Brewing for Brawl with M20's Multicolor Mythics

The Brawl format has fallen off the Magic community's radar since Wizards reduced online Brawl support in late 2018, but the format hasn't gone away by any means. It's still a lot of fun to brew and is a great way to reuse your Standard prerelease and draft cards. If you're intimidated by the massive Commander and Oathbreaker card pools, Brawl is also a cozy format for putting together a deck you really enjoy playing. The current Brawl card pool has lots of one- and two-color commanders from the year we've just spent on Ravnica, which gives players tons of deckbuilding options. Core Set 2020's Brawl season is going to have even more deck options than usual and is a great way to get into the format.

Today, we are going to look at five new and exciting Brawl commanders from M20. For the next three months, we'll have legal commanders in all ten of the three-color combinations. We've had a year to figure out what the M19 Elder Dragons (Nicol Bolas, the Ravager, Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire, etc.) are capable of, so here are some brewing suggestions to bring you up to speed on the rest of that cycle, the three-color commanders in M20.

Omnath Elementals

Omnath, Locus of the Roil strategies are fairly straightforward: they care about elementals. This particuar deck is stacked with elemental creatures in all three of Omnath's colors, including tribal effects like Risen Reef and Overgrowth Elemental, as well as a few planeswalkers who synergize with our tribe.

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This Omnath deck gets to take advantage of three powerful planeswalkers in addition to its elemental creatures, Both Nissa, Who Shakes the World and Chandra, Acolyte of Flame create even more elementals for Omnath. Chandra, Novice Pyromancer pumps the entire team. I've added Chandra's Regulator to give this planeswalker theme a bit of a boost. When playing the deck, keep an eye on your lands; Risen Reef's ramp ability can make your Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar even stronger.

Kethis Legends

Like Omnath, Kethis, the Hidden Hand is also a tribal commander. Unlike Omnath, a legend that cares about a single creature type, Kethis cares about other legends generally. Between Dominaria's historic-matters theme and War of the Spark's planeswalkers, you'll have plenty of legendary options to choose from. This decklist focuses on opportunities for token generation and graveyard shenanigans.

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This deck wants to make lots of creatures and sacrifice them for value. With Teysa Karlov and Slimefoot, the Stowaway out at the same time, your saproling death triggers will deal double damage. Teysa also doubles Elenda, the Dusk Rose's +1/+1 counter trigger. If you lose any of your token generators, bring them back with Storrev, Devkarin Lich or Primeval's Glorious Rebirth to get your engines back online.

Kaalia Multi-Tribal

Kaalia, Zenith Seeker cares about three tribes: angels, demons, and dragons. Since her ability puts them into your hand from the top of your library, this deck is stacked with powerful creatures of all three types. It also includes mana acceleration, such as Manalith and the synergistic Dragon's Hoard, so you can cast what Kaalia finds.

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Since so many lifelinking angels, I added Ajani's Pridemate as a cheap lifegain payoff. The deck's main purpose, however, is to attack with big fliers; don't dilute your gameplan.

Yarok ETB Triggers

Yarok, the Desecrated doubles your enters-the-battlefield triggers, so Yarok strategies will be packed with such ETB triggers. There's enough variety in Standard right now for you to take this deck in a number of directions. I'm going with a +1/+1 counter theme for this build, and including as many proliferate and amass triggers as possible.

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The counter theme lets me run Simic Ascendancy as an alternate win condition. I've also included Fblthp, the Lost, Pelt Collector, and Cloudkin Seer as card draw that Yarok can double.

Keep in mind this isn't the only direction you can go with a Yarok deck. M20 Standard has a wide variety of ETB mechanics in Yarok's colors. If you're interested in another angle, I recommend trying a graveyard theme with explore and surveil triggers, along with Muldrotha, the Gravetide and Journey to Eternity to bring back your permanents.

Kykar Firestorm

Kykar, Wind's Fury wants you to cast noncreature spells. When you do, you get Spirit tokens. When you get Spirit tokens, Kykar sacrifices them for red mana to cast more spells and make more tokens. This gives Kykar players multiple avenues to victory. In this deck, you can win either by attacking with flying creatures or by copying burn spells with Thousand-Year Storm.

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M20 doesn't have a lot of spirits, so I've included some creatures with afterlife to generate more. This decklist also includes some card draw, so you're never stuck without a spell to storm off with. Niv-Mizzet, Parun will let you turn those draws into damage, or just win the game by himself if he needs to.

The Brawl Continues

These are by no means the only things you can do with Core Set 2020's multicolor commanders. Let us know if you come up with another interesting decklist!