In honor of finally having “official” 4-color options, I’ve decided to give my pre-playtest opinions on the new 4-color Partner configurations. I’ll start with how I think they work together and give them a score on Compatibility from 1(least) to 4 (most) with only one “4” being awarded, and a score on how likely I’d be to build them as a pair (1 = no, 2=unlikely, 3=possibly, 4=yes) with no gaurantees.
Note that additional card choices/deck context could improve compatibility, but I’m not going to go too deeply into that, though I may mention brief ideas.
The Non-green “theme” is “Artifacts”, My current xG Tag-Team deck is Zedruu/Syg “Alt Wins“.
Would I play: 4, Since they didn’t want to give me a UR Artifacts Matter commander for this pile of “Thopters Matter’ cards I’ve had ready since Origins, I’ll happily add in a bit of white and black and just use this beauty. Definitely my favorite of the “true” 4-color commanders..
= Both play well with artifacts, and Silas IS an artifact.
Would I build: 3, it’s a kind of obvious build, though maybe I’d limit myself to only trinkets…
= Double Strike on Silas means two triggers, which is good if you have mana to cast both things you target. I wish Silas looked at any graveyard
Would I build: 1
= no real compatibility other than Ishai’s casting cost is actually nice with Vial Smasher.
Would I play: 2 , If I had a non-artifact plan for these colors. They could swap with Zedruu/Sygg okay.
= No real connection, except Ravos buffs everyone .
Would I build: 1
= Both involve the words “life” and “draw cards”. You get a bonus card if you hit for combat damage.
Would I build: 2 I could maybe see them replacing Zedruu/Sygg
= Ravos Buffs Kraum, which is cool, and they both fly, so evasion?
Would I play: 1
= They both involve drawing cards. Kraum’s evasion means maybe a Tymna trigger.
Would I build: 1.