Last updated on December 8, 2023

Ixhel, Scion of Atraxa + Neyali, Suns' Vanguard - Illustrations by Campbell White and Bryan Sola

Ixhel, Scion of Atraxa and Neyali, Suns' Vanguard | Illustrations by Campbell White and Bryan Sola

The preconstructed Commander decks from Phyrexia: All Will Be One represent both sides of the conflict on the plane of New Phyrexia. Corrupting Influence represents the Phyrexian side of the battle while Rebellion Rising represents the resistance that seeks to restore Mirrodin to its former state. These decks are a good thematic addition to the set, but they also introduce some interesting new cards for the Commander format.

These aren’t the most powerful (as is typical for Commander decks that release alongside sets), but they’re a good starting point. They also continue the trend of Wizards working to make the land bases for Commander precons a little better than they've been in the past.

It’s worth taking the time to look into them whenever a new set of these Commander precons is released. You never know when the next Fierce Guardianship or Dockside Extortionist is going to be printed, so it’s important to examine each new release to judge if they’re worth picking up. Let's get to it!

What Are the Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Decks?

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Phyrexia: All Will Be One’s Commander decks are two preconstructed decks for Commander that are ready to play out of the box. Each deck comes with a 100-card deck with a few options of what creature to use as the commander. They also come with tokens for each deck, a cardboard deck box, and a 2-card collector booster sample pack that includes extra cards from the set.

The Commander decks from All Will Be One are a good product for players looking to get into Commander. They bring players more value than they pay in cards and allow them to start playing right away. Established players have to decide for themselves if these decks are worth it. They’re by no means a must-have product, so it comes down to whether you like the way they're built.

The All Will Be One decks have more valuable cards overall compared to the last round of precons in The Brothers’ War. This set notably features the first reprint of a Commander 2020 card from a powerful cycle, Flawless Maneuver. Hopefully this signals that other cards from that cycle like Deflecting Swat, Fierce Guardianship, and Deadly Rollick will be next in line for much-needed reprints.

Rebellion Rising

Rebellion Rising

Commander, Theme, and Strategy

Rebellion Rising‘s commander is Neyali, Suns' Vanguard, who offers a good amount of support to all tokens. It has a strong token theme and includes lots of cards to help generate creature tokens like Legion Warboss, and Emeria Angel. The deck also includes cards like Phantom General and Harmonious Archon to increase the power and toughness of your tokens.

The basic strategy for this deck is to create a wide army of creature tokens. Each token you create has double strike with Neyali, Suns' Vanguard on the field, so they’re much more effective for attacking and blocking. You want to buff your tokens up to create an army of powerful double-striking creatures that deal lots of damage once you have lots of tokens. You also want to hold onto cards like Flawless Maneuver and Clever Concealment to keep your token army safe from devastating board wipes.

Notable Cards: Reprints and $$

Clever Concealment

Clever Concealment is already pretty valuable at about $10. Its price will only go up if it proves popular since it’s only available in the precon.

Roar of Resistance

Roar of Resistance is another interesting new card that works well in decks that use the goad mechanic.

Flawless Maneuver

The most notable reprint is definitely Flawless Maneuver. Not just because it’s an almost-$20 card, but it may signal future Commander 2020 reprints.

Elspeth Tirel

Elspeth Tirel is the next most valuable reprint at just under $10.

Finale of Glory

Finale of Glory isn’t a super expensive card, but it is a great inclusion for any token deck so it’s the perfect reprint for this deck.

The Verdict

Rebellion Rising seems like good value for its cost. You get almost $120 worth of cards for much less. The deck’s strategy is straightforward so it’s an easy deck for new players to pick up, and the unique cards in are worth almost the same price as the entire deck itself.

If you’re interested in cards like Clever Concealment or ones that use the new for Mirrodin! mechanic, you can get them all in this deck for the same price as just buying the singles.

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Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Deck 2 + Collector Booster Sample Pack
  • 100-card ready-to-play Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Deck—Rebellion Rising
  • 2-card Collector Booster Sample Pack—contains 1 Traditional Foil Showcase Ichor card + 1 Borderless or Extended-Art card
  • Red-White deck—includes 2 Traditional Foils + 98 nonfoil cards
  • Accessories—10 double-sided tokens, life tracker, deck box, and 1 foil-etched Display Commander
  • Introduces 10 never-before-seen Commander cards to MTG

Corrupting Influence

Corrupting Influence

Commander, Theme, and Strategy

Ixhel, Scion of Atraxa

Corrupting Influence‘s commander, Ixhel, Scion of Atraxa, can be very powerful if allowed to stay on the board. Ixhel is a powerful attacker: you can start stealing cards from players each turn after two attacks against the same opponent. This deck is themed around poison counters, which I was a little surprised to see in a Commander precon.

Your main goal is to get poison counters onto each opponent as quickly as you can. Using cheap creatures with infect or toxic can make it easy to do this if your opponents aren’t dropping creatures on turns 1 and 2. This allows you to get Ixhel, Scion of Atraxa online faster and start proliferating those counters. It’s very difficult for your opponents to stop you from winning at a certain point when you’re repeatedly proliferating with a card like Karn's Bastion.

You may want to start by spreading out poison counters and making sure there’s at least one on each opponent to maximize your proliferation effects. This also allows you more access to extra cards through Ixhel’s triggered ability.

Notable Cards: Reprints and $$

Contaminant Grafter

Contaminant Grafter is an interesting new card that currently costs about $5. It’s a strong source of proliferation and can dole out poison counters, along with being a good way to draw cards and ramp.

Phyresis Outbreak

Phyresis Outbreak is a powerful card for infect decks. It can kick off your ability to start proliferating counters on each opponent in the early game. Later in the game it can serve as a powerful form of removal that won’t affect your creatures, allowing you to get even more toxic and infect creatures around your opponent.

Norn's Annex is one of the more powerful reprints, worth around $5. It’s a good means of defense, especially against opponents who aren’t running white in their decks.

Noxious Revival

Noxious Revival is another great reprint, and it’s nice to see cards with Phyrexian mana making their way into precons.

There unfortunately aren’t any super high-value reprints in this deck, but it does include some good older cards for its theme.

The Verdict

I love decks that use poison counters. They often put a ticking clock on the game, preventing things from going too long and forcing players to make more rash decisions. Corrupting Influence is a great starting infect/toxic deck if that sounds like the kind of Commander games you’d be interested in playing.

The deck is built well out of the box but there’s also room to play with it and make it more powerful, a great trait for any precon. Newer and more experienced players alike have reasons to pick this deck up.

Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Deck 1 + Collector Booster Sample Pack
  • 100-card ready-to-play Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Deck—Corrupting Influence
  • 2-card Collector Booster Sample Pack—contains 1 Traditional Foil Showcase Ichor card + 1 Borderless or Extended-Art card
  • White-Black-Green deck—includes 2 Traditional Foils + 98 nonfoil cards
  • Accessories—10 double-sided tokens, life tracker, deck box, and 1 foil-etched Display Commander
  • Introduces 10 never-before-seen Commander cards to MTG

The Best Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Deck

For Value

Rebellion Rising

Rebellion Rising has the higher value of cards in the deck. It’ll take a little while for prices to stabilize with reprints and the new cards, but Rebellion Rising would currently cost just under $120 to build while Corrupting Influence would cost shy of $100.

That said, both decks are more expensive to build with singles than they cost as precons, so neither is a terrible option to pick up in terms of value.

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Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Deck 2 + Collector Booster Sample Pack
  • 100-card ready-to-play Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Deck—Rebellion Rising
  • 2-card Collector Booster Sample Pack—contains 1 Traditional Foil Showcase Ichor card + 1 Borderless or Extended-Art card
  • Red-White deck—includes 2 Traditional Foils + 98 nonfoil cards
  • Accessories—10 double-sided tokens, life tracker, deck box, and 1 foil-etched Display Commander
  • Introduces 10 never-before-seen Commander cards to MTG

For Competitive EDH

Corrupting Influence

Decks made for cEDH are usually built to win the game quickly. I think Corrupting Influence can keep up with the high pace better because poison counters can finish off opponents more quickly than combat damage. It can also finish all your opponents simultaneously and give them less time to set up an infinite combo through proliferation and cards that give all opponents poison counters.

That said, you should significantly upgrade either of these decks if you want to stand up to a very competitive table. The mana base is a good place to start since you want to take out a lot of tap lands if you want to be competitive.

Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Deck 1 + Collector Booster Sample Pack
  • 100-card ready-to-play Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Deck—Corrupting Influence
  • 2-card Collector Booster Sample Pack—contains 1 Traditional Foil Showcase Ichor card + 1 Borderless or Extended-Art card
  • White-Black-Green deck—includes 2 Traditional Foils + 98 nonfoil cards
  • Accessories—10 double-sided tokens, life tracker, deck box, and 1 foil-etched Display Commander
  • Introduces 10 never-before-seen Commander cards to MTG

For Fun

Corrupting Influence

Corrupting Influence is the more fun of the two decks to me. Ixhel, Scion of Atraxa allows you to play with some of your opponents’ cards, which adds variety to each game. Not relying on creature tokens also saves you the frustration you might feel from a board wipe or mass bounce card like Cyclonic Rift.

Of course, fun is very subjective. Rebellion Rising is still a fun-looking build if you prefer to do a lot of attacking or create big board states.

Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Deck 1 + Collector Booster Sample Pack
  • 100-card ready-to-play Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander Deck—Corrupting Influence
  • 2-card Collector Booster Sample Pack—contains 1 Traditional Foil Showcase Ichor card + 1 Borderless or Extended-Art card
  • White-Black-Green deck—includes 2 Traditional Foils + 98 nonfoil cards
  • Accessories—10 double-sided tokens, life tracker, deck box, and 1 foil-etched Display Commander
  • Introduces 10 never-before-seen Commander cards to MTG

Commanding Conclusion

Command Tower - Illustration by Evan Shipard

Command Tower | Illustration by Evan Shipard

Wizards seems to be hitting their stride with the Commander precons that release alongside sets. The All Will Be One decks both fit the set thematically and provide good value. I think both decks will be fun to play and have the potential to be upgraded into more powerful versions.

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Which All Will Be One precon looks more exciting to you? Do you usually go for precons, or do prefer to build your own from scratch? Do you like this many precons being released or you think Wizards should slow down? Let me know in the comments below or over on Draftsim’s Twitter.

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to seeing you in the next one!

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