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 15, 2020

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It's Lurrus Time (or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Cat Nightmare)

has made us as a competitive Magic community re-evaluate almost all Magic cards. Almost overnight this card made some nearly unplayable cards into mainboard cards and has put us into the position of having to re-imagine the Pioneer format. In this article, I'm going to talk about three different decks that have had success in Pioneer and take advantage of . Lurrus Orzhov Sram First off, we have...


April 28, 2020

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Commander's Brew Episode 242 - Gruul Lands

How do you like your steak done? If you like medium beef, this is the decklist for you! It's a Gruul deck that wants to ramp the hard way led by Mina and Denn as the Commander. We're all about playing two or more lands per turn. To make sure we never run out of gas, we're also planning on drawing a few cards per turn when creatures come into play to keep the engine running. And if that weren't...


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...


April 21, 2020

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The Temur Spells of C20

This is the fourth part of my analysis series concerning the Commander 2020 preconstructed decks so if you’re looking for the previous parts on the Sultai, Abzan or Jeskai decks, find them here So far, the Jeskai deck has been the absolute standout of all the decks so far. While the win conditions are not as game ending as one would like them to be, the average card quality and consistency of...


April 20, 2020

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The Jeskai Cycle in C20

This is the third part of my analysis series concerning the Commander 2020 preconstructed decks so if you’re looking for the previous parts on the Sultai or Abzan decks, you can find them here! With the Sultai and Abzan decks out of the way, we get to continue this cycle of decks with a few more cyclers! The Jeskai deck has a lot of people excited, so let’s take a look at why and if it’s...


April 18, 2020

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Ikoria Commander Showdown Mardu Vs Jeskai

Welcome to another Ikoria Commander Showdown from CommandBeacon.com. We have our last pairing of the secondary commanders and it's a human against monsters matchup with against . It's a deck of a human hunter destroying creatures and gaining experience versus a bird dinosaur with its little bird tokens friends, let's take a look. Kelsien, the Plague is a low-cost Commander with utility, keywords,...


April 17, 2020

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The Abzan Swarm in C20

This is the second part of my analysis series concerning the Commander 2020 preconstructed decks so if you’re looking for the previous part on the Sultai deck, you can find it here! After checking out the Sultai Mutate deck, let’s take a look at the Abzan deck more interested in utilizing its graveyard for value. We’ll be looking at out of the box power level, synergy, upgradability, and...

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