October 28, 2016

This entry is part 16 of 23 in the series The Alpha Build


By Rachael

And what a legacy he’s left us……

Deck Tech 

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

Wrap Up

Deck List

 NEXT WEEK: Portal Three Kingdoms Review!


Forbidding  Watchtower, Karmic Guide, Mother of Runes, Grim Monolith, Knighthood, Erase, Radiant Archangel, Serra’s Embrace, Crystal Chime

These feel like the cards I usually include in decks from the beginning. Mother of Runes and Karmic Guide are long recognized staples of white commander. Karmic Guide won’t have any major targets for a while, but she joins the rest of our “Resurrection”  suite.

Right now the “E-Mercy Kit”, as I’ve dubbed it after Overwatch’s iconic healer, includes 3 reanimate spells plus Karmic Guide herself. The best use we’ve had for them so far is cheating the commander tax in order to bring Avacyn back and keep mana open for her effects. For that reason alone, I’ve actually been satisfied with how they play. Eventually though, we’ll get better creatures we want to bring back and can get value out of.


(singular) Plains, Seraph, Worship, Basalt Monolith, Icy Manipulator, Clear, Serra Avatar, Retribution of the Meek, [card]Howling Mine[card]

With most of these slots, the cards were either upgraded (Basalt Monolith) or taken out to reflect the deck’s new philosophy (Icy Manipulator). In short, we’re going to double down on Avacyn being our sole source of protection and come up with more ways to push her into the red zone.

Next time: We’ll be on one of our slower weeks, but it’ll still be exciting to see what we can get out of: Portal Three Kingdoms

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