Almost every long-term Magic player has played a “token” deck at some point. Maybe it’s our token goblin deck, maybe our token elf deck, or even a token…token deck. Tokens have been a dynamic of the game since the beginning. Having played before Player Rewards, I can say tokens have come a long way from the coins or sharpied backs of cards we used to use.
That’s what we’re looking at here. Just a good multiplayer casual Commander/EDH Token Deck. No infinite combos, no absurd, broken, busted interactions, just a crap ton of guys that aren’t creature spells. At the helm of our list we have Trostani, Selesnya’s Voice. To me her name sounds more like a fine Italian pasta dish. Well my friends, with her abilities you’ll have more than your fill of pasta…I mean life and guys.
My current list is as follows:
Commander Selesnya Tokens by Julian Biondillo
So as I mentioned before this is truly a multiplayer-geared Commander/EDH list. If you’re looking to play it one on one, which I highly discourage for any deck in the Commander format, you’re more than likely not going to have much fun.
The deck is extremely mana hungry and needs a few turns to really get going. This can actually be a double-edged sword, because in a lot of play groups the slow-to-build player will either be left alone until they step on someone’s toes or eliminated quickly out of fear of overpowered late-game situations.
As I mentioned before, there’s nothing uber-crazy in the deck as far as interactions. Once you jam a few anthem effects like Glorious Anthem, Collective Blessing or even a creature like Wilt-Leaf Liege, any tokens you can create, even a lowly 1/1 off of Kjeldoran Outpost, wind up as 3/3’s or bigger.
Being able to keep your life total up while you build your army with Trostani, Selesnya’s Voice helps get you to the late game, assuming the table doesn’t tattoo a bulls-eye on her forehead. Granted she’s not some broken Commander like Zur the Enchanter or Prossh, Skyraider of Kher but any commander can draw hate from an unknown player that’s been scarred by them in the past.
Thanks for checking out the article and as always I look forward for comments and suggestions for this list or any other article in the future. I think for next week we’re going to do Commander on a budget. If anyone wants to suggest a commander or a reasonable budget for me to work with I’d be open to the challenge.
Thanks for reading!
x Julian Biondillo x
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