It's official. Boros finally has its grips on me. I used to be the player that poked fun at Boros for funsies, but over time I've grown to really appreciate and love the color duo. My love affair started with Akiri, Fearless Voyager. This solidified into a full blown infatuation when Alibou, Ancient Witness came along. As time passed, I figured that I should finally settle down with a nice Boros commander that wasn't as cavalier as my previous two. This led me to Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer.

This heron-riding hero is such an interesting commander, dabbling in protection and aggressive damage. He protec, he attac, but more importantly… he is a Boros snacc. Your goal is to cast slews of damage-dealing spells to control your opponent's boardstates and move in for the kill in combat with your creatures and tokens.

Protec

Protection is beyond important to this list's strategy. While it may not be as flashy as your more aggressive spells, Rem's damage prevention is all that stands between you and an empty boardstate. Without him, your creatures will also fall prey to your damage sweepers.

However, Rem isn't the only form of protection. Protection comes in the form of making your things resistant to damage or outright indestructible.

Let's start out with damage prevention. As a deck builder, I always like to over prepare. In this case, that means running multiple instances of damage prevention. One example comes in the form of The Wanderer, who not only prevents noncombat damage but exiles creatures as well. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is infamous for her doubling of damage, however, her halving of damage dealt to you or permanents you control is equally as powerful. In a similar realm, we have Tajic, Legion's Edge, who instead of halving damage, prevents noncombat damage to creatures you control altogether!

Fogs are definitely an acquired taste, however, this list runs two fun spells that do more than just prevent damage. Deflecting Palm is one such spell. This instant creates some crazy "gotcha" moments, redirecting damage from a source to that source's controller. Our other spell is Comeuppance. This spell is such a fun way to prevent damage. In all honesty, it's essentially Deflecting Palm with extra steps, allowing you to redirect that damage to a creature if the source is a creature. Either way, I find it fits perfectly in this list.

Finally, we have Mark of Asylum and Light of Sanction. These two enchantments both prevent damage that would be dealt to creatures you control. With any of these out, even if Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer is in the command zone, your spells will still hit their marks, leaving your creatures untouched. They also protect your creatures from Pyrohemia, which otherwise gets around Rem's prevention clause.

Moving on, we have ways of making your things indestructible. In the event that you're unable to locate any of your damage prevention, I find that these spells work just as well in a pinch.

Starting out, you have Flawless Maneuver. While this spell is free if you have Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer out, three mana to make all your creatures indestructible seems like a pretty fair trade. Another such spell comes in the form of Boros Charm, which can allow you to more than just protect your stuff.

Now let's move on to one of my favorite spells: Akroma's Will. This spell is a powerhouse, allowing you to choose all the keywords listed on the card if Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer is out. However, the one keyword we care the most about is indestructible, baybeeeee.

Our final spell doesn't necessarily fit the indestructible title, but hits a different mark all on its own: Teferi's Protection. Your permanents phase out and you have protection from everything until end of turn. This spell is the ultimate form of protection… so Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer absolutely has to have it!

Attac

It's time to take a gander (pun intended) at Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer secondary ability. I love this ability because it's not overpowered. It simply increases damage that your spells deal by 1. This incremental damage increase adds up over time, turning harmless pings into board-wiping amounts of damage. This is the best way to control your opponent's boardstate and slowly dwindle their life totals down to lethal range.

Let's start with the fixed board sweepers, spells that deal damage to each creature on the battlefield. These can wipe out tokens and other weaker creatures, maybe a few larger ones as well. Your first large sweeper is the infamous Blasphemous Act. This beauty deals a massive 13 damage to each creature, increasing to 14 with Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer outside the command zone. Your next large sweeper is Hour of Devastation. This spell is potent because it eliminates indestructible until end of turn while dealing 5 damage to creatures and planeswalkers. Five damage alone is nothing to sneeze at, but when increased to 6, this becomes insanely difficult for your opponents creatures to survive.

Slag Storm

Moving on to the Bolt sweepers, we have Deafening Clarion and Slagstorm. These two spells normally act as a Lightning Bolt to each creature on the field. However, this damage increases to 4 thanks to Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer. Next you have the Shock sweepers, your damage sweeping spells that deal 2 damage to each creature. These spells include Fiery Cannonade, Flame Sweep, and Volcanic Fallout. These spells start out as Shocks which can be incredibly powerful against tokens and smaller creatures. However, these evolve into mass Lightning Bolts thanks to your commander.

Next you have your X sweepers. These are spells that deal variable damage to creatures or players. Due to the Sunforger package in this deck, there aren't many of these types of spells in this list.

Two of these spells are Earthquake and Rolling Earthquake, which allow you to deal X amount of damage to each creature and each player. Since Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer protects you, this damage only hurts your opponents and their creatures. Next is Subterranean Tremors. This spell gets more value the more mana you dump into it. Not only does it turn into a sweeper, but it destroys all artifacts, and makes you a large token as well!

The final X sweeper is Chain Reaction. While this spell doesn't have an X in it's cost, it deals X damage based on the number of creatures on the battlefield. This will most likely be your most massive sweeper, leaving your opponents defenseless and weak.

Your final forms of damage come in the form of direct damage spells, which Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer also boosts. Starting out you have Acidic Soil, which deals damage to each player equal to each land they control. A similar spell is Price of Progress, which deals damage equal to twice the number of nonbasic lands they control. With Commander being a land-intensive format, this spell is a major threat late game.

Arcbound

Next you have Electrodominance, which lets you cast something for free after dealing a heavy blow to your target, be that your opponent or a creature of theirs. Next is Arcbond, which acts as a sort of conduit. Once you deal damage to that creature, that damage is then also dealt to each other creature and each player. This is the perfect target for Electrodominance!

Your last piece comes in the form of Repercussion. This enchantment is similar to Arcbond, as it acts as a conduit between creature and player. This turns your sweeper spells into large instances of damage to your opponents, making it worth every penny!

Snacs

So we've tackled your protection and your means of control. Damage can only get you so far. Your creatures will have to put in the rest of the work in order to get you to victory.

Let's start with token-makers. Since this list runs so many instants and sorceries, we're also running lots of cards that create creatures whenever you cast those damage-dealing spells.

Young Pyromancer and Blaze Commando both make tokens when you cast instants or sorceries, and since this deck is full of damage-dealing spells, they'll be easy to trigger. Your final token generator is Hostility. While your Pyromancer and Commando can only create one or two tokens at a time, Hostility can dump bunches of tokens on your battlefield at a time. Since Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer ability makes Hostility even more potent, it seemed like a perfect addition to this list.

Next you have your big damage guys. These creatures are centered around dealing more and more damage. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is a perfect example, as she doubles the amount of damage to your opponents and permanents they control. Your next big damage creature is Chandra's Incinerator, which allows you to deal damage to a creature or planeswalker whenever you deal noncombat damage to an opponent.

Moving on, you have creatures like Torbran, Thane of Red Fell and Toralf, God of Fury which allow you to increase the amount of damage you deal and have your noncombat damage essentially transfer over. The final big damage creature is Neheb, the Eternal. While this guy doesn't increase your damage, he is able to generate a large amount of mana equal to the amount of damage you deal.

Your final creatures of import create a fun little side strategy for you. What if I told you that your damage spells are able to gain you life? Well, with Firesong and Sunspeaker and Radiant Scrollwielder, you can! These creatures give instants and sorceries you control lifelink. These turn pieces like Electrodominance and Acidic Soil into major instances of life gain, skyrocketing you to the top while harming your opponents drastically. When your deck is 90% damage, it seems almost ridiculous to not try to squeeze a little more value outta this strategy.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Explosive Honking by Chase Carroll

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

Created By: Chase Carroll

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Commander

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Cards

Increasing Vengeance

Color Identity:R

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Copy target instant or sorcery spell you control. If this spell was cast from a graveyard, copy that spell twice instead. You may choose new targets for the copies.
Flashback {3}{R}{R} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Arcane Lighthouse

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}: Until end of turn, creatures your opponents control lose hexproof and shroud and can't have hexproof or shroud.

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Boros Charm

Color Identity:R,W

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Choose one —
• Boros Charm deals 4 damage to target player or planeswalker.
• Permanents you control gain indestructible until end of turn.
• Target creature gains double strike until end of turn.

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Radiant Scrollwielder

Color Identity:R,W

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Instant and sorcery spells you control have lifelink.
At the beginning of your upkeep, exile an instant or sorcery card at random from your graveyard. You may cast it this turn. If a spell cast this way would be put into your graveyard, exile it instead.

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Boseiju, Who Shelters All

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Boseiju, Who Shelters All enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}, Pay 2 life: Add {C}. If that mana is spent on an instant or sorcery spell, that spell can't be countered.

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Fateful Absence

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker. Its controller investigates. (They create a colorless Clue artifact token with "{2}, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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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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Lightning Helix

Color Identity:R,W

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Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to any target and you gain 3 life.

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Spinerock Knoll

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Hideaway (This land enters the battlefield tapped. When it does, look at the top four cards of your library, exile one face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library.)
{T}: Add {R}.
{R}, {T}: You may play the exiled card without paying its mana cost if an opponent was dealt 7 or more damage this turn.

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Repercussion

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Whenever a creature is dealt damage, Repercussion deals that much damage to that creature's controller.

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Storm-Kiln Artist

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Storm-Kiln Artist gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control.
Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, create a Treasure token.

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Firesong and Sunspeaker

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Red instant and sorcery spells you control have lifelink.
Whenever a white instant or sorcery spell causes you to gain life, Firesong and Sunspeaker deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

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Wear // Tear

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Rolling Earthquake

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Rolling Earthquake deals X damage to each creature without horsemanship and each player.

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Past in Flames

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Each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost.
Flashback {4}{R} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Smothering Tithe

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Whenever an opponent draws a card, that player may pay {2}. If the player doesn't, you create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Subterranean Tremors

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Subterranean Tremors deals X damage to each creature without flying. If X is 4 or more, destroy all artifacts. If X is 8 or more, create an 8/8 red Lizard creature token.

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Lorehold Campus

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

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Light of Sanction

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Prevent all damage that would be dealt to creatures you control by sources you control.

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Young Pyromancer

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Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, create a 1/1 red Elemental creature token.

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Tajic, Legion's Edge

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Haste
Mentor (Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature with lesser power.)
Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt to other creatures you control.
{R}{W}: Tajic, Legion's Edge gains first strike until end of turn.

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Deflecting Palm

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The next time a source of your choice would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage. If damage is prevented this way, Deflecting Palm deals that much damage to that source's controller.

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Acidic Soil

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Acidic Soil deals damage to each player equal to the number of lands they control.

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Axgard Armory

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Axgard Armory enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {W}.
{1}{R}{R}{W}, {T}, Sacrifice Axgard Armory: Search your library for an Aura card and/or an Equipment card, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle.

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Tyrite Sanctum

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Target legendary creature becomes a God in addition to its other types. Put a +1/+1 counter on it.
{4}, {T}, Sacrifice Tyrite Sanctum: Put an indestructible counter on target God.

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Pyrohemia

Color Identity:R

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At the beginning of the end step, if no creatures are on the battlefield, sacrifice Pyrohemia.
{R}: Pyrohemia deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.

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Chandra's Incinerator

Color Identity:R

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This spell costs {X} less to cast, where X is the total amount of noncombat damage dealt to your opponents this turn.
Trample
Whenever a source you control deals noncombat damage to an opponent, Chandra's Incinerator deals that much damage to target creature or planeswalker that player controls.

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Teferi's Protection

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Until your next turn, your life total can't change and you gain protection from everything. All permanents you control phase out. (While they're phased out, they're treated as though they don't exist. They phase in before you untap during your untap step.)
Exile Teferi's Protection.

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Price of Progress

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Price of Progress deals damage to each player equal to twice the number of nonbasic lands that player controls.

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Blaze Commando

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Whenever an instant or sorcery spell you control deals damage, create two 1/1 red and white Soldier creature tokens with haste.

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Comeuppance

Color Identity:W

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Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you and planeswalkers you control this turn by sources you don't control. If damage from a creature source is prevented this way, Comeuppance deals that much damage to that creature. If damage from a noncreature source is prevented this way, Comeuppance deals that much damage to the source's controller.

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Mizzix's Mastery

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Exile target card that's an instant or sorcery from your graveyard. For each card exiled this way, copy it, and you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost. Exile Mizzix's Mastery.
Overload {5}{R}{R}{R} (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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Fiery Cannonade

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Fiery Cannonade deals 2 damage to each non-Pirate creature.

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Toralf, God of Fury // Toralf's Hammer

Color Identity:R

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Trample
Whenever a creature or planeswalker an opponent controls is dealt excess noncombat damage, Toralf deals damage equal to the excess to any target other than that permanent.

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Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer

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Flying, haste
If a spell would deal damage to you or another permanent you control, prevent that damage.
If a spell would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, it deals that much damage plus 1 instead.

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Hour of Devastation

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All creatures lose indestructible until end of turn. Hour of Devastation deals 5 damage to each creature and each non-Bolas planeswalker.

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Sunbaked Canyon

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {R} or {W}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Sunbaked Canyon: Draw a card.

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Arid Mesa

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

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Flying, first strike
If a source would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, that source deals double that damage to that player or permanent instead.
If a source would deal damage to you or a permanent you control, prevent half that damage, rounded up.

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Akroma's Will

Color Identity:W

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Choose one. If you control a commander as you cast this spell, you may choose both.
• Creatures you control gain flying, vigilance, and double strike until end of turn.
• Creatures you control gain lifelink, indestructible, and protection from all colors until end of turn.

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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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Geier Reach Sanitarium

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

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Blasphemous Act

Color Identity:R

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

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Pyromancer's Goggles

Color Identity:R

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{T}: Add {R}. When that mana is spent to cast a red instant or sorcery spell, copy that spell and you may choose new targets for the copy.

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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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Ghostly Prison

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.97

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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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Battlefield Forge

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.79

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}. Battlefield Forge deals 1 damage to you.

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Leonin Lightscribe

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.33

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Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $19.96

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({T}: Add {R} or {W}.)
As Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Generous Gift

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.54

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Destroy target permanent. Its controller creates a 3/3 green Elephant creature token.

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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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Flawless Maneuver

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $10.16

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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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Jaya Ballard

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.65

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+1: Add {R}{R}{R}. Spend this mana only to cast instant or sorcery spells.
+1: Discard up to three cards, then draw that many cards.
−8: You get an emblem with "You may cast instant and sorcery spells from your graveyard. If a spell cast this way would be put into your graveyard, exile it instead."

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Reiterate

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.85

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Buyback {3} (You may pay an additional {3} as you cast this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Hostility

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.17

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Haste
If a spell you control would deal damage to an opponent, prevent that damage. Create a 3/1 red Elemental Shaman creature token with haste for each 1 damage prevented this way.
When Hostility is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

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Electrodominance

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.14

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Electrodominance deals X damage to any target. You may cast a spell with mana value X or less from your hand without paying its mana cost.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Spectator Seating

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $5.53

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Spectator Seating enters the battlefield tapped unless you have two or more opponents.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Heartwarming Redemption

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.10

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Discard all the cards in your hand, then draw that many cards plus one. You gain life equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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Sunforger

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.43

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Equipped creature gets +4/+0.
{R}{W}, Unattach Sunforger: Search your library for a red or white instant card with mana value 4 or less and cast that card without paying its mana cost. Then shuffle.
Equip {3}

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Slagstorm

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.45

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Choose one —
• Slagstorm deals 3 damage to each creature.
• Slagstorm deals 3 damage to each player.

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Guttersnipe

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.17

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Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, Guttersnipe deals 2 damage to each opponent.

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Volcanic Fallout

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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This spell can't be countered.
Volcanic Fallout deals 2 damage to each creature and each player.

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Earthquake

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.97

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Earthquake deals X damage to each creature without flying and each player.

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Mark of Asylum

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.61

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Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt to creatures you control.

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Fury Storm

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $7.85

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When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you've cast your commander from the command zone this game. You may choose new targets for the copies.
Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Swords to Plowshares

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.03

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Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.

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Temple of Triumph

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.37

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

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Myriad Landscape

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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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Sol Ring

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

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Dualcaster Mage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.20

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Flash
When Dualcaster Mage enters the battlefield, copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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The Wanderer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.43

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Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt to you and other permanents you control.
−2: Exile target creature with power 4 or greater.

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Arcbond

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.31

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Choose target creature. Whenever that creature is dealt damage this turn, it deals that much damage to each other creature and each player.

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Fiery Emancipation

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $18.72

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If a source you control would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals triple that damage to that permanent or player instead.

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Needleverge Pathway // Pillarverge Pathway

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $3.25

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Jeska's Will

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $20.41

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Choose one. If you control a commander as you cast this spell, you may choose both.
• Add {R} for each card in target opponent's hand.
• Exile the top three cards of your library. You may play them this turn.

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Neheb, the Eternal

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $15.68

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Afflict 3 (Whenever this creature becomes blocked, defending player loses 3 life.)
At the beginning of your postcombat main phase, add {R} for each 1 life your opponents have lost this turn.

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Talisman of Conviction

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $2.86

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}. Talisman of Conviction deals 1 damage to you.

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Chain Reaction

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.24

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Chain Reaction deals X damage to each creature, where X is the number of creatures on the battlefield.

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Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.61

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If a red source you control would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, it deals that much damage plus 2 instead.

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Deafening Clarion

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.22

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Choose one or both —
• Deafening Clarion deals 3 damage to each creature.
• Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

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Flame Sweep

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Flame Sweep deals 2 damage to each creature except for creatures you control with flying.

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Esper Sentinel

Color Identity:W

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Whenever an opponent casts their first noncreature spell each turn, draw a card unless that player pays {X}, where X is Esper Sentinel's power.

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Thwac

Combos aren't always necessary, but they sure are nice to run… especially when they give you an extreme advantage in combat.

This neat combo involves only two pieces: Leonin Lightscribe and Fury Storm. All you need is a legal target for Fury Storm, and then so long as you've cast your commander before this, the Fury Storm copies can continue to target the card Fury Storm as long as you like. When you have Leonin Lightscribe out, this will infinitely pump all you creatures by +1/+1 until you decide to break the cycle.

This infinite magecraft trigger is the ultimate finisher once you've cleared the entirety of your opponent's creatures, leaving them open to attacks. This is also the case with Storm-Kiln Artist, though this generates infinite Treasure tokens as opposed to big creatures for combat. If you have both out, then that is just value at it's finest!

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Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer is the perfect example of a deckbuilding puzzle. At first glance, this legendary creature seems to be pretty weak on his own. He prevents noncombat damage and only increases your spell damage by 1. That isn't really a lot, and you still have to consider combat. However, when you take the time to parse out his abilities, you are able to find the perfect harmony between protection and damage. Rem's ability turns a lot of cards that have inherent disadvantages into advantages. He helps you break parity in cards that are counting on you to also lose resources when you cast them, turning them into powerhouses.