nonlegendary cards that'd be good commanders

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Posted on July 16, 2020, 10:10 p.m. by Omniscience_is_life

Are there any cards that you've looked at and just thought "I wish I could run that as my commander"? What cards do you think should be legendary, power-wise?

enpc says... #2

Soulfire Grand Master. I always found found her a bit to vague as one of the 99 (or one of the 60 in highlander) however she would have made an absolutely dope Jeskai commander. So much combo potential.

July 16, 2020 11:11 p.m.

griffstick says... #3

July 16, 2020 11:17 p.m.

KibaAlpha says... #4

July 17, 2020 12:06 a.m.

gavriel1136 says... #5

July 17, 2020 2:39 a.m.

ZendikariWol says... #6

Heartwood Storyteller. Mangara, the Diplomat does a similar thing for you and only you but I've been aching to make this bizarre sort of punishing politics deck, partway between group hug, group slug, and chaos!

July 17, 2020 2:49 a.m.

Champion of Stray Souls

It has a pretty unique set of abilities, incredible artwork and feels pretty legendary overall. Also, the combo with Thornbite Staff is a house.

July 17, 2020 9:28 a.m.

TriusMalarky says... #9

Earl of Squirrel. 'Nuff said.

Also I would love a Necrotic Ooze but with a Grixis color identity

July 17, 2020 10:05 a.m.

Caerwyn says... #10

I would personally love Azor's Elocutors as a commander. Azor’s comes down late enough, and takes a long enough time to go off that it likely would not be too problematic to have the win condition in the CZ.

July 17, 2020 10:15 a.m.

RiotRunner789 says... #11

There are the nephilims. They apparently were supposed to be legendary but weren't due to an oversight. (Though its been a while since I read that, if any one has a link to the designer saying that it would be great).

Dune-Brood Nephilim, Glint-Eye Nephilim, Ink-Treader Nephilim, Witch-Maw Nephilim, Yore-Tiller Nephilim

I like them since there are not many 4-color commanders (partners excluded) and they are fairly unique. I think it would be fun if WOTC reprinted similar/throwback versions that were legendary and put them in a non-standard set.

July 17, 2020 10:26 a.m.

Caerwyn says... #12

RiotRunner789 - they were never supposed to be Legendary, though Rosewater admits that, in retrospect, R&D dropped the ball and should have made them Legendary. It was not an oversight, merely a regrettable design choices.

“I admit if I had the nephilim to do over again I would probably make them legendary, but that doesn’t mean we will ever retroactively make that decision. The nephilim are as we made them for good or for bad. Changing things retroactively is a far greater negative than finally giving Commander four-color generals.”

July 17, 2020 10:49 a.m.

griffstick says... #13

seshiro_of_the_orochi if Champion of Stray Souls was legendary his premier combo would be Champion of Stray Souls + Thornbite Staff + Carnival of Souls. Creating an infinite loop

July 17, 2020 10:50 a.m.

Massacar says... #14

Mycosynth Golem would be an absolutely devastating artifact commander.

Bloodlord of Vaasgoth and Vampire Nocturnus

July 17, 2020 1:33 p.m.

Brutal_B says... #15

July 17, 2020 3:53 p.m.

TriusMalarky says... #16

Any reason for Bane Alley Broker other than the fact she's in a war bikini?

July 17, 2020 4:25 p.m.

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