10 Planeswalkers who can Party with Commodore Guff

Ten Planeswalkers Who Can Party with Commodore Guff

Janel SantaCruz CampbellCommander

Planeswalker Party is one of the exciting new precons coming with Commander Masters, and Commodore Guff is leading the charge. But the most important part of any shindig is the guest list, so which planeswalkers are worth inviting?

With the announcement of Commander Masters, we’ve learned that a certain, vintage planeswalker from the plane of Dominaria will helm a new precon: Commodore Guff. One of the nine titans originally assembled by Urza to stop the Phyrexian invasion of Dominaria during Magic: The Gathering’s Invasion cycle, he is known for constantly breaking the fourth wall and using his knowledge of future events for good.

Although Guff eventually succumbed to Yawgmoth, the original god of Phyrexia, this Commodore holds a special place in the hearts of many fans of Magic lore. There has been long time demand to give the legend a card of his own, and now that will finally be happening.

Looking at cards that feature this studious planeswalker, such as Wild Research and Planeswalker’s Mirth, it’s clear that Commodore Guff seeks a good time as much as knowledge. And any planeswalker looking to attend a party thrown by him needs to be able to prove they can hang. 

So with Planeswalker Party’s Jeskai color identity, we’re looking at those who fit the bill — whether that means they are especially fun to be around, have earned their keep in battle or simply have a swaggy style. Here’s our top 10.

Comet, Stellar Pup

Every party needs a dog. They make for great icebreakers at parties, and what’s cooler than one that comes from a space carnival? Comet may not be able to speak, but he will be the talk of the party as the owner of an ignited spark. After all, he’s the only planeswalker that doubles as a potential pet.

In his Unfinity travels, Comet eventually made his way to Myra the Magnificent’s Intergalactic Astrotorium of Fun and was taken in by Myra herself. Comet is also a no-hassle guest for Commodore Guff’s party, as he can create his own squirrels to chase, entertaining himself and those around him. 

Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor

Kasmina, originally seen in War of the Spark, is a specialist in identifying non-ignited planeswalkers (called “embers”), and she helps recruit mages by unlocking their full potential. A very powerful control mage heading up a secret ancient organization of fellow mages, Kasmina will definitely be of interest to her fellow party guests..

The fact that Kasmina gives planeswalkers a bit of protection with her abilities also makes her an excellent guest for Commodore Guff’s festivities. Fighting alongside Ravnicans and fellow planeswalkers, Kasmina was strong enough to gain control of one of Nicol Bolas’ eternals, so you know she’s got your back.


Like fine wines, adventurers only get better with age. With no shortage of tales to tell from the Adventures of the Forgotten Realms, Elminster can hang with the best of them — especially Commodore Guff. Deemed one of the most powerful wizards in Dungeons & Dragons, Elminster is a chaotic good mage who was born a prince before briefly living the life of an outlaw.

As Elminster has walked many paths in life, hearing tales of his battles would liven any party conversation. He might even rival Commodore Guff in terms of storytelling, so watching them one up each other would be quite a spectacle.

Sarkhan the Masterless

With the ability to turn himself and other planeswalkers into dragons, Sarkhan would offer a pretty wild activity for other guests. He’s also a bit of a wild card, and every party needs a little heat. Sarkhan has plenty of it, making him the cool/bad boy of the bunch.

Coming from the plane of Tarkir, Sarkhan is a warrior whose fascination with dragons led him down a troubled path when Nicol Bolas tried to use him as a pawn. Fellow planeswalker Narset was able to help Sarkhan become a freer version of his fiery self.

Despite being previously betrayed by a dragon, Sarkhan later teamed up with Ugin, the Spirit Dragon in War of the Spark against Nicol Bolas to bring down his former master. That’s definitely a feat worthy of a Commodore Guff get-down.

Saheeli, Filigree Master

From the inventive plane of Kaladesh, Saheeli Rai is a planeswalker with brilliance, beauty and creativity. A beautiful mind, Saheeli aided in turning off the harmful Immortal Sun during The War of the Spark, which prevented all planeswalkers from leaving Ravnica. Saheeli is also a kind soul, staying behind with Teferi to try and save him when he was knocked unconscious by an exploding power stone. 

An expert with artifacts, Saheeli is known for having thopters and servos in tow. In Saheeli, Filigree Master we see the masterful planeswalker proud to show off her inventions. We love a good show off, so Saheeli definitely gets to come to this party.

The Royal Scions

By way of Eldraine, The Royal Scions consist of warrior-mage twins Rowan and Will Kenrith. A true two-for-one special of a planeswalker, The Royal Scions light up any party with their magical abilities. As the first-born children of King Algenus Kenrith, Rowan and Will are natural orators, making them excellent conversationalists at Commodore Guff’s party.

Plus, every party needs the energy of college students, and they were recently enrolled as Prismari students at Strixhaven University, thanks to Kasmina. There, fellow students (and even staff) found themselves marveling at the talent exemplified by the Kenrith twins. Rowan has even earned the eye of Liliana Vess, who noted that she will one day be a truly terrifying force. 

Ral, Izzet Viceroy

Who wouldn’t want to party with a dude who can control the weather? In true Izzet fashion, Ral, Izzet Viceroy is one rad storm mage who can control rain and generate electrical storms. But you’ve to imagine he can also clear the skies for festivities just as easily. And not only is Ral handy to have around, he also comes with a built in +1 — his husband, Tomik.

In terms of accolades, Ral was the one to activate the Interplanar Beacon, bringing other planeswalkers to Ravnica in defense when Nicol Bolas and his forces began to arrive (even if it was a trap all along). When Bolas brought the Immortal Sun to Ravnica to trap every planeswalker in The War of the Spark, Ral strategized with newly befriended planeswalkers to devise a new plan. That’s exactly the kind of friendship power Commodore Guff wants at his party.

The Wandering Emperor

With flash and an uncontrollable spark, you never know when The Wandering Emperor is gonna show up, adding an exciting element of surprise to the party. A leader of Kamigawa, The Wandering Emperor’s unstable spark was ignited accidentally as a teen by Tezzeret, who tried to use the Reality Chip to control Kyodai, a spirit dragon from her plane. The chip is ultimately what caused her planeswalking abilities to manifest disjointedly. 

An excellent tracker, The Wandering Emperor later used her skills to help Ral Zarek track Tezzeret and the Planar Bridge technology during the War of the Spark. Knocked unconscious in the process, her spark caused the Emperor to planeswalk away. 

A real natural at the secret goodbye, The Wandering Emperor leaves little room for awkward farewells at this party.

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Spawned from the Ur-Dragon alongside his diabolical twin, Nicol Bolas, Ugin the Spirit Dragon is one dragon The Commodore definitely wants at his party. A powerful planeswalker that can communicate through a Spirit-Gem, Ugin is a force to be reckoned with. This spirit dragon is also a natural leader, having teamed up with plenty of others throughout his history. 

In his most notable instance, he teamed up with Niv-Mizzet and Sarkhan to defeat Nicol Bolas during The War of the Spark. To keep Bolas from doing further harm, Ugin stripped his brother of the ability to planeswalk and decided to babysit him indefinitely. 

Willing to unite with other planeswalkers against the posed threat of his own brother, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon makes a killer guest for any planeswalker shindig thrown by Commodore Guff, as he’ll be sure to keep any party crashers locked down. 

Elspeth Resplendent

Hailing from (old) Capenna, Elspeth Tirel is a true celebrity in the world of Magic, which makes her the number one planeswalker that Commodore Guff would want at his party. In Elspeth Resplendent, from The Streets of New Capenna, she has certainly been through it all — quite literally going through hell and back. With the elegance and style of her Art Deco vibes, Elspeth Resplendent is ready to represent New Capenna in all its glory at Commodore Guff’s planeswalker party.

Known for bringing soldiers or angels to the party, Elspeth may come with a full entourage in addition to many exciting stories. From the time she killed a god to making Elesh Norn shake in her boots, Elspeth really represents the best that a planeswalker can be.

End step

While other planeswalkers might find their way to any gathering thrown by Commodore Guff, the new Commander Masters precon is bound to be a thrill at the table. It’s great to see old-school Magic characters get some love, too, and we hope to see more of it. 

Let us know who you’d like to see at this Jeskai planeswalker party, even if they don’t have a spark to speak of.