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.