Commander with Eldraine #02 - Alela, Artful Provocateur
Following the Throne of Eldraine series
INITIAL CONCEPTIONSOriginally, our darling fae comes with a Mid-Control construction that abuses the synergy with flying creatures and takes a time stance, attacking and controlling during the game, but this greatly limits the options from the moment you skew the list. After much thought, I come, therefore, to propose an assembly that is Tempo as well, but with an idea that makes the pressure imposed by tokens something significant in a format where there are combos turn 0 - the answer found was simple: we will slow down the game.
DECK CONSTRUCTIONFor seasoned folks, just by eyeing Alela can be associated with a build storm with classic combos of the format, especially considering that Esper colors are possibly the best combination for tricolor. However, being a Kykar, Wind's Fury player (which would resemble a construction like the one above), I already say that the conditions are totally different, and there can be no such comparisons. Right after we drop a point where we try to use a lot of magic for a unique way to win, we can imagine a few different ways to achieve success in the month - this will require cards that combine a low mana curve and lasting effects. I thought, therefore, of an idea similar to pillowfort (an archetype that will be explained at a later time, but which basically consists of betting on several permanents with triggered effects that will generate value when aggregated), since we will slow down and the potential use of game magic. Our goal here will be to achieve passive card buying, control, and damage effects so that, along with our Stax, pressure will be enabled that will shift opponents' focus from winning to not losing.
HIGH VALUE CARD REPLACEMENTWe are increasingly entering cases where the best cards are the best cards; Unfortunately, there are cards with such an efficient mana cost compared to their effect that they end up having a high value. However, as our deck has a game delay feature, some cards like Dark Confidant, Force of Will, and Chrome Mox, Mox Opal, and Mox Amber may be replaced with other pieces of stax to compensate for the lost value in the form from hate to other people's strategies.