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2014 Commander Decks at The Hidden Lair

You think you know Magic the Gathering? You think yourself a master of cards? Think again.

Commander-style play offers a whole new way of playing the game. 100 card decks, no two of any single card save for basic land, and a Commander card – usually, but not always, a Planeswalker – set on the field and ready to go from the first turn. Sound interesting?

The Hidden Lair has the 2014 Commander Decks in stock and we have already taken a look through them so showcase what each of them offers.

What sort of play style are you into?

Do you want to destroy your opponents quick? Check out Built from Scratch.

Do you want fast mana to throw out the big guns early and often? Check out Guided by Nature.

Do you want to unleash the wrath of both heaven and earth, playing the game of both savior and destroyer? Check out Forged in Stone.

Are you wanting to control the graveyard, keeping your creatures out of it and putting the enemy’s in it? Check out Sworn to Darkness.

Or maybe, just maybe, you are like me and want to keep your options open. If so, then check out Peer Through Time.

Remember to come in every Friday for Friday Night Magic and you chance to earn the title of Champion of the Lair. Also be sure to put in your vote for Vote for your Favorite Teacher. Voting ends February 1st.

You can also see more of what I think about Commander-style play over at Gamemaster’s Gametable.

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Commander 2014 Deck – Peer Through Time

We have had our look at Built from Scratch, Guided by Nature, Forged in Stone, and Sworn to Darkness so now it is time for us to take a look at the blue themed 2014 Commander Deck, Peer Through Time.

How does this deck play? To quote the great Jedi Master Yoda, “Control. Control. You must learn control.” With this deck, you have. You control the playing field through options. This deck is all about getting you what you need, when you need it. It has lots of options for untapping permanents, drawing extra cards, and more. Rather than control the playing field through counters, something I know a lot of MtG players get more than a little irritated with, Peer Through Time just makes sure you have absolute control of your own deck.

So lets have a look at what is inside:

  • Creatures (25): Azure Mage, Fathom Seer, Fog Bank, Willbender, Dulcet Sirens, Riptide Survivor, Sea Gate Oracle, Shaper Parasite, Reef Worm, Mulldrifter, Ixidron, Stitcher Geralf, Stormsurge Kraken, Steel Hellkite, Brine Elemental, Frost Titan, Sphinx of Jwar Isle, Sphinx of Magosi, Phyrexian Ingester, Sphinx of Uthuun, Hoverguard Sweepers, Lorthos – the Tidemaster, Artisan of Kozilek, Breaching Leviathan, Deep-sea Kraken
  • Instant (10): Pongify, Cyclonic Rift, Into the Roil, Turn to Fog, Exclude, Cackling Counterpart, Domineering Will, Dismiss, Intellectual Offering, Stroke of Genuis
  • Enchantment (3): Fool’s Demise, Infinite Reflection, Well of Ideas
  • Sorcery (7): Call to Mind, Compulsive Research, Concentrate, Rite of Replication, Rush of Knowledge, Aether Gale, Distorting Wake
  • Artifact (16): Everflowing Chalice, Tormod’s Crypt, Sol Ring, Mind Stone, Sapphire Medallion, Sky Diamond, Swiftfoot Boots, Commander’s Sphere, Crown of Doom, Unstable Obelisk, Worn Powerstone, Assault Suit, Nevinyrral’s Disk, Thran Dynamo, Ur-Golem’s Eye, Dreamstone Hedron
  • Land (38): Coral Atoll, Ghost Quarter, Lonely Sandbar, Myriad Landscape, Remote Isle, Tectonic Edge, Zoetic Cavern, Island x31
  • Planeswalker: Teferi – Temporal Archmage

The 2014 Commander Decks are in stock now. Be sure to stop into the Lair every Friday night for Friday Night Magic and your chance to become Champion of the Lair. Also remember to put in your vote for Vote for your Favorite Teacher. Voting ends February 1st.

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2014 Commander Deck – Forged in Stone

We have had our look at Built from Scratch and Guided by Nature. Now it is time to go with the White mana and look at the 2014 Commander Deck Forged in Stone.

So what does this deck do? It does all things you have come to expect from a White Deck. Its got tough flies, healing, protection, targeted destruction, and plenty of things that work off of all of these.

Lets take a look:

  • Creatures (21): Containment Priest, Whitemane Lion, Grand Abolisher, Kor Sanctifiers, Mentor of the Meek, Flickerwisp, Hallowed Spiritkeeper, Kemba – Kha Regent, Silverblade Paladin, Skyhunter Skirmisher, Angelic Field Marshal, Celestial Crusaders, Jazal Goldmane, Geist-Honored Monk, Requiem Angel, Adarkar Valkyrie, Sun Titan, Sunburst Angel, Twilight Shepard, Angel of the Dire Hour, Serra Avatar
  • Instant (10): Brave the Elements, Condemn, Afterlife, Midnight Haunting, Oblation, Wing Shards, Benevolent Offering, Comeuppance, Return to Dust, White Sun’s Zenith
  • Enchantment (6): Armistice, Mobilization, Sacred Mesa, Marshal’s Anthem, Cathars’ Crusade, True Conviction
  • Sorcery (7): Gift of Estates, Spectral Procession, Fell the Mighty, Nomads’ Assembly, Deploy to the Front, Martial Coup, Decree of Justice
  • Artifact (16): Masterwork of Ingenuity, Skullclamo, Sol Ring, Marble Diamond, Mask of Memory, Pearl Medallion, Swiftfoot Boots, Commander’s Sphere, Loxodon Warhammer, Strata Scythe, Sword of Vengeance, Assault Suit, Bonehoard, Moonsilver Spear, Argentum Armor, Loreseeker’s Stone
  • Land (39): Arcane Lighthouse, Drifting Meadow, Emeria – the Sky Ruin, Ghost Quarter, Karoo, Secluded Steppe, Temple of the False God, Plains x32
  • Planeswalker: Nahiri, the Lithomancer

Only two decks to go. Next time we will have a look at Sworn to Darkness, the 2014 Commander Black deck.

Be sure to stop in every Friday for Friday Night Magic and maybe try some of these decks our for yourself and try to take home the title of Champion of the Lair.

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