The five Magic Origins flip-Planeswalkers are all pretty exciting for Commander, and today Bennie explores a color he'd normally shy away from — mono-white — to build around Kytheon, Hero of Akros.
The first Battle for Zendikar spoilers have started to trickle in, and Bennie Smith is already excited for some of the new mechanics and cards we can expect to see as the Eldrazi return to haunt Standard once again!
Kothophed, Soul Hoarder is not supposed to be a warm and cuddly hug deck, and Bennie Smith takes that fact to heart as he builds a cruel and heartless Commander deck to match his new demonic overlord!
Bennie is usually a Commander kind of guy, and occasionally he touches Standard when there's an event coming up - but Modern? What's he got to do for that? Play a couple of popular Commanders and pull of some sweet, unexpected shenanigans - that's what!
Magic Origins has quite a few interesting legendary creatures to build around for Commander, and Bennie puts Ma and Pa Nalaar to work in this off-the-wall combo machine full of interesting and unexpected outcomes!
With Week One of Magic Origins Standard firing off this weekend at #SCGCHI, Bennie has been brewing decks and will be watching carefully as the metagame develops so he can be prepared for #SCGRICH next weekend!
Bennie was bound to love Nissa, Deepwood Sage at first sight, so much to the surprise of absolutely no one he's hoping to crack her at the Magic Origins Prerelease this weekend and put her at the helm of this brand-new Commander deck!
We now know everything there is to know about Magic Origins, so it's time for Bennie to start brewing with all the odd and quirky cards the set has to offer.
Bennie is all for Liliana, Heretical Healer, and to show his devotion to his favorite Defiant Necromancer he's building around her in both Standard and Commander!
Bennie is not very Izzet at heart - he bleeds Golgari, through and through - but a snazzy full-art copy of Melek, Izzet Paragon has him walking the planes in Ral Zarek's footsteps with his latest Commander deck!
Modern is a pretty unforgiving format to begin with, but receiving bad advice makes things even harder than it needs to be. Bennie has a bunch of new decks he's interested in, and a few bad-beat stories as well...
The word "epic" gets thrown around a little too much these days. Bennie Smith is taking it much more literally! See the crazy Commander deck he's drawn up that takes full epic advantage of Derevi!