Some days ago I talked to you a bit about Centurion and how it’s becoming popular as a competitive way to play 1vs1 Commander.
Today I wanted to tell you a little about my own Centurion deck, led by the best doggo of Magic, Isamaru, Hound of Konda!
Isamaru, by being a Vanilla creature, usually isn’t an appealing Commander for regular EDH but in Centurion, where games are much faster and even the small creatures matter, having a 2/2 always on the field at turn 1 is really nice to pressure your opponents right from the start.
In Centurion, Isamaru fights like a mix between a White Weenies and a Death & Taxes deck.
It plays ways to fill the board with small creatures, like Brimaz, King of Oreskos, and anthem effect, like Benalish Marshal or Force of Virtue, to make our army of small creatures immediately a lot more threatening.
While we are developing our board we are also going to try to slow down our opponents in building theirs. Cards like Drannith Magistrate and Aven Mindcensor to not let our opponent tutor or cast their Commander and also cards like the two Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Guardian of Thraben to slow them down and buy enough turns before they are able to set up a board that contrast ours.
If we are able to set up a board that can overwhelm our opponent’s we can seal the deal with a good well-timed Armageddon! That will probably buy us enough time to win the game… and still we need really few lands to make the deck work and so we will probably be the first ones back casting spell after it.
The deck basically play by trying to go wide and dish in enough damage to close the game on the early turns before the opponent is able to set up his own board.
More Centurion list are coming soon! So stay tuned!