltron cards like Runes of the Deus Temur Battle Rage & Tiana, Ship's Caretaker (and many more these are just nice budget ones that come to mind). Your deck could still be mainly comprised of selesnya cards (including the ones you may already have)

If you were set on a selesnya voltron commander out of the ones you suggested i would recommend nazahn. As Balan is mono white and I think Mirri is so much better built as a classic wide board selssnya deck. I like Mirri at the head of an army and most of it getting through because they can only block with one creature.

July 2, 2019 10:44 a.m.

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