Grave Robber Creature - Skeleton Rogue Partner with Plague Doctor (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Plague Doctor into their hand from their library, then shuffle.) When Grave Robber enters the battlefield, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. 2/2
Plague Doctor Creature - Human Shaman Partner with Grave Robber (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Grave Robber into their hand from their library, then shuffle.) , Discard a card: Add . 1/1
Third party Golgari agents that are more interested in how the carnage will benefit their buisness.
For a moment, I assumed that "Partner with <name>" was the same ability as "Partner", only that it specificly requires the other commander to be the named creature in order for the partner ability to be valid.
Yes... I haven't had a look at Battlebond yet, that's obvious by now, but isn't it a bit confusing when presented this way?
Well that just makes me wonder: Does "Partner with" on legendary creatures work as a Partner ability in commander? It really should, imho!
Think of it has Partner, but only with the named card and when you cast it they tutor for the other.
"Magic: the Gathering was a mistake." -Richard Garfield, 2015
I see nobody else's cards have anything to do with Bolas... Aren't you guys missing out on half the challenge? My cards are a pair of Izzet students. One ran off to learn powerful offensive magic from Bolas, the other chose to study the Gatewatch (and Jace in particular as WotC's current golden boy)
Just my 2 cents but if Viriss's own submission is anything to go by the with/against Bolas part of it doesn't have to be the "dominant" part of the card. I basically made a pair of dudes that are more interested in all the corpses that are going to result from the conflict lol.
I'm assuming many inhabitants of Ravnica are pretty much living their lives as normal. It's a big place, and if there's a battle going on in one area, people in another part of the plane may not even know it's happening. We also don't know yet if the first set in the new block will be before the war or whatever it might come to, and the second set then will feature the big clash.
I've also edited one of my two cards a little to work much better in two-headed giant. Here's the new version of Lyndra, the Claw. Where before it only let its controller return a creature card from their graveyard to their hand, now it can also target a teammate, or any other player for that matter, to return a card from their graveyard to their hand. Considering this makes the card slightly stronger, I upped the mana cost by 1, and then to balance it out I also upped the power by 1.
Well... I think I prefer this two cards over the last ones in the Izzet colours. So we have Aenris, a human soldier that's been cursed by Bolas, but is resisting to the curse with the help of Sirnea, her angel guardian, who is trying to find a way to beat bolas before his curse consumes all of Aenris.
foco - I think this pair actually isn't as good as Dorwys and Swyrwod.
For Aenris, Green isn't supposed to get first strike or lifelink and is tertiary in haste, and that drawback is either a complete feel-bad or a really awkward interaction to have in Commander. For this price multiple Modern green Legends(Rishkar, Rhonas, Ezuri)* accomplish a "efficient cost Green legend that hits the table early" in better ways.
Sirnea is the much more interesting of the two but I'm sure there's some messy rules interaction with making a card unable to leave the battlefield for one reason or another. You should probably say something like "Creatures with Hope counters can't leave the battlefield for as long as you control Sirnea" because otherwise the Hope counter's existence isn't exactly accomplishing much.
The reason I prefer Dorwys and Syrwod is because even though their effects are simple, so are a lot of the earlier Partner commanders. Together their synergy is fairly clear cut (which is helpful getting started with them) but each of them remain useful by themselves and can still work with other cards (a quick example would be Syrwod with any deathtouch equipment).
*I'm aware old Mirri exists but I didn't use her as an example here because she comes from a different time period in Magic design.
I just realized how difficult it is to find art for a card making a secondary appearance of an already existing Legend in MTG. Does any of you by any chance know if WoTC have used art of Aurelia or Razia other than the card illustrations?