Monomanamaniac says... #1

Balan, Wandering Knight is a very decent commander, but overall i think it isn't terribly competitive. Most competitive decks are combo focused, they pull off their combo and win. Voltron and other combat type decks have to overcome each opponent to win, so it's harder by default. Don't get me wrong, my Balan deck is adaptive, interesting, and deadly. It's my most expensive deck, but tbh it can't beat my jhoira deck more than 30% of the time. A lot of good cards have came out recently that might change that though, especially with commander legends and kaldheim coming out. Commander's Plate and a few other cards are pretty amazing. There's a reason mono-white is considered the weakest color and that's mainly because it can't keep up on ramp or card draw. Honestly I've been looking pretty hard at Wyleth, Soul of Steel so i can use Embercleave and have access to some red card draw.

Tldr Balan can be competitive, but it will still struggle to keep up with combo decks.

January 14, 2021 3:50 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #2

That combination can always be powerful!

January 4, 2021 2:59 a.m.

Monomanamaniac says... #3

If you decide to build a Jhoira, weatherlight captain edh deck you just need a few simple ingredients: a lot of Mana rocks (20-30 preferably 2 cost or less), cost reducers for artifacts (there are quite a few but I'd recommend 4-7 of them), and win conditions ( 4-6 cards like Thassa's Oracle and Aetherflux Reservoir (( I personally do not recommend pinger effects like Psychosis Crawler or Reckless Fireweaver because you might run out of cards before they get the job done))).

My favorite combos are Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter for infinite Mana and Mystic Forge + Sensei's Divining Top for infinite card draw. The last suggestion I'd give is to steer away from red cards, my versions only have 2 red pips in the whole deck and one of those is jhoira herself and I find the imbalance actually helps the deck greatly as i only have to get 1 card in play that makes red Mana. Urza, Lord High Artificer is especially good here because if you get infinite Mana you instantly win with him. Also Forsaken Monument is really good in this deck as well because suddenly all your colorless rocks become sol rings, and your colorless lands become ancient tombs without the drawbacks. Basalt Monolith + Forsaken Monument is also an infinite Mana combo

One of the other big advantages in my opinion is the cards that double card draw or have similar effects to Jhoira. If every artifact you're playing draws you 12 cards you're going to plow through your whole deck in no time.

Lastly there's a lot of people who build Jhoira with a lot of mass bounce all your artifacts to your hand, but honestly I dislike the strat because it returns all of your costreducers back to hand too. I'd suggest running controllable ones like Chain of Vapor, Displacement Wave, and Paradoxical Outcome so you have a choice on which ones you're bouncing.

For a great starting point i would suggest looking at my physical list


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DespairFaction thank you for your thoughts and suggestions for my Aurelia deck i got my inspartion from your aurelia deck

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jakeyuki12 you can tell your preferences i would not mind that

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DespairFaction I'm deeply sorry about that here is the correct link My deck:


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I like your Sigarda deck + 1 from me

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I like your sigarda deck a lot gave +1 from me

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Can you tell me if Balan wandering Knight can be a competitive commander

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You have knowledge about Aurelia can you look at my Aurelia deck

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jakeyuki12 I like your Aurelia deck +1 from me

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DespairFaction thank you so much on all the info and suggestions for the deck

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ShaperSavant i like your Sidar and Tymna deck a lot

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its my Voltron deck with boros with Rograkh and keleth My deck:


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Can you tell me your thoughts on my brew of Sidar and tymna? My deck:



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