I really like Jenara, Asura of War because of how cheap she is and the fact that she can buff herself up if you have mana just laying around. Having a mana sink in a cheap commander seems really good for voltron. Rafiq of the Many is a crazy strong card and deck for a voltron strategy but I want to keep to focusing heavily on equipments and he sort of wants to go a different route. My favorite from that list has to be Sygg, River Guidethough because he gives himself protection which can help make him unblockable while also keeping him alive from targeted removal.
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Thrasios, Triton Hero + Tymna the Weaver
Silas Renn, Seeker Adept + Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa
Protection is often the best assets for an equipment deck, and Geist of Saint Traft is cheap in Azorius and once you get bonus equipment on him, his ability to attack into opponents/creatures will be fine.
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I didn't even consider the idea of partners- My favorite here is definitely Silas Renn, Seeker Adept because he synergizes with the idea of the deck. I'm not sure who I would want to pair with him. It would have to have white in it. Possibly Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder? I like the idea of Tymna the Weaver because of her card advantage (I loveee to draw) but I would need multiple ways to damage all opponents like Blade of Selves. Suggestions there?
Also, I 100% agree on protection being infinitely important in a deck that relies on one creature doing all the work. Having a commander that has hexproof/protection is so good. I like how cheap Geist of Saint Traft, hexproof is amazing, and colors are what I'm looking for but I think I want a little more from my commander.
Quote from Zygous »Dragonlord Ojutai just needs to get vigiliance from equipment to be a huge voltron threat. A hexproof general tends to be hard to kill, especially when they need fliers to even block him. Really fill up on the equipment though, because the deck tends to be super oppressive if you include too many counterspells, so maybe avoid those.
This is probably my favorite card so far. It IS expensive though. That many cost is going to hurt if a lot of board wipes start coming down that can't be avoided. The combination of hexproof and card advantage with the added bonus of flying is quite appealing. The large mana cost with the lack of green is the only thing that has me worried. Plus, without green or black, I'm not too sure how I'll be able to tutor for those juicy white equipment synergies. (Creatures like Sram)
I know what you mean about the prefacing. Narset, Enlightened Master is a great way to get people to scoop it up if that deck is completely tuned. I may want to make an actually Narset deck in the future so I think I'm going to stay away from her for now haha. I'm looking more towards the third color being green or black as well which will help me tutor for creatures- something that white and blue aren't very good at doing.