We got some new commander goodies this weekend. I’m here right now to go over the new legendary creatures from the Jeskai flashback themed deck. This deck has four new legendary creatures: three of them are red white and blue, the last just red and white. So without further ado, here is what I think about the legendary creatures from Mystic Intellect.

Sevinne, the Chronoclasm

Sevinne, the Chronoclasm

As a Commander:

Sevinne is definitely meant to be a commander. The first card that comes to mind for me after reading this is Kess, Dissident Mage. I’m fully aware that Sevinne is not as powerful as Kess, but that being said, when done properly Sevinne’s static ability of copying the first instant or sorcery cast from the yard seems like it can be very easily abused. Cast something like Past in Flames or Snapcaster Mage and flashing back an extra turn spell.

Snapcaster Mage
Past in Flames

Just getting value from casting spells is really strong. On top of all that it has some built in protection. From very few relevant sources, but it is far better than nothing. I’m a big fan of Sevinne and can’t wait to see these decks around.

In the 99:

I don’t think that Sevinne was meant to be sidelined. I think the card was meant to be front and center, and with an ability like that, why play it anywhere but at the helm.

Elsha of the Infinite

Elsha of the Infinite

As a Commander:

Well, all right then. This card is pretty good. Easily the best new commander from this deck, Elsha is part Future Sight/Mystic Forge and part Vedalken Orrery/ Leyline of Anticipation.

Future Sight
Vedalken Orrery

On top of that Elsha has prowess, in case it wasn’t strong enough already. Any combo using the “Future Sight effect” works the same with Elsha. Sensei’s Divining Top and a cost reducer lets you draw your deck and make Elsha massive with prowess triggers. To me it seems like the deck is fairly linear, however I think this could be a real force to be reckoned with if some stax/control pieces are included in the build. As long as you have time to set up and some say in everyone’s board state, I think you have a good shot a running away with the game.

In the 99:

As with Sevinne, Elsha is not meant to be sidelined. The static abilities are too strong to be sitting in the ninety-nine. Elsha deserves the spotlight, without question.

Pramikon, Sky Rampart

Pramikon, Sky Rampart

As a Commander:

Well this card is a meme and a half. If you build this deck it will very much be a political and pillow fort style deck. Pramikon quite nicely synergizes with Mystic Barrier, which will make it so that nobody can attack when both are on the battlefield.

Mystic Barrier

It seems like a fun casual deck. Win with cards like Azor’s Elocutors, or some other slow win condition, or you can run cards like high alert for something a little quicker, but then you might as well play Arcades. This will be a similar deck, but with less wall tribal and more control. I actually like this card a bit, at least more so now than when I saw it first.

In the 99:

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Unless you are really struggling to find ways to slow down the game this should only ever be in the command zone.

Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero

Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero

As a commander:

We got another good boros commander. Gerrard seems to lend himself to an “eggs” style, bringing back little artifacts that you can use to draw a card or two and maybe generate mana. Then Gerrard dies, gets exiled, and they all come right back. Krark-Clan Ironworks is an all-star in this deck and so is Lion’s-Eye Diamond, but that’s expensive. I also realized that the card Obliterate works the way you want it to work. Blow up every creature, artifact, and land, including Gerrard, then Bam! Your board comes back and your opponents have nothing. No lands on the table will leave them struggling to catch up. I love this card, it seems like a lot of fun, and it is something rather new for the color combination.

Obliterate

In the 99:

I think Gerrard can fit into some of the other decks of this style, perhaps in a Breya deck. I’m not really sure where else I see him being played though.

So that’s what I think about the new legendary creatures from Mystic Intellect. I cannot wait to see what people come up with, and I cannot wait to play against all of these decks. I definitely want to know what other combos are out there that I didn’t mention and what you think, so let me know below.

Until next time.

Warper of Worlds

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