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CEDH Tier List – Magic the Gathering



We’re offering something different in this article, with our CEDH Tier List!

If you’re familiar with Magic: The Gathering (MTG), then you know that Commander is the most popular way to play it. But did you know that there’s a more high-octane version of the classic Commander? Enter, CEDH. CEDH stands for Competitive Elder Dragon Highlander. It’s essentially a more competitive version of Commander, where all players must do what it takes to win. In CEDH, it’s normal to unleash infinite combos early or search your deck every turn. It’s also common to build the most overpowered deck imaginable. And our CEDH Tier List can help you do that! Scroll down to see the best options if you’re looking to win a match! (Of course, you do! )


There are plenty of Commanders that would fit nicely in an MTG deck, but to optimize your hand for a CEDH, you’ll need the best of the best. For this CEDH Tier List, we’re categorizing Commanders in one of six categories.

Those in S-Tier are your best options, given their power and utility in play. It’s best to build your decks around these cards. On the other hand, A-, B-, C-Tier options are still useful in CEDH, but aren’t as powerful as top-tier Commanders.

  • Captain Sisay
  • General Tazri
  • Kenrith, the Returned King
  • Kess, Dissident Mage
  • Najeela, the Blade-Blossom
  • Niv-Mizzet Reborn
  • The First Sliver
  • The Gitrog Monster
  • Thrasios, Triton Hero
  • Tymna the Weaver
  • Zur the Enchanter
  • Animar, Soul of Elements
  • Anje Falkenrath
  • Baral, Chief of Compliance
  • Brago, King Eternal
  • Breya, Etherium Shaper
  • Chulane, Teller of Tales
  • Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
  • Edric, Spymaster of Trest
  • Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
  • Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
  • Jeleva, Nephalia’s Scourge
  • Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain
  • Jodah, Archmage Eternal
  • Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus
  • Meren of Clan Nel Toth
  • Mizzix of the Izmagnus
  • Momir Vig, Simic Visionary
  • Narset, Enlightened Master
  • Oona, Queen of the Fae
  • Prime Speaker Vannifar
  • Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
  • Ramos, Dragon Engine
  • Rashmi, Eternities Crafter
  • Scion of the Ur-Dragon
  • Sidisi, Brood Tyrant
  • Sidisi, Undead Vizier
  • Taigam, Ojutai Master
  • Tasigur, the Golden Fang
  • The Mimeoplasm
  • Urza, Lord High Artificer
  • Varolz, the Scar-Striped
  • Vial Smasher the Fierce
  • Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder
  • Alesha, Who Smiles at Death
  • Arcum Dagsson
  • Child of Alara
  • Circu, Dimir Lobotomist
  • Dralnu, Lich Lord
  • Emry, Lurker of the Loch
  • Erebos, God of the Dead
  • Ezuri, Renegade Leader
  • Fblthp, the Lost
  • Ghave, Guru of Spores
  • Hanna, Ship’s Navigator
  • Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons
  • Inalla, Archmage Ritualist
  • K’rrik, Son of Yawgmoth
  • Kefnet the Mindful
  • Keranos, God of Storms
  • Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
  • Liliana, Heretical Healer
  • Mairsil, the Pretender
  • Memnarch
  • Muldrotha, the Gravetide
  • Naru Meha, Master Wizard
  • Omnath, Locus of Mana
  • Razaketh, the Foulblooded
  • Reaper King
  • Reyhan, Last of the Abzan
  • Rhys the Redeemed
  • Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
  • Taigam, Sidisi’s Hand
  • Talrand, Sky Summoner
  • Tana, the Bloodsower
  • Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
  • Xira Arien
  • Yeva, Nature’s Herald
  • Yisan, the Wanderer Bard
  • Zurgo Helmsmasher


  • Ambassador Laquatus
  • Aminatou, the Fateshifter
  • Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle
  • Atla Palani, Nest Tender
  • Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice
  • Ayara, First of Locthwain
  • Azami, Lady of Scrolls
  • Azusa, Lost but Seeking
  • Bruna, Light of Alabaster
  • Chainer, Nightmare Adept
  • Damia, Sage of Stone
  • Daretti, Scrap Savant
  • Elsha of the Infinite
  • Ephara, God of the Polis
  • Estrid, the Masked
  • Ezuri, Claw of Progress
  • Freyalise, Llanowar’s Fury
  • Gadwick, the Wizened
  • Ghost Council of Orzhova
  • Godo, Bandit Warlord
  • Grand Warlord Radha
  • Grenzo, Dungeon Warden
  • Heartless Hidetsugu
  • Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker
  • Ishkanah, Grafwidow
  • Jalira, Master Polymorphist
  • Jhoira of the Ghitu
  • Jori En, Ruin Diver
  • Kaalia of the Vast
  • Kaho, Minamo Historian
  • Karador, Ghost Chieftain
  • Karametra, God of Harvests
  • Karlov of the Ghost Council
  • Kestia, the Cultivator
  • Korvold, Fae-Cursed King
  • Krenko, Mob Boss
  • Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger
  • Kruphix, God of Horizons
  • Kunoros, Hound of Athreos
  • Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix
  • Kykar, Wind’s Fury
  • Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
  • Lazav, the Multifarious
  • Lord Windgrace
  • Maelstrom Wanderer
  • Maga, Traitor to Mortals
  • Marath, Will of the Wild
  • Marchesa, the Black Rose
  • Marwyn, the Nurturer
  • Mayael the Anima
  • Melek, Izzet Paragon
  • Mishra, Artificer Prodigy
  • Nath of the Gilt-Leaf
  • Neheb, the Eternal
  • Nekusar, the Mindrazer
  • Nin, the Pain Artist
  • Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius
  • Niv-Mizzet, Parun
  • Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
  • Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper
  • Olivia Voldaren
  • Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
  • Omnath, Locus of Rage
  • Prime Speaker Zegana
  • Purphoros, God of the Forge
  • Queen Marchesa
  • Rafiq of the Many
  • Rakdos, Lord of Riots
  • Rasputin Dreamweaver
  • Ravos, Soultender
  • Riku of Two Reflections
  • Roon of the Hidden Realm
  • Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
  • Saheeli, the Gifted
  • Samut, Voice of Dissent
  • Saskia the Unyielding
  • Sedris, the Traitor King
  • Selvala, Explorer Returned
  • Sen Triplets
  • Seton, Krosan Protector
  • Sharuum the Hegemon
  • Shattergang Brothers
  • Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa
  • Silas Renn, Seeker Adept
  • Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon
  • Sliver Overlord
  • Sliver Queen
  • Sram, Senior Edificer
  • Sydri, Galvanic Genius
  • Tatyova, Benthic Druid
  • Tawnos, Urza’s Apprentice
  • Teneb, the Harvester
  • Teysa, Orzhov Scion
  • Thada Adel, Acquisitor
  • The Locust God
  • The Scarab God
  • Tishana, Voice of Thunder
  • Titania, Protector of Argoth
  • Tuvasa the Sunlit
  • Uril, the Miststalker
  • Venser, Shaper Savant
  • Vilis, Broker of Blood
  • Wort, the Raidmother
  • Xantcha, Sleeper Agent
  • Xenagos, God of Revels
  • Yarok, the Desecrated
  • Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign
  • Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow
  • Zada, Hedron Grinder
  • Zedruu the Greathearted

Get me back to the S- Tier!


MTG is a dynamic game that continues to evolve. The creators of MTG constantly unveil new cards and playstyles, leaving players with plenty to work with. It’s similar to Genshin Impact, with its ever-expanding roster of characters. So, it’s no surprise that the card game has such an active fanbase.

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Who are your favorite CEDH characters? Leave a comment below.

Dan Western is the founder of Gaming Gorilla, as well as several other infotainment blogs. When he's not working on his business, he's likely in the gym or playing video games. Dan's current setup is a PS5/Nintendo Switch living room setup, and a custom RTX 3090, I9-10850K inside the Lian Li 011D Mini for his office setup.

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