Quote from Shadow345 »So the vampire commander is a glorified Bonded Fetch?
Quote from Ritokure »Sevinne: Simple, but effective. Obviously meant to work with Flashback, but works with Retrace just as well. What's more exciting about Sevinne is colors - A Graveyard-oriented Commander without G nor B? Yes, it's a bit narrow, but still, kudos for opening up the possibilities. Shame it's kind of nonbo with Flashbacked Past in Flames.
Anje Falkenrath: Called it! Anyway, seems like a powerful card, but very boring. I was expecting them to tap more into "discard matters" in general but this is as linear as it can get. Enabling every Madness card in your hand at no cost and giving you ability to essentially "storm off" for as long as you have the mana seems like some really powerful stuff, and the fact that she has Haste makes it even better... but still, BORING.
Kadena: Not a terribly exciting card either, but I like it. Of course, that could also be because I'm a huge sucker for both Morph and Nagas. I definitely like the cost reduction effect, reducing costs of the first spell you cast is something we don't see everyday, and the second effect does what's supposed to do with Morph and Manifest but, once again, it seems WotC played it kinda safe here. Also, pretty insane with Ghastly Conscription.
Ghired: Hah! Okay, that "populate as attacker" thing actually got me good, that's some super clever design right there. I'm not usually the fan of the "big stompy" Commanders, but I'll be honest, Ghired seeems spicy. Honestly, the only thing I don't like about it is how it already enters with one of the best body sizes for Populating you could get. Yeah, you could play stuff like Advent of the Wurm, but is it really worth it just for that 1 extra P/T? Making any Token below a 5/5 Flying Dragon feels like a waste when you could just get more Rhinos.
Quote from Xcric »These feel... kinda mediocre. Theyre going to have to add a lot of playable support to these mechanics is the real issue. There might be cards with madness, or flashback, but are there enough to build a good deck around? How about diversity in approach? Are these all going to end up as exactly the same 100 card crap piles? Time will tell but right now signs point to yes.
None of these have inspired me to build... yet.
Quote from DraxA MAN CAN DREAM AND GET HIS SIMPLE MATHEMATICS WRONG.
Quote from jonnybgood23Pillarfield Ox? The legend returns.
Quote from TheWardenYou had me at "Camel Shaman."
Quote from Creedmoor »Quote from Xcric »These feel... kinda mediocre. Theyre going to have to add a lot of playable support to these mechanics is the real issue. There might be cards with madness, or flashback, but are there enough to build a good deck around? How about diversity in approach? Are these all going to end up as exactly the same 100 card crap piles? Time will tell but right now signs point to yes.
None of these have inspired me to build... yet.
We still have two more Commanders for each deck to be spoiled, my friend. Wizards Normally does 1-2 alternate Commanders (last year had 2). I would imagine some of the alternate ones are pretty spicy.
Quote from TearingEons »So my group kinda called Naya populate (and a former Selesnya turned Gruul shaman is cool!) and Jeskai flashback, with BR Madness a given. Sultai morph was def unexpected, but cool, as most thought either Temur or 5C.
I do like that Sevinne survives Earthquakes and Wildfire effects, kinda excited by them. And by Ghired. I'll wait and see what the side legends are before committing to either.
Since we're likely to get Gerrard, we could see a new Volrath in the BR deck. I'm still hoping for a new Ixidor in the morph deck, fingers crossed!
Quote from NZB2323 »I really hope the populate deck has a legendary Kavu, like how last year the Esper deck gave us a Ninja Commander. We got all these legendaries in Dominaria and a Bear Commander in Modern Horizons, yet we still don’t have any legendary Kavus.
Quote from TearingEons »@Ryperior74 Ah I see, I was thinking we'd get another mono black Volrath in the Madness deck since old Volrath discarded cards.
Quote from Creedmoor »We still have two more Commanders for each deck to be spoiled, my friend. Wizards Normally does 1-2 alternate Commanders (last year had 2). I would imagine some of the alternate ones are pretty spicy. They usually don't tie into the main theme as much. Now given that these "mechanic" themed decks might need the extra support, I could see them adding a second commander that does care about the theme of the deck. Maybe a Manifest Sultai Commander? Or a Hellbent Rakdos Commander?
Quote from Tiro of Meletis »I’m really not feeling it this year. As a vorthos I could care less about mechanics, and these commanders really are ultra specialized. It’s fine though, last year was amazing for me and I’ve had a lot of cards for my decks get released recently. So I could use a break and for others to get what they want. I do want the new Gerrard but I suspect I won’t be intrigued until Throne of Eldraine