Whether you’ve invested interest in your daily horoscope to the point of compiling a detailed personal portrait or you think it’s all a bit silly but you’re still here for a laugh, I’ve assembled a list of what types of commanders I think each sign would feel the best playing. Let me know whether you agree, disagree, or have any further thoughts to add on to my predictions!
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Creative, compassionate, intellectual
Alright, Aquarius! You’re a bit eccentric, a bit intellectual, and a lot of positive energy. That’s why I think that a group hug commander like Zedruu would be the perfect fit for you. You not only want to try to save the whole entire world (or in this case, play group), but you have the intellectual know-how to figure out how to do so. At least for a little while. Your sign is known for thinking outside the box and a group hug strategy is something that fits the bill. Not to mention, the artwork for Zedruu is absolutely bizarre. It’s the stuff that Aquarian minds are made out of. However, just because you want to see your fellow players thrive doesn’t mean that you don’t have a way to ultimately take the win for yourself. Whatever commander you end up favoring, chances are that people love your quirky play style.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Imaginative, idealistic, mystical
My fellow Pisces! Our daydreamy selves are drawn to wild pipe dreams, fantasy, and escapism more than any other sign. The problem can be with the follow through. (Lucky us, right?) I think that Neera is a perfect fit for our high hopes. This commander allows us to stack our decks with Eldrazi and other powerful and expensive spells in hopes of cheating them out at a critical moment. However, there’s a huge element of chaos to the process and the odds of us pulling off our ingenious plan are about 50/50. This deck also tends to focus on a lot of scry effects which feeds in perfectly to our dreamy secretive natures. What Piscean doesn’t want a deck built on secrets and daydreams? If anything, our water loving selves can at least delight in feeling like we’re going fishing with every turn.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Driven, competitive, reckless
Aries! You’re known as the strongest, bravest, and most raw of the zodiac and you guys tend to have warm and passionate natures. On top of this, I can’t think of another sign that’s more competitive. You guys needed a commander that would reflect your innate desire to not only be first but also the best. Who better than Najeela? Her attack heavy strategy offers Aries players an opportunity to put their fearless and ambitious energy to work almost immediately. You guys aren’t afraid to hear the groans at the table when you activate those extra combat phases because hey, it’s a game and you’re here to win!
When it comes to getting what you want, you’re not afraid to do whatever it takes. Najeela is here to assist with this and give you that feeling of invincibility. At least until someone else dares to step up to the plate. (However, chances are, your head-start might give them a run for their money at this point.)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Patient, Sensuous, Reliable
Tauruses are all about returns on their investments, living in a chilled atmosphere, and prioritizing consistency in any way possible. If it aint broke, don’t fix it, amirite? For these reasons, I’d expect my Taurean pals to seek out Commanders such as Oloro, who benefits it’s controller even when it isn’t in play. It’s a great way to secure a stable life total as well as card draw while reliably dishing out damage to opponents. Taureans love a tested strategy that can be entrusted to secure wins time and time again. Problem is, they might have a hard time ever veering too far off from that path once they find a Commander that they enjoy! These people definitely have a dog earred, well loved “pet deck” that they turn to time and time again. They can now kick back Oloro-style and watch their opponents scramble to make their overly ambitious or too inventive (read: disorderly) decks work.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Versatile, inquisitive, clever
Hello my super sly, curious, and flexible Geminis! You’re known for wanting to keep your options open and keeping tabs on everyone and everything going on around you. Your bunch definitely needed a commander like Elminster to reflect the desire to keep opportunities and information constantly at your fingertips. This planeswalker allows you to be constantly gathering information from your deck by scrying. Creating evasive Faerie Dragons also gives you a method of preparing for a multitude of situations that might be thrown your way. This deck will accommodate your analytical tendencies by allowing you to brainstorm a solution to almost any problem the game might generate. In addition, the ability to churn out spells seemingly out of nowhere seems to be a good reflection of your quick-witted natures.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Self-protective, enigmatic, sentimental
Holy charismatic Cancers, Batman! Your lot are able to secure total loyalty and attention from those close to you. What better commander to demonstrate this incredible superpower than Breena, the Demagogue? This deck is centered around offering your opponents benefits for attacking one another instead of you. As long as players are loyal to you, you’ll dole out rewards for their companionship.
On the other side of things, crabs are known to be a bit, well, emotional. Their moods and motives can turn on a dime. It would be wise of your opponents to make sure that they stay on your good side rather than risk the wrath of all those +1/+1 counters when your good humor has come to an end!
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Glamorous, Luxurious, Popular
While Leo’s might have a flair for the dramatic, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re all the most outgoing people in the world. Because of this, I avoided commanders that focus on group hug strategies or large-and-in-charge legendaries like Sen Triplets. Instead, I think you most likely gravitate towards flashy or flamboyant products or mechanics. See Prosper. This deck is all about treasure creation and casting spells by exiling cards off of your own and other players’ libraries. I think exile decks such as this satisfy that need for Leo’s to avoid a dull experience while also providing them with a plethora of options to give them exactly what they want. The treasure aspect satisfies their desire for luxury. On top of all this, a popular commander such as Prosper highlights Leo’s love for appreciation and praise. Whatever the case might be, FNM with a Leo involved is never (tome) bound to be a boring time.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Hard working, perfectionist, modest
Virgos are methodical, industrious, and possess a passion for excellence through hard effort. Virgos want to devote their mental energy into a strategy that will both challenge and reward them through a practical game plan. Enter Sefris and her dungeon venturing. It’s not unusual for Sefris players to often spend upwards from 10 minutes sorting out triggers and collecting rewards from their dungeoneering adventures. This game-plan isn’t the most obviously powerful to any onlookers as the rewards can often seem minimal and board-states can require a lot of set up. Sefris’ modest strategy can often allow Virgo players to go unnoticed until it’s much too late for anyone to put an end to their game plan. Through diligence matched with lofty ambitions, Sefris often collects wins in addition to all of her other dungeon treasures due to being overlooked. Keep durdling, Virgos. It’s working for you!
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Diplomatic, charming, well-balanced
Librans are everyone’s kindly family member or friend who can always be trusted to provide balance, harmony, and peace at what might otherwise be a volatile holiday gathering. With the ability to be persuasive, charming, honest, and in tune with other’s emotions and desires, Librans are well-equipped to see all sides of a disagreement. Kenrith is a great commander for Libran players due to his accommodation for several different play-styles. Kenrith decks can vary greatly due to the way that he can satisfy almost any motive. More than likely, Libra players might be drawn to make a good-stuff-deck and balance all of the best cards from each colour. (Plus, it seemed pretty fitting to give the Returned King to a sign full of natural born leaders.)
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Strategic, Shrewd, Charismatic
Scorpios often give the impression of being calm and subdued – much like our beloved Yuriko, the Tigers Shadow. A 1/3? How threatening. However, underneath the surface, we find people who are extremely passionate and tricky. Scorpio players love to lie in wait and strike at an opportune moment. At first glance, Yuriko might fly under your opponents’ radar when it appears all you want to do is swing in with a measly 1/3.
However, it’s important to note that Yuriko can come out incredibly fast and has the ability to cheat out powerful creatures dealing an intense amount of unexpected damage. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, a “planet” that’s characterized by both destruction and transformation. For this reason, Yuriko and her ninjutsu sneakiness seems perfect for our sensuous, passionate, and sometimes deceitful Scorpios.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Spontaneous, philosophical, humorous
A first impression of a Sagittarian might provide an image of a chaotic, free spirited Shambala enthusiast. However, although it’s undeniable that these players love a deck that’s both fun and amusing, they’re also surprisingly philosophical. After-all, what came first – the dinosaur or the Egg? Atla Palani offers Sagittarius players the opportunity to have a unique adventure every time their deck comes out. They never know what plan they might hatch this time around, but they’re going to love the spontaneity of whatever comes out of it. This deck also caters to their tendency to stretch rules by essentially cheating out big stompy creatures at a moment’s notice. Whatever deck Sagittarians gravitate towards, it should offer a sense of adventure and intrigue.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Stubborn, Traditional, Self-Reliant
Alright, Capricorns. What’s more traditional in a game called “Elder Dragon Highlander” than dragons? Due to your guys’ love for time-honored convention and doing what you know is going to be acceptable choice, I decided that it was pertinent that I choose a dragon commander for you. I would expect my Capricorn opponents to not only choose a widely used commander, but one that would allow them to do all the things without having to depend on their allies. Dragons. The answer here is dragons. Do I need to say it again? Dragons have natural evasion and are heavy hitters which allows my Capricorn friendlies to dominate playing fields without having to spend too much time politicing. In addition, choosing a commander that highlights your persistence seemed important. Whenever Vrondiss is dealt damage, you come back swinging with even more dragons. What’s not to like for you guys here?
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