June 11, 2020

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The Defining Wedge Commanders

Previously, we had talked about some pillars of various colour combinations in Commander focusing primarily on the three colour Shards. This week, let’s cover some of the defining options in the Wedges (or Khans) of the colour combinations. Each of these cards is not necessarily the most powerful of each combination, but are some of the most common Commanders you’ll see at the table. Abzan:...

June 4, 2020

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The Shard Defining Commanders

Every once in awhile, the conversation among Commander players turns to the question of "format defining" or "the best of the best". I’m not usually a fan of the latter, but the first question of how the format is so often defined is a question that I find interesting. Not from a standpoint of "combo, control and aggro", but from what are some of the most commonly played or definitive...

May 28, 2020

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Learn, Adapt, Overcome, MTGO

With social distancing, paper Magic has become more difficult for most players to enjoy. Playing using webcams to show your boardstate has become a common practice for many players but I implore you to consider an alternative. Boot up Magic: The Gathering Online and spend a few dollars for one of the best Commander experiences available. A program where you only ever need to own one copy of a...

May 21, 2020

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Hail to the King

Five colour decks are always a scary thing to be building. Which colours do you skew your mana base towards? Should you go for a crazy combo deck like or something fairer? Where do you even start with this? Well, I often talk about putting cycles of cards in your 4 colour decks to start with. So, why not try with putting in more complete cycles of cards from all five colours? We will obviously be...

May 13, 2020

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Back of the Pack

Oftentimes, people will discuss the most powerful colours of magic. Frequently enough, you’ll see Green and Blue held in high regard. But its commonly considered the lowest power colour is White. There are a high number of reasons for this, as the colour is predominantly treated as support in multicoloured decks. As a result, many players will feel alienated from playing a Mono-White deck....

May 6, 2020

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Companions in Commander

With Commander 2020 out of the way and a brief look at some other notable cards printed in Ikoria, it’s about time we discussed what Companions will be looking like and how they may affect the format. Time is more often spent on Commanders, but now there’s a new aspect that people have to keep in mind. Should you be running Companions and is there enough of an upside to skew your card choices...

April 23, 2020

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How Does Commander 2020 Hold Up?

This is the final part of my analysis series concerning the Commander 2020 preconstructed decks so if you’re looking for the previous parts on the Sultai, Abzan, Jeskai, Temur or Mardu decks, find them here.  It’s been an interesting set release for Commander. The Commander decks are directly tied to a new set release and are clearly built with new mechanics in mind. Let’s focus on how...

April 22, 2020

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The Humans of C20

This is the fifth part of my analysis series concerning the Commander 2020 preconstructed decks. If you’re looking for the previous parts on the Sultai, Abzan, Jeskai, or Temur decks, you can find them here! The Temur and Jeskai decks were a welcome surprise after going through the Abzan and Sultai decks. They’re focused and consistent lists with a sufficient number of enablers and a few...

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