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8×8 with Wydwen – Part 8: Doomsday

In this, the last part of the 8×8 with Wydwen series, we’re finishing off our Wydwen, the Biting Gale Commander deck by adding one last set of cards. This set of cards, however, doesn’t share an effect. Instead, they combine to support one.

This is Wydwen’s Doomsday Pile.

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8×8 with Wydwen – Parts 6 & 7: Tutors/Recursion & Win Conditions

For those who might not’ve caught this series’s first parts, we’re building a tricksy, Instant-speed Commander deck helmed by Wydwen, the Biting Gale, using the 8×8 Theory as our guide. In this edition, we’re going to add our deck’s penultimate effects, tutors/recursion and win conditions.

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8×8 with Wydwen – Parts 4 & 5: Stealing & Bouncing

This week, we’re rounding second base and coming toward home with the 8×8 with Wydwen series.

For those who might not’ve caught the series’s first parts, we’re building a Commander deck helmed by Wydwen, the Biting Gale, using the 8×8 Theory as our guide. And the next two effects we’re adding are two of my favorites: stealing stuff and bouncing stuff.

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8×8 with Wydwen – Parts 2 & 3: Card Draw & Removal

This week, I’m back with Parts 2 & 3 of the 8×8 with Wydwen series. For those who might not’ve caught the first part, we’re building a Commander deck helmed by Wydwen, the Biting Gale, using the 8×8 Theory as our guide. In each of the next few installments, I’ll add two new effects to our Wydwen deck. In the final installment, I’ll add something truly wild.

This month, however, I’ve chosen to add two of Blue-Black’s bread and butter effects: card draw and removal. These effects are fairly standard, but in an attempt to keep our deck “tricky,” I’ve worked to include at least a couple non-standard versions of each. Let me know how I did, after you read through the lists below.

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8×8 with Wydwen – Part 1: Counterspells

As decided by you, the readers, I’ve begun building my next Commander deck, led by Wydwen, the Biting Gale:

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I’ve built Commander decks a variety of ways. I’ve built the whole deck online, tested it thoroughly, and then bought the cards I need. I’ve started from pre-constructed lists and then tweaked them slightly. I’ve started with cards I have lying around the house and iterated from there (as From the Ground Up readers know).

But I’ve never used the 8×8 Theory, and I’m curious to try it.

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