My latest article, Commander 2021 Buyer's Guide, is now live on TCGplayer Infinite. This week, I highlight synergistic cards for three of the five new commanders featured in Commander 2021 decks. The three featured commanders are:
Artifacts with the Suspend mechanic, like Mox Tantalite and Lotus Bloom, are potent additions for Osgir, the Reconstructor. Players interested in Willowdusk, Essence Seer will want to include the Wall of Blood and Rite of Consumption combo. Anyone interested in doubling tokens with Adrix and Nev, Twincasters should add Doubling Season and Helm of the Host to their decks.
I touch on a couple of other synergistic cards that players will want to consider for Osgir, the Reconstructor, Willowdusk, Essence Seer, and Adrix and Nev, Twincasters. Each new commander offers new card synergizes to experiment with when deck building. Let me know which new Commander you are excited to play!
The Magic: The Gathering 2021 Challenger Decks released on April 2nd, 2021. Each 2021 Challenger Deck includes one or more copies of powerful Standard cards like Embercleave, Skyclave Apparation, and Torbran, Thane of Red Fell. Many players are aware that Challenger Decks provide a great value for players interested in dipping into the Standard format prior to fall rotation.
In my latest TCGplayer Infinite article, What do Challenger Decks Do to Prices?, I discuss how Challenger Decks influence the prices for included singles. Prices for cards that rotate and do not rotate within 6 months can act differently. If you have any interest in MTG finance or playing Standard in 2021, I recommend checking out the article.
My latest article, Budget Kaldheim Cards for Commander, is live on TCGplayer Infinite. In the article, I highlight four Kaldheim rares that cost less than the price of a booster pack. These cards have the potential to shine in EDH. Also, I believe some of these cards may see play in Standard post-rotation in October 2020.
Among the four rares mentioned, my favorite budget rare is Birgi, God of Storytelling. This card is fantastic in red EDH decks; especially, mono-red. There are many infinite combos (I outlined one in the article), along with strong synergies with popular red commanders. The incremental mana is nice. Also, the backside of the card, Harnfel, Horn of Bounty, is very powerful. This card is even better than the popular Outpost Siege in the right decks. Once you have played both sides of Birgi, you will understand how strong this card really is in EDH. Finally, I believe Birgi could see Standard play post-October rotation.
The next card I really like is Realmwalker. WOTC has pushed Elves in recent sets between Kaldheim and Commander Legends. This card is an easy include in the new Elves Precon deck. It is similar to Vizier of the Menagerie but has more upside in the right decks. Players love tribal EDH decks, and Realmwalker plays well with multiple tribes. I particularly like the card with Elves, Hydras, Bears, and even Scarecrows. Also, this card could see Standard play in the future. It has a powerful effect and plays well on the curve. The 2/3 body can block early attackers while offering a sudo-card advantage.
Commander Legends, Magic: The Gathering's first Commander (EDH) focused set, contains new cards and reprints. Between the 361 cards in the main set, plus variants and preconstructed decks, there is something for everyone. The etched foiling of new and old Commander cards also look amazing.
In my article, Commander Legends Budget Friendly Reprints, I highlight popular EDH reprints at bargain prices. Reprints like Blasphemous Act and Unbreakable Formation are available at discounts over 50% off their average market prices prior to Commander Legends. Also, Command Beacon and Three Visits are selling for 90% less than their average market prices back in October 2020. Check out the article for my full list of reprint bargains in Commander Legends.
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