Mayael Commander

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TCGPlayer.com Commander columnist Cassidy Silver has been looking for an opportunity to break out a deck full of fat creatures. The perfect commander for the job? Mayael the Anima! Set with a list of some of the largest creatures in the game, Cassidy pared that down to end up with his top choices.

This deck has one primary focus: activate Mayael! Every activation should yield a huge creature—and at instant speed, no less! Everything from purely gigantic creatures like Hamletback Goliath to creatures with abilities like Garruk's Horde to "smaller" utility creatures like Seedborn Muse make an appearance. If your opponents make the mistake of not immediately removing Mayael, they will quickly find themselves staring down an army.

In addition to your Commander, this deck has plenty of other ways to cheat cards into play. Sneak Attack, Call of the Wild, Lurking Predators, Impromptu Raid, and more conspire against your opponents, ensuring swarms of monsters even if they fight off Mayael. And, of course, sometimes you can just draw your Sol Ring and cast these big creatures as well!

If 6/6s are up your alley, you won't want to miss this deck. Take a look at the decklist below, and don't miss Cassidy's article, where he goes over the deck in detail.

Cassidy Silver's Mayael Commander

Main Deck

100 cards

Arid Mesa
Clifftop Retreat
Command Tower
Fire-Lit Thicket
Inkmoth Nexus
Jungle Shrine
Kessig Wolf Run
Mosswort Bridge
Raging Ravine
Rootbound Crag
Sacred Foundry
Stirring Wildwood
Stomping Ground
Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
Sunpetal Grove
Temple Garden
Temple of the False God
Windswept Heath
Wirewood Lodge
Wooded Bastion
Wooded Foothills
Yavimaya Hollow

39 lands

Avenger of Zendikar
Balefire Dragon
Bloom Tender
Elvish Archdruid
Elvish Piper
Eternal Witness
Fauna Shaman
Flameblast Dragon
Garruk's Horde
Hamletback Goliath
Inferno Titan
It That Betrays
Karmic Guide
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Knotvine Mystic
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
Magmatic Force
Mayael the Anima
Mossbridge Troll
Oracle of Mul Daya
Priest of Titania
Primeval Titan
Seedborn Muse
Skyshroud Elf
Squee, Goblin Nabob
Steel Hellkite
Sun Titan
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
Urabrask the Hidden
Wirewood Channeler
Wurmcoil Engine

35 creatures

Call of the Wild
Congregation at Dawn
Cream of the Crop
Crystal Ball
Darksteel Ingot
Enlightened Tutor
Impromptu Raid
Lightning Greaves
Lurking Predators
Mana Reflection
Mayael's Aria
Rings of Brighthearth
Scroll Rack
Sensei's Divining Top
Sneak Attack
Sol Ring
Summoning Trap
Survival of the Fittest
Sylvan Library
Thousand-Year Elixir
Tooth and Nail
Warstorm Surge
Worldly Tutor

23 other spells

Garruk Wildspeaker
Garruk, Primal Hunter
Sarkhan Vol

3 planeswalkers

Mayael the Anima

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