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Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
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Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
- Commander 2013

Reviewed May 12, 2015

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.75
EDH/Commander: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
 
It probably won't surprise you to hear that Derevi is one of the cards that's sparked debate about the subset of cards intentionally designed for EDH/Commander. Her activated ability that puts her directly into play circumvents not only the commander tax but the chance to respond with something like Desertion, which is either a unique trick or a cheat, depending on your point of view. The tapping and untapping ability is slightly more vanilla and is often respectably used as a way to give all your creatures a form of vigilance, but I imagine there's a combo out there somewhere involving flickering effects (well, there are more than 10,000 unique cards, after all!).
 
Multiplayer EDH/Commander: 4/5
1v1 EDH/Commander: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Derevi, Empyrial Tactician which is a three mana Green, White, and Blue 2/3 legendary with Flying, whenever it enters the battlefield or a creature you control deals damage to a player you may tap or untap target permanent, and for four mana you may put it into play from the command zone.  The primary value in this is in bypassing the cumulative plus two mana cost imposed on other commanders and combined with the tap effect is a consistent thorn in an opponent's side.  For a Bant deck this is a reasonable and low cost evasive commander that works well with a tap theme to keep an opponent from fully utilizing their forces. Overall a solid support commander that while not having raw power offers a more midrange and control option.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.5


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