MTG: Weekly EDH – Top Five – The Impossible Girl
This week, EDH experienced a major shakeup, and a forgotten companion has popped out of the MTG timestream to set things right.
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.
Tymna the Weaver
Tymna maintains her hold on the top spot, and with all the Orzhov good stuff, I’m not surprised. Her partner has probably changed to something that gives her Red, thanks to all the nasty Boros and Mardu combos in MKM. I wonder how long she’ll maintain this pace
Voja, Jaws of the Conclave
Voja has clawed his way back into the second spot, and with the official release of Murders at Karlov Manor, he’ll probably stay here for a while. Arin Hanson’s masterstroke with this pupper over on Game Knights definitely had an effect, and once people saw what this wolf could do, they scrambled to add him to their pack.
Pantlaza continues his fall from grace, but still not enough to unseat him entirely. Discover remains a powerful mechanic, and just because people aren’t brewing him as much doesn’t mean he’s not still getting traction. He’ll probably see a reawakening next month when the Fallout decks land.
Well, I certainly didn’t expect this, but it is hard to deny Clara’s utility. There are a few Doctor cards that synergize with Clue’s, and Clara lets you fix their mana to whatever you need. I wonder how long this Impossible Girl will stick around.
Dropping down to the last spot, the Ur-Dragon is still holding up a Top Five spot. The new Niv-Mizzet is probably the last string holding him up, but maybe the next few sets will be kind to him.
What are your thoughts on this week’s commanders?