Building Mono-Red, -White, and -Black in Commander

Tom Anderson Commander

Greetings, Commander connoisseurs!  I’m here to talk about playing mono-white Commander decks… and mono-red. Oh, and mono-black, too. These three are my favorite colors in Magic, and I don’t think there’s a more interesting way to explore what they’re capable of than by rising to the challenge and building entire Commander decks around them. Generally speaking, color access is the …

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 …

Aura-n’t You Missing Something: Reexamining Auras in EDH

Kristen Gregory Commander

In days gone, enchantments — and auras, in particular — were often deemed quite risky, especially if you had to untap with them to get any value. I’d say those days are over. OLD SCHOOL EDH When I first started playing Commander around five years ago, the game was centered around enter-the-battlefield effects, incremental value, recursion, and combos. It might …

Commander Kingdom Decklists: February 2021

Card Kingdom Commander, Livestreams

Kaldheim is out now, and there are plenty of new Commander cards to play with. What will our next group of guests bring to Commander Kingdom? Join us this week to see what Ben, Tomer, and Chase have brewed up! Stream starts Wednesday, February 24th at 2 PM PST — catch it here, and get our guests’ decklists below. Ben’s …

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 …

Building Commander Mana Bases on a Budget

Scott Cullen Commander

Commander is a truly bizarre format, with wildly varying skill levels and competitive-mindedness across the ranks of the community. It’s a fantastic way to introduce players to the core mechanics and ethos of the game, but it can also be one of the most competitive formats out there. There’s something for everyone here, and that’s what gives it that “special …

Leveraging Virtual Card Advantage in Commander

Kristen Gregory Commander, Strategy

I’d like to talk about something a little different today, and that’s the idea of virtual card advantage.  I recently put together a draft list of a Boros flicker deck, helmed by Archangel Avacyn. My goal was to have a little fun, running lots of cool ETB creatures like Dualcaster Mage and Wildfire Devils. Instead of the usual “greatest hits” …

Kaldheim Commander Upgrade Guide: Phantom Premonition

Scott Cullen Commander

Kaldheim has finally landed, and with it come two new preconstructed Commander decks! These are an excellent on-ramp to the format, and a brilliant starting point for many fantastic builds. Today, I’ll be taking you through the Phantom Premonition deck, an Azorius flicker deck with flying and foretell subthemes. If the Elven Empire deck is more to your liking, you …

Kaldheim Commander Upgrade Guide: Elven Empire

Kristen Gregory Commander

Kaldheim brings with it two new preconstructed decks: Phantom Premonition, a blue-white control-oriented foretell deck, and Elven Empire, a Black-Green Elf tribal deck. I was inspired a while back to build Black-Green Elves when the tribe got new support in Commander Legends, so I’ve taken up the task of reviewing and upgrading Elven Empire.  ELVEN EMPIRE: NEW COMMANDER CARDS A …