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 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...

May 30, 2020

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Ikoria Partner Commanders: Pako and Haldan

Welcome back to another series of articles from CommandBeacon.com. This time we’ll be finishing up the Commander 2020 set with the Partner cycle. This is a cycle of Bonders, which are humans from Ikoria that have established eludha, the mystical bond created with a monster. I am biased and predictable, so we’re starting with our Temur/Ketria partners , and . The strength of Partner...

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...

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