Who to lead my Eldrazi armies?

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Posted on April 11, 2021, 5:48 a.m. by Metroid_Hybrid

I'm considering building two different Tribal-Eldrazi Commander decks: one that is Colorless, and one that is not. However the question that has to be answered before I can effectively brew these decks is "which Commander(s) should I use?"

In the case of the -Eldrazi deck, the choice is particularly narrow. Here the old & new printings of Ulamog and Kozilek come to mind. I happen to have a dated/Prerelease foil 'Nulamog', but I think that the draw & countering ability of 'Nuzilek' may provide superior utility in the Command Zone..

On the other hand, the "Rainbow" Eldrazi has a lot more wiggle-room in choice of Commander since... well, there is no colored Legendary Eldrazi. On one hand, the easy choice seems to be Morophon, the Boundless for Rainbow-Tribal. But on the other hand, I also own a copy of all of the 4-color & 2-color partner Commanders from C16. (Only Breya seems out of the question due to the lack of )

Although there will be a far amount of overlap between the two, the defining characteristics will be:

  1. Most, if not all, of the spells from (OGW) with "" in their mana cost, as well as all of the Legendary Titans, will only be found in the Colorless deck..

  2. The colored Eldrazi deck will be very -heavy (for the superior Ramp), and effectively double as a "Devoid-Tribal"..

King_marchesa says... #2

I would do a dimir Vela of the night clad deck. She makes all your eldrazi almost unblockable.

April 11, 2021 7:08 a.m.

abby315 says... #3

I have a "new-zilek" EDH deck that I really enjoy. I think he's the best choice for a commander because you can throw a lot of ramp into the deck, play out your whole hand to ramp into Kozilek, and then draw fresh cards. Plus the activated ability is a fun one in commander. Here's my list if you're curious: Kozi Kozi Commander (Colorless Eldrazi EDH)

No idea on 4 or 5-color Eldrazi, but it sounds like a cool idea!

April 11, 2021 9:36 a.m. Edited.

Just a little bit of tangential thinking here, but what about Belbe, Corrupted Observer ? You’d get the access to green that you want, and spells like Dry Spell would give you (in a four player game, as I usually would play) six colorless mana in your post-combat phase on something like turn three. Worthwhile?

April 11, 2021 2:06 p.m.

Surrak Dragonclaw would make your eldrazi uncounterable, and gives you access to green's ramp, blue's card draw and interaction. And red.

April 12, 2021 10:40 a.m.

Brutal_B says... #6

I use Kruphix, God of Horizons to head up my eldrazi invasion. His ability to store colorless mana is the "ramp" you want plus he gives you access to blue for lots of scry, draw, clone, counter, etc. Although I gotta admit that Kruphix is fairly popular when it comes to eldrazi tribal EDH and maybe to played for your liking...

And then there's Svella, Ice Shaper who essentially makes Manalith s for you and will tutor up the big eldrazi. He offers up green for your ramp and red for dudes like Rapacious One and Vile Aggregate .

April 12, 2021 4:27 p.m.

Metroid_Hybrid says... #7

Nerdytimesorwhatever: Initially I was leaning in the direction of Saskia the Unyielding , but I'm really liking the idea of Surrak Dragonclaw .

An instant-speed, uncounterable Primal Rage that makes the rest of the Tribe uncounterable, all on a beefy set of legs?! Nice..

The colors are pretty far from my wheelhouse, but that's part of why I like it..

April 18, 2021 8:45 a.m.

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