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The place to find Sean and Andy's decklists from the hit podcast Commander's Brew!

Commander’s Brew Episode 229 – The One Dollar Store

Hey Gang, Sean here!
This deck is about getting a few pingers out first (Creatures that can deal one damage anywhere). Meanwhile, we’re reducing the cost of spells (so that they cost one, get it?) and eventually stacking damage-doublers until we can end our opponents with a couple of damage sources, ideally copied by ONE !
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Commander’s Brew 228 – 30 Must-Have EDH Cards from Theros Beyond Death

Like it’s predecessor of the same plane, Theros Beyond Death is a Magic set with plenty to offer Commander players, and not just players looking to play enchantment spells, either. Whether it’s reanimator, graveyard hate, some new X spells, new commanders, self mill, INSANE mana ramp and, yes enchantment decks, Theros has a little something for everyone. If you listen to our set review this week you’ll hear our takes on all the EDH relevant cards but in case you …

Commander’s Brew – Our Favourite Cards of 2019!

This week on Commander’s Brew we took a look back at the year that was 2019 withour annual Creamdown episode. That means there’s no deck to speak of! However we’ve got an amazing list of cards you need to look into from the past year! Here we have our absolute favourite 60 Commander cards from the past year. Some of these were our preview cards, so we’re obviously biased in that respect. But mostly these are just the cards that …

Commander’s Brew Episode 224 – Teysa Karlov Recycling

is easily the best death trigger commander. Given the recycling ability of Orzhov’s colours, this deck really gets work done FAST. Not just happy to sit back on a bunch of cool death triggers? This version of Teysa is looking to go big for one massive “storm” turn. We “storm” off a bunch of our creatures mixed with some of the recycling spells to get crazy value from token makers like and card draw creatures like . This …

Commander’s Brew Episode 223 – Nonbasic.deck

For this deck, we asked ourselves the question: Can a deck work without any nonbasic lands?
We think yes! helms this deck with lots of simple green sorceries to tutor up basic lands, so we can always get the ball rolling without difficulty. Don’t forget about all the extra mana Radha makes us! If that isn’t enough, we’re going to animate our lands to generate even more mana. Or we can just win with combat damage (if you’re boring)!

Commander’s Brew Episode 222 – Casualties of a Thousand Year Storm

Sometimes a deck starts with a dream. Sometimes that dream is an impossible fever dream that doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. Welcome to Casualties of a Thousand Year Storm. This deck is trying to cast Casualties of War as many times as possible. THEN, figure out how to win.  NOT for competitive metas. DEFINITELY for people who love ridiculous fun. In theory, this deck SHOULD be tweaked with and upgraded as you see fit for your collection/meta, but this is …

Commander’s Brew Episode 221 – Niv-Mizzet Reborn

Restrictions breed creativity, and has a built-in restriction in that it asks us to use as many guild-coloured spells as possible, to maximize his trigger upon entering the battlefield. Sean decided to go even further and brew up a deck that’s primarily Abzan. That’s right, we’re “dropping” Niv’s main colours! The Abzan core of the deck is a recursion-based package with lots of value, but we still get to take advantage of Niv’s draw triggers by including colours that are …

Commander’s Brew Episode 220 – HapPODly Ever After

This deck started with the idea of using but then quickly escalated into a Bant deck that needs all 5 colours of permanents to win with . All I can say is this deck is a lot of fun to play and will most likely catch your opponents off-guard the first time you play it. Not all players like alternate win cons, but you have to put so much work into this one, I promise you they won’t have …

Commander’s Brew Episode 219 – Chainer, Nightmare Adept

Syr Konrad is definitely a potential Commander with a powerful ability. But what happens if we get even greedier? So, Sean came up with this deck using Chainer, Nightmare adept as the Commander. That way, we can self-mill ourselves and still have no trouble finding the Eldraine Knight! Then we can cast him and set up our winning turn! Plus, most of our early action will be filling up our yard. Chainer can help us get a bunch of dorky …

Commander’s Brew Episode 218 – Selesnya Angels

This deck was originally meant to be Lyra Dawnbringer to showcase the great synergy and power of angels. Since mono white still lacks a lot of the basic things you need from a Commander deck, we had to add Green. Mono white can’t draw cards or ramp, but green gets to do both!
Shalai adds a lot of protection once you get a board of angels going, which is easy to do with all the token making. Given that white …

Commanders Brew Episode 217 – Vigilance the Deck!

Don’t you hate having a great creature that could attack one player really effectively, but you can’t because that would leave you wide open for a counterattack? That’s what Vigilance is for! Here’s the deck we chatted about in our podcast episode 217. It’s all about Vigilance!
 
Enjoy casting monstrous creatures and giving them all vigilance. Heck, we’ll even share other keywords among the team, so that we can attack whichever opponent we want to without fear of what …

Commanders Brew Episode 216 – Golos & the Legendary Artifacts

This deck started off as a straight up legendary tribal deck. But I’ve already seen and built that kind of deck before. So, I started looking into the idea of just jamming a bunch of Legendary Artifacts. And guess what? It turns out it is a ton of fun and quite powerful to boot! You might want to add a few more draw sources to this and upgrade some of the mana base, but generally speaking I’ve found this to …

Commander’s Brew Ep 215 – 4 Color “Grixis” Brudiclad

This week’s deck is all about , and digging for a special way to win a game. We’re looking to use Brudiclad’s  ability to copy tokens to make a board full of and gain all the life and “50” our opponents all at once. But we’re Grixis for more wheels and utility, and also splashing white because what deck wants treasure tokens but doesn’t run ?
 

Commander’s Brew – Clone, Copy & Borrow – 214

Hey Everyone, Andy here with a new decklist!
Cloning, copying and borrowing is all about mimicking the best stuff on the table but not drawing too much heat for it. Usually in these types of decks stealing is also included. But I noticed that people HATE that. So, instead we will “borrow” things from our opponents’ libraries! They haven’t invested any resources into these things yet so it’s not really stealing and I guess they get it all back at …

Commander’s Brew – Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero

brings a new flavour that Boros hasn’t ever had before: Decent recursion!
This week, Sean brews up a list aiming to take advantage of all sorts of creatures that can enter the battlefield for real benefits, including an Ally package! Throw in some artifacts we can sacrifice for value, and a couple ways to loop Gerrard back into play from the graveyard and we can be a bit of a combo deck as well!

Commander’s Brew – Elsha of the Infinite

Hey everyone,
Elsha takes advantage of creating numerous tokens at instant speed to surprise your opponents with a massive attack out of nowhere. A classic Jeskai spells deck, this Elsha list plays a little differently in that most of our spells will create or buff creatures in addition to drawing us cards and countering spells. Comfortable on the attack or defense, this deck is a ton of fun to play no matter your opponent!

Commander’s Brew – Greven, Predator Captain

Hello everyone,
It’s Andy here with the latest deck from Commander’s Brew. For a more detailed discussion on the deck, check out our podcast, episode 210!
Greven is a amazing “one punch” style commander that can end games quickly. You’ll want to be paying life to pump Greven while giving him double strike or lifelink to kill with commander damage. You can also opt to pay almost all of your life and then switch life totals with someone before a …

Commander’s Brew – Marisi, Breaker of the Coil

Hi Gang,
Here’s the latest deck from Commander’s Brew. For a more detailed discussion on the deck, check out our podcast, episode 209!
Marisi finally brings the Goad mechanic to the forefront, and boy, does this deck take advantage of it! The core of the deck has us running smaller creatures that are really hard to block, either because they have some sort of landwalk or even better, shadow. Once we can get players goaded, they ought to be easy to …