MtG: 15 Best March of the Machine Cards for Commander

There are so many new excellent commanders in March of the Machine set, and here are the best MtG cards for EDH format.

There are 30 new commanders in the new Magic: The Gathering March of the Machine set. Many of these commanders are multicolored, and there's also a whole array of double-faced cards, including the brand-new Battle type cards.

All of this points to a very bright future for the EDH format, and even an introduction of several new strong archetypes. That's why it's worth discussing all the best new MtG cards for commander format from March of the Machine set.

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Phyrexian Censor

This is one of the most painful cards in the new set, and it's going to be a boon for so many non-Phyrexian decks. It's also a clear nod to Archon of Emeria and Thalia, Heretic Cathar.

You will see Phyrexian Censor in an Orzhov list with Brimaz, Blight of Oreskos, but Mono White lists will have a go at it as well. What makes it unusual is the uncommon rarity, as typically cards of this class should never be lower than rare.

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Faerie Mastermind

Here is a card designed by Yuta Takahashi, the Magic World Champion 2021, and it's got some serious uses. If there's one card that Faerie Mastermind could be compared to it would definitely be Snapcaster Mage.

It has great synergy with such new commanders like Errant and Giada, as well as the excellent Zimone and Dina. So expect to see it in such archetypes like Azorius and Sultai. There's just so much value for only 2 mana here!

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Halo Forager

Some Magic players may not realize this, but you can cast Suspend spells from your graveyard due to the X mana cost in the Halo Forager's ability. This opens up a ton of opportunities for all sorts of decks that support the Dimir pair of colors.

Halo Forager also mentions "a graveyard," which means you can use cards not only form your own graveyard, but also from your opponent's graveyard. In this case it functions like a hate piece. The only thing it lacks is the Flash mechanic, which could really push this card into the stratosphere.

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Change the Equation

Counterspells that cost 2 mana are always welcome in any format, even if they're somewhat conditional. Still this is one of the cheapest counterspells in the game, and it'll see play for sure.

It would be great if the second option also included the black or blue colors. Red and green are very relevant in competitive EDH right now, so it's a perfectly fine choice since Change the Equation also targets multicolored spells. So beware Feldon, Ronom Excavator and Ghyrson Starn, Kelermorph players!

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Kroxa and Kunoros

Here's the first viable commander from March of the Machine that will definitely have an impact on the EDH format. The combo of Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger and Kunoros, Hound of Athreos is just too good to pass.

The two best targets for this commander's graveyard trigger would be either Avacyn, Angel of Hope or Vilis, Broker of Blood. Both are too expensive to play fair, and both are extremely powerul, and thus perfect for Kroxa and Kunoros' ability.

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Invasion of Ikoria // Zilortha, Apex of Ikoria

The first new Battle type card on our list is Invasion of Ikoria. It allows you to find a creature in your 99, put it onto the battlefield, and you can deal damage to your opponent regardless of the fact that your attackers got blocked or not once it transforms into Zilortha, Apex of Ikoria.

It's basically a new Finale of Devastation combined with Siege Behemoth with the only restriction for Human tribe. You'll see this being heavily used in Gruul and Naya lists with Shalai and Hallar, and Etali, Primal Conqueror commanders.

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Hidetsugu and Kairi

This commander is mean and it's going to be abused with various sacrifice and reanimator spells within a single match, constantly dealing damage to your opponent out of nowhere.

If you wish to exploit its ability to cast spells without paying their mana cost, then combine it with Plague Wind or Mnemonic Deluge for the maximum advantage. Either way Hidetsugu and Kairi will be an excellent new commander in a Dimir shell.

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Hoarding Broodlord

Is this the new Razaketh, the Foulblooded? Probably not, but it's much better than Rune-Scarred Demon, and has a potential to bring in a totally different type of game to the table, which shouldn't be ignored.

Hoarding Broodlord will most likely see play in the Mardu list with Kaalia of the Vast commander, which can put Hoarding Broodlord onto the battlefield from your hand, and then trigger this dragon's ability for the final blow.

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Omnath, Locus of All

A new Omnath creature simply must be tested in the role of a commander. Though Locus of All isn't as strong as the previous Omnath iterations, there's definitely some solid potential here.

You'll need a ton of multicolored cards that can synergize with its ability, and then most of them should have a lot of black, but there are already a ton of lists delving into such unusual state of EDH with such cards like Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God, Torment of Hailfire, and Chromatic Orrery.

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Omen Hawker

This is probably the first time in Magic's history, when a 1-mana creature taps for 2 mana only to activate abilities. If it's not at least groundbreaking, then at least very interesting.

Many players will want to try this out just to get that extra push with commanders that have expensive abilities, such as Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy. Note that Kinnan will make Omen Hawker generate 3 mana instead of 2, as Kinnan's passive ability generates an extra mana from the tapping itself.

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Invasion of Segovia // Caetus, Sea Tyrant of Segovia

The flipside definitely makes Invasion of Segovia a very attractive Battle card due to the Convoke and Untap mechanics. Commander players need to make sure that they flip it the turn it's played for maximum advantage.

This card is currently heavily used in Jeskai lists with Kasla, the Broken Halo commander, which allows you to Scry each time you cast a Convoke spell, so the synergy is clear, and the execution is simple.

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Artistic Refusal

Here is another Convoke synergy with Kasla, the Broken Halo commander, but this time it's a counterspell or a draw spell, which potentially could be cast for free.

Another cool idea for this card would be combining it with Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow commander, which can benefit from Artistic Refusal's high mana cost, and deal that much damage to any opponent. But in that case both Convoke abilities on it would be redundant.

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Rona, Herald of Invasion // Rona, Tolarian Obliterator

A 2-mana commander with a sinlge color is a win-win from the get-go! But it's also a double-faced commander with an even better flipside. Most players will read the flipside ability and think of stealing cards from an opponent. What could really be done here is that you could ping Rona yourself, and start casting cards from your own hand for free.

The best color pair for this commander would be black in a Dimir shell with Pistilence Demon for an easy pinging each time you wish to activate Rona's flip ability.

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Deeproot Wayfinder

If you're planning for a long game, then repeatable Surveil and Ramp may be a good strategy. Deeproot Wayfinder satisfies both of those conditions under a single card.

This one definitely has the workings of the Explore mechanic, and even a bit of Grim Flayer in it, too. This will fit decks that want to play with both lands and graveyards, such as Sultai lists with Jorn, God of Winter commander. Its flipside will surely take advantage of the Surveil mechanic that Deeproot Wayfinder provides with ease.

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Invasion of Gobakhan // Lightshield Array

The last Battle card on our list is Invasion of Gobakhan, which strongly supports all white token-based commanders.

But this will be especially useful in Boros lists with Winota, Joiner of Forces, which is the perfect basis for Lightshield Array flipside that not only buffs all of the Winota creatures, but also protects them once sacrificed.

That's all for the best 15 cards in MtG's March of the Machine set. In addition to this list of the best March of the Machine cards for commander, be sure to check out our other MtG guides and card lists here.

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