Anhelo, the Painter Commander deck


Deck Overview

Explore chromatic mastery with Anhelo the Painter Commander Deck, a vibrant tapestry of color and creation. Strategically crafted for harmonic mana flow and diverse win conditions, it’s a masterpiece in token manipulation and multicolored spellcasting.

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Main deck

Commander

Anhelo, the Painter - MTG Card versions

Anhelo, the Painter

Creatures (12)

Archmage Emeritus - MTG Card versions

Archmage Emeritus

Quantity: 1
Bloodghast - MTG Card versions

Bloodghast

Quantity: 1
Cormela, Glamour Thief - MTG Card versions

Cormela, Glamour Thief

Quantity: 1
Deekah, Fractal Theorist - MTG Card versions

Deekah, Fractal Theorist

Quantity: 1
Errant, Street Artist - MTG Card versions

Errant, Street Artist

Quantity: 1
Goblin Electromancer - MTG Card versions

Goblin Electromancer

Quantity: 1
Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia - MTG Card versions

Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia

Quantity: 1
Kess, Dissident Mage - MTG Card versions

Kess, Dissident Mage

Quantity: 1
Lagomos, Hand of Hatred - MTG Card versions

Lagomos, Hand of Hatred

Quantity: 1
Sinister Concierge - MTG Card versions

Sinister Concierge

Quantity: 1
Storm-Kiln Artist - MTG Card versions

Storm-Kiln Artist

Quantity: 1
Talrand, Sky Summoner - MTG Card versions

Talrand, Sky Summoner

Quantity: 1
Archmage Emeritus - MTG Card versions

Archmage Emeritus

Quantity: 1
Bloodghast - MTG Card versions

Bloodghast

Quantity: 1
Cormela, Glamour Thief - MTG Card versions

Cormela, Glamour Thief

Quantity: 1
Deekah, Fractal Theorist - MTG Card versions

Deekah, Fractal Theorist

Quantity: 1
Errant, Street Artist - MTG Card versions

Errant, Street Artist

Quantity: 1
Goblin Electromancer - MTG Card versions

Goblin Electromancer

Quantity: 1
Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia - MTG Card versions

Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia

Quantity: 1
Kess, Dissident Mage - MTG Card versions

Kess, Dissident Mage

Quantity: 1
Lagomos, Hand of Hatred - MTG Card versions

Lagomos, Hand of Hatred

Quantity: 1
Sinister Concierge - MTG Card versions

Sinister Concierge

Quantity: 1
Storm-Kiln Artist - MTG Card versions

Storm-Kiln Artist

Quantity: 1
Talrand, Sky Summoner - MTG Card versions

Talrand, Sky Summoner

Quantity: 1

Sorceries (21)

Army of the Damned - MTG Card versions

Army of the Damned

Quantity: 1
Brass's Bounty - MTG Card versions

Brass's Bounty

Quantity: 1
Call to Mind - MTG Card versions

Call to Mind

Quantity: 1
Chain Reaction - MTG Card versions

Chain Reaction

Quantity: 1
Deep Analysis - MTG Card versions

Deep Analysis

Quantity: 1
Drawn from Dreams - MTG Card versions

Drawn from Dreams

Quantity: 1
Exsanguinate - MTG Card versions

Exsanguinate

Quantity: 1
Feed the Swarm - MTG Card versions

Feed the Swarm

Quantity: 1
Jaya's Immolating Inferno - MTG Card versions

Jaya's Immolating Inferno

Quantity: 1
Karn's Temporal Sundering - MTG Card versions

Karn's Temporal Sundering

Quantity: 1
Maestros Confluence - MTG Card versions

Maestros Confluence

Quantity: 1
Make an Example - MTG Card versions

Make an Example

Quantity: 1
Mystic Retrieval - MTG Card versions

Mystic Retrieval

Quantity: 1
Ponder - MTG Card versions

Ponder

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Preordain - MTG Card versions

Preordain

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River's Rebuke - MTG Card versions

River's Rebuke

Quantity: 1
Syphon Mind - MTG Card versions

Syphon Mind

Quantity: 1
Time Stretch - MTG Card versions

Time Stretch

Quantity: 1
Time Warp - MTG Card versions

Time Warp

Quantity: 1
Vandalblast - MTG Card versions

Vandalblast

Quantity: 1
Xander's Pact - MTG Card versions

Xander's Pact

Quantity: 1
Army of the Damned - MTG Card versions

Army of the Damned

Quantity: 1
Brass's Bounty - MTG Card versions

Brass's Bounty

Quantity: 1
Call to Mind - MTG Card versions

Call to Mind

Quantity: 1
Chain Reaction - MTG Card versions

Chain Reaction

Quantity: 1
Deep Analysis - MTG Card versions

Deep Analysis

Quantity: 1
Drawn from Dreams - MTG Card versions

Drawn from Dreams

Quantity: 1
Exsanguinate - MTG Card versions

Exsanguinate

Quantity: 1
Feed the Swarm - MTG Card versions

Feed the Swarm

Quantity: 1
Jaya's Immolating Inferno - MTG Card versions

Jaya's Immolating Inferno

Quantity: 1
Karn's Temporal Sundering - MTG Card versions

Karn's Temporal Sundering

Quantity: 1
Maestros Confluence - MTG Card versions

Maestros Confluence

Quantity: 1
Make an Example - MTG Card versions

Make an Example

Quantity: 1
Mystic Retrieval - MTG Card versions

Mystic Retrieval

Quantity: 1
Ponder - MTG Card versions

Ponder

Quantity: 1
Preordain - MTG Card versions

Preordain

Quantity: 1
River's Rebuke - MTG Card versions

River's Rebuke

Quantity: 1
Syphon Mind - MTG Card versions

Syphon Mind

Quantity: 1
Time Stretch - MTG Card versions

Time Stretch

Quantity: 1
Time Warp - MTG Card versions

Time Warp

Quantity: 1
Vandalblast - MTG Card versions

Vandalblast

Quantity: 1
Xander's Pact - MTG Card versions

Xander's Pact

Quantity: 1

Instants (19)

Audacious Swap - MTG Card versions

Audacious Swap

Quantity: 1
Bedevil - MTG Card versions

Bedevil

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Big Score - MTG Card versions

Big Score

Quantity: 1
Brainstorm - MTG Card versions

Brainstorm

Quantity: 1
Dark Ritual - MTG Card versions

Dark Ritual

Quantity: 1
Dig Through Time - MTG Card versions

Dig Through Time

Quantity: 1
Fact or Fiction - MTG Card versions

Fact or Fiction

Quantity: 1
Frantic Search - MTG Card versions

Frantic Search

Quantity: 1
Maestros Charm - MTG Card versions

Maestros Charm

Quantity: 1
Mystic Confluence - MTG Card versions

Mystic Confluence

Quantity: 1
Pull from Tomorrow - MTG Card versions

Pull from Tomorrow

Quantity: 1
Rakdos Charm - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Charm

Quantity: 1
Reiterate - MTG Card versions

Reiterate

Quantity: 1
Seething Song - MTG Card versions

Seething Song

Quantity: 1
Terminate - MTG Card versions

Terminate

Quantity: 1
Tragic Slip - MTG Card versions

Tragic Slip

Quantity: 1
Unexpected Windfall - MTG Card versions

Unexpected Windfall

Quantity: 1
Void Shatter - MTG Card versions

Void Shatter

Quantity: 1
Waste Management - MTG Card versions

Waste Management

Quantity: 1
Audacious Swap - MTG Card versions

Audacious Swap

Quantity: 1
Bedevil - MTG Card versions

Bedevil

Quantity: 1
Big Score - MTG Card versions

Big Score

Quantity: 1
Brainstorm - MTG Card versions

Brainstorm

Quantity: 1
Dark Ritual - MTG Card versions

Dark Ritual

Quantity: 1
Dig Through Time - MTG Card versions

Dig Through Time

Quantity: 1
Fact or Fiction - MTG Card versions

Fact or Fiction

Quantity: 1
Frantic Search - MTG Card versions

Frantic Search

Quantity: 1
Maestros Charm - MTG Card versions

Maestros Charm

Quantity: 1
Mystic Confluence - MTG Card versions

Mystic Confluence

Quantity: 1
Pull from Tomorrow - MTG Card versions

Pull from Tomorrow

Quantity: 1
Rakdos Charm - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Charm

Quantity: 1
Reiterate - MTG Card versions

Reiterate

Quantity: 1
Seething Song - MTG Card versions

Seething Song

Quantity: 1
Terminate - MTG Card versions

Terminate

Quantity: 1
Tragic Slip - MTG Card versions

Tragic Slip

Quantity: 1
Unexpected Windfall - MTG Card versions

Unexpected Windfall

Quantity: 1
Void Shatter - MTG Card versions

Void Shatter

Quantity: 1
Waste Management - MTG Card versions

Waste Management

Quantity: 1

Artifacts (7)

Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Fellwar Stone - MTG Card versions

Fellwar Stone

Quantity: 1
Izzet Signet - MTG Card versions

Izzet Signet

Quantity: 1
Rakdos Signet - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Signet

Quantity: 1
Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

Quantity: 1
Twinning Staff - MTG Card versions

Twinning Staff

Quantity: 1
Wayfarer's Bauble - MTG Card versions

Wayfarer's Bauble

Quantity: 1
Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Fellwar Stone - MTG Card versions

Fellwar Stone

Quantity: 1
Izzet Signet - MTG Card versions

Izzet Signet

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Rakdos Signet - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Signet

Quantity: 1
Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

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Twinning Staff - MTG Card versions

Twinning Staff

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Wayfarer's Bauble - MTG Card versions

Wayfarer's Bauble

Quantity: 1

Lands (32)

Cascade Bluffs - MTG Card versions

Cascade Bluffs

Quantity: 1
Choked Estuary - MTG Card versions

Choked Estuary

Quantity: 1
Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

Quantity: 1
Crumbling Necropolis - MTG Card versions

Crumbling Necropolis

Quantity: 1
Darkwater Catacombs - MTG Card versions

Darkwater Catacombs

Quantity: 1
Evolving Wilds - MTG Card versions

Evolving Wilds

Quantity: 1
Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

Quantity: 1
Foreboding Ruins - MTG Card versions

Foreboding Ruins

Quantity: 1
Island - MTG Card versions

Island

Quantity: 5
Izzet Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Izzet Guildgate

Quantity: 1
Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

Quantity: 5
Myriad Landscape - MTG Card versions

Myriad Landscape

Quantity: 1
Reliquary Tower - MTG Card versions

Reliquary Tower

Quantity: 1
Shadowblood Ridge - MTG Card versions

Shadowblood Ridge

Quantity: 1
Smoldering Marsh - MTG Card versions

Smoldering Marsh

Quantity: 1
Sulfur Falls - MTG Card versions

Sulfur Falls

Quantity: 1
Sunken Hollow - MTG Card versions

Sunken Hollow

Quantity: 1
Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 5
Temple of Epiphany - MTG Card versions

Temple of Epiphany

Quantity: 1
Xander's Lounge - MTG Card versions

Xander's Lounge

Quantity: 1
Cascade Bluffs - MTG Card versions

Cascade Bluffs

Quantity: 1
Choked Estuary - MTG Card versions

Choked Estuary

Quantity: 1
Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

Quantity: 1
Crumbling Necropolis - MTG Card versions

Crumbling Necropolis

Quantity: 1
Darkwater Catacombs - MTG Card versions

Darkwater Catacombs

Quantity: 1
Evolving Wilds - MTG Card versions

Evolving Wilds

Quantity: 1
Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

Quantity: 1
Foreboding Ruins - MTG Card versions

Foreboding Ruins

Quantity: 1
Island - MTG Card versions

Island

Quantity: 5
Izzet Guildgate - MTG Card versions

Izzet Guildgate

Quantity: 1
Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

Quantity: 5
Myriad Landscape - MTG Card versions

Myriad Landscape

Quantity: 1
Reliquary Tower - MTG Card versions

Reliquary Tower

Quantity: 1
Shadowblood Ridge - MTG Card versions

Shadowblood Ridge

Quantity: 1
Smoldering Marsh - MTG Card versions

Smoldering Marsh

Quantity: 1
Sulfur Falls - MTG Card versions

Sulfur Falls

Quantity: 1
Sunken Hollow - MTG Card versions

Sunken Hollow

Quantity: 1
Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 5
Temple of Epiphany - MTG Card versions

Temple of Epiphany

Quantity: 1
Xander's Lounge - MTG Card versions

Xander's Lounge

Quantity: 1

Deck Overview

Explore chromatic mastery with Anhelo the Painter Commander Deck, a vibrant tapestry of color and creation. Strategically crafted for harmonic mana flow and diverse win conditions, it’s a masterpiece in token manipulation and multicolored spellcasting.

Deck Composition

  • Mana Curve: Anhelo the Painter Commander Deck is structured around a balanced mana curve, ensuring a smooth transition from early plays to more formidable spells. Artifacts like “Arcane Signet” and sorceries such as “Cultivate” keep resources flowing.
  • Land Count: Equipped with 36 lands, this deck utilizes a mix of basic lands, shock lands, and check lands, maintaining a stable and flexible mana foundation critical for supporting Anhelo’s abilities.
  • Win Conditions: The primary path to victory involves exploiting Anhelo’s capacity to turn tokens into any color, thus enabling multicolored spells to be cast easily. This is enhanced by creating numerous tokens and converting them into powerful threats or valuable resources.
  • Card Synergy: Synergy is pivotal, as seen with “Doubling Season” multiplicative effects on tokens, and “Conflux,” which fetches an array of multicolored cards to cast with Anhelo’s ability.
  • Color Balance: Despite being a five-color deck, color balance is meticulously managed to accommodate Anhelo’s colorful arsenal, complemented by a selection of color-fixing artifacts and enchantments.
  • Card Advantage: This deck capitalizes on card advantage through engines like “Phyrexian Arena,” providing persistent draw, while “Rishkar’s Expertise” allows for a potentially massive card gain in the mid to late game.
  • Tempo: Controlling the flow of the game is essential. Spot removal like “Path to Exile” and board wipes such as “Supreme Verdict” can reset the board when necessary, maintaining advantageous tempo.
  • Versatility: The deck is built with versatile responses in mind. “Assassin’s Trophy” provides a catch-all answer, and modal spells like “Esika’s Chariot” offer flexibility in handling an array of situations.
  • Sideboard Strategy: Not applicable to Commander format, where players create a singular battle-ready deck; however, having a mental sideboard strategy to adjust playing style post first game can be beneficial.
  • Resilience: Resilience is fostered through redundancies in key spells, ensuring access to Anhelo’s game-changing abilities. “Make a Stand” and “Eerie Interlude” shield your board from disruptions, while “Praetor’s Counsel” recovers valuable cards from the graveyard.

Deck Strengths

Legendary Power: The command of Anhelo the Painter grants players the ability to concoct numerous strategies, turning ordinary spells into game-altering masterpieces.

Multi-Angle Threats: This deck thrives on versatility, presenting a kaleidoscope of threats from token generation to instant-speed interactions, keeping adversaries on their toes.

Adaptability: Flexibility is at the heart of the Anhelo deck, with an arsenal crafted to respond and pivot according to the shifting tides of battle.

Deck Weaknesses

Complexity: Crafting a cohesive strategy around Anhelo’s unique painting ability can be intricate. Players must balance a variety of colors and card effects, which demands deep format knowledge and practice to navigate successfully.

Targeted Removal: Anhelo the Painter thrives on synergy and buffing creatures. Hence, pinpointed disruption can dismantle the deck’s momentum, making the inclusion of counterspells and hexproof options a wise defensive layer for maintaining board presence.

Cards Breakdown

  • Anhelo, the Painter: A new staple for any art-themed deck, its ability to create a masterpiece with enough colors is key for controlling the board’s aesthetics.
  • Kederekt Leviathan: Offers an overwhelming board presence and the ability to reset the battlefield, making it an ideal fit for decks emphasizing control.
  • Swan Song: This efficient counter spell for only one blue mana can disrupt opponents’ key spells, proving its worth in protecting your key plays.
  • Replenish: Perfect for bringing back all enchantments from the graveyard, giving a second chance to your finest pieces of art and enchantments.
  • Enchanted Evening: Turns all permanents into enchantments, paving the way for powerful synergies and devastating combos within your deck.
  • Sphere of Safety: Increases your defenses based on enchantment count, making it harder for opponents to breach your artistic fortress.
  • Ghostly Prison: Another layer of protection that requires opponents to pay mana to attack you, securing your tableau for masterpiece creation.
  • Propaganda: Similar to Ghostly Prison, it imposes a taxing effect on opponents, keeping assaults at bay while you curate your board.
  • Copy Enchantment: Allows for flexibility and strategic duplication of the most beneficial enchantments on the field, enhancing your deck’s capabilities.
  • Clever Impersonator: Offers unparalleled versatility, capable of copying virtually anything on the board, a valuable asset in any deck for adapting to various game states.

Similar Decks

The Anhelo the Painter Commander Deck is in good company with other creative MTG commander builds designed to harness the power of art and color. The “Bob Ross Landscapes” deck also uses the canvas of the board to paint a victory, wielding land synergies and color manipulation. Exploring a similar palette, “Picasso’s Illusionists” focuses on trickery and illusions to bewilder opponents. “Da Vinci’s Constructs” brings to life powerful artifact creatures, while “Monet’s Garden” flourishes with a growth and counter-based strategy. Each of these decks, like Anhelo the Painter, offers a unique approach to the artful side of commander play.

How to Beat

  • Spell Slinging Deck:
    • Employs a suite of instant-speed interaction.
    • Keeps Anhelo’s triggers off the stack with counterspells.
    • Utilizes removal to handle creatures enchanted by Anhelo.
  • Stax & Lockdown Deck:
    • Deploys cards that restrict mana and spell casting.
    • Limits Anhelo’s ability to cast spells and activate abilities.
    • Maintains a lock on the board, preventing Anhelo from taking control.
  • Combo & Disruption Deck:
    • Focuses on assembling a game-winning combo rapidly.
    • Disrupts Anhelo’s synergies with targeted discard and spells.
    • Seeks to outpace Anhelo’s value engine and win the game outright.

BurnMana Recommendations

Anhelo the Painter offers a canvas for imaginative play, blending color and creativity for a vibrant Commander experience. Strive for resource fluidity and protect your synergies to optimize Anhelo’s chromatic wizardry. The deck’s versatile nature requires strategic foresight, ensuring each stroke leads to a triumph in your MTG tableau.

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