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Top 10 Magic: the Gathering 3-Colour Commanders

Top 10 Magic: the Gathering 3-Colour Commanders


Hey guys, Brett from Kitchen Table Commander
here. People like Top 10 videos right? That’s what I keep hearing. Thanks to Matt from TotalMTG for the suggestion
on this Top 10 list. He suggested Top 5 3 colour commanders but
I couldn’t help myself and decided to do the Top 10. Cuz…ya know… who doesn’t like extra work? Anyway, let’s get right into it, we have a
lot of cool commanders to cover. #10 – Queen Marchesa
First off let’s review the Monarch mechanic. At the beginning of your end step, draw a
card. Whenever a creature deals combat damage to
you, its controller becomes the Monarch. Let’s be honest here, Queen Marchesa wasn’t
born into royalty. She killed her way to the throne. She’s the epitome of an evil queen. She kills everything in her way and will get
her assassins to get the crown back if anyone takes it from her. Examples of this decks strategy include Ghostly
Prison, Marchesa’s Decree and Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs. Ghostly Prison and Marchesa’s Decree to make
her opponents pay homage if they want to attack and Kazuul to make 3/3’s every time they do. A decent strategy, but she’s only #10 on this
list so… #9 – Karador, Ghost Chieftain
Karador seems expensive to cast at first glance, but reading the card explains the card. He is 1 cheaper to cast for each creature
card in your graveyard. This deck is all about Sacrificing your own
creatures for value and then bringing them back. Card like Birthing Pod, Karmic Guide and Sun
Titan are auto includes as they help enable to strategy. Birthing Pod acts as a sac engine, while also
helping us ramp into bigger and bigger creatures. Karmic Guide can bring any creature card back
from the graveyard and after that, who cares. You can just bring it back later. Sun Titan is a big body and also gets any
permanent with CMC 3 or less back from the graveyard when it enters the battlefield or
attacks. Being a 6/6, that means attacking every turn. Value!!! #8 – Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
This Jund commander is all about making tokens and sacrificing them. Get Prossh out, have a huge board of tokens
and then sacrifice all of them and swing for lethal commander damage. Seems like a pretty strong strategy. Add in cards like Avenger of Zendikar for
token generation and buffing with counters. Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist as sac
engines. And Skullclamp as an additional sac outlet
for the smaller tokens. Pretty simple plan, right? You know what’s not simple? Our next commander. #7 – Narset, Enlightened Master
Narset only cares about the top of the deck, but doesn’t want to pay for anything. Wizards might as well have printed “Pairs
well with Top” as her flavour text. This deck includes things like Ponder to set
up the top of your deck if you don’t have Sensei’s Divining Top. Omniscience to keep up the free spells theme. And a ton of cards like Beacon of Tomorrows
to keep getting extra turns so you can play more free spells. I know I only picked blue cards to show for
this deck, but honestly I think that’s where it’s real strength lies. #6 – Animar, Soul of Elements
Animar is a ramp commander. He’s never satisfied with the size of his
army and wants to constantly get bigger and bigger creatures onto the battlefield. Protection from white and black keeps him
safe from Swords to Plowshares and Putrefy, the two most common removal spells in white
and black respectively. Being that you get a bigger benefit in cost
reduction the bigger he gets it makes sense that Hardened Scales is a common include. Vizier of the Menagerie shows up a lot of
the time as it helps to make casting creatures both more frequent, with it’s first ability,
and easier with it’s second giving you the ability to cast creatures with any mana available. What’s all this building up to, I hear you
ask. Simple… casting creatures like Ulamog, the
Ceaseless Hunger. Given that Ulamog is generic mana it means
that you can basically cast it for free very quickly. It’s not unstoppable, but it is devastating
when it happens. #5 – Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
All that I know about this deck is that She is a Bird Wizard and apparently that’s all
I need to know. Seriously though, this deck is all about tapping
and untapping your permanents to get extra value out of their abilities. There is also a control and card draw theme
to this deck. Cards like Aura Shards to remove your opponents
artifacts or enchantments when you cast creatures. Bident of Thassa to draw a ton of cards off
your attacks. And the much maligned Cyclonic Rift to get
rid of all your opponents non-land permanents to give you a clear board to be able to swing
in with. She also has the added benefit of getting
around Commander tax with her last ability which leaves you up more mana in the late
game to cast those game ending spells. #4 – Sidisi, Brood Tyrant
She may not be a zombie, but she makes a great zombie commander. All she wants to do is put creatures into
the graveyard and make zombies. Along those lines the deck includes Diregraf
Captain to boost your zombies and punishing your opponent if they die. Dread Return to bring a major threat back
from the graveyard and give you a sac outlet. And of course Muldrotha, the Gravetide to
give you the ability to get any permanent back from the graveyard every turn. Given that graveyard interactions are harder
to come by, this strategy can be very strong. Just hope your opponents don’t have a Tormod’s
Crypt. #3 – Kaalia of the Vast
Kaalia likes her revenge and she doesn’t care what form it comes in. When she attacks she brings an Angel, Demon
or Dragon with her into battle. Given that most of those creatures have flying
means this deck is hard to deal with by a lot other decks. Obvious includes like Avacyn, Angle of Hope
to give all your permanents indestructible, protecting Kaalia during combat and allowing
her to get those Angels, Demons and Dragons out safely. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight to make all your
creatures do double damage and cutting your opponents damage dealers down by half. And Rune-Scarred Demon to tutor for anything
you might need. This deck isn’t so much about getting commander
damage in with Kaalia as it is about getting all those Angels, Demons and Dragons out to
really clean up the board of all those pesky opponents. #2 – Nekusar, the Mindrazer
I heard that groan. It’s not what you think. Well actually, it’s exactly what you think. Nekusar cares only for card draw. All he wants to do is give his opponents more
and more cards. So many cards, they don’t know what to do
with them all. The downside though is that his opponents
have to pay for them. Nothing in life is free. This deck typically includes Temple Bell to
force your opponents to draw an extra card. Jace’s Archivist, to make everyone discard
their hand and draw cards equal to the biggest hand. Teferi’s Puzzle Box to act like another copy
of the Archivist except it puts the cards on the bottom of their library, keeping them
further out of reach. And Fevered Visions to make your opponents
draw even more cards and have an extra source of damage. This deck can be brutal to play against, unless
you are playing our number 1 deck. #1 – Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
Oloro is all about gaining life and draining your opponents. Oloro even helps you gain life when he’s in
the command zone, making him a perfect counter to Nekusar. This deck includes the degenerate Exquisite
Blood/ Sanguine Bond combo. Cuz why not!? Don’t think it gains enough life. Well that’s where Alhammarret’s Archive comes
in. If you would gain life, gain twice that amount
instead. It also gives you extra card draw. Debt to the Deathless can be a finisher if
you have enough mana, or it can just give you a huge boost to your life total. Kambal to make your opponents hate you. And of course Aetherflux Reservoir to nuke
your opponents. You won’t even notice the drain on your life
total. The biggest problem with this deck is having
enough D20’s to keep track. Well that about does it for today. What did you think? Are you considering building any of these
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Comments (17)

  1. Wait reading the card explains the card my mind is blown

  2. Wait nothing in life is free? Im learning so many life lessons from you…

  3. I actually have Animar built, its a fun deck, people do tend to hate it but its tough to lose when you just keep dropping more creatures on the field, unless they board wipe in which case you start over again

  4. Need to build Kaalia soon!

  5. I own none of these lol

  6. Naya can't even crack the top 10.

  7. I always wanted to make a new commander. This seems like a great place to start. Thanks Kitch!

  8. See's number ten. Buckles up.

  9. Awesome video. Karador is one of my favorites!

  10. #1 is a BEAST, love the list! 🤘😁🤘

  11. Wow, those are some crazy commanders!!! My head is spinning.

  12. Great video buddy and thanks for the shout out 🙂

  13. So happy I found your YouTube channel!!!

  14. kaalia only number 3? free dragons, angels and demons. what more does she need to do lol. only messing great list and some commanders I never even thought of but will be checking out.

  15. Karador is my jaaaaaam.

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