Commander Gauntlet Rules

General Rules

Commander Gauntlet is designed as a friendly, casual, yet still mildly competitive Commander format that aims to encourage players to play to the “social contract” of Commander games.

Each event will consist of 3 rounds, each lasting one hour. During the round, players will accrue points for various actions, such as commander damage eliminations, or saving another player from being eliminated.

Infinite combos are banned in Commander Gauntlet. An infinite combo is described as any action, or series of actions, that can be repeated 3 or more times without a forseeable end.

Elimination Points

Eliminate a player before turn 51 point
Eliminate a player through normal damage, milling or poison after turn 42 points
Eliminate a player through Commander Damage3 points
Eliminate a player through Commander Damage in a single turn (does not stack with above)4 points

Additional Points

These points can only be awarded once per round.

Control any combination of 3 non-commander legendaries and/or planeswalkers at any one time1 point
Hard-cast your commander from the command zone 3 times in a game (Derevi’s ability or any commanders paid for with an “alternate cost” do not count.)1 point
Deal 3 combat damage with the same 1 power creature in one game (Pumping the creature’s power does not count)1 point
Control 5 non-token creatures with the same creature type at the same time1 point
Have 3 or more equipment, aura, or mutate cards attached to one creature at the same time1 point
Destroy, counter or exile 3 non-legendary permanants in one game (Combat damage does not count)1 point
Destroy, exile or bounce 5 permanants at the same time (Combat damage does not count)2 points
Use an opponents card (Copy effects do not count)2 points
Successfully ultimate 2 planeswalkers in a single game2 points
Eliminate the player with the highest points total in the pod (cannot be scored on round 1)2 points
Save an opponent from losing the game2 points
Complete the game without searching your library for any card except basic lands2 points
Have a life total of over 100 at any point during the game1 point