Dragonmaster Commander

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Judge Emeritus Sheldon Menery is one of the original progenitors of the Commander format, and despite being around the format forever he still finds new Commander decks to build using the wide card pool. His weekly column often sees him unveiling new and unique decks, and this time around he has a special theme: professional player Brian Kibler. Kibler is affectionately known as The Dragonmaster, and after his recent win at Pro Tour Dark Ascension, Sheldon decided to make a Commander deck in his honor!

The result? A cavalcade of Dragon power! Filled with ramp to accelerate quickly, this Commander deck is packed to the gills scales with dragon-themed cards. Once you have deployed your acceleration, any number of gigantic Dragons could drop on your opponent's head. Everything from the ancient Invasion dragon Darigaaz, the Igniter to the brand-new Dark Ascension Moonveil Dragon make an appearance.

Plenty of Dragon helpers fill out the deck, including Dragon Breath, Dragon Fangs, and Dragon Shadow. Even the planeswalkers are appropriately Dragon-themed: the dragon-crazy Sarkhan Vol and the much more literally dragon-crazy Sarkhan the Mad!

Building a Commander deck around an actual person seems like a fun exercise! Who is someone you can think of who would be fun to build a deck around? A celebrity, politician, or even another Magic player could make for a fun theme! Take a note from Commander founder Sheldon and give this unique exercise a try!

Sheldon Menery's Karrthus Commander

Main Deck

100 cards

Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Bojuka Bog
Command Tower
Dragonskull Summit
Golgari Rot Farm
Gruul Turf
Kessig Wolf Run
Mosswort Bridge
Overgrown Tomb
Rakdos Carnarium
Savage Lands
Skarrg, the Rage Pits
Stomping Ground
Strip Mine
Verdant Catacombs
Volrath's Stronghold
Wooded Foothills

36 lands

Balefire Dragon
Bladewing the Risen
Darigaaz, the Igniter
Dragon Broodmother
Dragonmaster Outcast
Dragonspeaker Shaman
Exuberant Firestoker
Fierce Empath
Flameblast Dragon
Hellkite Charger
Hoard-Smelter Dragon
Invader Parasite
Kargan Dragonlord
Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Knollspine Dragon
Moonveil Dragon
Mordant Dragon
Ryusei, the Falling Star
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Scourge of Kher Ridges
Skirsdag High Priest
Solemn Simulacrum
Steel Hellkite
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
Yavimaya Elder

27 creatures

Ashes to Ashes
Basilisk Collar
Beast Within
Blasphemous Act
Chaos Warp
Comet Storm
Darksteel Ingot
Decree of Pain
Dragon Breath
Dragon Fangs
Dragon Roost
Dragon Shadow
Fault Line
Gift of the Gargantuan
Gilded Lotus
Greater Good
Hull Breach
Into the Core
Maelstrom Pulse
Momentous Fall
Pernicious Deed
Quicksilver Amulet
Rampant Growth
Scrabbling Claws
Skyshroud Claim
Sol Ring
Thran Dynamo
Violent Ultimatum
Warstorm Surge

35 other spells

Sarkhan the Mad
Sarkhan Vol

2 planeswalkers

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

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