Board Wipes, Part I

On this site, we encourage our readers to build their own suites of removal, ramp, board wipes, and the like (unless a certain card is applicable to the topic at hand). This is mainly because we don’t want to recommend the same six to ten cards every time we’re writing about a certain color, but it’s also because we want to leave room for creativity in our articles. We want readers to feel free to build a deck that feels like their own, based on our ideas. Today, however, I want to show you what I think are the best options per color when it comes to clearing the board in a game of Commander.

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Attrition

Hey everyone, it’s Jordan. This week, I’m taking over Eye of the Stack and trying something different with it; rather than the nitty-gritty rules breakdowns, I’m going to explain a strategic concept! Today I’ll be talking about the concept of attrition, and how to use it to your advantage.

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Azor, the Lawbringer

I live for defying expectations, but that doesn’t have to mean i’m doing something more effective or better than expected. For example, if I pulled out a Commander deck lead by Azor, the Lawbringer, would you immediately think I’m going to lay down my own interpretation of the law in the form of control spells and board wipes? Well, you’d only be half right.

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Mirage Mirror, Part II

Ever since this card was given to us in Hour of Devastation I’ve been waiting for players to find wild ways to use it. It is a card that can be used quite ridiculously, but for whatever reason it hasn’t “broken out” and performed in the way I expected. In fact, the research I’ve done has revealed that players are just using it to “copy something good once a turn” and that just won’t cut it for me. So what else can we do?

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Vial Smasher & Ludevic

Vial Smasher, the Fierce is one of my favorite partner Commanders. Her ability allows us to impact the game without singling out one opponent; we can simply say “I didn’t tell her to throw vials at you!” Searching for the perfect partner for her is always a fun experiment, and while Thrasios holds a warm place in my heart, this time I want to talk about how well Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist pairs with her.

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Food

It’s nearly Thanksgiving folks! This week on New Perspectives I decided to take you through the most fitting mechanic for the holiday: Food! I’m going to show you as many weird and interesting ways to use Food as I can think of, so you’ll be well-equipped to feast this Thursday.

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New Perspectives

A change in direction is often something that culminates after a careful time of planning and meditation. Today we’re announcing a change in this blog’s direction that happened from months of thoughts and experience, and about ten minutes of discussion.

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