Commander 2021 Upgrade Guide: Prismari Performance

Scott Cullen Commander

In my opinion, Commander 2021 is one of the most impressive Commander products ever released. And that’s saying a lot, considering recency bias could have easily kept Commander Legends above all else. The five preconstructed decks are all home runs in terms of flavor: they’re based around the five colleges of Strixhaven, and they highlight the strengths and unique aspects …

The Best Budget Commanders in Strixhaven

Scott Cullen Commander

Pay attention, class! Strixhaven’s release is almost upon us, and you must be sure you’re ready for it. There are 22 new legendary creatures in the set, and that’s not even counting the ones in Commander 2021. If you’re looking for a new commander but don’t know where to start, fear not: you can borrow my notes! These are my …

What Strixhaven’s Mystical Archive Means for Budget Magic

Scott Cullen Community, Products

Wakey wakey, it’s time for Strixhaven! The most prestigious university in the Multiverse is opening its doors for us in the coming weeks, and social media is alight with talk over which College everyone belongs to. It’s having a massive impact on people’s ability to express themselves: some are abandoning the Boros Legion in favor of the more historically appreciative …

Hidden Gems from Strixhaven Previews

Scott Cullen Commander

Spellslingers rejoice: a storm is coming! Strixhaven is nearly upon us, and we’re right in the thick of the preview season. It’s sure to change the flow of Standard, and it might even rustle a few leaves in Commander. While many people are focused on Rowan and Will Kenrith, Liliana Professor Onyx, and the deans of each school, I’ve been …

Top 5 Budget Commander Combos

Scott Cullen Commander

There are many signatures of the Commander format, one of the most well-known is the abundance and variety of combos. While some people aren’t wild about them, others love them! No matter what side of the combo fence you land on, there’s no denying their power and utility. They often serve as a great time limit on each game, preventing …

Best Budget Commanders: Green

Scott Cullen Commander

Welcome back to the Best Budget Commanders series! This is the final installment, and we’re taking a look at green: the color of nature, instinct, and the best mana ramp you can get your hands on. There’s much more to green than just mana acceleration, though — from spawning swarming armies of elves, to building tall, towering threats, there is …

Best Budget Commanders: Red

Scott Cullen Commander

Welcome back to the Part 4 of our Best Budget Commanders series. This week, we’re seeing red! Goblins, elementals, and dragons are just some of the more well-known creatures that call this slice of the pie home. I’ll be showing you the best mono-red commanders, how to handle the color’s impulsive nature, and how to do all of this on …

Best Budget Commanders: Black

Scott Cullen Commander

Welcome back to the third installment of my Best Budget Commanders series. This week, I’ll be diving into black: the color most closely associated with ambition, where almost anything is possible… for a price. I’ll also be showing you the top strategies in black that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. This is a list of the best …

Best Budget Commanders: Blue

Scott Cullen Commander

Playing Commander at any budget level is not only extremely viable, but incredibly fun. Restrictions breed creativity, and a cost restriction is no exception! Plus, even more affordable, well-built decks can go toe-to-toe with others five to ten times higher in value. Here’s a list of the best commanders in blue for players on a budget. I’ll be highlighting the …

Best Budget Commanders: White

Scott Cullen Commander

It’s well-known that Commander is a great format for players on a budget. The card pool is massive, you don’t need to buy expensive cards by the playset, and lower power levels are both popular and affordable. The enormous card pool does mean that deck-building can be a long and arduous process, however, especially if you’re trying to find the …