EDH Commander Card Reference


Sometimes cards can be a bit difficult to search for. This page shows various lists of cards by concept.
I make no claims these lists are complete. :) It's just to give ideas.
For these, I recommend using the "Visual Spoiler" instead of "Tabular List"; it's easier when you can "see" the cards.
 
There is a vague ordering to the cards; they get generally worse the further down the Visual Spoiler you go. On the Tabular List, the cards on the left side are generally better. This is by no means absolute (and endless arguments can occur as to which cards are "better"); it's just how I put things together.
 
Work in progress: I am starting to add Scryfall searches that give similar results to these pages; when possible. Scryfall has changed quite a bit over the years, and has a lot more features than before (which is great!). This is a work in progress and will take me a while to fill these in. If you have suggestions on how to improve the Scryfall searches, of course feel free to email me.
 
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Click here to see all these lists on one page (LONG!)

Concept (I recommend using Visual Spoiler) Scryfall search Updated Note
Activated Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 04/29/21 (C21) Activated abilities that do not tap.
Alternate Win Conditions Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 11/12/20 (ZRN) Alternate win conditions.
Animate Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 02/18/21 (KHM) Animate effects. Lands/Artifacts/Enchantments that animate. Add/remove a type.
Artwork . . Scryfall search . Search for things depicted in the card's artwork. (e.g. cards with Bears in the artwork)
Bounce Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 03/25/21 (KHM) Bounce effects. Also effects that bounce your own permanents.
Blink Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall Blink / O-Ring 05/06/21 (C21) Blink (Flicker) effects; exiling something then returning it to the battlefield. Oblivion Rings.
Budget Cards Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 03/18/21 (KHM) Less than $1 TCGPlayer mid in value.
Chaos Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 10/01/20 (ZRN) Chaos stuff: General Mayhem cards, Random cards, Coin Flip cards
Color Change Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 12/24/20 (CMR) Color changing effects.
Color Hosers Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 04/01/21 (KHM) Color hosers.
Commander Banlist History Tabular List only . 10/22/20 (ZRN) History of the Commander format banlist
Copy Effects Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 04/08/21 (KHM) Copy effects.
Counters Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 04/15/21 (C21) Cards that add counters or use counters.
Counterspells Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 04/22/21 (C21) Counterspells, or effects that prevent spells from being cast.
Creature Types List Tabular List only API search 10/01/20 (ZRN) Creature Types List
Damage Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 06/17/21 (MH2) Direct Damage effects.
Destroy Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 05/13/21 (C21) Blow stuff up.
Discard Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 05/20/21 (C21) Discard effects. Discard as a cost. "Whenever someone discards" triggers.
Draw Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 06/24/21 (MH2) Draw effects, or cards that create card advantage
Enhance Creature Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 07/01/21 (MH2) Make your creatures better ("Anthem" effects). Also buffs for Artifacts, Enchantments, Lands.
Enters the Battlefield Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 01/28/21 (CMR) Enters the Battlefield effects; "When you play/cast..." effects.
Exile effects and Tuck effects Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 05/27/21 (C21) Exile effects and Tuck effects.
Fatties Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 07/08/21 (MH2) Huge creatures, or creatures that become huge with time.
Graveyard Hate Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 12/03/20 (CMR) Graveyard hate.
Group Hug (Help) Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 10/08/20 (ZRN) Group Hug (Help) effects.
Keywords by Color Tabular List only . 02/25/21 (KHM) Keywords by Color.
Leaves the Battlefield Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 03/04/21 (KHM) Leaves the Battlefield effects; "When ... dies" effects.
Life Gain and Damage Prevention Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 09/24/20 (JMP) Life Gain and Damage Prevention effects.
Mana Acceleration Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 06/10/21 (MH2) Mana acceleration.
Mana Bases Choose color combination here . 11/05/20 (ZRN) Sample Mana Bases for decks.
Mill Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 07/22/21 (AFR) Mill effects.
Multi Lands Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 10/15/20 (ZRN) Dual lands by color combination.
Partner Combinations Choose color combination here . 11/12/20 (CMR) All the Partner combinations.
Pillow Fort Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 10/22/20 (ZRN) Pillow Fort cards.
Regrow Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 09/17/20 (JMP) Return a card from your graveyard to hand, or to top of library.
Resurrect Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 10/29/20 (ZRN) Return a card from a graveyard to play.
Sacrifice Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 11/19/20 (CMR) Sacrifice effects, by type.
Sneak Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 11/26/20 (CMR) Various ways to "sneak" cards into play from your hand or library.
Steal Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 12/31/20 (CMR) Steal effects.
Tap (Ability) Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 01/07/21 (CMR) Cards with good Tap abilities (or add Tap abilities to other cards).
Tap (Icy) Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 12/10/20 (CMR) Tap down a permanent ("Icy Manipulator"-type effects).
Time Walk Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 03/11/21 (KHM) Time walk (extra turn) effects. Also extra phase, skip a turn/phase, and control a turn effects.
Token Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 01/21/21 (CMR) Token effects.
Tribal and Creature Type Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 02/04/21 (KHM) Tribal, Changeling, and Creature Type stuff.
Tribal Lords Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 07/15/21 (MH2) Tribal Lords. (Warning: This page is long)
Tutor Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 01/14/21 (CMR) Tutor effects. Prevent or weaken tutor effects.
Untap Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 12/17/20 (CMR) Untap effects.
Weaken Creature Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 02/11/21 (KHM) Make your opponents' creatures worse. Also "de-buffs" for Artifacts and Lands.
When Deal Damage Tabular List Visual Spoiler Scryfall search 06/03/21 (C21) When Deal Damage, Combat Damage, Not Blocked, Damage to You triggers.
Don's Favorite Artifact Cards Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 01/07/21 (CMR) My 100 favorite Artifact / Colorless cost cards.
Don's Favorite Multicolored Cards Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 01/14/21 (CMR) My 100 favorite Multicolored cards.
Don's Favorite Black Cards Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 12/03/20 (CMR) My 100 favorite Black cards.
Don's Favorite Blue Cards Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 12/10/20 (CMR) My 100 favorite Blue cards.
Don's Favorite Green Cards Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 12/17/20 (CMR) My 100 favorite Green cards.
Don's Favorite Red Cards Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 12/24/20 (CMR) My 100 favorite Red cards.
Don's Favorite White Cards Tabular List Visual Spoiler . 12/31/20 (CMR) My 100 favorite White cards.
Acquire (deck) (old 5 color) Decklist Visual Spoiler . 05/14/15 (FRF) This is a deck that has a lot of Acquire/Bribery effects (effects that play cards from other people's decks).
Suicide (deck), Pay Life as a cost Decklist Visual Spoiler . 02/25/16 (OGW) This is a deck that has a lot of "Suicide" / Pay Life as a cost effects.