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Sethabee (2 days ago)
I wanted to buy a Commander Pre-con that was White Blue Black. Four of the mentioned decks include those colors.
Evan Perry (2 days ago)
The first, and only, commander deck i bought was the 2017 draconic domination, and im glad i got it the week it was release, since it tripled in price
MageSkeleton (3 days ago)
is there an updated video on this topic?
Glen Dawe (3 days ago)
I have friends that straight up refuse to play against my Oloro Deck. Shame case it' my favourite commander deck I've put together, Maybe it has something to do with the Exquisite blood I've put into the deck... Also didn't know Plunder the graves was that good. Got it for Christmas last year and haven't really done anything with it.
Joshua Noon (6 days ago)
Subjective Reality any good?
Antonio Marino (6 days ago)
IMO, it's fun to play. If your goal is to win most games probably the best is nature's venegance. If your goal is just to enjoy the game and play some tricks on the others it's good. I'm not say it can win a game. But the easier to play (that wins the game) is the nature's one since it has a more straightforward strategy.
estamosfritos00first (11 days ago)
Just bought breed lethality for 45$. So happy
Sol ring in portuguese means sun ring
Bernd Lindeberg (1 month ago)
I got the Breed Lethality Deck for 34,99€ last year (from Commander Anthology)
Xander Gray (1 month ago)
hey prof, which one of the commander pre-cons is the best?
Kieran Berryman (1 month ago)
I have the Draconic Domination 2017 deck, and I find that it is much better if you swap Scion of the Ur Dragon in as the commander
Sam Bae (2 months ago)
“You can’t go wrong.” And then commander 2018 came out...
James Kuller (2 months ago)
Nothing in magic is good value. This is a real world game with microtransactions. The bigger your bank account the better your chances are.
Liis Luhamaa (2 months ago)
Because sol ring
David Brown (2 months ago)
Combine all the preconstructed decks into a mega deck that everyone can play.
brolygito (2 months ago)
Where can I actually get Mind Seize for 50 bucks? I can only find it on amazon for 75.... :/
#DJYOLO (2 months ago)
You say that the price is tough for atraxa 1 year later, I’m looking at tin street cards. They are selling it for that in Australian dollars. Must be a good deal
22potter5 (2 months ago)
In like October I picked up Japanese Atraxa precon for msrp from the Walmart website. They have Japanese versions of the other 2016 decks still available for msrp. (Not Atraxa)
Kevin Glaap (3 months ago)
can we get a remake? The prices are so out of date that it seems like the list is, too. I can get a breed lethality for half the price as Invent Superiority right now. :P
Tim Kongstad (3 months ago)
Damn braya is a amazing comander even im most into grave recution decks and mass self mill
NPDgames (4 months ago)
My friend plays oloro and he’s a dick
Jonny Rocket (4 months ago)
I was fully expecting " they will all let you sit down and play,.... With soul ring,... Because soul ring"
Nathan Paschall (4 months ago)
Dang. I saw a Google Shopping post for all five Commander 2016 decks for $120 and the website shows they have 1 left. I added that to the shopping cart so freaking fast but alas, it turns out it is put of stock.
CB SushiKiller (4 months ago)
min of like 120$ for all of these now :C
Mikeydmc1 (4 months ago)
I got 2 2016 deck at Target in a $30 random box
The Crimson Drummer (4 months ago)
I just got an Atraxa pre-con from the Anthology II set
gingervikingjesus (4 months ago)
*Umm, Professor, "almost" also counts in nuclear, biological, & chemical weapons!!* 🤣🤣
shoop (4 months ago)
1000th
Bruno Oliveira (4 months ago)
Hi everyone, if anyone is interested, I have 6 sealed decks, Breeding Lethality pt(portuguese language) to 89.99, If someone cares, just call me right here.
Matej Petkovski (4 months ago)
My friend found Atraxa's deck for 200 NZD in a box of 4 commander decks. So 50 each.
Osiris (4 months ago)
I am making a dark souls theme deck Does anyone have any recommendations besides Jelevea has Aldrich or Licia has a knight of Lothic
Nina Felwitch (4 months ago)
Yep, just bought Mind Seize for 50€. I'm excited to try it out.
Mark Fernandez (5 months ago)
I like the mind seize commander deck
Mini Monsters TCG (5 months ago)
I got the selesnya cats
James of the Wild (5 months ago)
Entree
[email protected] (5 months ago)
My FLGS actually makes their own precon EDH decks. It's great for new players, they're tuned and have so much flavour.
gl gameing (5 months ago)
השם בעברית?
Budakiel (5 months ago)
you don't word very well do you? aki? you mean akiri?
Budakiel (5 months ago)
yidris not eedris is a tier 1 commander
Dead Meme (5 months ago)
*commander 2018 drops*
GodsPerfectIdiot (5 months ago)
One year later: COMMANDER 2018
Marc Klein (5 months ago)
You need to edit this. You CAN now go wrong. 2018 decks are horrible.
Josh Swartz (6 months ago)
I would like to say that after prof said Command Beacon was in Plunder the Graves I immediately grabbed all of my commander decks and leafed thru them, check my sell histories and then even my Pucatrade ledger. Silly professor, Command beacon is in Swell the Host not Plunder the Graves.
Todd Russell (6 months ago)
No love for UrDragon?
No 2017 are like $70 each and $200 for all four
Mauricio (6 months ago)
Great tie
Mark Buchwald (6 months ago)
The best price in Germany for invent superiority is 99€ (120$). Just crazy :'(
treistan flagle (6 months ago)
I subscribed
Petero 2.0 (6 months ago)
2:10 que caja Commander anthology es?
Soetpotatis (6 months ago)
I think you should have mentioned Freyalise. That precon deck is wildly powerful and has immense synergy
Venomous Spider (7 months ago)
*And Sol Ring, Because Sol Ring*
FoodieQuinnster (7 months ago)
Has this list changed as of now?
matt thomas (7 months ago)
counterpunch and breed lethality are the only two i purchased new but theyre my favorites.
Alex Schwartz (7 months ago)
Where can I find any of these decks for near the prices shown?
Anthony Vilela (7 months ago)
Breya FTW, absolutely love my breya deck
Faith Treasures (7 months ago)
Love your videos... I might start getting into magic the gathering.
Roger Blasko (7 months ago)
Whay about kalia and animar
HIYGamer (7 months ago)
I was so happy when I was able to pick up the Prossh deck for an LGS for $28 CAD.
Dave Richards (7 months ago)
Daretti was my first. Still use it although i have been tweeking it since 2014.
TrueMansWorld (7 months ago)
Atraxa isn't the best, thrasios is lol
Jeff Cooper (7 months ago)
Breya deck is $150 on amazon now. I know this because I bought the Breya deck when they came out, put it to the side and never did anything with it, stumbled upon it a couple weeks ago and since it was un opened and pristine checked the value, nice return.
Ali Sutherland (7 months ago)
Love this dudes charisma and style.
Manuel Aguilar Tirado (7 months ago)
I'm so happy of getting invent superiority just recently for less than msrp (31.19), well the price was like that because I was buying another pr econ but still, really happy with that one and I'm in love with how well constructed the deck is for being an out of the shelf product.
FrostHammer 11 (7 months ago)
I love how he always slaps and flips products.
Anarchon D (7 months ago)
Too bad theyre twice that price now. Lol. Ill never be able to afford to be a decent magic player 😪
Raven Cross66 (7 months ago)
The decks are so much more now it's dumb
MaruderSlayer (9 months ago)
Just got myself Breed Lethality for about 40$ (commander anthology version). Gotta love EU prices :D And I love that they reprinted it
TheOneRandy (9 months ago)
almost all of these are over $100 now...
Reynare Nguyen (9 months ago)
What is better then breed of lethality or invent superiority ?
Henry Rogers (9 months ago)
Invent superiority is actually over $100
H4tM4st3r (9 months ago)
Hey proff? Which link do I click to sign up for the giveaway?
Roomy (9 months ago)
0:45 You're totally right. I had an idea to help out any new players to commander since the last mono-colored decks have become stupid expensive. Those planeswalker commander decks were the most important ones in getting a sizable collection of singles enough that I could finally go off the path and actually build new commander decks with new ideas. Black, White, and Green of those ones are practically must-buys not to play those specific decks, but because they contain SO many staples you can use. Imo they should do that again with lots of staples and value.
Joshua Fischer (8 months ago)
I believe they are with commander 2018
Joshua Fischer (9 months ago)
the main reason why breed lethality is $79.99 which is fine reason to rate the deck as low as you are is because Atraxa ALONE is at least when I last checked on retail was at least $68.00 and since then has probably skyrocketed in value strictly because of all of the absurd combinations you can do with her and I do not think I was affected by the price raise as I pre ordered all five commander 2016 decks from a retailer and put a $20.00 down payment on the box which wound only costing me $175.00 instead of possibly close to $300.00 so I think I lucked out and seized my moment at the right time
Dakota Bice (9 months ago)
Hey so I just wanted to say thank you for making videos like this one as they’ve helped me as a new player on a budget get good decks at nice prices and enjoy this game I’ve fallen in love with so thanks a lot
Jojo Stark (9 months ago)
Man. Im getting all excited for these decks then i realized i would have nobody to play with. Havent toucher MTG in more than a decade.
Domermac (9 months ago)
Play at 1.25 speed. You're welcome.
Brady Rhoads (10 months ago)
Which link is the one to win.
Ghetto Gormet (10 months ago)
That 4 deck precon sounds interesting indeed
SanzoMune (10 months ago)
disapointing that Derevi didnt make the cut. hands down one of the best commanders.
EclecticCamel (10 months ago)
Professor, what's your feelings on picking up one of these decks in Japanese if you can get it substantially cheaper than the English version?
TheOneRandy (9 months ago)
Well... can you read Japanese?
Thetruesithis (10 months ago)
1:07 I disagree, Kelameme fucking blows and I love R/W. Aurelia is my waifu
Haidyn W (10 months ago)
Mind Seize was the reason that I got as in to Commander as I did.
enri enri (10 months ago)
Hi, you will do another video like this with the 2017 commanders too?
Archea220 (10 months ago)
why do i feel like he is never wearing pants
J Solomon .Evans (11 months ago)
are the japanese precon worth the same?
To Release is To Resolve (9 months ago)
nope, you can buy them cheaper because less people know the language
Esther Arashiro (11 months ago)
Now with the 2017 commanders does this list still the same?
Grimryper2.0 (11 months ago)
I love invent superiority and use the akiri line slinger with silas
jonasz (11 months ago)
19:19 Breya ethereum shaper not sculpter
E Nigma (11 months ago)
Very informative
PaulpFiction (1 year ago)
This Island tie has my attention.
Oscar Amaya (1 year ago)
What commander deck do you recommend for beginners?
Gh0sT (1 year ago)
What should I replace True-Name Nemesis with?
jose armas (1 year ago)
power gungry (56 usd) now can be found at a lower price than entropic uprising(125 usd), breed lethality (200 usd), plunder the graves(85 usd), eternal bargain (85 usd)and invent superiority (150). the japanese version on the decks can be found for 50 buck tho. (except for breed lethality, it's 80 usd for the japanese version)
Robert Ortiz (1 year ago)
How many Pre-constructed Commander decks are their?
Dominic Montesano (1 year ago)
I have a friend who uses Oloro as their commander and runs Aetherflux reservoir (Artifact that says “Pay 50 life: Deal 50 damage to target creature or player”).
Jose Rafael Benavente (1 year ago)
Breya <3
Gaming Casualties (1 year ago)
i wanna get into magic. are there any like dragon decks?
Flakka Stunts (1 year ago)
Breya etherium sculptor?
PressePurée (1 year ago)
got breed lethalithy for 32€ it's not that expensive
Nukem43 (1 year ago)
Is it ok to use EDH decks against standard for just casual format? are there any cards i should remove from my edh deck? and is using 100 cards vs 60 cards break some rules or something? sorry new player here.
To Release is To Resolve (9 months ago)
Make a new deck with different cards. EDH only allows 1 of each card so the consistency is there. A standard deck can have up to four copies.
arkwelded (1 year ago)
the mana bases for all the precons are horrid, but ok if you play them against each pther they are not bad

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