Why Voltron Isn’t Viable in Casual Commander

Kristen Gregory Commander

Voltron in Commander has historically been a bit of an underdog. Part of that is because of how easy it is to disassemble; an equal part has been because of how narrow a game plan it has. But why has its viability fallen in recent times? Let’s dig in. Voltron Voltron is the strategy of having your deck revolve around …

Kaldheim Commander Spotlight: Moritte of the Frost

Scott Cullen Commander

Simic is a color pairing that’s brimming with powerful commanders, even at a budget level.  It’s no surprise that it’s so popular, either, thanks to the incredible ramp and card draw on offer. Today, we’ll be looking at a new card from Kaldheim that has the potential to become one of the most popular Simic commanders ever printed: Moritte of …

A Guide to the Gods of Kaldheim

Kristen Gregory Commander

Kaldheim preview season has been full of exciting new cards to brew with. Let’s review the most divine cards of the set: the Gods of Kaldheim.  The Gods of each plane have often had a unique mechanic. In Theros block, they’re indestructible and require devotion to colors. In Amonkhet, they’re indestructible and can’t attack or block until a condition is …

Koll, the Forgemaster: Boros cEDH?!

Kristen Gregory Commander

Koll, the Forgemaster was recently previewed for Kaldheim. Let’s dig into his potential to help Boros with alternate win conditions! When I saw Koll previewed the other day, I initially felt indifference: “Sure, here’s another ‘equipment matters’ card, Wizards is clearly amidst a renaissance with that idea.” At face value, the card is pretty good for the cost. Returning fallen …

5 Blue Cards You Should Play in Commander ($1 or Less)

Scott Cullen Commander

We are at the dawn of a new year, which means new hopes, aspirations, and goals. From the smallest change in daily habits to the most well-intentioned attempts to overhaul one’s diet, January is the time where most people look to improve their life in some way.  If you’re short on ideas for new changes to make this year, I’ve …

Commander Kingdom Decklists: December 2020

Card Kingdom Commander

Looking for something fun to watch during your holiday break? Check out the latest episode of Commander Kingdom: our monthly Commander livestream featuring guests from the Magic community. In our latest episode, we’re ringing in the new year with LoadingReadyRun’s Graham Stark, the Commander Advisory Group’s Shivam Bhatt, and the Command Zone’s Ladee Danger. Check out our recording of the …

Casual Commander Probably Isn’t What You Think

Kristen Gregory Commander

Chances are that when you sit down for a game of Commander, it’s going to be “casual.” That only really holds true, though, if your definition of “casual” is strictly “not competitive.” Overwhelmingly, the non-competitive players outnumber those who want to push things to the limits, but the truth of the matter is that “casual” is a far more nebulous …

Commander: Upgrading Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale

Kristen Gregory Commander

Although building new decks and trying new Commanders makes up a large part of the fun when it comes to new sets, updating old decks and trying to make older cards more playable is also rewarding in its own way. Like many people, I’ve been brewing with the new cards in my search for the most powerful way to play …

Reviewing 2020’s Preconstructed Commander Decks

Scott Cullen Commander

The Year of Commander is nearing its end. There have been ups and downs, but most importantly, it’s been a key developmental time for Magic’s most popular format. From new legendary creatures in Standard sets to the hugely successful Commander Legends, there are now more ways than ever to build your own Commander deck. But building a Commander deck has …

Powering Up Your Commander Decks

Tom Anderson Commander

I’ve been writing quite a lot about Commander here of late. One reason why is that discussion tends to prompt more discussion; my initial articles led to a lot of interesting chats online and with friends in my Magic groups who wanted to know more, or share their own take on what I’d written. And after writing a couple of …