Who doesn’t love having massive hands? Having a bunch of cards in your hand is basically never a bad thing.
If only there was a consistent way to have your hand become truly obnoxious. Good news, there is, all you need to do is stare into infinity.
What is Harness Infinity?
Let’s talk about Harness Infinity. This is a seven-mana black and green sorcery from Strixhaven that allows you to exchange your hand with your graveyard. It’s a very easy to understand effect that lets you reuse your best cards as you see fit. That means getting access to your favorite planeswalkers, creatures, and other cards again, and that’s incredibly potent.
However, it needs a bit of set-up for this to work as well as it can. You either need to curate your graveyard to be perfect or simply fill it up as quick as you can. Plus, ideally, you need to get rid of the issue you’ll have after casting this card wherein you’ll need to discard a vast number of cards.
So, as ever, we’ve picked two commanders out that we think can do this card justice.
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Kicking things off we’ve got Old Stickfingers. This creature costs X, one black, and one green mana to cast and reads, “When you cast this spell, reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal X creature cards. Put all creature cards revealed this way into your graveyard, then put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. Old Stickfingers’s power and toughness are each equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard.”
In essence, Stickfingers here is a perfect coupling with Harness Infinity. We want to be milling ourselves anyway, and they can help this while also becoming stronger because of it. The downside comes when you swap your hand with your graveyard, but Stickfingers has already done their job by that point.
So, our favorite self-mill cards here are Splinterfright, Underrealm Lich, and Deadbridge Chant. All of these cards also come with big upsides for self-mill too, which you simply love to see. Also, when it comes to making sure you won’t have to discard cards, you can use Reliquary Tower, Thought Vessel, and Venser’s Journal to look after yourself.
Tasigur, the Golden InfinityTasigur, the Golden Fang is a six-mana 4/5 with delve and an ability that costs four-mana that reads, “Mill two cards, then return a nonland card of an opponent’s choice from your graveyard to your hand.” This is yet another commander with self mill, and a pretty big bonus on top of it too.
Aside from the cards above, the biggest thing that Tasigur offers is blue. So, that means we can include the likes of Windfall to wheel our hands away, and excellent protection thanks to Cyclonic Rift. We can also look into being a little more selective once we’ve harnessed that infinity, and that means using cards that allow us to remove things we don’t need from our graveyard like Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath.
The only other cards you need are the ones worth repeatedly casting. We like the really big expensive creatures and spells here, but you can probably find your own favorites too.
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