Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale Commander deck


Deck Overview

Embark on a quest for victory with the Syr Gwyn Hero of Ashvale Commander Deck, a strategic array blending chivalry with raw power. This deck is tailored to balance mana efficiency with a potent arsenal of knights and equipment, ensuring a formidable presence on the battlefield.

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Main deck

Commander

Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale - MTG Card versions

Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale

Creatures (22)

Acclaimed Contender - MTG Card versions

Acclaimed Contender

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Akiri, Fearless Voyager - MTG Card versions

Akiri, Fearless Voyager

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Armored Skyhunter - MTG Card versions

Armored Skyhunter

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Aryel, Knight of Windgrace - MTG Card versions

Aryel, Knight of Windgrace

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Battle Angels of Tyr - MTG Card versions

Battle Angels of Tyr

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Danitha Capashen, Paragon - MTG Card versions

Danitha Capashen, Paragon

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Danitha, Benalia's Hope - MTG Card versions

Danitha, Benalia's Hope

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Fervent Champion - MTG Card versions

Fervent Champion

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Guardian of Faith - MTG Card versions

Guardian of Faith

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Inspiring Veteran - MTG Card versions

Inspiring Veteran

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Kinsbaile Cavalier - MTG Card versions

Kinsbaile Cavalier

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Knight Exemplar - MTG Card versions

Knight Exemplar

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Knight of the White Orchid - MTG Card versions

Knight of the White Orchid

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Merry, Esquire of Rohan - MTG Card versions

Merry, Esquire of Rohan

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Midnight Reaper - MTG Card versions

Midnight Reaper

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Mirran Crusader - MTG Card versions

Mirran Crusader

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Puresteel Paladin - MTG Card versions

Puresteel Paladin

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Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer - MTG Card versions

Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer

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Sram, Senior Edificer - MTG Card versions

Sram, Senior Edificer

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Stormfist Crusader - MTG Card versions

Stormfist Crusader

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Valiant Knight - MTG Card versions

Valiant Knight

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Wintermoor Commander - MTG Card versions

Wintermoor Commander

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Acclaimed Contender - MTG Card versions

Acclaimed Contender

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Akiri, Fearless Voyager - MTG Card versions

Akiri, Fearless Voyager

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Armored Skyhunter - MTG Card versions

Armored Skyhunter

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Aryel, Knight of Windgrace - MTG Card versions

Aryel, Knight of Windgrace

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Battle Angels of Tyr - MTG Card versions

Battle Angels of Tyr

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Danitha Capashen, Paragon - MTG Card versions

Danitha Capashen, Paragon

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Danitha, Benalia's Hope - MTG Card versions

Danitha, Benalia's Hope

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Fervent Champion - MTG Card versions

Fervent Champion

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Guardian of Faith - MTG Card versions

Guardian of Faith

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Inspiring Veteran - MTG Card versions

Inspiring Veteran

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Kinsbaile Cavalier - MTG Card versions

Kinsbaile Cavalier

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Knight Exemplar - MTG Card versions

Knight Exemplar

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Knight of the White Orchid - MTG Card versions

Knight of the White Orchid

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Merry, Esquire of Rohan - MTG Card versions

Merry, Esquire of Rohan

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Midnight Reaper - MTG Card versions

Midnight Reaper

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Mirran Crusader - MTG Card versions

Mirran Crusader

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Puresteel Paladin - MTG Card versions

Puresteel Paladin

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Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer - MTG Card versions

Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer

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Sram, Senior Edificer - MTG Card versions

Sram, Senior Edificer

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Stormfist Crusader - MTG Card versions

Stormfist Crusader

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Valiant Knight - MTG Card versions

Valiant Knight

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Wintermoor Commander - MTG Card versions

Wintermoor Commander

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Instants (9)

Akroma's Will - MTG Card versions

Akroma's Will

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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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Rakdos Charm - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Charm

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Stroke of Midnight - MTG Card versions

Stroke of Midnight

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Swords to Plowshares - MTG Card versions

Swords to Plowshares

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Teferi's Protection - MTG Card versions

Teferi's Protection

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Terminate - MTG Card versions

Terminate

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Unbreakable Formation - MTG Card versions

Unbreakable Formation

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Akroma's Will - MTG Card versions

Akroma's Will

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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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Rakdos Charm - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Charm

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Stroke of Midnight - MTG Card versions

Stroke of Midnight

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Swords to Plowshares - MTG Card versions

Swords to Plowshares

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Teferi's Protection - MTG Card versions

Teferi's Protection

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Terminate - MTG Card versions

Terminate

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Unbreakable Formation - MTG Card versions

Unbreakable Formation

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Artifacts (24)

Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

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Argentum Armor - MTG Card versions

Argentum Armor

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Blackblade Reforged - MTG Card versions

Blackblade Reforged

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Boros Signet - MTG Card versions

Boros Signet

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Colossus Hammer - MTG Card versions

Colossus Hammer

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Diamond Pick-Axe - MTG Card versions

Diamond Pick-Axe

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Embercleave - MTG Card versions

Embercleave

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Lightning Greaves - MTG Card versions

Lightning Greaves

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Loxodon Warhammer - MTG Card versions

Loxodon Warhammer

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Orzhov Signet - MTG Card versions

Orzhov Signet

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Rakdos Signet - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Signet

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Shadowspear - MTG Card versions

Shadowspear

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Sigiled Sword of Valeron - MTG Card versions

Sigiled Sword of Valeron

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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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Sword of Feast and Famine - MTG Card versions

Sword of Feast and Famine

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Sword of Fire and Ice - MTG Card versions

Sword of Fire and Ice

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Sword of Forge and Frontier - MTG Card versions

Sword of Forge and Frontier

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Sword of Hearth and Home - MTG Card versions

Sword of Hearth and Home

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Sword of the Animist - MTG Card versions

Sword of the Animist

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Talisman of Conviction - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Conviction

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Talisman of Hierarchy - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Hierarchy

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Talisman of Indulgence - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Indulgence

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The Reaver Cleaver - MTG Card versions

The Reaver Cleaver

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Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

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Argentum Armor - MTG Card versions

Argentum Armor

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Blackblade Reforged - MTG Card versions

Blackblade Reforged

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Boros Signet - MTG Card versions

Boros Signet

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Colossus Hammer - MTG Card versions

Colossus Hammer

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Diamond Pick-Axe - MTG Card versions

Diamond Pick-Axe

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Embercleave - MTG Card versions

Embercleave

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Lightning Greaves - MTG Card versions

Lightning Greaves

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Loxodon Warhammer - MTG Card versions

Loxodon Warhammer

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Orzhov Signet - MTG Card versions

Orzhov Signet

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Rakdos Signet - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Signet

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Shadowspear - MTG Card versions

Shadowspear

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Sigiled Sword of Valeron - MTG Card versions

Sigiled Sword of Valeron

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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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Sword of Feast and Famine - MTG Card versions

Sword of Feast and Famine

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Sword of Fire and Ice - MTG Card versions

Sword of Fire and Ice

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Sword of Forge and Frontier - MTG Card versions

Sword of Forge and Frontier

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Sword of Hearth and Home - MTG Card versions

Sword of Hearth and Home

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Sword of the Animist - MTG Card versions

Sword of the Animist

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Talisman of Conviction - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Conviction

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Talisman of Hierarchy - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Hierarchy

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Talisman of Indulgence - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Indulgence

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The Reaver Cleaver - MTG Card versions

The Reaver Cleaver

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Lands (35)

Arid Mesa - MTG Card versions

Arid Mesa

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Badlands - MTG Card versions

Badlands

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Blood Crypt - MTG Card versions

Blood Crypt

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Bloodstained Mire - MTG Card versions

Bloodstained Mire

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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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Godless Shrine - MTG Card versions

Godless Shrine

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Luxury Suite - MTG Card versions

Luxury Suite

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Marsh Flats - MTG Card versions

Marsh Flats

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Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

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Nomad Outpost - MTG Card versions

Nomad Outpost

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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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Plateau - MTG Card versions

Plateau

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Sacred Foundry - MTG Card versions

Sacred Foundry

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Savai Triome - MTG Card versions

Savai Triome

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Scrubland - MTG Card versions

Scrubland

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Secluded Courtyard - MTG Card versions

Secluded Courtyard

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Spectator Seating - MTG Card versions

Spectator Seating

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Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

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Tournament Grounds - MTG Card versions

Tournament Grounds

Quantity: 1
Unclaimed Territory - MTG Card versions

Unclaimed Territory

Quantity: 1
Vault of Champions - MTG Card versions

Vault of Champions

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Arid Mesa - MTG Card versions

Arid Mesa

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Badlands - MTG Card versions

Badlands

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Blood Crypt - MTG Card versions

Blood Crypt

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Bloodstained Mire - MTG Card versions

Bloodstained Mire

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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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Godless Shrine - MTG Card versions

Godless Shrine

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Luxury Suite - MTG Card versions

Luxury Suite

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Marsh Flats - MTG Card versions

Marsh Flats

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Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

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Nomad Outpost - MTG Card versions

Nomad Outpost

Quantity: 1
Path of Ancestry - MTG Card versions

Path of Ancestry

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Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

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Plateau - MTG Card versions

Plateau

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Sacred Foundry - MTG Card versions

Sacred Foundry

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Savai Triome - MTG Card versions

Savai Triome

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Scrubland - MTG Card versions

Scrubland

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Secluded Courtyard - MTG Card versions

Secluded Courtyard

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Spectator Seating - MTG Card versions

Spectator Seating

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Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

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Tournament Grounds - MTG Card versions

Tournament Grounds

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Unclaimed Territory - MTG Card versions

Unclaimed Territory

Quantity: 1
Vault of Champions - MTG Card versions

Vault of Champions

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Deck Overview

Embark on a quest for victory with the Syr Gwyn Hero of Ashvale Commander Deck, a strategic array blending chivalry with raw power. This deck is tailored to balance mana efficiency with a potent arsenal of knights and equipment, ensuring a formidable presence on the battlefield.

Deck Composition

  • Mana Curve: When crafting the Syr Gwyn Hero of Ashvale Commander Deck, attention to the mana curve is key. We aim for a balanced progression allowing castings of knights and equipments early while ensuring Syr Gwyn enters the fray on time. This means incorporating efficient spells, knights with lower costs, and mana rocks like “Arcane Signet” to accelerate our strategy.
  • Land Count: With an emphasis on multi-colored spells, the deck houses 37 lands. It sports a variety of basic lands, multicolored lands like “Tournament Grounds,” and utility lands to achieve optimal color balance and casting consistency.
  • Win Conditions: To clinch victory, this deck relies on assembling a formidable tableau of equipped knights. Syr Gwyn’s ability to equip them for free turns a regular force into an overwhelming one. Specific win conditions involve leveraging creatures like “Puresteel Paladin” for an unstoppable wave of attacks.
  • Card Synergy: Each card is selected for its chemistry with Syr Gwyn’s essence. Equipments like “Colossus Hammer” combo splendidly with “Sigarda’s Aid,” turning every knight into a lethal threat while maintaining a strong board presence.
  • Color Balance: The mana base supports the color-intensive demands of Mardu, ensuring that red, white, and black mana are accessible in a balanced manner to cast both creatures and spells efficiently throughout the duel.
  • Card Advantage: To sustain momentum, card draw engines such as “Sram, Senior Edificer” and “Knights’ Charge” provide a consistent flow of cards into our hand, further fueled by Syr Gwyn’s potent triggered ability.
  • Tempo: It’s essential to control the game’s pace, and this deck accomplishes that through cards like “Path to Exile” for early threats and “Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice” for mid-game tempo swings.
  • Versatility: Flexibility is introduced through modal spells like “Boros Charm” and equipment such as “Sunforger,” ready to adapt to a shifting battlefield and opponents’ strategies.
  • Sideboard Strategy: Commander format does not utilize a sideboard in traditional play, but cards are selected with a similar philosophy, considering situational inclusions like “Hide/Seek” to answer specific threats that may arise in a diverse playgroup.
  • Resilience: The deck’s robustness hinges on resistive measures. Incorporating protective spells such as “Apostle’s Blessing” and recursion through “Argivian Find” ensures that Syr Gwyn and the knights can rebound from removals and stay in the fray.

Deck Strengths

Legendary Power: Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale brings a commanding presence to the battlefield, offering a combination of aggressive power and strategic advantages that can dominate a game.

Multi-Angle Threats: This Commander Deck is designed to attack from multiple angles, with Knights that bring various abilities to the fray, causing opponents to spread their defenses thin.

Adaptability: With the ability to respond to shifting board states, the deck thrives on its capacity for tactical changes, allowing for a resilient and enduring playstyle.

Deck Weaknesses

Complexity: Running Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale demands advanced strategy, as you juggle equipping knights while maintaining mana for reactive plays. It’s a balancing act that rewards proficiency and punishes missteps.

Targeted Removal: With Syr Gwyn at the helm, opponents will likely aim to dismantle your setup. As such, targeted removal is your bane, necessitating a suite of counterspells or hexproof options to shield your commander and maintain your knights’ momentum.

Cards Breakdown

  • Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale: The cornerstone of the deck, empowering knights with haste and the advantage of equipping for no cost, turning each equipped knight into a significant threat.
  • Knights’ Charge: A crucial enchantment that buffs your knights and can turn the tide of the game with a mass resurrection effect, bringing your forces back for a final assault.
  • Colossus Hammer: A powerful equipment that, while usually costly to equip, becomes game-changing in this deck, granting a creature +10/+10 and transforming them into a heavyweight champion.
  • Embercleave: This legendary artifact can end games swiftly by offering a double strike and trample bonus, making any knight a lethal attacker, especially under Syr Gwyn’s command.
  • History of Benalia: It enhances your board presence with knight tokens and culminates in a significant boost to your knights’ power and toughness, bolstering your offensive capability.
  • Smothering Tithe: It provides essential ramp in white by generating treasure tokens, ensuring you have the resources to play your key cards and equip freely.
  • Sunforger: Grants strong utility by allowing you to fetch the perfect response from your deck, be it removal or protection, enhancing your in-game adaptability.
  • Giver of Runes: Protects your most valuable knights from removal or makes them unblockable, ensuring your equipped creatures can deliver their enhanced blows.
  • Tome of Legends: Syr Gwyn’s ability to attack right away makes this artifact a consistent draw engine, keeping your hand replenished and your options open.
  • Shared Animosity: This enchantment magnifies the threat of your knight swarm, increasing their power based on the number of creatures that share a type with the attacker.

Similar Decks

In the realm of Commander, the Syr Gwyn Hero of Ashvale deck finds kinship with several similar strategic builds. The “Knights’ Charge” deck reigns with a chivalrous theme, deploying knights and equipping them for battle, echoing the valiant synergy of Syr Gwyn. The “Artifact Assault” deck, which arms creatures with a powerful array of equipment, mirrors Syr Gwyn’s cost-reducing ability for equipping knights. Additionally, “Auras of Majesty” focuses on enchanting creatures for combat superiority, much like the buffs from Syr Gwyn’s arsenal. These decks all capitalize on enhancing creatures to command the battlefield, offering players a robust gameplay experience.

How to Beat

  • Mass Artifact Removal Deck:
    • Employs spells like Vandalblast to wipe equipment from play.
    • Undercuts Syr Gwyn’s equipment-based strategies.
    • Limits the buffs to creatures, making them easier to manage.
  • Board Wipe Centric Deck:
    • Leverages board-clearing effects like Wrath of God.
    • Prevents the buildup of Syr Gwyn’s forces.
    • Rebalances the game, even after a fast knightly onslaught.
  • Edict Effects Deck:
    • Uses targeted edict spells like Diabolic Edict.
    • Bypasses equipment protection by forcing sacrifices.
    • Thwarts the typical voltron strategy of Syr Gwyn.

BurnMana Recommendations

To maximize your potential with the Syr Gwyn Hero of Ashvale Commander Deck, understand the importance of a smooth mana curve and strategic card synergy. Effectively use your card advantage and tempo control to maintain a resilient stance. Face your adversaries with the full might of your knights and equipments, always ready to adapt to their tactics for a glorious victory on the battlefield.

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