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Magic: The Gatherings Lands Wrath Commander Decklist Revealed

Magic: The Gathering's Land's Wrath Commander Decklist Revealed

The Land's Wrath Commander deck, tying in as one of two Magic: The Gathering precons with the game's newest upcoming expansion, Zendikar Rising, is being revealed right here, right now! And, to top it off, we have an exclusive interview with Gavin Verhey, Lead Deck Architect.[caption id="attachment_1263281" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Obuun, Mul Daya Ancestor, the face[...]

Magic: The Gathering Reveals New Commander Legends Information

Magic: The Gathering Reveals New Commander Legends Information

Wizards of the Coast, creators of their premier trading card game Magic: The Gathering, revealed some new information for a much-anticipated set today at CommandFest, a tournament-slash-convention that is being held online this weekend due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Commander Legends, a new set with the intention of drafting Commander decks (or perhaps Commander-style decks), will[...]

Magic: The Gathering Commander July 2020 Update: No Changes

Magic: The Gathering Commander July 2020 Update: No Changes

Commander is one of those major Magic: The Gathering formats that needs to update every so often, even if whole sets don't necessarily follow a rotation schedule Today, the Rules Committee for the format spoke about their updates for the quarter, which included no changes - at least, nothing that wasn't already announced in the last[...]

Magic: The Gathering: A Different View Of Tayam Luminous Enigma

Magic: The Gathering: A Different View Of Tayam, Luminous Enigma

Hello, fans of Commander, the primary player-driven format for Wizards of the Coast's hit trading card game Magic: The Gathering! Today, much like we did with Nethroi, Apex of Death roughly a month ago, we will be re-inspecting a commander that we looked at not long ago through a second deck tech However, unlike that previous[...]

Magic: The Gathering Commander Rules Change Forthcoming

Magic: The Gathering Commander Rules Change Forthcoming

At the most recent CommandFest, taking place digitally today, the Commander Rules Committee revealed their plans to alter a major tenet of the rules for the player-driven Magic: The Gathering format With an official announcement to be made soon after the Core 2021 prerelease events conclude, Commander will now facilitate "death" triggers for commanders.[caption id="attachment_1217384" align="aligncenter" width="600"][...]

Nethroi: A Re-Inspection Of The Deck Tech For Magic: The Gathering

Nethroi: A Re-Inspection Of The Deck Tech For Magic: The Gathering

Hello, loyal readers and fans of Wizards of the Coast's iconic trading card game Magic: The Gathering! Nearly two months ago, we here at Bleeding Cool wrote up a Commander deck tech for Nethroi, Apex of Death Well, now that Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Commander 2020 have officially been released worldwide, we decided to take another look at[...]

Magic: The Gathering Establishes Drastic Bans In Eternal And Brawl

Magic: The Gathering Establishes Drastic Bans In Eternal And Brawl

On the Drannith Magistrate ban, the card is clearly not meant to be legal in Brawl, as it consistently and reliably stops any deck built around its commander while not being symmetrical at all In this way, Brawl cannot be played the way it is intended to be played while the Magistrate is legal Some[...]

Magic: The Gathering Finally Releases Physical Ikoria Cards

Magic: The Gathering Finally Releases Physical Ikoria Cards

Interested parties can pick up booster packs (both of the draft and collectors variety), theme boosters, and Bundles at the locations mentioned above, though that's not all! At the same time as Ikoria's release, Wizards of the Coast has also made the Commander 2020 decks available to stores.[caption id="attachment_1207200" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The boxes for Commander 2020's pre-constructed[...]

Miscut Arcane Maelstrom Magic: The Gathering Precon Deck Surfaces

Miscut Arcane Maelstrom Magic: The Gathering Precon Deck Surfaces

Magic: The Gathering has had its share of misprint errors, especially when it comes to Commander products and other supplemental products While Wizards of the Coast has delayed the release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Commander 2020 until May 15th, on May 12th an anomalous preconstructed deck surfaced on a Facebook page, three days ahead of[...]

A Commander Deck Tech For Jirina Kudro For Magic: The Gathering

A Commander Deck Tech For Jirina Kudro, For Magic: The Gathering

And today, we have written up a Human tribal deck tech in Commander, headed by Commander 2020's Jirina Kudro.[caption id="attachment_1199840" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The artwork for Jirina Kudro, a legendary creature in Magic: The Gathering, illustrated by Magali Villaneuve.[/caption]Normally, we tend to shy away from writing deck techs with a heavily-tribal theme here because they end[...]

Magic: The Gathering Bans Flash In Commander Format

Magic: The Gathering Bans Flash In Commander Format

Competitive Commander players rejoice! The Rules Committee has decided to ban Flash from the Commander format of Magic: The Gathering, after much deliberation and input from their advisory group This decision comes after the printing of Thassa's Oracle made competitive EDH (short for Elder Dragon Highlander, another name for the format) untenable for a good many[...]

A Deck Tech for Brokkos Apex of Forever for Magic: The Gathering

A Deck Tech for Brokkos Apex of Forever for Magic: The Gathering

Today, I learned an awful trick within Magic: The Gathering's rules, though by "awful," I'm probably more apt to say it's awfully strong. To this end, I built an entire Commander deck geared around it, based on the current rulings as-written While today we did see all of the new cards to be released in Magic: The[...]

A Deck Tech For Nethroi Apex Of Death In Magic: The Gathering

A Deck Tech For Nethroi Apex Of Death In Magic: The Gathering

Today, we present you with a Magic: The Gathering Commander deck tech featuring one of the all-new legendary creatures from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths With Wizards of the Coast delaying Magic: The Gathering's next set, it is a given that a majority of the cards in this deck will not be released for a little[...]

Brago King Eternal Deck Tech &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

"Brago, King Eternal" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello there, Magic: The Gathering fans and Commander players new and experienced alike! It's been a tough month and "March, March, March!" hasn't quite gone as fantastically as anticipated, but don't think I've forgotten about that aspect of the month.To be frank, I was conflicted about submitting this specific deck tech to Bleeding Cool's annals at the[...]

DIY: How to Make Your Own Magic: The Gathering Webcam Stand

DIY: How to Make Your Own "Magic: The Gathering" Webcam Stand

Hey there, card game enthusiasts and those with minor crafting skills! Today, I want to go over how to, with your very own hands (or those of a parent, if you're very young – hey kid, ask your parents' permission!), create a webcam stand for the sake of remote tabletop Magic: The Gathering play with […]

Rafiq of the Many Deck Tech &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

"Rafiq of the Many" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello again, loyal readers! It's still "March, March, March!", and that means that there are a few more Commander deck techs I'll be writing up for Magic: The Gathering To recap the deck techs written already for "March, March, March!", we here at Bleeding Cool have already covered Soldiers and Warriors To me, that means that today[...]

Najeela the Blade-Blossom Deck Tech &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

"Najeela, the Blade-Blossom" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello there, fans of Wizards of the Coast's highly-acclaimed trading card game Magic: The Gathering and its Commander format in particular! Today, I have another deck tech for you as a part of what I've been calling "March, March, March!" For this event, I'm dredging up an old deck of mine from the days of yore (but[...]

Saskia the Unyielding Deck Tech &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

"Saskia the Unyielding" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello, loyal readers and any fans of Magic: The Gathering (or even just the Commander format)! Today, we will be taking a stark departure from the sort of coverage that my competitive deck tech overview for The Gitrog Monster did, and instead, we will be looking at a commander who is fairly more straightforward This deck[...]

Opinion: Commander Takes Pt. 5 – Magic: The Gathering

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 5 – "Magic: The Gathering"

Welcome! If you are looking for Part Four of this series, you can find that over here.Well, it's taken us some time, but here is the final installment of my Commander hot takes for Wizards of the Coast's hit game, Magic: The Gathering We've been through a lot over the course of the past two days[...]

Opinion: Commander Takes Pt. 4 – Magic: The Gathering

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 4 – "Magic: The Gathering"

I kind of hate deja-vu at times, don't you?Anyway, this is a series of pieces covering my bases in regards to my opinions on Magic: The Gathering's Commander format, and the more troubling trends in the cards - and the cards alone And, if you couldn't already guess, this portion of the series is about[...]