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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:21 am 
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I have a Thromok the Insatiable deck that I would so turn into a Xenagos, the Reveler deck if I could, but for some reason only the Planeswalkers specifically from the supplementary Commander sets can be your Commander. To make matters worse, even those ones are forced to include an ugly line of awkward rules text just to make this exception.

Why can't it just be that all Planeswalkers are eligible be Commanders? I'm sure there are a few who could prove to be quite problematic—JtMS comes to mind, as well as perhaps Saheeli Rai or even Nissa, Steward of Elements—but you can just update the B&R to deal with that. What arguments are there besides "this is the way it's always been done" against making this change?

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Planeswalkers are legendary now so maybe the rule will change soon. Also just talk to the people you play with

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:07 pm 
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Yeah, the thing about Commander is... it's not officially regulated. WotC didn't invent it and they don't really have any way to enforce rules or anything.

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There are some noteworthy reasons to not want planeswalkers as commanders.
1) They kind of suck. They're immediate obvious targets for attack that scales negatively with your number of opponents. You're inviting a lot of bad player experiences by enabling them as commanders.
2) They prolong the game. Not only do they serve as a buffer for your health, but you are also strongly incentivized to build your deck so that opponents can't profitably attack your commander.
3) They're kind of boring. Being a collection of sorcery spells, they don't have the same exciting build-around applications that creatures often can have. Most of their decks just end up as value engines since the commander contributes very little in terms of interesting deckbuilding applications.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:36 pm 
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The first our the gate for banning's would be Sorin Markov Id imagine. If you could build a very defensive strategy with edict like effect that black has a ton of you could quite literally keep folks dead quite shortly. then if they can get out of it then you have the biggest bullseye on your face at the table


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Please lord no. They would have to ban at least 4 immediately, and the format would just become a total drag.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:42 am 
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There aren't really that many banworthy Planeswalkers. The prime suspects are Dack Fayden for single-red-handedly making Artifacts unplayable, and Tezzeret for making them overpowered.

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