MTG: Weekly EDH – Top Five – October 20th
The top five hold strong, but the Doctor is close on their heels. 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.
Tymna the Weaver
Holding strong in the second spot, 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?
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.
Eriette of the Charmed Apple
Auras are still a strong style of play, but Enchantress needs Green or Blue to be at its best. That puts Eriette at a bit of a disadvantage. Even so, her prowess in Eldraine hasn’t dimmed at all in the weeks since its release. Though she isn’t the top gal anymore, she has certainly earned her Top Five place.
Alela, Cunning Conquerer
Alela wants to be cast at an instant speed, and that’s never a bad thing. She holds strong in the final spot thanks to her creature and control advantage, but falls a little short of the other four in terms of raw damage. Don’t count her out, though; Faerie Swarm is still very much a nasty play. You just have to add a little extra spice.