Quarantine Commander: Hallar, the Firefletcher

This post is a little late going up so my apologies for that. Last Wednesday I played a Hallar, the Firefletcher on Kendra’s Commander night.

If you’re interested, here’s the current list for the deck. I had wanted to play a deck based around The Ozolith but wanted to avoid my same old Golgari ways. I had also been enamored with the interaction of Keen Sense and Snake Umbra with creatures that could deal non-combat damage to opponents. Big Mike had also suggested looking at an uncommon Commander and wanted me to run Eutropia, the Twice Favored.
Instead I focused on Hallar and built a red-green Spellslinger deck. And I was pleasantly surprised. The deck, despite having a relatively narrow card pool, was a blast to pilot. The ability to apply pressure with spells while not attacking is something I don’t really do often in Commander. There’s also the fact that slapping a Snake Umbra on to Hallar and turning the Archer into a repeatable Ancestral Recall is a ton of fun.

I am not sure what I would do moving forward with this deck. I would absolutely retool the manabase to be better – hello Fungal Reaches – but as noted by many in the game above the card pool is finite. That being said I am absolutely bringing this to another MTGO night at some point in the future.

Published by Alex Ullman

Alex Ullman has been playing Magic since 1994 (he thinks). Since 2005, he's spent most of his time playing and exploring Pauper. One of his proudest accomplishments was being on the winnings side of the 2009 Community Cup. He makes his home in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised.

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