EDH Preconstructed Decks
There are five EDH Commander Preconstructed Decks. When they first came out back in 2011 the decks suggested retail were only $29.99. These same decks now sell for $60 and up on amazon.com and eBay.com. So the big question is are these EDH Precons worth it? Let’s take a look at each deck separately.
This decks commander is Kaalia of the Vast. This deck currently sells for $100 or more on eBay. I think this deck is constructed pretty well for a precon. However I just do not see the price that you would pay for it. If you plan on customizing your deck you are not going to use a lot of these cards. The price was definitely a steal when it first came out for a $29.99 retail price but what its selling for I do not think its worth it. A big bulk of the cards in this deck are cheaper most of the big creatures do not cost more than a few dollars because they are so hard to play in standard format.
This decks Primary EDH commander is Riku of Two Reflections. This deck will sell between $60-$70. As the other EDH precons you will most likely customize this deck a lot if you want to make it better. If you can get this deck in the $50-$60 range I would say this deck is worth it. Check out what is in this deck and see if you like the strategy that it is based around. Part of the reason I like this deck is because it comes with two great choices for Commanders not only is Riku of Two Reflections good but Animar, Soul of Elements is a good commander as well so you could potentially split the deck in to two EDH decks and expand on each commanders strategy.
The commander for this EDH precon is Ghave, Guru of Spores. This deck generally goes for about $70. The strategy in this deck for Ghave, Guru of Spores is not one that I would typically use but it seems like a powerhouse for precon deck. If you want to purchase a precon deck just so you can join EDH games with your friends and do not plan on putting much money into it this seems like it would be a solid EDH Precon to try.
The commander for the EDH Precon is Zedruu the Greathearted. This deck only sells between $50 and $60 which is one of the lower costing of the EDH Precon decks. I think this low cost is a reflection on how good the actual precon deck. The whole idea of Zedruu the Greathearted as a commander sounds good in theory with a whole strategy around it but I do not think it would play well. Just about everyone plays tutors and a homeward path. Granted you could play land destruction to destroy homeward path but I do not think this is the best strategy out of all the EDH Precons.
“Devour for Power”
The Devour for Power precon has The Mimeoplasm as its commander. I like this deck, I like the commander, I like the colors and I like what it comes with. I think this deck is the best valued and most useful EDH Precons out of the five. Many of the cards in this deck you would use after customizing it and it goes for between $60 and $70.
So are these EDH Precons worth it?
All of these prices I estimated are based on eBays current prices for Buy it now items. The same precons are probably worth a bit more on amazon so I would buy through eBay if you have a choice. Again for a full list of the decks click here. I suggest you decide on what commander you want to use before making or buying a deck then decide if the precons strategy will work with you. If you are like me most of these Precons are not worth it for the current prcies because I will customize the deck and take out many of the cards to make it the best possible EDH deck I can make.