Cure for the Common Game - Every Throne of Eldraine Commander Deck
(Enter the Infinite | Art by Terese Nielson)
A Game of Thrones... of Eldraine
Welcome back to Cure for the Common Game, where I'm building a Commander deck for every legendary creature! Today I will be covering the 19 new legends from Throne of Eldraine.
Deck #478 - Syr Faren, the Hengehammer
We start off with a two-mana 2/2 who's riding a Bear, but is not a Bear. Time for some good ol' fashioned beats!
Deck #479 - Syr Konrad, the Grim
There are so many fun ways to trigger Konrad, it makes you sad when all your opponents are dead and you have to stop.
Deck #480 - Rankle, Master of Pranks
Three abilities? Does that make this card a 'charm' like all the other three-mode cards out there? Naya Charm, Sultai Charm, etc? A combat-damage-based charm commander?? Where do I sign up???
Deck #481 - Grumgully, the Generous
Tricksy things with +1/+1 counters in this Gruul deck that is completely devoid of who-mons.
Deck #482 - Gadwick the Wizened
I'm glad they made this card, even though they had to tweak some rules to make it work. I've always wanted a Wizard who is also a Braingeyser.
Deck #483 - Torbran, Thane of Red Fell
I'll admit, Torbran has me excited for mono-red. It's gonna be real hard not to put one in every red deck, ever.
Deck #484 - Questing Beast
Did you almost forget this thing is legendary? I sure did. Why isn't it at least called 'THE' Questing Beast?
Deck #485 - Syr Gwen, Hero of Ashvale
Ah, the first of the Brawl-manders! Meet the Knight who loves Equipment!
Deck #486 - Linden, the Steadfast Queen
I know. It's... not great. But I swore to build all the commanders, dang it, so we're doing this!
Deck #487 - Ayara, First of Locthwain
No pain, no gain. Or rather, lots of pain, and lots of drain, and lots of gain in Locthwain.
Deck #488 - Syr Carah, the Bold
Outpost Siege on a commander? I'm listening.
Deck #489 - Syr Alin, the Lions Claw
What you would expect from an uncommon legend. Let's see if we can make it work.
Deck #490 - Korvold, Fae Cursed King
Deck #491 - Chulane, Teller of Tales
We were all pretty scared by how busted this commander could be, and with good reason. By the way, Aluren is one amazing card.
Deck #492 - Alela, Artful Provocateur
Three-color "flying tribal"? Seems decent.
Deck #497 - Emry, Lurker of the Loch
You know, I was just wishing the other day for a way to recur Nevinyrral's Disk.
(PS: Don't mind the number jumps; I built a few non-Eldraine commanders in between some of these.)
Deck #503 - Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig
I love how Yorvo interprets token creatures as permanent buffs. What exactly is he doing with those Saprolings?
Deck #504 - Syr Elenora, the Discerning
Mono-blue card draw seems pretty good, especially when it allows you to one-shot players out of the game.
Deck #505 - Kenrith, the Returned King
There are so many fun ways to build Kenrith. I personally wanted to play with a lot of five-color cards, because we don't get many chances to rock that Fist of Suns.
19 new legendary creatures is a lot for a Standard-legal set, or any set, for that matter. It's more than most dedicated Commander sets! These were a ton of fun to build and play. I love the storybook elements and just the overall flavor. I'm certainly looking forward to all of the Commander goodness happening in 2020.
In celebration of reaching 500 decks, I want to share with you all the video for deck #500. I know it's not from Eldraine... in fact, it's quite a bit older than that... but as this is a landmark event, Ithought you might want to see it.
I present Deck #500 - Angus Mackenzie!
Thank you all for reading, watching, and most importantly, playing this amazing format.
Here's to 500 more!