Bedecked Brokers is a green, white, and blue Commander deck released alongside Streets of New Capenna. This deck’s strategy focuses on placing counters on your creatures, including shield counters, a new type of counter from Streets of New Capenna. The deck contains many new-to-Commander exclusive cards, plus several much-needed reprints.
Many cards in Bedecked Brokers are desired by other Commander decks. But you don’t have to buy the entire Bedecked Brokers deck to get them. You can just get single cards instead, and I’ve rounded up the best of them for you in this article.
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Best New Cards to Buy From Bedecked Brokers
Quite a few of Bedecked Broker‘s new-to-Commander cards will show up in a variety of other Commander decks.
I wrote an entire article about Resourceful Defense because I think it will become a staple of the Commander format. It saves counters on your permanents similar to The Ozolith except it isn’t relegated to the counters on your creatures. Resourceful Defense can store loyalty counters from your planeswalkers and charge counters from your artifacts and lands, and redistribute them later.
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In any deck that puts counters on its creatures, Damning Verdict is basically a one-sided board wipe. This will work great in Commander decks like Falco Spara, Pactweaver, Atraxa, Praetor’s Voice, and Kathril, Aspect Warper.
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Storm of Forms
There are so many different types of counters that exist in Magic: the Gathering, and for each one you have on your battlefield when you cast Storm of Forms, you make that many copies of the spell.
The most common types of counters are +1/+1 on your creatures. But since Ikoria, WOTC started using more keyword counters. And they keep inventing new counters like shield counters in New Capenna.
If you use a wide variety of counters in your Commander deck, you can easily copy Storm of Forms 5-6 times.
Best Reprints to Buy From Bedecked Brokers
Bedecked Brokers made several older, more expensive Magic cards more accessible. These are popular Commander cards that are now more affordable for players.
Thank goodness Wizards of the Coast reprinted Devoted Druid in this deck. The day Luxior, Giada’s Gift was revealed, players realized the infinite mana combo between the two cards, and consequently Devoted Druid shot up in price. If WOTC hadn’t reprinted it in Bedecked Brokers, Devoted Druid could have been a $15.00 card.
But there are many more infinite combos with Devoted Druid in commander. And at the very minimum, Devoted Druid is a really good mana dork.
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Up until now, WOTC had only printed Steelbane Hydra in a Brawl deck. Because of this, the Turtle Hydra was actually a bit pricy.
Steelbane Hydra is a good source for destroying multiple artifacts and enchantments. And if you continue to put +1/+1 counters on it, Steelbane Hydra will never run out of ammo.
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Generally speaking, it’s never a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. But Slippery Bogbonder gives some insurance to your basket of eggs.
In response to an opponent targeting your commander with a targeted removal spell like Swords to Plowshares, you can flash in Slippery Bogbonder and give your commander a hexproof counter to protect it.
You can throw Flooded Grove in any blue-green Commander deck. Filter lands are fantastic at ensuring you have the colors of mana you need.
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