Building your 1st or 101st Commander Deck By Bryan Smith

One of the best aspects of Commander is the limitless potential for deck building. This can also make building a deck from scratch daunting, there are so many possibilities! How do you pick your Commander? How do you decide what your deck's strategy is? What cards should you include? How do you build a deck that's more casual or more competitive? In this article we'll cover an approach to deck building that makes the process easy, with some tidbits that seasoned deck builders will find useful too.  Choosing Your Path Before we get to the architecture, we need to start...

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Building your 1st or 101st Commander Deck By Bryan Smith
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How to Get Card Advantage in Boros? Voltron Upgrades for Wyleth, Soul of Steel By Shawn Wasserman

How to Get Card Advantage in Boros? Voltron Upgrades for Wyleth, Soul of Steel  Try not to mill yourself when you upgrade this Boros commander’s precon deck! Author: Shawn Wasserman Recently, my sister-in-law bought me the Wyleth, Soul of Steel precon deck. You can imagine the glow on my face as I lay eyes on, arguably, the best Boros Commander with card draw in the game! Boros will always have a special place in my heart. But given the ubiquity of EDH, and the color pair's limitations within that format—due to the format's card draw and ramp focus—I didn't see...

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How to Get Card Advantage in Boros? Voltron Upgrades for Wyleth, Soul of Steel By Shawn Wasserman
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Is Boros Powerful Again? The Force of Velomachus Lorehold, the Sunforger By Shawn Wasserman

Is Boros Powerful Again? The Force of Velomachus Lorehold, the Sunforger New ramp and card advantage tricks make Boros viable in Commander. Author: Shawn Wasserman   Of all the enemy color pairings, none have spoken to me more than Boros. Given my attachment to existential philosophies, I gravitate to the concepts these colors uphold, namely: White’s color wheel concepts of Morality Peace Red’s color wheel concepts of Freedom Emotional impulse Spontaneous action   The MTG color wheel. Image courtesy of MTG Wiki. So, it should be no surprise that my first deck, back in Amonkhet, was the red/white Gideon, Martial...

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Is Boros Powerful Again? The Force of Velomachus Lorehold, the Sunforger By Shawn Wasserman
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Top 10 Strixhaven Commander Cards - By Bryan Smith

Releasing April 23rd, Strixhaven is the next standard legal Magic set based on the wizarding school genre. Along with it comes the release of Commander 2021 and the introduction of the Mystical Archive (made up of reprints in stunning alternate frame treatments). In this article we’ll cover cards that will shine in the ninety-nine from the main set. Legendary creatures were excluded from this review, but you should definitely check them out for the unique decks they can pilot (especially some of the Elder Dragons). Let’s dive into the top ten cards you should pick up from Strixhaven for Commander....

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Top 10 Strixhaven Commander Cards - By Bryan Smith
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Myths & Misconceptions of cEDH: An Interview With TJ and Xavier

Whether you’ve been playing Commander for a long time or are just learning about this fun and engaging format, you’ve probably come across references to Competitive EDH (or cEDH for short). Maybe you’ve tried it, or even shied away from it based on what you’ve heard.In this piece we’ll debunk some myths and misconceptions with a peek behind the curtain. I was fortunate enough to speak with some local cEDh aficionados from Chimera - TJ and Xavier. Throughout this article we’ll review some common myths and dive into why they’re more akin to misconceptions. At conclusion you should be well...

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Myths & Misconceptions of cEDH: An Interview With TJ and Xavier
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Destroy Commander with Beautiful, Infinite Landfall Combos By Shawn Wasserman

With a recent trip back to Zendikar, and Kaldheim hitting stores, many Commander players re piqued their interests in the Landfall mechanic.  These releases brought new Landfall cards to the game and a ton of interesting lands to play. With the additions of these cards, this combo player wondered if he could finally find enough puzzle pieces to enact his dream — a consistent infinite Landfall deck for EDH.  Well my Johnny, Jenny, and Jacky siblings, it’s time to get that problem solving brain working. We’ve got to start dropping land on the battlefield like Ultron in Sokovia.   Consistent Landfall...

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Destroy Commander with Beautiful, Infinite Landfall Combos By Shawn Wasserman
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