Wedges by the Numbers, Part 2

Posted in Arcana on September 29, 2014

By Blake Rasmussen

Blake is the content manager for DailyMTG.com, making him the one you should email if you have thoughts on the website, good or less good (or not good). He's a longtime coverage reporter and hasn't turned down a game of Magic in any format ever.

A while back, we looked at the (small) assortment of wedge cards available in Magic before the release of Khans of Tarkir. To say the choices were meager would be a bit of an understatement, as some wedges had as few as four cards to their name. Heck, a "robust" number was five.

But with the actual release of Khans of Tarkir this past week, those numbers have swelled considerably. So while we won't be showing off every single card in every wedge this time around, we can look at the constitution of the three color cards for each.

Abzan—White-Black-Green

Total wedge cards: 13
Creatures: 9
Largest creature (total power and toughness): Ivorytusk Fortress (5/7) and Teneb, the Harvester (6/6)
Smallest Creature (total power and toughness): Ghave, Guru of Spores (0/0…sort of). Next smallest? Doran, the Siege Tower (0/5) sort of. Next? Karador, Ghost Chieftain (3/4)
Not an Ascendancy: Overgrown Estate
Possible Commanders: 5

Jeskai—Blue-Red-White

Total wedge cards: 12
Creatures: 9
Largest creature: Ruhan of the Fomori (7/7)
Smallest Creature: Narset, Enlightened Master (3/2)
We belong together: Lightning Angel and Mantis Rider
Possible Commanders: 4

Sultai—Black-Green-Blue

Total wedge cards: 12
Creatures: 9
Largest creature: Vorosh, the Hunter (6/6)
Smallest Creature: The Mimeoplasm (0/0…sometimes)
We belong together: Abomination of Gudul and Fungal Shambler
Possible Commanders: 4

Mardu—Red-White-Black

Total wedge cards: 12
Creatures: 8
Largest creature: Oros, the Avenger (6/6). Honorable mention to Tariel, Reckoner of Souls (4/7) and Zurgo Helmsmasher (7/2)
Smallest Creature: Ankle Shanker, Kaalia of the Vast, Ponyback Brigade (all 2/2)
Not an Ascendancy: Fervent Charge
Possible Commanders: 4

Temur—Green-Blue-Red

Total wedge cards: 13
Creatures: 9
Largest creature: Intet, the Dreamer (6/6); Maelstrom Wanderer (7/5); Surrak Dragonclaw (6/6) (Although we all know the real answer is Animar, Soul of Elements.)
Smallest Creature: Animar, Soul of Elements (1/1)—not that that ever lasts long. Honorable mention to Bear's Companion (2/2) and Riku of Two Reflections (2/2).
Guided Temur Passage: Guided Passage can fetch Frontier Bivouac, Surrak Dragonclaw, and Temur Ascendancy for the full Tarkir Tour.
Possible Commanders: 5

All Five Wedges

Total wedge cards: 62
Total wedge creatures: 44
Largest creature: Ruhan of the Fomori (7/7)
Smallest creature: The Mimeoplasm (0/0); Ghave, Guru of Spores (0/0)
Possible Commanders: 22

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