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Commander Clash S4 Episode 27: Brawl! (Depala vs. Gishath vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Tezzeret)

The new Brawl format has finally made its way on Magic Online, so it's time to give it a shot! For those who haven't heard of Brawl yet, check out the announcement article that explains it in detail. Basically it's a variant of Commander with the following differences:

  • Standard-legal cards only
  • 60 card decks (down from 100)
  • Life totals start at 30 (down from 40)
  • No commander damage
  • All Planeswalkers are allowed as Commanders

Brawl is often descibed as a fun simpler variant that serves as a gateway to the Commander format. I'm excited to try it out! Let's see what we've got!

  • Jennifer speeds into battle with a hyper-aggressive Dwarf/Vehicle Tribal deck led by Depala, Pilot Exemplar
  • Richard stomps on to the battlefield with Dinosaur Tribal, smashing faces with Gishath, Sun's Avatar
  • Tom plays for the late game, running a Goostuff Control deck with Grixis allstars led by Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh
  • Tomer assembles an Artifact deck where each card is a piece of a synergistic puzzle, led by Tezzeret the Schemer

You see the contenders, so there's only one thing left to do: LET'S BRAWL! 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.

Jennifer's Deck (Depala)


Richard's Deck (Gishath)


Tom's Deck (Nicol Bolas)


Tomer's Deck (Tezzeret)


Next Week: Dominaria Commanders!

Dominaria has finally arrived on Magic Online so that means it's time to build decks with the sweet new cards! Next week we'll be building decks around any of the new legendary creatures but we'll certainly have more Dominaria videos with interesting restrictions in the near future! As always, we love to hear from you guys! Tell us what you think of the games and suggestions on themes or anything else you'd like to see in future videos. You can email me at or tweet me @BudgetCommander .

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