Teirs of commander

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Posted on Aug. 16, 2021, 11:48 p.m. by Wendithewendigo

So I'm going to play in a group soon, but they said they play teir 3&4 and I have no idea what this means, I don't want to show up with a hyperamp Elves and everybody is playing precons, but I also don't want to be crushed.

DarkMagician says... #2

Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

It won't let me post the hyper link for the first one so you'll have to search it in the deck search but these seem to be what most players reference when talking about tiers

August 16, 2021 11:54 p.m.

enpc says... #3

I'm guessing what they mean is that they play "big creatures smash into other big creatures". So basically no stax, minimal counterspells (4-5 max in a deck) and most of the removal you run is on a stick, so while you might have Swords to Plowshares and maybe other other creature remoal spell, most of it will be tied to creatures. Ramp will alos be slower - more along the lines of 6 mana on turn 4 rather than 4 mana on turn 2. Cultivate, Kodama's Reach and Explosive Vegetation are your friends here.

As for the commander, think tribal synergies and stuff like Mayael the Anima.

If you're concerned about misalignments between deck powers, start underpowered and work your way up. Being the weakest deck at hte table for a week is better thna immediately developing a name for yourself as the overpowered player. You'll paint a target on your back for future weeks, regardless of what you play. I also find it much easier to make a deck better than making it worse.

August 17, 2021 12:20 a.m.

DarkMagician says... #4

The best thing you can do is ask them. Talk about what their decks are and what they can do.

August 17, 2021 12:23 a.m.

griffstick says... #5

Ask to look through their decks to really see what they mean.

When I hear teir commanders I also think of the list DarkMagician shared.

August 17, 2021 9:15 a.m.

DrukenReaps says... #6

As others have said I would ask them to be more specific. If for some reason they still don't make sense I don't think you can go wrong by picking up a precon and using that.

August 17, 2021 11:46 a.m.

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