This entry is part 21 of 37 in the series Generally Speaking

By Imshan AKA Sinis

The Commander products have been out for a little over a year now, and I see more than a few decks from EDH players, new and old, build around the wedge generals from the Commander boxes.  Some of them, like Kaalia of the Vast and Animar, Soul of Elements I am downright sick of. While I think the Commander products released by Wizards were a smashing success in terms of their business and a great boost to the size of the community, part of me wonders about whether the old ‘power’ generals continue to deserve the bad reputation they possess now that the game has seen another year’s power creep.

There was no question that the likes of Zur the Enchanter and Sharuum the Hegemon deserved their reputations beforehand.  Since the release of the Commander products and Innistrad block, it isn’t entirely clear that the old guard are still the most overwhelmingly powerful decks around and deserve the maligned attention they still might receive. Read the rest of this entry »