What are some of the best blue combos for Commander?  To be clear, we are not speaking about the absolute best, most expensive, most competitive combos. We are talking about fun, affordable combos that will give you an edge.

Combos can be the bane of any Magic player. Likewise, combos can add a little spice to a game if they are used properly. It’s hard finding the best combos to stick in your deck, though.

This week on Episode 16 we picked out 10 favorite strictly blue combos for commander. Of course, these combos can easily be used with other colors of the pie, too. So, don’t be afraid to get creative and use these combos in various decks!

Listen to episode 16 of the Cycle and Dredge podcast here. Don’t forget to subscribe from your favorite podcast networks! Keep reading for the show notes below.

Show Notes

Untap Step:  

  1. Opening statements welcome to cycle and dredge. 
  2. Introductions of hosts co-hosts and guests

Upkeep Step

  1. Talk about the app and chit chat about news in the magic community

Draw Step

Random cards of the week.

Introduce the topic. (top combos in blue)

Shout out the commander’s spellbook and Reddit!

Main Phase (1)

Combo 1

Cards: Patron of the Moon, Amulet of Vigor, Storm Cauldron 

Other Conditions: All on the battlefield (Storm Cauldron does not have to be under your control) and 2 lands in hand that can tap for mana 

Color Identity: Blue

Combo Nickname(s): Patron Infinite Mana

Submitted/Updated By: @Bokass 

Overall Effect/Result: Infinite landfall triggers, infinite mana

Combo 2

Cards: Peregrine Drake, Shrieking Drake and Panharmonicon 

Other Conditions: Panharmonicon on the battlefield and 3 blue mana

Color Identity: Blue

Combo Nickname(s): Mana Drake 

Submitted/Updated By: @MaskedFreak 

Overall Effect/Result: – Infinite Mana – Infinite ETB

Combo 3

Cards: Mind over MatterTemple Bell 

Other Conditions: Both on-field or ability to cast them. 

Color Identity: Blue

Combo Nickname(s): EDH Hug of Death 

Submitted/Updated By: @nv77 @AndesiteAssasin 

Overall Effect/Result: Symmetrical Draw of the library.

Combo 4

Cards: Minion Reflector, Peregrine Drake, Shrieking Drake, Temple of the False God 

Other Conditions: Minion Reflector and Temple of the False God on the battlefield, Drakes on hand, 4 colorless and a blue mana available from lands. 

Color Identity: blue mana 

Combo Nickname(s): Drakes’ Reflector 

Submitted/Updated By: @iGulicz 

Overall Effect/Result: Infinite mana, infinite copies of both drakes with haste, infinite ETB, infinite LTB.

Combo 5

Cards:Walking Atlas, Trade Routes, Retreat to Coralhelm, Hedron Crab 

Other Conditions: At least one basic land and all these cards in play with Walking Atlas able to activate its ability 

Color Identity: blue

Combo Nickname(s): The Landfall Loop 

Submitted/Updated By: @alkymyst 

Overall Effect/Result: Infinite landfall triggers, infinite mill with Hedron Crab.

Combat Phase

  1. Talk about the recent bannings of flash lutri and paradox engine

Main Phase (2)

Combo 6

Cards: Knacksaw Clique, Paradise Mantle, Training Grounds 

Other Conditions: Knacksaw Clique must be able to tap. Access to creature abilities. 

Color Identity: blue 

Submitted/Updated By: @Train 

Overall Effect/Result: Exile your opponents’ libraries.

Combo 7

Cards: Planar Portal + Beacon of Tomorrows 

Other Conditions: Planar Portal in play and 12 colorless and 2 blue mana available 

Color Identity: blue 

Submitted/Updated By: @PiRoScOuT 

Overall Effect/Result: Infinite Turns

Combo 8

Cards: Palinchron + Nim Deathmantle + High Market 

Other Conditions: 7 lands in play one being High Market Other cards in play

Color Identity: blue 

Submitted/Updated By: @PiRoScOuT 

Overall Effect/Result: Infinite mana, Infinite life, infinite death triggers, infinite ETB triggers

Combo 9

Cards: High Tide, Archeomancer, Snap. 

Additional conditions: ~5 Islands 

Color Identity: blue 

Submitted/updated by: @Cho-Cathal-ic 

Overall effect: Infinite storm/creature entering triggers/land tapping triggers

Combo 10

Cards: Isochron Scepter, Dramatic Reversal, Sensei’s Divining Top Additional Conditions: At least {3} coming from nonland permanents 

Color Identity: blue 

Combo Nickname(s): Sensei’s Dramatic Scepter 

Submited/Updated by: @thephotoman 

Overall Effect/Result: Infinite Mana/Infinite Draw

Cleanup Step

  1. Card picks of the week
  2. Shameless plugs
  3. Closing credits

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