June 30, 2020

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Commander's brew Episode 251 - The 40 Most Exciting Core Set 2021 Commander Cards

Core Set 2021 is easily one of the best sets we've seen for Commander in a while. The number of great reprints plus generally useful spells has all of us jazzed about getting these cards into our decks ASAP. Sure we didn't see a ton of multicolour Commanders in M21, but we did get a pretty sweet box topper in . and give us some interesting takes on familiar themes. The mono-coloured legends are...


June 25, 2020

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Recursion in Deck Building

Oftentimes when building Commander decks, players don’t include any elements to interact with their graveyard. This can be for a number of reasons, but more often than not it’s just that the player would rather not have to use up the slots. Today, let’s go over some excellent spells to help your decks flourish and keep casting its best spells instead of jamming in a few more just okay...


June 18, 2020

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Which Card? Discard!

As spoiler season begins for the new set Jumpstart, Wizards has already given a great gift to the EDH community in the form of . For some people, this Commander may be an upgrade in the 99 of their decks. For others, it will be the start of a beautiful friendship. Coming in at the low converted mana cost of two and having a game-ending ability on it, will likely become a new favourite of...


June 13, 2020

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Ikoria Partner Commanders: Ukkima and Cazur

Welcome back to the last of article series for Commander 2020 from CommandBeacon.com. Now, this is a strong pairing for the colour combinations and the unblockable finishers. it has a decently low curve and a lot of small high-value creatures to make the most of . There were a lot of ways that players have taken this deck competitively such as the combo option or perhaps just Infect. It's all...


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 6, 2020

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Ikoria Partner Commanders: Silvar and Trynn

Welcome back to another series of articles from CommandBeacon.com. Today we take a look at the former Coppercoat and her Cat Nightmare. The lore behind them is interesting, even though became a bonder she stayed in the city of Drannith to keep it strong by pretty much culling the weak. Luring people out to go exploring with her, going to s den, and feeding them to the big cat. The deck is similar...


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 31, 2020

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Ikoria Partner Commanders: Shabraz and Brallin

Welcome back to another series of articles from CommandBeacon.com. We're taking a look at the first partners that were spoiled for Commander 2020, the Jeskai / Raugrin duo and . Ikoria brought us a number of crazy monsters and the bonds they create are interesting. Ikoria has brought us these flying Skysharks in two cards, the Sharknado cycle enchantment, and our Commander . was just trying to...

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