Eternal Week-End 2016 Live from the floor - Quick Questions Commander 23 Oct 2016 News by: Arnaud-H

As the top8 approaches in the Duel Commander European Cup, we asked the players a couple questions about the format and the new 20-life rule !
 
Samuel Marti
Playing Titania, Protector of Argoth
 
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What is the best Commander right now ? Selvala, Explorer Returned
 
https://www.magicbazar.fr/images/cartes/conspiracy/selvala_explorer_returned.jpg
 
What is the best 2016 card for Duel Commander ? Nissa, Vital Force
 
What do you think about the new 20 life rule ? I like it, people can play more agressive commanders now.

What would you change to the current banlist ? Ban Winter Orb

Cool card or deck you saw today : a 5 color Slivers deck.
 
 
 
Jan Lenger
Playing Leovold, Emissary of Trest

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What is the best Commander right now ? Zurgo Bellstriker
 
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What is the best 2016 card for Duel Commander ? Leovold, Emissary of Trest
 
What do you think about the new 20 life rule ? I don't like it, it is very bad for control decks.

What would you change to the current banlist ? Unban Tasigur, the Golden Fang ; Marath, Will of the Wilds ; and Oloro, Ageless Ascetic because they are not that good with 20 life.
Also, ban Imperial Recruiter.

Cool card or deck you saw today : A Gitrog Monster deck.
 
 

Thomas Mechin
Playing Jenara, Asura of War

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What is the best Commander right now ? Jenara, Asura of War
 
What is the best 2016 card for Duel Commander ? Thought-Knot Seer
 
What do you think about the new 20 life rule ? Very good, because without it, you could abuse cards using life like Sylvan Library, Phyrexian Arena, Dark Confidant, etc. Also Bolt is not only a removal spell now.

What would you change to the current banlist ? Could be unbanned : Yawgmoth's Bargain, Mind Twist, Food Chain, Serra Avenger, Zur the Enchanter and Yisan, the Wanderer Bard.
Also, Skullclamp should be banned.

Cool card or deck you saw today : Leovold, Emissary of Trest + Timetwister !
 
https://www.magicbazar.fr/images/cartes/conspiracy_take_the_crown/leovold_emissary_of_trest.pnghttps://www.magicbazar.fr/images/cartes/collectors_edition/timetwister.jpg
 
 
 
Olivier Arnold
Playing Jenara, Asura of War

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What is the best Commander right now ? Jenara, Asura of War, even with the 20 life rule. Narset Enlightened Master, Jace Vryn's Prodigy and Titania, Protector of Argoth are also good.
 
What is the best 2016 card for Duel Commander ? I like Leovold, Emissary of Trest. Also the Kaladesh fastlands, which enable more aggro decks.
 
What do you think about the new 20 life rule ? We should have implemented it before, this is the single best thing that ever happened to the format !
- It makes the format faster and lets you play with a 50-minutes clock ;
- Removing the 21-general-damage rule makes the format more accessible to new players ;
- And above all, it makes life totals more of a ressource.

What would you change to the current banlist ? Maybe ban Titania, Protector of Argoth ; maybe unban Tolarian Academy or Treasure Cruise.

Cool card or deck you saw today : Gitrog Monster. If you have 8 cards in hand, you can cycle all your lands in cleanup step !

https://www.magicbazar.fr/images/cartes/shadows_over_innistrad/the_gitrog_monster.png
 
 
 
Alexander Loskoutoff
Playing Jenara, Asura of War
 
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What is the best Commander right now ? Jenara, Asura of War
 
https://www.magicbazar.fr/images/cartes/from_the_vault_angel/jenara_asura_of_war.png
 
What is the best 2016 card for Duel Commander ? Thought-Knot Seer
 
What do you think about the new 20 life rule ? I love it ! It allows more combat phases and let you play commanders from all 5 colors, even agressive ones.

What would you change to the current banlist ? Ban Gifts Ungiven, unban Treasure Cruise.

Cool card or deck you saw today : Nothing special.