The Trickiest Trickster! Mastering Rankle Commander / EDH – A Magic: The Gathering Deck Guide

Today I bring to you a monoblack Commander built around the Rankle, Master of all Tricky Tricks! This new legendary Rogue Faerie from Throne of Eldraine is aggressively costed for tournament Magic, but with the support of the much wider Commander card pool it can very easily terrorize your local playgroup. Putting the grim in faerie tales, this deck’s pranks are guaranteed to rankle all of your opponents!

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By Bennie Smith*
1 Rankle, Master of Pranks
1 Sol Ring
1 Skullclamp
1 Bloodsoaked Champion
1 Gutterbones
1 Entomb
1 Tragic Slip
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Reanimate
1 Nether Traitor
1 Reassembling Skeleton
1 Bloodghast
1 Mind Stone
1 Fellwar Stone
1 Waste Not
1 Cloak and Dagger
1 Animate Dead
1 Exhume
1 Go for the Throat
1 Malicious Affliction
1 Vampire Hexmage
1 Scroll Rack
1 The Elderspell
1 Blackblade Reforged
1 Darksteel Ingot
1 Victimize
1 Dark Deal
1 Grim Haruspex
1 Doomed Necromancer
1 Necromancy
1 Ophiomancer
1 Big Game Hunter
1 Sword of Sinew and Steel
1 Ayara, First of Locthwain
1 Oblivion Stone
1 Whispersilk Cloak
1 Mindslicer
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Dread Return
1 Necrotic Ooze
1 Dread Presence
1 Geth’s Grimoire
1 Sangromancer
1 Damnation
1 Agent of Erebos
1 Archfiend of Ifnir
1 Bone Miser
1 Beacon of Unrest
1 Gray Merchant of Asphodel
1 The Eldest Reborn
1 Syr Konrad, the Grim
1 Massacre Wurm
1 Grave Titan
1 Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
1 Ever After
1 Meteor Golem
1 Sheoldred, Whispering One
1 Sepulchral Primordial
1 Razaketh, the Foulblooded
1 Ancient Stone Idol
1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
1 Volrath’s Stronghold
1 Rogue’s Passage
1 Cabal Coffers
1 Cabal Stronghold
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Dust Bowl
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Castle Locthwain
1 Phyrexian Tower
1 Barren Moor
1 Shizo, Death’s Storehouse
28 Swamp

*Bennie Smith has been writing professionally about Magic for 20 years, and he’s been writing about EDH/Commander for 12 years. He’s written the authoritative book about the format, The Complete Commander, which you can find along with his columns about Commander every week at!

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