The Wilds of Eldraine arrives very soon. It will go live on Arena less than a day after this post goes up. And I’ve looked over every single card, made a list of the best thirty or so, and then narrowed it down to only ten.
Time for the second, much more powerful of the Historic Brawl decks I promised: Elf Ball. A deck that seeks to overrun the opponent with lots of creatures pumped to absurd power by Craterhoof Behemoth.
In the LOTR set, there’s perhaps no commander more demanding of someone to build around than Tom Bombadil. His abilities outline what sort of deck he needs to go in, and his color identity gives you access to every saga in the game. And, if you’re like me, you likely went to go see what sagas you had on Arena, put them all into a list with a few tutors and support cards, and rushed off to play. And then you got slapped into the ground by more aggressive or streamlined decks.
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As promised, so delivered. We’ve spent quite a while looking over the best LOTR cards for Historic Brawl, and now we’re back at it for another round. I’ve spent a lot of time playing with these cards, trying them out in different contexts, and I’ve found the ten off my original list I believe to be best in the entire set for Historic Brawl.
The LOTR set has been out for a while, and millions of Historic Brawl games have likely been played. Personally, I’ve easily played more than a hundred. And LOTR has been an utter joy the whole time, with most mechanics turning out to be a slam dunk.
And here we are, back again. Almost through the list, and in this part, things get even more powerful. In the time it’s taken to write/edit this article, one card on this list has been such a source of contention it might be banned in Commander by the time you read this.
Welcome back! We took a brief break for a topical movie review, but we still have tons of LOTR cards to explore. This multi-part article series has two more entries after this one, and we’ve not even gotten to some of the most powerful cards the set offers.
I literally don’t have the time to build every Historic Brawl deck I would love to try. These new LOTR cards are a brewer’s paradise.
Hello, all my fellow nerds! For some people, two of their favorite fantasy properties just met. And, even for people like me who don’t understand all the LOTR references sprinkled throughout, this new set is still a ton of fun. Because these cards are so strong. Without Standard to worry about, the designers went wild with the power level. Historic, Commander, and Modern are already changing as people brew and find busted LOTR interactions. But, for this article, I’m bringing things to Historic Brawl.
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