Alela, Artful Provocateur Commander deck


Deck Overview

Dive into a realm of shimmering faeries and gleaming artifacts with the Alela Artful Provocateur Commander Deck. This finely-tuned strategy fuses enchantments and artifacts with Alela’s token-generating prowess for a potent flying force.

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Main deck

Commander

Alela, Artful Provocateur - MTG Card versions

Alela, Artful Provocateur

Creatures (12)

Alela, Cunning Conqueror - MTG Card versions

Alela, Cunning Conqueror

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Baleful Strix - MTG Card versions

Baleful Strix

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Empyrean Eagle - MTG Card versions

Empyrean Eagle

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Esper Sentinel - MTG Card versions

Esper Sentinel

Quantity: 1
Faerie Bladecrafter - MTG Card versions

Faerie Bladecrafter

Quantity: 1
Faerie Mastermind - MTG Card versions

Faerie Mastermind

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Obyra, Dreaming Duelist - MTG Card versions

Obyra, Dreaming Duelist

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Ornithopter of Paradise - MTG Card versions

Ornithopter of Paradise

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Scion of Oona - MTG Card versions

Scion of Oona

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Sephara, Sky's Blade - MTG Card versions

Sephara, Sky's Blade

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Solemn Simulacrum - MTG Card versions

Solemn Simulacrum

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Tegwyll, Duke of Splendor - MTG Card versions

Tegwyll, Duke of Splendor

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Alela, Cunning Conqueror - MTG Card versions

Alela, Cunning Conqueror

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Baleful Strix - MTG Card versions

Baleful Strix

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Empyrean Eagle - MTG Card versions

Empyrean Eagle

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Esper Sentinel - MTG Card versions

Esper Sentinel

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Faerie Bladecrafter - MTG Card versions

Faerie Bladecrafter

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Faerie Mastermind - MTG Card versions

Faerie Mastermind

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Obyra, Dreaming Duelist - MTG Card versions

Obyra, Dreaming Duelist

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Ornithopter of Paradise - MTG Card versions

Ornithopter of Paradise

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Scion of Oona - MTG Card versions

Scion of Oona

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Sephara, Sky's Blade - MTG Card versions

Sephara, Sky's Blade

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Solemn Simulacrum - MTG Card versions

Solemn Simulacrum

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Tegwyll, Duke of Splendor - MTG Card versions

Tegwyll, Duke of Splendor

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Sorceries (5)

Damn - MTG Card versions

Damn

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Dance of the Manse - MTG Card versions

Dance of the Manse

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Distant Melody - MTG Card versions

Distant Melody

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Tegwyll's Scouring - MTG Card versions

Tegwyll's Scouring

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Winged Words - MTG Card versions

Winged Words

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Damn - MTG Card versions

Damn

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Dance of the Manse - MTG Card versions

Dance of the Manse

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Distant Melody - MTG Card versions

Distant Melody

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Tegwyll's Scouring - MTG Card versions

Tegwyll's Scouring

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Winged Words - MTG Card versions

Winged Words

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Instants (11)

Anguished Unmaking - MTG Card versions

Anguished Unmaking

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Counterspell - MTG Card versions

Counterspell

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Despark - MTG Card versions

Despark

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Dovin's Veto - MTG Card versions

Dovin's Veto

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Enlightened Tutor - MTG Card versions

Enlightened Tutor

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Mortify - MTG Card versions

Mortify

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Negate - MTG Card versions

Negate

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Path to Exile - MTG Card versions

Path to Exile

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Spell Stutter - MTG Card versions

Spell Stutter

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Swords to Plowshares - MTG Card versions

Swords to Plowshares

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Void Rend - MTG Card versions

Void Rend

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Anguished Unmaking - MTG Card versions

Anguished Unmaking

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Counterspell - MTG Card versions

Counterspell

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Despark - MTG Card versions

Despark

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Dovin's Veto - MTG Card versions

Dovin's Veto

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Enlightened Tutor - MTG Card versions

Enlightened Tutor

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Mortify - MTG Card versions

Mortify

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Negate - MTG Card versions

Negate

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Path to Exile - MTG Card versions

Path to Exile

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Spell Stutter - MTG Card versions

Spell Stutter

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Swords to Plowshares - MTG Card versions

Swords to Plowshares

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Void Rend - MTG Card versions

Void Rend

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Artifacts (15)

Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

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Azorius Signet - MTG Card versions

Azorius Signet

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Dimir Signet - MTG Card versions

Dimir Signet

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Idol of Oblivion - MTG Card versions

Idol of Oblivion

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Lightning Greaves - MTG Card versions

Lightning Greaves

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Midnight Clock - MTG Card versions

Midnight Clock

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Orzhov Signet - MTG Card versions

Orzhov Signet

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Skullclamp - MTG Card versions

Skullclamp

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Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

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Swiftfoot Boots - MTG Card versions

Swiftfoot Boots

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Talisman of Dominance - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Dominance

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Talisman of Hierarchy - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Hierarchy

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The Indomitable - MTG Card versions

The Indomitable

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Thought Vessel - MTG Card versions

Thought Vessel

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Wayfarer's Bauble - MTG Card versions

Wayfarer's Bauble

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Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

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Azorius Signet - MTG Card versions

Azorius Signet

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Dimir Signet - MTG Card versions

Dimir Signet

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Idol of Oblivion - MTG Card versions

Idol of Oblivion

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Lightning Greaves - MTG Card versions

Lightning Greaves

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Midnight Clock - MTG Card versions

Midnight Clock

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Orzhov Signet - MTG Card versions

Orzhov Signet

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Skullclamp - MTG Card versions

Skullclamp

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Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

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Swiftfoot Boots - MTG Card versions

Swiftfoot Boots

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Talisman of Dominance - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Dominance

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Talisman of Hierarchy - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Hierarchy

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The Indomitable - MTG Card versions

The Indomitable

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Thought Vessel - MTG Card versions

Thought Vessel

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Wayfarer's Bauble - MTG Card versions

Wayfarer's Bauble

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Lands (37)

Academy Ruins - MTG Card versions

Academy Ruins

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Arcane Sanctum - MTG Card versions

Arcane Sanctum

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Bojuka Bog - MTG Card versions

Bojuka Bog

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Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

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Deserted Beach - MTG Card versions

Deserted Beach

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Drowned Catacomb - MTG Card versions

Drowned Catacomb

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Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

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Flooded Strand - MTG Card versions

Flooded Strand

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Glacial Fortress - MTG Card versions

Glacial Fortress

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Godless Shrine - MTG Card versions

Godless Shrine

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Hall of Heliod's Generosity - MTG Card versions

Hall of Heliod's Generosity

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Hallowed Fountain - MTG Card versions

Hallowed Fountain

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Island - MTG Card versions

Island

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Isolated Chapel - MTG Card versions

Isolated Chapel

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Marsh Flats - MTG Card versions

Marsh Flats

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Minas Tirith - MTG Card versions

Minas Tirith

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Otawara, Soaring City - MTG Card versions

Otawara, Soaring City

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Path of Ancestry - MTG Card versions

Path of Ancestry

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Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

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Polluted Delta - MTG Card versions

Polluted Delta

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Prairie Stream - MTG Card versions

Prairie Stream

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Raffine's Tower - MTG Card versions

Raffine's Tower

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Reliquary Tower - MTG Card versions

Reliquary Tower

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Sea of Clouds - MTG Card versions

Sea of Clouds

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Shipwreck Marsh - MTG Card versions

Shipwreck Marsh

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Sunken Hollow - MTG Card versions

Sunken Hollow

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Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

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Vault of Champions - MTG Card versions

Vault of Champions

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Watery Grave - MTG Card versions

Watery Grave

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Academy Ruins - MTG Card versions

Academy Ruins

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Arcane Sanctum - MTG Card versions

Arcane Sanctum

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Bojuka Bog - MTG Card versions

Bojuka Bog

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Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

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Deserted Beach - MTG Card versions

Deserted Beach

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Drowned Catacomb - MTG Card versions

Drowned Catacomb

Quantity: 1
Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

Quantity: 1
Flooded Strand - MTG Card versions

Flooded Strand

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Glacial Fortress - MTG Card versions

Glacial Fortress

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Godless Shrine - MTG Card versions

Godless Shrine

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Hall of Heliod's Generosity - MTG Card versions

Hall of Heliod's Generosity

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Hallowed Fountain - MTG Card versions

Hallowed Fountain

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Island - MTG Card versions

Island

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Isolated Chapel - MTG Card versions

Isolated Chapel

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Marsh Flats - MTG Card versions

Marsh Flats

Quantity: 1
Minas Tirith - MTG Card versions

Minas Tirith

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Otawara, Soaring City - MTG Card versions

Otawara, Soaring City

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Path of Ancestry - MTG Card versions

Path of Ancestry

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Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

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Polluted Delta - MTG Card versions

Polluted Delta

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Prairie Stream - MTG Card versions

Prairie Stream

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Raffine's Tower - MTG Card versions

Raffine's Tower

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Reliquary Tower - MTG Card versions

Reliquary Tower

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Sea of Clouds - MTG Card versions

Sea of Clouds

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Shipwreck Marsh - MTG Card versions

Shipwreck Marsh

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Sunken Hollow - MTG Card versions

Sunken Hollow

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Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

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Vault of Champions - MTG Card versions

Vault of Champions

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Watery Grave - MTG Card versions

Watery Grave

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Deck Overview

Dive into a realm of shimmering faeries and gleaming artifacts with the Alela Artful Provocateur Commander Deck. This finely-tuned strategy fuses enchantments and artifacts with Alela’s token-generating prowess for a potent flying force.

Deck Composition

  • Mana Curve: The Alela Artful Provocateur deck is structured with a diverse mana curve to ensure a smooth game progression. Early turns can be used to set up enchantments and artifacts that later benefit from Alela’s ability, while keeping enough mid to high-cost spells to have a significant impact in later stages of the game.
  • Land Count: With a total land count sitting at around 36, this deck ensures a strong and balanced mana base, incorporating various multi-colored lands to accommodate Alela’s Esper colors and artifact lands to synergize with her abilities.
  • Win Conditions: The primary win conditions revolve around leveraging Alela’s potential to create a swarm of fliers through casting artifacts and enchantments as well as deploying impactful game-enders like “Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite” to amplify your board’s power.
  • Card Synergy: Card interactions are key, with Alela at the helm, artifacts and enchantments not only boost your board presence through token generation but also synergize with each other to provide control and buff your faerie tokens, such as with “Favorable Winds.”
  • Color Balance: This deck balances the Esper colors to ensure consistent playability, with a focus on including spells in each color that contribute to the deck’s overall theme and strategy, like “Sword of the Meek” which complements Alela’s faerie tokens.
  • Card Advantage: Generating additional cards keeps the deck flowing, achieved through enchantments like “Phyrexian Arena” and spells like “Sphinx’s Revelation,” which also capitalize on the life gain theme present in the deck.
  • Tempo: Maintaining control of the board is crucial and this deck employs removal and counter magic such as “Path to Exile” or “Counterspell” to keep opponents off balance while developing your board presence with Alela.
  • Versatility: Variety is incorporated into the deck’s design, allowing adaptation to multiple scenarios with flexible spells such as “Austere Command,” which can act as a board wipe or selective removal based on the current need.
  • Sideboard Strategy: While not typically used in Commander, having a range of interchangeable cards for your main deck can help tailor your deck to your playgroup, including options for enhanced control or more focused win conditions.
  • Resilience: The deck is built to recover from board wipes and targeted removal. Cards like “Brought Back” and “Open the Vaults” are included to retrieve key pieces, assuring that Alela’s game plan can persevere through disruption.

Deck Strengths

Legendary Power: The Alela Artful Provocateur Commander Deck is led by a formidable faerie warlock whose presence amplifies enchantment and artifact strategies, turning them into flying threats.

Multi-Angle Threats: With a balance of token generation, enchantment synergies, and artifact value, this deck pressures from multiple angles, demanding diverse defenses from adversaries.

Adaptability: Flexibility is a hallmark with a suite of modal spells and versatile permanents, enabling tactical shifts to maneuver through the evolving battlefield dynamics.

Deck Weaknesses

Complexity: Piloting an Alela Artful Provocateur Commander Deck requires a keen understanding of synergies between enchantments, artifacts, and faerie tokens. Navigating through the optimal sequencing of plays to generate and capitalize on token creation is crucial, which can be quite challenging for players, especially in a high-pressure game situation.

Targeted Removal: Your deck may falter against precise removal spells or abilities that dismantle your artifact and enchantment base. This can derail your strategy of amassing an army of faeries led by Alela, making it imperative to incorporate countermeasures or redundancy in the deck’s construction to mitigate these vulnerabilities.

Cards Breakdown

  • Alela, Artful Provocateur: Spearheading the deck, this faerie warlock generates flying tokens with every cast of an artifact or enchantment, providing essential board presence and aggression.
  • Swords to Plowshares: This classic removal offers a low-cost solution to exile annoying creatures while only marginally benefiting your opponent with life gain.
  • Sol Ring: A foundational artifact that accelerates mana production, enabling you to deploy threats and answers ahead of the curve.
  • Smothering Tithe: An enchantment that potentially ramps your mana by creating treasure tokens whenever your opponents draw cards, fueling costly spells swiftly.
  • Bident of Thassa: This artifact not only boosts your creatures’ attack but also rewards you with card draw, replenishing your hand as you swing with your tokens.
  • Phyrexian Arena: Provides consistent card advantage by drawing an additional card at the cost of one life per turn, essential for maintaining options.
  • Arcane Signet: A staple mana rock in any commander deck that taps for a color that’s within your commander’s color identity, ensuring color fixing.
  • Windfall: A game-altering sorcery that refreshes hands, potentially drawing numerous cards while synergizing with Smothering Tithe for massive token generation.
  • Detention Sphere: A versatile enchantment that can remove any troublesome nonland permanents and all others with the same name, crucial for handling multiple threats.
  • Throne of the God-Pharaoh: Acts as a win condition that punishes opponents by dealing damage at the end of turns based on the number of tapped creatures you control.

Similar Decks

Alela Artful Provocateur Commander Deck wings its way alongside comparable combo-centric strategies in the enchanting realm of MTG. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic’s life-gain tactics double down on long-term advantage, while Sharuum the Hegemon delves into artifact combos much like Alela. Breya, Etherium Shaper crafts a multicolor artifact strategy, offering versatility in win conditions. Edgar Markov’s vampire tribal deck focuses on swarming the board, and The Ur-Dragon’s draconic dominance parallels Alela’s penchant for flying threats. These decks weave together intricate synergies, resonating with Alela’s spell-casting elegance and battlefield presence.

How to Beat

  • Mass Removal Deck:
    • Leverages board wipes to disrupt token generation.
    • Keeps Alela from benefiting from enchantments and artifacts.
    • Strategically clears the board to hinder Alela’s army buildup.
  • Stax & Tax Deck:
    • Imposes rules and taxes on casting spells or abilities.
    • Slows down Alela’s tempo and limits faerie production.
    • Forces opponents into disadvantageous positions.
  • Targeted Artifact/Enchantment Removal:
    • Focuses on destroying or neutralizing key cards.
    • Prevents Alela from gaining momentum and benefits.
    • Removes tools essential for her strategy’s success.

BurnMana Recommendations

Unleashing Alela Artful Provocateur’s full potential hinges on astutely navigating the deck’s sinergies and maintaining resilience against disruption. Stay vigilant against targeted removals and balance your plays between building your board and keeping threats at bay. Remember, your faerie tokens aren’t just an offense; they’re a key to victory in this multifaceted strategy.

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