Let’s Brew: Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith

Aaron Durbin Commander

Deckbuilding, for me, is a struggle between crafting both great gameplay and compelling narrative. Having built upwards of 200 different decks, this task can be frustrating, as it is not just about being creative, but also about doing something different – something that will not only surprise and challenge my friends, but also to keep me wanting to improve on …

Judge’s Tower: It’s Just A Phase

Chris Cornejo Commander

We’re less than two weeks away from the release of Commander 2017 (which, incidentally, you can preorder here), and players are already asking questions about new cards and mechanics. As a rule, when I’m judging an event, I try not to answer too many questions from whatever Commander games may be going on nearby, as it’s very easy to get …

Just Plains Value

Aaron Durbin Commander

Over the years, one of the things I’ve heard a lot is that Mono-White is “just a support color,” or “not good enough” to hang in Commander – a format where Green, Blue, and Black have taken over with game-breaking card advantage. However, things seem to be looking up, as the last two years of Magic releases have provided Mono-White decks …

Hour of Promising Commander Cards

Aaron Durbin Commander

With new gods, a God-Pharaoh, old demons, and Crucible of Worlds on a stick, Commander is getting a handful of fresh, powerful spells when Hour of Devastation drops on Friday. While it’s easy to chase the new hotness, it’s also never too early to start speculating about sleeper cards. Here’s my shortlist of Commander cards that are flying slightly under …

Card Kingdom Commanders: Adam’s Zhuge Jin

Aaron Durbin Commander

Welcome back to another edition of Card Kingdom Commanders, the series that gives you an exclusive look at the many decks and faces you’ll find behind the scenes at Card Kingdom and Mox Boarding House. This week, I’ll be telling you a little bit more about one of my fellow CK Blog writers. MEET ADAM KLESH Adam works upstairs with …

Top 5 Split Cards in Commander

Aaron Durbin Commander

MORE GONE THAN DEAD I’m not a competitive player, but I am a huge fan of scrolling through tournament decklists to find cards for Commander decks. Back when I first started playing Magic, it was a good way to stay engaged in Magic, learn cards I didn’t know, and focus on the format I cared about. I was wandering aimlessly …

EDHREC: Finding the Best Commander Deck

Aaron Durbin Commander

A few weeks ago, Card Kingdom partnered with EDHREC, one of my favorite Magic: The Gathering sites. EDHREC is a crowdsourced repository of Commander decks and ideas – users submit decks, and EDHREC runs the numbers to tell you which cards are most popular in various lists. It’s a great resource for any Commander player, but I especially love it …

Commander with the Amonkhet Gods

Aaron Durbin Commander

(Editor’s Note: Welcome back to the CK Blog! We hope you enjoyed our feature on the hottest red cards in Amonkhet and their applications in Standard and beyond. We’re still talking Amonkhet cards today, but we’ve called on Aaron, Card Kingdom Fulfillment Specialist and resident Commander fan, to share his thoughts on how the new set impacts his favorite format. …