The brand new Magic: The Gathering Brothers Conflict growth is true across the nook, which suggests new Commander Precons!
Not lengthy has handed for the reason that launch of Magic: The Gathering’s newest growth, Dominaria United and the primary Universes Past the title, Warhammer 40k; the Brothers’ Conflict is upon us! On this growth, legendary siblings Urza and Mishra will conflict once more – so it’s solely pure that they would be the stars of the Commander Preconstructed Decks of this growth. The face Commanders, Urza, Chief Artificer and Mishra, Eminent One, have been spoiled a couple of weeks in the past.
Urza’s Iron Alliance
The brand new Urza card can be a 3WUB, so 6 total mana for a 4/5 Human Artificer creature. Whereas the stats will not be distinctive, his skills are. Urza has Affinity for artifact creatures, which suggests he prices one generic much less for every artifact creature underneath your management, so his mana price will normally be only a White, a Blue and a Black, as his deck, Urza’s Iron Alliance, depends closely on artifact creatures. He additionally provides artifact creatures menace, and originally of your finish step, he creates a 0/0 colorless Assemble, which will get +1/+1 for every artifact underneath your management.
The backup Commander included within the deck is Tawnos, Solemn Survivor. He’s rather less pricey at 1U for a 1/3 Human Artificer. He has 2 faucet skills: first, he can create a token that’s a duplicate of as much as one goal artifact creature underneath your management for two generic mana – however you must mill 2 playing cards. For 1WUB, you possibly can sacrifice two artifact tokens and exile an artifact or creature card out of your graveyard. Should you do, you create a token copy of the exiled card, besides it turns into an artifact as well as of it’s different varieties. He appears to be an fascinating Commander, however for the deck’s gameplan, Urza needs to be the stronger of the 2.
The Iron Alliance boast an enormous quantity of creatures, coming with 36 within the Precon. From these, solely 14 will not be artifact creatures, however the majority of these playing cards work together with artifacts, reminiscent of Sai, Grasp Thoptherist, who creates a 1/1 flying Thopter with each spell you solid. The deck additionally has 11 instants and sorceries, 13 common artifacts, 3 enchantments and 36 lands with some notable reprints like Preordain, Thopter Spy Community, Thought Vessel, Liquimetal Torque and Skullclamp. The deck has 9 new playing cards, one among which is Tawnos himself. The opposite playing cards are Sanwell, Avenger Ace; Scholar of New Horizons; March of Progress; Wire Surgeons; Wreck Hunter; Hexavus; Kayla’s Music Field and Thopter Store. Whereas all the brand new playing cards are nice, one of the best are March of Progress, which helps you to copy your entire artifacts, and Kayla’s Music Field, which let’s you retailer your playing cards to play them on a later flip.
Mishra’s Burnished Banner
On the opposite aspect of the conflict, Mishra, Urza’s brother, rallies his military. The second commander deck of the 2 is a Grixis artifact deck, relying extra on common artifacts, moderately than artifact creatures. The brand new Mishra card, Eminent One, is a 2UBR Human Artificer with 5 energy and 4 toughness. He has one prolonged capacity: originally of fight in your flip, you possibly can create a token that’s a duplicate of a noncreature artifact you management, besides it’s known as Mishra’s Warform, and it’s a 4/4 Assemble artifact Creature together with its different varieties. It positive aspects haste, however it’s essential to sacrifice it on the following step.
The backup Commander is a personality whose debut has been lengthy awaited: it’s Ashnod the Uncaring! She additionally prices 2UBR, and is a 1/4 with Deathtouch. She additionally doubles your artifacts’ non-mana skills on the situation that you may solely double skills which can be activated by sacrificing a number of permanents. You can too select new targets for the copy. She additionally has a guidelines textual content on the finish of her capacity which states that sacrificing an artifact for mana to activate a capability doesn’t rely, to remove the issue of Treasures – but when you must sacrifice an artifacts to activate a capability, you possibly can most undoubtedly use a treasure for that.
The Burnished Banner has a reasonably completely different composition from the Iron Alliance. It incorporates 21 creatures, 11 instants and sorceries, 30 artifacts and 37 lands. It’s no surprise that the artifacts are on the heavier aspect within the Precon, as each Mishra’s and Ashnod’s capacity is about doubling artifacts, both as a 4/4 creature, or simply doubling it’s activated or triggered capacity. Whereas there are some good staples to repeat, reminiscent of Wayfarer’s Bauble, some Signets, Nihil Spellbomb, Idol of Oblivion and most notably Cursed Mirror, it has some nice new playing cards as properly. Apart from Ashnod the Uncaring, the brand new playing cards are Glint Raker, Terisiare’s Devastation; Blast-Furnace Hellkite; Farid, Enterprising Salvager; Machine God’s Effigy; Scavenged Brawler; Smelting Vat and Wonrdous Crucible.
Probably the most fascinating card is the Machine God’s Effigy, which might enter the battlefield as a duplicate of any creature, besides it’s an artifact that may faucet for a Blue mana. Smelting Vat works nice with Ashnod, however Mishra could make wonders with it as properly, having the ability to use the flexibility twice with the Warform. Whereas Ashnod’s capacity appears to synergize higher with the Precon, Mishra appears extra universally helpful, which is unquestionably an necessary factor when Preconstructed Decks.
Whereas 9 new playing cards in each decks appear a bit low, this set is a throwback to the early days of magic, so the variety of reprints is not any shock. Due to the retro facet, all of the playing cards in these decks are Previous Bordered, trying like the primary playing cards of Magic: The Gathering.
Catch the latest MTG growth, Brothers Conflict, on the 18th of November, and get the brand new Precons at your native video games retailer!