There are several really interesting new commanders in The brothers’ warthe last event scheduled for Magic: The Gathering. Two of them are especially significant to the game’s lore (Urza and Mishra), but most will find their own niche in competitive HRE for sure.
There are no new combos, except for the three Meld options, but there are plenty of new combo enablers that could really speed things up for you, if you’ve already been looking for such opportunities.
Here’s a list of the top 15 meeting cards for the commander format that have been introduced in The brothers’ war establish.
There have been spells in the past that remove graveyards and spells that silence players, but this is the first time that both effects have been combined on a single card.
This card will be especially interesting for Artifact players with Morophon, the Boundless commander; and Tribal Soldiers with Myrel, Commander of the Argive Shield.
Calamity’s Wake will have a huge impact against all types of Storm decks, as well as lists that rely on combos with various non-creature spells.
The first decast ability isn’t anything special, but the second is the stifle effect, and that’s always welcome in an EDH environment, where canceling fetchland triggers can be very important early game. You can also target mana rocks and block some trigger based combos.
This will go directly into the Blue-White Artifact deck with Urza, Commander of the Prince of Kroog. But also expect to see it on the lists of Dimir, Izzet, Esper, and Jund, among many others.
Urza, Lord Protector
The newer Urza card is definitely one of the best new commanders an EDH format has seen in recent games.
Players can combine Urza, Lord Protector with Sensei’s Divining Top and The Reality Chip to get infinite card draw, infinite draw triggers, and plenty of storm counters. Note that all three permanents must be on the table, and the Reality Chip must be attached to a creature you control.
The combo can activate as early as turn 3 or 4!
Swords to plowshares but in black!
Some say it’s even better, because it targets the planeswalkers, where the swords have no say. This is a good day for all black EDH players who want to exile enemy creatures or planeswalkers for potentially just one black mana.
Overwhelming Remorse is currently making the rounds in Rakdos decks with Mishra, Commander of Tamer of Mak Fawa; Dimir Reanimator decked out with Araumi from Commander Dead Tide; Monkey Blacklists with Gix, Commander of the Yawgmoth Praetor; and many others.
Loran of the Third Way
Although this is a legendary creature, it may not be suitable for the role of commander. However, he does have some good abilities that will be very useful to you in 99, especially the touch ability, which draws cards from you every turn.
Loran of the Third Path will be used primarily in Mardu decks with the Queen Marchesa commander and White Blue decks with The Council of Four commander who are especially interested in the draw mechanic of this card.
Caustic Caterpillar and Outland Liberator can now rest, as there’s a new “workhorse” that can deal with artifacts and enchantments, albeit only non-creature ones.
Haywire Mite is extremely cheap at only one mana, and it exiles artifacts and enchantments, which is a much better solution than simply stacking them in an opponent’s graveyard.
This will be seen in Dredge’s charts with Muldrotha, the Gravetide commander; Golgari covers with Glissa, the Betrayer and Grist, the commanders of the Hunger Tide; as well as many others.
end of brotherhood
If you don’t have time to deal with each artifact or creature separately, here is a solution for both problems. The first ability is also stronger than Wrath of the Gods, which doesn’t attack planeswalkers.
With this card, you can quickly deal with token-based lists or quickly remove all of the opponent’s mana rocks. Either way, it can be used in a large number of red decks.
Mishra, tamer of Mak Fawa
The new Mishra card can be a commander or find its way into your 99. Either way it will work just fine!
There is currently a solid combo with this card that combines Mishra, Tamer of Mak Fawa, Void Maw, and Composite Golem (or Myr Battlesphere). You must put Composite Golem or Myr Battlesphere in your graveyard, and have Mishra and Void Maw on board. You should also have at least three mana available, including black and red mana.
As a result, you can get an infinite amount of tokens and mana, so give it a try.
Myrel, Argive Shield
If you want Myrel to be your commander, then she would be perfect for a Mono White soldier tribal build with some fantastic results.
But if you want to include it in your 99, here are some suggestions:
- Boros enlists with Winota, commander of the Joiner of Forces;
- Tribal lists of white and blue soldiers with Harbin, Commander of Cumguard Aviator;
- esper artifact tokens featuring Urza, chief artificer commander;
- Naya tokens featuring Jetmir, commander of the Nexus of Revels.
Queen Kayla bin-Kroog
Boros doesn’t typically have hard win conditions, but this new commander card offers some spice to the typically very aggressive archetype.
Of course, the card insists that you play a lot of cheap creatures, and luckily, there are plenty of them in red and white colors. You could also include WInota or Kiki-Jiki at 99 and see how it works in conjunction with Kayla’s touch ability.
Also, note that Kayla’s effect ignores the Rest In Peace effect and still puts those creatures on board.
Dockside Extortionist players rejoice, as here is another combo enabler for infinite treasure tokens and subsequently infinite mana.
Of course, your opponents must have at least six artifacts or enchantments on their side of the table, if you want the combo to go as intended. Then, play Thorough Digging and Dock Racketeer. Use Meticulous Excavation to return Dockside Extortionist to your hand and repeat the cycle.
You can also try it out in Selesnya’s Charms deck with Sythis, Hand of Harvest commander, if you’re sick of Dockside combos in EDH.
Ashnod the Carefree
Grixis commanders are infamously combo-focused, and Ashnod the Uncaring is no exception.
You can enable an infinite amount of ETB, death, and untapped triggers by combining Ashnod the Uncaring with Whisper, Blood Liturgist, and Intruder Alarm.
Play all three cards and make sure Whisper isn’t affected by the summon evil. You should also have at least two non-token creatures on board and in your graveyard. Then you can start firing the triggers.
You can also try Ashnod in the Grixis Artifacts deck with Mishra, Commander of Eminent One.
Now here’s something a little simpler that doesn’t require huge setup before things start happening.
Sardian Avenger would be a great addition to the Mono Red Goblins deck with Krenko, Mob Boss Commander, where he can benefit from all the tribal synergies and his own artifact hate effects.
Since the EDH format is inundated with rosters using treasure tokens, Sardian Avenger players will be in for a lot of good games this season.
This isn’t your usual removal spell, and yet it’s a perfect combo breaker.
Soul Partition will typically be played in Mono White decks with Heliod, Sun-Crowned Commander, where this effect can really provide the time needed to execute your own game plan.
But it can also be included in two-color lists that use white mana, which are mostly control archetypes.
the stasis coffin
Protection Against Everything sounds pretty good for a format where deadly combos appear like mushrooms after rain.
Having one of those coffins in your 99 would never hurt, and considering that it’s colorless makes it playable on almost every archetype.
However, there are two decks that would love The Stasis Coffin more than others: Grixis Artifacts with Mishra, Commander of the Eminent One, and Azorius Artifacts with Urza, Lord Protector.
That’s it for the top 15 cards in meeting‘s The brothers’ war establish. In addition to this list of the best The brothers’ war cards for commander, be sure to check out our other meeting guides and card lists here.
Posted on November 17, 2022