Najeela, the Blade-Blossom Commander deck


Deck Overview

Dive into a realm of warrior onslaught with the Najeela the Blade-Blossom Commander Deck, where every turn intensifies the battlefield with an ever-expanding legion of tokens. Strategic plays and synergistic combos pave the way for victory.

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Main deck

Commander

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom - MTG Card versions

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom

Creatures (38)

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death - MTG Card versions

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

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Arashin Foremost - MTG Card versions

Arashin Foremost

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Aven Wind Guide - MTG Card versions

Aven Wind Guide

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Azra Oddsmaker - MTG Card versions

Azra Oddsmaker

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Birds of Paradise - MTG Card versions

Birds of Paradise

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Blood-Chin Rager - MTG Card versions

Blood-Chin Rager

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Bramblewood Paragon - MTG Card versions

Bramblewood Paragon

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Brighthearth Banneret - MTG Card versions

Brighthearth Banneret

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Brutal Hordechief - MTG Card versions

Brutal Hordechief

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Champion of Lambholt - MTG Card versions

Champion of Lambholt

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Chief of the Edge - MTG Card versions

Chief of the Edge

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Chief of the Scale - MTG Card versions

Chief of the Scale

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Combat Celebrant - MTG Card versions

Combat Celebrant

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Decorated Champion - MTG Card versions

Decorated Champion

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General Marhault Elsdragon - MTG Card versions

General Marhault Elsdragon

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Grand Warlord Radha - MTG Card versions

Grand Warlord Radha

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Herald of Dromoka - MTG Card versions

Herald of Dromoka

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Honored Crop-Captain - MTG Card versions

Honored Crop-Captain

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Ignoble Hierarch - MTG Card versions

Ignoble Hierarch

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Kargan Intimidator - MTG Card versions

Kargan Intimidator

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Kargan Warleader - MTG Card versions

Kargan Warleader

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Kutzil, Malamet Exemplar - MTG Card versions

Kutzil, Malamet Exemplar

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Lovisa Coldeyes - MTG Card versions

Lovisa Coldeyes

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Maja, Bretagard Protector - MTG Card versions

Maja, Bretagard Protector

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Mardu Woe-Reaper - MTG Card versions

Mardu Woe-Reaper

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Marisi, Breaker of the Coil - MTG Card versions

Marisi, Breaker of the Coil

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Mindblade Render - MTG Card versions

Mindblade Render

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Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist - MTG Card versions

Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist

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Moraug, Fury of Akoum - MTG Card versions

Moraug, Fury of Akoum

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Ogre Battledriver - MTG Card versions

Ogre Battledriver

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Professional Face-Breaker - MTG Card versions

Professional Face-Breaker

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Radha, Heir to Keld - MTG Card versions

Radha, Heir to Keld

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Rushblade Commander - MTG Card versions

Rushblade Commander

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Samut, Voice of Dissent - MTG Card versions

Samut, Voice of Dissent

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Shanna, Sisay's Legacy - MTG Card versions

Shanna, Sisay's Legacy

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Surrak Dragonclaw - MTG Card versions

Surrak Dragonclaw

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Thrasher Brute - MTG Card versions

Thrasher Brute

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Zurgo Helmsmasher - MTG Card versions

Zurgo Helmsmasher

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Alesha, Who Smiles at Death - MTG Card versions

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

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Arashin Foremost - MTG Card versions

Arashin Foremost

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Aven Wind Guide - MTG Card versions

Aven Wind Guide

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Azra Oddsmaker - MTG Card versions

Azra Oddsmaker

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Birds of Paradise - MTG Card versions

Birds of Paradise

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Blood-Chin Rager - MTG Card versions

Blood-Chin Rager

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Bramblewood Paragon - MTG Card versions

Bramblewood Paragon

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Brighthearth Banneret - MTG Card versions

Brighthearth Banneret

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Brutal Hordechief - MTG Card versions

Brutal Hordechief

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Champion of Lambholt - MTG Card versions

Champion of Lambholt

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Chief of the Edge - MTG Card versions

Chief of the Edge

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Chief of the Scale - MTG Card versions

Chief of the Scale

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Combat Celebrant - MTG Card versions

Combat Celebrant

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Decorated Champion - MTG Card versions

Decorated Champion

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General Marhault Elsdragon - MTG Card versions

General Marhault Elsdragon

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Grand Warlord Radha - MTG Card versions

Grand Warlord Radha

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Herald of Dromoka - MTG Card versions

Herald of Dromoka

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Honored Crop-Captain - MTG Card versions

Honored Crop-Captain

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Ignoble Hierarch - MTG Card versions

Ignoble Hierarch

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Kargan Intimidator - MTG Card versions

Kargan Intimidator

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Kargan Warleader - MTG Card versions

Kargan Warleader

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Kutzil, Malamet Exemplar - MTG Card versions

Kutzil, Malamet Exemplar

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Lovisa Coldeyes - MTG Card versions

Lovisa Coldeyes

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Maja, Bretagard Protector - MTG Card versions

Maja, Bretagard Protector

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Mardu Woe-Reaper - MTG Card versions

Mardu Woe-Reaper

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Marisi, Breaker of the Coil - MTG Card versions

Marisi, Breaker of the Coil

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Mindblade Render - MTG Card versions

Mindblade Render

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Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist - MTG Card versions

Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist

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Moraug, Fury of Akoum - MTG Card versions

Moraug, Fury of Akoum

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Ogre Battledriver - MTG Card versions

Ogre Battledriver

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Professional Face-Breaker - MTG Card versions

Professional Face-Breaker

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Radha, Heir to Keld - MTG Card versions

Radha, Heir to Keld

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Rushblade Commander - MTG Card versions

Rushblade Commander

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Samut, Voice of Dissent - MTG Card versions

Samut, Voice of Dissent

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Shanna, Sisay's Legacy - MTG Card versions

Shanna, Sisay's Legacy

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Surrak Dragonclaw - MTG Card versions

Surrak Dragonclaw

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Thrasher Brute - MTG Card versions

Thrasher Brute

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Zurgo Helmsmasher - MTG Card versions

Zurgo Helmsmasher

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Sorceries (6)

Blasphemous Act - MTG Card versions

Blasphemous Act

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Distant Melody - MTG Card versions

Distant Melody

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Harvest Season - MTG Card versions

Harvest Season

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Nature's Lore - MTG Card versions

Nature's Lore

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Shamanic Revelation - MTG Card versions

Shamanic Revelation

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Three Visits - MTG Card versions

Three Visits

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Blasphemous Act - MTG Card versions

Blasphemous Act

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Distant Melody - MTG Card versions

Distant Melody

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Harvest Season - MTG Card versions

Harvest Season

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Nature's Lore - MTG Card versions

Nature's Lore

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Shamanic Revelation - MTG Card versions

Shamanic Revelation

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Three Visits - MTG Card versions

Three Visits

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Instants (7)

Akroma's Will - MTG Card versions

Akroma's Will

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Anguished Unmaking - MTG Card versions

Anguished Unmaking

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Beast Within - MTG Card versions

Beast Within

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Boros Charm - MTG Card versions

Boros Charm

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Path to Exile - MTG Card versions

Path to Exile

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Secure the Wastes - MTG Card versions

Secure the Wastes

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Swords to Plowshares - MTG Card versions

Swords to Plowshares

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Akroma's Will - MTG Card versions

Akroma's Will

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Anguished Unmaking - MTG Card versions

Anguished Unmaking

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Beast Within - MTG Card versions

Beast Within

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Boros Charm - MTG Card versions

Boros Charm

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Path to Exile - MTG Card versions

Path to Exile

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Secure the Wastes - MTG Card versions

Secure the Wastes

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Swords to Plowshares - MTG Card versions

Swords to Plowshares

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Artifacts (7)

Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

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Chromatic Lantern - MTG Card versions

Chromatic Lantern

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Fellwar Stone - MTG Card versions

Fellwar Stone

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Lightning Greaves - MTG Card versions

Lightning Greaves

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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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Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

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Chromatic Lantern - MTG Card versions

Chromatic Lantern

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Fellwar Stone - MTG Card versions

Fellwar Stone

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Lightning Greaves - MTG Card versions

Lightning Greaves

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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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Lands (36)

Blood Crypt - MTG Card versions

Blood Crypt

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Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

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Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

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Forest - MTG Card versions

Forest

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Godless Shrine - MTG Card versions

Godless Shrine

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Hallowed Fountain - MTG Card versions

Hallowed Fountain

Quantity: 1
Holdout Settlement - MTG Card versions

Holdout Settlement

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Island - MTG Card versions

Island

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Jetmir's Garden - MTG Card versions

Jetmir's Garden

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Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

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Overgrown Tomb - MTG Card versions

Overgrown Tomb

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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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Sacred Foundry - MTG Card versions

Sacred Foundry

Quantity: 1
Secluded Courtyard - MTG Card versions

Secluded Courtyard

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Steam Vents - MTG Card versions

Steam Vents

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Stomping Ground - MTG Card versions

Stomping Ground

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Survivors' Encampment - MTG Card versions

Survivors' Encampment

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Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

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Temple Garden - MTG Card versions

Temple Garden

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The World Tree - MTG Card versions

The World Tree

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Unclaimed Territory - MTG Card versions

Unclaimed Territory

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Windswept Heath - MTG Card versions

Windswept Heath

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Blood Crypt - MTG Card versions

Blood Crypt

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Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

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Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

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Forest - MTG Card versions

Forest

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Godless Shrine - MTG Card versions

Godless Shrine

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Hallowed Fountain - MTG Card versions

Hallowed Fountain

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Holdout Settlement - MTG Card versions

Holdout Settlement

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Island - MTG Card versions

Island

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Jetmir's Garden - MTG Card versions

Jetmir's Garden

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Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

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Overgrown Tomb - MTG Card versions

Overgrown Tomb

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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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Sacred Foundry - MTG Card versions

Sacred Foundry

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Secluded Courtyard - MTG Card versions

Secluded Courtyard

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Steam Vents - MTG Card versions

Steam Vents

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Stomping Ground - MTG Card versions

Stomping Ground

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Survivors' Encampment - MTG Card versions

Survivors' Encampment

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Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 2
Temple Garden - MTG Card versions

Temple Garden

Quantity: 1
The World Tree - MTG Card versions

The World Tree

Quantity: 1
Unclaimed Territory - MTG Card versions

Unclaimed Territory

Quantity: 1
Windswept Heath - MTG Card versions

Windswept Heath

Quantity: 1

Deck Overview

Dive into a realm of warrior onslaught with the Najeela the Blade-Blossom Commander Deck, where every turn intensifies the battlefield with an ever-expanding legion of tokens. Strategic plays and synergistic combos pave the way for victory.

Deck Composition

  • Mana Curve: The mana curve of this Najeela, the Blade-Blossom Commander deck is intentionally designed to be aggressive and low to the ground, allowing you to cast Najeela early and start accruing value through combat. Ramp cards such as “Nature’s Lore” or “Farseek” facilitate rapid plays and set the pace.
  • Land Count: This configuration runs around 32-36 lands, a typical range ensuring that mana sources are consistent but not excessive. A variety of tribal lands, shock lands, and a few utility lands provide the color fixing needed to support Najeela’s five-color identity.
  • Win Conditions: Winning strategies revolve around Najeela’s ability to create a vast army of warriors, complemented by cards like “Druids’ Repository” for infinite combos or “Bear Umbra” for extra combat phases, leading to overwhelming attacks that can defeat opponents in a single turn.
  • Card Synergy: Every card is chosen to work in tandem with Najeela. “Derevi, Empyrial Tactician” can untap lands with every combat to fund Najeela’s abilities, while “Mindblade Render” provides card draw as warriors attack, keeping your options open and threats constant.
  • Color Balance: Despite being a five-color deck, the color balance leans towards red, green, and blue to ensure a smooth casting of Najeela and other core multicolored cards. Color fixing is crucial, so cards like “Chromatic Lantern” can be a boon for maintaining balance.
  • Card Advantage: Card advantage is achieved through warriors that draw cards upon attacking or dealing combat damage, such as “Reconnaissance Mission.” Other inclusions like “Kindred Discovery” named for warriors can draw an immense number of cards over the course of a game.
  • Tempo: Control elements like “Path to Exile” support a steady tempo, removing key threats, while cheap warriors with haste or cards like “Lightning Greaves” to give Najeela haste foster early and consistent damage outputs.
  • Versatility: Cards like “Eldritch Evolution” can fetch key creatures directly to the battlefield, and modal spells offer various responses to threats, ensuring that the deck can react efficiently to changing game states.
  • Sideboard Strategy: Though Commander typically doesn’t use a sideboard, having a wish list or a toolbox accessible via cards like “Glittering Wish” could provide situational answers such as “Supreme Verdict” for board wipes or “Silent Arbiter” for controlling combat.
  • Resilience: To bounce back from board wipes or removal, the deck incorporates cards like “Make a Stand” and “Heroic Intervention.” Recursion elements such as “Patriarch’s Bidding” also ensure that your warriors return to the battlefield, ready to fight another day.

Deck Strengths

Legendary Power: Najeela, the Blade-Blossom, stands as a formidable commander with the potential to create a relentless army of warrior tokens, dominating the battlefield turn after turn.

Multi-Angle Threats: With Najeela at the helm, this deck launches attacks from multiple angles, utilizing warrior synergies, combat tricks, and tempo plays to outmaneuver the opposition.

Adaptability: The deck thrives on its ability to pivot between aggressive and controlling strategies, ensuring it can tailor its game plan to outclass any deck it faces.

Deck Weaknesses

Complexity: Navigating the Najeela, the Blade-Blossom Commander Deck demands intricate understanding of combo lines and the apt timing to initiate them. Pilots must tactically maneuver through each phase while maintaining momentum for the onslaught of warrior tokens.

Targeted Removal: An Achilles’ heel for this deck is the reliance on Najeela. Precision removal can dismantle the deck’s engine, necessitating redundancy in backups or countermeasures to protect your core strategy and prolong your battlefield presence.

Cards Breakdown

  • Najeela, the Blade-Blossom: The centerpiece of the deck, capable of rapidly creating an army of Warrior tokens to swarm opponents and activate powerful combo plays.
  • Derevi, Empyrial Tactician: Enhances Najeela’s token generation by untapping her or other key permanents, also playing a role in mana fixing.
  • Druid’s Repository: A crucial enchantment that accumulates charge counters to fuel Najeela’s activated abilities, especially her infamous combo enabling extra combat phases.
  • Champion of Lambholt: This creature is a menace in token strategies; as it grows, it makes your creatures increasingly harder to block.
  • Shared Animosity: A powerful enchantment that increases the damage potential of your attacking tokens, turning them into a formidable threat.
  • Kindred Discovery: With Najeela, this card provides an exceptional draw engine, ensuring a constant flow of options as Warriors enter the battlefield.
  • Radical Idea: Provides card draw to maintain hand advantage, also has a jump-start mechanic for additional utility.
  • Zealous Conscripts: Temporarily take control of any permanent and utilize it to your advantage, an unexpected twist that can disrupt opponent strategies.
  • Bear Umbra: This enchantment not only boosts Najeela’s survivability but also untaps lands, aligning perfectly with the deck’s ambition for repeated combat.
  • Mirari’s Wake: Doubles your mana generation and buffs your creatures, an ideal support spell in a deck aiming to cast numerous spells and overtake the game with vast armies.

Similar Decks

Players captivated by the Najeela the Blade-Blossom Commander Deck often explore decks like “Warrior Tribal” which, much like Najeela, thrives on warrior synergy and aggressive combat strategies. “Sliver Overlord” decks revolve around creature-type mechanics and swarming the board, bearing resemblance to Najeela’s token generation. The “Edgar Markov” deck, focusing on vampire tokens and buffs, shares the swarm strategy. “Krenko, Mob Boss” decks also mirror Najeela’s approach, capitalizing on goblin tokens for exponential growth. These commanding decks, steeped in synergy and swarm tactics, offer dynamic game-play experiences akin to the Najeela deck’s warrior-centric warfare.

How to Beat

  • Stax & Lockdown Deck:
    • Leverages resource denial via taxes and lockdown effects.
    • Constrains Najeela’s ability to cast spells and activate abilities.
    • Focuses on controlling the pace to prevent warrior token proliferation.
  • Combo Shutdown Deck:
    • Employs disruption to impede key combo pieces.
    • Utilizes strategic removal to dismantle the core engine of Najeela’s strategy.
    • Strives to dismantle combos before they unfold on the battlefield.
  • Efficient Board Wipes:
    • Incorporates sweeping destruction spells to clear tokens en masse.
    • Neutralizes the wide board state that Najeela excels at creating.
    • Keeps Najeela off the board to delay the commander’s impact.

BurnMana Recommendations

Whether you’re an aspiring warrior or a seasoned combatant, the Najeela, the Blade-Blossom Commander Deck demands strategic prowess and adaptability. Remember to exploit Najeela’s token generation, keep your mana curve efficient, and prepare for diverse game scenarios. Balance aggression with tactical plays to ensure your reign on the battlefield stands unchallenged.

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