Daily Dominaria Deck Tech: Who Needs Colors in Commander?

ElonThragtusk

Every workday while the set is new, Insight is taking a quick look at one deck featuring the latest additions from Dominaria United. Today, our travels lead us to the wild side of Commander. Let's see how a deck led by The Peregrine Dynamo can look like within a reasonable budget.


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There are legendary creatures that, despite their supertype, are better suited to end up in the 99 rather than leading a deck of their own. The Peregrine Dynamo looks like one such case, a challenge, which is exactly what made me want to build a deck around it. And I did, with physical cards, too.

Colorless decks usually need enviable amounts of ramp, and this one is no exception. So the first step in creating a list led by the new Construct is to gather, you guessed it, all kinds of mana rocks. Not only do we have Mind Stone and Thought Vessel, we now also have Karn, Living Legacy. No matter how you build it, the deck is bound to end up full of cards with huge mana values, so creating two tapped Powerstone tokens will be huge as well. Sculpting Steel and Stonespeaker Crystal are some other new-ish cards that come to mind here.

It's almost needless to say that Mystic Forge works really well here. It may not be a legendary artifact, but it's not to be underestimated. You can play nearly everything with it here! The lack of colors also makes already powerful cards like Commander's Plate and War Room even more absurd. More cards that also see play with other commanders, such as Lithoform Engine and Karn, Scion of Urza, get even more coverage because of the Dynamo's activated ability.

The ability is so cheap that it's easy to mix it up with whatever. As usual, there will have to be some level of repetition, so you probably won't ever see a list without Thran Temporal Gateway and Manifold/Voltaic Key. Helm of the Host also ranks high in this regard, and so does Inventors' Fair. Fortunately, how you're going to finish up the deck design is still up to you. I find Tamiyo's Journal, Helvault, Skysovereign, Consul Flagship, or even The Deck of Many Things to be some good ways of adding a cherry on top.

The Peregrine Dynamo reminds us how many decent colorless cards exist. There are so many directions you might take, as you can play a Dynamo list with quality Eldrazi or just all kinds of other colorless cards. Of course, you could always mix them all together in order not to spend big bucks on Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger. Here's my personal budget version.


The Peregrine Dynamo

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Vayra86(15.09.2022 10:09)

This is very inspiring :) I had taken a shot at getting all the big Eldrazi out in EDH with Animar, but this looks (more) promising!

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