March 28, 2020

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The Black Rose and the Queen

Hello there and welcome to another article from Command Beacon. Today we're taking a look at the Conspiracy sets for our Commanders, in this case, both versions of Marchesa. A subtle change to her colour scheme upon taking the crown and substantially different abilities for both cards. I hope you enjoy the differences between the two. Marchesa, the Black Rose This deck list of is actually by one...

March 26, 2020

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Paying Attention to the Curve

One of the most common mistakes in deck building is the mana curve itself. It’s common to see an over-reliance on cards that cost three or more despite the deck running insufficient ramp or lands (34 or less) or too many cards at one converted mana cost. Let’s take a look at a decklist that isn’t particularly high in power level but still stays very conscious of its mana curve with a heavy...

March 25, 2020

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Commander's Brew Episode 238 - Spy Kit: The Deck

This week we brewed around a super unique card, . It gives anything it's attached to the names of every other non-legendary creature in Magic. Ever since I first saw this card in Conspiracy 2, I've had it on my mind for Commander. But how best to use it? Don't bother with EDHRec, we've got the most interesting and effective brew right here!

March 21, 2020

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Command Beacon - Maelstrom Wanderer

Hello everybody, on today's article from I wanted to share a very special deck to me, the whole reason I go by Cascade.Cascade online, my personal Maelstrom Wanderer deck. is an 8 cost 7/5 Temur Legendary Elemental Creature that grants your creatures haste and has cascade, cascade. An aggressive powerhouse creature who is a three for one card thanks to its double cascade. The...

March 19, 2020

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Jund Em Out in Pioneer

So over the past week or so, an intriguing 5-0 decklist has begun making the rounds online. It looked to abuse and the sacrificing of another Pioneer special, the previously unplayed . More recently there has been more and more focus on this deck and in Pioneer. Let's break down how the deck functions as well as its powers and weaknesses in the format. Main Deck First, let's talk about . An...

March 17, 2020

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Commander's Brew Episode 237 - Don't Forget to Eat Your Vegetables!

When we prepare a meal, often the vegetables are the boring part that gets very little glory. Sometimes we even leave them out (guilty). Brewing up a deck is no different. The veggies are the draw, the ramp, the removal. But we too often default to the same cards. The plain broccoli. This Esper deck sets out to break the mold and make a meal out of the veggies! We've looked for the more...

March 16, 2020

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Commander's Brew Episode 236 - Karador Feeds the Pack

This week's deck is an Abzan deck built to take advantage of the wolf-making enchantment . We want to sac our big creatures to create a board full of wolves and maybe even get a few Garruk activations in for good measure. A super fun graveyard/token build that can win a few different ways, you'll have a blast playing with this medium-powered version of , which will probably be a nice change for...

March 14, 2020

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Throne of Eldraine Brawl

Hello everybody we're back for another article from and this time we're looking at the legendary creatures from the Throne of Eldraine Brawl decks. the Bant draw, ramp, bounce engine, , the Jund value dragon, , the Esper faerie swarm, and , the Mardu knight. While these decks were popular for several reasons, the Brawl format was sunset and these Commanders were able to flourish...

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