Commander Kingdom

Card Kingdom Commander, Community, Livestreams

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Magic‘s Commander community is still going strong. In recent months, we’ve seen innovative new approaches to playing Commander and renewed engagement from players. It’s been incredible to see, and we’re happy to continue providing players with the cards and supplies they need. We also know that Commander players are always looking for new content about …

Commander on a Budget: Legends from “The List”

Mara Katz Commander

Beginning with Zendikar Rising, Magic set boosters have a chance to include some exciting cards from across Magic’s history. This group of cards is called “the List,” and it includes cards as old as Mirage and as new as Theros Beyond Death, as well as player favorites from supplemental products like Duel Decks and Commander precons. Among those cards are …

How to Customize Your Commander Decks

Kristen Gregory Commander, Community

One of the big draws of Commander for many people is the ability to customize your deck. Whether you’re a lover of janky tribal, have an appreciation for a favorite artist, or just really love a particular archetype, there are plenty of ways to put that personal stamp on your build.  Adding a personal touch is an easy way to …

Is Commander Magic’s Best Budget Format?

Scott Cullen Commander

Magic is going through a particularly tumultuous patch at the moment, much like the rest of the world. If you’re feeling like there’s no escape from bans and metagame shifts, or that you’re finding it hard to connect with the game in the same ways you’re used to, know that you’re not alone. I felt the same until very recently, …

Commander: Akiri & Silas Renn’s Treasure Hunt

Kristen Gregory Commander

Ever since the treasure mechanic was introduced, I’ve had the desire to build a deck around it. With the influx of great artifact reprints in Double Masters, now’s a great time to build an artifact deck. Today, I want to take you through my Four-Color Treasure Hunt deck, helmed by Akiri, Line-Slinger and Silas Renn, Seeker Adept. It’s a blast …

Commander on a Budget: Zendikar Rising Commanders

Mara Katz Commander

Zendikar Rising is full of exciting legendary creatures with great Commander brewing potential. In addition to the class tribal options I showcased in a recent Brawl article, there are interesting commanders for landfall, party matters, Aristocrats, and even control. In this article, I’ll walk through how to build exciting Commander decks for four of those legends, with a price limit …

Let’s Get Clerical: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Kristen Gregory Commander

Clerics are the flavor of the week right now with Orah, Skyclave Hierophant offering a great new Commander for Cleric tribal builds. Ever the contrarian, I’ve decided to revisit Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim instead. She’s just so damn cool.  Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Ayli is first and foremost a rewarding play experience, and I think that’s one of the reasons I’m always …

The Cards You Play in Commander Don’t Matter

Kristen Gregory Commander, Strategy

The cards you play in Commander don’t matter, and I don’t mean that from a “play whatever you like” perspective. While it is true that we could all benefit from relaxing things from time to time — playing more pet cards and fewer “all-stars” — that’s not what I’d like to talk about today. Now that I’ve reeled you in …

Commander Cards to Pick Up for 2020 Rotation

Kristen Gregory Commander

The 2020 rotation is upon us with Zendikar Rising’s release, and the Standard format waves goodbye to many great cards. As Commander players, this is the moment we’ve been waiting for: it’s time to buy some new singles! Today, I’m going to be sharing my picks of the best cards to pick up this September. Rotation is a great time …