cEDH Tier List – Best Commanders & Decks (August 2022)

Hi there! Have you been looking for an updated cEDH tier list? Well, look no further, because that’s exactly what you’ll find below. On this page, you can see our latest rankings of the best commanders in Elder Dragon Highlander mode of Magic the Gathering.

EDH is a fun, casual format for playing MTG. However, with so many possible commanders available, it can be a little bit tricky to build your perfect deck.

In this post, we will look at some of the top-tier EDH Commanders for Magic: The Gathering.

These cards are not only good but they are also very playable in the current meta.

But before I’m going to show you the best cEDH commanders in MTG, let me give you a quick explanation about what each tier ranking means.

cEDH Tier List Ranking Meaning

  • Tier 1 cEDH (BEST commanders) – Also known as the TITAN tier, these commanders are the best in the game, you should aim to have one for every color combination as they can easily win games in most scenarios. They are also very easy to build around and require very little support from other cards to make them work effectively.
  • Tier 1.5 cEDH (Great commanders) – These commanders are still very good but require more support than Tier 1 commanders or require more specific types of decks built around them. Tier 1.5 commanders can still win games on their own but will require a bit more effort than Tier 1 Commanders to do so.
  • Tier 2 cEDH (Good commanders) – These are also competitive commanders that you can use but they require even more support and strategy than 1.5 ones.
  • Tier 2.5 cEDH (Decent commanders) – Slightly decent commanders, you can definitely do better by choosing some from the higher tiers.
  • Tier 3 cEDH (Average commanders) – In our opinion, we think that these commanders are pretty average in EDH MTG in this current meta. Should probably avoid building decks with these commanders unless you really know what you’re doing.

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get to the fun stuff and check out our CEDH Tier List!

cEDH Tier List – Best commanders Right Now

Here are all the best EDH Commanders in MTG in this current meta ranked accordingly to their power in separate tiers:

Tier 1 EDH Commanders (MAXIMUM POWER)

Tier 1 EDH Commanders (BEST)
Captain Sisay
General Tazri
Kenrith the Returned King
Kess the Dissident Mage
Najeela, the Blade-Blossom
Niv-Mizzet Reborn
The First Sliver
The Gitrog Monster
Thrasios – Triton Hero
Tymna the Weaver
Zur the Enchanter

Tier 1.5 EDH Commanders (Competitive)

If you don’t fancy building your deck with any of the Tier 1 Commanders, then you can also use the tier 1.5 EDH Commanders as they are also pretty competitive:

Tier 1.5 EDH Commanders (GREAT)
Animar, Soul of Elements
Anje Falkenrath
Arcum Dagsson
Baral, Chief of Compliance
Brago, King Eternal
Breya, Etherium Shaper
Chulane, Teller of Tales
Circu, Dimir Lobotomist
Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Emry, Lurker of the Loch
Ghave, Guru of Spores
Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy // Jace, Telepath Unbound
Jeleva, Nephalia’s Scourge
Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain
Jodah, Archmage Eternal
K’rrik, Son of Yawgmoth
Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus
Meren of Clan Nel Toth
Mizzix of the Izmagnus
Momir Vig, Simic Visionary
Narset, Enlightened Master
Oona, Queen of the Fae
Prime Speaker Vannifar
Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
Ramos, Dragon Engine
Rashmi, Eternities Crafter
Scion of the Ur-Dragon
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
Sidisi, Brood Tyrant
Sidisi, Undead Vizier
Taigam, Ojutai Master
Tana, the Bloodsower
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Mimeoplasm
Urza, Lord High Artificer
Varolz, the Scar-Striped
Vial Smasher the Fierce
Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder
Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Tier 2 EDH Commanders

The Tier 2 commanders on our cEDH tier list are still good to be used, but they require a bit more support and strategy on your part. You can still win your battles with these but it’s not going to be a breeze. Here they are:

Tier 2 EDH Commanders (GOOD)
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death
Ambassador Laquatus
Aminatou, the Fateshifter
Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle
Atla Palani, Nest Tender
Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice
Ayara, First of Locthwain
Azami, Lady of Scrolls
Azusa, Lost but Seeking
Bruna, Light of Alabaster
Chainer, Nightmare Adept
Child of Alara
Damia, Sage of Stone
Daretti, Scrap Savant
Dralnu, Lich Lord
Elsha of the Infinite
Ephara, God of the Polis
Erebos, God of the Dead
Estrid, the Masked
Ezuri, Claw of Progress
Ezuri, Renegade Leader
Fblthp, the Lost
Freyalise, Llanowar’s Fury
Gadwick, the Wizened
Ghost Council of Orzhova
Godo, Bandit Warlord
Grand Warlord Radha
Grenzo, Dungeon Warden
Hanna, Ship’s Navigator
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons
Heartless Hidetsugu
Inalla, Archmage Ritualist
Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker
Ishkanah, Grafwidow
Jalira, Master Polymorphist
Jhoira of the Ghitu
Jori En, Ruin Diver
Kaalia of the Vast
Kaho, Minamo Historian
Karador, Ghost Chieftain
Karametra, God of Harvests
Karlov of the Ghost Council

Tier 2.5 EDH Commanders

These commanders are ranked pretty decently in our cEDH tier list but overall you can probably do better by building your EDH deck with some from the higher ranks.

Still, if you don’t have any better cards you can build your deck with these:

Tier 2.5 EDH Commanders (Decent)
Kefnet the Mindful
Keranos, God of Storms
Kestia, the Cultivator
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King
Krenko, Mob Boss
Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger
Kruphix, God of Horizons
Kunoros, Hound of Athreos
Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix
Kykar, Wind’s Fury
Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
Lazav, the Multifarious
Liliana, Heretical Healer // Liliana, Defiant Necromancer
Lord Windgrace
Maelstrom Wanderer
Maga, Traitor to Mortals
Mairsil, the Pretender
Marath, Will of the Wild
Marchesa, the Black Rose
Marwyn, the Nurturer
Mayael the Anima
Melek, Izzet Paragon
Memnarch
Mishra, Artificer Prodigy
Muldrotha, the Gravetide
Naru Meha, Master Wizard
Nath of the Gilt-Leaf
Neheb, the Eternal
Nekusar, the Mindrazer
Nin, the Pain Artist
Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius
Niv-Mizzet, Parun

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Tier 3 EDH Commanders (Weak)

And now we’re finally at the end of our cEDH tier list. Here you can find the most average commanders that aren’t really that good but they can still get the job done.

Sure you will have to put a lot more work supporting them, but you can still win some games here and there. Check them out:

Tier 3 EDH Commanders (Average)
Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper
Olivia Voldaren
Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
Omnath, Locus of Mana
Omnath, Locus of Rage
Prime Speaker Zegana
Purphoros, God of the Forge
Queen Marchesa
Rafiq of the Many
Rakdos, Lord of Riots
Rasputin Dreamweaver
Ravos, Soultender
Razaketh, the Foulblooded
Reaper King
Reyhan, Last of the Abzan
Rhys the Redeemed
Riku of Two Reflections
Roon of the Hidden Realm
Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
Saheeli, the Gifted
Samut, Voice of Dissent
Saskia the Unyielding
Sedris, the Traitor King
Selvala, Explorer Returned
Sen Triplets
Seton, Krosan Protector
Sharuum the Hegemon
Shattergang Brothers
Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa
Silas Renn, Seeker Adept
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon
Sliver Overlord
Sliver Queen
Sram, Senior Edificer
Sydri, Galvanic Genius
Taigam, Sidisi’s Hand
Talrand, Sky Summoner
Tatyova, Benthic Druid
Tawnos, Urza’s Apprentice
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
Teneb, the Harvester
Teysa, Orzhov Scion
Thada Adel, Acquisitor
The Locust God
The Scarab God
Tishana, Voice of Thunder
Titania, Protector of Argoth
Tuvasa the Sunlit
Uril, the Miststalker
Venser, Shaper Savant
Vilis, Broker of Blood
Wort, the Raidmother
Xantcha, Sleeper Agent
Xenagos, God of Revels
Xira Arien
Yarok, the Desecrated
Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign
Yeva, Nature’s Herald
Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow
Zada, Hedron Grinder
Zedruu the Greathearted
Zurgo Helmsmasher

How We Created This cEDH Tier List?

When we put together one of our tier lists for a competitive game, we try to do a lot of research before we publish it on our website.

This cEDH tier list is based on the experience of myself and other EDH players. It’s not scientific or definitive, but should be a good starting point for anyone looking to build their first EDH deck, or maybe just expand their collection with some new cards.

The key thing to remember is that every player has different tastes and play styles so what may be good for you may not be good for someone else.

If you have any tips or feedback about this cEDH tier list, please leave a comment down below and we’ll take it into consideration the next time we update it.

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What is cEDH?

cEDH stands for Competitive Elder Dragon Highlander. The Commander format is a casual Magic: The Gathering format in which players can play with their favorite cards from throughout the history of Magic.

The Competitive EDH game mode is played in groups of 3 to 5 players, who each use a pre-built deck of cards consisting of exactly 100 cards.

This means that each player has to build a deck from scratch, without the help of booster packs or any preconstructed decks.

This can be a daunting task for many players, but luckily there are some great resources out there that can help you get started on your journey into the cEDH format!

Fun fact: cEDH games can last up to 120 minutes! So make sure you bring a lot of refreshments.


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