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AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE


Hey guys Jordan here, it has been a minute but I am back to bring you something I have been working on for a few months now. In the spirit of my love of crossovers and the exciting new possibilities with Universes Beyond I decided to make a commander deck based on Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame. I went a little deeper and tried to make every card a reference to something from the movie.

The deck is not by any means good. It is fun, don't get me wrong. Building the deck reminded me of building a Yu-Gi-Oh! Deck when I was a kid. Putting cards in because they looked cool or were fun, or just fit with the theme so well. I spent hours digging through Scryfall to find cards that truly matched the person or place I was trying to represent.

So, the rules I set for myself were simple. I had to Include all the main avengers, the black order, the stones and the gauntlet. What I ended up with was an ability to tell the entire story of the movies in a 100 card deck.

Let us start with the commander.



No wait, that’s not right …



Much better.

I made this nice Proxy of Thanos to set the stage for the movie. Credit for the art goes to theknott14.


I chose Kenrith for multiple reasons. He is the RETURNED king and Thanos returns in Endgame. He has multiple activated abilities which can represent the different powers of the Infinity Stones, and… well let's be honest the deck wouldn't work if it wasn’t 5 colors. Let us start with a breakdown of the core cards that really tell the story of the end of Phase three.


Infinity Gauntlet and Stones

Gauntlet of Power (the Kaladesh Inventions art) - The Infinity Gauntlet

Mind Stone- DUH

Sol Ring - Soul Stone

Worn Powerstone - Power Stone

Planar Bridge - Space Stone

Aether Vial - Reality Stone

Perpetual Timepiece - Time Stone

Thano’s Ship

Sanctuary II - Parhelion II


The Black Order

Nightshade Harvester - Corvis Glaive

Sheoldred, Whispering One - Proxima Midnight

Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire- Cul Obsidian

Dovin, Grand Arbiter - Ebony Maw


Important Scenes

Acquire ( IDW art) - End Credit Scene of Avengers 2 Thanos putting on the Gauntlet

Fatal Push - Thanos Throwing Gamora off the cliff to get the Soul Stone.

Caged Sun - Nidavellir

Kodama’s Reach - Groot reaching for Stormbreaker to make the handle

Triumphant Reckoning - Thor, Rocket, and Groot arriving in Wakanda


The SNAP

Snap - DUH

All Is Dust - Tony’s snap

Extinction Event - Gets rid of half the board

Extinguish All Hope - The Snap that destroys the Stones


The Original Avengers


Urza, Lord High Artificer - Tony Stark

Crosis's Attendant - Ironman

Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero - Captain America

Kelsien, the Plague - Hawkeye

Toralf, God of Fury - Thor

Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow - Black Widow

Civilized Scholar - Bruce Banner


The New Avengers


Platinum Emperion - HulkBuster

Aspiring Aeronaut - Falcon

Silas Renn, Seeker Adept - War Machine

Karn, the Great Creator- The Vision

Rowan, Scholar of Sparks - The Scarlet Witch


Civil War Avengers

Akiri, Fearless Voyager - Spider-man

Kalemne's Captain - Ant-Man

Lord Windgrace - Black Panther

Dack Fayden - The Winter Soldier


Other Avengers

Wydwen, the Biting Gale - The Wasp

Platinum Angel - Rescue

Jodah, Archmage Eternal - Doctor Strange

Akroma, Angel of Fury - Captain Marvel


Guardians of the Galaxy

Anowon, the Ruin Thief - Star-Lord

Deathbonnet Sprout - Groot

Munda, Ambush Leader - Drax

Ruthless Ripper - Gamora

Soratami Mindsweeper - Mantis

Squirrel Dealer - Rocket

Evil Twin - Both Nebulas


Supporting Cast

Archon of Sun's Grace - Valkyrie

Fain, the Broker - Loki ( Yes I know Valki is a card but this one is all on art)

Tectonic Giant - Korg

Michonne, Ruthless Survivor - Okoye

Saheeli Rai - Princess Shuri

Ihsan's Shade - Red Skull

Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest - Wong

Estrid, the Masked- The Ancient One


Avengers Gear

Fist of Suns- The Nano Gauntlet

Robe of Stars- The Cloak of Levitation

Illusionist's Bracers- Captain America’s “Shield” from infinity war

Shield of the Avatar- Captain America's Shield





I have had a lot of fun playing this deck. I took it to Magic Fest Las Vegas and got to play a few games with it. Everyone I played really enjoyed it and a few people were inspired to create their own theme deck. This is one of the many reasons I love the game of Magic the Gathering, there are so many different ways to build and play the game.

Having played more card games than I can count, Magic is the best by far in my opinion. They clearly take care in the thought process behind their sets. Personally, I would love a Marvel or DC product to be released in the Universes Beyond Product line. I have introduced many new customers in the store to Magic with the crossovers like Godzilla, The Walking Dead, and Street Fighter. Just the idea that someone who is not really into high fantasy worlds like Magic or the Forgotten Realms can find a set of cards that appeals to them and we can both sit down and play a great game.

Alright guys that is all for now. Until next time, take it easy.


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