Let's be honest, this is just another Hallmark holiday cooked up to sell cards. But you can forget about those kinds of cards, because the only cards you'll need to put a smile on that special someone's face are Magic: The Gathering cards!

Now's you chance to spend quality time with that special someone by playing a game of Commander. You can even bring in a third and a fourth too, if you are feeling bold.

Naturally, I'm going with a red-based deck for this article since this is the color of passion, fire, and impulsiveness. And It's easy to make everything red thanks to a recently unbanned Commander card—Painter's Servant.

"Roses are red
Violets are red
Everything is red
I activate Grindstone."

At the helm, we have Feldon of the Third Path as his lore carries an unfortunate yet romantic undertone. Feldon is a character that dated back to the early days of Magic. The basic premise is that he fell in love with Loran, an Argivian woman who eventually passed away, becoming the subject in his flavor text.

He attempts to build an automaton in her place, but soon realizes nothing would come close to replacing her. He can bring anything else back to life, but not his one true love. Following this tragic story, Feldon decides to utilize the synergy of both Grindstone and Painter's Servant in a sorry attempt to feel something.

Okay, that last bit may be fabricated but it makes for a good theme for a Valentine's Day Commander deck.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - A Valentine's Day Commander Deck by Emmmzyne

'A Valentine's Day Commander Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Emmmzyne

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Commander

Market Price: $261.47

Cards

Deal Broker

Market Price: $0.59

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Draft Deal Broker face up.
Immediately after the draft, you may reveal a card in your card pool. Each other player may offer you one card in their card pool in exchange. You may accept any one offer.
{T}: Draw a card, then discard a card.

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Phyrexian Triniform

Market Price: $2.66

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When Phyrexian Triniform dies, create three 3/3 colorless Phyrexian Golem artifact creature tokens.
Encore {12} ({12}, Exile this card from your graveyard: For each opponent, create a token copy that attacks that opponent this turn if able. They gain haste. Sacrifice them at the beginning of the next end step. Activate only as a sorcery.)

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Goblin Engineer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.28

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When Goblin Engineer enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an artifact card, put it into your graveyard, then shuffle.
{R}, {T}, Sacrifice an artifact: Return target artifact card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Chaos Warp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.19

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The owner of target permanent shuffles it into their library, then reveals the top card of their library. If it's a permanent card, they put it onto the battlefield.

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Panharmonicon

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If an artifact or creature entering the battlefield causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time.

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Quicksmith Genius

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Whenever an artifact enters the battlefield under your control, you may discard a card. If you do, draw a card.

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Chandra, Flamecaller

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.57

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+1: Create two 3/1 red Elemental creature tokens with haste. Exile them at the beginning of the next end step.
0: Discard all the cards in your hand, then draw that many cards plus one.
−X: Chandra, Flamecaller deals X damage to each creature.

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Gilded Lotus

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{T}: Add three mana of any one color.

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Nevinyrral's Disk

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Nevinyrral's Disk enters the battlefield tapped.
{1}, {T}: Destroy all artifacts, creatures, and enchantments.

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Gamble

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $16.61

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Search your library for a card, put that card into your hand, discard a card at random, then shuffle.

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Temple of the False God

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{T}: Add {C}{C}. Activate only if you control five or more lands.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Duplicant

Market Price: $0.37

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Imprint — When Duplicant enters the battlefield, you may exile target nontoken creature.
As long as a card exiled with Duplicant is a creature card, Duplicant has the power, toughness, and creature types of the last creature card exiled with Duplicant. It's still a Shapeshifter.

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Burnished Hart

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{3}, Sacrifice Burnished Hart: Search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Manascape Refractor

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Manascape Refractor enters the battlefield tapped.
Manascape Refractor has all activated abilities of all lands on the battlefield.
You may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to pay the activation costs of Manascape Refractor's abilities.

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High Market

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice a creature: You gain 1 life.

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Mind Stone

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Mind Stone: Draw a card.

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Scrap Trawler

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Whenever Scrap Trawler or another artifact you control is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return to your hand target artifact card in your graveyard with lesser mana value.

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Stalking Vengeance

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.86

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Haste
Whenever another creature you control dies, it deals damage equal to its power to target player or planeswalker.

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Myr Battlesphere

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When Myr Battlesphere enters the battlefield, create four 1/1 colorless Myr artifact creature tokens.
Whenever Myr Battlesphere attacks, you may tap X untapped Myr you control. If you do, Myr Battlesphere gets +X/+0 until end of turn and deals X damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking.

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Trash for Treasure

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.39

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice an artifact.
Return target artifact card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Blasphemous Act

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.33

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This spell costs {1} less to cast for each creature on the battlefield.
Blasphemous Act deals 13 damage to each creature.

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Cathartic Reunion

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.15

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard two cards.
Draw three cards.

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Kazuul's Fury

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Kazuul's Fury deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to any target.

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Inventors' Fair

Market Price: $6.34

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At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control three or more artifacts, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}, Sacrifice Inventors' Fair: Search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle. Activate only if you control three or more artifacts.

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Ash Barrens

Market Price: $0.44

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{T}: Add {C}.
Basic landcycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.)

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Mirage Mirror

Market Price: $5.48

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{2}: Mirage Mirror becomes a copy of target artifact, creature, enchantment, or land until end of turn.

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Evolving Wilds

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{T}, Sacrifice Evolving Wilds: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Feldon of the Third Path

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.49

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{2}{R}, {T}: Create a token that's a copy of target creature card in your graveyard, except it's an artifact in addition to its other types. It gains haste. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step.

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Hoarding Dragon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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Flying
When Hoarding Dragon enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an artifact card, exile it, then shuffle.
When Hoarding Dragon dies, you may put the exiled card into its owner's hand.

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Thran Dynamo

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{T}: Add {C}{C}{C}.

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Commander's Sphere

Market Price: $0.17

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.
Sacrifice Commander's Sphere: Draw a card.

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Spitebellows

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.13

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When Spitebellows leaves the battlefield, it deals 6 damage to target creature.
Evoke {1}{R}{R} (You may cast this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it enters the battlefield.)

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Kuldotha Forgemaster

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{T}, Sacrifice three artifacts: Search your library for an artifact card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Daretti, Scrap Savant

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.86

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+2: Discard up to two cards, then draw that many cards.
−2: Sacrifice an artifact. If you do, return target artifact card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
−10: You get an emblem with "Whenever an artifact is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, return that card to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step."
Daretti, Scrap Savant can be your commander.

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Painter's Servant

Market Price: $52.70

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As Painter's Servant enters the battlefield, choose a color.
All cards that aren't on the battlefield, spells, and permanents are the chosen color in addition to their other colors.

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Thousand-Year Elixir

Market Price: $4.63

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You may activate abilities of creatures you control as though those creatures had haste.
{1}, {T}: Untap target creature.

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Tyrant's Familiar

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.73

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Flying, haste
Lieutenant — As long as you control your commander, Tyrant's Familiar gets +2/+2 and has "Whenever Tyrant's Familiar attacks, it deals 7 damage to target creature defending player controls."

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Sandstone Oracle

Market Price: $0.09

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Flying
When Sandstone Oracle enters the battlefield, choose an opponent. If that player has more cards in hand than you, draw cards equal to the difference.

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Endless Atlas

Market Price: $2.88

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{2}, {T}: Draw a card. Activate only if you control three or more lands with the same name.

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Forgotten Cave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Forgotten Cave enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}.
Cycling {R} ({R}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Grindstone

Market Price: $26.07

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{3}, {T}: Target player mills two cards. If two cards that share a color were milled this way, repeat this process.

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Illusionist's Bracers

Market Price: $8.37

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Whenever an ability of equipped creature is activated, if it isn't a mana ability, copy that ability. You may choose new targets for the copy.
Equip {3}

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Lightning Greaves

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Equipped creature has haste and shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
Equip {0}

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Combustible Gearhulk

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.87

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First strike
When Combustible Gearhulk enters the battlefield, target opponent may have you draw three cards. If the player doesn't, you mill three cards, then Combustible Gearhulk deals damage to that player equal to the total mana value of those cards.

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Dwarven Mine

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.14

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({T}: Add {R}.)
Dwarven Mine enters the battlefield tapped unless you control three or more other Mountains.
When Dwarven Mine enters the battlefield untapped, create a 1/1 red Dwarf creature token.

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Solemn Simulacrum

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When Solemn Simulacrum enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
When Solemn Simulacrum dies, you may draw a card.

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Hedron Archive

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Hedron Archive: Draw two cards.

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Clone Shell

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Imprint — When Clone Shell enters the battlefield, look at the top four cards of your library, exile one face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
When Clone Shell dies, turn the exiled card face up. If it's a creature card, put it onto the battlefield under your control.

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Palladium Myr

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Faithless Looting

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.44

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Draw two cards, then discard two cards.
Flashback {2}{R} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Key to the City

Market Price: $0.23

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{T}, Discard a card: Up to one target creature can't be blocked this turn.
Whenever Key to the City becomes untapped, you may pay {2}. If you do, draw a card.

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Drakuseth, Maw of Flames

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.79

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Flying
Whenever Drakuseth, Maw of Flames attacks, it deals 4 damage to any target and 3 damage to each of up to two other targets.

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Inferno Titan

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.11

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{R}: Inferno Titan gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
Whenever Inferno Titan enters the battlefield or attacks, it deals 3 damage divided as you choose among one, two, or three targets.

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Zhalfirin Void

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When Zhalfirin Void enters the battlefield, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
{T}: Add {C}.

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Etali, Primal Storm

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.44

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Whenever Etali, Primal Storm attacks, exile the top card of each player's library, then you may cast any number of spells from among those cards without paying their mana costs.

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Darksteel Citadel

Market Price: $0.48

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Indestructible
{T}: Add {C}.

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Skullclamp

Market Price: $9.41

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Equipped creature gets +1/-1.
Whenever equipped creature dies, draw two cards.
Equip {1}

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Flametongue Kavu

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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When Flametongue Kavu enters the battlefield, it deals 4 damage to target creature.

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Cavalier of Flame

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.27

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{1}{R}: Creatures you control get +1/+0 and gain haste until end of turn.
When Cavalier of Flame enters the battlefield, discard any number of cards, then draw that many cards.
When Cavalier of Flame dies, it deals X damage to each opponent and each planeswalker they control, where X is the number of land cards in your graveyard.

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Myriad Landscape

Market Price: $0.24

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Myriad Landscape enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Myriad Landscape: Search your library for up to two basic land cards that share a land type, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Wayfarer's Bauble

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{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Wayfarer's Bauble: Search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Trading Post

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{1}, {T}, Discard a card: You gain 4 life.
{1}, {T}, Pay 1 life: Create a 0/1 white Goat creature token.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice a creature: Return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice an artifact: Draw a card.

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Goblin Welder

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{T}: Choose target artifact a player controls and target artifact card in that player's graveyard. If both targets are still legal as this ability resolves, that player simultaneously sacrifices the artifact and returns the artifact card to the battlefield.

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Ashnod's Altar

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Sacrifice a creature: Add {C}{C}.

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Fire Diamond

Color Identity:R

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Fire Diamond enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}.

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Terramorphic Expanse

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{T}, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Meteor Golem

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When Meteor Golem enters the battlefield, destroy target nonland permanent an opponent controls.

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Utvara Hellkite

Color Identity:R

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Flying
Whenever a Dragon you control attacks, create a 6/6 red Dragon creature token with flying.

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Arcane Signet

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Great Furnace

Color Identity:R

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Color Identity:R

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Haste
{T}: Create a token that's a copy of target nonlegendary creature you control, except it has haste. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step.

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Sundial of the Infinite

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{1}, {T}: End the turn. Activate only during your turn. (Exile all spells and abilities from the stack. Discard down to your maximum hand size. Damage wears off, and "this turn" and "until end of turn" effects end.)

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Caged Sun

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As Caged Sun enters the battlefield, choose a color.
Creatures you control of the chosen color get +1/+1.
Whenever a land's ability causes you to add one or more mana of the chosen color, add one additional mana of that color.

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Sol Ring

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Goblin Bombardment

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Sacrifice a creature: Goblin Bombardment deals 1 damage to any target.

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Outside of the obvious Valentine's flavor, the strategy uses artifacts and recursion to generate value. It's affordable outside of Painter's Servant and Grindstone, which remain expensive due to their limited print and Legacy application.

You can cut these out to keep costs down as you have other effective combinations to choose from.

Red offers a strong relationship with artifacts, with both Goblin Welder and Goblin Engineer allowing you to find whatever rocks and diamonds you need to get your plan going. Going further, you have new options in Phyrexian Triniform from Commander Legends. The artifact allows you to swarm the board with 3/3 Golems if you can recur it enough times. If you really want to be the centre of attention, running a Precursor Golem will surely get you attention from Judges. (It just might not be the good kind.)

To couple with the theme, you have various ways to discard your payoffs thanks to an old Modern flame in Faithless Looting. You read that right, I said old Modern flame, don't hold your breath for your darling to come back anytime soon. And if it does, it won't be as good as you remember.

You could lean further into the discard approach and run spells such as Thrill of Possibility and Wheel of Misfortune if you want guaranteed ways to have threats in the bin. There are ample ways to sacrifice your artifact creatures too such as Goblin Bombardment, High Market, and Ashnod's Altar so you can interact with your opponents while filling up your graveyard. You don't need Phyrexian Altar since the color mana payoffs are not essential, but it can be desirable if you want additional ways to sacrifice your artifacts.

There are so many cards that are compatible with Feldon of the Third Path, but the best is Sundial of the Infinite. With the Sundial, you can wait until the Feldon sacrifice trigger is put on the stack, then activate Sundial. The trigger will get exiled, meaning you keep the token artifact copy forever. It's not quite the same as having Loran around for Feldon, but it is the next best thing. You can add more combos if you wish with Mycosynth Lattice being an excellent consideration. By making everything in play an artifact, it allows you to take everyone else's permanents for yourself—especially if you have Hellkite Tyrant in play. With this, you can pinpoint the exact moment your opponent's heart breaks in two when you steal all of their permanents and win on the next upkeep.

As you are in one color, the lands are fairly inexpensive since the manabase features basics and utility lands that aid the artifact theme. If you want some filtering, you can add Prismatic Vista and other red-based fetches to mitigate mana flood.

Once you have assembled the Painter's Servant combination yourself, you may end up feeling the despairing loneliness that Feldon of the Third Path once felt as you Grindstone your opponents into oblivion. You may not deploy the combo every time, but it gives you insurance if the date is going on longer than you expected. The only drawback? You have to name red with Painter's Servant for flavor reasons. Naming red can symbolize love for your opponent or sheer anger from them instead, so you're covered either way.

And there we have it. Even if you aren't smitten with the idea of Valentine's Day, Feldon of the Third Path offers a fun yet budget approach to playing Commander. With that spare change you can buy yourself chocolate and flowers, as self care is the best kind of care. Red is becoming a powerful color within the format thanks to cards such as Jeska's Will and Dockside Extortionist. That makes this a powerful strategy to invest in that is only going to improve over time as more artifacts come into print. Remember, Valentine's is only for a day, but Painter's Servant is always red.