Wilds of Eldraine Commander
This article is part of our community-sourced Set Prospective series. We survey Cube designers before the set’s official release to document their first impressions of new cards.
Wilds of Eldraine Commander’s 28 brand-new cards may not be legal in Standard, but Cube has no such qualms. Our 56 respondents are testing a median of 1.5 cards and have assigned a abnormally high average rating of 6.4. Like most Commander sets, there’s less interest from Cube owners than for the main set, but those who didn’t judge this fairy tale by its cover found plenty to love.
|Court of Garenbrig||32.1%||7.3|
|Court of Locthwain||19.6%||7.9|
|Court of Ardenvale||17.9%||5.9|
|Court of Embereth||17.9%||6.7|
|Gylwain, Casting Director||12.5%||6.0|
|Brenard, Ginger Sculptor||7.1%||5.1|
|Court of Vantress||7.1%||7.1|
Single Card Discussion
The two cards tied for Wilds Commander’s most popular are both Green -drops with unique abilities.
Court of Garenbrig can easily be accelerated out for a Turn 2 Monarchy, offering a new spin on a mechanic that is often popular with multiplayer and/or high-power cubes. For this handful of respondents, the power is obvious, evinced by the high average rating of 7.3.
Loamcrafter Faun, meanwhile, isn’t too subtle with its synergistic callback. This value creature offers an on-rate body, meaning the drafter doesn’t pay through the nose for the promise of novel gameplay.
Many reprints for these Commander decks center around Aura-matters and Faerie-matters synergies, so cubes with these themes will want to scour the lists for cheap pickups! Some options may even sport brand-new art in WOC, such as Kor Spiritdancer.
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