Today I’ll be giving you a quick take on each of the legendary creatures from the new sultai morph themed deck. There are three legends that are all three colors and one that is green and black. This is our first dedicated morph deck and it is pretty awesome, so let’s get started.

Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer

Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer

As a Commander:

                Kadena is pretty sweet. Providing you with the ability to cheat mana costs and draw a gross amount of cards is really good for a four mana creature. Your first morph each turn is free, which is absolutely bonkers. Notice I said each turn. Yeah on your opponents turns as well. Being able to cast creatures at instant speed is a great way to abuse Kadena’s static ability. The second ability practically reads “resolve a creature, draw a card.” Kadena is a strong commander, and I think it will a fun, powerful, and exciting deck to play.

In the 99:

                Kadena is the commander on the face of the box and I think that is appropriate. It was done for a reason. Kadena is the best commander from the box and that will not change. Kadena was designed to lead.

Volrath, the Shapestealer

Volrath, the Shapestealer

As a Commander:

                Volrath is pretty freaking cool. The -1/-1 counter triggered ability is really there to enable the activated ability. Being able to copy any x/2+ creature on the battlefield seems like a lot of fun. It seems like a deck built around stealing and copying, which is always fun and will lead to a different game every time you play the deck. Some creatures are better to copy than others, but regardless Volrath will be a 7/5 beater. So you can always do that. I like the card. I have no interest in building the deck myself, but I am excited to play against it.

In the 99:

                It is hard to put all of the three color commanders in the 99 because they are three colors. It greatly limits the number of decks where they can be played. That being said, any deck that is copying and stealing creatures in these colors at least would love this card. It is just a fun card in general.

Rayami, First of the Fallen

Rayami, First of the Fallen

As a Commander:

                I don’t like Rayami. To me the deck seems like its performance depends entirely on your opponents playing creatures with the relevant keywords. I believe that this is an attempt at a sultai Voltron deck using removal as the method to buff up Rayami. I’m not interested at all, but I may be missing something.

In the 99:

                No.

Grismold, the Dreadsower

Grismold, the Dreadsower

As a Commander:

                The deck is a token deck. If you are in a meta that is very token heavy Grismold could be really powerful, but unless you are immediately killing all the tokens Grismold generates you really might as well play Slimefoot. I think it could be an interesting group hug deck, but other than that I wouldn’t play it.

Slimefoot, the Stowaway

In the 99:

                In a group hug deck sure. In a token deck maybe, there are better options. Otherwise I don’t think so.

That’s what I think of the new legends from Faceless Menace. Let me know what you think about them, and let me know if I was wrong about any of these new commanders.

Until next time.

Warper of Worlds

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