18, Jan, 22

New Leaked Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Dragon is Great for Commander

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We’re nearing the first days of Preview Season for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, and we’ve seen some incredible cards officially previewed. We’ve also seen some crazy cards that have been leaked out as well! While we don’t know if the leaked cards are even real, some things that Wizards is releasing in art makes it feel like they are real. Today, we have another card leaked that we’d hedge is real, given that we already have another card in the cycle.


Alright, let’s dive into this sweet new card!

Junji, the Midnight Sky

Welcome to the table Junji, The Midnight Sky! This is the Black dragon in the cycle, as we saw Atsushi, the Blazing Sky previewed already to introduce the cycle. This dragon has some sweet abilities that make it great for commander. Flying and Menace on a 5/5 body is a great start, but really the death triggers are what’s awesome.

The first trigger choice is that each opponent discards two cards and loses 2 life. The card advantage here is the big benefit, forcing your opponents into a potentially rough decision point. The other trigger is to return a non-Dragon creature from ANY graveyard to the battlefield under your control and you lose 2 life. This is the real beef of this ability. Reanimating basically anything from any graveyard is a really big.

What Commanders Are Good for Junji?

There’s a couple of commanders that I could see really wanting Junji.

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First off is Teysa Karlov. Doubling up on Junji’s Death triggers feels like a great idea. While you wouldn’t get to pick the other ability, getting to double up on both of these abilities can be devastating to your opponents.

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The other place that Junji would shine is in Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Being able to sacrifice and reanimate Junji with ease, really abusing the death triggers makes a ton of sense to me. Additionally, in the same vein, Junji also makes sense to play in Karador, Ghost Chieftain. Often times, both of these decks will be playing some premium non-dragon creatures, so being able to reanimate them and your opponent’s creatures is awesome.

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What do you think about Junji? What decks would you want to put it in? Let us know in the comments!

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