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General Election 2

Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,

We continue today with our 'General Election' series. In this, our second post, we delve into Selesnya (Green / White) to find a General for our new EDH / Commander deck. Here's the backdrop to this Ravinca Guild and the opportunities in these colours for a Commander build. First off - The guild of Selesnya is one of peace, life, community, and . . . cupcakes. We can easily imagine Elves and Saprolings moshing in a glade to a Centaur's fiddle music. Basically Green packs the build with fatties, White provides order and both provide an opporunity to puke out a variety of token creatures to pump up for an alpha strike.

Anywhoos - let's sit down with the candidates and review their qualities. Hit up the bottom of the post to put in your VOTE.

First up in our short list is Captain Sisay, a 2/2 for two colourless, a green and a white mana. These stats are simply lacklustre but her ability is stellar. By tapping her, you can search your commander build for a legendary card and put it in your hand. This tutor engine clearly spells out card advantage as you dig through your assembled tool box for the best utility creature. As the Captain will have a huge target on it for removal, she better be wearing a Mask of Avacyn or Creeping Canopy. One artifact which certainly needs consideration here is a Thousand-Year Elixir to give the Captain haste to tap and untap to start churning those legendary targets out.

Next up - Rhys the Redeemed from Shadowmoor. This elf is a one green-white hybrid mana for a 1/1 body. The three mana tap to gen out a 1/1 token is silly expensive. The six total mana and tap to double-up on each creature token you already have in play bears further investigation. Tokens could really give your opponent cause for concern with cards such as Doubling Season, Eldrazi Monument or Intangible Virture. Some friends to tag along may be Sigil Captain which provides two +1/+1 counters for each 1/1 coming out or else feed those elves into a devour monster like Mycoloth to spew saprolings all over the game board.

Here's the list of the EDH / Commander General finalists -

Selesnya (
/ ) : Captain Sisay, Rhys the Redeemed
Azorius (
/ ) : Geist of Saint Traft, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
Simic (
/ ) : Momir Vig, Simic Visionary, Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Bant (
/ / ) : Jenara, Asura of War, Rafiq of the Many

We invite you to Vote Now :


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