Some good Black / White commanders?

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Posted on Aug. 28, 2019, 3:10 a.m. by vasarto77

I just had a fun idea to make a deck that somehow had Transcendence Which was paired with something like a Platinum angel or maybe a card where a player cannot gain life and thus would negate this effect. Unfortunately My Green / White deck has no options to make this happen unless I want a vulnerable creature like P angel on the field so I was thinking of maybe making a black white commander of some kind with this in it as a potential win combo! Problem is I cannot think of anyone interesting or fun to play as. So, any of you know of any fun black white and possible maybe even just a three color with those colors in it so I can maybe pair that card with a Forsaken Wastes or maybe a Necropotence

DrukenReaps says... #2

Here is all of them but for this idea you should go with something that spends life. Selenia, Dark Angel or Vona, Butcher of Magan are interesting options. Selenia is better for enabling combos faster and works great with the likes of Repay in Kind or Transcendence for that matter.

August 28, 2019 3:17 a.m.

Or branch into red with Licia, Sanguine Tribune , which enables you to get a whole host of "players can't gain life" effects. Run Enlightened Tutor and Idyllic Tutor all of black's tutors to find the transcendence.

August 28, 2019 3:23 a.m.

vasarto77 says... #4

hmm. I like the idea of Repay in kind. That is a good idea. What do you mean by enable combos faster? Seems all selena does is return herself to my hand which will be the command zone for her. Also same mana cost. Could you explain her a bit more?

August 28, 2019 3:24 a.m.

vasarto77, Selenia's ability is phrased so that you pay 2 life, then put an ability on the stack that will return her to your hand when it resolves. You can hold priority and respond by activating her ability again... then again and again and again. You can effectively pay as much life as you want (in increments of 2) to make that Repay in Kind brutal to the rest of the table.

August 28, 2019 3:42 a.m.

vasarto77 says... #6

PhotogenicParasympathetic - So, you can respond to her own ability by activating her ability again? That seems OP to me for some reason.

Also starting to think of a theme though. Maybe have Reverse the Sands and stuff like Pariah and stuff doll in it too?

August 28, 2019 4:04 a.m.

smackjack says... #7

Transcendence  would be more fun with Donate and the red Donate i cant remember the name of.

August 28, 2019 5:09 a.m.

vasarto77 - Yup! Unless an ability tells you specifically that you can only activate it at a certain time, you can activate it as many times as you can afford before the first one resolves.

smackjack - Harmless Offering ?

August 28, 2019 5:38 a.m.

Also, Vasarto - note that Pariah and Stuffy Doll care about damage being dealt to you. Paying life and losing life are not the same thing as taking damage.

August 28, 2019 5:39 a.m.

vasarto77 says... #10

Is there any green cards that can transfer an enchantment to my opponent or a white card? I can do this in my gaddok teeg deck then if I could lol.

August 28, 2019 6:18 a.m.

multimedia says... #11

Transcendence can combo with Sanguine Bond and ways for you to gain life or lose life which then makes opponents lose life with Transcendence. Blood Celebrant , one mana creature who for one mana can pay its ability cost while making you lose life. You pay life with Celebrant this causes Transcendence to gain you life, which causes Bond to make opponents lose life.

August 28, 2019 7:09 a.m.

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