What Commander Deck Should You Build for Your D&D Class? – Fighter

Fighter players in Dungeons & Dragons benefit from powerful melee abilities and combat buffs. They’re similar to barbarians, but have more dexterity. They’re considered in battle, picking their targets and placing their strikes. 

That’s not too hard to work with in Magic, compared to the druid. What we want are legendary creatures to be the commander of a deck of warriors. Not necessarily tribal warriors, but warriors in the broadest sense. People who go to battle and kick butt. 



To choose the color pair for this one, it’s hard to look past red-white. Boros gives us a ton of options which make sense as fighters, from Voltron builds that emphasize big damage, to righteous soldiers who live and die by the sword. 

Haktos the UnscarredJor Kadeen, the PrevailerTajic, Blade of the Legion

We’ll aim for the latter, looking to make a deck that maximizes the power of a fighter such as Haktos the Unscarred, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer or Tajic, Blade of the Legion. Each of them screams fighter from art to flavor.

Let’s start with Haktos. Modelled after Achilles, hero of the Trojan war and notorious sulk, Haktos is something of a loose cannon. He is strong and the protection ability he brings makes him annoying for opponents, but he’s a 6/1 and can just trip over smaller creatures.

Prowler's HelmRogue's PassageSword of Feast and FamineMask of Avacyn

Supporting his fighting skills with some artifacts and enchantments that help him push through blockers and deal bigger damage is ideal. Prowler’s Helm is an easy include, as is Rogue’s Passage in the mana base. Sword of Feast and Famine, Hedgewitch’s Mask and Mask of Avacyn all help Haktos get bigger and less vulnerable.

Gold MyrIron MyrFoundry InspectorSolemn Simulacrum

He’s still a bit of a liability though, so an artifact deck surrounding Jor Kadeen is much better. This feels more like suiting up a fighter for battle, and surrounding him with friends. Gold Myr, Iron Myr, Foundry Inspector, Solemn Simulacrum – he’s easy to build a small army for. You can take advantage of artifact synergies and…

Yes, we are getting away from the fighter class a bit, no thank you for noticing.

Tajic is just better, specifically Tajic, Blade of the Legion. One look at his art and you know this is a fighter. His flavor text says he’ll fight. He’s perfect. He also lends himself to fighting in a group, like say, an adventuring party.

Assemble the LegionFrontline MedicMobilization

Helpfully, he’s easy to build around and still flavorful. Assemble the Legion just adds more little fighters, Frontline Medic is your cleric in the party, Mobilization makes Tajic a better fighter and builds his party even more. You can keep adding to it with other fighters too, so you feel like your Commander game is pure melee combat.

Swiftblade Vindicator, Prava of the Steel Legion, Field Marshal, Blade Historian, Boros Elite, Akroan Hoplite, the list goes on and on. Fighters are easy to find, and easy to customize to match your vision of what a fighter is. 


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