Honestly, my reason to do this is that Seth mentioned this idea on Commander Clash couple of episodes ago and I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, so I decided to do this before Seth could. Not that there’s that much to do here, as most of this stuff just writes itself, although I bet my approach is somewhat different from what anyone else would have done.
Morphs are a favored archetype of mine. I just love them. The imbalance of information is fun for me. Sure, that also has a downside as that often means that you are the target.
Anyhow, before Kadena, it was hard to find a good commander for the deck. Sure, we had [scryfall]Ixidor, Reality Sculptor[/scryfall], but that definitely had limitations as a monocolored general. I was hoping for a Simic one, but they gave me a Sultai. As much as I like Sultai, I do wish they would limit the colors, as blue and green were the big morph colors on Tarkir, even if all colors had them.
Dimir has Surveil. Surveil seems quite good and there’s plenty of cards that have it. Many of them seem (at least without context) to have an outside chance of making it in Standard.
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 [scryfall]Leovold, Emissary of Trest[/scryfall] just screams “elfball!” to me.
I probably should’ve stopped a couple of brews ago at 13, but sorry. I guess its the Madness in me. Yes, that was awful, but I’m not sorry at all.
This feels like a list of random cards I find interesting, but I’m telling you there’s a point. Somewhere. Its a bit of control deck and I have no idea whether it would work or not, because bringing in a new resource (this time exiled cards owned by opponents) complicates things. Still, why not?
If UB control is a thing, then why not Sultai or Grixis? UB is going to be strong anyhow, with the addition of [scryfall]Crux of Fate[/scryfall], and it can help here as well.
There are 114 creatures in Standard with abilities that trigger when they enter the battlefield. I’m guessing there’s going to be a way to abuse this:
For some reason, none of the cards with clan abilities are multicolored.