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Magic: The Gathering "Mairsil, the Pretender" Commander Deck Tech
Hello, Magic: The Gathering players, namely those involved in our favorite format, Commander! It's been a fair while, but now it's time to resume writing up abridged Commander deck techs for your viewing pleasure Today, we will be focusing on Mairsil, the Pretender, a legendary creature from all the way back in the Commander 2017 set[...]
Magic: The Gathering's Lorehold Precon Gives White And Red A Boost
Today, Magic: The Gathering-based YouTube channel The Command Zone, a channel known for Commander reviews and gameplay, showed off one of the five upcoming preconstructed decks to go along with the release of Strixhaven: School of Mages "Lorehold Legacies", the red/white precon of the coinciding Commander 2021 release, gives red and white decks alike a much-needed booster[...]
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. Obuun, Mul Daya Ancestor, the face of the Land's Wrath[...]
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
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
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
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. The artwork for Kokusho,[...]
Nethroi Apex of Death art mtg Tomasz Jedruszek
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[...]
"Bontu the Glorified" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"
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[...]
Ikoria header
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. The boxes for Commander 2020's pre-constructed decks, available now. Commander 2020's[...]
Front array of miscut Arcane Maelstrom deck
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[...]
Jirina Kudro art mtg Magali Villeneuve
And today, we have written up a Human tribal deck tech in Commander, headed by Commander 2020's Jirina Kudro. The artwork for Jirina Kudro, a legendary creature in Magic: The Gathering, illustrated by Magali Villaneuve. Normally, we tend to shy away from writing deck techs with a heavily-tribal theme here because they end up a bit too[...]
Flash art mtg Naomi Baker
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[...]
Brokkos Apex of Forever art mtg
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[...]
Nethroi Apex of Death art mtg Tomasz Jedruszek
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[...]