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Get An Instant MTG Commander Collection With Legends’ Legacy

Bladewing, the Risen

I love preconstructed decks. I’ll be the first person to recommend picking up just about any Commander precon, as they typically represent an exceptionally good time right out of the box. Today, however, I’m recommending Legends’ Legacy, the Mardu (Red, Black, and White), precon from Dominaria united for an entirely different reason than just enjoying the preconstructed play experience: it gives you an instant collection of potential commanders.

The theme for Legends’ Legacy, as the name implies, is legendary creatures. Every single creature in the decklist (which Wizards has posted up here) is a legendary creature, which means every creature in the deck can be pulled from the list and made into its own deck. This makes Legends’ Legacy one of the single best purchases if you’re looking to add potential Commanders to your collection, doubly so if you’re looking for a product that can help introduce someone to the format. Here, I’ll highlight one legendary creature out of each color combination and a few cards to consider for new brews with this instant collection.

Shanid Legendary Mardu

Shanid, Sleepers' Scourge

First, if you’re not into the face commander, Dihada, Binder of Wills, the deck has a spectacular alternative in the form of Shanid, Sleeper’s Scourge. Having a card draw engine in your command zone is amazing, and Shanid may actually be the better commander option out of the box. Adding more legends and legendary matters cards to the deck can further strengthen Shanid, and I would readily recommend it.

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Verrak Orzhov Life

Verrak, Warped Sengir

Unsurprisingly, the most interesting of the Orzhov legends in the deck is one of the new cards. Being able to double up on effects that you pay life for is great, as this often translates to getting lots of extra resources. In white and black, it’s also extremely easy to gain back life lost (with the commander himself already sporting lifelink) so this is an easy pick to recommend for its own deck.

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Bladewing Rakdos Zombies

Bladewing, Deathless Tyrant

If you’ve never created a horde of zombies, you’re missing out on an important MTG experience. Strangely, Bladewing, Deathless Tyrant is the first Rakdos commander to really lean into this theme (excluding some Tormod, the Desecrator combinations), and he does so explosively- making a huge pile of zombies as soon as he gets in the red zone. There are a lot of great cards to add to the zombie pile, so this is an easy recommendation as well.

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Bell Borca Boros Impulse

Bell Borca, Spectral Sergeant

While the newly printed Cadric, Soul Kindler is very cool, I actually think Bell Borca is the more solid Boros commander option out of this list. The temporary exile “draw” effect, known as impulse draw, is more than solid and Boros decks are often looking for ways to gain card advantage. Bell has you covered there, with some added synergy with assorted other “exile matters” cards that have been seeing an increasing amount of play, as well as any kind of top-of-library manipulation.

Passionate ArchaeologistWild-Magic SorcererVerge Rangers

 

Peregrine Colorless Copy

The Peregrine Dynamo

Colorless decks are not all that popular- their mana bases can be strange and their staples are often inordinately expensive (since technically every color can run them). Nonetheless, The Peregrine Dynamo is a new, friend-shaped Commander option that I’m excited to try. True, some of the best targets for his ability are… not at all friendly (everyone loves copying an Annhilator trigger… right?), but you at least look less scary plopping down the Dynamo in your command zone than an Eldrazi. 

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Captain Lannery Mono-Red Treasures

Captain Lannery Storm

There is a lot of stiff competition for mono-red options in the Legends’ Legacy list, but with current sets and design sensibilities in mind I think Captain Lannery storm is the best pull. There are so many ways to produce large piles of treasure, making the good Captain a massive threat- especially if you can give her any kind of evasion.

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Teshar’s Mono-White Artifice

Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle

While the new Zeriam, Golden Wind is cute, there is a better bird for you to run in the command zone out of this precon, and it’s Teshar, Ancestor’s Apostle. Mono-white getting access to graveyard synergies is exciting, and Teshar can do some ridiculously fun things while rewarding you for what you want to be doing anyway.

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Moira’s Menacing Mono-Black

Moira, Urborg Haunt

We finish this list with another remarkable new card, with Moira, Urborg Haunt. Getting to replay a creature that you sacrifice for value is something that Meren players will tell you is a satisfying experience, and Moira does it while getting in for commander damage along the way. With menace already attached, she is a solid option if you want to suit her up (which will also help her get in to keep her ability active) on top of looping sacrificial shenanigans.

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