Hello friends! Peter with Command Valley, here to announced episode 7 of Duel of the Peaks is out today! We cracked open Jumpstart, chose our favorite commanders from the 10 new ones in the set, and competed to see deck which was the strongest. If you are interested in any of the decks, we have released deck techs on every single deck you’ll see in this video, so you can check them out on our channel!
Griffin has chosen Inniaz, the Gale Force. Inniaz is a powerful and unique Blue/White Fliers commander. His first ability will buff up all your fliers, which is a nice touch because the second ability really wants you to swing with a lot of fliers. If you do, then you get to move permanents around the board. This leans heavily into a control style play, stopping other opponents from achieving their strategies in the interest of achieving your own, as well as giving other opponents living permanents that will harm them more than they will help. Griffin has built the deck to rely on the control aspect, so expect to see a lot of counters and interaction in the deck.
Kaleb is piloting Neyith of the Dire Hunt. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Gruul commander that we all really liked, and Neyith checks all the boxes. Neyith will reward you for swinging with creatures that are blocked as well as casting/activating fight effects, forcing your creatures to fight with your opponents’ creatures, by giving card advantage. As a bonus, she has a combat triggered ability that will double the power of one of your creatures and force it to be blocked, a sure fire way to get cards. The deck runs a bunch of big fatties and hopes to overwhelm the board as quickly as possible.
Landon is playing Bruvac the Grandiloquent. This hotly anticipated mono-blue commander will double all of the mill effects that are happening to his opponents, which means that a lot of lackluster mill spells become decent with Bruvac out. Landon is searching for win cons like Traumatize, Fleet Swallower, and Sphinx’s Tutelage that will mill out opponents in one shot, so he’s packed the deck with cards that draw him cards as well as triggered effects that will mill his opponents out for doing things like playing lands or drawing cards.
Last, but not least, I have brewed up Emiel the Blessed. Emiel, on the surface, is a Selesnya Unicorn-Tribal commander that really wants you to cast Unicorns and pump them up with its second ability. However, the first ability lends itself to a solid blink strategy for any type of card, not just Unicorns, and the deck mainly focuses on getting creatures with powerful ETB effects on the battlefield to start a value engine. For its win cons, it’s got a lot of heavy token making strategies that will go wide and overrun his opponents.
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