7, Apr, 21

Commander 2021 Prismari Performance Decklist Revealed

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Yesterday saw the complete reveal of Prismari Performance by Star City Games!
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Another day, another day of Commander (2021 Edition) previews to comb over!

Commander (2021 Edition) is this year’s annual Commander product that will be available alongside the Strixhaven: School of Mages release. Following the theme, there will be five Commander (2021 Edition) decks with a focus on the schools within Strixhaven— Lorehold, Prismari, Witherbloom, Quandrix, and Silverquill.

Check out our dedicated Commander 2021 spoiler gallery if you want to keep up to date with the latest previews!

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Prismari Perfomance Commander 2021 Previews

Yesterday saw the complete spoiler of Prismari Performance, the Prismari-focused Commander product that emphasizes instants and sorceries. The Prismari offers a different approach compared to what we usually see with Izzet, and that’s adding creativity to their spellcasting. Think less about the mad scientist and experimentation, but more about the artist and performing their art through magic.

With that, let’s jump into the previews, as previewed by Star City Games yesterday.

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At the helm of Prismari Performance is Zaffai, Thunder Conductor!


Zaffai, Thunder Conductor is an exciting Commander. Although the card has a different name in the text box (unsure this will be the case upon tabletop release), Zaffai rewards you for playing instant and sorceries of all kinds of mana value. Certainly an ideal build-around for powerful spells which is easy to accommodate in the Blue and Red color pairing. Like in other Commander (2021 Edition) products, you have the option to play an on-color Commander in Veyran, Voice of Duality.

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Veyran cares about casting a bunch of spells and triggering effects of permanents you control. This could pair nicely with cards such as Guttersnipe and Akroan Conscription if you can chain off a few spells. You’ll want permanents that have powerful triggered abilities to make the most of Veyran, which should be easy given the amount of instant and sorceries you can run in these colors.

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As usual, there are a bunch of brand new cards exclusive to Prismari Performance product.


Out of the exclusive cards, Elementalist’s Palette looks to reward you for playing any kind of X spell to generate more mana to cast more X spells. It could become a really fun build-around alongside spells such as Electrodominance or Expansion / Explosion. Going further, Rionya, Fire Dancer provides an option if you want to go into Mono-Red, and packing a lot of burn spells could be a strong approach to building her.

As Prismari Performance is about instant and sorceries, you have access to potent spells in Rousing and Inspiring Refrain which go back into Suspend once they are cast. This guarantees you can hit Magecraft off your creatures especially with Zaffai in play to create 4/4 Elemental Tokens.

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Prismari Performance Decklist

And lastly, here is the complete decklist for Prismari Performance!

Commander: Zaffai, Thunder Conductor

Planeswalker (1)

1 Jaya Ballard

Creature (11)

1 Diluvian Primordial
1 Naru Meha, Master Wizard
1 Talrand, Sky Summoner
1 Charmbreaker Devils
1 Dualcaster Mage
1 Erratic Cyclops
1 Etali, Primal Storm
1 Wildfire Devils
1 Living Lore
1 Humble Defector
1 Crackling Drake

Sorcery (11)

1 Aether Gale
1 Apex of Power
1 Blasphemous Act
1 Volcanic Vision
1 Call the Skybreaker
1 Epic Experiment
1 Ponder
1 Serum Visions
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Faithless Looting
1 Mana Geyser

Instant (5)

1 Dig Through Time
1 Brainstorm
1 Traumatic Visions
1 Fiery Fall
1 Seething Song

Artifact (6)

1 Arcane Signet
1 Hedron Archive
1 Izzet Signet
1 Mind Stone
1 Sol Ring
1 Talisman of Creativity

Enchantment (2)

1 Metallurgic Summonings
1 Swarm Intelligence

Other (28)

1 Veyran, Voice of Duality
1 Dazzling Sphinx
1 Inspiring Refrain
1 Muse Vortex
1 Octavia, Living Thesis
1 Sly Instigator
1 Creative Technique
1 Fiery Encore
1 Inferno Project
1 Radiant Performer
1 Rionya, Fire Dancer
1 Rousing Refrain
1 Surge to Victory
1 Reinterpret
1 Elementalist’s Palette
1 Aetherspouts
1 Mind’s Desire
1 Brass’s Bounty
1 Sunbird’s Invocation
1 Pyromancer’s Goggles
1 Resculpt
1 Storm-Kiln Artist
1 Elemental Masterpiece
1 Expressive Iteration
1 Rootha, Mercurial Artist
1 Letter of Acceptance
1 Prismari Campus
1 Study Hall

Land (35)

1 Exotic Orchard
1 Scavenger Grounds
1 Shivan Reef
1 Temple of Epiphany
1 Blighted Cataract
1 Command Tower
1 Desert of the Fervent
1 Desert of the Mindful
1 Forgotten Cave
1 Izzet Boilerworks
1 Lonely Sandbar
1 Mage-Ring Network
1 Memorial to Genius
1 Myriad Landscape
1 Reliquary Tower
1 Temple of the False God
10 Island
9 Mountain

Commander (2021 Edition) releases alongside Strixhaven: School of Mages on April 23 with no scheduled release for Magic Online or Magic Arena.

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