This really isn’t my cup of tea but since Aki is too busy I decided to try writing a Magic article. I’m nowhere near as experienced in this as Aki is but don’t worry. I’ll ask his opinion on this. On the top of this I must admit that I’m more inclined to build decks with a theme rather than ultimate power level. But that’s ok since Leovold, Emissary of Trest just screams “elfball!” to me.
Meloku, the Clouded Mirror is one of my favorite commanders.
I do have a certain affection for quite a few blue commanders, but with Meloku, the pull between wanting to play lands and having to bounce them, is quite interesting. This being said, I don’t want to play her too much, since she has a tendency to be a bit too consistent for my tastes. Despite this, I went to EDHREC (a great site, btw) to see if other people were doing something interesting with her. Apparently not really. However, I always found her very powerful in one specific regard, which didn’t seem to get any press on the page…
Since its the most interesting Legend in Eternal Masters (for me, at least, I bet Maelstrom Wanderer is generally more liked… or hated), I think I should write about this:
Okay, its sort of a boring commander. Just a wizard (without a race, by the way) who draws cards. Well, quite a few cards.
Living in Europe, I have the pleasure of being able to use MagicCardMarket or MCM. Its a nice way to get the single cards you need from a centralized service (and not having to take part in the travesty that is Puca Trade). One of the fun things about the service (pretty much like any good service on in the Internet), you can go through your whole history of purchases.
In case you haven’t seen it, this was spoiled today:
Seems like it was designed to be flavorful and possibly a bomb in limited, but my EDH sense is tingling here.
This here is one of our new commanders from Commander 2015. He’s a compleated Ezuri, meaning that the Phyrexians got to him and made him into one of them.
There’s going to be a major change in my life at the start of the new year. I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do, but it seems probable that I’ll go back to school and finish my doctoral thesis. My graduate thesis was about a learning system that made recommendations on studies to students, so artificial intelligence is sort of my thing. I’m going to continue in that vain. However, its in the nature of advanced studies that I’ll have to go deeper this time. So, what do I know well enough to do a thesis on? Games.
I really like this card…
First question: Why not Ezuri, Renegade Leader or Kamahl, Fist of Krosa instead? Ezuri is easy. I don’t have to limit myself to elves. Kamahl is a bit more difficult. First answer is I have done Kamahl and Baru is something new. Second answer is that Baru can bring something quite unique to the table. Each of the ramp spells in your deck becomes a mini-Overrun. Or in some cases something much, much more.
For whatever reason, this is a staple card in Commander. Quit it.