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Commander Clash S2 Episode 14: Random Themes


Hello and welcome to Commander Clash, a video series where several MTGGoldfish contributors battle in a four player Commander game for fun and bragging rights. This week, each of us went to the Gatherer website, hit the "Random Card" button, and built a deck based on the card we got, no matter how janky the results. Here's what we came up with

  • Seth built a Lifedrain deck based on Covenant of Blood
  • Richard went full Enchantress after being granted Gift of Orzhova
  • Tom destroys artifacts (and creatures!) with extreme prejudice with the classic Shatter
  • Tomer is kung fu fighting with a Monk Tribal deck based on Geist-Honored Monk

The jank is strong with these results, but have no fear, we've got a sweet game for you! But first, 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.

Seth's Deck (Drain)

 

Richard's Deck (Enchantress)

 

Tom's Deck (Shatter)

 

Tomer's Deck (Monks)

 

Post-Game Thoughts

Tom called it!

Definitely the most impressive card this game was Kambal, Consul of Allocation: cheap to cast, very powerful taxing effect. Kambal's effectiveness depends on your playgroup, and certainly the advisor was well-suited against the other decks, but even against creature-focused decks he'll usually get some drain off the random Sol Rings and such. I glossed over him at first, but he's now one of my favorite Lifedrain / Tax commanders.

Seth has always been the most merciful player of the group, and this time his mercy directly cost him the game. Will we see a more ruthless Seth going forward? I, too, almost had my mercy ruin me -- I deliberately let Tom live because I saw no point in killing him off, but immediately after there was talk of wiping my board. I'll try to take out opponents whenever the opportunity arises, since keeping them around seems to bite you more often than it helps.

 

Submit Your Decks!

Richard is gone on vacation and will be vacant for the next couple of episodes. However, we have a very special guest to take his place: one of the original Commander Clash members, Jake! We'll kick things off with Anything Goes, where each of us bring any deck we want to play.

The week after, however, is the much-requested return of Viewer Submitted Decks! If you'd like for us to play your deck in the upcoming Commander Clash, please leave a link to it in the comments section below. We will be looking for decks that match this loose criteria:

  • Entertaining to watch. While a Storm deck that wins on turn 3, or a hardcore Stax deck that wins on turn 300 might be entertaining to pilot, it probably won't be entertaining to watch. Submit something you think people would enjoy watching.
  • Under ~$25 online. Card prices on Magic Online are very different than their cardboard equivalents; $500 cards in paper could be $15 online. We'd like to keep things under $25 online as one way to keep deck power levels in check. You can go over this limit if you need to, but we typically leave out Godless Shrine when Scoured Barrens works just fine.

And that's it! We are accepting submissions until November 16.

As always, we love to hear from you guys! Tell us what you like to see, what you don't like, any ideas that we can put forward for future videos, or anything else you'd like to tell us! You can reach us in the comments section below or tweet me @BudgetCommander.


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