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The letter C!ommander has continued to grown in popularity over the past few months, and more and more local game stores have begun running Commander circuits of all varieties. The spirit of the format remains on the more casual side of Magic, but just about anything and everything can be done with it. In fact, a new variant of the format seems to be one in which a player can utilize two Commanders so long as they remain the same color(s). Recently, Devon Rule wrote about a Commander list taking advantage of this variant for GatheringMagic.com.

Both are interchangeable commanders in Devon's deck!

He decided to delve into the variant using the Golgari guild and its themes of duality: Life and Death. The original guild champion, Savra, Queen of the Golgari, has met her heir to the throne from Return to Ravnica in Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, and together, they set up some pretty nice situations. Jarad gets to throw away your excess guys for chunks of the opponent's life total while Savra makes that trade even more worthwhile, gaining you some life and adding a little board control to the whole process.

There are plenty of Yins to the Yangs in the deck beyond just the duo of Commanders, though. For every Soul of the Harvest, there is a Harvester of Souls.For every Creakwood Ghoul, there is a Sewer Nemesis. The list is all about the graveyard, though, remaining true to both the scavenge and dredge mechanics that Golgari has offered us. Of course, if you want to play this as a traditional Commander decklist, you could just choose one of the two commanders! To read more about the decklist or this variant on Commander, check out Devon's article.

Devon Rule's Golgari Duality
Commander – Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord & Savra, Queen of the Golgari (Variant Commanders)

Main Deck

99 cards

Barren Moor
Bojuka Bog
City of Shadows
Crypt of Agadeem
Dakmor Salvage
Forest
Golgari Guildgate
Golgari Rot Farm
Grim Backwoods
Mosswort Bridge
Overgrown Tomb
Polluted Mire
Slippery Karst
Spawning Pool
Svogthos, the Restless Tomb
Swamp
Tainted Wood
Tranquil Thicket
Twilight Mire
Unholy Grotto
Verdant Catacombs
Woodland Cemetery

36 lands

Acidic Slime
Corpse Harvester
Corpsejack Menace
Creakwood Ghoul
Creakwood Liege
Deadbridge Goliath
Doomgape
Fleshbag Marauder
Gatecreeper Vine
Ghoultree
Gleancrawler
Golgari Grave-Troll
Golgari Guildmage
Graveborn Muse
Gravecrawler
Harvester of Souls
Korozda Guildmage
Lord of the Undead
Mitotic Slime
Necrotic Ooze
Scavenging Ooze
Sewer Nemesis
Soul of the Harvest
Stinkweed Imp
Wall of Roots

25 creatures

Abrupt Decay
Attrition
Birthing Pod
Call to the Grave
Carpet of Flowers
Cruel Revival
Crushing Vines
Cultivate
Feast or Famine
Fecundity
Foster
Golgari Charm
Golgari Germination
Golgari Keyrune
Golgari Signet
Grave Pact
Greater Good
Grim Flowering
Grisly Salvage
Gutter Grime
Jarad's Orders
Life // Death
Life from the Loam
Life's Finale
Living Death
Necrogenesis
Necrogenesis
Ooze Garden
Perilous Forays
Plague Boiler
Plague Wind
Putrefy
Reclaim
Rending Vines
Sprouting Vines
Vigor Mortis
Worm Harvest

37 other spells

Vraska the Unseen

1 planeswalker

Sideboard
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
Savra, Queen of the Golgari

2 sideboard cards


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