For today’s article we’re going to be talking about a Commander who is very near and dear to my heart: Muldrotha, the Gravetide. She’s my favorite kind of commander; when she’s on the battlefield, cards which are normally unplayable in Commander become powerful tools.Continue reading “Muldrotha, the Gravetide”
I have been having a bad time with Magic lately.
I don’t mean to say the game has gotten worse, or that I’m getting tired of it. I just mean I’ve been having bad games of Commander, feeling salty at my opponents, and feeling bad about myself as a player. For a while I thought it was bad luck, but I took a step back and looked at things objectively, and I’ve come to realize that it’s because of the way I build decks. I want to share what I’ve learned with you, so you can avoid or overcome similar pitfalls.
This is the fifth and final article in our series about Jeska, the character featured in the spoiled Planeswalker card art for the Commander Legends set. If you only care about Jeska as a Planeswalker this is a fine starting point, but for her crazy backstory I recommend starting at the beginning.Continue reading “Jeska, Part V – Future Sight”
I decided to write this article because I was inspired by the “Splice onto Instant or Sorcery” cards from Modern Horizons, and I want to build a Commander deck around the ability. Along with Modern Horizons came a rules change, which made Splice into a text-changing ability. I didn’t know what that meant, so I decided to dig into the topic and write this article in the process! Let’s learn something together.Continue reading “Text-Changing Effects”
This is the fourth article in a series about the story of Jeska, the character who is in the spoiled planeswalker card art for the Commander Legends set. This story has a lot of moving parts – If you haven’t read the first three articles, I recommend starting at the beginning.Continue reading “Jeska, Part IV – Karona”
In the time since Commander became a recognized format, Wizards has provided players with several good five-color commander options to choose from. Access to every color allows players to make use of any card in the game to implement their preferred strategy: Morophon enables any creature type tribal, Golos can cast any big spells you want for free, and Ramos, Dragon Engine grows huge in a hurry while fueling your future spells, too. Those commanders’ abilities help players crush their opponents using all the best available cards… But Karona, False God is not one of those commanders.Continue reading “Karona, False God”
A few weeks ago, Jordan wrote an article about Torbran, Thane of Red Fell. In that article I added an editor’s note that said you could stack Torbran’s ability with Furnace of Rath so that he would add four additional damage instead, but a sharp-eyed reader informed us that that’s not actually true: The player who would have the damage dealt to them chooses how to stack those abilities! While looking for the rule behind this ruling I found several strange rules about replacement effects, which gave me some ideas for how to abuse them! Let’s get started.Continue reading “Replacement Effects”
Last time on Lore Seeker, we explored the story of Jeska the barbarian woman. She stopped her brother Kamahl’s Mirari-induced rampage, was captured by the Cabal, and was transformed into a new entity known as Phage. Phage was totally loyal to the Cabal, and anything she touched died and rotted away. Her story pits her against an army of mutant centaurs, a man who can shape reality to his will, and an angel from a dream made manifest. Let’s get into it!Continue reading “Phage the Untouchable”
In the announcement video for Commander Legends, we got to see the art for a new planeswalker card. Though the character was not named, the internet community quickly determined that the art depicted a character named Jeska, first depicted in the card Jeska, Warrior Adept. As someone who knows very little about old Magic lore, I was surprised to find that Jeska played an extremely important role in several of Magic’s stories! She died at least three times, ascended to (false) godhood, became Karn’s apprentice, and sacrificed herself to begin the Great Mending! But I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s start at the beginning…Continue reading “Jeska, Touched by Infinity”