Playing Voltron MTG is a game style that demands having a great Commander card, period. Read on below for our top picks of the very best Voltron Commanders in MTG!
Top 10 Voltron Commanders MTG
1. Narset, Enlightened Master
One of the top Voltron Commanders to have in a Voltron deck without question is Narset, Enlightened Master. This 3/2 mythic rare legendary creature human monk card costs 3 colorless mana in addition to 1 island land, 1 mountain land, and 1 plains land.
At the beginning of each of your upkeep turns, Narset allows you to exile the top four cards of your deck and then play any of the non-creature cards for free. Narset is also hexproof and has the first strike ability.
2. Galea, Kindler of Hope
Another mythic rare Voltron card to act as Commander is the legendary creature elf knight, Galea, Kindler of Hope. This 4/4 legendary elf knight costs 1 colorless mana, 1 forest land, 1 plains land, and 1 island land to bring out onto the battlefield.
This Voltron-friendly card has Vigilance and allows you the convenient ability to look at the top card of your library at any time. Even more helpful, if you happen to peep equipment or aura cards while looking at the top card in your deck, you can play it AND attach it to a creature you control for FREE.
3. Uril, the Miststalker
Another of the most popular creatures to use as Commanders in Voltron decks is the legendary Beast card, Uril, the Mistalker. This big boy comes as a 5/5 stock creature that can’t be the target of abilities or spells from other players.
Uril casts for the reasonable price of 2 colorless mana, 1 mountain, 1 forest, and 1 plains land. To beef this bad boy up, add a +2/+2 booster to him for every aura attached to him.
4. Lord Windgrace
Two colorless mana, 1 swamp, 1 mountain, and 1 forest is the price to cast this deadly cat. Lord Windgrace is a mythic rare legendary Planeswalker (with 5 power) from the 2018 Commander Series. This is one tricky cat that’s more than worthy of being your primary Voltron creature or Commander.
Lord Windgrace’s abilities include paying +2 and discarding a card, plus drawing a card (if it’s a land card, you draw another one), paying -3 and returning one or two land cards to the battlefield from your graveyard, and paying -11 to destroy as many six nonland permanents (including your own), and creating six 2/2 cat warriors with the forestwalk ability (green tokens).
5. Sythis, Harvest’s Hand
Sythis, Harvest Hand allows you the ability to gain 1 life as well as draw 1 card whenever you play an enchantment. This legendary enchantment creature nymph is only a 1/2, but only costs 1 forest and 1 plains land. Sythis’ abilities and low cost to cast are huge benefits.
Don’t let the 1/2 power and defense fool you. With plenty of enchantments in your Voltron deck, this “little” nymph can become larger and more powerful than practically anything on the battlefield.
6. Rograkh, Son Of Rohgahh
For those who enjoy the Godzilla-style scorch and burn tactics on the MTG battlefield, Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh is one of the best Voltron Commanders you could ever choose. Sure, he only comes into play with 0 power and only 1 defense, but his abilities and perks make him incredibly versatile.
Rograkh has the partner ability, which means that you can have two main Commanders if you have another one with the partnership ability. He also has trample, menace, and first strike. With a few well-played enchantments, artifacts, or pieces of equipment, this legendary Kobold Warrior is indeed a furious Commander.
7. Sram, Senior Edificer
With a low mana casting cost of 1 colorless and 1 plains land, there are perhaps zero Commanders as affordable as this rare legendary creature Dwarf Advisor. Sram, Senior Edificer is not the strongest creature, coming in stock at 2 power and 2 defense.
Sram’s major benefit is that when you play equipment, auras, or vehicle spells, it allows you to draw an additional card. This often-overlooked Commander card originates from the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Commander expansion.
8. Zurgo Helmsmasher
No heavy-hitting Voltron deck should lack a card or two like this legendary creature Orc Warrior, Zurgo Helmsmasher. This orc comes into play with haste and attacks every time it’s your turn if able.
Zurgo is a beastly creature, he comes into play as a 7/2 power and defense. Even more, as long as it’s your turn, this tuff guy is indestructible. PLUS, whenever a creature dies as a result of Zurgo dealing them damage, you may add a +1/+1 power and defense counter on Zurgo.
9. Lorthos, The Tidemaker
Some MTG cards simply come with the perfect name, Lorthos, The Tidemaker is one such card. This mythic rare legendary creature Octopus is a true colossus of a creature to pack into your Voltron deck, hitting the board as an 8/8 right out of the gate.
Whenever you attack with The Tidemaker, you have the option of paying “8”, if you choose to do so, you tap as many as eight permanents of your choice. This is a super useful ability as the permanents don’t untap until the controller’s next turn, during their untap steps. That said, you need to pull out 5 colorless mana and 3 islands to get this behemoth on the board.
10. Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale
Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale is a legendary creature Human Knight with a power of 5 and defense of 5 right out of your hand. She costs 3 colorless mana, 1 mountain, 1 plains land, and 1 swamp to cast.
This female Knight makes a great Voltron creature with vigilance and menace abilities in combination with your standard Voltron buffs. This card’s greatest asset is that it grants you to draw a card (and lose 1 life) every time you attack with an equipped creature.
Common Questions About Voltron Commander MTG
Are Commanders good for Voltron?
Commander cards are perfect for Voltron decks in MTG, due to their strengths and abilities. To be fair, so are most legendary creatures with high power, defense, or versatile abilities though. But, Commanders are particularly helpful due to their special abilities to influence other creatures and cards on the battlefield.
What’s the Difference Between Commanders and Creatures in Voltron?
There is little REAL difference between Commanders and Creatures in Voltron decks. That said, depending on your style, Voltron decks may include one or two Commanders (or Legendary Creatures) as their “main” creature, while also including a dozen or more sacrificial creatures (for a meat wall defense or abilities activated by sacrificing creatures).
Which Voltron Commander is the Best?
There is no authoritative answer to which Voltron Commander card is the best. The truth is, there is a handful of cards that stack up as the “best” depending on what strategies you prefer and how you build your deck. All of the 10 cards listed above, in this article, are excellent Commanders and Legendary Creatures to use in your Voltron Decks.