[Discussion] The Singapore EDH Meta: Top 50 Commanders

This year was a big win for EDH, the format started to thrive on that moment when Phase 2 started in Singapore. I know it and you know it, players immediately started playing and forming pods of 6 or less. The environment was just perfect to brew the perfect EDH deck. I net-decked most of my builds, but often wondered if there were other ways to improve my game play. Unlike the other formats, where there was an abundance of information about the meta – for EDH me and my friends never really knew what else was out there in the field, until one fine day when we got really interested.

So we did a survey of about 70 EDH players (so far) who submitted 900+ decks (special shout out to all those who participated, thank you so much). And the results were both unsurprising, but in a way shocking. Unsurprising because a lot of S tiers commanders were at the top of the list, shocking on how the tail of the curve is super long – so many spicy & unique individual commanders. But first I want to caveat that the sample size is too small, based on the groups out there, there must be at least 1,000 EDH players, but we only get 70 participants. So this survey is no way conclusive to determine the meta and I would advise you to take this analysis with a pinch of salt. Moreover data was normalized & crunched manually so please allow for some errors. Okay, okay, I’ve already said too much and thus without further ado here’s our favorite EDH commanders who made it top 50:

Commanders	                                %Players 

#50 Animar, Soul of Elements 7%

#49 Elsha of the Infinite 7%

#48 Jodah, Archmage Eternal 7%

#47 Kess, Dissident Mage 7%

#46 Muldrotha, the Gravetide 7%

#45 Rhys, the Redeemed 7%

#44 Sakashima of a Thousand Faces 7%

#43 Selvala, Heart of the Wilds 7%

#42 Tatyova, Benthic Druid 7%

#41 The First Sliver 7%

#40 Tuvasa the Sunlit 7%

#39 Zacama, Primal Calamity 7%

#38 Zur the Enchanter 7%

#37 Athreos, God of Passage 9%

#36 Gishath, Sun’s Avatar 9%

#35 God-Eternal Kefnet 9%

#34 Golos, Tireless Pilgrim 9%

#33 Kozilek, The Great Distortion 9%

#32 K’rrik, Son of Yawgmoth 9%

#31 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade 9%

#30 Ruric Thar, the Unbowed 9%

#29 The Ur-Dragon 9%

#28 Vial Smasher the Fierce 9%

#27 Yarok, the Desecrated 9%

#26 Alela, Artful Provocateur 10%

#25 Anowon, the Ruin Thief 10%

#24 Korvold, Fae-Cursed King 10%

#23 Kykar, Wind’s Fury 10%

#22 Lord Windgrace 10%

#21 Meren of Clan Nel Toth 10%

#20 Najeela, the Blade-Blossom 10%

#19 Narset, Enlightened Master 10%

#18 Aminatou, the Fateshifter 11%

#17 Breya, Etherium Shaper 11%

#16 Chulane, Teller of Tales 11%

#15 Edgar Markov 11%

#14 Kaalia of the Vast 11%

#13 Niv-Mizzet, Parun 11%

#12 Omnath, Locus of Creation 11%

#11 Omnath, Locus of Rage 11%

#10 Saheeli, the Gifted 11%

#9 Sisay, Weatherlight Captain 11%

#8 The Scarab God 11%

#7 Tymna, the Weaver 13%

#6 Thrasios, Triton Hero 14%

#5 Urza, Lord High Artificer 14%

#4 Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow 14%

#3 Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain 16%

#2 Atraxa, Praetor’s Voice 20%

#1 Kenrith, the Returned King 20%

Technically Atraxa and Kenrith are tied for the top spot, but here’s a Kenrith deck list, since he is the king.


I’m looking forward to sharing more analysis soon, like a spicy commanders list of sorts and the deck lists that were submitted.

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