Commander 2021 introduces five new Commander decks based off the colleges of Strixhaven. Whether you are new to the Commander format or a senior Commander player looking for new decks to play, Commander 2021 has something for everyone! This week, we will be taking a look at each of the new Commander decks and showing you how you can upgrade the deck to get the most "oomph" out of each of them!

Yesterday we helped Adrix and Nev double their classroom and crafted a lesson plan extremely mathematical, but today we will focus on something a bit more grammatical! If you enjoy wordplay, but want something grander, then you'll take a shine to our latest commander!

Breena, the Demagogue is a perfect commander for the person in your playgroup that is always politicking and taking control of a game even when they have nothing on board. While a lot of other politics cards focus on making it difficult for your opponents to interact with you, Breena gives your opponent rewards for attacking each other. Our goal is to use this to create a ton of chaos while also making sure we come out on top.

Game Plan

With Breena at the helm, we'll focus on building a "kingmaker" deck that gives out plenty of rewards to other players so long as they are attacking or targeting each other, rather than us. Instead of giving out these rewards passively, we want to set ourselves up to give our great benefits to those that follow our plans and thwart those that oppose us. Ideally, our plays will keep us from being the most threatening player at the table and we can set up in peace while our opponents destroy each other. Once our opponents have used up most of their cards attacking each other, we should be left with enough resources to land a killing blow on the remaining players and be crowned the victor.

Group hug and kingmaker decks can be a ton of fun, but you need wit and a bit of guile to be left standing at the end of a game. Now that we have a plan to win, let's see what cards we have at our disposal.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Silverquill Satement by Wizards of the Coast

'Silverquill Satement' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Commander

Market Price: $304.94

Cards

Magister of Worth

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.25

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Flying
Will of the council — When Magister of Worth enters the battlefield, starting with you, each player votes for grace or condemnation. If grace gets more votes, each player returns each creature card from their graveyard to the battlefield. If condemnation gets more votes or the vote is tied, destroy all creatures other than Magister of Worth.

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Ambition's Cost

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.20

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You draw three cards and you lose 3 life.

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Fracture

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.89

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Destroy target artifact, enchantment, or planeswalker.

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Debtors' Knell

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.93

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({W/B} can be paid with either {W} or {B}.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, put target creature card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control.

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Tainted Field

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.43

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}. Activate only if you control a Swamp.

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Gideon, Champion of Justice

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.74

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+1: Put a loyalty counter on Gideon, Champion of Justice for each creature target opponent controls.
0: Until end of turn, Gideon, Champion of Justice becomes a Human Soldier creature with power and toughness each equal to the number of loyalty counters on him and gains indestructible. He's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.
−15: Exile all other permanents.

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Elite Scaleguard

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.36

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When Elite Scaleguard enters the battlefield, bolster 2. (Choose a creature with the least toughness among creatures you control and put two +1/+1 counters on it.)
Whenever a creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it attacks, tap target creature defending player controls.

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Together Forever

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.37

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When Together Forever enters the battlefield, support 2. (Put a +1/+1 counter on each of up to two target creatures.)
{1}: Choose target creature with a counter on it. When that creature dies this turn, return that card to its owner's hand.

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Scholarship Sponsor

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.00

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When Scholarship Sponsor enters the battlefield, each player who controls fewer lands than the player who controls the most lands searches their library for a number of basic land cards less than or equal to the difference, puts those cards onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffles.

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Stinging Study

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.91

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You draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is the mana value of a commander you own on the battlefield or in the command zone.

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Selfless Squire

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.80

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Flash
When Selfless Squire enters the battlefield, prevent all damage that would be dealt to you this turn.
Whenever damage that would be dealt to you is prevented, put that many +1/+1 counters on Selfless Squire.

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Oreskos Explorer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.31

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When Oreskos Explorer enters the battlefield, search your library for up to X Plains cards, where X is the number of players who control more lands than you. Reveal those cards, put them into your hand, then shuffle.

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Deathbringer Liege

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $3.15

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Other white creatures you control get +1/+1.
Other black creatures you control get +1/+1.
Whenever you cast a white spell, you may tap target creature.
Whenever you cast a black spell, you may destroy target creature if it's tapped.

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Rogue's Passage

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{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}: Target creature can't be blocked this turn.

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Orzhov Advokist

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.22

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At the beginning of your upkeep, each player may put two +1/+1 counters on a creature they control. If a player does, creatures that player controls can't attack you or planeswalkers you control until your next turn.

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Victory Chimes

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Untap Victory Chimes during each other player's untap step.
{T}: A player of your choice adds {C}.

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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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Temple of Silence

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.29

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

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Spectral Searchlight

Market Price: $0.17

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{T}: Choose a player. That player adds one mana of any color they choose.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.24

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Duelist's Heritage

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.75

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Whenever one or more creatures attack, you may have target attacking creature gain double strike until end of turn.

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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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Exotic Orchard

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{T}: Add one mana of any color that a land an opponent controls could produce.

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Deathbringer Regent

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.21

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Flying
When Deathbringer Regent enters the battlefield, if you cast it from your hand and there are five or more other creatures on the battlefield, destroy all other creatures.

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Windborn Muse

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.62

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Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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Ghostly Prison

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.66

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Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.50

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Flying, double strike, vigilance, trample, indestructible

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Secret Rendezvous

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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You and target opponent each draw three cards.

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Bloodthirsty Blade

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Equipped creature gets +2/+0 and is goaded. (It attacks each combat if able and attacks a player other than you if able.)
{1}: Attach Bloodthirsty Blade to target creature an opponent controls. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Knight of the White Orchid

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.58

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First strike
When Knight of the White Orchid enters the battlefield, if an opponent controls more lands than you, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Oblation

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.32

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The owner of target nonland permanent shuffles it into their library, then draws two cards.

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Keen Duelist

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.68

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you and target opponent each reveal the top card of your library. You each lose life equal to the mana value of the card revealed by the other player. You each put the card you revealed into your hand.

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Curse of Disturbance

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.42

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Enchant player
Whenever enchanted player is attacked, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token. Each opponent attacking that player does the same.

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.24

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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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Study Hall

Market Price: $0.30

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}: Add one mana of any color. When you spend this mana to cast your commander, scry X, where X is the number of times it's been cast from the command zone this game.

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Incarnation Technique

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.81

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Demonstrate (When you cast this spell, you may copy it. If you do, choose an opponent to also copy it.)
Mill five cards, then return a creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Nils, Discipline Enforcer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.40

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At the beginning of your end step, for each player, put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target creature that player controls.
Each creature with one or more counters on it can't attack you or planeswalkers you control unless its controller pays {X}, where X is the number of counters on that creature.

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Mikokoro, Center of the Sea

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Each player draws a card.

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Barren Moor

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.20

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Barren Moor enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B}.
Cycling {B} ({B}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Sol Ring

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

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Utter End

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.72

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Exile target nonland permanent.

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Guardian Archon

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.95

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Flying
As Guardian Archon enters the battlefield, secretly choose an opponent.
Reveal the player you chose: You and target permanent you control each gain protection from the chosen player until end of turn. Activate only once.

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Orzhov Signet

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.43

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{1}, {T}: Add {W}{B}.

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Secluded Steppe

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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Secluded Steppe enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {W}.
Cycling {W} ({W}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Hunted Lammasu

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.17

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Flying
When Hunted Lammasu enters the battlefield, target opponent creates a 4/4 black Horror creature token.

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Martial Impetus

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.50

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and is goaded. (It attacks each combat if able and attacks a player other than you if able.)
Whenever enchanted creature attacks, each other creature that's attacking one of your opponents gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Vow of Duty

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.14

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2, has vigilance, and can't attack you or planeswalkers you control.

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Tempting Contract

Market Price: $2.75

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At the beginning of your upkeep, each opponent may create a Treasure token. For each opponent who does, you create a Treasure token.

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Fain, the Broker

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.14

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{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Put two +1/+1 counters on target creature.
{T}, Remove a counter from a creature you control: Create a Treasure token.
{T}, Sacrifice an artifact: Create a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying.
{3}{B}: Untap Fain, the Broker.

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Soul Snare

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.21

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{W}, Sacrifice Soul Snare: Exile target creature that's attacking you or a planeswalker you control.

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Boreas Charger

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.41

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Flying
When Boreas Charger leaves the battlefield, choose an opponent who controls more lands than you. Search your library for a number of Plains cards equal to the difference, reveal those cards, put one of them onto the battlefield tapped and the rest into your hand, then shuffle.

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Sunscorch Regent

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.54

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Flying
Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Sunscorch Regent and you gain 1 life.

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Tragic Arrogance

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.66

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For each player, you choose from among the permanents that player controls an artifact, a creature, an enchantment, and a planeswalker. Then each player sacrifices all other nonland permanents they control.

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Stalking Leonin

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.26

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When Stalking Leonin enters the battlefield, secretly choose an opponent.
Reveal the player you chose: Exile target creature that's attacking you if it's controlled by the chosen player. Activate only once.

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Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.43

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Vigilance, protection from creatures
Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, destroy that creature. Create a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying.

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Breena, the Demagogue

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $2.19

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Flying
Whenever a player attacks one of your opponents, if that opponent has more life than another of your opponents, that attacking player draws a card and you put two +1/+1 counters on a creature you control.

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Silverquill Campus

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.06

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Silverquill Campus enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.
{4}, {T}: Scry 1.

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Author of Shadows

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.18

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When Author of Shadows enters the battlefield, exile all cards from all opponents' graveyards. Choose a nonland card exiled this way. You may cast that card for as long as it remains exiled, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to cast that spell.

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Cunning Rhetoric

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.55

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Whenever an opponent attacks you and/or one or more planeswalkers you control, exile the top card of that player's library. You may play that card for as long as it remains exiled, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to cast it.

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Necropolis Regent

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.38

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Flying
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, put that many +1/+1 counters on it.

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Parasitic Impetus

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.59

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and is goaded. (It attacks each combat if able and attacks a player other than you if able.)
Whenever enchanted creature attacks, its controller loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Angel of Serenity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.34

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Flying
When Angel of Serenity enters the battlefield, you may exile up to three other target creatures from the battlefield and/or creature cards from graveyards.
When Angel of Serenity leaves the battlefield, return the exiled cards to their owners' hands.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.19

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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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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Coveted Jewel

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When Coveted Jewel enters the battlefield, draw three cards.
{T}: Add three mana of any one color.
Whenever one or more creatures an opponent controls attack you and aren't blocked, that player draws three cards and gains control of Coveted Jewel. Untap it.

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Felisa, Fang of Silverquill

Color Identity:B,W

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Flying
Mentor (Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature with lesser power.)
Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, if it had counters on it, create X tapped 2/1 white and black Inkling creature tokens with flying, where X is the number of counters it had on it.

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Bold Plagiarist

Color Identity:B

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Flash
Whenever an opponent puts one or more counters on a creature they control, they put the same number and kind of counters on Bold Plagiarist.

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Promise of Loyalty

Color Identity:W

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Each player puts a vow counter on a creature they control and sacrifices the rest. Each of those creatures can't attack you or planeswalkers you control for as long as it has a vow counter on it.

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Caves of Koilos

Color Identity:B,W

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}. Caves of Koilos deals 1 damage to you.

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Opal Palace

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity. If you spend this mana to cast your commander, it enters the battlefield with a number of additional +1/+1 counters on it equal to the number of times it's been cast from the command zone this game.

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Infernal Offering

Color Identity:B

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Choose an opponent. You and that player each sacrifice a creature. Each player who sacrificed a creature this way draws two cards.
Choose an opponent. Return a creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield, then that player returns a creature card from their graveyard to the battlefield.

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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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Combat Calligrapher

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Inklings can't attack you or planeswalkers you control.
Whenever a player attacks one of your opponents, that attacking player creates a tapped 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying that's attacking that opponent.

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Pendant of Prosperity

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Pendant of Prosperity enters the battlefield under the control of an opponent of your choice.
{2}, {T}: Draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield. Pendant of Prosperity's owner draws a card, then that player may put a land card from their hand onto the battlefield.

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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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Citadel Siege

Color Identity:W

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As Citadel Siege enters the battlefield, choose Khans or Dragons.
• Khans — At the beginning of combat on your turn, put two +1/+1 counters on target creature you control.
• Dragons — At the beginning of combat on each opponent's turn, tap target creature that player controls.

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Inkshield

Color Identity:B,W

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Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to you this turn. For each 1 damage prevented this way, create a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying.

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Orzhov Basilica

Color Identity:B,W

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Orzhov Basilica enters the battlefield tapped.
When Orzhov Basilica enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
{T}: Add {W}{B}.

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Out of the box, Silverquill Statement is set up as a group hug deck that can adapt to a mid-game strategy fairly easily. Once you've gotten what you needed out of your opponents, you have plenty of high mana value cards to play and start swinging at your opponents to keep them backpedaling.

The preconstructed deck list is full of "battle wards" like Windborn Muse and Ghostly Prison to keep our opponents from going after us, as well as several Auras that we can play on our opponents' creatures to further push them to attack one another. If our opponents ever get out of hand, we have plenty of equalizers that can wipe a majority of the board and leave just enough to not earn the ire of the other players.

The areas that white-black decks tend to struggle in are land ramp and card draw, but our starting deck list solve this with some of the new cards introduced in this deck. Scholarship Sponsor offers a way for white decks to gain some ramp by helping the players that are behind gain parity, while Keen Duelist offers card draw and life drain for a small cost of 1B. Cunning Rhetoric is a new rattlesnake enchantment that may find you begging your opponents to attack you so you can play their spells against them!

It would be incredibly impertinent, impudent, ill-conceived, and illogical of me to go over the new cards in this deck without discussing the new legendary creatures found in Silverquill Statement. Felisa, Fang of Silverquill is the Queen of Mean at the college and a great build-around commander for a counters-based strategy (and also my favorite card in the entire set!). Nils, Discipline Enforcer offers another battle ward that wards based on the number of counters on an attacking creature, but also buffs our opponents' creatures at the end of our turn so they can attack each other! The final legendary creature, Fain, the Broker, is known for being able to get his hands on anything as long as the price is right, and with his four activated abilities he can create whatever you need for a small cost.

This decklist performs well when it comes to walling ourselves off from our opponents and playing end-game bombs that can swing through board states and win games, which is great for the first few games you play with it! Our upgrades will mostly focus on improving our card selection, adding more ways to generate value while flying under the radar, and adding some solid game-ending cards that give our opponents little time to react.

Now that we've gone over our starting list, we can start making upgrades and make these preppy perfectionists prepared to pummel our.. 'pponents!

Lands

Black-White decks typically have trouble keeping mana open compared to some of the other colors, so we want to cut as many tap-lands as possible so we can always make the most out of our mana.

Taking out a majority of our tap lands will help speed up our early game and give us access to better mana during the turns when this really matters. Alongside speeding up our mana base, we also can play a few more utility lands like Field of Ruin that we can use to create parity between land bases and keep us in a favorable position with our opponents. Lands like Mikokoro, Center of the Sea and War Room help us continue to fill our hand during the turns where we have nothing else to do, and we can wait until the last moment to activate these effects to keep the threat of spells open on our opponents' turns.

Creatures

Our initial creatures offer a lot of versatility, but our upgrades aim to add more politics to our deck, improve our land-ramping, and give us stronger monsters at the top end of our curve.

Our replacement creatures bring a lot of value if they can stay on the board, but don't warrant enough attention that our opponents are going to want to immediately destroy them. Cards like Mangara, the Diplomat or Keeper of the Accord can generate a ton of value for us, but our opponents can dodge triggering them if they're capable, which usually means they won't want to remove them from the board if they're only hurting someone else. Selfless Glyphweaver is a budget-friendly version of Selfless Spirit, but has the upside of being a board wipe in the late game.

We'll also be trying to play a few cards that can trigger monarch so that we can get immediate value, then let someone take the crown to draw attention away from us. Being the monarch gives additional card draw at the end of our turns, but it is an incredible incentive for someone to attack, so making someone else the monarch and having Breena in play can make it incredibly valuable to attack anyone other than us.

The final type of replacement we made was adding in additional late-game creatures that can end the game for us. Baneslayer Angel is a powerhouse of keyword soup tacked on to a 5/5 creature for a cheap five mana. Shadrix Silverquill can become one-turn kill swinging with a few +1/+1 counters and gives out benefits to the other players in the game, making it a tough choice to kill him if it means giving up value that we can "promise" to anyone with a kill spell ready!

Noncreature Permanents

For noncreature permanents, we're going to be swapping some of our higher mana value cards for more efficient enchantments that can keep the heat off of us while we build up our board. Our stock list has a few artifacts with ways to generate mana for other players if they ask nicely, so we'll be keeping a lot of our previous list intact.

We've added two more monarch-focused cards, Marchesa's Decree and Court of Grace, to increase our odds of becoming monarch. Marchesa's Decree acts a 'rattlesnake' that can ward off 'go-wide' strategies, while Court of Grace can create tokens that can block for us whether we are the monarch or not.

To help push through attacks, we've added Basri Ket so that, once we have enough creature tokens on board, we can push an attack through and create enough new tokens to serve as blockers against any retaliation. Our final card, Kaya the Inexorable offers some versatility by being able to take out nonland permanents that our boardwipes can't touch (planeswalkers, enchantments, or artifacts) and can also get further value out of our creatures by returning them to hand when they die.

Instants and Sorceries

Since we've already added a lot of draw power into our deck, we can replace some of our expensive draw iwith cheaper removal, some protective spells, and an unsuspecting-player assassinating spell!

We have some room in our budget, so we can play some of the better removal spells like Path to Exile or Merciless Eviction that typically go unanswered in Commander games. Blot Out the Sky is a mass-Inkling creator similar to Inkshield, but there's no requirement other than enough mana. Plus, if we can get X to 6 or more we can also wipe the board of cards we might have a hard time removing otherwise!

Pact of the Serpent is an incredible ace to keep hidden as it can serve as a draw spell if we're running low on cards, but we have a few tokens on board. When aimed at our opponents, however, we can knock out any opponents that have tried to go as wide as possible (like those calculators over at Quandrix) by draining their life. Our strategy will likely create a few awkward board states over time, so having ways to break parity or beat our opponents in main phase 1 can be incredibly valuable to us.

We've made some changes and found our bliss, so now let's see the completed list!

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Silverquill Statement - Upgraded by Zach Herwood-Mussen

'Silverquill Statement - Upgraded' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Zach Herwood-Mussen

Event:

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Commander

Market Price: $351.86

Cards

Caves of Koilos

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.54

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}. Caves of Koilos deals 1 damage to you.

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Windborn Muse

Color Identity:W

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Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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Selfless Squire

Color Identity:W

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Flash
When Selfless Squire enters the battlefield, prevent all damage that would be dealt to you this turn.
Whenever damage that would be dealt to you is prevented, put that many +1/+1 counters on Selfless Squire.

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Stinging Study

Color Identity:B

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You draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is the mana value of a commander you own on the battlefield or in the command zone.

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Orzhov Signet

Color Identity:B,W

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{1}, {T}: Add {W}{B}.

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Angel of Serenity

Color Identity:W

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Flying
When Angel of Serenity enters the battlefield, you may exile up to three other target creatures from the battlefield and/or creature cards from graveyards.
When Angel of Serenity leaves the battlefield, return the exiled cards to their owners' hands.

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

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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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Coveted Jewel

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When Coveted Jewel enters the battlefield, draw three cards.
{T}: Add three mana of any one color.
Whenever one or more creatures an opponent controls attack you and aren't blocked, that player draws three cards and gains control of Coveted Jewel. Untap it.

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Ghostly Prison

Color Identity:W

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Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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War Room

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{T}: Add {C}.
{3}, {T}, Pay life equal to the number of colors in your commanders' color identity: Draw a card.

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Pact of the Serpent

Color Identity:B

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Choose a creature type. Target player draws X cards and loses X life, where X is the number of creatures they control of the chosen type.

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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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Martial Impetus

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and is goaded. (It attacks each combat if able and attacks a player other than you if able.)
Whenever enchanted creature attacks, each other creature that's attacking one of your opponents gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Kaya the Inexorable

Color Identity:B,W

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+1: Put a ghostform counter on up to one target nontoken creature. It gains "When this creature dies or is put into exile, return it to its owner's hand and create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying."
−3: Exile target nonland permanent.
−7: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your upkeep, you may cast a legendary spell from your hand, from your graveyard, or from among cards you own in exile without paying its mana cost."

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Curse of Disturbance

Color Identity:B

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Enchant player
Whenever enchanted player is attacked, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token. Each opponent attacking that player does the same.

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Benevolent Offering

Color Identity:W

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Choose an opponent. You and that player each create three 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying.
Choose an opponent. You gain 2 life for each creature you control and that player gains 2 life for each creature they control.

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Palace Jailer

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When Palace Jailer enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
When Palace Jailer enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until an opponent becomes the monarch.

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Vow of Duty

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2, has vigilance, and can't attack you or planeswalkers you control.

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Shadrix Silverquill

Color Identity:B,W

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Flying, double strike
At the beginning of combat on your turn, you may choose two. Each mode must target a different player.
• Target player creates a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying.
• Target player draws a card and loses 1 life.
• Target player puts a +1/+1 counter on each creature they control.

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Breena, the Demagogue

Color Identity:B,W

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Flying
Whenever a player attacks one of your opponents, if that opponent has more life than another of your opponents, that attacking player draws a card and you put two +1/+1 counters on a creature you control.

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Author of Shadows

Color Identity:B

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When Author of Shadows enters the battlefield, exile all cards from all opponents' graveyards. Choose a nonland card exiled this way. You may cast that card for as long as it remains exiled, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to cast that spell.

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Silverquill Campus

Color Identity:B,W

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Silverquill Campus enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.
{4}, {T}: Scry 1.

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Opal Palace

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity. If you spend this mana to cast your commander, it enters the battlefield with a number of additional +1/+1 counters on it equal to the number of times it's been cast from the command zone this game.

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Marchesa's Decree

Color Identity:B

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When Marchesa's Decree enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, that creature's controller loses 1 life.

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Custodi Lich

Color Identity:B

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When Custodi Lich enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
Whenever you become the monarch, target player sacrifices a creature.

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Felisa, Fang of Silverquill

Color Identity:B,W

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Flying
Mentor (Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature with lesser power.)
Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, if it had counters on it, create X tapped 2/1 white and black Inkling creature tokens with flying, where X is the number of counters it had on it.

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Cunning Rhetoric

Color Identity:B

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Whenever an opponent attacks you and/or one or more planeswalkers you control, exile the top card of that player's library. You may play that card for as long as it remains exiled, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to cast it.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Keeper of the Accord

Color Identity:W

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At the beginning of each opponent's end step, if that player controls more creatures than you, create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token.
At the beginning of each opponent's end step, if that player controls more lands than you, you may search your library for a basic Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Keen Duelist

Color Identity:B

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you and target opponent each reveal the top card of your library. You each lose life equal to the mana value of the card revealed by the other player. You each put the card you revealed into your hand.

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Scholarship Sponsor

Color Identity:W

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When Scholarship Sponsor enters the battlefield, each player who controls fewer lands than the player who controls the most lands searches their library for a number of basic land cards less than or equal to the difference, puts those cards onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffles.

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Selfless Glyphweaver // Deadly Vanity

Color Identity:B,W

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Exile Selfless Glyphweaver: Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

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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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Magister of Worth

Color Identity:B,W

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Flying
Will of the council — When Magister of Worth enters the battlefield, starting with you, each player votes for grace or condemnation. If grace gets more votes, each player returns each creature card from their graveyard to the battlefield. If condemnation gets more votes or the vote is tied, destroy all creatures other than Magister of Worth.

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Flawless Maneuver

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $9.23

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If you control a commander, you may cast this spell without paying its mana cost.
Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

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Parasitic Impetus

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.59

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and is goaded. (It attacks each combat if able and attacks a player other than you if able.)
Whenever enchanted creature attacks, its controller loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Court of Grace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.08

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When Court of Grace enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
At the beginning of your upkeep, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying. If you're the monarch, create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying instead.

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Inkshield

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $10.54

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Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to you this turn. For each 1 damage prevented this way, create a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying.

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Tainted Field

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.43

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}. Activate only if you control a Swamp.

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Soul Snare

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.21

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{W}, Sacrifice Soul Snare: Exile target creature that's attacking you or a planeswalker you control.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.19

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Sol Ring

Market Price: $2.12

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

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Baird, Steward of Argive

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.52

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Vigilance
Creatures can't attack you or planeswalkers you control unless their controller pays {1} for each of those creatures.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.24

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Mikokoro, Center of the Sea

Market Price: $1.89

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Each player draws a card.

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Knight of the White Orchid

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.58

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First strike
When Knight of the White Orchid enters the battlefield, if an opponent controls more lands than you, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Victory Chimes

Market Price: $0.34

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Untap Victory Chimes during each other player's untap step.
{T}: A player of your choice adds {C}.

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Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.43

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Vigilance, protection from creatures
Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, destroy that creature. Create a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying.

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Together Forever

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.37

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When Together Forever enters the battlefield, support 2. (Put a +1/+1 counter on each of up to two target creatures.)
{1}: Choose target creature with a counter on it. When that creature dies this turn, return that card to its owner's hand.

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Combat Calligrapher

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.61

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Flying
Inklings can't attack you or planeswalkers you control.
Whenever a player attacks one of your opponents, that attacking player creates a tapped 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying that's attacking that opponent.

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Duelist's Heritage

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.75

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Whenever one or more creatures attack, you may have target attacking creature gain double strike until end of turn.

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Fetid Heath

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $6.50

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{T}: Add {C}.
{W/B}, {T}: Add {W}{W}, {W}{B}, or {B}{B}.

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Arcane Signet

Market Price: $1.76

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

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Baneslayer Angel

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.50

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Flying, first strike, lifelink, protection from Demons and from Dragons

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Basri Ket

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.05

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+1: Put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target creature. It gains indestructible until end of turn.
−2: Whenever one or more nontoken creatures attack this turn, create that many 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens that are tapped and attacking.
−6: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of combat on your turn, create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token, then put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control."

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Brightclimb Pathway // Grimclimb Pathway

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $4.07

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Tempting Contract

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At the beginning of your upkeep, each opponent may create a Treasure token. For each opponent who does, you create a Treasure token.

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Field of Ruin

Market Price: $0.35

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Field of Ruin: Destroy target nonbasic land an opponent controls. Each player searches their library for a basic land card, puts it onto the battlefield, then shuffles.

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Rogue's Passage

Market Price: $0.26

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{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}: Target creature can't be blocked this turn.

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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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Mangara, the Diplomat

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $13.02

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Lifelink
Whenever an opponent attacks with creatures, if two or more of those creatures are attacking you and/or planeswalkers you control, draw a card.
Whenever an opponent casts their second spell each turn, draw a card.

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Vault of Champions

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $6.22

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Vault of Champions enters the battlefield tapped unless you have two or more opponents.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Isolated Chapel

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $5.58

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Isolated Chapel enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Merciless Eviction

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $2.80

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Choose one —
• Exile all artifacts.
• Exile all creatures.
• Exile all enchantments.
• Exile all planeswalkers.

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Study Hall

Market Price: $0.30

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}: Add one mana of any color. When you spend this mana to cast your commander, scry X, where X is the number of times it's been cast from the command zone this game.

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Incarnation Technique

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.81

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Demonstrate (When you cast this spell, you may copy it. If you do, choose an opponent to also copy it.)
Mill five cards, then return a creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Sunscorch Regent

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.54

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Flying
Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Sunscorch Regent and you gain 1 life.

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Elite Scaleguard

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.36

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When Elite Scaleguard enters the battlefield, bolster 2. (Choose a creature with the least toughness among creatures you control and put two +1/+1 counters on it.)
Whenever a creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it attacks, tap target creature defending player controls.

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Exotic Orchard

Market Price: $0.25

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{T}: Add one mana of any color that a land an opponent controls could produce.

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Blot Out the Sky

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $1.77

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Create X tapped 2/1 white and black Inkling creature tokens with flying. If X is 6 or more, destroy all noncreature, nonland permanents.

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Fracture

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.89

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Destroy target artifact, enchantment, or planeswalker.

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Nils, Discipline Enforcer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.40

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At the beginning of your end step, for each player, put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target creature that player controls.
Each creature with one or more counters on it can't attack you or planeswalkers you control unless its controller pays {X}, where X is the number of counters on that creature.

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Utter End

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.72

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Exile target nonland permanent.

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Spectral Searchlight

Market Price: $0.17

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{T}: Choose a player. That player adds one mana of any color they choose.

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Bold Plagiarist

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.82

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Flash
Whenever an opponent puts one or more counters on a creature they control, they put the same number and kind of counters on Bold Plagiarist.

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Promise of Loyalty

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.58

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Each player puts a vow counter on a creature they control and sacrifices the rest. Each of those creatures can't attack you or planeswalkers you control for as long as it has a vow counter on it.

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Fain, the Broker

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.14

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{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Put two +1/+1 counters on target creature.
{T}, Remove a counter from a creature you control: Create a Treasure token.
{T}, Sacrifice an artifact: Create a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying.
{3}{B}: Untap Fain, the Broker.

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Orzhov Advokist

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.22

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At the beginning of your upkeep, each player may put two +1/+1 counters on a creature they control. If a player does, creatures that player controls can't attack you or planeswalkers you control until your next turn.

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Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Silverquill Statement - Just the Upgrades by Zach Herwood-Mussen

'Silverquill Statement - Just the Upgrades' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Zach Herwood-Mussen

Event:

Rank:

Freeform (Casual)

Market Price: $96.53

Cards

War Room

Market Price: $4.88

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{T}: Add {C}.
{3}, {T}, Pay life equal to the number of colors in your commanders' color identity: Draw a card.

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Solemn Simulacrum

Market Price: $0.96

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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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Flawless Maneuver

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $9.23

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If you control a commander, you may cast this spell without paying its mana cost.
Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.91

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Basri Ket

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.05

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+1: Put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target creature. It gains indestructible until end of turn.
−2: Whenever one or more nontoken creatures attack this turn, create that many 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens that are tapped and attacking.
−6: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of combat on your turn, create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token, then put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control."

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Vault of Champions

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $6.22

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Vault of Champions enters the battlefield tapped unless you have two or more opponents.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Keeper of the Accord

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.59

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At the beginning of each opponent's end step, if that player controls more creatures than you, create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token.
At the beginning of each opponent's end step, if that player controls more lands than you, you may search your library for a basic Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Shadrix Silverquill

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $7.81

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Flying, double strike
At the beginning of combat on your turn, you may choose two. Each mode must target a different player.
• Target player creates a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying.
• Target player draws a card and loses 1 life.
• Target player puts a +1/+1 counter on each creature they control.

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Merciless Eviction

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $2.80

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Choose one —
• Exile all artifacts.
• Exile all creatures.
• Exile all enchantments.
• Exile all planeswalkers.

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Benevolent Offering

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.86

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Choose an opponent. You and that player each create three 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying.
Choose an opponent. You gain 2 life for each creature you control and that player gains 2 life for each creature they control.

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Palace Jailer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.17

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When Palace Jailer enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
When Palace Jailer enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until an opponent becomes the monarch.

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Baneslayer Angel

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.50

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Flying, first strike, lifelink, protection from Demons and from Dragons

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Baird, Steward of Argive

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.52

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Vigilance
Creatures can't attack you or planeswalkers you control unless their controller pays {1} for each of those creatures.

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Mangara, the Diplomat

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $13.02

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Lifelink
Whenever an opponent attacks with creatures, if two or more of those creatures are attacking you and/or planeswalkers you control, draw a card.
Whenever an opponent casts their second spell each turn, draw a card.

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Custodi Lich

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.99

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When Custodi Lich enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
Whenever you become the monarch, target player sacrifices a creature.

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Brightclimb Pathway

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $4.07

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{T}: Add {W}.

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Pact of the Serpent

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.96

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Choose a creature type. Target player draws X cards and loses X life, where X is the number of creatures they control of the chosen type.

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Blot Out the Sky

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $1.77

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Create X tapped 2/1 white and black Inkling creature tokens with flying. If X is 6 or more, destroy all noncreature, nonland permanents.

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Field of Ruin

Market Price: $0.35

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Field of Ruin: Destroy target nonbasic land an opponent controls. Each player searches their library for a basic land card, puts it onto the battlefield, then shuffles.

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Selfless Glyphweaver

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.31

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Exile Selfless Glyphweaver: Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

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Fetid Heath

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $6.50

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{T}: Add {C}.
{W/B}, {T}: Add {W}{W}, {W}{B}, or {B}{B}.

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Marchesa's Decree

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.88

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When Marchesa's Decree enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, that creature's controller loses 1 life.

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Isolated Chapel

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $5.58

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Isolated Chapel enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Court of Grace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.08

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When Court of Grace enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
At the beginning of your upkeep, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying. If you're the monarch, create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying instead.

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Kaya the Inexorable

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+1: Put a ghostform counter on up to one target nontoken creature. It gains "When this creature dies or is put into exile, return it to its owner's hand and create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying."
−3: Exile target nonland permanent.
−7: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your upkeep, you may cast a legendary spell from your hand, from your graveyard, or from among cards you own in exile without paying its mana cost."

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We're coming in a little under our budget, which means there is plenty of room for you to make any other changes to make the deck your own! Politics, group hug, and kingmaker can all be difficult strategies to pursue in Commander, because you not only have to pay attention to the cards you are playing, but also keep your opponents from attacking you or putting you at a disadvantage. This means that early targeting can wreck your game plan, but when it works in your favor, it can make for some of the best games ever!

For future upgrades, we will want to boost our mana base even further with fetch lands so that we can cut down to 36 lands and play a few more powerful cards. Our above list plays a couple of "budget versions" of cards that we can upgrade, but our main goal should be to add additional ways to end the board state. Because our strategy evolves from group hug or kingmaker, knowing when to switch to actively seeking to win can keep us alive and lead to fewer losses from overextending.

Up next, we will be looking at upgrading the Witherbloom Witchcraft deck, so be sure to check back tomorrow as we continue our series! You can find me on Twitter @thezachkattack where I talk about all things Trading Card Game, including some of the cards we chose not to play in today's article!