As such, it's probably not a surprise that the decks built around more evergreen themes like instants, Humans, or cycling crushed the decks that are basically Ikoria-block Commander decks without the best Ikoria cards. Commander 2018—perhaps the worst Commander release of all time—has an average reprint value of just $16. He's cheap, he has a fun smashy ability, and he's tough to get rid of. Oh yeah, one last thing: for the rest of the article, rather than calling the decks by their proper names, we'll be going with their themes and color combinations, which are shorter and easier to type (as a refresher, Sultai Mutate is the Enhanced Evolution deck, headed by Otrimi, the Ever-Playful; Abzan Keywords is Symbiotic Swarm, with Kathril, Aspect Warper as its leader; Jeskai Cycling refers to Timeless Wisdom and Gavi, Nest Warden; Temur Spells is the Arcane Maelstrom deck, with Kalamax, the Stormsire at the helm; and finally, Mardu Humans is Ruthless Regiment, with Jirina Kudro as the face commander). My personal information may be used for the purposes defined in the privacy policy. Privacy statement | And some of the best mutate cards are off-limits for the preconstructed deck since they are in Ikoria itself. As such, we're letting you know that we've updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the new rule set forth by the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Regardless, current prices are for comparison only, since Commander 2020 prices in general are inflated due to lack of supply. The first spoiler is the Jeskai commander Gavi, Nest Warden.Cycling has returned in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths after its most recent appearance in Ahmonket block, and Gavi is a new commander based around enabling lots of cycling.. Gavi’s first ability allows you to cycle the first card for free every turn. Firsts: None. It was originally scheduled to be released on April 24, 2020. Jeskai Cycling wins the category simply because Fierce Guardianship is worth significantly more than the rest of the cycle. In the middle of the pack are Mardu Humans and Abzan Keywords, which both got a lot of reprinted legends but not ones that are especially playable as commanders, with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death being the most popular of the bunch at #43 and Karametra, God of Harvests being the only other legend from the decks to break the top 100. First, there are a ton of Humans in Magic, so there are endless on-tribe upgrade options. Cascade.Cascade. Shop on … Alesha is also a very good commander, although the deck has a few too many cards that aren’t ideal for her game plan. Sultai Mutate: While Zaxara, the Exemplary is one of the most fun legends in all of Commander 2020 and is certainly worth pulling out of the precon to build around, directly upgrading the Sultai Mutate deck is problematic. Then, after going through all 10 categories, we can tally up the scores and see which Commander 2020 deck really is the best! While the deck doesn't need a ton of counters since they aren't the most exciting spells to copy with Kalamax, the Stormsire, having more than just Temur Charm would help the deck quite a bit. RBW (Mardu). With Commander 2019, this increased to $25, while this year, for Commander 2020, the average reprint value is up to $29. #2 (tie): Jeskai Cycling (36 points): Firsts: Value, Non-Legendary New Cards, Reprints. Tomer shows you how to play Commander on Magic Online! A couple of quick notes: the two big winners are Xyris, the Writing Storm (187 decks) and Zaxara, the Exemplary (182 decks), making these two legends more popular than most of the "face" commanders from Commander 2020.