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Commander Clash S2 Episode 28: Revenge


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, we're bringing back our personal favorite decks that showed up in previous episodes but never got to do their "thing"; either we drew poorly that game, the game ended early, or whatever reason. So now we're bringing back these pet decks for a shot at redemption! Can we finally show what our sweet decks are supposed to do? Here's what we've got:

So, which decks will finally have their revenge? Let's find out! 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.

Tom Deck (Shattergang Brothers)

 

Seth's Deck (Shirei)

 

Richard's Deck (Gisa and Geralf)

 

Tomer's Deck (Kaldra)

 

 

Post-Game Thoughts

I felt pretty confident about assembling Kaldra this time. I was running:

  • 10 tutors to find the Kaldra pieces
  • numerous ways to return destroyed pieces back from the graveyard
  • Vedalken Orrery and Sigarda's Aid to play my pieces at instant speed so I could get around countermagic
  • even a way to return an exiled piece with Pull from Eternity

The rest of the deck was set up to take full advantage of an assembled Kaldra. I ran a few board wipes because Kaldra is indestructible. I had Pyrohemia as a repeatable board wipes to make sure Kaldra stood on the battlefield unopposed. I had ways to pump up its damage because it doesn't do commander damage. I had a whole Artifact/Equipment subtheme going, drawing cards off Sram, Senior Edificer, and tapping my equipment for ramp with Inspiring Sanctuary. It was really cool!

Unfortunately, I didn't anticipate Tom running Shattergang Brothers. My deck concept simply folds to the silly amounts of repeatable creature/artifact removal his deck was packing.

I can make the Kaldra deck better, of course. In fact, if I really want to just assemble + win with Kaldra, I can just make a 5-Color deck packed to the rim with tutors, take infinite turns with Time Warp + Archaemancer + Deadeye Navigator or another way, and assemble/win with Kaldra after the fact. That would be incredibly easy. But I don't want to make a deck where Kaldra is just a replaceable win-con; I want to make a deck built around Kaldra specifically. That's a lot harder. I gravitate to Boros because it's the weakest color pair and Kaldra actually takes advantage of things that Boros does, like mass board wipes and Equipment themes. Simply put, I want to win with a Kaldra deck, not a random powerful deck that just so happens to have Kaldra.

So Kaldra will be assembled eventually. And when it does happen, it will be in a janky deck built around it. It won't be easy, but I like the challenge.

 

Next Week: Anything Goes!

We're bringing whatever we feel like playing next week. This means that I can try yet again to assemble Kaldra. However, I also have a super sweet Selenia, Dark Angel Life Shenanigans deck that I can bring as well. I'll let you guys decide what I'll play. Whichever deck gets the most votes will be featured next week.

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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