cEDH Tier List – Best Commanders & Decks (February 2024)

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 S+ 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 S cEDH (Great commanders) – These commanders are still very good but require more support than Tier S+ commanders or require more specific types of decks built around them.
  • Tier A cEDH (Good commanders) – These are also competitive commanders that you can use but they require even more support and strategy than S ones.
  • Tier B cEDH (Decent commanders) – Slightly decent commanders, you can definitely do better by choosing some from the higher tiers.
  • Tier C 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.
  • Tier D cEDH (Weak) – Shouldn’t be used for competitive play in this current meta.

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

March 21, 2023: We have made changes to 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 S+ EDH Commanders (BEST)

  • Najeela, the Blade-Blossom
  • Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus
  • Thrasios, Triton Hero
  • Tymna the Weaver

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Tier S EDH Commanders (Great)

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

  • Armix, Filigree Thrasher
  • Codie, Vociferous Codex
  • Evelyn, the Covetous
  • Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper
  • Jeska, Thrice Reborn
  • K’rrik, Son of Yawgmoth
  • Kenrith, the Returned King
  • Korvold, Fae-Cursed King
  • Krark, the Thumbless
  • Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator
  • Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh
  • Sakashima of a Thousand Faces
  • Silas Renn, Seeker Adept
  • Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools
  • Urza, Lord High Artificer
  • Winota, Joiner of Forces

Tier A EDH Commanders (Decent)

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:

  • Old Stickfingers
  • Pako, Arcane Retriever
  • Grolnok, the Omnivore
  • Kinna, Bonder Prodigy
  • Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker
  • Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder
  • Cormela, Glamour Thief
  • Sidisi, Brood Tyrant
  • Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
  • Shorikai, Genesis Engine
  • Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes
  • Marneus Calgar
  • Rocco, Cabaretti Caterer
  • Cecily, Haunted Mage
  • Yisan, the Wanderer Bard
  • Kalamax, the Stormsire
  • Gale, Waterdeep Prodigy
  • Minsc, Beloved Ranger
  • Hinata, Dawn-Crowned
  • Wernog, Rider’s Chaplain
  • Jodah, the Unifier
  • Sisay, Weatherlight Captain
  • Sophina, Spearsage Deserter
  • Niv-Mizzet, Parun
  • Jetmir, Nexus of Revels
  • Prosper, Tome-Bound
  • Bjorna, Nightfall Alchemist
  • Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain
  • Chulane, Teller of Tales
  • Magda, Brazen Outlaw
  • Animar, Soul of Elements
  • Inalla, Archmage Ritualist
  • Cazur, Ruthless Stalker
  • Kykar, Wind’s Fury
  • Magus Lucea Kane
  • Slicer, Hired Muscle
  • Kess, Dissident Mage
  • The First Sliver
  • Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder
  • Tana, the Bloodsower
  • Ukkima, Stalking Shadow
  • Birgi, God of Storytelling
  • Omnath, Locus of Creation
  • Captain Sisay
  • Elsha of the Infinite
  • Orvar, the All-Form
  • Vial Smasher the Fierce
  • Kodama of the East Tree
  • Arcum Dagsson
  • Halana, Kessig Ranger
  • Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow
  • Jenson Carthalion, Druid Exile
  • Zaxara, the Exemplary
  • Godo, Bandit Warlord
  • Go-Shintai of Life’s Origin
  • Haldan, Avid Arcanist
  • Kamahl, Heart of Krosa
  • Brago, King Eternal
  • Vohar, Doomsday Scepter
  • Tivit, Seller of Secrets
  • The Gitrog Monster
  • Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Tier B EDH Commanders (Average)

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:

  • Anje Falkenrath
  • Ramos, Dragon Engine
  • Mishra, Claimed by Gix
  • Muldrotha, the Gravetide
  • Volo, Itinerant Scholar
  • Yarok, the Desecrated
  • Extus, Oriq Overlord
  • Krenko, Mob Boss
  • Oswald Fiddlebender
  • Jinnie Fay, Jetmir’s Second
  • Yeva, Nature’s Herald
  • Azami, Lady of Scrolls
  • Teferi, Temporal Archmage
  • Atla Palani, Nest Tender
  • Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait
  • Esika, God of the Tree
  • Grist, the Hunger Tide
  • Elmar, Ulvenwald Informant
  • Chatterfang, Squirrel General
  • Light-Paws, Emperor’s Voice
  • Tameshi, Reality Architect
  • Othelm, Sigardian Outcast
  • Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom
  • Tiamat
  • Toxrill, the Corrosive
  • Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign
  • Hurkyl, Master Wizard
  • Teysa, Orzhov Scion
  • Commissar Severina Raine
  • Edgar Markov
  • Tayam, Luminous Enigma
  • Ashnod the Uncaring
  • Bruvac the Grandiloquent
  • Abdel Adrian, Gorion’s Ward
  • Koll, the Forgemaster
  • Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter
  • Alela, Artful Provocateur
  • Yoshimaru, Ever Faithful
  • Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar
  • Marwyn, the Nurturer
  • Kethis, the Hidden Hand
  • Momir Vig, Simic Visionary
  • Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons
  • Zirda, the Dawnwaker
  • Prime Speaker Vannifar
  • Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
  • Ivy, Gleeful Spellthief
  • Ao, the Dawn Sky
  • Queza, Augur of Agonies
  • Jorn, God of Winter
  • Daretti, Scrap Savant
  • Brallin, Skyshark Rider
  • Dargo, the Shipwrecker
  • General Tazri
  • Daryl, Hunter of Walkers
  • Sythis, Harvest’s Hand
  • Abaddon the Despoiler
  • Araumi of the Dead Tide
  • Jeleva, Nephalia’s Scourge
  • Scion of the Ur-Dragon
  • Breeches, Brazen Plunderer
  • Heliod, Sun-Crowned
  • Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger
  • Tatyova, Benthic Druid
  • Megatron, Tyrant
  • Rashmi, Eternities Crafter
  • Okaun, Eye of Chaos
  • Grenzo, Dungeon Warden
  • Shabraz, the Skyshark
  • Emry, Lurker of the Loch
  • Tatsunari, Toad Rider
  • Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
  • Rielle, the Everwise
  • Magar of the Magic Strings
  • Dina, Soul Steeper
  • Acererak the Archlich
  • Vadrok, Apex of Thunder
  • Kaalia of the Vast
  • God-Eternal Kefnet
  • Raffine, Scheming Seer
  • Narset, Enlightened Master
  • Teshar, Ancestor’s Apostle
  • Zur the Enchanter
  • Circu, Dimir Lobotomist
  • Breya, Etherium Shaper
  • Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy
  • Drafna, Founder of Lat-Nam

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Tier C EDH Commanders (Below Average)

These are your below-average cEDH commanders, they aren’t really that great (compared to the ones in ranks above them) but they can still do the job, especially if you don’t have anything else to use. However, don’t expect to win games with ease.

  • Jhoira, Ageless Innovator
  • Lathril, Blade of the Elves
  • Yasharn, Implacable Earth
  • Heliod, God of the Sun
  • Intet, the Dreamer
  • The Mimeoplasm
  • Florian, Voldaren Scion
  • Ghave, Guru of Spores
  • Mizzix of the Izmagnus
  • Aminatou, the Fateshifter
  • Satoru Umezawa
  • Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
  • Tovolar, Dire Overlord
  • Kels, Fight Fixer
  • Kediss, Emberclaw Familiar
  • Sygg, River Cutthroat
  • Marath, Will of the Wild
  • Lonis, Cryptozoologist
  • Volo, Guide to Monsters
  • Lord Windgrace
  • Edric, Spymaster of Trest
  • Akiri, Line-Slinger
  • Varina, Lich Queen
  • Falco Spara, Pactweaver
  • Karumonix, the Rat King
  • Jaheira, Friend of the Forest
  • Rionya, Fire Dancer
  • Urza, Lord Protector
  • Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
  • Varolz, the Scar-Striped
  • Toshiro Umezawa
  • Nymris, Oona’s Trickster
  • Queen Kayla bin-Kroog
  • Oskar, Rubbish Reclaimer

Tier D EDH Commanders (Weak)

These are weak commanders that aren’t really suited for competitive EDH, but they can still work if you have a great deck around them:

  • Valki, God of Lies
  • Sharuum the Hegemon
  • Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire
  • Meren of Clan Nel Toth
  • Estrid, the Masked
  • Adeline, Resplendent Cathar
  • Gallia of the Endless Dance
  • Ashnod, Flesh Mechanist
  • Roon of the Hidden Realm
  • Thrasta, Tempest’s Roar
  • Jared Carthalion
  • Akiri, Fearless Voyager
  • Jaxis, the Troublemaker
  • Purphoros, God of the Forge
  • Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
  • Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
  • Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice
  • Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist
  • Fblthp, the Lost
  • Jhoira of the Ghitu
  • Nath of the Gilt-Leaf
  • Oona, Queen of the Fae
  • Karador, Ghost Chieftain
  • Yawgmoth, Thran Physician
  • Xyris, the Writhing Storm
  • Kozilek, the Great Distortion
  • Veyran, Voice of Duality
  • Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
  • Trazyn the Infinite
  • Vhal, Candlekeep Researcher
  • Zevlor, Elturel Exile
  • Soul of Windgrace
  • Nin, the Pain Artist

Tier E EDH Commanders (Fringe)

Not really useful, these commanders are situational and depend on specific meta’s:

  • Nekusar, the Mindrazer
  • Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix
  • Meria, Scholar of Antiquity
  • Obeka, Brute Chronologist
  • Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa
  • Gaddock Teeg
  • Liesa, Shroud of Dusk
  • Sen Triplets
  • Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
  • Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
  • Tergrid, God of Fright
  • Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
  • Elminster
  • Tinybones, Trinket Thief
  • Baral, Chief of Compliance
  • Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
  • Taigam, Ojutai Master
  • Myrel, Shield of Argive
  • Zethi, Arcane Blademaster
  • Archelos, Lagoon Mystic
  • Kwain, Itinerant Meddler

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 definitive and 100% accurate 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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11 thoughts on “cEDH Tier List – Best Commanders & Decks (February 2024)”

  1. i’m sorry to ask, but i’m getting back into edh after 4 years. I’m looking for a specific (was a tier 2 back in 2018) commander female that was a two drop one red and one white. for the life of me i can’t find her. and at this point, i’m not even sure where to look. can you help me? thank you in advance.

    Steve Myers

  2. just wondering, but does teferi temporal archmage make the list? I know urza is better, but surely I feel like walker teferi is a much better commander than creature teferi

  3. i’m thinking about making a graveyard deck with mimeoplasim…with sheoldred whispering one and sheoldred the apocolyps. i think it might be interesting

  4. Yuriko in decent only?! Say that to my deck that almost never lost a game!
    (Actually I think she deserves a better place than that…)

  5. I guess the magic in edh is that there are sooo many different playgroups and tiers, but to me this list is exceptionally off. Couldnt even go into details but if those commanders are top tier, then no-one plays some of the real busters properly in your groups.


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