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Ezuri Commander

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Elves are many Magic players' favorite tribe, but their fragility traditionally keeps them out of the Commander arena. Nothing makes the life of an elf harder than countless board sweepers and accelerated monsters thrown down by five other players! Still, that didn't stop Commander deck doctor Sean McKeown. When a reader wrote in with an Ezuri Commander deck, Sean was up for the challenge.

By tweaking the deck and moving it away from the swarm strategy so many elf players try to employ, Sean helped make this deck a little more multiplayer friendly. Dealing 40 damage to multiple players quickly is a doomed strategy for Commander, and so by tweaking the deck to play for the long game instead of exploding at the start, Sean crafted something better tuned to your average Commander group.

This deck slowly builds up, accruing small advantages with a bunch of 1/1s. But as the game draws on, it positions itself to have plenty of gas left for the late game. After everyone else has thrown around resources battling each other's monstrous threats, your elves will be in the perfect position to strike!

What inspiration and wisdom can you draw from this deck-doctoring exercise? Check out Sean's article for plenty of great Commander lessons and deck-building advice for one of Magic's most beloved tribes. Check out his final decklist below!

Sean Mckeown's Ezuri Commander
Commander

Main Deck

100 cards

Commander
Deserted Temple
24  Forest
Gaea's Cradle
Mosswort Bridge
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
Reliquary Tower
Wirewood Lodge
Yavimaya Hollow

31 lands

Adaptive Automaton
Arbor Elf
Boreal Druid
Caller of the Claw
Civic Wayfinder
Copperhorn Scout
Devoted Druid
Elvish Archdruid
Elvish Champion
Elvish Harbinger
Elvish Visionary
Ezuri, Renegade Leader
Farhaven Elf
Fauna Shaman
Fyndhorn Elves
Heritage Druid
Immaculate Magistrate
Imperious Perfect
Joraga Treespeaker
Joraga Warcaller
Kaysa
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
Llanowar Elves
Lys Alana Huntmaster
Masked Admirers
Mul Daya Channelers
Nettle Sentinel
Oracle of Mul Daya
Priest of Titania
Quirion Ranger
Regal Force
Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary
Seeker of Skybreak
Skyshroud Ranger
Sylvan Messenger
Sylvan Ranger
Viridian Zealot
Wirewood Herald
Wirewood Hivemaster
Wirewood Symbiote
Wood Elves

41 creatures

Asceticism
Caged Sun
Chord of Calling
Coat of Arms
Concordant Crossroads
Crop Rotation
Elvish Guidance
Elvish Promenade
Gauntlet of Power
Genesis Wave
Glimpse of Nature
Greater Good
Green Sun's Zenith
Grim Flowering
Harmonize
Lurking Predators
Memory Jar
Praetor's Counsel
Primal Command
Slate of Ancestry
Summoner's Pact
Survival of the Fittest
Sylvan Library
Sylvan Scrying
Sylvan Tutor
Triumph of the Hordes
Wild Pair
Worldly Tutor

28 other spells

Ezuri, Renegade Leader

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