Five-Color Legends with Jodah, the Unifier! – MTG Commander Showcase

The most popular new commander to emerge from both Dominaria United and Dominaria United Commander has been, by quite a margin, Jodah, the Unifier. According to EDHRec, he’s head and shoulders above any other legendary creature from the most recent release, and I suppose it makes sense: people love five-color decks, and people also love powerful legends. 

Jodah, the Unifier

Jodah allows you to play with both, and that’s just what MaNaFGC is ready to do with this list. Jodah wants you to play as many legends as possible, and rewards you richly for doing so – but it’s not just legendary creatures that fill out this list, oh no. Jodah’s second ability doesn’t say anything about creatures, and this list is out to make the most of that fact. 



Five-Color Legends by MaNaFGC

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Of course, there still is a huge contingent of legendary creatures, as you would expect. What I like about this list is that while there are some generically powerful, expensive legends like Etali, Primal Storm and Maelstrom Wanderer, the legends suite has been specifically tuned with cheap legends to fill out the curve, give Jodah’s cascade ability plenty of hits, and also bolster the whole legends-matter theme with judiciously chosen creatures.

Vega, the WatcherReki, the History of KamigawaCaptain SisayEsika, God of the Tree // The Prismatic Bridge

Creatures such as, for instance, Vega, the Watcher – Vega triggers whenever Jodah cascades into something, and draws you cards along with Reki, the History of Kamigawa. Then there’s Captain Sisay, who acts as a repeatable tutor for half your deck, or Esika, God of the Tree, who turns all your smaller legends into mana dorks to power out the big ones. Teshar reanimates creatures, Shanid gives them menace, Kethis makes them cheaper… this deck goes very deep on legends-matter synergies. 

Urza's Ruinous BlastPrimevals' Glorious Rebirth

It doesn’t stop with just creatures, however. Several legendary sorceries work magnificently in this deck, most notably Urza’s Ruinous Blast, which will be close enough to a Plague Wind in most situations (without killing opposing commanders, of course). All these legendary sorceries also trigger Jodah, so when you cast a Primevals’ Glorious Rebirth, you don’t just get your graveyard back – you get something fresh off the top, as well. 

Instrument of the BardsMox AmberAvacyn's Memorial

Finally, there are some legendary noncreature permanents that work very well with Jodah. Instrument of the Bards gives Saffi Eriksdotter something to cascade into, while it itself can cascade into Mox Amber. Avacyn’s Memorial is also perfect in this list – not only does it make your team indestructible, but also triggers Jodah on its way down. 

Void RendAnguished UnmakingBoros Charm

To round out the deck, there are all the very best pieces of interaction on offer across all five colors: why wouldn’t you play them given your mana is set up to support them? Void Rend, Anguished Unmaking, even Boros Charm to “counter” a sweeper – this list isn’t short on ways to disrupt your opponents. 

Playing five colors is a lot of fun, and if Jodah goes unanswered he’ll quickly build out an absurdly powerful board of legends that will demand immediate answers from the table. There’s a very good reason Jodah is the most popular commander from Dominaria United!


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