Rubinia Commander

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StarCityGames.com writer Sean McKeown tackles his readers' Commander decks each week, proposing tweaks and modifications to fit their requests. In his most recent article, he goes over a Rubinia Soulsinger Commander deck, narrowing its focus and trying out some new cards.

Rubinia is a popular green-white-blue commander, and Sean takes this deck down a more controlling path. Wanting to achieve maximum potential from Rubinia's ability, he adds cards like Miren, the Moaning Well and Animal Boneyard. Thanks to the Commander rules, it's difficult for any creature to remain safe as this deck can cast Rubinia over and over again!

To compliment Rubinia, the deck has a stealing mini-theme as well. Beguiler of Wills, Evangelize, and even Preacher fit squarely into the deck, providing the Rubinia-centric cards with even more to do!

While Rubinia is busy dealing with opponents' creatures, the deck packs plenty of large creatures that can administer the beatdown on their own! Praetors and the always-popular Primeval Titan lead the charge on the opponent's life total, while plenty of cheap creatures like Yavimaya Elder and Trinket Mage provide a small advantage and get in some plinks here and there.

Check out the decklist below and see what inspiration you can draw from it!

Sean McKeown's Rubinia Soulsinger

Main Deck

100 cards

Academy Ruins
Bant Panorama
Breeding Pool
Celestial Colonnade
Command Tower
Exotic Orchard
Flooded Grove
Gavony Township
Glacial Fortress
Hinterland Harbor
Kor Haven
Krosan Verge
Minamo, School at Water's Edge
Miren, the Moaning Well
Mosswort Bridge
Mystic Gate
Mystifying Maze
Nantuko Monastery
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
Reflecting Pool
Rupture Spire
Seaside Citadel
Stirring Wildwood
Strip Mine
Sunpetal Grove
Tectonic Edge
Tolaria West
Windbrisk Heights
Wooded Bastion

36 lands

Academy Rector
Avenger of Zendikar
Baneslayer Angel
Beguiler of Wills
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Eternal Witness
Glen Elendra Archmage
Loxodon Hierarch
Overbeing of Myth
Phantom Nishoba
Plaxcaster Frogling
Primeval Titan
Qasali Pridemage
Rubinia Soulsinger
Snapcaster Mage
Thrun, the Last Troll
Trinket Mage
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
Weathered Wayfarer
Yavimaya Elder

24 creatures

Animal Boneyard
Aura of Silence
Austere Command
Bant Charm
Behemoth Sledge
Cryptic Command
Darksteel Ingot
Decree of Silence
Defense of the Heart
Eladamri's Call
Expedition Map
Greater Good
Green Sun's Zenith
Idyllic Tutor
Krosan Grip
Leyline of Anticipation
Martial Coup
Mirari's Wake
Momentous Fall
Mystical Tutor
Recurring Insight
Relic of Progenitus
Rings of Brighthearth
Rite of Replication
Ritual of Subdual
Sensei's Divining Top
Sol Ring
Sterling Grove
Storm Herd
Supply // Demand
Swords to Plowshares

38 other spells

Elspeth Tirel
Garruk, Primal Hunter

2 planeswalkers

Rubinia Soulsinger

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