Command Beacon

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander 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

Land

: 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

SkulduggeryP on Mary'O Kill and the Killbots: A Jazz Band

1 day ago

How to play:

It's fairly simple: Tutor for Conspiracy, naming killbot, and then you can use Mary O'Kill to "sub out" any of your creatures.

On the bench, ready to sub in!:

Phage the Untouchable: I feel like I should explain this one first. I know that it looks like you should be grabbing Phage every time, but I encourage you to think again. First off, by the time any of you who are inspired to make this deck actually do so, unstable will no longer be legal in commander (unless you're ultra-quick and super-cool). Therefore, the only way you'd be able to play this within your playgroup is by Rule 13, which essentially states that you can use banned cards in a casual setting only if all members of your playgroup agree to it. And if you slam down Phage every time, they're gonna start to not like you. Sorry if this section went on too long, but it had to be said.

Ashling, the Extinguisher: This is mostly for if your opponents have a troublesome indestructible creature. Or also if you think that the art looks great.

Avatar of Slaughter: This one is for if you need straight damage, as it deals the most of any creature at 16. Maybe you're low on life and it has Loxodon Warhammer. Maybe you want to deal a ton of damage without killing them. I'm not judging.

Blightsteel Colossus: This one follows the same rules as Phage the Untouchable, only this one also protects against milling. Using this product may put at risk of winning, overzealous gloating and being banned. Administer at own risk.

Dragon Mage: Maybe you're secretly a group hug player. Maybe you're just low on cards in hand. Either way, this is a great all-around option.

Greater Harvester: It's like eldrazi, only you don't have to actually attack with it to trigger annihilator, meaning you also get some damage through.

Hellcarver Demon: An opponent is comboing out and you need to make one last defiant stand without actually winning. That's when you break out this boy.

Lightning Reaver: Why on earth did you sub in this! It's just in here because I like the art!

Lord of the Void: This is my go to benchwarmer. It makes you highly likely to win the game without actually guaranteeing it. My kind of card.

Necropolis Regent: This one actually works because +1/+1 counters stay between switches.

Rakdos the Defiler: Be sure to sub him in after declare attackers and blockers so that his attacking trigger won't activate, but his damage trigger will.

Raving Dead: If you want to do something but you don't want the game to end yet, this is a good choice.

Scion of Darkness: Because Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni is more expensive.

Enemy forces and how to ignore them!

Now, subbing out is most effective if whatever you're replacing can get past the declare blockers step. Unfortunately, this is rakdos colors, so we don't have much in that respect. What little that's available is below.

Whispersilk Cloak: Definitely the best option we have. With evasion in both aspects, and the fact that equipment stays equipped makes this a favorable option.

Trailblazer's Boots: In commander, you can scribble out the existing text and say, unblockable. It saves time.

Prowler's Helm: If any of you frequenly go toe-to-toe with a wall tribal deck, please let me know, that sounds awesome. And if you want to make them happy, play this. They will be so proud of their soulless, empty defenders. They need the pick-me-up.

Panic Spellbomb: Yeah, it's not the greatest. Moving on.

Key to the City: Card filtering and unblockable? Please tell me the downside.

Hot Soup: Do not, I repeat, Not play this against a ping deck. It'll be like christmas came early for them.

Glaring Spotlight: I would tell you how great and good this option is, only I can't see the text from all this brightness.

Last random notes:

Gamble: Please don't use this to find Conspiracy. Just don't. It's not worth it.

Command Beacon: Activating this on turn 3 is actually not a bad idea if you put down a Despondent Killbot turn 2, you can switch it out for early pressure.

Sly Spy C: If you just want to mess around or really punish a player, sub this one out with Avatar of Slaughter.

Planar Portal: This is the one case where it's superior to Planar Bridge. You see, Mary switches things in your hand, not on the battlefield, so with the bridge, they get affected by summoning sickness.

SteelSentry on Can you move your commander ...

2 days ago

The land Command Beacon allows you, but that's it. The only other thing that would allow you to cast her is Torpor Orb effects.

whatskraken on What's Yours is Mine.

1 week ago

Maybe out of your budget but Command Beacon can put your commander into your hand where you can use its ninjitsu ability.

EventuallyClassy on It's Riot Time

1 week ago

....Command Beacon helps mid-late game

IAMtheBW on Prototype - Black Life Matters

3 weeks ago

I like the deck! Here are a few things I would change

1: If your heart is set on Knight tribal with Haakon, consider a way to get Haakon into your graveyard to utilize him to his maximum effectiveness! Command Beacon is a wonderful card to do this. Vanquisher's Banner also provides a nice buff to your whole team

2: If you're maybe not feeling Knight tribal and want to focus purely on life-gain/loss, Erebos, God of the Dead is definitely the one you want. Shuts off your opponents' lifegain and allows you to turn life into cards!

3: Greed is your friend, as is Tainted Remedy if you remove the life-gain effects.

Hope this helps!

freakingShane on Avacyn, Prison Warden

3 weeks ago

Okay, brace yourself. I'm going all out.

  • P.S. Sorry that my inner spike ignores price...

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ShotgunCrocodile on You lose, I can't lose

3 weeks ago

Command Beacon would be a good inclusion so you can just cast Phage the Untouchable and avoid the disappointment of someone destroying your Torpor Orb before resolution from the command zone.

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