Ruhan Commander

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Longtime Magic player and perennial StarCityGames.com writer Bennie Smith is a Commander fanatic, and in his newest article he goes over his take on a Ruhan of the Fomori deck. The exclusive legend from the Magic: The Gathering Commander product has quickly turned into a fan favorite. With a nod to the commander's strengths, Smith tries building around a seemingly random general awhirl!

While Ruhan's ability might look like a drawback, in the world of Commander it can often work to your advantage! Because of politics at the multiplayer table, who to attack is often a question of great debate that you can be punished for—but not so when Ruhan is out. If Ruhan attacks someone it's not your fault... so in that case, Bennie figured it would be a good plan to make Ruhan as large as possible!

An abundance of equipment provides Ruhan with plenty of ways to suit up. Accidentally attack into a larger creature? That's okay, Nim Deathmantle can bring him right back. Want to block it? Kusari-Gama ensures that's a painful choice. The deck even sports the full Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, and Helm of Kaldra set to enhance Ruhan of the Fomori—or summon the mighty Kaldra in a pinch!

Full of powerful red, white, and blue spells to taste, Smith's take on the deck provides a neat spin on Ruhan. Take some inspiration from his version, and check out his article on the deck!

Bennie Smith's Ruhan Commander

Main Deck

100 cards

Bant Panorama
Boros Garrison
Command Tower
Exotic Orchard
Maze of Ith
Naya Panorama
18  Plains
Reflecting Pool
Rupture Spire
Sacred Foundry
Steam Vents
Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
Vivid Crag
Vivid Creek
Vivid Meadow
Volcanic Island

40 lands

Auriok Steelshaper
Godo, Bandit Warlord
Grand Abolisher
Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer
Hellkite Charger
Karmic Guide
Leonin Abunas
Leonin Shikari
Mother of Runes
Puresteel Paladin
Ruhan of the Fomori
Soulbright Flamekin
Standard Bearer
Stoneforge Mystic
Stonehewer Giant
Trinket Mage

21 creatures

Aggravated Assault
Angel's Grace
Austere Command
Basilisk Collar
Boros Signet
Chaos Warp
Crystal Shard
Darksteel Ingot
Dawn Charm
Dispeller's Capsule
Elixir of Immortality
Expedition Map
Fellwar Stone
Helm of Kaldra
Journeyer's Kite
Loxodon Warhammer
Master Warcraft
Momentary Blink
Nim Deathmantle
Oona's Grace
Path to Exile
Quest for the Holy Relic
Rebuff the Wicked
Sensei's Divining Top
Shield of Kaldra
Sol Ring
Sudden Impact
Swiftfoot Boots
Sword of Feast and Famine
Sword of Kaldra
Tenza, Godo's Maul
Time Stop
Trailblazer's Boots
Waves of Aggression
Wild Ricochet

39 other spells

Ruhan of the Fomori

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