Use the options below to exercise this right, and please review our privacy policy for complete information on how your data is used and stored. This card is a great little graveyard enabler that comes down early, is somewhat abusable, and has a fine worst-case scenario. The three biggest drawing points to Arcades are: Brawl: There isn’t a large enough pool of strong defenders in Standard to build around this card, which is a shame since Brawl doesn’t have access to another Bant general. After all, you’re going to want to deal lots of damage with her. Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Nissa, Vastwood Seer, Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Omnath, Locus of Mana, the list can go on and on. Let me know in the comments. Jund (Brawl Standard 21.11.2020) Jund (Brawl Standard 21.11.2020) Jund (Brawl Standard 21.11.2020) Hiddentroll 40 tix $ 74 - brawl deck brawl deck brawl deck bjm905 52 tix $ 95 - Klothys, god of destiny Klothys, god of destiny Arcades has given hope to all the Rolling Stones and Wall of Shards lovers of the world. Pre-built decks for Brawl look fun and have strong cards at a reasonable price point. Maybe just the rares and mythics first? 3. 3. Brawl: Having a planeswalker be your general in Brawl is undeniably great. Once you realize how it doesn’t work with what you want it to how you want it to, it becomes easy to leave this one in the bulk mythic pile. But, if you’re tired of looping Sharuums or your wrist is hurting from jotting down Oloro’s life total changes, I suppose you can freshen things up with this instant-speed beatstick. M19 sure helps, but there would have to be dozens of Dragons in the new Ravnica block for me to consider Lathliss here. Cleansing Nova is a strict upgrade over Purify and a mana cheaper than Austere Command. He flip around and come right back! I will be looking over any cards which I find interesting for brawl or which have implications for the format as well as each and every new commander. Nicol Bolas, the Ravager. Three colors. It even has the right creature type to boot. Allowing them to attack means you can reasonably kill people with them. Look no further than Vaevictis Asmadi! Because Isareth exiles, you can’t rebuy the same create over and over again for fun shenanigans. Overall, Vivien is solid, but not exciting. Just keep vigilant for those triggers. A forum for discussion regarding the new commander variant format. Her ultimate resembles Domri Rade’s, but it’s a bit worse and harder to pull off. Unless you can reliably ultimate this, which will be hard, I don’t see much appeal. Bad News: Life gain doesn’t offer much in Commander. Not a bad haul, I must say. Drawing cards off defenders. These variants are more brutal, and the focus is mana efficiency so 1-drops litter the format. 5 mana is so much for a planeswalker that hardly protects himself, takes a long time to ultimate, and doesn’t add loyalty to draw cards. It’s quite a straightforward Elder Dragon to build around so I’ll leave you to it. While at first glance these effects may seem appealing, we’ve all been Aven Mindcensored before. On one hand, this is good. Rith, the Awakener, I’m looking at you, buddy. Ehhhh… I want to like this card, but the bar for planeswalkers is so high in Commander, especially when considering multiplayer games. Easy pass. Her limitations come in the need to attack and having to sink mana into her ability. I’d love to throw him into a deck with Tezzeret, Artifice Master at the helm or maybe a Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain deck if enough cheap artifacts make the rounds in Standard (which is unlikely). A core set is returning for the first time since Origins in 2015. 4. Brawl: Heeeello Esper legendary in Standard. I expect to be brewing with Chromium immediately for Brawl, so if you’re interested in a deck list, let me know. Press J to jump to the feed. Much like Krav, the Unredeemed from Battlebond, Dark-Dweller Oracle suffers from the mana requirement in its activation cost. Until my last gasp, I won’t let this card into any of my Commander decks. Do you like Chaos Warp? Doran, the Siege Tower move over, there’s a bigger, badder butt building basher on the scene. I just really wish this triggered off of Sensei’s Divining Top! Some decks may enjoy her, but I will be leaving her on the bench. Brawl: I didn’t think we needed a fourth Grixis general for the format, but here we are. Mutable is fitting, since it doesn’t have a say. In a format where astronomical mana costs get you spells like Omniscience and Enter the Infinite, I am not at all interested in this very fair 10-mana spell. As is now tradition, I present my set review for Zendikar Rising. Sad that you can’t play. All these insane cards can go into one, nice little control deck. Vivien is good at finding additional lands, which should make recasting her easier as the game goes on. As part of the 59, Vivien is a solid and impactful 5-drop and with both Nissas rotating soon she should make a great addition. ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks. Breaker You’re better off playing a Worn Powerstone and calling it a day. Line “Oh, you want a legendary Urza card? Twincast, Fork, Reiterate, Reverberate, Howl of the Horde, and now Doublecast. A thumbs-up from me! What you end up with is a Grizzly Bear with far too much mana needed to sink into it to generate any real value. If only she counted tokens as well. Welcome to the first article for The Brawl Project in 2020 and welcome to the first ever preview season edition of this column! Nicol Bolas easily jumps to the top of my list of Standard-legal generals and for good reason. Even if they are attacked to death, you can mitigate that by recasting them later on a friendlier board. But it is unable to interact with any opposing graveyards, so I believe Mr. Sutcliffe here will be relegated to serving his days in Zombie tribal decks only. This cool cat doesn’t really resonate with me. While it doesn’t have the mode flexibility of Command, 5 mana makes this spell much more competitive. This Liliana is untouched by subtlety, that’s for sure. One of the biggest notes from the community right away, upon Brawl's announcement, was that they wished it would be on MTG Arena. In the meantime, I will stick with Death Cloud and friends. Brawl: Carnage Tyrant, Gigantosaurus, Gishath, Zacama, Pelakka Wurm, Sifter Wurm—you name it. This is a serious payoff because it allows you to refuel and never run out of steam. Flexible there, despite how narrow it appears at first glance. Format looks fun and nothing seems to broken so far. Elvish Rejuvenator reigns supreme in mono-green decks where you have a higher upside of hitting powerful utility lands such as Gaea’s Cradle and Yavimaya Hollow but don’t need the fixing provided by the other two. Lena will be a great addition to token decks since it both provides extra bodies and acts as a payoff for going wide. Alternately, does anyone know of an already existing set review which would render this unnecessary, I've done some poking around and haven't found any since M19? 5 mana is a lot (a common theme of this article), so I don’t expect to see it often outside of dedicated sacrifice decks. With all the craziness of Commander and the … 2. Set Review for Brawl. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria? I expect Stitcher’s Supplier to be a staple in many graveyard decks going forward, especially since the body can come in handy over cards like Grisly Salvage or Mulch. Most Elf tribal decks should be throwing the Clancaller right in despite the frail body. Since its rule set is derived from Commander, the Comprehensive Rulesconsider Brawl to be an option of how to play Commander, even though in practice, it's a very different format. Check. Goreclaw has oodles of goodies to reduce the cost of in Standard. If you’re anything like me, it sounds ludicrous to you that flip Jace is already turning 3! But the 1/1 flying Bat payoff isn’t worth all that trouble. The more the better. A unique, Johnny card to keep in mind for the future. Cleansing Nova Brawl: I think Oketra the True and even Lyra Dawnbringer are much better. Approach of the Second Sun? 1. It’s been proven. Doesn’t Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The effect is quite random and if you go after people’s lands it’s likely to backfire, sadly. Wood Elves is the best in decks with duals/shocks. I’m putting my Arms up for this one. That makes M19 a set with a lot to prove, so will this core burn molten or just fizzle out?