Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale deck brew

Commander (EDH) forum

Posted on Jan. 17, 2023, 11:19 a.m. by PickleNutz


I am currently interested in making a mostly competitive Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale commander deck. I’m aware of staples such as Path to Exile and Sol Ring, so I’m not asking for card suggestions that are on the nose. I’m mostly looking for highly competitive card draw engines and equipment pieces.

I want to make this approximately a 7-8 turn board wide win and highly functioning deck. Combo pieces in mardu that work well with Syr Gwyn, lands that can impact play, and on theme creature suggestions are what I am after. My first idea was to create a cheerios style voltron deck to draw out huge numbers of cards and stack up Syr Gwyn for a board wide win.

Stoneforge Mystic

Idyllic Tutor

Enlightened Tutor

Puresteel Paladin

Sram, Senior Edificer

Open the Armory

Demonic Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Sol Ring

Chrome Mox

Mox Opal

Hammer of Nazahn

Helm of the Host

Paradise Mantle

Lightning Greaves

These are already on the brew list.

Ideas are to keep costs low, and find some multi-target options like Myriad or copies that can send my commander damage into multiple directions.




These are options I’ve considered for final touches as a direct damage option with the commander.

Blade of Selves seems like a really good idea for a combat damage focused wincon.

January 17, 2023 12:02 p.m.

PickleNutz says... #3

Blade of Selves is a lock.

January 17, 2023 1:17 p.m.

PickleNutz says... #4

One question though, does the Myriad copies effect legendary rule and force sacrifice? How do I prevent that effect in the deck or work around it? The goal is commander damage.

January 17, 2023 1:19 p.m.

Necrosis24 says... #5

Myriad would indeed force you to sacrifice down to one if it is equipped to a legendary creature.

Just keep in mind commander damage only comes from your commander. Clones or token copies do not count towards commander damage. I will say Helm of the Host is great tho regardless cuz you will get more card draw triggers and you can equip for free.

January 17, 2023 4 p.m.

Duh - I got all excited for getting the myriad sword in the list and forgot about legend rule. Still, if you’re trying to win with combat damage against three separate opponents I would strongly recommend that sword.

January 17, 2023 5:39 p.m.

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