Commander 2021 Decklists Fully Revealed
Witherbloom Campus by Alayna Danner
Another year means another edition for Magic's preconstructed decks specifically made for Commander players. Following up preview season for Strixhaven: School of Mages, preconstructed Commander 2021 decks were fully revealed over the week. This year's Commander offering features five fully built decks each following the color combination of a corresponding faction in Strixhaven. The color pairings focused on the "enemy," color pairings which feature colors from opposite ends of the color pie.
Each deck was previewed by a different Commander focused content creator and features a blend of new and reprinted cards. The decks come with several new and reprinted legendary creatures to show off the strategies each deck can focus on. Strategies can vary from deck to deck with subthemes ranging from complimentary or divergent routes to take a deck depending on the commander a player choose to focus on. All the full decklists and visual spoiler can be found at Wizards of the Coast's website.
Strixhaven Commander 2021 Decks Revealed
All Commander 2021 Reviews
Lorehold Legacies | Prismari Performance | Quantum Quandrix | Witherbloom Witchcraft
Lorehold Legacies (Commander 2021)
The Lorehold school from Strixhaven combines the red and white colors to create several different strategies in the deck. Lorehold Legacies deck features heavy artifact synergies outside of the traditional equipment themes seen in Lorehold color decks. Several new cards powering up white based decks also show up in Lorehold Legacies such as Archaeomancer's Map and Monologue Tax filling the Smothering Tithe slot of mana generation.
Decklist as previewed by The Command Zone podcast.
Prismari Performance (Commander 2021)
The Prismari Performance deck features blue and red colors to combine for some serious spell-slinging ability. The Prismari school of Strixhaven focus on chaining several spells together in a single turn, often times for great payoffs! While spell-slinging isn't a new strategy for blue and red decks, the Prismari Performance deck wades into different payoffs and ways to benefit from casting multiple spells per turn.
Decklist as previewed by Star City Games' Commander VS team.
Quantum Quandrix (Commander 2021)
Quantum Quandrix is the blue and green deck featuring several strategies to develop the deck. Several aspects of the deck dive into making large green creatures like Rampaging Baloths while copying those creatures with haymakers such as Rite of Replication. The deck certainly seems like a frontrunner for most powerful out of the box compared to the other decks in the set.
Quantum Quandrix was previewd by the MTG Goldfish YouTube channel.
Silverquill Statement (Commander 2021)
Silverquill Statment features white and black colors to show off some reanimation style cards, but also strong political cards like Cunning Rhetoric and Scholarship Sponsor to further bolster the white ramp abilities for all decks. The deck also features some strong tokens strategies like Inkshield to potentially generate an entire army in one turn.
Decklist as previewed by MTG Muddstah YouTube gameplay channel.
Witherbloom Witchcraft (Commander 2021)
Decklist previewed by Loading Ready Run's YouTube channel.
The final deck features the black and green colors in Witherbloom Witchcraft. The theme showcases less graveyard synergy than what we have come to expect from the color combination but brings back some focus on +1/+1 counters. This strategy is bolstered by the leading commander Willowdusk, Essence Seer and several other support cards to make sure creatures hit harder than they would when they first arrive on the battlefield.
The new decks for Commander 2021 surely will have players of the format buzzing for some time. Between some desirable reprints in cards like Hellkite Tyrant and the new cards debuting in Oversimplify each deck truly features something for everyone. Which deck has you the most excited? Let us know in the comments with what cards you're excited to try out in your existing decks as well!