This entry is part 143 of 403 in the series CommanderCast

Posted by William & Calvin

Hey there Commandercast staples! Let me get this out of the way: I love snow, but getting stuck in it sucks. The cold sucks. Being in the middle west when the temperature is topping out at 10 degrees Fahrenheit sucks. You know what doesn’t suck? Grabbing a hot cup of tea and podcasting with my staff members Nole and Brian while we talk about Orzhov!

All this life drain is making me feel tired and lifeless I’ll admit, but I love Orzhov. They’ve got a few different archetypes that we’ll talk about, as well as a “quick” spotlight on some of our favorite Orzhov cards.

Now is it just me, or do I hear something in the background now that I’m listening to this episode again?

Shownotes after the Ib!

 

 

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Recorded on February 5th 2014

Guests:

 

Nole – Head editor of Commandercast.com and host of the Rival’s Duel Podcast

Favorite Commander:

 

Nole: Vela, the Night Clad

 

Brian: Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

 

Favorite Planeswalker:

 

Nole: Garruk Wildspeaker

 

Brian: Xenagos, the Reveler

 

News:

 

Commander Bannings: Sylvan Primordial

 

New Multiplayer card speculation?

 

cardboard-crack

 

http://cardboard-crack.com/post/75657421726/magister-of-worth

Ghost Segment: Extort and Haunt

 

Exactly what it says on the tin

 

Haunt – Death triggers…kind of?

 

Extort – Great multiplayer mechanic

 

Community: “Each Opponent” vs. “Target Opponent”

 

Lately, Wizards has shown a tendency to make mechanics/cards that skew towards multiplayer with “everyone else gets something bad” effects, which was most prominent with Orzhov’s Extort.

 

Ex) Which is worse? Yosei or Kokusho?

 

Strategy: Orzhov: Bleed or Reanimate or tokens or control? Pick your poison.

 

Orzhov has two primary strategies from what I know: Bleed and Reanimate. What are its strengths and weaknesses when running one or the other?

Bleed – White for the setup (life gain) with Black for the buy in (cannibalizing life)

 

requirements: Defensive cards,

 

3 things to know

 

1) Patience

 

2) You don’t always have to be in the lead

 

3) Threat assessment and Politics

 

Reanimation – Reusing guys over and over again with no rest for the dead

 

Requirements: Sac outlets, the right reanimation effects

 

3 things to know

 

1) Resource Management

 

2) Not Overextending

 

3) Mileage

 

B/W Tokens – Using the weenie rush

 

Requirements: Ways to use tokens as resources

 

1) Get the most out of your tokens

 

2)

 

3)

Technology: Our favorite picks for Orzhov Tech!

 

William – Identity Crisis

 

Calvin – Vindicate

 

Nole – Purgatory

 

Brian – Necrotic Sliver

Outtro/Contacts:

 

William – Email: Commandercast(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)Commandercast

 

Calvin – Email: captainredzone(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)captainredzone

 

Nole – Email: noleclauson(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)MtGNole

 

Brian – Email: chaosmtg(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)ChaosMTG

 

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