Questions tagged [mtg-commander]

Commander (aka Elder Dragon Highlander or EDH) is a Magic:The Gathering variant which emphasises social interactions, interesting games, and creative deck building. Its primary characteristic is that decks are centered about a Legendary Creature as the Commander. Please also tag these questions with [magic-the-gathering].

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Can you shoot Terror of the Peaks when it enters with a bunch of dragons, to avoid the damage?

On a recent edh game a player was returning all the dragons from his graveyard to play. One of those dragons was Terror of the Peaks, so other dragons would trigger him. All of them enter at the same ...
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Are there any artifacts that tap for white, blue or black mana?

I'm looking for artifacts similar to the crystals from the Ikoria set (e.g. Indatha Crystal) or the banners (e.g. Abzan Banner), but instead that produce white, blue or black mana. I'm not opposed to ...
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Does this Teshar combo (listed #1 on EDHREC) really work?

In the EDHREC page for Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle, there is a list of combos recommended for him as a commander. The top combo shown features these four cards: Blasting Station Myr Retriever ...
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Question about Untapping Creatures with Abilities

I’m pretty new to magic and whenever I think I know what’s going on I usually don’t. Here is the situation thanks in advance! Assuming a card like Jokulmorder comes into play and has the text: “comes ...
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Can Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice be used to name two cards for Phyrexian Revoker? Or for Stuffy Doll?

I have Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice as my commander for a deck I'm building. And looking over Phyrexian Revoker I wondered if I could copy its ability and name a second card as it comes down to lock ...
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Does it make sense to include cards from Commander decks to your main deck when playing "kitchen table magic"? [closed]

Well I don't know if cards in commander decks could be found in standard decks/sets or not but if not then there are cards in the commander decks that great to include them in your main deck that ...
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How do I address the power creep in my pod when I can't afford to keep up? (MTG)

About a year ago, a friend introduced me to MTG Arena. I played very often over the course of the pandemic and as a result have gotten pretty into Magic. My friend has been playing for three or four ...
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“Repeat this process” infinite loop rulings

I am theory crafting a deck for the new legendary planeswalkers/commander Grist, the Hunger Tide and I was wondering how his first ability works in an infinite loop. The scenario occurs when I force ...
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Does Silence stop working in the Cleanup step, allowing more spells to cast in the same turn when discard triggers effects?

In a recent CEDH game of Playing With Power MTG, one player played Silence during the turn of a The Gitrog Monster player. The Gitrog player then uses the Dredgmooor combo in his endstep and ...
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Jeskai cards that will let me draw off of either scrying or spell cast or creature entering the battlefield?

I have just finished a rough deck using Gnostro, Voice of the Crags as the commander. The deck works by using Emissary's Ploy (choosing 1) to cast the deck's creatures(most of which are 1-drops) ...
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Using Commander Abilities from the Command Zone

So I have Horde of Notions and I am wondering if I can use it's mana cost ability from the commander zone. The ability which by paying one of each color, I can bring a Elemental from the graveyard to ...
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Can Ghired, Conclave Exile and Helm of the Host go infinite?

So in a Commander match a buddy threw down Helm of the Host and Ghired, Conclave Exile. He attached the equipment to his Commander and swung out. Given the cards' rules texts, what goes onto/off of ...
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Can I activate Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar on the battlefield?

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar's activated ability doesn't require having to declare any targets, and it only cost {1}{G} and returning two lands to hand. The ability doesn't say Multani has to be in ...
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Can you stop all attacks with Pramikon and Helm of the host?

If I have Pramikon, Sky Rampart out and attach a Helm of the Host to it, would it allow a new copy to enter, allowing me to choose the opposite direction from my original Pramikon? If so would that ...
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Maximum number of parties in MTG

Apologies if this has been answered, but How many parties can you have in MTG? I’m aware that a party consists of 0-4 so cleric, rogue, wizard and warrior. But if I have a full party and say another 4 ...
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MTG Is the commander-ness of a card always known to all players?

Haven't been able to find any definitive information about this. 903.3. Each deck has a legendary creature card designated as its commander. This designation is not a characteristic of the object ...
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How does color identity work in Commander?

I recently began playing commander, and have run into a few questions, mainly about color compatibility with a commander. I think I can lump them all together into this one question: What exactly ...
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What happens to permanents modified by effects like Chance for Glory that change their card type?

For instance, Chance for Glory grants creatures indefinite indestructibility. What if said creature was a temporarily animated artifact, land, or enchantment that then loses the creature card type at ...
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Prismatic Piper card availability in Commander Draft

I've been planning to organize a Commander Legends draft with a few people at work. I've been looking into just how the drafting works with this format (it has a few oddities to account for the ...
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What happens when you cast a spell with multiple copies of Krark, the thumbless

Using the partner commanders Krark, the Thumbless and Sakashima of a Thousand Faces. Krark has the ability: Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, return ...
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If my commander's mana cost is colorless, but it has an ability that includes another mana type, what cards can be in my deck?

Morophon, the Boundless has a mana cost is 7 colorless mana, but he has an ability that includes all mana types. If he is my commander, what cards can be in my deck?
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Can Form of the Dragon be given Infect?

I'm play primarily EDH and like to play jank ideas. One thing I've been thinking about is the card Form of the Dragon. Is it possible to give Form of the Dragon the infect mechanic?
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Do I have to pay commander tax when casting my commander using Geode Golem's ability?

Hey guys I have a question regarding Geode Golem. Its text says "Whenever Geode Golem deals combat damage to a player, you may cast your commander from the command zone without paying its mana ...
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Who gets the Commander if it dies or is exiled with a coin counter from Athreos, Shroud-Veiled?

In a game of Commander, I control Athreos, Shroud-Veiled and put a coin counter on another player's Commander. If the Commander dies or is exiled, its controller gets to choose to put it back in the ...
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Can Etrata 'hit' commanders and count them toward game loss?

Etrata, the Silencer has this ability: Whenever Etrata deals combat damage to a player, exile target creature that player controls and put a hit counter on that card. That player loses the game if ...
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Does creating colored tokens affect a card's color identity?

God-Eternal Oketra is a white creature that creates black creature tokens. Is God-Eternal Oketra's color identity [White] or [White,Black]?
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Do basic land types affect a card's color identity?

A card's color identity, as I understand it, is defined by all mana symbols in its cost and rules text. This means that the color identity of Temple of Silence is black and white, since it has "{T}: ...
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How does Song of Freyalise chapters 1-2 work?

I have a question about Song of Freyalise. Chapters I and II say: Until your next turn, creatures you control gain '{T}: Add one mana of any color.' According to the wording of this effect, my ...
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Companion commander question

Haven't seen this covered, but can you use a companion card such as Jegantha, the Wellspring as your commander instead of as a companion? The text on the card reads If this card is your chosen ...
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Mutate and replacement effects (Example, Darigaaz Reincarnated) and triggered abilities (ex: Sigil of the New Dawn)

How does mutate exactly work with any replacement effects? For example, lets say I have 2 creatures Mutated on top of Darigaaz Reincarnated, when that creature dies, A. Darigaaz returned with the ...
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Mutate and Commander status

So, the new mutate abilty reads : As a mutating creature spell resolves, instead of entering the battlefield, it merges with its target into one creature. Its controller chooses to put the ...
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How do Companion cards from Ikoria work in Commander?

Today the Ikoria previews revealed a new mechanic: companion. From Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Mechanics, you can choose up to one companion card in your sideboard (or in your collection outside the ...
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Does Commander Tax reset?

Example: I cast my commander from my command zone, paying no tax. Commander dies Goes to command zone Summon from command zone, paying tax (2) I bounce my Commander to my hand, play him from hand He ...
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MTG Mirage Mirror copying Medomai the Ageless

Hey guys just a quick question. Last night I played an EDH game and I have a Medomai the Ageless onto the battlefield. It's my opponent's turn and he uses Mirage Mirror to copy Medomai. He used ...
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Could I still play cards from the activated ability of Golos while the Epic effect is active?

Spells cast with the keyword Epic, like Eternal Dominion prevent the player from casting other spells for the rest of the game. However, Golos, Tireless Pilgrim says: Exile the top three cards of ...
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Gisela, the Broken Blade or Bruna, the Fading Light as a Commanders

Gisela, the Broken Blade is a legendary creature that melds with Bruna, the Fading Light to create Brisela, Voice of Nightmares. All three are legendary creatures and as part of the meld action are ...
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Rishkar's Expertise and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries

I have 30 cards in my library. I control a Toothy, Imaginary Friend with 100 +1/+1 counters on it. I cast Rishkar's Expertise (RE) to draw my entire library, and I cast Jace, Wielder of Mysteries ...
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How does a Channel ability work with my commander?

How does Channel (the Kamigawa mechanic, not the card) work when your commander has such an ability, such as Arashi, the Sky Asunder? Can I use it from the command zone? Do I pay the tax when I use ...
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Death triggers and the stack

Now upon exiling a creature with a coin counter from Athreos, Shroud-Veiled with Flicker of Fate, does the triggered ability of Athreos, Shroud-Veiled take over and and stop the rest of the Flicker of ...
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Is 27 lands good in a Commander deck? [duplicate]

My deck is a ramp deck. It has a lot of creatures under 3 Mana. It is a mono green deck with elves and hydras.
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Buffing an Unblockable? [duplicate]

I have a card that basically says any creature with power or toughness = one is Unblockable, is it possible to buff them after declaring blockers? Thanks ahead of time for the info
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Activating Golos during another player’s turn

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim's ability can be activated during another players turn, but does doing so allow you to still play the cards if it is not your turn? The ability text says you may play those ...
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how is my deck deck list? [closed]

I'm building a Teysa Karlov commander deck. I have a couple of win cons in the deck like revel in riches and pitiless plunderer with Teysa Karlov makes the treasures supper fast. I also have infinite ...
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What happens when Teysa Karlov is equipped with Helm of the Host?

What happens when you equip Helm of the Host to Teysa Karlov? Do the Teysas trigger each other making infinite copies of the death trigger? My thinking is that it says: when a triggered ability is ...
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What cards were never allowed in Commander?

The Commander format has a relatively big ban-list. Which cards were banned upon Commander/EDH becoming a format? Which cards never got the chance to justify their ban on the fields of battle?
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Do you have to pay the commander tax if you have an Omniscience in play?

If you have an Omniscience in play, will you still have to pay the commander tax or do you get to play your commander completely for free? Or is it the case that Omniscience will only ever make my ...
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How does Thought Sponge interact with Yarok, the Desecrated?

Situation I have Yarok, the Desecrated on the battlefield: If a permanent entering the battlefield causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an ...
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Golos, Tireless Pilgrim and cards with cycling

If I use Golos, Tireless Pilgrim's activated ability and hit a card with cycling, can I cycle it? And if so I assume I can't do so for free?
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If Rayami, First of The Fallen is in the command zone, does his ability still activate? [duplicate]

So if Rayami, First of the Fallen is your commander and has yet to be played, does his ability still exile creatures that would normally be destroyed, or does he have to be on the battlefield for that ...
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How likely am I to have a key card in my starting hand in Brawl?

I'm playing the Brawl format (a 60-card singleton format), and I really want one specific card in my starting hand. I'm willing to take two mulligans (leaving me with a starting hand of 5 cards after ...

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