March 5, 2020

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It's Over 9000!

With CommandFests becoming larger and larger for Wizards and Channel Fireball, it was only a matter of time before they had to wonder how to make an effective pairing system. The power rating system was a logical conclusion, but the core of the problem lies in not everyone agreeing with another person’s choice for their power rating. One would think that with the system that The Command Zone...

February 27, 2020

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Izzet Too Powerful?

As one continues down the path of mayhem that is commander, you may find yourself turning towards the absurdity of the format. The decks that just have ludicrous turns because fun is a finite amount and you must be having all of it. At the same time, you don’t want to destroy your meta and make it too overpowered, you just want to do ridiculous things! Let’s look at a downgraded version of...

February 20, 2020

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The Real Threat

A topic frequently brought up in commander is the power of early plays and how threat assessment. An ongoing debate that has come to the forefront of commander after PleasantKenobi opted not to play his Sol Ring on turn one. This sparks an old commander debate: If you’re ahead so early on mana, does it prevent politics and greatly dislodge standard threat assessment? Kenobi’s take was that of...

February 5, 2020

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Chaos Will Consume All

I hope you’re ready for another absurd brew from yours truly. is a commander deck often looked to for sweet value or jamming five colour good stuff. Today let’s look at something on the more absurd side of design and take advantage of our commander to manipulate the board state in some of the most confusing ways (while also on a mostly tight budget). Chaos Incarnate Now in this deck, there...

January 29, 2020

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The Legendary Deadeye

Are you ready for a spicy new list? The requirement for the build this time was UB enter-the-battlefield effects. This deck consists of a series of spells that focus on keeping control of the battlefield while also amassing great value. The commander chosen for this deck was none other than everyone’s favourite . While they don’t flicker cards, they do generate a lot of value for us with...

January 23, 2020

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Mana Upheaval

Designing your manabase is one of the most overlooked elements of building commander decks. Frequently people will just rely on simply jamming a bunch of basics into the decks of their deck's colours and hoping for the best. People like Frank Karsten have done the math on how your colours should work, but let’s talk about how to accomplish a pretty generalized four colour mana base. Let’s...

January 9, 2020

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Lord WIN-Grace

For the most part, the articles I’ve discussed are of a lower power level. I enjoy a mid to higher tier level of power but also promoting a long game of interesting interactions. As a result, I’ve been known to dabble in competitive EDH but let’s talk just a touch below that. Let’s talk about a high power level deck that has the potential to make a stand at a cEDH table but also the more...

January 2, 2020

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Illusion of Choice

As of late, I’ve been talking up a lot of cards you should consider adding to all of your decks. But what about the cards you should be considering removing? There are plenty of cards that are popular in EDH for one reason or another. But, many of them either don’t slot into every deck or just aren’t as good as people think. Let’s go over some cards that you should consider why you have...

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