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MTG: Weekly EDH – Top Five – Wolf Among Sheep

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Jan 26 2024
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With an echoing howl, a brand-new face has skyrocketed into the Magic: The Gathering EDH Top Five, almost unseating the Raptor King himself.

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.

Pantlaza, Sun-Favored

Naya remains the king of EDH, occupying the top two spots this week. Pantlaza is still the supreme king of Dinos, proving that discover is one of the nastiest mechanics out there. It seems like Murders at Karlov Manor is only making him stronger, but who knows how things will shake out once people have cards in their hands.

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Voja, Jaws of the Conclave

A newcomer from Ravnica, Voja is here to enforce the will of Selesnya with a little fire for good measure. Even though this card isn’t out yet, deck builders have already started brewing up nasty Elf and Wolf decks with this big beasty. This might finally be the knife that takes out the King of the Dinosaurs.

Tymna the Weaver

Tymna is up to third, as I thought she might be once all the Orzhov previews dropped. Even though she likes to have partners to succeed, they certainly aren’t needed. Playing pure Orzhov with Tymna is hard, but possible. Just be ready to be a little short on options.

The Ur-Dragon

The Ur-Dragon remains in the Top Five, and with the new Niv-Mizzet, he probably won’t leave any time soon. While there aren’t many Dragons on Ravnica, all the others from sets past work just as well. Even with all the new shenanigans in MKM, there’s not much better than just using a Dragon army to roast your opponents.

Atraxa, Praetor’s Voice

Atraxa has dropped in position but is not fully off the Top Five yet. She’s just too strong to ignore, even with all the new cards. I don’t know if she’ll hold this position, but I doubt she’ll fall out of the Top Ten any time soon.

What are your thoughts on this week’s commanders?

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Author: Clint Lienau
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