deck tech Archives

Magic: The Gathering: Tivit, Seller of Secrets Is Absurdly Strong
This treat comes in the form of a somewhat political combo-based deck tech for a new commander from the set's supplemental Commander release: Tivit, Seller of Secrets! The full art for Tivit, Seller of Secrets, a new legendary creature from the supplemental Commander release for Streets of New Capenna, the latest expansion set by Magic: The[...]
Magic: The Gathering - Anhelo, The Painter Is Amazing In Commander
Because the change in format is so exciting, we will be doing a very pre-emptive deck tech surrounding a recently revealed legendary creature from the Maestro's Massacre preconstructed deck, to be released with the set at large This is a deck tech for Anhelo, the Painter! The full art for Anhelo, the Painter, a new legendary[...]
Magic: The Gathering: The Reality Chip Commander Deck Tech
However, with Neon Dynasty, we were due for one helluva reality check: as the plane struggled with its identity's past and future, it became apparent that it used all manner of tropes of Japanese popular culture. Today, we will be showcasing a new Commander deck tech featuring one of the new commanders from the newest set: The[...]
Magic: The Gathering: Piru, The Volatile Commander Deck Tech
Hello again, fans, collectors, and players of Magic: The Gathering, the premier trading card game by Wizards of the Coast! Today, we return with a new deck tech for the Commander format, this time focusing on the red, white, and black Elder Dragon from Modern Horizons 2, Piru, the Volatile! There was recently a poll that we[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Prosper, Tome-Bound" Commander Deck Tech
Hello and welcome, players, collectors, and fans of Magic: The Gathering, the premier trading card game by Wizards of the Coast! With the prerelease of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Magic's next set, upon the horizon, Wizards is releasing four new decks for the Commander format to coincide with this set, based on their other big game, Dungeons & Dragons![...]
Magic: The Gathering Ulamog, The Ceaseless Hunger Commander Tech
Have you ever wanted to smash serious face in Magic: The Gathering's "most popular format", Commander, but didn't want to commit to a single color at all? Has the notion of tentacles firmly wrapped itself around the deckbuilding part of your brain, literally or otherwise? Well fret not, friends, for we have written up a deck[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Gyome, Master Chef" Commander Deck Tech
Hey there, Magic: The Gathering players, especially fans of the Commander format! We wrote up a new abridged deck tech based on a concept we mentioned in a little more than passing in our article covering the  "Witherbloom Witchcraft" preconstructed deck from Commander 2021, coinciding with Strixhaven: School of Mages This concept was a deck based on Gyome,[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Meren of Clan Nel Toth" Commander Deck Tech
To give you all a reminder of the kind of spookiness we're capable of in the middle of April, we wrote up a deck tech based on Commander's own queen of reanimation, Meren of Clan Nel Toth. The full art for Meren of Clan Nel Toth, a legendary creature card from Magic: The Gathering's Commander 2015[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Sen Triplets" Commander Deck Tech
After all, magic break the solid rules of reality, so why shouldn't the game be overruled by the spells one casts? Today, we have an abridged Commander deck tech written up for your reading pleasure: Sen Triplets is a commander that delights in changing the flow of permissions in the game However, we decided to take[...]
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: 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[...]
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[...]
A Vial Smasher, the Fierce Deck Tech for Magic: The Gathering
This commander needs very little introduction to seasoned players of competitive Commander, but for those who don't know, today we are going over a deck tech for Vial Smasher, the Fierce. The art for Vial Smasher, the Fierce, from Magic: The Gathering's Commander 2016 expansion Illustrated by Deruchenko Alexander. But what about the Companion? Why is Vial[...]
Zaxara the Exemplary art mtg Simon Dominic
We recently went over a deck tech for a tribal Humans Commander deck, led by Jirina Kudro Now, we get a chance to look into the monstrous beings of Ikoria, through Commander 2020's Zaxara, the Exemplary. The artwork for Zaxara, the Exemplary for Magic: The Gathering, illustrated by Simon Dominic. Simply put, this deck is filled to the[...]
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[...]
Brokkos Apex of Forever art mtg
At any rate, this deck tech revolves around the apex predator of the Zagoth region of Ikoria, Brokkos, Apex of Forever. The Showcase variant for Brokkos, Apex of Forever from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, illustrated by Daniel Warren Johnson. The decklist for this build I'm discussing below can be found here But back to the secret that[...]
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[...]
Brago King Eternal art mtg
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[...]
"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 - "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 - "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[...]
"The Gitrog Monster" Leap Day Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"
Ribbit. Errrrr, hello, loyal readers! Happy Leap Day! Normally we over here at Bleeding Cool would be ending the month with a silver-bordered Commander deck tech for Magic: The Gathering, but we have decided this month to do things a little differently Today we are going over my fellow Rochester Commander player Paul Toal's competitive list based on his[...]
"Muldrotha, the Gravetide" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"
Hello there, loyal readers! Today I figured we would get down and dirty – and I do mean downright dirty – with a new Commander deck tech for Magic: The Gathering This deck tech will be showcasing one of the most disgustingly powerful commanders recently printed for the format, Muldrotha, the Gravetide. Source: Wizards of the Coast The[...]
"Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"
Hello there, loyal readers! Today, I'll be going over a deck tech for another new Magic: The Gathering commander, who, like Kroxa, my previous deck tech's subject, is also an Elder Giant (and no, before you ask, I'm not engaging in any Changeling shenanigans here) Today, as my title suggests, we will be giving a[...]
"Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"
Hello loyal readers! It's been a bit of a while since I last showcased any Magic: The Gathering Commander deck techs for you, but today I will be returning to this with a new deck that is a great example of inspiration on my part. A lot of decks in Commander nowadays are built with optimization[...]
"Vilis, Broker of Blood" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"
Hey there loyal readers! The other day I did an Oathbreaker deck tech featuring a friend's Aminatou, the Fateshifter deck Today, I'd like to go over one of the toughest Commander deck builds in Brooklyn, New York, to sate all of your competitive Magic: The Gathering needs! Today, we at Bleeding Cool are looking into a Vilis,[...]
"Aminatou, the Fateshifter" Oathbreaker Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"
Happy New Year, everybody! Just because it's a whole new year doesn't mean I'm about to stop writing Magic: The Gathering deck techs, and just because its the Wednesday of an entirely new decade doesn't mean I'll be withholding any Oathbreaker content from you all And, to celebrate the coming of the new year and the[...]
The Last "Magic: The Gathering" Deck Tech of 2019!
As such, I have a new Commander deck tech to close out the old year – 2019, a year stricken with scandal, revelations, and apparently Wolverine's endowment? Thanks, Jude That's awesome To the fridge door it goes! Anyway Today's final Commander deck tech for Magic: The Gathering in 2019 pertains to a mountain of a man –[...]
"Isamaru, Hound of Konda" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"
Hello, loyal readers, and welcome to another Commander deck tech article Today, we will be going over a slightly more peculiar option in the realm of Magic: The Gathering decks that have the capacity to go tall and outspeed opponents This deck is capable of winning games quite early, with its average converted mana cost[...]
"Ojutai, Soul of Winter" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"
Happy Winter, everybody! Today, we will be focusing on a special Magic: The Gathering deck tech to commemorate the season And just who is our commander for this Commander deck tech? Why, it's none other than the Soul of Winter himself, Ojutai! Ojutai, Soul of Winter, that is! Source: Wizards of the Coast The decklist, as discussed[...]