MTGDTK Previews: Ojutai’s Command

Remember the old Lorwyn command cycle? Mostly Cryptic Command but the others were all playable at some level. Well, good news. Commands are back in style and today we got Ojutai’s Command.

Dragons of Tarkir Ojutai's Command

Ojutai’s Command 2WU
Instant

Choose two –

  • Return target creature card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.
  • You gain four life.
  • Counter target creature spell.
  • Draw a card

You can also read that as:

Legit though, this thing has a decent amount of applications.

The life gain, creature counter, and draw are all perfect for UW control. Counter target Rhino, draw a card. Counter a Goblin Rabblemaster and gain four life. Gain four life and draw a card against Sligh style decks. Abzan could even stretch and splash for blue to get all those benefits. Siege Rhino decks could just counter opposing Rhinos.

Jeskai beats can reanimate their Seeker of the Way while also countering threats, drawing cards, or gaining life. UW Heroic can probably jam it the same way too.

Hopefully this is a cycle as Wizards has taught us to expect. Ally color commands are probably going to be loved no matter how good or bad they are.