Command Beacon


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Command Beacon


: Add to your mana pool. ( represents colourless mana.)

, Sacrifice Command Beacon: Put your commander into your hand from the command zone.

Command Beacon Discussion

Daedalus19876 on The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH | *PRIMER*

6 days ago

zrob: Excluding changes to the landbase, those I'm a little less in agreement on. The addition of the other fetches is obviously a good idea (and something I've actually done IRL), but I'd rather have Academy Ruins over Command Beacon , along with a few other changes.

K4m4r0 on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

2 weeks ago

THCue You are probably right regarding the budget. When I made and bought the deck, the most expensive card was Mana Drain with 40€, rest of the deck around 80€. The price, especially for defenders, steadily increased. I don't think I want to add fetches though, atleast not yet.

Like HobbyGamer007 explained, Dispel will also stay. And like I and HobbyGamer007 mentioned earlier I will also put Wall of Runes in and Perimeter Captain out. I just need to get one. While I agree, that Masako the Humorless became unnecessary over the time, I don't think, Teyo, the Shieldmage is the card to go, he is just too expensive, for what he does, atleast in my opinion. I really tend to Heroic Intervention here, to gain more protection for our creatures.

Also, you guys convinced me on Dovin's Veto , it will replace Negate in the future. I just need to get one (I should have gone to a prerelese event :D).

I'm not sold on fetchlands yet, they would increase the price drastically and also change the manabase. I currently run all the shock lands, but i think they could have an impact on the battle lands in the deck (depending on the amount of basics/fetches).

Command Beacon is good in a very toxic meta, but I usually have answers to this in my hand in form of counterspells. Also it provides only which could screw up early turns. Same is true for Cavern of Souls . I think it is too extreme to choose "Dragon" for it, while it provides only for everything else. I really haven't had any issues recasting Arcades in the past, due to all the protection I have in the deck. That's also the reason I only run one card like High Alert and I also never had to use one of those in my games either.

Is Arcades being destroyed/countered/etc. a lot in your guys meta?

HobbyGamer007 on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

2 weeks ago

I agree that huatli is unneeded but Teyo, the Shieldmage might be better than Masako the Humorless . While Pseudovigilance at flash is a neat trick, I can't I magine a situation where you'd die in a backswing with this deck, since it's not running any haste. Basically you should attack and 2nd main play one or 2 more walls, which not only block absurdly well but in this deck also often kill what they block. Teyo's Low end is a 3/3 for 3 that draws a card, his high and is 3 mana for 3- 3/3s that draws 2 cards and protects you from nasty stuff like Settle the Wreckage . While I agree he's not awesome, imho he's clearly better than Masako.

Running Dovin's Veto in favor of Negate is a no-brainer but the manabase has to support it. Running 9 Fetches and 3 duallands(Not necessarily ABUR, just fetchable ones like shocklands or even Prairie Stream over Hallowed Fountain on a budget. Shocks are at a long time low right now anyway, they're gonna get more expensive until they'll reprint them in like 4 years) should make it stable enough to support it.

Wall of Runes seems like an amazing addition, 3/3 that casts an Opt as it enters for 1 mana would be absurd enough to play in Vintage if it were on a single card. I would cut Perimeter Captain as the lifegain hardly ever matters and in a deck that's on the aggro side it won't even trigger that often. Dispel is too good to cut imho as it basically hits all good targeted removal in the format, protecting Arcedes is a prority for the deck to function.

Speaking of priority, if you happen to upgrade the Manabase, you might be able to support Command Beacon which is awesome if the commander gets pricey. Only run it with a good manabase and if your meta happens to regularly kill Arcedes more than 2 times per game.

kham on Thraxi zombie spam

1 month ago

cut: Gatekeeper of Malakir, Ruthless Deathfang, Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Liliana's Reaver, Accursed Horde, Shepherd of Rot, gauntlet of power, tribute to hunger, geth's verdict, Torment of Scarabs, Exquisite Blood, The Eldest Reborn, syphon flesh, phyresis, and a land

check out: Gravecrawler , Nether Traitor , Sword of the Animist , Expedition Map (for urborg/cabal), Crypt of Agadeem , Smallpox , Death Cloud , Thassa, God of the Sea , Bedevil , Windfall , Wheel of Fortune , Vona's Hunger , Army of the Damned , Lord of the Accursed , Dictate of Erebos , Undead Warchief , Solemn Simulacrum , Lord of the Undead , The Scarab God , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Chaos Warp , Curse of the Cabal , Command Beacon

LostyxAnger on Haakon&Korlash

1 month ago

Nisoth I'm not really good at explaining, so i will cut this short. There is a way to cast Haakon, but you first need to put him into your hand using Command Beacon and then discard him using one of the many discard effects in this deck. Now he is in your graveyard and you can cast him from there. If you want to know more, i recommend you look at FenIsABasicSwamps's decklist "Rainbow in the Dark". My list is based off of his list, but i cut some expensive cards out due to my budget. Maybe i will even build this as a Gonti deck, because it is even more budget-friendly. I'm not sure yet. But thank you for reviewing! ;)

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Command Beacon occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Red: 0.13%

Golgari: 0.17%

BUG (Sultai): 0.63%