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Commander Clash: Archfrienemy | S10 E10


Not all commanders are made equal. Some are stronger than others. A select few are so strong, however, they get a reputation for being the immediate archenemy at the table. But can they be built fairly? We're seeing if it's possible with Archfrienemy, where each of us build the fairest deck possible around the most unfair commanders in the format. Here's what we've got:

Will this be a fair game of Magic, or will the busted commanders still break the game? Find out now on Commander Clash! But first, a quick reminder: if you like Commander Clash and other video content here on MTGGoldfish, make sure to subscribe to the MTGGoldfish Youtube Channel to keep up with the latest and greatest.

Crim's Deck (Nekusar)

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Richard's Deck (Derevi)

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Seth's Deck (Golos)

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Tomer's Deck (Korvold)

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New Season House Bans

In addition to the official Commander ban list, we have a collection of house bans. This list changes with each season. For Season 10 we started with a clean slate and banned cards based on three loose criteria:

  1. Cards that were played too much last season.
  2. Cards that regularly caused games to revolve around them.
  3. Cards that are far out of the budget of the average viewer.

With this in mind, here is our new ban list for Season 10:

So this is a major shakeup to our ban list. A lot of Commander Clash staples like Smothering Tithe, Rhystic Study, and Dockside Extortionist are out, and there no longer will be the threat of Notion Thief + Windfalls that dominated conversations. 

However, there are some notable unbans: expensive cards like Wheel of Fortune are now allowed (for now). Plus for the first time in a long time, fast mana like Sol Ring is back on the table!

Our house bans are meant to encourage more entertaining games for you, the viewers, so let us know what you think of the new ban list! We'll be following all the feedback from the early episodes to see how you all are enjoying it.

What Are You Playing On?

We're playing Commander on a program called Magic Online. If you're interested in Magic Online then check out my guide to the program over here!

Next Week: CEDH!

It's time to dip our toes in the high-power end of the Commander pool once more with CEDH Week! We're playing to win, and we're bringing some of the most powerful decks in the format to do so! Who will win?



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