Commander 2021: Strixhaven – Decklists

Commander 2021 or Strixhaven Commander is bringing us five new pre-constructed Commander decks! There’s one for each of the five Strixhaven colleges:

  • Lorehold
  • Prismari
  • Quandrix
  • Silverquill
  • Witherbloom

In this article we’ll take a look at all Commander 2021 decklists, and explore what each of the decks is trying to do. Let’s get to it.

Lorehold Legacies

Lorehold Legacies Strixhaven Commander Decks Precon
Commander (1)
Osgir, the Reconstructor

Planeswalker (1)
Daretti, Scrap Savant

Creature (30)
Alibou, Ancient Witness
Angel of the Ruins
Audacious Reshapers
Bosh, Iron Golem
Bronze Guardian
Burnished Hart
Combustible Gearhulk
Digsite Engineer
Feldon of the Third Path
Hellkite Igniter
Hellkite Tyrant
Hoard-Smelter Dragon
Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer
Laelia, the Blade Reforged
Losheel, Clockwork Scholar
Meteor Golem
Myr Battlesphere
Pia Nalaar
Pilgrim’s Eye
Quicksmith Genius
Ruin Grinder
Sanctum Gargoyle
Scrap Trawler
Solemn Simulacrum
Steel Hellkite
Steel Overseer
Sun Titan
Thopter Engineer
Triplicate Titan

Sorcery (9)
Chain Reaction
Cleansing Nova
Excavation Technique
Faithless Looting
Reconstruct History
Rip Apart
Secret Rendezvous
Wake the Past

Instant (3)
Boros Charm
Return to Dust

Artifact (16)
Arcane Signet
Archaeomancer’s Map
Battlemage’s Bracers
Boros Locket
Commander’s Sphere
Cursed Mirror
Dispeller’s Capsule
Hedron Archive
Ichor Wellspring
Key to the City
Mind Stone
Mycosynth Wellspring
Sculpting Steel
Sol Ring
Thousand-Year Elixir
Unstable Obelisk

Enchantment (2)
Darksteel Mutation
Monologue Tax

Land (38)
Ancient Den
Battlefield Forge
Boros Garrison
Command Tower
Darksteel Citadel
Exotic Orchard
Forgotten Cave
Great Furnace
Lorehold Campus
Myriad Landscape
Phyrexia’s Core
Rogue’s Passage
Secluded Steppe
Slayers’ Stronghold
Study Hall
Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
Temple of the False God
Temple of Triumph
12 Mountain
Osgir, the Reconstructor Lorehold Legacies Commander 2021 Precon

Commander 2021 decks are starting off strong! Lorehold has a very interesting take on the red-white combination. This color combo is usually somewhat weak in Commander, as it’s often focused solely on attacking. However, that isn’t the case here.

This deck focuses both on artifact and graveyard interactions. Osgir the Reconstructor is an amazing commander, which encapsulates the strategy perfectly.

The first ability doesn’t provide a powerful effect, but it be used as an effective sacrifice outlet for artifacts. However, its second ability is where the real value is. You can get two artifacts for the price of one!

It can also be used as a powerful ramp engine. You can exile something like Hedron Archive to immediately get your mana investment back.

You’ll also want to add something Ancient Den and Great Furnace as both work amazingly with Osgir. You can tap it for zero mana, and exile one artifact land from your graveyard, to get two artifact land tokens into play. Now that’s some serious ramp in a color that’s mostly lacking in that category.

All in all, this deck looks really fun to play, especially if you’re looking for a fresh take on the red-white combination. If you want, you can get one on Amazon.

Lorehold Legacies – Exciting Cards


Prismari Performance

Prismari Performance Strixhaven List of All Commander Precons
Commander (1)
Zaffai, Thunder Conductor

Planeswalker (1)
Jaya Ballard

Creature (20)
Charmbreaker Devils
Crackling Drake
Dazzling Sphinx
Diluvian Primordial
Dualcaster Mage
Erratic Cyclops
Etali, Primal Storm
Humble Defector
Inferno Project
Living Lore
Naru Meha, Master Wizard
Octavia, Living Thesis
Radiant Performer
Rionya, Fire Dancer
Rootha, Mercurial Artist
Sly Instigator
Storm-Kiln Artist
Talrand, Sky Summoner
Veyran, Voice of Duality
Wildfire Devils

Sorcery (21)
Aether Gale
Apex of Power
Blasphemous Act
Brass's Bounty
Call the Skybreaker
Creative Technique
Elemental Masterpiece
Epic Experiment
Expressive Iteration
Faithless Looting
Fiery Encore
Inspiring Refrain
Mana Geyser
Mind's Desire
Muse Vortex
Rousing Refrain
Serum Visions
Surge to Victory
Treasure Cruise
Volcanic Vision

Instant (8)
Dig Through Time
Fiery Fall
Seething Song
Traumatic Visions

Artifact (9)
Arcane Signet
Elementalist's Palette
Hedron Archive
Izzet Signet
Letter of Acceptance
Mind Stone
Pyromancer's Goggles
Sol Ring
Talisman of Creativity

Enchantment (3)
Metallurgic Summonings
Sunbird's Invocation
Swarm Intelligence

Land (37)
Blighted Cataract
Command Tower
Desert of the Fervent
Desert of the Mindful
Exotic Orchard
Forgotten Cave
Izzet Boilerworks
Lonely Sandbar
Mage-Ring Network
Memorial to Genius
Myriad Landscape
Prismari Campus
Reliquary Tower
Scavenger Grounds
Shivan Reef
Study Hall
Temple of Epiphany
Temple of the False God
10 Island
Zaffai, Thunder Conductor Prismari Performance

Prismari might look like Izzet at the first sight – casting instant and sorceries is basically their whole gist, right? However, Prismari have their own twist, as can be seen from Zaffai, Thunder Conductor. While casting cheap instants and sorceries is still fine, you really get big payoffs for casting expensive ones.

For every instant or sorcery, you get to srcy 1. If that spell’s mana value was at least five, you get a 4/4 Elemental on top of that. If its mana mana value was 10 or more, you also do 10 damage to a random opponent.

Your best friends will naturally be instant and sorceries with X in their costs. They are already very flexible, but now you can get additional value from them with the help of Zaffai.

This is a great Commander 2021 deck for anyone who enjoys casting big spells. If you want to try it, you can buy it on Amazon.

Prismari Performance – Exciting Cards


Quantum Quandrix

Quantum Quandrix Commander Decklist Precon
Commander (1)
Adrix and Nev, Twincasters

Planeswalker (1)
Garruk, Primal Hunter

Creature (28)
Arashi, the Sky Asunder
Champion of Wits
Coiling Oracle
Crafty Cutpurse
Curiosity Crafter
Deekah, Fractal Theorist
Desolation Twin
Esix, Fractal Bloom
Forgotten Ancient
Guardian Augmenter
Hornet Nest
Hornet Queen
Hydra Broodmaster
Incubation Druid
Kaseto, Orochi Archmage
Kazandu Tuskcaller
Managorger Hydra
Master Biomancer
Plaxcaster Frogling
Quandrix Cultivator
Rampaging Baloths
Reef Worm
Ruxa, Patient Professor
Spawning Kraken
Trygon Predator
Zimone, Quandrix Prodigy

Sorcery (12)
Curse of the Swine
Ezuri's Predation
Golden Ratio
Incubation // Incongruity
Kodama's Reach
Nissa's Expedition
Rampant Growth
Replication Technique
Rite of Replication
Shamanic Revelation
Spitting Image

Instant (9)
Beast Within
Biomass Mutation
Commander's Insight
Eureka Moment
Krosan Grip
Perplexing Test
Rapid Hybridization
Return of the Wildspeaker
Theoretical Duplication

Artifact (7)
Arcane Signet
Fractal Harness
Geometric Nexus
Idol of Oblivion
Sequence Engine
Simic Signet
Sol Ring

Enchantment (2)
Paradox Zone
Primal Empathy

Land (40)
Blighted Woodland
Command Tower
Exotic Orchard
Llanowar Reborn
Lonely Sandbar
Lumbering Falls
Mosswort Bridge
Myriad Landscape
Novijen, Heart of Progress
Opal Palace
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
Quandrix Campus
Rogue's Passage
Simic Growth Chamber
Study Hall
Temple of Mystery
Temple of the False God
Tranquil Thicket
Yavimaya Coast
10 Island
11 Forest
Adrix and Nev, Twincasters Commander 2021 Deck

Do you like making tokens? If so, you’re gonna love Adrix and Nev, Twincasters and their Quantum Quandrix deck.

Ward is a new, slightly nerfed version of hexproof. It makes it a bit harder to deal with Twincasters, but by not means impossible.

However, all the value is centered in the second ability, which is really amazing. You get Anointed Procession or Parallel Lives in your Command Zone, so you can truly build around the token strategy.

You can really do some powerful stuff with this card, but perhaps the most insane interaction is with the Helm of the Host (not included in the deck). If you equip your commander with it and nobody interacts with it, you’ll have 2059 Twincasters in three turns, which is pretty bonkers.

If you want to play Quantum Quandrix, (which looks like the most powerful out of all Commander 2021 decks) you can order it on Amazon.

Quantum Quandrix – Exciting Cards


Silverquill Statement

Silverquill Statement Commander Deck
Commander (1)
Breena, the Demagogue

Planeswalker (1)
Gideon, Champion of Justice

Creature (26)
Angel of Serenity
Author of Shadows
Bold Plagiarist
Boreas Charger
Combat Calligrapher
Deathbringer Liege
Deathbringer Regent
Elite Scaleguard
Fain, the Broker
Felisa, Fang of Silverquill
Guardian Archon
Hunted Lammasu
Keen Duelist
Knight of the White Orchid
Magister of Worth
Necropolis Regent
Nils, Discipline Enforcer
Oreskos Explorer
Orzhov Advokist
Scholarship Sponsor
Selfless Squire
Stalking Leonin
Sunscorch Regent
Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
Windborn Muse
Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

Sorcery (6)
Ambition's Cost
Incarnation Technique
Infernal Offering
Promise of Loyalty
Secret Rendezvous
Tragic Arrogance

Instant (5)
Stinging Study
Utter End

Artifact (10)
Arcane Signet
Bloodthirsty Blade
Coveted Jewel
Mind Stone
Orzhov Signet
Pendant of Prosperity
Sol Ring
Spectral Searchlight
Tempting Contract
Victory Chimes

Enchantment (11)
Citadel Siege
Cunning Rhetoric
Curse of Disturbance
Debtors' Knell
Duelist's Heritage
Ghostly Prison
Martial Impetus
Parasitic Impetus
Soul Snare
Together Forever
Vow of Duty

Land (40)
Barren Moor
Bojuka Bog
Caves of Koilos
Command Tower
Exotic Orchard
Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
Myriad Landscape
Opal Palace
Orzhov Basilica
Rogue's Passage
Secluded Steppe
Silverquill Campus
Study Hall
Tainted Field
Temple of Silence
Temple of the False God
14 Plains
10 Swamp
Breena, the Demagogue

Silverquill Statement has perhaps the most unique commander out of all Commander 2021 decks. Breena, the Demagogue isn’t the most powerful commander out there, however it play into multiplayer politics like not other card does.

It rewards all players for attacking – but not attacking just anyone – nobody will get a bonus if they attack you or the weakest player at the table. It’s a really cool effect, which adds more focus on attacking. This can push the game in a fun new direction, so players won’t just durdle around waiting for someone to combo off.

The downside is that the rest of the deck lacks some clear focus, and mostly contains just good black and white cards. However, if you do like these type of cards, the deck can definitely provide some fun game play.

Quantum Quandrix – Exciting Cards


Witherbloom Witchcraft

Witherbloom Witchcraft Strixhaven Commander Precon
Commander (1)
Willowdusk, Essence Seer

Planeswalker (1)
Ob Nixilis Reignited

Creature (23)
Ageless Entity
Bloodthirsty Aerialist
Blossoming Bogbeast
Defiant Bloodlord
Dina, Soul Steeper
Epicure of Blood
Ezzaroot Channeler
Gluttonous Troll
Gyome, Master Chef
Honor Troll
Leyline Prowler
Marshland Bloodcaster
Noxious Gearhulk
Sapling of Colfenor
Silversmote Ghoul
Sproutback Trudge
Tivash, Gloom Summoner
Vampire Nighthawk
Veinwitch Coven
Verdant Sun's Avatar
Yedora, Grave Gardener

Sorcery (13)
Ancient Craving
Damnable Pact
Deadly Tempest
Essence Pulse
Feed the Swarm
Gaze of Granite
Healing Technique
Nissa's Renewal
Pest Infestation
Rampant Growth
Revival Experiment
Taste of Death

Instant (4)
Mortality Spear
Pulse of Murasa
Reckless Spite
Suffer the Past

Artifact (12)
Alhammarret's Archive
Arcane Signet
Druidic Satchel
Elixir of Immortality
Loxodon Warhammer
Paradise Plume
Pristine Talisman
Sol Ring
Sun Droplet
Talisman of Resilience
Venser's Journal
Well of Lost Dreams

Enchantment (6)
Blight Mound
Gift of Paradise
Moldervine Reclamation
Sanguine Bond
Trudge Garden

Land (40)
Blighted Woodland
Command Tower
Exotic Orchard
Gingerbread Cabin
Golgari Rot Farm
High Market
Jungle Hollow
Llanowar Wastes
Myriad Landscape
Radiant Fountain
Rogue's Passage
Sapseep Forest
Study Hall
Tainted Wood
Temple of Malady
Temple of the False God
Witch's Clinic
Witherbloom Campus
11 Swamp
11 Forest
Willowdusk, Essence Seer Commander 2021 Strixhaven Decklists

In the main set, Witherbloom has many life gain cards. Willowdusk is a payoff for those strategies, but also has an upside if you lost a bunch of life. It’s another commander that isn’t in-your-face powerful, but it does enable some interesting play patterns.

The deck has plenty of interesting mini combos, mostly built around gaining or losing life.

Witherbloom Witchcraft – Exciting Cards


Commander 2021 – Additional Information

Here’s some more information about the Strixhaven Commander decks. If you have a question, that we didn’t answer feel free to leave a comment below.

The release date of Commander 2021 is April 23, 2021.

These decks aren’t the budget versions with only a few cards per deck, like the ones we got with Kaldheim and Zendikar Rising. These are more powerful precons, like the ones we got from Ikoria. Each deck contains 20 or more cards that are either exclusive to the deck, or also appear in the main Strixhaven set.

You can also get each deck with minimal packaging. They don’t have the usual big packaging, these decks regularly do, but come in a more bland box. However, a paper deck box is still included.

Commander 2021 – Conclusion

That’s all about the Strixhaven Commander 2021 decks. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. If you want to know more about them, you can find the best Commander 2021 cards here.

Interested in other Commander pre-constructed decks? You can find a list of all Commander precons here.

If you’ll buy a new Commander deck, you might also want some new deck boxes and sleeves. You can find the best deck boxes for Commander here and best MTG sleeves, that won’t split easily here.

Until next time, have fun, and may your new Commander 2021 deck provide a ton of fun and amazing games.

8 thoughts on “Commander 2021: Strixhaven – Decklists”

  1. Under your Lorehold decklist entry, you include Hedron Archive.

    Yet, in the body of the article you say “You can exile something like Hedron Archive (which sadly isn’t included in the deck)”

    I am confusion

  2. In the Twincaster and helm of the host interaction, I don’t think you would have exponential growth of your twincasters, since copies don’t copy equipment.
    From the wiki:
    “ Counters on the object being copied and objects attached to it, such as Auras or Equipment, are not copied, and neither are the effects granted by them.”

    • You are correct – in that copies do not copy the equipment. However, they don’t have to in order to have exponential growth, as the abilities of multiple Twincaster tokens stack quite nicely.
      First, you’d get one token, but the first Twincaster doubles it, so you get two.
      Next turn you have three, so when you get one token, it gets doubled three times and you end up with 11 Twincasters (3 old ones, 8 new ones).
      Next turn, similarly, the token gets doubled 11 times, so you get 2048 new ones, and you end up with 2059.

      Hopefully, this clears things up. 🙂


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