MTG: Weekly EDH – Top Five – A Shadowy Threat Emerges
A mysterious force has replaced our bottom two Commanders…some shadow from the woods. Here are the top EDH Commanders of the week.
Welcome Planeswalkers and Praetors to our ongoing series about the best casual experience in Magic: Commander. For the uninitiated, Commander is a semi-casual format for Magic: the Gathering, where you use a deck of 100 cards led by a legendary creature, your Commander.
Aside from basic lands, you are only allowed one copy of each card in the deck. Moreover, you can only include cards in your Commander’s “color identity” or artifacts. Each color and color combo has a unique playstyle and a wealth of mighty generals to lead your deck to victory.
EDHRec.com is a great source for Commander info and can give you ideas to build your next Commander deck or tune an existing one. They also provide a definitive ranking of which Commanders are ranking the highest each week. These are the top five Commanders for this week, based on decks built and logged playtime.
Atraxa, Praetor’s Voice
Atraxa holds strong in the top spot, and for good reason. Ink-Eyes gives her access to a few of the powerful cards from the new Doctor Who decks, and Proliferate is always a good play. With her suite of deadly abilities on top of all that, this ex-Mirran proves why she’s Elesh Norn’s favorite child. Personally, I can’t wait to watch her break Mothman in 2024.
The Ur-Dragon is the undisputed king of typal combat. With his five colors giving you access to every Dragon under the sun, he won’t be unseated any time soon. The new Dragons from Eldraine gave him a lot to work with, and the addition of Psychic Paper and the cascade cards from Doctor Who means Dragons are hitting the field even faster.
Tymna the Weaver
Sliding down to third, Tymna and her partners are still a solid cEDH choice. With access to all the wedges, shards, and Nephilim colors, you can build Tymna however you need to get the job done. Thrasios remains at the top of her dance card, but who knows what the new set will do for her?
Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow
Enchantress could only hold on for so long; after a while, the Ninjas would always sneak in. Yuriko has been a strong contender for some time, allowing you to circumvent both Commander Tax and blockers with ease. Her nasty secondary ability also ensures your opponents will be snuffed out before they have a chance to respond.
Lathril, Blade of the Elves
Another top contender that I’m surprised ever left the top five, Lathril has been one of my favorite Commanders for a while. With the ability to generate hordes of Elves and then use them to drain your opponent for massive damage, Lathril is a sneaky general. She can overwhelm the board fast, and once she gets rolling, she’s hard to stop.