what is the difference in EDH and Commander
Asked by patrickloyd 9 years ago
the question asks it all
EDH stands for 'Elder Dragon Highlander' and was the original name for the format when it was just some dudes playing magic.
Once Wizards acknowledged it officially and started making product for it, they renamed it Commander.
You can generally tell who was already playing it before it became a big thing, by whether they call it EDH or Commander.
October 5, 2013 7:43 p.m.
EDH stands for Elder Dragon Highlander and is just another name for the Commander Format. Though the word "Commander" can refer to the actual legendary creature leading the EDH deck, the two ords when referring to formats are the same.
October 5, 2013 7:44 p.m.
ugh messed up I meant they are both the same format (Damn already beaten to it)
October 5, 2013 7:45 p.m.
I believe the reason for the two names, is that Highlander format's name refers to the film Highlander, as "There can only be one" of any card in your deck. Naturally, that name is copyrighted and trademarked, so Wizards can't use it officially without permission, so they just renamed it when they made it an official format.
October 5, 2013 11:59 p.m.
EDH, as explained in The Tens of EDH 4 is a five-player free for all in which each player must use one of the original Elder dragons as a general. The originals, for those who don't know are Nicol Bolas, Arcades Sabboth, Chromium, Palladia-Mors and Vaevictis Asmadi.
Commander is a format based off of EDH created by WoTC. Each player must have a legendary creature that is not on the banned list for their commander.