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 …

The Power of Recursion: What’s Yours is Mine

Kristen Gregory Commander

Kristen takes us through some choice ways to plunder your opponent’s graveyards. Recursion is something I’ve enjoyed writing about before over at Hipsters of the Coast. I feel that, along with ramp and draw, recursion is one the pillars of the Commander format — especially when it comes to gauging power levels.  The Power of Recursion In fact, one of …

Commander Kingdom Decklists: November 2020

Card Kingdom Commander, Livestreams

Commander Kingdom is our new monthly Commander livestream series featuring special guests from the Magic community. This month, we gathered three of your favorite creators for a special pre-Thanksgiving showdown featuring some new cards from Commander Legends. Watch the action unfold below, and check out our guests’ decklists after the jump. Crim: Lil Oozie Hurt While he streams MTG Arena …

ROAR: A New Commander Rating Scale

Tom Anderson Commander

There’s a number of reliable hot-button issues among the Commander community, but judging by the metric of online discussion, the objective rating of deck power levels might be the biggest. The goal is not just to pin down a tier list of optimal decks for the competitive side of the format, known as cEDH. That would be too easy! In …

Treasure Hunter: 10 Secret Commander All-Stars

Scott Cullen Commander

Now that Commander Legends is upon us, there’s no doubt that we’ll see many new decks over the next few weeks. Between the new generals and the reprinting of several “classic” commanders like Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, most of us have at least one new brew in mind. As I’m brewing new decks, I tend to encounter many obscure and …

Casual Commander’s Most Underrated Abilities

Kristen Gregory Commander

Today, Kristen takes us through what she believes are the most underrated abilities in casual Commander.  When I think of casual Commander, I think of creatures. Creatures are the bread and butter of casual builds, and a lot of games with this ethos end when a player uses combat damage as the win condition — even when those decks have …

Commander Legends: 4 Budget Deck Techs

Mara Katz Commander

Commander Legends is full of exciting new legendary creatures that will inspire a wide variety of brewing possibilities. Whether you’re building a tribal deck with Miara, Thorn of the Glade or Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator, a keyword-matters decks with Akroma, Vision of Ixidor or Radiant, Serra Archangel, or a commander-matters deck with Keleth, Sunmane Familiar and Kediss, Emberclaw Familiar, there are …

Commander Legends Upgrade Guide: Reap the Tides

Scott Cullen Commander

The Year of Commander is reaching its peak, and with it come the latest preconstructed decks for Commander Legends. The beauty of these preconstructed decks is their potential; they are great to pick up and play, but they’ve also got a lot of room for upgrading and personalization. Today, I’ll be focusing on the Reap the Tides preconstructed deck, a …