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Auto-run this in every white EDH deck ever.
Posted By: greg2367 (6/16/2011 9:14:31 PM)


The most destructive white card ever printed.
Posted By: sincleanser (8/18/2011 8:36:11 PM)


I love finding just the right combination of destruction effects to ravage my opponent the most =)
Posted By: Crag-Hack (6/28/2011 11:32:21 PM)



You're wrong: the creature would also be destroyed. From the Lorwyn FAQ:

The _Lorwyn_ set features a cycle of five cards with "Command" in their name. These are modal cards in which you choose two modes rather than one.
* The chosen modes will have their effects in the order they appear on the card.


You don't stack the modes, you stack the spell, so you can't choose the order. The third mode has its effect before the fourth, but even if they were reversed, Wurmcoil's Engine triggered ability would still be on the stack after Austere Command finishes resolving, so the tokens would not be on the battlefield yet.
Posted By: Kafkanod (5/24/2013 4:29:37 PM)


Should have named it "Explody Command".
Posted By: Totema (12/12/2011 3:29:16 PM)


What, no "destroy all indestructible permanents?"
Posted By: TheHandyman (6/17/2011 11:06:55 AM)


How is this possibly a 4? Come on people, it's a 4.5 to 5. It's just a powerhouse of a sweeper; yes, it costs 6, but it's so versatile and so powerful. In a worst case scenario it's just more Day of Judgments which is rarely a bad thing. Best case scenario, it's a one sided sweeper, getting rid of all their best permanents while leaving yours alone. It's just great.

Personally, I've got it in a white/black 'sweeper' deck, that consists of 4 Wrath of God, 4 Damnation and 4 Austere Command among other things. The Austere Command is just so strong against any deck relying on power artifacts and enchantments, and so versatile that it still helps against creature decks. Why, just the other day I won a game against a guy who had no creatures in his deck, all thanks to Austere Command continuously sweeping away his artifacts (it was a blue deck designed around MCing creatures with Vedalken Shackles and Crown of Empires). Managed to comprehensively win thanks to Austere Command, despite havin... (see all)
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (8/1/2011 2:11:37 PM)


An important thing to keep in mind is the order in which the effects happen.

For example, a creature that is enchanted by Indestructibility would be destroyed (since enchantments are destroyed before creatures), but an artifact that is enchanted by Indestructibility wouldn't be destroyed (since the enchantment would break after all breakable artifacts were checked).

This makes a lot of interesting things happen.
Aegis Angel would be able to protect just about anything (except for herself), and Angelic Overseer would die if all the humans on the board were less than 3 CMC (assuming the last two options were picked). Eldrazi Monument dies well before you destroy any creatures, and those pesky creatures enchanted by Shield of the Oversoul can have fun eating dirt before they die.

Artifact creatures also make things interesting. If there's an Iron Myr with a divi... (see all)
Posted By: Asmodi0000 (10/15/2011 8:14:46 PM)


This and the new Merciless Eviction compete for deck slots; but both are *awesome* main deck. You have a counter to nearly anything if the game is going on for awhile, and what's more, you can counter some strategies without hurting your own much.

In the end I've gone with Eviction because in {B}{W} I feel i'll have the mana more reliably, exiling is a nice upside, and because 4 copies of that after shipping is still worth less than a single copy of this (so I saved $10)
Posted By: blurrymadness (5/6/2013 10:45:01 AM)


Asmodi, I'm pretty sure that's wrong. Everything is destroyed at once, on resolution. But I'm not %100.
Posted By: NeoKoda (2/7/2012 4:22:33 PM)