If you follow me on Twitter or Twitch, you might've noticed my new affinity for a different format: Commander. Commander is how I got my start in Magic before I started playing competitively. Currently, most of the world is still feeling the effects of COVID-19, with no in-person Magic events to attend. This had me searching for a way to play Magic and have fun in my free time, so I decided to dive back into Commander headfirst. 

I'm going to go through this article from the perspective of one of my favorite Commander decks: Damia, Sage of Stone

Why Should a Competitive Player Get Into Commander?

Are you dissatisfied with the state of your favorite format? Are you feeling burnt out on competitive Magic? Are you just looking for something new? Commander is a great way to satisfy the urge to play Magic while avoiding the other formats bumming you out. As a competitive player, you can use Commander as an opportunity to immerse yourself in casual gameplay or maintain your competitive streak while relaxing and hanging out with friends. The great thing about Commander is you can tailor your deck to what you are looking to get out of Magic and seek out like-minded individuals to play with—on MTGO, over webcam, or for the eventual return of paper tournaments!

I personally use Commander to escape competitive Magic because it has become my part-time job. I still love competitive Magic, but sometimes I want to just have fun with my friends without worrying about the stakes. Commander has become my go-to when I want to play Magic but am not enjoying any other competitive format in the moment. 

Picking Your Power Level

I've already touched on how Commander can be a casual outlet for the competitive player or how it can be another way to fuel competitive urges when other formats get too stale. This starts by picking the power-level of your deck. When you dive into Commander you might have people asking you what power level your deck is at. That can be a little jarring for someone just entering the format, and you might not know how to answer. 

For me, I like determining which power level I want my deck to be before I start building my deck. So how do you do that? Everyone's idea of "power-level" is subjective, and there are a handful of resources on the internet that give you a vague idea of each power level. That being said, I typically break up power levels into three broad categories; casual, mid-level, and competitive. Within each category there is still a lot of room for variation. I gravitate towards mid-level Commander decks, which typically fall between five and seven on a scale from one to ten. Without going into too much unnecessary detail, one to four involve casual decks with the goal of having fun. Levels five to seven up the power level on individual cards and can be competitive. Eight to ten are very competitive and often try to win the game around turn four. 

The power level of your Commander deck sets the groundwork for how you are going to build it. If you want a competitive deck, you would start to build your deck around a powerful Commander with mana accelerants like Mana Crypt and Mana Vault. You might include combos and"tutors" to assemble them, like Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Mystical Tutor, Worldly Tutor... you get my point. 

Choosing Your Commander

Sometimes people see a card and automatically know they want to build a deck around it. For me, I like selecting my color combination, then finding a Commander within those colors. My favorite color combination in all of Magic is Sultai, so naturally I wanted my first shot back at Commander to involve the best colors in Magic. 

Some people enjoy picking a theme before selecting a Commander, but I prefer when my Commander is an integral part of my deck. Therefore, when selecting my Commander, I go through a list of Commanders of certain colors until I find a theme I want to build around. In this case Damia, Sage of Stone was my favorite. 

Building Your Deck

Now that you have your power-level in mind and your Commander selected, you get to search through almost any card you can think of to add to your deck! One of my favorite parts about Commander is the card pool; you can essentially do anything you want with your deck. If there was a specific period of Magic you really enjoyed, you can fill up your deck with cards from that era. 

When starting to build my deck, I like to start with 40 lands, then trim down a couple based on how many mana accelerants I am playing. A good manabase is sometimes overlooked in Commander, but it truly is a basis for the rest of your deck, so I value putting time into making it right. After that, there isn't a real guide into how to build your deck because Commander is such an open format; it allows you to play Magic however you want. If you are looking for more competitive gameplay, there are more resources online for building competitive (cEDH) decks. Otherwise you can create your own deck, copy others' lists from online resources, or search for specific cards to slot into your decks on EDHrec or Scryfall.

This is where I eventually ended for my Damia, Sage of Stone list, which I'd put at about a seven:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Damia, Sage of Stone by Ally Warfield

'Damia, Sage of Stone' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Commander

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Cards

Eternal Witness

Color Identity:G

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When Eternal Witness enters the battlefield, you may return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Muldrotha, the Gravetide

Color Identity:B,G,U

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During each of your turns, you may play a land and cast a permanent spell of each permanent type from your graveyard. (If a card has multiple permanent types, choose one as you play it.)

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Mana Crypt

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At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, Mana Crypt deals 3 damage to you.
{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Narset, Parter of Veils

Color Identity:U

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
−2: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a noncreature, nonland card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Notion Thief

Color Identity:B,U

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Flash
If an opponent would draw a card except the first one they draw in each of their draw steps, instead that player skips that draw and you draw a card.

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Ramunap Excavator

Color Identity:G

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You may play lands from your graveyard.

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Nyxbloom Ancient

Color Identity:G

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Trample
If you tap a permanent for mana, it produces three times as much of that mana instead.

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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

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Castle Vantress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island.
{T}: Add {U}.
{2}{U}{U}, {T}: Scry 2.

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Island

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

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Each land is a Swamp in addition to its other land types.

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Sire of Stagnation

Color Identity:B,U

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Devoid (This card has no color.)
Whenever a land enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, that player exiles the top two cards of their library and you draw two cards.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

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({T}: Add {B} or {G}.)
As Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Misty Rainforest

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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The Gitrog Monster

Color Identity:B,G

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Deathtouch
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice The Gitrog Monster unless you sacrifice a land.
You may play an additional land on each of your turns.
Whenever one or more land cards are put into your graveyard from anywhere, draw a card.

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Mana Drain

Color Identity:U

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Counter target spell. At the beginning of your next main phase, add an amount of {C} equal to that spell's converted mana cost.

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The Mimeoplasm

Color Identity:B,G,U

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As The Mimeoplasm enters the battlefield, you may exile two creature cards from graveyards. If you do, it enters the battlefield as a copy of one of those cards with a number of additional +1/+1 counters on it equal to the power of the other card.

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Cultivate

Color Identity:G

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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Hythonia the Cruel

Color Identity:B

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Deathtouch
{6}{B}{B}: Monstrosity 3. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put three +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
When Hythonia the Cruel becomes monstrous, destroy all non-Gorgon creatures.

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Mystic Confluence

Color Identity:U

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Choose three. You may choose the same mode more than once.
• Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.
• Return target creature to its owner's hand.
• Draw a card.

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Living Death

Color Identity:B

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Each player exiles all creature cards from their graveyard, then sacrifices all creatures they control, then puts all cards they exiled this way onto the battlefield.

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Force of Will

Color Identity:U

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You may pay 1 life and exile a blue card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Counter target spell.

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Tatyova, Benthic Druid

Color Identity:G,U

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Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life and draw a card.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

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({T}: Add {G} or {U}.)
As Breeding Pool enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Seasons Past

Color Identity:G

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Return any number of cards with different converted mana costs from your graveyard to your hand. Put Seasons Past on the bottom of its owner's library.

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Ominous Seas

Color Identity:U

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Whenever you draw a card, put a foreshadow counter on Ominous Seas.
Remove eight foreshadow counters from Ominous Seas: Create an 8/8 blue Kraken creature token.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Deathrite Shaman

Color Identity:B,G

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{T}: Exile target land card from a graveyard. Add one mana of any color.
{B}, {T}: Exile target instant or sorcery card from a graveyard. Each opponent loses 2 life.
{G}, {T}: Exile target creature card from a graveyard. You gain 2 life.

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Acidic Slime

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
When Acidic Slime enters the battlefield, destroy target artifact, enchantment, or land.

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Field of the Dead

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Field of the Dead enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}.
Whenever Field of the Dead or another land enters the battlefield under your control, if you control seven or more lands with different names, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Forbid

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.58

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Buyback—Discard two cards. (You may discard two cards in addition to any other costs as you cast this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Counter target spell.

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Reliquary Tower

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You have no maximum hand size.
{T}: Add {C}.

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Rhystic Study

Color Identity:U

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Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may draw a card unless that player pays {1}.

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Drowned Catacomb

Color Identity:B,U

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Drowned Catacomb enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Cyclonic Rift

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $17.81

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Return target nonland permanent you don't control to its owner's hand.
Overload {6}{U} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Coalition Relic

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{T}: Add one mana of any color.
{T}: Put a charge counter on Coalition Relic.
At the beginning of your precombat main phase, remove all charge counters from Coalition Relic. Add one mana of any color for each charge counter removed this way.

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.31

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Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield tapped.
When Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield, exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Ob Nixilis, the Fallen

Color Identity:B

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may have target player lose 3 life. If you do, put three +1/+1 counters on Ob Nixilis, the Fallen.

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Nexus of Fate

Color Identity:U

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Take an extra turn after this one.
If Nexus of Fate would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Nexus of Fate and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.

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Demonic Tutor

Color Identity:B

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

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Verdant Catacombs

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Verdant Catacombs: Search your library for a Swamp or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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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 your library.
When Solemn Simulacrum dies, you may draw a card.

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Zombie Infestation

Color Identity:B

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Discard two cards: Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Temple of Malady

Color Identity:B,G

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Temple of Malady enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Malady enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Crucible of Worlds

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You may play lands from your graveyard.

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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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Sheoldred, Whispering One

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $17.22

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Swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, that player sacrifices a creature.

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Damnation

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $37.40

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Underground Sea

Color Identity:B,U

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)

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Gaze of Granite

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.22

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Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost X or less.

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Polluted Delta

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an Island or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Brawn

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.31

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Trample
As long as Brawn is in your graveyard and you control a Forest, creatures you control have trample.

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Temple of Deceit

Color Identity:B,U

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Temple of Deceit enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Deceit 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 {U} or {B}.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Temple of Mystery

Color Identity:G,U

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Temple of Mystery enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Mystery enters the battlefield, scry 1.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Damia, Sage of Stone

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $7.63

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Deathtouch
Skip your draw step.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have fewer than seven cards in hand, draw cards equal to the difference.

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)
As Watery Grave enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Grave Titan

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $7.70

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Deathtouch
Whenever Grave Titan enters the battlefield or attacks, create two 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens.

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Fact or Fiction

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.19

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Reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.

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Avenger of Zendikar

Color Identity:G

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When Avenger of Zendikar enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 green Plant creature token for each land you control.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may put a +1/+1 counter on each Plant creature you control.

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Nurturing Peatland

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $5.41

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {B} or {G}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Nurturing Peatland: Draw a card.

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Command Tower

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

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Tropical Island

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $380.00

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({T}: Add {G} or {U}.)

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Temple of the False God

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

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Rune-Scarred Demon

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.82

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Flying
When Rune-Scarred Demon enters the battlefield, search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Hinterland Harbor

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $6.91

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Hinterland Harbor enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest or an Island.
{T}: Add {G} or {U}.

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Waterlogged Grove

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $5.72

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {G} or {U}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Waterlogged Grove: Draw a card.

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Avatar of Woe

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.98

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If there are ten or more creature cards total in all graveyards, this spell costs {6} less to cast.
Fear (This creature can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)
{T}: Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.

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Wasteland

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Wasteland: Destroy target nonbasic land.

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Wonder

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.54

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Flying
As long as Wonder is in your graveyard and you control an Island, creatures you control have flying.

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Alchemist's Refuge

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $3.93

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{T}: Add {C}.
{G}{U}, {T}: You may cast spells this turn as though they had flash.

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Tamiyo, Collector of Tales

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.71

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause you to discard cards or sacrifice permanents.
+1: Choose a nonland card name, then reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all cards with the chosen name from among them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
−3: Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Lotus Cobra

Color Identity:G

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, add one mana of any color.

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Sylvan Library

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $58.50

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At the beginning of your draw step, you may draw two additional cards. If you do, choose two cards in your hand drawn this turn. For each of those cards, pay 4 life or put the card on top of your library.

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Kodama's Reach

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.23

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Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.15

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Windfall

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.62

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Each player discards their hand, then draws cards equal to the greatest number of cards a player discarded this way.

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Consecrated Sphinx

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $31.24

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Flying
Whenever an opponent draws a card, you may draw two cards.

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Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $0.40

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Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for {1}.)
{2}{G/U}{G/U}: Mill two cards, then return a nonland card of an opponent's choice from your graveyard to your hand.

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Pernicious Deed

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $4.80

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{X}, Sacrifice Pernicious Deed: Destroy each artifact, creature, and enchantment with converted mana cost X or less.

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Farseek

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.89

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Search your library for a Plains, Island, Swamp, or Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $38.22

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Gilded Lotus

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

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Sunken Hollow

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $1.27

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)
Sunken Hollow enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.

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Oracle of Mul Daya

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $33.79

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You may play an additional land on each of your turns.
Play with the top card of your library revealed.
You may play lands from the top of your library.

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Sol Ring

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

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Strip Mine

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Strip Mine: Destroy target land.

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Phyrexian Metamorph

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $2.64

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({U/P} can be paid with either {U} or 2 life.)
You may have Phyrexian Metamorph enter the battlefield as a copy of any artifact or creature on the battlefield, except it's an artifact in addition to its other types.

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Dryad of the Ilysian Grove

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $13.61

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You may play an additional land on each of your turns.
Lands you control are every basic land type in addition to their other types.

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Praetor's Counsel

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.01

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Return all cards from your graveyard to your hand. Exile Praetor's Counsel. You have no maximum hand size for the rest of the game.

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Tempt with Discovery

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.36

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Tempting offer — Search your library for a land card and put it onto the battlefield. Each opponent may search their library for a land card and put it onto the battlefield. For each opponent who searches a library this way, search your library for a land card and put it onto the battlefield. Then each player who searched a library this way shuffles it.

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Zagoth Triome

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $7.72

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({T}: Add {B}, {G}, or {U}.)
Zagoth Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Woodland Cemetery

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $3.68

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Woodland Cemetery enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Forest.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Bayou

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $305.00

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({T}: Add {B} or {G}.)

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Webcam Magic!

Most of my Commander play has been on Magic Online because of the convenience, but I really missed playing with paper cards and built two paper Commander decks for webcam Commander games. What is a webcam Commander game? Essentially, you just point a webcam or video-capturing device at a playmat and connect with other Commander enthusiasts on Discord, SpellTable, or another similar website. You can easily connect with friends, find people on twitter, or find people on numerous Commander Discord servers to pick up a pod to play any time. 

Commander is a great outlet for competitive players when they are feeling frustrated with a format or burnt out on competitive Magic in general. Commander can be tailored to whatever aspect of Magic you like, and you can play however you like. Commander has really helped me work through the times when I didn't want to play Standard or Modern but I still wanted to get my daily dose of Magic. The Commander community has been amazing, helpful, and welcoming of me every step of the way. I've gotten a lot of my friends into Commander, and it brings me a lot of joy when at a time when there is a lot of heavy stuff going on in the world right now.

If you want to watch me and my friends play some Commander games, I stream Commander on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM CDT and 5 tix Commander on Mondays at 7:00 PM CDT. If you are looking for some fun Commander games to join, feel free to pop into my Commander Discord server where you can connect with others for webcam or Magic Online games!

There's something for everyone in Commander, and I hope this gives my competitive friends out there a good starting point in this 100 card adventure!