Posted by Robert

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One of the oldest and most beloved of all archetypes is the Enchantress deck. I mean, when you’re working with a bunch of lovely ladies, what’s not to love? Today I’ll walk through building a sample Enchantress deck, using Krond the Dawn-Clad from the 2012 Planechase set.

Now Krond here is a lucky dude, because he’s got all the ladies on his side. Which ladies? All the single ladies! Argothian Enchantress, Femeref Enchantress, Mesa Enchantress, Verduran Enchantress, Enchantress’s Presence, and Kor Spiritdancer. These are all card drawing machines of war, yes they are. You may also wish to consider Umbra Mystic and/or Yavimaya Enchantress, both of which are beautiful women who work with enchantments but neither of which draws you cards. Additionally, Auramancer and Eternal Witness fetch enchantments back from your graveyard, so don’t leave home without them.

Krond usually wants to attack, so it makes sense to include Auras that make him more intimidating. Some of my favorites are Armadillo Cloak, Rancor, Bear Umbra, Angelic Destiny, Eldrazi Conscription, Canopy Cover, Unquestioned Authority, Spirit Mantle, Daybreak Coronet, Dragon Scales, Dragon Fangs, Vow of Duty, Vow of Wildness, and Shield of the Oversoul. Obviously, you’ll want to pick and choose based upon which you like best and which are actually available to you, because there’s more here than you’ll probably want. Note that although Krond already has flying and vigilance, you can always cast these Auras on your other creatures; additionally, Krond’s ability just checks to see if he is enchanted, not if the enchantment actually matters. Finally, I’ll give special mention to Instill Energy which is a very cheap to cast enchantment that grants pseudo-haste.

Since Enchantments are going to be drawing us cards, I like to use them as my removal when possible! Prison Term, Faith’s Fetters, Nevermore, Oblivion Ring, Rest in Peace, Arrest, and Aura Shards are all great ways to handle threats.

Some great global enchantments to consider include Asceticism, Sigil of the Empty Throne, Wheel of Sun and Moon, Sylvan Library, Abundance, and Dueling Grounds.

Finally, a dash of tutoring never hurt. Totem-Guide Hartebeest, Idyllic Tutor, Academy Rector, Enlightened Tutor, and Three Dreams will get you whatever you should need.

My current list is below. Because my collection is in rather a state of disarray right now, it’s not where I’d like it to be, but it’s definitely able to hold its own. Aside from Bruna, Thrun, Uril, and Mr Krond here, what are some of your favorite Enchantment-heavy Commanders? Favorite Auras?


Krond the Dawn-Clad Enchantresses

Creatures – 24

1x Academy Rector
1x Argothian Enchantress
1x Auramancer
1x Ayumi, the Last Visitor
1x Dowsing Shaman
1x Elderwood Scion
1x Eternal Witness
1x Jugan, the Rising Star
1x Kor Sanctifiers
1x Kor Spiritdancer
1x Lucent Liminid
1x Mesa Enchantress
1x Molder Slug
1x Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary
1x Sigarda, Host of Herons
1x Terastodon
1x Thrun, the Last Troll
1x Totem-Guide Hartebeest
1x Umbra Mystic
1x Verduran Enchantress
1x Viridian Shaman
1x Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
1x Wood Elves
1x Yavimaya Enchantress

Enchantments – 25

1x Angelic Destiny
1x Armadillo Cloak
1x Arrest
1x Asceticism
1x Bear Umbra
1x Defense of the Heart
1x Eldrazi Conscription
1x Ethereal Armor
1x Felidar Umbra
1x Flickerform
1x Indestructibility
1x Instill Energy
1x Lucent Liminid
1x Mirari’s Wake
1x Prison Term
1x Privileged Position
1x Rancor
1x Shield of the Oversoul
1x Sigil of the Empty Throne
1x Snake Umbra
1x Sylvan Library
1x Unquestioned Authority
1x Vow of Wildness
1x Wellspring
1x Wheel of Sun and Moon

Planeswalkers – 2

1x Garruk, Primal Hunter
1x Garruk Wildspeaker

Sorcery – 8

1x Austere Command
1x Cultivate
1x Idyllic Tutor
1x Kodama’s Reach
1x Replenish
1x Retether
1x Three Dreams
1x Time of Need

Instant – 3

1x Crop Rotation
1x Eladamri’s Call
1x Swords to Plowshares

Land – 38

15x Forest
1x Grasslands
1x Krosan Verge
1x Mistveil Plains
14x Plains
1x Razorverge Thicket
1x Reliquary Tower
1x Savannah
1x Serra’s Sanctum
1x Sunpetal Grove
1x Temple Garden