How will companion cards affect Commander? Since the spoilers for the Companion cards were revealed, many EDH players have been discussing whether these specific cards will be healthy for the Commander format. That’s a good question, too!
Companion cards very much seem like an attempt by Wizards of the Coast to introduce a little bit of the Commander style game play into Standard and other formats. That makes sense. Commander is the most popular way to play Magic: The Gathering currently. Wizards of the Coast has recognized this publicly, too.
The Companion mechanic in Magic: The Gathering does come with some restrictions, though. In order to play a Companion card as a Companion, each MTG deck has to meet certain conditions. These conditions can be something like every card in a deck must have an even converted mana cost.
Still, even with these restrictions, companion cards can serve as a way to play 101 cards in commander, something that is against the rules. Yet the Commander Rules Committee has given the ‘okay’ for these cards to be played (except for one specific card that was banned before release).
So, how will companion cards affect commander? We think it might be a little to early to say, but the crew over at Cycle and Dredge does have their opinions! Listen to episode 15 of the Cycle and Dredge podcast now!
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