Command Beacon


Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Commander 2015 Rare
Promo Set 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.

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Command Beacon Discussion

Aethaleon on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

2 days ago

Kor Haven swapped for Maze of Ith, Seraph Sanctuary swapped for Command Beacon , Lotus Vale could just go in for a plains, Windbrisk Heights swapped for Arcane Lighthouse.

I commonly play Malignus in many of my decks and Kor Haven won't work on him. People might also be running Leyline of Punishment, which would just turn off Kor Haven. Maze of Ith is just strictly better. If your enemy creatures have hexproof or shroud, then Arcane Lighthouse gets around that.

Your Seraph Sanctuary doesn't do much unless you can make infinite angel tokens or something. If you want to gain life, go with Wall of Reverence and a Serra Avatar ; double you life every turn, or Celestial Mantle.

Aethaleon on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

3 days ago

Well, Command Beacon , Maze of Ith, Lotus Vale, and Arcane Lighthouse would all be good, but Vesuva is so versatile that I wouldn't swap it.

Spirits on Another Big Dumb Kaalia Deck

1 week ago

Hey nice initial build, +1, fellow Kaalia of the Vast player, Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

You should include a secondary win-con into the deck, the standard Kaalia of the Vast is Crucible of Worlds + Armageddon + Ravages of War + Command Beacon + Strip Mine + Wasteland. Others are Worldgorger Dragon and/or Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker which is the one I play. It's too hard to deal 40 damage to all 3 players, especially with your board position, it pulls attention of the other decks, even though the others may be driving toward their win-con combos.

Dragon Tempest has been really nice, CMC 2 Haste which is what Kaalia of the Vast needs, even more than protection. Without haste it will be a tough go.

Mother of Runes is a nice cheap re-usable protection as well.

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is awesome, miss Phyrexia/Innistrad, but she isn't an A/D/D so tough to cast her. She will be too slow, albeit very controlling.

You have Brave the Sands use Angelic Field Marshal spot for something else. Maybe an Exquisite Archangel to hit the reset life button, or a Baneslayer Angel to lifelink who can be cast without Kaalia of the Vast, maybe Angelic Arbiter/Linvala, Keeper of Silence if you like the control aspect, or a Grand Abolisher which protect Kaalia of the Vast during your turn, which especially combos nice with the Haste.

I think Sheoldred, Whispering One again is someone that's not working with your overall game plan. The Praetors are way too awesome, but they are going to be far too slow for what you need to accomplish with Kaalia of the Vasts bar-brawl style of aggro play.

Sword of Feast and Famine works good with Hellkite Charger or an Aggravated Assault.

Steelshaper's Gift can pull a Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots which is better than a Hammer of Purphoros.

Citadel Siege is a little slow, your guys are already pretty big, not sure it's worth the 1 blocker tap-down.

Really cool, love Kaalia of the Vast, the mana will take a while but slowly work on it. Cheers.

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH

2 weeks ago

Beebles: Hey! Thanks for your comment!

I used to have both Regal Force and Deathreap Ritual in here. Ritual might make a return, but Regal was just too conditional :( Necropotence also used to be in the deck but honestly the triple black is really rough. Despite the relative lack of draw, though, the deck actually has proven to have very high consistency. The deck plays 9 tutors (and I'm looking for space for two more), as well as several pieces of recursion.

Ooh, I hadn't thought about Kamahl, Fist of Krosa here before. I'll take that into consideration!

I'm going to have to pass on Genesis Wave here, though. The targeted nature of Seasons Past is awesome, and most of my combos happen to have multiple CMCs. I love the card, it's proven its worth so many times (though you're right that it hurts being hit with GY hate).

This deck isn't SUPER dependent on its commander (it can still stax its way to victory without her, and she can be replaced by Nest of Scarabs in the combos). Contrast for example, Zada, Hedron Grinder, where the deck simply falls apart without my commander.

My deck runs four cards that can hit Song of the Dryads, and while that is somewhat low, one of those four can be hit by most of the tutors in the deck. I haven't had my commander hit by Song yet, but if it does become a problem I'll add more removal :) I should add Command Beacon, though, since the deck relies on Hapatra quite a bit...

Thank you for the comment!! :) If you like the deck, you're welcome to give a +1 (I'm trying to push the deck to +100, haha).

VictorSilvertome on Custom Commander

2 weeks ago

My friends and I are wanting to do some custom commanders to play with. But, we have to vote on each others cards whether or not the card is too strong and can't be played.

I thought that having a card like Dryad Arbor as your commander would be really cool but I am not completely sure whether it would be broken or not.

My idea was something along the lines of:

Legendary Land Creature - Elemental
(Cardname) is all colors and has all basic land types.
: Add to your mana pool.
: Add to your mana pool.
: Add to your mana pool.
: Add to your mana pool.
: Add to your mana pool.

I think that you are only allowed to cast your commander from the command zone so you would have to have Command Beacon in the deck to even be able to play your commander.
Should I cut some colors/land types to make this a more reasonable idea for a commander or should I just scrap the whole thing?

Please post your thoughts below!

Wolfrage76 on Big hitters with Weenie Wall

2 weeks ago

Thanks, I think I'll keep Blood Artist as it works well against my usual group but got rid of the Zulaport Cutthroat for Forgotten Ancient. Maybe I'll take out Blood Artist for Ichor Rats when that card arrives so I can setup an alt win condition.

Now to figure out what to replace with Hardened Scales and Command Beacon.

Quicksilver on Iname as One

3 weeks ago

+1 for Iname, but you can't cheat iname out to use its ability. Command Beacon can put it into your hand to hard cast it. How do you survive with only 31 lands and so little ramp? Cultivate and Kodama's Reach for example. Why Iname at all, really? You don't really have enough spirits to justify the card in the first place.

Neotrup on [EDH Multi] Going infinite and beyond!

4 weeks ago

Magus of the Future is probably just better than Vizier of the Menagerie. Vizier has advantages for morph creatures and bad mana bases, which neither seem to describe this deck. You have only 4 strictly colorless lands (I'd consider taking out Command Beacon as you shouldn't be overly reliant on Animar if he dies too much anyways), and plenty of 2 color lands. I'd also consider Surrak Dragonclaw instead of Prowling Serpopard for flash, so you can counter a counter, but both are good options.

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