5 Powerful Commander Decks for Around $250
Commander can be a difficult format to break into. Most of the best cards in the format are rares or older cards, manabases are expensive, and prices have been steadily increasing as the influx of new players have driven up demand.
If you’re one of the many players who are interested in breaking into Commander but don’t have the resources to build multiple $400+ decks, here are a few options that aren’t quite “budget”, but they are affordable. Unlike many budget lists, however, they haven’t sacrificed any power for the sake of meeting a dollar limit; these are lists that I noticed were cheap only after I had finished optimizing them.
1. Nekusar, the Mindrazer
A blisteringly fast combo deck that can easily deal dozens of damage to each opponent in a single turn and regularly wraps up the game before turn 8 if not disrupted. Lots of fun.