What blue Commanders are the best?

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Posted on July 22, 2018, 11:03 a.m. by Korath37

I've been having some trouble figuring out what to do in Blue with Commander/EDH

So can I get some Help?

can go a LONG way

Caerwyn says... #2

I assume you mean mono-Blue? You have a lot of options:

July 22, 2018 11:26 a.m.

Smellygoat11 says... #3

In commander, there are a lot of great politics cards that you can use to help/hinder your opponents and play mind games. Game Plan is a great card for this. Also Standstill. Also never underestimate the political power of Telepathy in a multiplayer game.

Blue has a whole suite of copy cards like Copy Artifact and Copy Enchantment.

Cards like Diplomatic Immunity will help keep your commander/wincons alive.

Cards like Freed from the Real offer scary combo potential.

As far as wincons go, there are creatures like Stormtide Leviathan that locks everyone down and starts wailing. You can also go for something like a Turnabout + fat creature smack.

Hope this helps! :)

July 22, 2018 11:57 a.m.

Smellygoat11 says... #4

As far as commanders go, that really depends on how janky you want to get. I'm personally tackling a Kaho, Minamo Historian deck. This card basically lets you tutor 3 cards into a 'pocket exile' space that works like a second hand. You then cast these cards normally by activating Kaho's ability.

Ertai, Wizard Adept is another great option. Cards like Training Grounds makes it a formidable (and annoying) commander.

July 22, 2018 12:07 p.m.

DRmagic2017 says... #5

All hail Lorthos, the Tidemaker! And his brother Tromokratis. But even Lorthos and Tromokratis bow down to Braids, Conjurer Adept.

July 22, 2018 12:23 p.m.

Kleptozaniac says... #6

Or if you're looking to do the most blue thing of all Azami, Lady of Scrolls is basically a wizard tribal control deck.

July 22, 2018 12:38 p.m.

Gidgetimer says... #7

Going from a pure power standpoint the top two Mono-blue commanders are Teferi, Temporal Archmage and Arcum Dagsson. If you are judging along a metric besides pure power please let us know so that suggestions can be tailored to what you are looking for.

July 22, 2018 7:38 p.m.

OmegaAura113 says... #8

I played a fair number of Mono Blue decks - really one shell that I’ve taken out/added cards to depending on who the commander is. I always go for the more fun (for me) and competitive commanders; I’ve done Thassa, God of the Sea, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Memnarch, and Baral, Chief of Compliance. In terms of fooling around, my favorite definitely was Jace, just because of the funny amount of card draw he stimulated - problem being that I’d start to draw into lands, whiffing and being left helpless. In terms of hate, Memnarch definitely got the most; he wouldn’t last very long on the table, even if I didn’t have enough mana to take more than a single permanent.

My current one is Baral counterspells, and honestly, I hunk I like him the best so far. Don’t like someone? Lock them out. Someone picking on you? Lock them out. Wanna have fun? Lock them out. It’s pretty straightforward and always reliable to stall until you get to your combos.

July 22, 2018 10:16 p.m.

landofMordor says... #9

I second cdkime's comment -- they are on point. Regardless of what playstyle you prefer, you can find a mono-blue commander for it based off that list.

July 22, 2018 11:24 p.m.

DerektheRed says... #10

Allow me to second Azami, Lady of Scrolls - IMO one of the funnest commanders out there.

Here's the link to mine if you want to check her out - I'm not a super competitive player, so I've actually pulled some of the better shenanigans to keep it powered appropriately.

I'd Tap That [Azami Wizards]

Commander / EDH DerektheRed


July 23, 2018 2:31 a.m.

Toasty_Death says... #11


July 23, 2018 10:09 a.m.

Korath37 says... #12

thank you for suggestions, I will take in the options, could I see come Multicolored commanders?

July 24, 2018 10:53 a.m.

Caerwyn says... #13

You will have to be a bit more specific about what you're looking for if you're breaching multicoloured as an option. From Animar, Soul of Elements to Zur the Enchanter, there are dozens of competitive commanders containing Blue, spanning all the regular EDH strategies.

What sort of playstyle do you tend to enjoy?

July 24, 2018 11:23 a.m.

Korath37 says... #14

I love Aggression, but from time to time I will play Control

Don't play enchantment decks at all.

July 24, 2018 11:29 a.m.

Gidgetimer says... #15

Zur (at least competitively) isn't an enchantment deck. It is a Doomsday combo deck.

July 24, 2018 12:38 p.m.

Korath37 says... #16

Just saying I don't play Enchantment decks

July 24, 2018 12:46 p.m.

Gidgetimer says... #17

That's fine. I just didn't want you to discount Zur if you were unaware. I really like esper so Zur is one of the ones i would suggest and so is Breya, Etherium Shaper. But they are both combo and you said you like aggro and control so they probably won't make the cut. Edric, Spymaster of Trest might be something you would be interested in though.

July 24, 2018 1:05 p.m.

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