Green/black commander

Commander (EDH) forum

Posted on Sept. 5, 2019, 12:14 p.m. by Thsguy

Looking into creating a green/black commander deck. Does anyone have any good ideas?

MindAblaze says... #2

What cards do you want to use in the deck?

September 5, 2019 12:25 p.m.

Thsguy says... #3

Maybe board wipe and return creatures from the graveyard in one or two turns. Couple of simple combo cards. Still learning how magic works and all the intricacies of the cards and the strategies.

September 5, 2019 12:30 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #4

Ok. I would recommend Meren of Clan Nel Toth as a beginner commander. It also has a fairly high ceiling for casual.

Meren introduces you to the idea that your resources are expendable, and reusable. There are many ways to make the most of her but even something simple like Spore Frog can be super annoying in a casual environment. Then there’s always cards like Grave Pact and Butcher of Malakir to make opponents lives less fun.

Now, if you’re wanting to go more competitive The Gitrog Monster combo is a common GB way to do things.

September 5, 2019 12:34 p.m.

GhostChieftain says... #5

Honestly if you want a deck to grow with you, Meren of Clan Nel Toth is easily one of the best commanders to start with. It makes your deck very resilient and forgiving to your mistakes as a more casual/beginning player and later can be upgraded to a competitive level.

Another one that is relatively good casually and has a high ceiling for growth is Varolz, the Scar-Striped . His abilities can make for quite a few types of decks including aristocrats style (sacrificing creatures for value), voltron style (making your commander as big as possible), or even playing huge creatures to either reanimate or scavenge. As you get into the more competitive realm he becomes a Protean Hulk deck that can win pretty wickedly fast despite not having access to Flash .

No doubt The Gitrog Monster is the strongest gb commander competitively, but I would advise you avoid him like the plague as a new player. He takes a lot more knowledge of the game and of his specific strategy to be any good. Wait to play the frog until you are more comfortable with gb cards and have done some studying on how the deck works and it's strange but extremely effective win-cons.

September 5, 2019 1:13 p.m.

Thsguy says... #6

I have been looking around at some of the decks and meren of clan nel toth caught my eye for a deck to use. Does it mean that any creature in the graveyard can either be put in the hand or field at the end of turn for the counters?

September 5, 2019 1:44 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #7

It allows you to target any creature in your graveyard, and then depending on how many counters you have either put it in your hand or on the battlefield.

You don’t spend the counters though if that’s what you’re asking.

September 5, 2019 2:15 p.m. Edited.
September 5, 2019 6:13 p.m.

Gleeock says... #9

September 5, 2019 7:21 p.m.

goodair says... #10

ScionsStillLive that's a card I havent seen in AGES!

September 6, 2019 4:14 a.m.

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