Pauper EDH Review - Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate
The new Commander Legends brought some exciting additions to Pauper Commander!Edit Article
About the new Set and PDH
changePauper Commander, such as new card types and also new mechanics. This set features a new enchantment subtype, which is part of Magic's new mechanic,
Backgrounds. They have abilities that directly affect your commander. For our format, common backgrounds can be inside the deck, and will need to be drawn or fetched to be cast. But this enchantment comes with a special use: some new legendary creatures have an important effect, which is
choose a background.
Understanding BackgroundThe chosen
Backgroundenchantment will be in the command zone, functioning as a second commander, in the same way as a partner. For Pauper EDH, it should be an uncommon, and extra commander taxes will apply whenever it leaves the battlefield. Another important point is that the Backgrounds can be of a different color than the commander, thus changing the deck's identity. Certainly, with this novelty, a new range of combinations and strategies will open up. This is a new lease of life for the format, which has already had outstanding additions in New Capenna, and continues to grow its good cards pool In addition to the Backgroun. Let's see another new mechanic.
Understanding InitiativeAnother novelty Baldur's Gate brings is the Initiative mechanic. It works like the Monarch. Basically, if the player has the Initiative, in their upkeep, the player ventures into a dungeon called the Undercity. The player can take the Initiative if a card has that ability, such as when Avenging Hunter comes under their control, or directly attacks a player with the Initiative.
backgroundenchantments that can be chosen to be a second commander. They all have abilities that add to the abilities of the commanders, as if they were auras. Among them, we highlight the following:
Commanders with Background
New common landsEvery new set brings common lands, and most of them are useful. This time is no different, the new cycle puts Gates in evidence again.
Ellyn Traveler BullyThis deck works around tokens and your commander can rotate the deck, speeding up your plays. Draws, Ramp and lifegain, and all its functions can be performed with ETB effects along with exile cards, mainly Ephemerate.
Thrakkus Dragon's ApproachThis deck is geared towards dragons. Of course, we tried to build a tribal, but there are few creatures of this type that are available at common.
Dimir Dungeon ControlThis deck is a control, full of counterspells and removals, with some finishers, and it gets some advantages with the new Initiative mechanic, exploring the dungeons that have synergy with the aforementioned mechanic. As said, the objective is clear: control the table, and there's still the ETB combo with Mnemonic Wall and Ghostly Flicker as a way to return the resources from the graveyard to the hand.
Betão, professor of Physics, enthusiast of all formats, has dedicated himself solely and exclusively to Pauper since 2019 and recently to the PDH.