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[MTG] Noob's Un-Commander Deck

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Ok so this is my first commander deck and my first ever real attempt at an MTG deck. I'm planning for cards from Unstable since my locals is OK with some Silver-border cards as long as they don't make up the majority of the deck. All but two of the Silver-border cards are only Silver-border because they utilise either the Contraption mechanic or the Host/Augment mechanic, so I should be fine.


Playstyle has a half-hearted focus on low Power (Sidar) or low converted Mana cost (Renegade Rallier and Timely Hordemate) and on Equipments because Nahiri Lithomancer is like my favourite card for some reason.


Cards listed here I either own or plan to own one day. Cards you suggest I will attempt to get so if there are multiple cards that do the same or similar thing, suggest them all so I can be more flexible when trading. If any of the cards I'm running are generally bad/suboptimal please tell me so that I know what to take out when I get better cards. Helpful posts will get reps, and maybe points too. Thank you so much!


Commanders (2)



Creature (25)

1x Anointer Priest

1x Bruna, the Fading Light

1x Chipper Chopper

1x Crafty|Octopus

1x Dirty|Rat

1x Eager|Beaver

1x Endbringer

1x Fan Bearer

1x Gisela, the Broken Blade

1x Greater Sandwurm

1x Half-Squirrel, Half-

1x Humming-

1x Hundred-Handed One

1x Joyride Rigger

1x Masterful Ninja

1x Mer|Man

1x Odric, Lunarch Marshal

1x Primal Druid

1x Renegade Rallier

1x Standing Troops

1x Thraben Inspector

1x Timely Hordemate

1x Trueheart Duelist

1x Wild|Crocodile

1x Winged Shepherd


Artifact (8)

1x Captain's Claws

1x Honed Khopesh

1x Irontread Crusher

1x Prying Blade

1x Skeleton Key

1x Skullclamp

1x Slayer's Plate

1x Sol Ring


Planeswalker (3)

1x Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

1x Ajani Steadfast

1x Nahiri, the Lithomancer


Land (40)

1x Blighted Woodland

1x Command Tower

1x Desert of the True

1x Evolving Wilds

10x Forest

1x Gavony Township

1x Hashep Oasis

10x Island

11x Plains

1x Swamp

1x Tranquil Expanse

1x Unknown Shores


Enchantment (1)

1x Gift of Paradise


Instant (14)

1x Aim High

1x Appetite for the Unnatural

1x Decommission

1x Dissenter's Deliverance

1x First Pick

1x Hieroglyphic Illumination

1x Inspiration

1x Mighty Leap

1x More or Less

1x Natural Obsolescence

1x Plummet

1x Prepare / Fight

1x Stinging Shot

1x Weave Fate


Sorcery (7)

1x Dusk / Dawn

1x End Hostilities

1x Harmonize

1x Incite Insight

1x Ironwright's Cleansing

1x Seek the Horizon

1x Seek the Wilds

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Only gonna suggest black-bordered cards for now, so keep that in mind.
Sidar/Silas are a commander pair I've considered, so I have some thoughts as to what to look out for. You want plenty of "saboteurs" - evasive creatures that get an effect when they deal combat damage - to maximize Sidar Kondo's abilities. Creatures with power 2 or less are always welcome as well:

  • Augury Adept
  • Baleful Strix
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Bident of Thassa
  • Bower Passage
  • Conqueror's Galleon
  • Daxos of Meletis
  • Dense Canopy
  • Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
  • Edric, Spymaster of Trest
  • Mentor of the Meek
  • Mirror Entity
  • Nature's Will
  • Nightveil Specter
  • Raving Dead
  • Reclamation Sage
  • Reveillark
  • Shadowmage Infiltrator
  • Solar Tide
  • Thada Adel, Acquisitor
  • Trygon Predator
  • Tymna the Weaver

As for Silas, you want abilities that interface with artifacts and their sacrifice:

  • Dispeller's Capsule
  • Dowsing Dagger
  • Executioner's Capsule
  • Expedition Map
  • Glaring Spotlight
  • Meekstone
  • Scrap Trawler
  • Skullclamp
  • Trading Post
  • Trinket Mage

And some generically good cards I like in this deck, maximizing your access to four colors:

  • Abzan Charm
  • Ancient Excavation
  • Finest Hour
  • Sphinx's Revelation
  • Sultai Charm
  • Supreme Verdict
  • Sylvan Reclamation
  • Tamiyo, Field Researcher

Hope these are some good ideas for you! You're welcome to post in The Command Tower if you'd like more eyes on it: I can also invite you to the YCM Magic/EDH Skype chat if you're interested.


Also, you're missing the best new un-card:

  • Very Cryptic Command

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