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Man on the Moon

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The letter T!here was a time in my Magic career where playing with slow clunky combos was all I wanted to be doing. If it took time and finesse to set up, but left my opponent questioning what just happened, I was happy. One such card that saw plenty of attempts at becoming the backbone of such a deck of mine was Patron of the Moon. Moonfolk offering was such a strange ability, and putting a bunch of lands into play seemed abusable. Sadly for Patron of the Moon and me, I never figured out the right deck for the Moonfolk end boss before it rotated out of Standard.

Enter Jules Robins, over at GatheringMagic.com, who has been on a tear lately with innovative Commander lists. Jules decided to put the flashiest (get it?) of the Moonfolk at the center of a Commander shell and give it a whirl. Patron of the Moon is naturally a ramp spell at its core and Jules made sure to take advantage of this. Casting Kozilek or Myojin of Seeing Winds is a snap when you deploy an early Patron, draw some cards, and snap your lands into play.

That said, Patron also enables some cool combos in addition to just ramping your lands. For example, what would happen if you had Patron of the Moon, Meloku the Clouded Mirror, and an Amulet of Vigor all in play? That is quite a lot of Spirits. But going even further, what if one of our lands was a Temple of the False God? There are all kinds of unique little interactions and combos in the list that you should definitely try out for yourself! To read more about the deck, check out Jules's article.

Jules Robins's The Patron’s Estate
Commander – Patron of the Moon

Main Deck

99 cards

Commander
Academy Ruins
Coral Atoll
Deserted Temple
Dust Bowl
Haunted Fengraf
Maze of Ith
Mouth of Ronom
Mystifying Maze
Reliquary Tower
Scrying Sheets
25  Snow-Covered Island
Temple of the False God
Terrain Generator
Thawing Glaciers
Tolaria West
Vesuva

40 lands

Artisan of Kozilek
Body Double
Chancellor of the Spires
Consecrated Sphinx
Dreamscape Artist
Duplicant
Echo Mage
It That Betrays
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
Meloku the Clouded Mirror
Mulldrifter
Myojin of Seeing Winds
Phyrexian Ingester
Phyrexian Metamorph
Psychosis Crawler
Quicksilver Gargantuan
Rimefeather Owl
Roil Elemental
Sakashima the Impostor
Sakashima's Student
Solemn Simulacrum
Sphinx of Uthuun
Tidewalker
Uyo, Silent Prophet
Vesuvan Doppelganger

25 creatures

All Is Dust
Amulet of Vigor
Armillary Sphere
Blue Sun's Zenith
Braingeyser
Caged Sun
Dreamstone Hedron
Everflowing Chalice
Expedition Map
Extraplanar Lens
Flow of Ideas
Gauntlet of Power
High Tide
Journeyer's Kite
Mind Spring
Mind Stone
Mind's Desire
Oblivion Stone
Omniscience
Overwhelming Intellect
Recurring Insight
Riptide Replicator
Rite of Replication
Rush of Knowledge
Seer's Sundial
Sol Ring
Strata Scythe
Stroke of Genius
Thought Reflection
Thwart
Train of Thought
Turnabout
Venser's Journal

33 other spells

Karn Liberated

1 planeswalker

Patron of the Moon

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