|MTG Commander/Elder Dragon Highlander
|X, Information Broker (an UnCommander deck)
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|Author:||Masked Thespian [ 2017-Dec-17 12:52 pm ]|
|Post subject:||X, Information Broker (an UnCommander deck)|
Salutations, MTGCommander.net. I’ve been away from the forum for a while and decided to celebrate my return with my latest deck list. It’s actually only the fourth Commander deck I’ve physically put together in paper (after my Blue Braids, Garruk’s Packleader Pauper Commander, and Nicol Bolas decks) but I’m really stoked to play with it (which I’ll hopefully get to do at some point next weekend).
Having played in two Unstable drafts over the course of the release weekend, during the first draft I drafted a sweet UB deck that included X and promptly went 3-0 with it (the second one, with two Rules Lawyers and a Do-It-Yourself Seraph only went 1-2, but I still had a blast). Whilst he didn’t do a great deal in my games in the draft, I was really inspired by him to want to build an UnCommander deck with him at the helm. And with the Rules Committee giving the go-ahead for Silver-Bordered cards to be legal until January 15th, I figured I’d give it a shot at doing so.
A quick and informal census at my FLGS gave me the feedback that an UnCommander deck with X at the helm would likely lead to me getting hated out of the game early on. So, to hopefully prevent that from happening, I’ve built this deck in a non-traditional way to how you might expect it to play: a significant portion of the deck is based around Group Hug cards. I plan on giving other players at the table free card draws, token creatures, mana, and information on their opponents’ hands, acting as a neutral-but-bribable information broker (hence the deck’s name), until someone decides that I’m a threat. Whilst I do plan on playing X as early as possible (turn 2), he won’t enter anyone’s hand until they take an offensive action against me (whether that’s attacking me, attempting to remove X or any of my other permanents, or something of that ilk) at which point I will retaliate, usually starting by putting X into their hand and seeing where it goes from there.
The nature of the Group Hug part of the deck means that I can help to even the playing field. If there are some more powerful decks at the table then I can help bolster the lower-powered decks to help beat them. Even putting X in their hand helps with that as the hand is revealed so that everyone can see what they’ve got.
I've uploaded the deck to TappedOut.net, and the deck list can be found here, in case anyone wanted to look at the deck in more detail or to playtest it.
The deck can also be seen below, with in-depth discussion of my choices.
As mentioned previously, I have already changed the deck a couple of times. Here’s a list of cards I’ve previously removed from the deck:
Future thoughts for the deck include the following:
|Author:||Masked Thespian [ 2017-Dec-17 12:53 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: X, Information Broker (an UnCommander deck)|
Reserved for changes and for overflow, if necessary.
17/12/17: Deck posted
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